ENGINES - DEFENCE & SECURITY
Fighter jet engine deal
with India to start this year: GE Aerospace's Amy Gowder
in the news?
A fighter jet engine technology deal with
the US, which was announced during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to
Washington DC last year, is progressing on time and a detailed technical
proposal to set up a manufacturing unit in India jointly with Hindustan
Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will be shared with the state-run company early this
F414 engines will power LCA-MK2 as well as
the fifth generation twin-engine
Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)-MK1 which is on the drawing board.
It is a high-performance, two-spool,
axial-flow turbofan engine that is used to power a variety of military
aircraft, including the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, the JAS 39 Gripen, and the
Tejas Mark II.
It is a derivative of the GE F404 engine,
which was developed in the 1970s.
It has been used by U.S. Navy aircraft for
more than 30 years.
with F-414 Engines:
Sweden, Australia, Kuwait, Brazil, South
Korea, India and Indonesia.
It combines the proven reliability,
maintainability, and operability of its successful F404 predecessor with
advanced technologies to provide up to 35 percent more thrust.
It’s simple, modular design is reliable
and easy to maintain.
It is the first fighter engine to use a
Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC).
FADEC provides precise control of the
engine’s performance, which improves fuel efficiency and reduces emissions.
Is the first fighter engine to use an
integrated electronic engine instrumentation (IEE) system.
IEE provides real-time data on the
engine’s performance, which helps pilots to make informed decisions about
Its wide chord, high-pressure compressor
(HPC) provides greater efficiency and lower emissions than previous generation
The engine’s low-pressure turbine (LPT) is
designed for high efficiency and durability.