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You didn't calculate the diameter and fuel consumption / hour into your calculations .

What is the benefit of extra length of the aircraft if it's weapon carrying capabilities are not increasing in that proportion ?
The turkish done the same mistake by increasing the lengths but shallowing the weapon's bay's.
 

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yes but if If DRDO decide to drop kaveri and put all its weight behind this, we will be paying them for a long long time

India developed turbomeca Shakti engines with the help of SAFRAN ( of France ) but it didn't stop us from future development of turboshaft engines like HTSE-1200 engines and actually helped us .

We are trying to the same thing with kaveri or k10 engines
 

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India developed turbomeca Shakti engines with the help of SAFRAN ( of France ) but it didn't stop us from future development of turboshaft engines like HTSE-1200 engines and actually helped us .

We are trying to the same thing with kaveri or k10 engines
Fingers crossed
 

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it's weapon carrying capabilities and range are not increasing in that proportion ?
Weapons payload
F-22 4× under-wing pylon stations each with a capacity of 2,270 kg + A2G config = 4*2270+(2*450)+(2*152)+(2*85.3) ~10,500 kgs at the very least
F-35A 8160Kg

Range
F-22 3000kms
F-35A 2200kms

again, wiki is the source.

The extra 2m gives 36% better range and at least 28% more payload.
 

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Weapons payload
F-22 4× under-wing pylon stations each with a capacity of 2,270 kg + A2G config = 4*2270+(2*450)+(2*152)+(2*85.3) ~10,500 kgs at the very least
F-35A 8160Kg

Range
F-22 3000kms
F-35A 2200kms

again, wiki is the source.

The extra 2m gives 36% better range and at least 28% more payload.

American engines aren't compact and extremely efficient for the thrust they produce , compare weapons carrying capabilities and range of J20 and f22 .
Despite having bigger in size the capacity of j20 is Less than F22
 

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J20 and f22
Not comparing US and Chinese stealth. Just saying we need to look at ~5 meter long engine in the F135 class (rather than 2x F414/EJ2x0 class) & here is how I arrived at that conclusion (very back of the envelope calculations but a trend clearly emerges):

dry/wet thrust, length and diameter of some of the engines relevant in our context
engine-dry/wet (kN)--length/dia (m)
F119-----116/156------5.16/1.2
F135-----128/191-------5.6/1.17
XF9------108/147-------4.8/<1
EJ2x0 s2--78/120------3.99/.74 (* dimensions of EJ-200)
F414EPE--70/120-------3.9/.89

observations-
1. diameters of engines are roughly same (1 m +/-), extra thrust is largely attributable to increased length.
2. Using F414EPE as baseline, 4m engines roughly develop 70/120 kN in their best future avatar at the cost of reduced durability (look at F414 EDE path).. 2x will do 140/240 kN with a width of 1.78m (at least) placed side by side
3. Compare this with an F135 which for 1.17m width gives 128/191 kN thrust
4. In % terms F135 vs 2x F414 EPE: F135 gives 91.4% dry/79.6% wet thrust at just 66% of fuselage width!
5. Increase in volume because of 2 engines = work harder to hide yourself in air, more maintenance after every sortie on the ground (more RAM coating etc etc.)

So while 2x F414EPE may be okay for AMCA from thrust point of view but they add lateral fuselage volume besides other paraphernalia like wiring, piping, controls etc for 2 engines.

For the later AHCA in the F-22 class we will need a stonker of an engine in the F119, F135, XF9 class- all 5m engines.

With RR onboard why shouldn't we take a stab at F135 class engine? We can make AMCA with just one of those and AHCA with two. There are obvious stealth advantages too for AMCA in such a single-engine config- 91.4% dry/79.6% wet thrust at just 66% of fuselage width!
 
