Snecma America Engine Services Donates Engine Parts to Embry-Riddle

 - June 5, 2013, 12:25 AM

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., will incorporate five turbofan components from previously repaired engines, a donation from Snecma America Engine Services (Sames), into its aerospace and mechanical engineering programs.

The donated items (a fan shaft assembly, thrust bearing, compressor rotor shaft, fuel manifold ring and high-pressure turbine rear shaft) came from a CFM56-5A, the engine that powers single-aisle aircraft such as the Airbus A319 and A320. The components will help expand engineering students’ understanding of turbine engines.

The gift to Embry-Riddle was supported by Sames leadership through Alejandro Cardona, who earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus last year and is now an engine shop visit manager at Snecma’s maintenance, repair and operations network facility in Querétaro, Mexico.