Diffusing the situation

  • 18-Nov-2008 03:52 EST
Pratt & Whitney and Volvo Aero Norge signed an agreement to manufacture diffuser cases for the F135 propulsion system for the F35 Lightning II. This agreement, combined with previous agreements signed with the company, has a potential value of more than $700 million in production over the life of the program. The diffuser case diffuses and regulates the speed of airflow in the engine, allowing the combustor to work most effectively. Volvo Aero Norge also recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Volvo Aero and GE Aviation solidifying collaboration to find opportunities for the Norwegian industry in fulfillment of potential offset and industrial cooperation obligations accepted by Gripen International, which markets and produces the Gripen aircraft powered by a derivative of the F414 engine designated the F414G.
Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
0.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2016-12-21
Fuel efficiency—and the economic and ecological benefits associated with it—continues to be the white rabbit of the global aviation industry. While engine builders look toward composites and electrification, and airframe designers toward lightweighting and aerodynamics, engineers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center recently completed testing of a novel concept: the boundary layer ingesting propulsor.
2017-02-21
S.S. White Technologies is supplying flexible rotary shafts for the Honeywell Aerospace Air Turbine Starter on the next-gen GE Aviation GE9X high-bypass turbofan engines.
2017-01-03
Engineers successfully completed verification and validation of new Pratt & Whitney TF33 engine components at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex in Tennessee.
2017-04-27
Uber announced a partnership with Aurora Flight Sciences to develop electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for its Uber Elevate Network. Aurora’s eVTOL concept is derived from its existing XV-24A LightningStrike VTOL X-Plane subscale vehicle demonstrator aircraft.

Related Items

Technical Paper / Journal Article
2013-09-17