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14 March 2017

exhibiting the BV 66 test bench @ MBZ Majlis for Future Generations, in Abu Dhabi

Partner at the MBZ Majlis for Future Generations in Abu Dhabi, and exhibiting the BV 66 test bench!

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2 March 2017

Price Induction Westt BV66 at DCI

After the WESTT CS/BV virtual engine test bench, DCI (Défense Conseil International) just acquired the WESTT BV 66 interactive station, the new WESTT test bench from Price Induction.
The installation and training took place on 25 and 27 January 2017 in the Rochefort Air Force base 721. A team of four instructors from French Defense Aeronautical Institute (FDAI) – a DCI / Dassault Aviation top-class joint center – participated in the training led by Price Induction.

On one hand, instructors will benefit from the innovative and dynamic content of the bench specifically designed for Part 66 initial training. On the other hand, DCI trainees will autonomously be able to go into a large panel of topics in depth, from flight mechanics to propulsion. Thanks to the integrated FADEC, the students will have the opportunity to conduct some real-time simulations of a modern turbofan engine, the DGEN 380, which should ease understanding of complex propulsion notions. Technician students from the Middle-East Air Forces will be the first classes to benefit from this innovative station.

Beyond this acquisition, DCI and Price Induction have already launched a collaboration of co-development of additional BV66 content in order to continuously improve aeronautical training offers.

Westt BV66  @ groupe DCI Defense Conseil International
Westt BV66 @ groupe DCI Defense Conseil International
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23 February 2017

The University of Kansas joins our WESTT Community!

The University of Kansas joins our WESTT Community!

 On February 10th, Price Induction installed the WESTT CS/BV virtual engine test bench at The University of Kansas’ Aerospace Engineering department (KUAE). This turbofan simulator will strengthen the propulsion educational material of the University. The main modules, thermodynamics and mechanical exploration of the DGEN 380 will serve as central teaching material to assist professors during lectures. It will also provide students with tangible learning tools and hands-on engineering interaction.

 The University of Kansas is renowned as a leading aircraft and engine design institution, winning numerous AIAA and international design competitions.

According to KUAE’s 2016-17 enrollment rates, students are increasingly taking an interest in aerospace engineering. This sudden peak in interest is largely attributed to the aircraft industry’s highly visible presence in Kansas. As student enrollment increases, the department experiences a rapid expansion of their faculty involvement, teaching resources and research space.

WESTT CS/BV @ Kansas University

WESTT CS/BV @ Kansas University

“The sophistication of this system and its versatility is highly suitable for our department, where a strong Academic Program in engineering meets a strong Aviation Program.  Indeed, both sides of the house could use this impressive virtual engine test bench” states Aerospace Engineering Professor, Saeed Farokhi, PhD.

 Farokhi first expressed an interest in the WESTT CS/BV test bench when he encountered Price Induction’s booth at the IGTI Conference in San Antonio. Alongside Sharp Professor and Associate Chair, Ray Taghavi, he’s worked on gathering the necessary funds to acquire the simulation test bench. Farokhi and Taghavi are now fully trained and ready to implement this educational solution in the classroom.

The WESTT CS/BV test bench is currently used by over 40 academic clients all over the world for Thermodynamic, Aerodynamic, Control Systems or Engine performance and Failure management applications.

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21 February 2017

WESTT BV 66 interactive learning station in Aviation Competence Centre (ACC)

On Thursday 16th of February,
Price Induction installed a WESTT BV 66 interactive learning station in Aviation Competence Centre (ACC), a key European player in Part 147 initial training located on Maastricht airport, Netherlands. The BV 66 solution will be leveraged for aircraft aerodynamics and propulsion training. In particular, students will benefit from live hardware-in-the-loop simulation of the DGEN 380 turbofan engine thanks to the original FADEC installed on the bench. ACC’s instructors were trained on Friday and first simulations were run successfully!

ACC and PI have already some collaboration plans in the coming months to develop further BV 66 functionalities and modules.

On Saturday, Price Induction was invited to participate in ACC’s Open Day. This annual event is a great opportunity for high school students, their parents and families to discover ACC’s facilities, volunteer students from ACC to do some demonstrations on the aircrafts, instructors to explain ACC training program and career opportunities in MRO; and, industry partners to show off their capabilities. In short, lots of fruitful interactions with all this passionate community as shown on the pictures below!

Price Induction warmly thanks ACC’s management and instructors for their trust in this new WESTT solution!