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Not comparing US and Chinese stealth. Just saying we need to look at ~5 meter long engine in the F135 class (rather than 2x F414/EJ2x0 class) & here is how I arrived at that conclusion (very back of the envelope calculations but a trend clearly emerges):

dry/wet thrust, length and diameter of some of the engines relevant in our context
engine-dry/wet (kN)--length/dia (m)
F119-----116/156------5.16/1.2
F135-----128/191-------5.6/1.17
XF9------108/147-------4.8/<1
EJ2x0 s2--78/120------3.99/.74 (* dimensions of EJ-200)
F414EPE--70/120-------3.9/.89

observations-
1. diameters of engines are roughly same (1 m +/-), extra thrust is largely attributable to increased length.
2. Using F414EPE as baseline, 4m engines roughly develop 70/120 kN in their best future avatar at the cost of reduced durability (look at F414 EDE path).. 2x will do 140/240 kN with a width of 1.78m (at least) placed side by side
3. Compare this with an F135 which for 1.17m width gives 128/191 kN thrust
4. In % terms F135 vs 2x F414 EPE: F135 gives 91.4% dry/79.6% wet thrust at just 66% of fuselage width!
5. Increase in volume because of 2 engines = work harder to hide yourself in air, more maintenance after every sortie on the ground (more RAM coating etc etc.)

So while 2x F414EPE may be okay for AMCA from thrust point of view but they add lateral fuselage volume besides other paraphernalia like wiring, piping, controls etc for 2 engines.

For the later AHCA in the F-22 class we will need a stonker of an engine in the F119, F135, XF9 class- all 5m engines.

With RR onboard why shouldn't we take a stab at F135 class engine? We can make AMCA with just one of those and AHCA with two. There are obvious stealth advantages too for AMCA in such a single-engine config- 91.4% dry/79.6% wet thrust at just 66% of fuselage width!

I agree with you , Rolls-Royce along with general electrics was involved in the development of F136 engine ( For F35) but stopped their development after Pratt and Whitney F135 was chosen.


So they already have done their research in this class of engine but I doubt if they would share this technology with us.

They just want to share EJ200 level technologies and earn billions of dollars , but I don't think that we should make AMCA as a single engine fighter jet , current design is Good according to me.
 

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Buddy from past 5-6 year's i have been hearing different OEMs started from US (DTTI) to saffran everyone claiming to share total R&D with india but things never materialise.
Till the day we don't see on ground development like releasing funds i would say hold your horse's 👀
I will wait till we get actual engine, Su57 development was supposed to give us wings all we ended was getting kick in the balls, waste of time and money.
 

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How long it will take the gtre-drdo-rolls royce 110 kn engine to fructify? 5 yrs in negotiation+10 to 15 years for development n production, I still wonder!? Gurus please enlightened..
 

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DRDOs Aero engine Disc made of titanium alloy using a process called isothermal Forging. This tech can be used in manufacturing various engine components like blades , rings , discs etc . This tech may use to develop Jaguar engine discs.
 

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Pratt & Whitney Offers Turbofan Technology To India
“Today, over 7,000 P&W military engines are in service with 34 armed forces worldwide, setting new standards for performance and dependability. Some of the most advanced fifth-generation aircraft in the world, like the F-35 and the F-22 Raptor, also fly on P&W engines”



Over the decades, P&W has established MRO capability in India for its partner airlines. Could you outline the expansion plans for India and commitment to innovation?



Pratt & Whitney’s presence in India spans seven decades starting in the 1960s, when Air India received its first Boeing 707 powered by P&W’s JT3D engines. Since then, P&W engines have powered aviation growth in India with a product portfolio across commercial, regional, business and military aviation. In 2005, our V2500 engines on IndiGo Airline’s Airbus A320 fleet helped usher in a new age for private aviation in India. Today, more than 1,250 P&W engines power more than 50 per cent of commercial aircraft in the country. From single-aisle to turbo-props, we have the largest footprint for any engine maker in the country. That’s why one in every two people flying in India fly on Pratt & Whitney’s engines.



Over the last five years, with the intent of ensuring more timely returns to operators, we have significantly grown our global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) network. In fact, our global Geared Turbo Fan (GTF) MRO capacity has increased six times since 2017. We currently have eight facilities worldwide doing GTF MRO.

