Mr Geoff Smith, group chief executive at Dowty, said: "This alliance with Hurel-Dubois has given us a breakthrough in supplying Airbus Industrie with thrust reverser
actuation systems, complementing our strong position with Boeing, and endorsing us as the world's pre-eminent supplier of these systems.
The patented PERT (Planar Exit Rear Target) thrust reverser
features two blocker doors that serve as the engine's exhaust exit during flight, and are deployed on landing for the reverse thrust function.
The company said it has manufactured the thrust reversers
for nearly 20 years at its UK site in Burnley, where the assembly line has been re-engineered into a single stepping line to support the four different customer variants of the product, which is also produced without any quality notices.
The opening of the building, operated by Goodrich Aerospace Europe SAS features an innovative robotic thrust reverser
Under terms of the four-year agreement, Aircelle will provide access to large-sized nacelle components, including thrust reversers
and engine cowls.
In response to the growing regional demand for the supply, repair and overhaul of GE90 nacelle components, Lufthansa Technik and Spirit AeroSystems will place inventory, including GE90 thrust reversers
and cowlings, in the Lufthansa Technik Middle East Services' headquarter location in Dubai.
In 2008, Spirit AeroSystems received a contract to provide overhaul, repair, and modification services for Cathay Pacific Airways' fleet of Boeing (NYSE: BA) 777 Trent 800 thrust reversers
The pilots did not deploy thrust reversers
until 18 sec.
The PERT agreement - which includes supply of the thrust reversers
and product support to Cessna - was signed TODAY by Aircelle chairman & chief executive officer Vincent Mascre and Justin Salmans, the Cessna Aircraft company's senior vice president of Procurement.
AMES said it supports airlines in the Middle East, the Gulf Arab states and South Asia - with the company uniquely positioned to accommodate the region's very large nacelles and thrust reversers
for Engine Alliance GP7200s that power Airbus A380s, and General Electric's GE90 (NYSE: GE) engines used on Boeing (NYSE: BA) 777s.