28 May 2009

GE Aviation supports adoption of WiTNESSS with its wireless sensor technology

GE Aviation is to develop wireless data gathering and transmission technology for aircraft applications in support of the WiTNESSS (WIreless Technologies for Novel Enhancement of Systems and Structures Serviceability) initiative. Data transfer is essential for many aircraft health monitoring and test instrumentation applications on fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and engine test beds. The potential advantages of […]

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Hamilton Sundstrand starts Boeing 787 engines

Hamilton Sundstrand variable frequency starter generators successfully started the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The engine start occurred May 21 on Boeing’s ZA001 development aircraft at Boeing’s Everett, Wash., facility. There are six starter generators on each Boeing 787: two auxiliary starter generators on the Hamilton Sundstrand-supplied Auxiliary Power Unit (APU),

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