We recently announced our first investment in India-based MRO services. Air India Engineering Services (AIESL) will provide MRO services in support of P&W GTF engines and customers in India. AIESL will service PW1100G-JM engines at its facility in Mumbai. This will not only strengthen our MRO capacity and capabilities in India, but also open up future avenues for growth, aligned to the government’s “Make in India” vision. We remain committed to building capabilities for high value services that will help airlines get the best from their next-generation products, and creating an innovative aerospace and defence ecosystem that transforms the country’s aviation aspirations into reality.



How is P&W going to contribute in building aerospace capabilities in India?



P&W’s F117 engines power the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) 11 C-17 Globemasters — the largest C-17 fleet outside of United States — in carrying out military, humanitarian and peacekeeping missions. In fact, the C-17 has been used heavily during the Covid-19 crisis for medical repatriation flights for Indian citizens, and we are proud to play a role in the fleet’s readiness. The PT6A engines also power the Pilatus PC-7 trainers flown by the IAF. Additionally, we now offer a growing suite of sustainment solutions for engines for large and small aircraft that support the IAF’s mission readiness.



As for modernisation programs, the IAF and the Indian Navy are in the process of upgrading some of their platforms. A few aircraft in possible consideration for different campaigns include the PW100-powered Airbus C295 light transport for the IAF and the PW210-powered Sikorsky S-76D for the Naval Utility Helicopter program. We are confident that our engines are the best choice to power India’s defence aircraft and in meeting its modernisation needs in the future.

As India’s defence and aerospace sectors modernise, build capacity and assimilate technology, PW continues to set new standards of performance and dependability. Our GTF engine which powers the fastest growing single-aisle segment worldwide, delivers the promised fuel efficiency and environmental benefits that Indian aviation needs for its growth. The GTF-powered A320neo provides 16 per better fuel efficiency from prior-generation engines, 75 per cent reduction in noise footprint, and a 50 per cent reduction in regulated emissions.



Similarly, P&W turboprop, turboshaft and turbofan engines have powered the growth of business and general aviation for decades. Today, with more than 650 engines in service powering regional, general and business aviation as well as helicopters and APUs, we are uniquely poised to power the government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) and UDAN initiative, which aim to accelerate air travel penetration, regional connectivity to drive local economies’ growth and affordable flying. RCS will open up additional opportunities to serve more than 50 million passengers by 2027 and requiring an additional 200-250 aircraft for this segment.



India remains a key market for P&W, and we continue to build on our valued relationships through partnered investments in innovation, research, supply chain and sustainment. We have been working with leading Indian suppliers such as Cyient and HCL for our engineering and sourcing needs. We are deeply committed to the India market and aligned with the government’s programs including Make in India, Skill India’ and Startup India’ and are looking to further our investments.


P&W is actively contributing to the government’s vision of making India a global manufacturing hub and developing the aerospace talent pool. Specialised training programs at our Customer Training Centre in Hyderabad, which is DGCA and EASA certified, help create an industry-ready talent pool. This is one of our two major international state-of-the-art training centres outside of the US where trainees get to work in real-time on engines, including our world-beating GTF engine. Our Industry Capability Enhancement program supports medium and small-scale enterprises in precision manufacturing and highly specialised engineering services, and we also collaborate with state governments to advance skills training.



We have also launched 100 e-learning centres, in collaboration with UCONN and Engineers Without Borders, to advance STEM education. Our focus on innovation helps us prepare for tomorrow’s challenges. Globally, we are investing in new technologies that will power the future of aviation while reducing the carbon footprint of our industry. Digital technologies, additive manufacturing, advanced high temperature materials and hybrid electric will positively impact aviation in the coming days.



PM Modi and IAF chief talked about building more than 1,000 next-generation AMCA and Tejas Mk2 fighter aircraft but the biggest hurdle is a suitable jet engine for these aircraft. As the world‘s leading OEM with such capabilities, are you keen to respond to the idea of jointly developing and manufacturing engine here?



Today, more than 7,000 P&W military engines are in service with 34 armed forces worldwide, setting new standards for performance and dependability. Globally, some of the most advanced fifth-generation aircraft in the world, like the F-35 and the F-22 Raptor, also fly on Pratt & Whitney engines.



