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Contracts Dunlop wheel and brake Druck receives major for the new Gulfstream contract from Boeing IV maximum long range flight and Druck Holdings Plc, the high- well as aerospace. expanding the versatility of the technology pressure equipment The initial contract for the Boe­ aircraft by increasing the aircraft manufacturer, has been awarded a ing 777 is for 20 transducers per Dunlop Aviation Division has been selected by Gulfstream Aero­ range available from the certified major contract by the Boeing aircraft, and covers 150 aircraft. The transducers, which use micro- space Corporation as supplier of maximum landing gross weight. Commercial Aeroplane Group machined silicon sensors and main wheel and carbon brakes for Dunlop won the contract against for the supply of 3,000 pressure transducers for use on their own custom hybrid electronics, will be the new advanced Gulfstream IV fierce competition from other 777 aircraft. used on each of the three hydrau­ business jet. leading Wheel and Brake suppli­ lic systems of the aircraft. The new Gulfstream IV incor­ ers world wide and it will increase This order, won against strong Dunlop's prominent position as a porates major changes aimed at USA competition, is a major This will involve: transducers Wheel and Brake supplier for breakthrough as it represents being installed in the pressure fil­ strengthening the market position­ business/corporate aircraft. Druck's first major order directly ter modules to monitor hydraulic ing of the Gulfstream IV by expanding the payload/range from Boeing, for devices to be pump pressure; one transducer envelope for added productivity; used on one of their commercial being incorporated in each of the Dunlop Aerospace Group, significantly increasing the pay- jetliners. three hydraulic systems to moni­ Holbrook Lane, Coventry CV6 load available with full fuel for tor system pressure; and addi­ 4AA, England. Druck, based in Leicester, has six subsidiary companies world­ tional transducers being mounted in the wheel well to monitor brake wide including the recently estab­ system and truck tilt pressures. lished Druck Japan KK. Druck Swiss to purchase 34 Incorporated in the USA has a full The Boeing 777, which is the assembly, calibration and test newest of the company's jetliners, F/A-18 Hornets facility, and is currently being is intended to meet demand for an expanded to meet a significant aircraft sized between the com­ increase in business over the past pany's 767-300 and 747-400. The The upper house of the Swiss Par­ Under the programme's timeta­ 12 months. aircraft will set up to 375 pas­ liament, the Staenderat, has voted ble, McDonnell Douglas Corp., sengers and have a range of up to Exports account for about 75% 33-8 in favour of a $2.3 billion which manufactures the Hornet at 5,600 miles. of the Group turnover, and the acquisition bill to purchase 34 its St. Louis facilities, would Company's wide range of pressure F/A-18 Hornet fighters from the deliver the first two aircraft in measurement and calibration in­ Druck Ltd., Fir Tree Lane, United States. early 1995. struments is sold to many indus­ Leicester LE6 0FH. Tel: 0533 The bill now moves to the After an extensive evaluation trial sectors worldwide including 314314. larger lower house, the National- involving several aircraft, the Swiss gas, water and petrochemical, as rat, which convenes in June. Military Department chose the F/A-18 Hornet in 1988 over the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting both infra-red reflective (IRR) Falcon, the Swedish JAS-39 Multi spectral stealth and radar absorbent materials Gripen and the French Mirage 2000-5. In 1990, the Swiss re­ (RAM), which can be tailored to opened the competition to con­ the cusomer's specific operational contract for sider the F/A-18 and the Mirage and technical criteria using sophis­ 2000-5 only. In June 1991, the ticated computer-aided design BTR/Courtaulds Swiss Federal Council reaffirmed technologies. the previous selection of the BTR's radar absorber design Hornet. The council then submitted BTR Material Systems Ltd. and expertise has now been combined relevance for land, sea and air the acquisition bill to parliament Courtaulds Advanced Materials defence systems and the purpose with the infra red expertise of in December 1991. have won a competitive contract of the current study is to demon­ Fothergill Engineered Fabrics to conduct a feasibility study into strate the feasibility of a new (FEF), a subsidiary of Courtaulds the concept and design of a multi- generation of camouflage mate­ Advanced Materials based in Lit- spectral stealth material, that is a rials. tleborough near Rochdale, Lan­ supplying "thermal" camouflage RAM (radar absorbent material) cashire. The company specialises Based in Gloucester, BTR Mate­ to the MoD for use in vehicle which would also incorporate an in high performance technical rial Systems was formed by BTR concealment. 1RR (infra-red reflective) function. fabrics for advanced material sys­ to focus the group's resources in The contract has been awarded the area of Stealth technology. tems including ballistic protec­ BTR Material Systems Ltd., by the Defence Research Agency The company offers a range of tion, high temperature resistance Bristol Road, Gloucester GL1 and BTR Material Systems is the polymer-based structural and elas- and structural reinforcement as 5TT. prime contractor. The concept of well as camouflage and conceal­ tomeric materials for signature Fothergill Engineered Fabrics, a combined radar absorbent and ment in a wide variety of defence reduction in military and civil P.O. Box 1, Summit, Littlebo- IRR materials is potentially of applications. FEF is currently applications. 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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology , Volume 64 (4): 1 – Apr 1, 1992

