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GA TELESIS ENGINE SERVICES OPENS NEW AIRCRAFT ENGINE HOSPITAL SHOP
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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HELSINKI -- GA Telesis Engine Services OY (GATES), the engine heavy maintenance unit of global aviation integrator GA Telesis, LLC, announces the establishment of its dedicated Aircraft Engine Hospital Shop, focusing on specialized aircraft engine repairs requiring limited or targeted maintenance. The Special Procedures Aero-Engine Hospital (SPAH) will be one of the few in the world with integrated test cell facilities capable of testing engines of up to 100,000 lbs of thrust.

SPAH will focus solely on repairs that will allow the company to provide a streamlined approach, real-time engine evaluations, and troubleshooting. Furthermore, SPAH will include a mobile response team that will concentrate on engine field maintenance and on-wing support.

SPAH will be operating as an independent business unit at the GATES facility in Helsinki and will be led by Aarno Hakanen, Head of SPAH. "Aarno brings 30 years of experience in engine maintenance with him. This, along with our highly experienced team of mechanics, planners, and engineers, will enable SPAH to provide our customers with Intelligent, tailor-made solutions," says Carsten Holm, Chief Operating Officer at GATES. "We experienced an increased demand in the market for a dedicated repair shop in Europe, offering slots that focus solely on minor repairs, test cell runs, and end of lease inspections. Launching this new product allows us to provide both the Airline and the Leasing communities a unique, cost-effective service with reduced turnaround time."

SPAH will initially target the GE CF6-80C2B, CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B product lines.

Over the next 18 months, the company plans to add the IAE V2500-A5, P&W PW4000-94/100, GE CF6-80E1, and CF34-8/10 engine lines to their capabilities.

The dedicated FAA/EASA/CAAC/TCCA/GACA/ANAC/ECAA approved facility will initially be capable of offering the following services:

-- MPD tasks

-- Compressor Rear Frame repairs

-- Engine Lease return inspections

-- Engine storage and preservation

-- QEC installations

-- Airworthiness Directives

-- Boroblend repairs

-- Service Bulletin implementation

-- Top Case repairs

-- Engine Module changes

-- Accessory Gearbox repairs

-- Engine test and thrust conversions

-- Hot section repairs

-- Engine troubleshooting

Source:  GA Telesis
Associated URL: gatelesis.com

 
ITP AERO DESIGNS AND MANUFACTURES THE FIRST IPT CASING FOR THE FUTURE ROLLS-ROYCE ULTRAFAN
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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DERIO, Spain -- ITP Aero is carrying out the final manufacturing phase of the first IPT (Intermediate Pressure Turbine) casing of the future Rolls-Royce UltraFan, a new aircraft engine demonstrator that will define a new era in jet engines, delivering noise and fuel burn reductions, and will be 25% more efficient than a first-generation Trent engine. The casing manufacturing project is part of the CDTI and the European Union's Clean Sky 2 program, which has been carried out over five years with the collaboration of three technology centers.

The casing, which covers the IPT of UltraFan, houses the turbine blades and connects the IPT to the rest of the engine. The IPT is a key module of UltraFan, designed to operate at very high speeds to optimize the engine's fuel consumption and minimize CO2 emissions.

The use of the new powder HIP (Hot Isostatic Pressing) technology in the casing manufacturing process has resulted in a reduction of up to 60% in the raw material required for its manufacture. The manufacturing process consists of a high-pressure and high-temperature pressing of a powdered superalloy called astroloy. The pressing is carried out inside a canister, obtaining a close to final casing geometry. The astroloy resists higher temperatures than the material used for the casings designed and manufactured so far by ITP Aero, a key requirement of UltraFan. This manufacturing method also enables a significant reduction in energy consumption compared to the traditional manufacturing method using a forge.

Erlantz Cristobal, Chief Technology Officer of ITP Aero said: "At ITP Aero, we continue to have our long term vision focused on a future in which sustainability will play a fundamental role in our sector. That is why, despite the difficult situation the aeronautic industry is going through, we continue to work towards an increasingly sustainable aviation industry, committed to developing proprietary technology and more efficient aeronautical products and services. This milestone has been achieved thanks to new manufacturing technology, which is a result of our solid network of collaboration with strategic technology centres and joint R+D centers with universities."