Our engines currently power the IAF’s C-17 fleet and its Pilatus PC-7 trainers and are committed to serving the demands of our customers with cutting-edge innovation. In fact, India’s indigenous NAL-Saras, powered by the PT6A turboprop, is a great example of our partnership with local aircraft development programs. That said, we may be open to fulfilling any requirements and considering partnerships on key platforms with our stakeholders in country.

The government has increased FDI to 100 per cent on a case-to-case basis in defence, besides liberalising the MRO sector. As a foreign OEM, would you scale up and invest in India?



What are the challenges in setting set up a complex jet engine manufacturing ecosystem in India? We welcome the Indian government’s recent announcements and are optimistic about their positive impact. The raising of the FDI limit in defence to 74 per cent and 100 per cent will certainly unleash the true potential of India’s defence production capabilities. The liberalisation of the MRO sector to make it more inclusive and competitive will provide the country with a strong operational ecosystem for both domestic and international players.



Our recently announced partnership with AIESL will provide MRO services in support of Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engines for Indian and global customers. The partnership demonstrates our lead and support in the engine MRO sector as such services have been previously been conducted only by international MRO hubs, and we are proud to bring this advanced capability to India.



India is looking to build 114 fighter jets under MMRCA 2.0, and General Electric is the engine supplier to all the proposed American aerospace OEMs — Boeing & Lockheed — along with 83 home-grown TEJAS MK-1A. Whilst P&W has the most advanced F119-PW-100 turbofan and F135 engines powering fifth generation fighter jets F-22 Raptor & F-35 Lightning II, they are limited in their scope for Indian defence. How do you look at this?



As makers of the world’s first operational fifth-generation engine (F119) for the USAF F-22 and the world’s most advanced fighter engine (F135) for the F-35, our history and expertise with advanced propulsion systems is unmatched in the world. When it comes to India’s current requirement for 114 fighter jets, we believe that the IAF and the government will select the most capable platform that meets India’s long-term mission requirements.

Looking at the future, there are indigenous platforms in very early stages of consideration and development, including the twin-engine naval variant for the TEJAS and the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA). Such indigenous programs will certainly advance India’s defence and industrial capabilities. Engine performance and development are critical components for advancing any new platform and at P&W, we are happy to engage with our customers on any opportunities that they see fit for us in the long term.



P&W’s PW1100Gs series engines for the Airbus A320neo family is undergoing overhauling to fix durability problems in challenging operating environments in India. Could you tell us about the ongoing progress?



Given that the nation has been under an extended lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for the replacement of PW1100G-JM was extended by the DGCA to August 31, 2020. We have been working with our airline customers in India to continue to upgrade their PW1100G-JM engines. Even during the recent pause in air travel, P&W has been executing upon and meeting our India targets. More than 80 per cent of the engines already have the modified LPT to support successful return-to-service of our airline customers IndiGo and GoAir. P&W is upgrading engines through our aftermarket network and anticipates staying ahead of the return of passenger demand. We are confident that we will meet the new deadline barring any further operational complications due to COVID-19. All upgraded engines are performing in line with our expectations and have not reported any issues.



The GTF engine will drive the next generation of efficient, sustainable air travel allowing airlines and airports to open new routes and fly more people, farther, with less fuel— and much lower noise. As the aviation industry recovers from COVID-19’s impact, efficiency and sustainability will be key to a robust recovery.
 

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Pratt & Whitney Offers Turbofan Technology To India
“Today, over 7,000 P&W military engines are in service with 34 armed forces worldwide, setting new standards for performance and dependability. Some of the most advanced fifth-generation aircraft in the world, like the F-35 and the F-22 Raptor, also fly on P&W engines”



Over the decades, P&W has established MRO capability in India for its partner airlines. Could you outline the expansion plans for India and commitment to innovation?



Pratt & Whitney’s presence in India spans seven decades starting in the 1960s, when Air India received its first Boeing 707 powered by P&W’s JT3D engines. Since then, P&W engines have powered aviation growth in India with a product portfolio across commercial, regional, business and military aviation. In 2005, our V2500 engines on IndiGo Airline’s Airbus A320 fleet helped usher in a new age for private aviation in India. Today, more than 1,250 P&W engines power more than 50 per cent of commercial aircraft in the country. From single-aisle to turbo-props, we have the largest footprint for any engine maker in the country. That’s why one in every two people flying in India fly on Pratt & Whitney’s engines.