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Dunlop wheel and brake Druck receives major for the new Gulfstream contract from Boeing IV maximum long range flight and Druck Holdings Plc, the high- well as aerospace. expanding the versatility of the technology pressure equipment The initial contract for the Boe­ aircraft by increasing the aircraft manufacturer, has been awarded a ing 777 is for 20 transducers per Dunlop Aviation Division has been selected by Gulfstream Aero­ range available from the certified major contract by the Boeing aircraft, and covers 150 aircraft. The transducers, which use micro- space Corporation as supplier of maximum landing gross weight. Commercial Aeroplane Group machined silicon sensors and main wheel and carbon brakes for Dunlop won the contract against for the supply of 3,000 pressure transducers for use on their own custom hybrid electronics, will be the new advanced Gulfstream IV fierce competition from other 777 aircraft. used on each of the three hydrau­ business jet. leading Wheel and Brake suppli­ lic systems of the aircraft. The new Gulfstream IV incor­ ers world wide and it will increase This order, won against strong Dunlop's prominent position as a porates major changes aimed at USA competition, is a major This will involve: transducers Wheel and Brake supplier for breakthrough as it represents being installed in the pressure fil­ strengthening the market position­ business/corporate aircraft. Druck's first major order directly ter modules to monitor hydraulic ing of the Gulfstream IV by expanding the payload/range from Boeing, for devices to be pump pressure; one transducer envelope for added productivity; used on one of their commercial being incorporated in each of the Dunlop Aerospace Group, significantly increasing the pay- jetliners. three hydraulic systems to moni­ Holbrook Lane, Coventry CV6 load available with full fuel for tor system pressure; and addi­ 4AA, England. Druck, based in Leicester, has six subsidiary companies world­ tional transducers being mounted in the wheel well to monitor brake wide including the recently estab­ system and truck tilt pressures. lished Druck Japan KK. Druck Swiss to purchase 34 Incorporated in the USA has a full The Boeing 777, which is the assembly, calibration and test newest of the company's jetliners, F/A-18 Hornets facility, and is currently being is intended to meet demand for an expanded to meet a significant aircraft sized between the com­ increase in business over the past pany's 767-300 and 747-400. The The upper house of the Swiss Par­ Under the programme's timeta­ 12 months. aircraft will set up to 375 pas­ liament, the Staenderat, has voted ble, McDonnell Douglas Corp., sengers and have a range of up to Exports account for about 75% 33-8 in favour of a $2.3 billion which manufactures the Hornet at 5,600 miles. of the Group turnover, and the acquisition bill to purchase 34 its St. Louis facilities, would Company's wide range of pressure F/A-18 Hornet fighters from the deliver the first two aircraft in measurement and calibration in­ Druck Ltd., Fir Tree Lane, United States. early 1995. struments is sold to many indus­ Leicester LE6 0FH. Tel: 0533 The bill now moves to the After an extensive evaluation trial sectors worldwide including 314314. larger lower house, the National- involving several aircraft, the Swiss gas, water and petrochemical, as rat, which convenes in June. Military Department chose the F/A-18 Hornet in 1988 over the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting both infra-red reflective (IRR) Falcon, the Swedish JAS-39 Multi spectral stealth and radar absorbent materials Gripen and the French Mirage 2000-5. In 1990, the Swiss re­ (RAM), which can be tailored to opened the competition to con­ the cusomer's specific operational contract for sider the F/A-18 and the Mirage and technical criteria using sophis­ 2000-5 only. In June 1991, the ticated computer-aided design BTR/Courtaulds Swiss Federal Council reaffirmed technologies. the previous selection of the BTR's radar absorber design Hornet. The council then submitted BTR Material Systems Ltd. and expertise has now been combined relevance for land, sea and air the acquisition bill to parliament Courtaulds Advanced Materials defence systems and the purpose with the infra red expertise of in December 1991. have won a competitive contract of the current study is to demon­ Fothergill Engineered Fabrics to conduct a feasibility study into strate the feasibility of a new (FEF), a subsidiary of Courtaulds the concept and design of a multi- generation of camouflage mate­ Advanced Materials based in Lit- spectral stealth material, that is a rials. tleborough near Rochdale, Lan­ supplying "thermal" camouflage RAM (radar absorbent material) cashire. The company specialises Based in Gloucester, BTR Mate­ to the MoD for use in vehicle which would also incorporate an in high performance technical rial Systems was formed by BTR concealment. 1RR (infra-red reflective) function. fabrics for advanced material sys­ to focus the group's resources in The contract has been awarded the area of Stealth technology. tems including ballistic protec­ BTR Material Systems Ltd., by the Defence Research Agency The company offers a range of tion, high temperature resistance Bristol Road, Gloucester GL1 and BTR Material Systems is the polymer-based structural and elas- and structural reinforcement as 5TT. prime contractor. The concept of well as camouflage and conceal­ tomeric materials for signature Fothergill Engineered Fabrics, a combined radar absorbent and ment in a wide variety of defence reduction in military and civil P.O. Box 1, Summit, Littlebo- IRR materials is potentially of applications. FEF is currently applications. The range includes rough, Lancs. OL15 9QP. 32 AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING — April 1992

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Published: Apr 1, 1992

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