The company also celebrated delivering the first 737 MAX thrust reverser
with the new composite inner wall to the flight test program.
It is thought that the plane's thrust reversers
, normally only used when a plane touches down, were deployed on the MD-82 that burst into flames atMadrid airport on Wednesday.
JAL had a similar maintenance problem last July, forcing another passenger plane to land at a domestic airport with its engine thrust reverser
Its thrust reverser
features a single-piece O-duct design, a new architecture that improves the aerodynamic qualities of the propulsion system, thus contributing to the lower fuel consumption.
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 thrust reverser
is used precisely at the time when high lift devices--flaps and slats--are fully deployed.
The strip, part of a thrust reverser
, was made of titanium rather than soft alloy and was not an original part, says Flight International magazine.
The company, a subsidiary of TI Group, has been chosen by Hurel-Dubois, one of the world's leading suppliers of aircraft engine components, as its preferred supplier of thrust reverser
The opening of the building, operated by Goodrich Aerospace Europe SAS features an innovative robotic thrust reverser
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 24, 2014--UTC Aerospace Systems' new French plant to build A350 XWB thrust reverser