On September 4 Dallas Airmotive officially opens its regional turbine engine shop in Boynton Beach, Fla., just south of West Palm Beach. The new facility expands the company’s network of locations where it provides comprehensive inspections and maintenance for Honeywell TFE731s and Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6s and JT15Ds. Dallas Airmotive further expanded its operations with the recent acquisition from Sabreliner Corp.
PAS Technologies (Hall 3 Stand B8) is here to highlight its expanding product line, global reach and repair performance.
President and CEO Robert Weiner joined the new company at its formation and immediately set about transforming a business he admits was underperforming.
Record numbers of new aircraft orders, particularly for commercial jetliners, have driven expansion at aerospace precision components and assemblies manufacturer Doncasters (Hall 4, Stand G10). Furthermore, under the new ownership of Dubai Investment Capital (DIC), the UK company is better positioned to invest in its future, according to group chief executive Eric Lewis.
Turbine engine overhauler Red River Turbines has built the world’s first commercial T-9 military spec depot-level engine test cell.
BBA Group, parent company of Signature Flight Support FBOs and the Dallas Airmotive maintenance center, has acquired Barrett Turbine Engine Company. Barrett specializes in the repair and overhaul of turbine-engine components, particularly for the Honeywell TFE731 series. No changes in the management or location of the Augusta, Ga., company are planned, said BBA Aviation officials.
Pratt & Whitney and Honeywell announced yesterday here at Le Bourget that they have agreed to work together to develop a new, 3,000-shp turboshaft engine for the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk and Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters under the Army’s Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine (AATE) technology demonstrator program.
Precision components and assemblies manufacturer Doncasters (Hall 2B Stand L11c) is reaping the rewards of several years’ hard work as it delivers engine-ready parts to OEMs and third-tier suppliers.
As every pilot and mechanic knows, high temperatures are the bane of any engine. But as engineers strive to design smaller, more powerful turbine engines by adding compressor stages, the compression ratio goes up and so does the temperature of the ram air. At a compression ratio of about 20 to 25, ram-air cooling becomes inefficient. The solution, researchers believe, lies with cooling the air before it goes into the combustor.
Responding to increased demand for Rolls-Royce Model 250 turbine engine overhaul and repair, Dallas Airmotive has expanded its services and added a pair of regional sales managers.
In an effort to save weight and improve reliability, Honeywell has asked its engineers to develop systems that will replace traditional aircraft hydraulic and bleed-air systems with all-electric architecture. The U.S.