Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., is collaborating with MTU Aero Engines to build a new generation 23,000 lb thrust Geared Turbofan engine for the Bombardier CSeries aircraft that seats 110 to 130 passengers. The new jet engine is designed for fuel efficiency, low engine noise and environmental performance at low operating costs. The Bombardier is expected to launch its aircraft with the Geared Turbofan engine in 2008. Pratt & Whitney turned to MTU for its expertise in producing low-pressure compressor and engine control units.
Pratt & Whitney and MTU’s new high-efficiency, low-noise jet engine
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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