Owl passive identification equip Westland wins £75 million ment. CAE to build A Westland spokesman said that systems integration and the helicopter orders A-109 updating of existing aircraft was an important part of the service helicopter provided by Westland to customers Helicopter orders worth more worldwide. than £50 million for six RAF These contracts follow a recent simulator search and rescue (SAR) Sea £3.5 million order for the conver Kings and £20 million for the sion of eight anti-tank helicopters upgrade of the Royal Navy's to the latest Mk.9 Lynx light CAE Electronics Ltd of Montreal multi-role Lynx have been won battlefield helicopter standard for has been awarded a contract by by Westland Helicopters, a subsi the British Army and a £5 million Siemens Belgium, to develop and diary of Westland Group plc. The upgrade of 40 Royal Air Force build for the Belgian Armed orders were announced recently Puma tactical support helicopters. Forces the world's first full flight in the House of Commons by the The development for this advan simulator for the Agusta A-109 Minister of State for Defence helicopter. ced mission management system Procurement, The Hon Alan Clark, and communications equipment. was undertaken by Westland as The value of the contract is MP. SAR Sea Kings are considerably prime contractor and they also approximately $19.5 million Cndn. Commenting on the contracts, more capable than the Wessex undertook the complex systems ($17 million U.S.). The simulator Westland Group chief executive helicopters they will replace, par integration involved. The CTS is scheduled to be delivered to Alan Jones said: "These orders ticularly in night operations. The provides all the facilities required Bierset, Belgium, in early 1994. are very good news for Westland helicopters operate in extreme for total avionics management in The simulator will feature CAE's and will go a considerable way weather conditions and, with an a centralised cockpit control and blade element rotor model which towards filling the order gap endurance of six hours, can effect tactical display of sensor informa simulates each part of a helicopter before production of the EH101 rescues up to 280 nautical miles tion. After comprehensive trials at rotor blade, the hub, hinges and starts." offshore. Boscombe Down last year full other associated elements, thereby The new SAR Sea King heli The Royal Navy order is placed Controller Air release was awarded providing better helicopter simu copters will join the 18 already in on Westland to upgrade Royal by the Ministry of Defence. lation fidelity. In addition, it will front line service with the RAF Navy Lynx helicopters to Mk.8 be the first helicopter simulator to and will be uprated with a new standard. Westland will fit a use an IBM Reduced Instruction flight control system, a new radar Central Tactical System (CTS), Set Computer (RISC). processor and improved navigation supplied by Racal and GEC Sea CAE Industries Ltd., Suite 3080, PO Box 30, Royal Bank Dowty wins Plaza, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2J1. Tel : 41 6 865 0070. Fokker 100 breakthrough multiple in People's Republic of contracts on In China Eastern specification, China manufacture, joint design and the Fokker 100 will seat 107 Boeing 777 development of the leading edge passengers and will be powered offset gearboxes for the Boeing The Fokker 100 fanjet has achieved by the uprated Rolls-Royce Tay Dowty Group companies have 777. Forming part of the secondary a major breakthrough in the Mk650 turbofan engines. The won several contracts on Boeing's control system the gearbox transfers People's Republic of China. One aircraft will be equipped with an the drive to actuators which INS navigation system. newest aeroplane the 777, with of the country's leading carriers, activate the leading edge slats more bids still to be decided. The China Eastern Airlines, has signed Fokker sees the order of China Group's business so far is over during takeoff and landing phases. a contract for the delivery of 7 Eastern as a confirmation of the £80,000 per aircraft. Bruce Ralph, Dowty chief Fokker 100s. large market potential in the executive who signed the contracts Group companies in the UK Fokker was in a position to People's Republic of China for during a recent visit to the Boeing both the Fokker 100 fanjet and (Wolverhampton) and the US offer early delivery positions to (Los Angeles and Yakima — near plant in Everett, Washington said China Eastern in close cooperation the Fokker 50 propjet. "We are delighted to have won Seattle) have won these important with the operating lease company aircraft for the carrier's MD-11 these strategically important con contracts, which include: thrust GPA Fokker Ltd. Three aircraft operations. The Fokker 100s will tracts and they demonstrate our reverser actuation systems, leading will be delivered in 1992, starting both replace existing aircraft such commitment to satisfying our edge offset gearbox and leading in September. Four more will as British Aerospace BAe 146s customer's requirements." and expand the airline's regional edge power drive unit gearbox follow in 1993. fleet. together with nose gear door and China Eastern Airlines is based main gear uplock actuators and Dowty Group PLC, Chelten in Shanghai and will use the Fokker Aircraft B.V., P.O. hydraulic superfuses. Box 12222, 1100 AE Amsterdam ham GL51 0TP, UK. Tel: 0242 Fokker airliners on its domestic Zuidoost, Holland. 221133. route network and as feeder The latest contract is for the 32 AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING — March 1992
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 1, 1992
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