Training session in ACC’s facilities
Training session in ACC’s facilities
Training session in ACC’s facilities
Training session in ACC’s facilities

Open Day DemosOpen Day demos on the WESTT BV 66 station by newly trained instructor Harry!

Open Day demos on the WESTT BV 66 station by newly trained instructor Harry!


 

Open Day: a great opportunity to discover ACC’s aero equipment

How many DGEN 380 can fit into one single CF6?
How many DGEN 380 can fit into one single CF6?

17 February 2017

Price Induction collaboration with Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna, in Warsaw

Price Induction is very glad to announce its new collaboration with the Military University of Technology Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna or WAT, in Warsaw, Poland.
WAT Aerospace students, teachers and researchers will benefit from a brand new DGEN 380 turbofan engine test bench installed in the Air Force Institute of Technology (Instytut Techniczny Wojsk Lotniczych or ITWL) existing facilities located next to the University.

Around 10 military and civil people from WAT and ITWL attended the three-day intensive training conducted by Price Induction on 7, 8 and 9 February 2017.

As shown on the pictures below, the official first engine cycles were run with success by Professor Aleksander Olejnik (Director of WAT Institute of Aviation Technology), Mr. Stanisław Kachel, Associate Professor (Dean of WAT Mechatronics & Aerospace Faculty) and Mr. Mirosław Kowalski, Associate Professor (Deputy Director of ITWL).

WAT and ITWL are one of a very few locations benefitting from both the real DGEN 380 engine test bench (WESTT BR), the engine assembly/disassembly station (WESTT SEV) and the virtual engine test bench (WESTT CS/BV).

A celebration of the installation was given during a dinner organized by ITWL. WAT, ITWL and Price Induction have committed to develop their collaboration around propulsion research in the long-term.

Price Induction would like to warmly thank WAT and ITWL for their confidence during this challenging project.

DGEN 380 engine in ITWL test cell
DGEN 380 engine in ITWL test cell
First engine cycles run by WAT and ITWL management
First engine cycles run by WAT and ITWL management
Final reception: pictures in front of the brand new control desk and next to the DGEN 380 engine
Final reception: pictures in front of the brand new control desk and next to the DGEN 380 engine
Final reception: pictures in front of the brand new control desk and next to the DGEN 380 engine
Final reception: pictures in front of the brand new control desk and next to the DGEN 380 engine

6 January 2017

a new Westt CS/BV at Polytech Orléans

We are delighted to announce a new partner in the WESTT family!

Price Induction recently installed the WESTT CS/BV virtual engine test bench at the school of engineering of the University of Orléans (Polytech Orléans, France), where it will be used by students and faculty members of the department technologies for Energy, Aerospace and Motorization (TEAM). Price Induction provided a specific training to the TEAM department members to ensure a fast use of the system and make sure they can leverage all functionalities and practical courses as of January 2017.

As a reminder, the WESTT CS/BV is a virtual engine test bench where the behavior of the DGEN 380 geared turbofan engine is simulated in real time through a dedicated hardware that includes a reprogrammable Engine Control Unit.
This virtual engine test bench currently is used by over 40 academic clients all over the world for Thermodynamic, Aerodynamic, Control Systems or Engine performance and Failure management applications.

Click here to find out more !

Price Induction CS/BV at Polytech Orleans

14 November 2016

BV66 US west coast tour

Our dynamic representative is on tour with the new BV66 learning station for a show!

14 November 2016

Nasa visits Price Induction

Nasa visits Price Induction in Anglet, France :
Dgen380 used as a research tool for acoustics topics at NASA Glenn Research Center

See interview of Dr. Daniel Sutliff here :

11 October 2016

Aviation Australia Riyadh College of Excellence AARCoE (Update September)

Aviation Australia Riyadh College provided a promotional video of their training program. That video shows some of the WESTT products in use.
AARCoE is now equipped with a complete WESTT products educational platform.

We wish their students and faculty members a good and fulfilling school year !

6 July 2016

Aviation Australia Riyadh College

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Price Induction is very glad and exciting to announce the opening of an innovative training platform dedicated to gas turbines and aviation at Aviation Australia Riyadh College (AARC), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

As shown on pictures below, the Price Induction platform is composed of (1) an engine maintenance practical workshop, (2) a virtual engine test lab and (3) a gas turbine theory interactive lab.

AARC offers world-class Part 147 aviation maintenance training in its brand new facility at King Khalid International Airport on the outskirts of Riyadh, and seeks to become a key MRO training player in the region.

Price Induction would like to warmly thank AARC management for its confidence since the beginning of the project in 2015.

For more information: Press Release