Collaboration with technology centers

ITP Aero has carried out the design and manufacturing process of the casing thanks to its solid network of collaboration with strategic technology centers and joint R&D&I centers with universities, created with the aim of developing advanced technologies for aeronautical engines.

The three centers that have participated are:

Aeronautics Advanced Manufacturing Center (CFAA)

The Aeronautics Advanced Manufacturing Center is a leading centre in which a public-private aeronautical manufacturing collaboration is being developed, focused on improving industrial processes and advanced machinery. This center, led by ITP Aero and Danobat, includes the participation of more than 80 companies from the aeronautical sector, the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, the Basque Government, the University of the Basque Country and the Bizkaia Technology Park. The CFAA has carried out the design of the canisters and the machining of the casing.

Centre for Technical Studies and Research (CEIT)

The Center for Technical Studies and Research is an initiative promoted by the University of Navarra for the development of industrial projects of applied research in collaboration with R&D departments of companies. Specifically, it collaborates in projects for the development of advanced mechanical technologies for aviation. CEIT has developed the high pressure and high temperature sintering process of astroloy.

Madrid Institute for Advanced Materials Studies (IMDEA of Materials)

The Madrid Institute for Advanced Materials Studies is an initiative promoted by the Community of Madrid to foster research and technology transfer to the industrial fabric in materials science and engineering. IMDEA Materials has carried out the characterization of the behavior of the astroloy at containment and impact.

In addition to the three centers, the Universidad Politecnico di Torino has also participated in the definition of the heat treatments and the private company Aubert & Duval has supplied the astroloy.

UltraFan Intermediate Pressure Turbine (IPT)

In contrast to the first generation Rolls-Royce Trent engine family, in which ITP Aero participates as a risk and revenue sharing partner, UltraFan’s Low Pressure Turbine (LPT) is substituted and both the geared fan and the intermediate pressure compressor are driven by the IPT. The main technology challenge for the UltraFan IPT, is that this turbine has to deliver high power running at significant higher speeds and temperatures. To achieve this ITP Aero has drawn on its expertise in providing high-performing turbines for previous Trent engines.

UltraFan represents the next generation Rolls-Royce aero-engines suitable for widebody or narrowbody aircraft. Based on a new engine core architecture, it’s designed for maximum fuel burn efficiency and low emissions.

About Clean Sky 2

The IPT program is part of the wider EU Clean Sky 2 initiative that runs until end 2023. It is a public/private Joint Technology Initiative that brings together Europe’s industrial aeronautics leaders, public research organizations and SMEs to develop and demonstrate breakthrough technologies for the civil aerospace market, reducing emissions and noise and securing the continued competitiveness of the European aviation industry. ITP Aero is a core partner of the Clean Sky 2 JU.

Source:  ITP Aero
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R-R BR700 FAMILY MAINTAINS SIZEABLE SHARE OF LONG-RANGE BIZJET SEGMENT
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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Pearl 700 turbofan engine

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Pearl 700 turbofan engine

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NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The Rolls-Royce BR700 series of turbofan engines powers large-cabin and long-range business aircraft. Applications currently include the Bombardier Global 5000/6000 family, the Gulfstream G550, the Gulfstream G650 and its stretched sibling, the G700.

The long-range business jet market is likely to undergo a decline in demand in 2020-2021 due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the global economy. We do not expect to see the same crash in demand as we have seen in the airliner market, but lower corporate profits and the ongoing turmoil in the energy markets is bound to make in impact on the segment.

Rolls-Royce made a smart move in upgrading the BR700 family to create the new Peal engine. It features 7 percent better specific fuel consumption, a 2-decibel reduction in noise, and increased thrust. It also offers an engine monitoring health system that can transmit 9,000 parameters of data to Rolls-Royce's CustomerCare headquarters.

Besides powering the rejuvenated Global 5500 and 6500 jet, the Pearl engine has also been selected to power the new G700. The Pearl 700 variant features thrust of 18,250 lbs, a very powerful engine for a business jet. New applications, possibly from the military sector, may follow soon.

Source:  Forecast International
Associated URL: forecastinternational.com
Author: Douglas Royce, Aviation Gas Turbines 

 

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