TECT Power, MTU Aero Engines partner to supply PurePower engine components

  • 30-Jun-2011 07:36 EDT

TECT Power, a supplier of gas turbine engine components, has established a partnership with MTU Aero Engines of Germany. TECT Power will serve as the sole outside supplier of MTU-designed high-pressure compressor integrally bladed rotors (IBRs) for Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines. These components will be sourced from TECT's blisk and IBR (integrally bladed rotors) facility located in Santa Fe Springs, CA. Preliminary development has begun, and the first delivery from TECT Power to MTU is scheduled to take place in the fourth quarter of 2011. TECT Power forecasts that early stages of production will commence by 2013, following a period of low-rate initial production. Volumes are predicted to reach 800 IBRs a year. TECT Aerospace Components also announced plans to open a new manufacturing facility in Guanajuato, Mexico. TECT expects to begin shipping parts by the fourth quarter of 2011. The new facility will initially focus on producing three- and four-axis machined and fabricated components for its sister companies, TECT Power and TECT Aerospace. Once the launch phase is completed, TECT Aerospace Components plans to begin servicing external customers.

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