aircraft-fuel-pump

Hand-Operated Fuel Pumps, or wobble pumps, are double-acting pumps that transfer fuel manually with each pump of the handle.  There are wide passages within the pump that allow for a back-and-forth movement of fuel. Hand-operated pumps require fuel lines to be run into the cockpit, which could potentially be hazardous.

Centrifugal Boost Pumps are the most common type of auxiliary fuel pump used on an aircraft.  These are electric motor driven, and usually located within the fuel tank or on the outside with the opening of the pump extending inside of the tank.  In this case, pump removal valves are typically installed so the pump can be detached without having to drain the entire tank.

Ejector Pumps are used to help ensure liquid fuel is always at the pump’s inlet, maintaining a constant flow of fuel from the pump to the tank.  These make sure vapor pockets do not form, which could cause structural damage to the aircraft.

Pulsating Electric Pumps, or plunger-type fuel pumps, are commonly used for smaller aircraft because they are less expensive and work the same as centrifugal fuel pumps on larger aircraft. These pumps use a plunger mechanism to pull fuel in and out; during starting they provide fuel before the engine-driven pump kicks in and can be used at higher altitudes to prevent vapor lock.

Vane-Type Fuel Pumps are the most common fuel pumps used for reciprocating-engine aircraft. These pumps can be used as engine-driven primary fuel pumps and as auxiliary/boost pumps.  Vane-type pumps ensure a consistent amount of fuel is kept moving; this can sometimes cause fuel levels to be too high, so most vane pumps have a pressure relief feature that helps with regulation.  The relief valve setting adjusts automatically to provide the correct amount of fuel as air pressure changes due to altitude or turbocharger outlet pressure.


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Propellers

Across generations, airplane propellers have been produced and manufactured to aid planes in one way or another. Blades come in diverse shapes, sizes, configurations, colors, you name it and there is most likely a blade that fits your criteria.

In World War 2 there were a few planes that used four spinning blades instead of the traditionally used three. The advantage of this additional blade? More wind beneath its wings, essentially. The addition of the fourth blade created more push without having to make the blades longer. Before the fourth blade was added, blades were extended far beyond the plane in order to create enough lift, but they could be shortened by simply adding another blade.

When you look out planes closer to modern day you can see how the blades curvature changes. There are many different opinions on why you would use one blade style over another. Some say that the squared off blades allow for controlled cruising and easy lift off. Others chime in that more cylindrical style blades are better at maintaining speed.

They each have their advantages and disadvantages and many of them can be chocked down to the era. War planes were a modern marvel and there was a lot of experimentation going on to make sure they were clean, mean, fighting machines. Some companies turned to square blades as planes became more advanced because their weight distribution allowed them to be more efficient. While others stuck with rounded blades because they were smoother. Each company is going to be different and want to fulfill different needs.


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AerCap

AerCap recently selected the innovative GEnx-1B engine to fuel and supply power for the fifteen Boeing 787 Dreamliners. There is also an open option to purchase an extra ten aircrafts. The value for the engine order is estimated to be more than $780 million dollars (list price). This furthers AerCap’s GEnx-powered 787 Dreamliner armada to a solid 49 aircrafts.

Philip Scrugss, who is better known as the President and Chief Commercial Officer of AerCap stated that the company is extremely pleased to be able to supply their customers with the most innovative and modern aeroplanes that are extremely fuel efficient. On behalf of AerCap, Scrugss states that the company looks forward to receiving more 787 Dreamliners that will be supported by the GEnx-1B engine.

Chaker Chahrour, the vice president and general manager of Global Sales and Marketing at GE Aviation believes that AerCap’s order of more GEnx-1B engines supports the engine’s image as being the engine of choice for Boeing 787s. Chahrour talked about the great pride in AerCap’s extensive confidence in the engine line and also looks to the betterment of the relationship between the company’s.

As of late, over sixteen-hundred GEnx-1B engines have been sold to over fifty customers. In comparison to GE’s CF6 engine, the GEnx engine allows for up to fifteen percent better fuel efficiency, which also moves over to fifteen percent less CO2. The experimental twin-annular pre-swirl combustor of the GEnx reduces the Nox gases in a dramatic way (almost fifty-five percent lower than today’s regulatory limits). Based on a ratio of decibels to pounds of thrust, the GEnx engine is the quietest engine produced by GE, which is largely due to the bigger and more efficient fan blades that run at a slower tip speed. This in return results in a forty percent lower level in noise.


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Hartzell Propeller

Hartzell Propeller, a well-known American manufacturer, has been rewarded an STC for their 2-blade aluminum scimitar propellers this will replace Hartzell’s props that are regarded as factory standard for the Cessna Cardinal 177B aircraft. Provided through the manufacturer’s “Top Prop” performance conversion program, Hartzell’s pricing starts at almost $11,000 for the newest seventy-six point five inch diameter Scimitar propeller, which also brags a composite spinner and STC documentation.

