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3 July 2017

Paris Le Bourget Air Show SIAE 2017 – Key facts

Price Induction was very happy to exhibit in the Paris Le Bourget Air Show 2017 from the 19 to 23 June. It was once again a great opportunity for the team to meet many industry R&T leaders, academics and experts, and exchange about turbomachine related innovations and future projects.

Price Induction’s multi-presence in the show

Three different WESTT solutions were exhibited at the show:

  • The WESTT CS/BV Virtual Engine Test Bench on PI booth;
  • The WESTT BV66 interactive learning station on PI partner Defense Conseil International’s booth;
  • The WESTT SE-HP assembly and disassembly DGEN High Pressure’s spool test bench on PI partner Aerocampus Aquitaine booth.
Westt CS/BV & SEV on PI booth
Westt CS/BV & SEV on PI booth
Westt BV66 on DCI booth
Westt BV66 on DCI booth
West SE-HP on Aerocampus Aquitaine booth
West SE-HP on Aerocampus Aquitaine booth

 

Thanks to our R&T SAFRAN partner, visitors could also discover a freshly kick-started project about the DGEN 380 HP core engine hybridization.

Moreover, Price Induction had the pleasure to promote the Flying Whales’ LCA60T program airship for which our design office has developed a POC of electric propulsive system.

DGEN hybrid architecture on Safran Booth
DGEN hybrid architecture on Safran Booth
Flying wales electric propulsive system
Flying wales electric propulsive system

Key meetings on Price Induction booth

Price induction had the pleasure to welcome both academic and industrial partners on its booth throughout the week.

Propulsion R&T representatives from major aerospace groups such as SAFRAN, AIRBUS, DASSAULT or Technical Research Institutes stepped by to exchange about current and future potential projects with them.

A special meeting gathered three academic partners on 22 June. InHolland Hogeschool, ENAC and Polyaéro met together and exchanged about the WESTT solutions and their experience using it.

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Signature of a partnership between Price Induction and Defense Conseil International (DCI)

DCI, the reference operator of the Ministry of the Armed Forces for the international transfer of the French military know-how to France friendly countries armed forces, and Price Induction signed an industrial and commercial partnership focused on MRO (EASA/Part 66 and DSAé/FRA 66) initial training.

Thanks again to DCI for organizing this event!

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Signature of a partnership between Price Induction, Polyaéro and the CFA EPURE on Polyaéro booth

Price Induction, Polyaéro and the CFA EPURE make their collaboration start public, as well as the acquisition of a WESTT CS/BV.

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Price Induction warmly thanks all its partners and visitors for their trust to make this week a great success!

15 May 2017

Price Induction and NASA Glenn Research Center Collaboration is Celebrated with the First Engine Run

NASA Researchers will benefit from the DART Project (DGEN380 Aero-propulsion Research Turbofan) for years to come.

Price Induction, the developer of the DGEN 380 turbofan, is proud to announce the conclusion of a WESTT BR platform installation at the NASA Aero-Acoustic Propulsion Laboratory at the Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland Ohio USA.

DGEN 380 in anechoic chamber at Glenn Research Center
DGEN 380 in anechoic chamber at Glenn Research Center

The installation is the result of an 18 month project that was initiated in 2014 when the use of the DGEN 380 engine as an acoustic research tool was validated by NASA after testing in GRC’s anechoic chamber.

The Price Induction and NASA teams collaborated closely to adapt the DGEN380 engine and its associated testing platform to NASA’s specific needs. Two of the most challenging aspects of the project were the design of a fully mobile system and significant modifications of the engine’s internal architecture while keeping all operational and safety aspects unaltered.

Inauguration of the testing platform on April 28th 2017
Inauguration of the testing platform on April 28th 2017

In April of this year, a group of NASA engineers attended five days of intense training conducted by Price Induction engineers from France. As shown on the pictures below, the official first engine cycles were run by Dr. Daniel Sutliff, lead researcher and DART project manager during an internal inauguration.