Over the last five years, with the intent of ensuring more timely returns to operators, we have significantly grown our global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) network. In fact, our global Geared Turbo Fan (GTF) MRO capacity has increased six times since 2017. We currently have eight facilities worldwide doing GTF MRO.

We recently announced our first investment in India-based MRO services. Air India Engineering Services (AIESL) will provide MRO services in support of P&W GTF engines and customers in India. AIESL will service PW1100G-JM engines at its facility in Mumbai. This will not only strengthen our MRO capacity and capabilities in India, but also open up future avenues for growth, aligned to the government’s “Make in India” vision. We remain committed to building capabilities for high value services that will help airlines get the best from their next-generation products, and creating an innovative aerospace and defence ecosystem that transforms the country’s aviation aspirations into reality.



How is P&W going to contribute in building aerospace capabilities in India?



P&W’s F117 engines power the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) 11 C-17 Globemasters — the largest C-17 fleet outside of United States — in carrying out military, humanitarian and peacekeeping missions. In fact, the C-17 has been used heavily during the Covid-19 crisis for medical repatriation flights for Indian citizens, and we are proud to play a role in the fleet’s readiness. The PT6A engines also power the Pilatus PC-7 trainers flown by the IAF. Additionally, we now offer a growing suite of sustainment solutions for engines for large and small aircraft that support the IAF’s mission readiness.



As for modernisation programs, the IAF and the Indian Navy are in the process of upgrading some of their platforms. A few aircraft in possible consideration for different campaigns include the PW100-powered Airbus C295 light transport for the IAF and the PW210-powered Sikorsky S-76D for the Naval Utility Helicopter program. We are confident that our engines are the best choice to power India’s defence aircraft and in meeting its modernisation needs in the future.

As India’s defence and aerospace sectors modernise, build capacity and assimilate technology, PW continues to set new standards of performance and dependability. Our GTF engine which powers the fastest growing single-aisle segment worldwide, delivers the promised fuel efficiency and environmental benefits that Indian aviation needs for its growth. The GTF-powered A320neo provides 16 per better fuel efficiency from prior-generation engines, 75 per cent reduction in noise footprint, and a 50 per cent reduction in regulated emissions.



Similarly, P&W turboprop, turboshaft and turbofan engines have powered the growth of business and general aviation for decades. Today, with more than 650 engines in service powering regional, general and business aviation as well as helicopters and APUs, we are uniquely poised to power the government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) and UDAN initiative, which aim to accelerate air travel penetration, regional connectivity to drive local economies’ growth and affordable flying. RCS will open up additional opportunities to serve more than 50 million passengers by 2027 and requiring an additional 200-250 aircraft for this segment.



India remains a key market for P&W, and we continue to build on our valued relationships through partnered investments in innovation, research, supply chain and sustainment. We have been working with leading Indian suppliers such as Cyient and HCL for our engineering and sourcing needs. We are deeply committed to the India market and aligned with the government’s programs including Make in India, Skill India’ and Startup India’ and are looking to further our investments.


P&W is actively contributing to the government’s vision of making India a global manufacturing hub and developing the aerospace talent pool. Specialised training programs at our Customer Training Centre in Hyderabad, which is DGCA and EASA certified, help create an industry-ready talent pool. This is one of our two major international state-of-the-art training centres outside of the US where trainees get to work in real-time on engines, including our world-beating GTF engine. Our Industry Capability Enhancement program supports medium and small-scale enterprises in precision manufacturing and highly specialised engineering services, and we also collaborate with state governments to advance skills training.



We have also launched 100 e-learning centres, in collaboration with UCONN and Engineers Without Borders, to advance STEM education. Our focus on innovation helps us prepare for tomorrow’s challenges. Globally, we are investing in new technologies that will power the future of aviation while reducing the carbon footprint of our industry. Digital technologies, additive manufacturing, advanced high temperature materials and hybrid electric will positively impact aviation in the coming days.