The manufacturer’s latest propeller offers an increase in 177B performance in a handful of key areas. Areas of improvement include: reduction in take off distance by almost 5%, improvement in acceleration, and enhancement in climbing performance while cruise speeds have been upgraded 2 to 4 knots. This new prop is suited with Hartzell’s Powerflow Exhaust system while meeting the standard for worldwide noise limits.

JJ Frigge, Hartzell’s executive vice president, believes the new replacement propeller provides Cardinal 177B owners with an opportunity to take an edge in Hartzell’s reliability and performance benefits. With the ability to get a longer, two-thousand four-hundred hour TBO for six years, and possessing the lengthiest warranty in the market, even though its first overhaul, Frigge believes the replacement propeller gives operators a big advantage.

Hartzell Propeller, which is in its one-hundred and first year of business, is regarded as a global front runner in regards to advanced technology aircraft propeller designing and manufacturing for customers that range from business, government, and commercial. The manufacturing company creates propellers for the next generation that possess the “blended airfoil” technology. Hartzell manufactures with innovative machining centers and robotics stations.


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Boeings 787-9 Dreamliner

Milan based airliner, NEOs, expands their fleet by implementing Boeings 787-9 Dreamliner to their company making it the first Italian airline to fly with 787-9 models. NEO has been working hand in hand with AerCap one of the words largest leasing company to be able to obtain the latest additions. To date AerCap has been the largest customer of Dreamliner for Boeing to be used throughout the world. With the latest addition to NEOs fleet it becomes the 45th operator to use the Dreamliner. The Italian market has had a great influence on the aerospace industry throughout the years but Boeing 787 has not found its way to the Italian airlines till the recent delivery of the two Dreamliner that will take place later on this year (2018). Boeing has already integrated other models such as the 737s and the 767s. Apart of the great influence that Italy has gained in the aerospace industry, its very own Leonardo company has been producing more over 14% of the 787 Dreamliner’s airframe structure. Parts that contribute to the Italian company’s influence are parts such as the horizontal stabilizer and the unique two-piece center fuselage section that the company provides.

Neos has grown its reputation largely based on flying for the Italian vacation company known as Alpitour World. Founded in the early 2000s the Italian airline has been able to expand its ventures to continents such as Africa, Asia along with another place such as the Caribbean and Mediterranean. NEO has chosen to only use Boeing aircrafts in their fleets to date and only wish to expand with their latest integration. Boeing continues to prove themselves with the efficiency that their aircrafts provide.

According to Daniel Mosley of Boeings European Communications, “Boeing has delivered more than 625 787s since entering service in 2011, flying more than 200 million people on more than 610 unique routes, saving over 19 billion pounds of fuel.”

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Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts

BOC Aviation a prime aircraft leasing company based out of Singapore has recently decided to purchase 737 MAX aircrafts on consignment for other airlines. Purchasing a total of 10 aircrafts the estimated costs are at 1.25 billion US dollars. Some prerequisites that were agreed upon were the signing of a MoU (memorandum of understanding)

The 737 MAX aircraft has been a prime competitor in the industry due its efficiency and potential. One of the many reasons that BOC chose this aircraft is due to low per seat costs. Being a single aisled aircraft it increases possibilities in the single aisle industry. The aircraft is enhanced with new features and the most innovative engine known as the LEAP-1B. Along with the integration of the new engine there are other improvements such as advanced technology winglets for better aerodynamics.

BOC aviation is very pleased with what BOEING is able to provide to their company. Per a statement made by managing director and CEO Robert Martin stated,” As a launch customer for the program, this demonstrates the strength of our relationship with Boeing and will help us continue to deliver superior solutions for our airline customers.”

BOC Aviation is one of the many companies that provide their customers with the most innovative aircrafts in the industry. Always placing their customers first to be able to supply the rest of the world.

Along with these purchases Boeing has other plans set for their innovative aircrafts. Teaming up with a Japanese Aerospace company (JAXA) to test long range light detection and ranging (LIDAR) technology.

Working on enhancing their remote sensing capabilities that would further help pilots be precautious about bizarre weather conditions.

With the help of the LIDARs technology, JAXA is able to read winds up to 17.5km in front of the aircraft.

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Boeing’s 737 Max 8

Boeing, the world’s largest and leading aircraft company, finally show cased its MAX 737 8 last week. The airplane was show cased by American Airlines in Renton Washington. The aircraft was a beautiful sight on the flightline assembly. American airlines, a Fort Worth based-carried has over 100 737 MAX aircrafts on order, with four deliveries in 2017, sixteen in 2018 and twenty in 2019. This upcoming generation aircraft has a total of one hundred and seventy-two seats. This means that the aircraft has twenty-nine inches of seat room in the main cabin aircraft interior, something that is huge for the aircraft industry. The aircraft interior includes thirty seats in main cabin extra, providing exceptional comfort for its customers.

The economy seats on this aircraft are more comfortable than previous aircraft seats because they are Rockwell Collins interior system’s design. The aircraft interior design is an art and a science, you must consider revenue, customer experience and satisfaction as well as other considerations. Apparently, the new 737 MAX 8 will not include inflight entertainment but will instead include configured satellite based wi-fi. This new development allows passengers to stream video contents such as Netflix, HBO, and Hulu.

