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What are the trends changing the aerospace propulsion landscape?

Technological and environmental leaps are reshaping the industry, what are they and how will they affect your business?

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Operations Support

How to support the transformation of the aftersales market?

 

On one hand, there is the willingness of propulsion manufacturers to regain control of the lucrative business of aftersales and operations support while airlines disengaged from such activities in order to rationalize their cost structure. On the other hand, new technologies such as embarked sensors, advanced analytics, intelligent spare parts management and predictive maintenance can be effectively leveraged to improve overall product performance in operation, increase time on wing and reduce total cost of operations.

 

This is leading to one of the biggest shifts of the past decade with the increase of the number of “Power-by-the-Hour” type of deals where the OEMs gains deeper insight on the behavior of it product in operations in return for bearing the risks associated to the functioning of their engines.

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Sustainable Propulsion Systems

How do you reduce carbon footprint for the industry through engine innovation?

 

The number of airplanes projected to be flying in the next ten years is set to double. Aerospace and defense companies need cleaner aircraft to meet greenhouse emissions targets. Propulsion companies are developing more efficient propulsion engines and systems using cleaner fuels and lighter components.

 

Significant improvements have already been achieved through various technological innovations (new materials, optimized design and manufacturing, etc.). Many more are still needed to achieve the objectives defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Thus, new architectures are being developed and new sources of energy are envisioned to build the air travel of the future.

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New Manufacturing Processes

How do you optimize manufacturing to meet market demands?

 

Manufacturers of both rocket and aircraft engines must ramp up production rates to meet record backlog from commercial and defense orders, while at the same time protecting themselves from supply chain and demand shocks and from international turmoil.

 

Aside from achieving the manufacturing agility needed to meet their delivery targets, they also need to reduce their overall carbon footprint while meeting the challenges of manufacturing highly complex systems.

 

For example, using advanced manufacturing technology such as carbon fiber composites and additive manufacturing, allows companies to reduce the complexity of assemblies and to deliver them with greater efficiency and improved quality. But many other solutions need to be found in order to reach the level of performance intended.

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