PM Modi and IAF chief talked about building more than 1,000 next-generation AMCA and Tejas Mk2 fighter aircraft but the biggest hurdle is a suitable jet engine for these aircraft. As the world‘s leading OEM with such capabilities, are you keen to respond to the idea of jointly developing and manufacturing engine here?



Today, more than 7,000 P&W military engines are in service with 34 armed forces worldwide, setting new standards for performance and dependability. Globally, some of the most advanced fifth-generation aircraft in the world, like the F-35 and the F-22 Raptor, also fly on Pratt & Whitney engines.



Our engines currently power the IAF’s C-17 fleet and its Pilatus PC-7 trainers and are committed to serving the demands of our customers with cutting-edge innovation. In fact, India’s indigenous NAL-Saras, powered by the PT6A turboprop, is a great example of our partnership with local aircraft development programs. That said, we may be open to fulfilling any requirements and considering partnerships on key platforms with our stakeholders in country.

The government has increased FDI to 100 per cent on a case-to-case basis in defence, besides liberalising the MRO sector. As a foreign OEM, would you scale up and invest in India?



What are the challenges in setting set up a complex jet engine manufacturing ecosystem in India? We welcome the Indian government’s recent announcements and are optimistic about their positive impact. The raising of the FDI limit in defence to 74 per cent and 100 per cent will certainly unleash the true potential of India’s defence production capabilities. The liberalisation of the MRO sector to make it more inclusive and competitive will provide the country with a strong operational ecosystem for both domestic and international players.



Our recently announced partnership with AIESL will provide MRO services in support of Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engines for Indian and global customers. The partnership demonstrates our lead and support in the engine MRO sector as such services have been previously been conducted only by international MRO hubs, and we are proud to bring this advanced capability to India.



India is looking to build 114 fighter jets under MMRCA 2.0, and General Electric is the engine supplier to all the proposed American aerospace OEMs — Boeing & Lockheed — along with 83 home-grown TEJAS MK-1A. Whilst P&W has the most advanced F119-PW-100 turbofan and F135 engines powering fifth generation fighter jets F-22 Raptor & F-35 Lightning II, they are limited in their scope for Indian defence. How do you look at this?



As makers of the world’s first operational fifth-generation engine (F119) for the USAF F-22 and the world’s most advanced fighter engine (F135) for the F-35, our history and expertise with advanced propulsion systems is unmatched in the world. When it comes to India’s current requirement for 114 fighter jets, we believe that the IAF and the government will select the most capable platform that meets India’s long-term mission requirements.

Looking at the future, there are indigenous platforms in very early stages of consideration and development, including the twin-engine naval variant for the TEJAS and the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA). Such indigenous programs will certainly advance India’s defence and industrial capabilities. Engine performance and development are critical components for advancing any new platform and at P&W, we are happy to engage with our customers on any opportunities that they see fit for us in the long term.



P&W’s PW1100Gs series engines for the Airbus A320neo family is undergoing overhauling to fix durability problems in challenging operating environments in India. Could you tell us about the ongoing progress?



Given that the nation has been under an extended lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for the replacement of PW1100G-JM was extended by the DGCA to August 31, 2020. We have been working with our airline customers in India to continue to upgrade their PW1100G-JM engines. Even during the recent pause in air travel, P&W has been executing upon and meeting our India targets. More than 80 per cent of the engines already have the modified LPT to support successful return-to-service of our airline customers IndiGo and GoAir. P&W is upgrading engines through our aftermarket network and anticipates staying ahead of the return of passenger demand. We are confident that we will meet the new deadline barring any further operational complications due to COVID-19. All upgraded engines are performing in line with our expectations and have not reported any issues.



The GTF engine will drive the next generation of efficient, sustainable air travel allowing airlines and airports to open new routes and fly more people, farther, with less fuel— and much lower noise. As the aviation industry recovers from COVID-19’s impact, efficiency and sustainability will be key to a robust recovery.
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“Today, over 7,000 P&W military engines are in service with 34 armed forces worldwide, setting new standards for performance and dependability. Some of the most advanced fifth-generation aircraft in the world, like the F-35 and the F-22 Raptor, also fly on P&W engines”



Over the decades, P&W has established MRO capability in India for its partner airlines. Could you outline the expansion plans for India and commitment to innovation?