The 737 MAX is designed to provide customers outstanding performance, flexibility and competence. The plane even has lower per seat outlays compared to its competitors. The 737 has some of the newest technology on the market, including CFM international engines, Boeing aviation industry interior, advanced technology winglets, and large flight deck displays. The Boeing 737 is the fastest selling airplane is Boeing history, a remarkable statistic for the company! The first 737 MAX 8 is through Renton flight line and features a painted rudder and a green fuselage. Although the first delivery will be coming in fall 2017, American has yet to announce any plans about schedules or routes that the plane will be taking.


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L3 & Air Tractor Join OA-X Experiment

L3 Technologies, one of the top defense contractors in the world as agreed to participate in the US Air Force OA-X experiment. The experiment began July 31st and is with the Air Tractor AT 802L longsword, which is an armed reconnaissance version of a tail dragging crop-duster. A tail dragging aircraft is an aircraft that lands and taxis on a tail wheel or a skid and keeps its nose off the ground. These planes will give the air force and entire new approach to combat. L-3 wants to be a part of this experiment in hopes that it will increase their customer options and generate more revenue.

L-3 does have some competitors who will also be involved in the experiment, although they have yet to be announced. L-3 already made a huge announcement at this year’s Paris air show when they introduced their brand-new AT-802L. This aircraft has an Air Tractor equipped cockpit that is glass, and Wescam MX-15 infrared/electrooptical sensor pod and hardpoints under the belly and the wings. L-3 will benefit greatly from this experiment if it is successful because they have plans to sell twelve of the modified crop dusters to Kenya. This OA-X experiment is expected to gather more information for the United States Air Force but US Special Operations Command.

The two services released a pre-solicitation searching platform for a technology that is a light attack support for special operations. The air force special operations will attend the experiment. The experiment is described as a combat field test used for potential foreign military sales. They have been flying mission’s day and night with and without weapons to accurately test the aircrafts. They are even preforming simulated surveillance and light attack missions. The next phase of the experiment will be an experimental deployment into a real combat zone, with Iraq or Syria being the location for the test.

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Airbus - new A320 Airspace interior

Airbus and team have effectivity been able to add yet another model to their fleet of wide bodied aircrafts. The newest model will be known as the A320, which is much like its sister aircrafts the A330neo and A350 series. Airbus has said to have the A320 share many of the same principles as the previous models, alongside many newer innovations. One of the many new features that got a lot of attention at the recent Aircraft Interiors Expo held in April was the expanded overhead storage space. During this expo, a lot of great criticism became the trigger to releasing the newly profound cabin. Per an interview with Airbus Executive Vice President of Product Strategy, Dr. Kiran Rao mentioned, “The A350 XWB cabin has proven extremely popular, with great feedback not only from passengers, but from design professionals.” Along with mentioning that,” This was great validation that gave us confidence to apply the design language to the A330neo and now to the A320 Family.” The larger storage space allows an estimated “40 percent more volume space” which is are more accommodating for larger carryon items. The cabin has been designed to be less bulky which not only creates more room for storage but increases lavatory options. The newly innovative cabin has been equipped with the latest IFE stage which has been located overhead. This platform is equipped with,” in-seat audio/video on-demand, as well as the provision for in-seat power, wireless flexible connectivity and mobile telephony (GSM on board).” One of the perks of these newer additions is that they can be easily integrated into already existing models. Airbus’ targeted time frame to have the entire package ready for integration is said to be by the year 2020.

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Rolls Royce to Reduce Life Cycle Costs

Life cycle expenditures for helicopters can be a pricey investment for helicopter operators over time. A solution to lowering these costs has been in high demand for some time. Thankfully, aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce has come up with a solution to this long-term concern. They are currently working to develop and new dual channel full authority digital engine (or FADEC) and control systems. This will take the place of the already existing hydro-mechanical equipment on some turboshafts.

This is thought to be the answer to the struggle to keep costs low while not sacrificing quality and functionality of these aircraft engine parts. Jason Propes, Rolls-Royce senior vice president for helicopter and light turboprops states, “These systems will improve the reliability of engines, and we expect to be able to introduce increased in time between overhaul for some components, resulting in lower dollar per operating hour for customers.”

There are quite a few additional upgrades for operators. One of these is the Value Improvement Package kit, which allows Series IV operators to boost hot and high performance. This modification is based on designed changes to the impeller, diffuser and first-stage nozzle that controls and improves airflow. Another new development is that Rolls-Royce is taking action to further improve the process by which data is obtained from its engines as part of the movement towards lower life cycle costs. They understand that the use of smarter and more efficient ways of receiving data is a top priority for consumers.

“This is all part of how we are trying to add more value,” explained Propes, “It starts with providing an affordable propulsion solution and then looking to reduce life-cycle costs for operators, delivering more for the same or lower cost.” Aviation Sourcing Solutions is a leading aircraft engine parts supplier. We want to make sure technological advancements, like the ones made to the Rolls Royce engines, are possible by offering a vast array of parts and making them available by way of a convenient and streamlined process. We are your go-to aircraft parts distributor.


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