Aircraft De-icing

We don’t really think about it, but it’s amazing that we fly year-round. We fly in the heat of summer and in the cold of winter. And we do so safely and without worry. Most of the time at least. But if stop to think about it a bit, we’d realize that flying in the winter, when it’s so cold that water freezes to form snow and ice in seconds, is dangerous because just a bit of ice freezing on the wrong part of an engine could be disastrous.

When it’s below 0 degrees and freezing out, water droplets and moisture from the air can condense on the surface of aircraft and freeze, altering the airflow over the wing and tail of the aircraft and reducing the lift force required to the keep it airborne. The reduction of lift force can down a plane. Icing can also permanently damage parts. As a result, it’s important that an aircraft maintenance team knows how to de-ice and anti-ice, and has the proper equipment.

Of course, to melt ice, one could simply apply heat and move on. However, the much more common and recommended method is to use chemicals. Propylene glycol (PG) and ethylene glycol (EG) based solutions are widely used for de-icing. These compounds are generally sprayed onto the aircraft with especially nozzles and hoses specifically designed to apply certain types of fluids onto aircraft exteriors. The de-icing maintenance crew will also want to apply anti-icing compounds, a viscous fluid is commonly known as anti-ice fluid. Anti-ice fluid is applied onto the surface of the aircraft to absorb any contaminants such as water and ice. While not entirely effective, anti-icing can be very important to protect the aircraft.

Perhaps it’s a good thing that we don’t have reason to be afraid of traveling during the winter holiday season, that we don’t hesitate to fly out to see family hundreds of miles away or to escape the cold in more tropical climates. With companies like Aerospace Simplified, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, being one of the premier suppliers of aerospace parts and components like hoses, nozzles, de-icing and anti-icing compounds, and aircraft exterior parts, we can travel easily. At Aerospace Simplified, their vast inventory and friendly staff make ordering parts simple and quick. For a quote or for more information, call +1-509-449-7700 or email sales@aerospacesimplified.com


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Engine Baffles and Cowls

Engine baffles have a powerful responsibility in securing that the engine is accurately cooled. Engine baffles and cowls are created to produce an air seal linking the top and bottom of the engine. The air seal’s responsibility is to ensure that the cooling air is precisely conducted through the engine, oil cooler, and engine section to undertake the correct cooling of the engine.

Leaks in engine baffle can create the aircraft engine to overheat. Inadequately fitting or maintained engine baffles can sequel in the cooling air mobbing around instead of through the engine. Leaks can produce unbalanced cooling of the engine. One or multiple cylinders may be utilized at significantly inflated temperatures than the distinct cylinders.

A multi-channel Cylinder Head Temperature gauge is the most recommended technique to validate that all cylinders are working at indistinguishable temperatures. For uninterrupted operation, the Cylinder Head Temperatures must remain below 400°F.

High cylinder head temperatures can create:

-  Quicker wear rates of top end engine parts, in specific drain valves and valve guides.

-  Cylinder head break

-  Oxidized engine oil and glazed cylinder drill

Characteristics to pay attention to when examining and replacing baffle are:

-  Assure all baffles are precisely locked to the engine

-  Assure no baffles are absent. Verify that compact baffles that need to be shaped throughout oil coolers, engine mounts, inter-cylinder baffles.

-  Confirm the baffle rubbers have not become worn or torn

-  Assure that the cooling air pressure in flights is not wrapping baffle rubbers in reverse and removing them from their proper position

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Bombardier Global 7000 Business Jet

The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition will be hosted in Geneva, Switzerland from May 29 to 31. Bombardier, the world’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains, collaborated with Lufthansa Technik and developed Touch CMS solely for the forthcoming Global 7000 aircraft.

The system contains an OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display dial, suite controllers, and app-control support. It had been stated that the system brings “cabin connectivity to the next level with two new layers of interaction” to generate a “multifaced solution” amalgamating digital and physical interfaces.

Brad Nolen, Bombardier Business Aircraft VP, declared that nice Touch CMS positions a brand new business field level by improving the cabin experience. Nolen continued by saying the system’s Global 7000 integration integrates flawless design and leading-edge technology to create the “ultimate comfort and effortless control to the customer’s fingertips.”

Bombardier’s nice Touch CMS works in synchronicity with the Global 7000 aircraft’s two media centers, which maintains 4000 content delivery, on-demand audio, hi-fi speakers and 100 cm displays. Concluded by KA band internet connectivity, nice Touch CMS allows travelers to browse, watch and listen to content “as if they were home”, Bombardier declares.

Lufthansa Technik provides maintenance, completions, repair and overhaul services for aircraft, and maintenance, repair, and MRO services for engines and components. Andrew Muirhead, Lufthansa Technik VC for product division OEI said: “With a 10-gigabit fiber-optic architecture and dual wireless access points for redundancy, the nice Touch CMS provides an easy and reliable way to control all cabin functions so that passengers can easily transition between productivity and relaxation”.

