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News and Views GE (USA) CF6-80E1 Engine begins Leigh Ice Detection flight testing with impressive System results requirements of the A330. nents manufactured from powder acquire The CF6-80E1, the engine that The CF6-80E1, the most recent metal alloy enable the engine to will power Airbus Industrie's new addition to GE's CF6 family of operate at the turbine inlet temp­ eratures required at higher thrust A330 widebody twinjet aircraft, high bypass turbofan engines, is levels and strengthened structural Following negotiations with Spar began flight testing last month, directly descended from the CF6- members and rotor components Aerospace (Canada), Penny & compiling more than two hours 80C2, which has logged over six million flight hours since entry result in the ability to operate at Giles Avionic Systems Ltd has and fifteen minutes of flight time on an A300 flying testbed. into service in late 1985. During these higher thrust levels. acquired the design and manufac­ that period, the CF6-80C2 has turing rights for the Leigh Heli­ This phase of the flight test By design, the CF6-80E1's maintained the highest reliability copter Ice Detection System and programme, which is scheduled to emissions, including oxides of will manufacture, market and record of any engine in its thrust nitrogen (NOx), are well within continue for approximately three support the system from the class. the standards of the International months, will test engine operability company's UK headquarters in Civil Aviation Organisation in all flight regimes. Plans call for The distinctive features of the Christchurch, UK. The acquisition (ICAO). In addition, effective the CF6-80E1 to be certified at CF6-80E1 are designed to improve will support Europe's helicopter acoustic treatment ensures that 67,500 pounds of thrust in Decem­ engine performance, increase manufacturers and operators and ber of this year, followed by engine durability, enhance main­ the takeoff, sideline and approach noises of the engine are, collec­ complements Penny & Giles exist­ certification of the A330-300 tainability and ensure that the - ing programme to supply air data tively, ten decibels below the U.S. aircraft in late 1993 and entry into 80E1 is a good neighbour in terms computers in support of HUMS Federal Aviation Administration service of the CF6-80E1-powered of noise and emissions. The 96- installations. (FAA) FAR 36 Stage III limit. A330-300 during the first quarter inch-diameter fan is three inches of 1994. larger than the -80C2 fan and delivers high efficiency throughout A second configuration of the the full range of engine operation. CF6-80E1 is to be certified at Monocrystal airfoils in the high 72,000 pounds of thrust in mid- Westland and McDonnell pressure turbine rotor and compo­ 1995 to accommodate growth Douglas team McDonnell Douglas Helicopter partner, Westland Helicopters GE (USA) Aircraft Limited, with details of the manu­ Co. announce that it will apply to facturing technology involved in the U.S. government for a license Engines Wales facility the aircraft's construction. to transfer technical data for the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter Westland, the U.K.'s only heli­ renames South to the United Kingdom. copter manufacturer and McDon­ nell Douglas Helicopter Co. The license will allow the The aircraft engine overhaul facility British Airways. After the trans­ originally signed a Memorandum company to provide its U.K. at Nantgarw, South Wales, pur­ action was approved by the United of Understanding on the Apache Kingdom's secretary of state for in 1989. This latest announcement chased by General Electric Aircraft Trade and Industry, ownership is the next step in a process leading Engines (USA), has been renamed was formally transferred in and Rolls-Royce aircraft engines. to a joint bid from the two EMMS Wales. December 1991. Currently, the facility is being companies to supply the Apache The full registered company name of this newest GE Aircraft redesigned to serve as the initial to the British Army. The EMMS Wales' skilled Engines affiliate is Engine Main­ maintenance site for the new The U.K. Ministry of Defence workforce numbers more than tenance & Management Services 1,100, including employees at GE90, GE's super-high-thrust announced its intention to procure turbofan engine for next-generation Wales Ltd. both the Nantgarw centre and a an attack helicopter last July and twinjets and other applications. George Duncanson, managing smaller facility at London's invited suitable companies to British Airways, the launch cus­ director of the facility, said, "Most Heathrow Airport. register their interest. A form tomer for the GE90, will take Request for Proposals is expected of the integration between ourselves In addition to supporting engines delivery of its first GE90-powered later this year. and GE is already complete. I am produced by GE (USA) and CFM Boeing 777 in 1995. delighted that our new name and International, a 50/5 0 joint com­ Given a go-ahead from the U.S. corporate identity are now opera­ pany of General Electric Company Other maintenance centres government, McDonnell Douglas tional." of the United States and SNECMA owned and operated by GEAE and Westland expect to reach a of France, EMMS will continue to are located in: Cincinnati, Ohio; detailed agreement by the Spring. GEAE purchased the centre, provide comprehensive mainten­ Strother Field, Kansas; Ontario, formerly known as British Airways ance services for Pratt & Whitney California and Singapore. Engine Overhaul Limited, from AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING — April 1992 33 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Emerald Publishing

