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APR-MAY 2018

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GENERAL AVIATION THE CATALYST OF A NEW ERA In 2014 the Advanced Turboprop (the ATP) clean-sheet-design was conceived based on experience made by existing engines, grown customers feedback, and customer insights and from that moment a new era had begun for GE Aviation. The new 1,300 SHP-rated Catalyst is the first entry in GE's new family of turboprop engines aimed at business and general aviation aircraft in the 1,000-1,600 SHP range; thermodynamically it is rated at 2,000 hp. Catalyst work is predominantly being done in the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, and Germany. The GE present position was reached through Europe-wide acquisitions (see Page 40). Now, this first engine has been transferred to the brand new test chamber of the Czech Technical University in Prague located on the same site. Fitted with hundreds of sensors "which required technicians to use watchmaker skills for positioning them properly" it will be used by CVUT and GE to generate more data and engine insights in field use. The ATP features an industry-best 16:1 overall pressure ratio (OPR), enabling the engine to achieve as much as 15 percent lower fuel burn and 10 percent higher cruise power compared to competitor offerings in the same size class with better time between overhaul (TBO) and class-leading performance retention. Some of the ATP's advantages are credited to the industry-first technology designed into the engine. The use of additive manufacturing has simplified the engine's design, with fewer parts and solutions not feasible with conventional technologies, and also produced a lighter, more compact unit. The engine includes parts originally developed for supersonic jet engines. Its designers GE CATALYST CVUT test bench. GE AVIATION DFW Specials Ground Support/Pitot Static Test Equipment Take advantage of our DFW specials with these three packaged deals Package Deal #1 FREE PSIM-104-AOA with the purchase of a DPST-9300A DPST-9300A - Automated RVSM/AOA-3CH Air Data Test Set PSIM-104-AOA - Pitot/Static Isolation Manifold (3CH., 12 Ports) Package Deal #2 FREE PSIM-104 with the purchase of DPST-9200A DPST-9200A - Automated RVSM Air Data Test Set PSIM-104 - Pitot/Static Isolation Manifold (2CH., 8 Ports) Package Deal #3 FREE Master Sight Compass with Purchase of DPST-3500M & Z-SAY-3 DPST-3500M-Manual Pitot Static Test Set SCZ-106 Master Sight Compass ZSAY-3 Universal Pitot Static Adapter System DFW Instrument, LLC FAA Certified Repair Station #DZMR112L Cage Code #3PTA2 Contact us today: 214-217-7600 Sales Code: AMT2018 Expiration: July 31, 2018 38 APRIL/MAY 2018 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY

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