GKN Aerospace announced here at Farnborough that it is expanding its metallic and composite manufacturing techniques. Acquisitions have boosted its metallic capabilities, while the company’s Composites Research Center is nearing completion of three years’ work on the integrated wing, advanced technology verification program.
Cessna has selected Innovative Power Solutions to provide power conversion for the new Citation CJ4 business jet. The custom-designed 125 amp, 3.75 kilowatt transformer rectifier unit (TRU) will provide full-rated DC output power at wide AC input frequency range down to 200Hz. The TRU chosen for the CJ4 expands on the IPS power conversion product portfolio, which includes the regulated transformer rectifier unit (RTRU).
Irvine, Calif.-based Eaton Corp. (Booth No. 5967) recently celebrated the successful flight testing of its arc fault circuit breaker (AFCB) technology as a stand-alone replacement for existing circuit breakers. Completing more than 350 normal service flights aboard a U.S.
Unitron (Booth No. 3853) is adding a new programmable power supply to its PS Series product line. The new unit operates from a wide input frequency (30-600 Hz) and provides 50-, 60- or 400-Hz output power in 115V, 115/200V or 230V output configurations. The PS Programmable Power Supply is available in single unit power ratings up to 3.5 kVA, or with the paralleling option, up to 40 kVA.
Cessna 650 Citation III, Madison, Wis., Oct. 9, 2005–The inadequate design of the engine’s interstage transition duct yielded after the low pressure turbine (LPT) stage-3 blades had separated and allowed the uncontained release of turbine debris, according to the NTSB. A contributing factor was the separation of a turbine blade.
REB Technologies (Rebtech), Booth No. 4035, is modifying eight Bell helicopters with night-vision-goggle- compatible lighting systems for Med Trans of Lewisville, Texas. The Bedford, Texas-based specialist in night-vision lighting for civil and military aircraft is upgrading the interior lighting of a Bell 206-L1 and seven 407s in a program scheduled for completion next month.
Bental Industries has introduced a new member of its family of rotary servo actuators. The RSA-06 unit delivers up to 9.6 pounds per foot of torque at a stroke of +/- 45 degrees. The Israeli group’s RSA actuators are used for functions such as flap controls on small unmanned aerial vehicles. They provide an extremely low power-to-weight/size ratio.
Picture Kodak, king of silver-oxide-and-celluloid photography forever, confronting the age of the digital image, and you can imagine the turmoil, upheaval and forced reinvention that have assaulted the Rochester, N.Y.-based film and processing giant in recent years. These have not been easy times for traditional “memories capsules” packaged in little yellow boxes.
The Brazilian Departamento de Aviacao Civil (DAC) recently awarded Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek, Mich. facility repair station certification. The certificate allows the company to work on aircraft registered in Brazil. Duncan Aviation Battle Creek also has approvals from Europe’s JAA and Venezuela. Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Neb., facility has approvals from Brazil, Bermuda, Venezuela, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, China and the JAA.
TDG Aerospace has introduced the Universal Fault Interrupter (UFI 3000), designed to prevent ignition sources resulting from arcing events in aircraft electrical systems.