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Volume 64 (4): 1 – Apr 1, 1992

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GE (USA) CF6-80E1 Engine begins Leigh Ice Detection flight testing with impressive System results requirements of the A330. nents manufactured from powder acquire The CF6-80E1, the engine that The CF6-80E1, the most recent metal alloy enable the engine to will power Airbus Industrie's new addition to GE's CF6 family of operate at the turbine inlet temp­ eratures required at higher thrust A330 widebody twinjet aircraft, high bypass turbofan engines, is levels and strengthened structural Following negotiations with Spar began flight testing last month, directly descended from the CF6- members and rotor components Aerospace (Canada), Penny & compiling more than two hours 80C2, which has logged over six million flight hours since entry result in the ability to operate at Giles Avionic Systems Ltd has and fifteen minutes of flight time on an A300 flying testbed. into service in late 1985. During these higher thrust levels. acquired the design and manufac­ that period, the CF6-80C2 has turing rights for the Leigh Heli­ This phase of the flight test By design, the CF6-80E1's maintained the highest reliability copter Ice Detection System and programme, which is scheduled to emissions, including oxides of will manufacture, market and record of any engine in its thrust nitrogen (NOx), are well within continue for approximately three support the system from the class. the standards of the International months, will test engine operability company's UK headquarters in Civil Aviation Organisation in all flight regimes. Plans call for The distinctive features of the Christchurch, UK. The acquisition (ICAO). In addition, effective the CF6-80E1 to be certified at CF6-80E1 are designed to improve will support Europe's helicopter acoustic treatment ensures that 67,500 pounds of thrust in Decem­ engine performance, increase manufacturers and operators and ber of this year, followed by engine durability, enhance main­ the takeoff, sideline and approach noises of the engine are, collec­ complements Penny & Giles exist­ certification of the A330-300 tainability and ensure that the - ing programme to supply air data tively, ten decibels below the U.S. aircraft in late 1993 and entry into 80E1 is a good neighbour in terms computers in support of HUMS Federal Aviation Administration service of the CF6-80E1-powered of noise and emissions. The 96- installations. (FAA) FAR 36 Stage III limit. A330-300 during the first quarter inch-diameter fan is three inches of 1994. larger than the -80C2 fan and delivers high efficiency throughout A second configuration of the the full range of engine operation. CF6-80E1 is to be certified at Monocrystal airfoils in the high 72,000 pounds of thrust in mid- Westland and McDonnell pressure turbine rotor and compo­ 1995 to accommodate growth Douglas team McDonnell Douglas Helicopter partner, Westland Helicopters GE (USA) Aircraft Limited, with details of the manu­ Co. announce that it will apply to facturing technology involved in the U.S. government for a license Engines Wales facility the aircraft's construction. to transfer technical data for the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter Westland, the U.K.'s only heli­ renames South to the United Kingdom. copter manufacturer and McDon­ nell Douglas Helicopter Co. The license will allow the The aircraft engine overhaul facility British Airways. After the trans­ originally signed a Memorandum company to provide its U.K. at Nantgarw, South Wales, pur­ action was approved by the United of Understanding on the Apache Kingdom's secretary of state for in 1989. This latest announcement chased by General Electric Aircraft Trade and Industry, ownership is the next step in a process leading Engines (USA), has been renamed was formally transferred in and Rolls-Royce aircraft engines. to a joint bid from the two EMMS Wales. December 1991. Currently, the facility is being companies to supply the Apache The full registered company name of this newest GE Aircraft redesigned to serve as the initial to the British Army. The EMMS Wales' skilled Engines affiliate is Engine Main­ maintenance site for the new The U.K. Ministry of Defence workforce numbers more than tenance & Management Services 1,100, including employees at GE90, GE's super-high-thrust announced its intention to procure turbofan engine for next-generation Wales Ltd. both the Nantgarw centre and a an attack helicopter last July and twinjets and other applications. George Duncanson, managing smaller facility at London's invited suitable companies to British Airways, the launch cus­ director of the facility, said, "Most Heathrow Airport. register their interest. A form tomer for the GE90, will take Request for Proposals is expected of the integration between ourselves In addition to supporting engines delivery of its first GE90-powered later this year. and GE is already complete. I am produced by GE (USA) and CFM Boeing 777 in 1995. delighted that our new name and International, a 50/5 0 joint com­ Given a go-ahead from the U.S. corporate identity are now opera­ pany of General Electric Company Other maintenance centres government, McDonnell Douglas tional." of the United States and SNECMA owned and operated by GEAE and Westland expect to reach a of France, EMMS will continue to are located in: Cincinnati, Ohio; detailed agreement by the Spring. GEAE purchased the centre, provide comprehensive mainten­ Strother Field, Kansas; Ontario, formerly known as British Airways ance services for Pratt & Whitney California and Singapore. Engine Overhaul Limited, from AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING — April 1992 33

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