Dr. Daniel Sutliff in the Mobile Control Room
Dr. Daniel Sutliff in the Mobile Control Room

 

Mobile Control Room
Mobile Control Room

NASA is one of a few client benefitting from the real DGEN 380 engine test bench (WESTT BR) and the virtual engine test bench (WESTT CS/BV) both provided by Price Induction. NASA and Price Induction have committed to develop their collaboration around propulsion research in the long-term.

 Price Induction would like to take this opportunity to thank NASA for its confidence during this challenging project.

See Dr D. Sutliff interview on his visit to our test bench last year: https://youtu.be/-HfxqLFIDN4

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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 :

3 November 2014

Airshow China 2014 in Zhuhai

Price Induction announces its participation to the Airshow China 2014 in Zhuhai on November 11-16, 2014. Price will exhibit the DGEN turbofan engine and WESTT SOLUTIONS for the first time in China in Hall 1, Stand #D1-2.

The DGEN turbofan engine for general aviation will be on display at Price Induction’s booth #D-1-2 in Hall 1. Today, the DGEN 380 engine achieved over 1500 hours of testing, 6000 ignitions and 2200 endurance cycles. It is also used by an increasing number of universities and research centers worldwide including the ISAE-Supaero engineering school in France and the Civil Aviation University of China in Tianjin.

Besides, we will offer live demonstrations of the virtual engine test bench WESTT CS/BV on our booth. This very innovative learning system is particularly interesting for engine regulation, thermodynamics and aerodynamics studies. All interested people and especially professors, instructors as well as students are invited to discover its features and experience its wide range of educational applications.

30 April 2014

ILA Berlin Air Show

Price Induction announces its participation at the ILA Berlin Air Show May 20-25, 2014 on booth 3431a in hall 3 with the support of the Berlin-Brandenburg region.

Besides its DGEN turbofan engine for general aviation and the virtual engine test bench WESTT CS/BV, Price Induction will offer live demonstrations of the WESTT SE-HP assembly and disassembly station of a turbofan high-pressure spool for the first time in Germany. This educational tool is ideal for practices in mechanical and maintenance engineering and is also recognized worldwide by EASA Part-147 training centers as an innovative training tool to maintenance practices and propulsion basics.

Furthermore, Price Induction will present the latest news concerning the WESTT SOLUTIONS product family of research and training tools, which have been very successful in the past year. Renowned research institutes like the NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and worldwide universities like theHogeschool InHolland in Delft, the Civil Aviation University of China in Tianjin and the ENAC engineering school in Toulouse are some of the latest WESTT SOLUTIONS customers.

On May 20th at 3pm, our customer Linköping University will present the best student designs of DGEN-based Personal Light Jets on the forum of the Berlin-Brandenburg region stand.

As on previous ILA Airshows the DGEN engine will also be on display at Price Induction’s booth. The DGEN 380 engine achieved, today, over 1500 hours of testing, 6000 ignitions and 2200 endurance cycles and is used by an increasing number of universities and research centers.

31 March 2014

AERO 2014

Price Induction announces its annual participation to the AERO Friedrichshafen on April 9-12th 2014. This year, Price Induction will be exhibiting on booth #301 in hall 5 together with the cluster Berlin-Brandenburg Aerospace Allianz (BBAA).

The Friedrichshafen show for General Aviation is the opportunity for Price Induction to promote its DGEN engine which achieved today over 1500 hours of testing, 6000 ignitions and 2200 endurance cycles, as well as its range of educational solutions WESTT conceived around this engine.

This AERO 2014 will indeed be the occasion to present the latest evolutions of these solutions which have a great success in 2013 at renowned research institutes like the NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and at worldwide universities like the Linköping University in Sweden, the ENAC engineering school in Toulouse, France and the Civil Aviation University of China in Tianjin.

Moreover, the visitors of the AERO will discover this year a new WESTT offer adapted to aviation maintenance training centers and which is already used by the National Service for Industrial Apprenticeship (SENAI) in Sao Paulo, Brasil.