Aerospace Simplified has a dedicated and expansive array of Bombardier Aerospace parts, Aircraft cabin parts —serving customers as a one-stop shop and primary destination for product sourcing. Aerospace Simplified, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, will ensure that your needs are addressed in the most expeditious and transparent manner, all the while offering cost-effective component solutions. If you are interested in a quote, please contact our friendly sales staff at sales@aerospacesimplified.com or call +1-509-449-7700.


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Aircraft Propeller blades

Cleaning

  • Wooden propeller blades:

All you need to be able to clean wooden blades is some mild detergent and warm water. Wooden blades also use brushes or cloth to clean the dirt and grime off the propellers.  

  • Steel and aluminum propeller blades:

You can get the blades clean by using a proper cleaning solvent. Make sure you wash with a cloth or a brush. Stay away from steel brushes, power buffers, or steel wool, those types of materials can cause scratches on the propeller if they are applied with too much force.  Make sure to clean off all trace of polish after the polishing operation is complete. After the blades are cleanly put a coat of engine oil on them. 

  • Remove grease:

Add Stoddard Solvent, or it’s commensurate with a clean cloth and wipes the part down. Use a non-acerbic soap product to get all the dirt and grim off the propeller. After making sure to rinse the blades down with fresh water. If you want to use a high polish, make sure you wipe the blades clean of any left-over polish when you are done.  

Charge the Propeller Air Dome:

  • First, you must check to make sure you have the correct manual before you do any maintenance on aircraft propeller parts. Then check to see if the propeller is on the start locks with the appropriate control. After all those steps check out, charge the cylinder on medium with nitrogen or dry ice.  

Lubrication: 

  • Hydromatic propellers run with engine oil. However, some propellers that are sealed don’t require lubrication. Aircraft Propellers that require grease and oils for pitch change drive and hub lubricants are the electric propellers. To properly lubricate these propellers there are certain specifications you must follow that are found in the manufacturer’s instructions. 

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Rolls Royce Icing

Rolls-Royce has introduced a new low-emission combustion system for their future engines. The first test was successfully completed in Canada at -20*c, just a month after its first test run. The new demonstrator engine features the Advance3 and the Rolls-Royce UltraFan which also play very important roles in Rolls-Royce goal of the intelligent engine. The intelligent engine created by Rolls-Royce is envisioned to have revolutionary technological abilities and digital capabilities. This engine is monitored by ALECsys (Advanced Low Emissions Combustion System), which monitors weather and thrust requirements for the pilots. It does this by changing the mixture of fuel and air being sent to various parts of the aircraft depending on different factors.

This advanced computer system doesn’t only let the testers know if the engine successfully works while experiencing extreme weather, but also how it works in detail. This makes future advancement and replication easier for the company and industry. ALECSys (Advanced Low Emissions Combustion System), is partially funded by the European Union’s Clean Sky SAGE (Sustainable and Green Engine) program. They have been a part of other milestones for Rolls-Royce, including an Advance3 test engine and the Power Gearbox which both use or enable the UltraFan.

The Advance3 test engine had the same core architecture used in the Rolls-Royce UltraFan, while the Power Gearbox enables the Rolls-Royce UltraFan to be efficient. So efficient, it set an aerospace record in September by reaching a very high bypass ratio of 70,000hp. The Rolls-Royce UltraFan can be used in both narrow and wide-framed aircraft while providing 25% fuel efficiency improvement from the first-generation engines manufactured by Rolls-Royce. To find different Rolls-Royce engines and parts, Aerospace Simplified can be an extreme help by taking the stress off your shoulders by obtaining parts for you.

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Helicopter engine

One of the most experimental and inventive areas of the helicopter industry is aircraft engine building. It is not only complex to the helicopter industry but the aerospace industry in general. R&D, a new aircraft engines tech, is able to act as a stimulus for the progress of technologies progress. Inattention to this, the 2018 HeliRussia expo will focus and put the spotlight on helicopter engines.

The business portion of the expo will host a conference titled “Engine building for helicopters: today and tomorrow.” This event will take place on May 25th. The program has been developed by the Association of the Aero-engines Manufacturers or AAEM. It is also supported by a national aviation magazine called “Homeland’s Wings.” The overseer of the conference is Dr. Victor Chuyko, the president of AAEM.

Recently, Russia’s aviation industry has been persistently expanding their helicopter engine development and production. The Ufa Engine Industrial Association, which is a part of the United Engine Corporation, is furthering their production of the VK-2500 engine types in Russia. These engines will mostly be installed on the Mil and Kamov helicopters. The modernization and development of new turboshaft engines are currently being developed by UEC-Klimov.

Technodinamika, Ural Civil Aviation Plant, and Aerosila have recently revealed their own generation of helicopter power plants that will be developed. The HeliRussia expo will discuss these topics of interest as well as take general questions on the current and possible future state of affairs.

