10 A I R C R A F T E N G I N E E R I N G March 1973 Decca Navigator Ltd sure reliability and cost effectiveness. Remotely controlled variation of A non-directional beacon transmitter cabinet will be on show, part of light intensity enables output to be matched to requirements of ambient the Decca NDB system which conforms to the relevant requirements of lighting, yet the design of the system is such that unskilled operatives ICAO annex 10 and the appropriate sections of the ITU regulations. A can rapidly change defective lamps without special tools. feature of this equipment is its reliability due both to solid-state construc Ground power units featured include piston-engined and gas-turbine tion throughout and, with the exception of the aerial and battery change powered equipment for aerospace and other applications. over relays, that no moving parts are employed. A wide variety of set-ups are available to meet almost any weather condition or location specified. Pye Dynamics Ltd The company is also looking forward to the near completion of the third The personal locator beacon being shown is a compact, dual channel Japanese Decca Navigator Chain. crystal controlled transceiver. Its primary function is to provide the means of location of personnel who arc in distress as a result of an air Dunlop Ltd disaster. It provides a signal which is compatible with all known homing The Aviation Division are exhibiting components showing involvement devices used by rescue services with a range of 60 nautical miles line of in the aerospace industry with particular reference to equipment for the sight to an aircraft flying at 10,000ft under average conditions. The Hawker Siddeley Trident and BAC/SNIAS Concorde aircraft. These frequency range can be selected and can include voice facilities if required. feature tyres, wheels, brakes, anti-skid systems, air cooling systems and Also available is an auxiliary channel which can be used for speech only. brake system components. Rolls Royce (1971) Ltd The Precision Rubbers Division is showing a comprehensive range of fabric reinforced silicone airframe seals for doors, windows, under Altogether eight engines are being shown or illustrated on the stand. carriages and cock-pit glazings, fully moulded airframe to bulkhead fire Those of especial interest to China include the Olympus 593, the Spey seals, power plant seals, coated fabrics and sponge. turbofan and the RS 360 turboshaft. A civil version of the Adour turbofan is now proposed for communica GEC-Marconi Electronics Ltd tions aircraft and feeder liner applications. It is a two-shaft turbofan with Marconi Radar Systems Ltd arc exhibiting models of the S654 dual- a thrust of 5,0001b, a bypass ratio of 0·87 and overall compression ratio beam 23cm radar, and the S650 50cm radar system recently ordered by of 10·45 at take-off conditions. the Malaysian Government for air traffic control. More than 3,000 Spey turbofan engines have been ordered and flying Navigation and communication systems from Marconi-Elliott Avionic hours exceed 7m. Overhaul life by a leading operator has reached 14,000 Systems' range of avionic equipment will be on show, including equipment hr. The Spey powers the Hawker Siddeley Trident airliners in service for the worldwide vlf airborne navigation system Omega. with the airline of the Chinese People's Republic. The latest civil versions are the Spey 512 with ratings available up to 12,5501b thrust and the Spey Hawker Siddeley Group Mk 555 with a take-off thrust of 9,8501b. Hawker Siddeley Aviation is showing models from its range of aircraft, The RS 360 900 shaft horsepower turboshaft engine powers the West- including the HS Trident 3B airliner, the HS 748 turbo-prop feeder- land Lynx twin engine multi-purpose helicopter and the design of the liner and the HS 125-600 business jet. Also featured will be the A300B engine has been closely tailored to suit this aircraft. European Airbus, for which Hawker Siddeley Aviation makes the wings. Short Brothers & Harland Ltd Hawker Siddeley Diesels features diesel engines from the range 1½ to ll.000hp and diesel generating sets from the range l·5kW to 7MW. The versatility of the Skyvan and Skyliner light transport aircraft is Hawker Siddeley Dynamics Engineering's display features the com illustrated by means of scale models and a comprehensive display of pany's TRACE automatic test equipment for high speed automatic graphics. They emphasise the STOL performance, ruggedness and testing of avionic systems, the 'Dynalink' data transmission system. reliability of Skyvan and the roominess of the fuselage for the transport Electric motors are being shown by Brook Motors Ltd. These range of passengers or freight, even including complete vehicles. from a sectioned ½ to ¾hp 220/240V single phase to a 4kW type. Westland Aircraft Ltd Ling Dynamic Systems Ltd The two helicopters being featured are both part of the Westland/ Vibration systems from 221bf to 20001bf, together with a new system Aerospatiale joint programme. Lynx with its semi-rigid advanced tech nology rotor head and twin Rolls Royce engines is an 11 scat transport monitoring and control console will be demonstrated. and freight helicopter. Gazelle, the holder of three world speed records, is a new generation light helicopter offering five seats or alternative freight Lockheed Precision Products Ltd configurations. In view of the recent Chinese aircraft purchases, the H.S. Trident, equipped with a Lockheed undercarriage, is chosen to highlight Lock heed's activities in the aircraft industry. Individual examples of Lockheed Smiths Industries Ltd technology depicted include an electrically signalled flying control for Smiths Industries who have already established ties with China over military and civil aircraft. their autoland equipment for the recently purchased Tridents, are show ing this and flight control equipment together with flight deck displays featuring the latest height reporting and alerting altimeters, mach/air- Lucas Aerospace Ltd speed indicators and vertical speed indicators. Sophisticated electronic Products illustrated include the Rolls-Royce RB-211 thrust reverser; engine monitoring, control and indicating systems on show will include Concorde electrical equipment; gas turbine starters; de-icing equipment; data acquisition units fitted to Tridents as part of the engine health sys fuel systems and primary and secondary flying control systems. The re tem. circulating ballscrew system used, for instance, to operate Concorde thrust reversers and L5A nose wheel undercarriages is also demonstrated. The company's 20 years experience in fuel gauging will be exemplified Large photographs illustrate engineering laboratories and list facilities, by a selection of fuel flow meters being manufactured for the Concorde including the unique combustion chamber test-hall and the engine altitude and an array of indicators, probes, amplifiers and associated hardware test chamber operated by the Fabrications Group. Part of the display is typical of that used in China's Viscounts and Trident aircraft fleet. devoted to the world-wide product support organisation. The G & E Bradley company of Lucas Aerospace will be exhibiting a Henry Wiggin & Co Ltd range of oscilloscopes and electronics separately. The stand will serve as a general introduction to Wiggin nickel alloys, and form part of a marketing initiative in the Far East. The outstanding heat and corrosion resistance of alloys will be featured with illustrations Plessey Co Ltd of their use in aircraft gas turbines including the Concorde, and in heat Selected items arc being shown from the airfield lighting system which treatment equipment and chemical plant. makes extensive use of solid-state circuitry and advanced design to en
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 1, 1973
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