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.
Dallas Airmotive (Booth No. 1900) is here at NBAA’06 to announce big changes in its services and facilities.
Dallas Airmotive is opening a new 22,600-sq-ft warehouse at its Forest Park turbine engine repair and overhaul facility in Dallas.
Dallas Airmotive is at Heli-Expo’06 (Booth No. 1687) publicizing the expansion of its Lafayette, La. component repair and exchange capabilities to include support of Pratt & Whitney Canada PT-6A/T, JT15D and PW300/PW500 turbine engines.