There are many companies who regularly attend the HeliRussia expo, where they are able to introduce theirs develops as well as introduce news and achievements. These companies include Borisfen, ITP Aero, H+S Aviation, Safran Helicopter Engines, Lom Praha, and PBS Velka Bites. Because most of the main regional companies that are involved in the development of helicopter engine production are onboard, the 2018 HeliRussia expo will showcase and allow the audience to learn more about future projects in the field.

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Sikorsky Aircraft

Sikorsky Aircraft’s newest partner, MTU Aero Engines, is looking to pursue the German Air Force’s heavy-lift competition. Germany’s Air Force confirmed it holds an eighteen percent work share in the CH-53K engine program.

This agreement between Sikorsky and the German Air Force would allow for MTU Aero engines to supply maintenance, repair, and overhaul of the Air Force’s engines. MTU Aero Engines, as well as MTU Aero Engines, have both been teaming up with Sikorsky since the creation of the CH-53K for the United States Marine Corps. The CH-53K is powered by 3 General Aviation T408-GE-400s. The manufacturer of the engines was given the green light to create the low-rate initial production for the United States Marine Corps in November of last year.

 According to Klaus Gunther, the SVP of defense programs at MTU Aero Engines, the purpose of the CH-53K along with its engine, is to support the exhausting requirements of the twenty-first century and also meet the high expected security standards. Gunther believes that the demonstration of reliability, as well as the groundbreaking performance and the spectacular power reserves, will ensure that the T308 engine models will demonstrate that missions can be carried out in a safe manner, even in the harshest of environments.

 As MTU Engines holds the claim of being Germany’s leader in engine manufacturing, on top of being a frontier in low-pressure turbines, the company also claims to be leading in high-pressure compressors, turbine center frames, and lastly, manufacturing processes and repair techniques. AS stated by MTU Aero Engines, the company is the industry leader in Germany for almost all engines operated by the Germany military.

 According to Sikorsky, the aircraft company will be entering the heavy German competition by utilizing a strategic teaming agreement between Sikorsky and Rheinmetall. Recently release this past February, this recent announcement hinted that new partners would be released within the coming weeks.

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Bombardier Aerospace Parts

A new chapter for the Bombardier team has finished as they are able to complete their Global 7000 program deeming their Global 7000 FTV aircrafts as airworthy. The entire program was wrapped up as their anchor aircraft, known as the “The Masterpiece” completes its prerequisites for certification. Alongside the continuous tests it managed to also abide by “full airframe fatigue test milestone” regulations that is required for it enter in to service.

The FTV5 aircraft has completed and surpassed 1300 flight hours to be able be certified. Along with flight hours the aircraft has undergone rigorous testing and undergoing flight simulations. The aircraft was tested for altitude compatibility and tested for extreme weather conditions. Bombardier is very confident in their performance and can rest assure that their actions are meaningful as they state that the last aircraft,

”Joins four other test vehicles in the flight test program, which are demonstrating significant maturity, reliability and a smooth ride as they undergo extensive flight and ground tests.”

The “Master Piece” aircraft was the cherry on top for the completion of the entire program. Bombardier continues to release aircrafts as previously releasing the fourth aircraft to the program known as the “The Architect. “

The Global 7000 aircraft is known to be luxurious of its kind with a lot of new innovative features. Features such as personalized design flexibility, with four state of the art living spaces. Not only the passengers are able to experience the newer amenities, but the aircraft has a newly configured cabin for a full-sized crew suite. A full loaded entertainment system has been implanted using the “ Kaband” connection system. The aircraft is only the beginning to the luxurious type of aircraft that the Global 700 displays to the industry.


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Rolls Royce engine

Qatar Airlines welcomes the implementation of their Trent latest XWB-97 Engines. Constructed by Rolls Royce, the engine is the largest of its kind and also the largest, most efficient civil aero engine in the world. The -97 models was based and manufactured on the previous Trent XWB model also known as 84,000lb thrust version.

Rolls Royce awaits its official release and has the honor of debuting it at the Singapore Airshow that will take place on the 10th through 11th of February (2018). Qatar Airlines plans to replace its aircrafts engines to create a more efficient flight for their commercial fleets. Newer model’s engines may be more expensive but will reduce maintance costs eventually, despite the amount engines that will need replacing. The new and improved XWB-97 engine will have to potential to release over 97,000 thrust capacity.  

Both of these engines have been composed quite the same but are also very unique in many ways. The -97 models has been optimized with more advanced technology along with state of the art machinery that is required to cope with the increased potential and performance by 6%. Having much of the same specs such as the size of the diameter (118in) in and the same number of blades.

Rolls Royce’s, Director of Engineering & Technology, Mr. Simon Burr assures that this new release is first of its kind and awaits the newest model by stating,” The Trent XWB-97 is the highest thrust engine we have ever certified. We have been working at the leading edge of technology to deliver this engine and we look forward to seeing it enter into service.”

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