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Paris Air Show: Collins Aerospace systems for T-X

17th June 2019 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Saab has selected Collins Aerospace Systems to provide power and control systems for the US Air Force’s Boeing T-X trainer aircraft, the company announced on 17 June.

The company will supply the aircraft’s Power Take Off shaft, Auxiliary Power Engine Control Unit (APECU), engine start system and Main Electric Power Generation System (MEPGS).

The shafts are used to transmit power from the engine to the aircraft mounted accessory drive gearbox. The APECU is a full-authority, advanced electronic controller that controls, monitors and diagnoses all phases of auxiliary power and engine start system operation. The controller also transmits fault and maintenance information to the aircraft systems through redundant communication buses.

Collins Aerospace’s engine start system includes a starter control valve and air turbine starter that converts pneumatic power, supplied by the APU and controlled by the starter control valve, into mechanical shaft horsepower to start the engine. The MEPGS will feature Collins Aerospace’s proven integrated drive generator and digital controls technology to deliver highly-reliable constant frequency power.

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