Pratt & Whitney’s presence in India spans seven decades starting in the 1960s, when Air India received its first Boeing 707 powered by P&W’s JT3D engines. Since then, P&W engines have powered aviation growth in India with a product portfolio across commercial, regional, business and military aviation. In 2005, our V2500 engines on IndiGo Airline’s Airbus A320 fleet helped usher in a new age for private aviation in India. Today, more than 1,250 P&W engines power more than 50 per cent of commercial aircraft in the country. From single-aisle to turbo-props, we have the largest footprint for any engine maker in the country. That’s why one in every two people flying in India fly on Pratt & Whitney’s engines.



Over the last five years, with the intent of ensuring more timely returns to operators, we have significantly grown our global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) network. In fact, our global Geared Turbo Fan (GTF) MRO capacity has increased six times since 2017. We currently have eight facilities worldwide doing GTF MRO.

We recently announced our first investment in India-based MRO services. Air India Engineering Services (AIESL) will provide MRO services in support of P&W GTF engines and customers in India. AIESL will service PW1100G-JM engines at its facility in Mumbai. This will not only strengthen our MRO capacity and capabilities in India, but also open up future avenues for growth, aligned to the government’s “Make in India” vision. We remain committed to building capabilities for high value services that will help airlines get the best from their next-generation products, and creating an innovative aerospace and defence ecosystem that transforms the country’s aviation aspirations into reality.



How is P&W going to contribute in building aerospace capabilities in India?



P&W’s F117 engines power the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) 11 C-17 Globemasters — the largest C-17 fleet outside of United States — in carrying out military, humanitarian and peacekeeping missions. In fact, the C-17 has been used heavily during the Covid-19 crisis for medical repatriation flights for Indian citizens, and we are proud to play a role in the fleet’s readiness. The PT6A engines also power the Pilatus PC-7 trainers flown by the IAF. Additionally, we now offer a growing suite of sustainment solutions for engines for large and small aircraft that support the IAF’s mission readiness.



As for modernisation programs, the IAF and the Indian Navy are in the process of upgrading some of their platforms. A few aircraft in possible consideration for different campaigns include the PW100-powered Airbus C295 light transport for the IAF and the PW210-powered Sikorsky S-76D for the Naval Utility Helicopter program. We are confident that our engines are the best choice to power India’s defence aircraft and in meeting its modernisation needs in the future.

As India’s defence and aerospace sectors modernise, build capacity and assimilate technology, PW continues to set new standards of performance and dependability. Our GTF engine which powers the fastest growing single-aisle segment worldwide, delivers the promised fuel efficiency and environmental benefits that Indian aviation needs for its growth. The GTF-powered A320neo provides 16 per better fuel efficiency from prior-generation engines, 75 per cent reduction in noise footprint, and a 50 per cent reduction in regulated emissions.



Similarly, P&W turboprop, turboshaft and turbofan engines have powered the growth of business and general aviation for decades. Today, with more than 650 engines in service powering regional, general and business aviation as well as helicopters and APUs, we are uniquely poised to power the government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) and UDAN initiative, which aim to accelerate air travel penetration, regional connectivity to drive local economies’ growth and affordable flying. RCS will open up additional opportunities to serve more than 50 million passengers by 2027 and requiring an additional 200-250 aircraft for this segment.



India remains a key market for P&W, and we continue to build on our valued relationships through partnered investments in innovation, research, supply chain and sustainment. We have been working with leading Indian suppliers such as Cyient and HCL for our engineering and sourcing needs. We are deeply committed to the India market and aligned with the government’s programs including Make in India, Skill India’ and Startup India’ and are looking to further our investments.


P&W is actively contributing to the government’s vision of making India a global manufacturing hub and developing the aerospace talent pool. Specialised training programs at our Customer Training Centre in Hyderabad, which is DGCA and EASA certified, help create an industry-ready talent pool. This is one of our two major international state-of-the-art training centres outside of the US where trainees get to work in real-time on engines, including our world-beating GTF engine. Our Industry Capability Enhancement program supports medium and small-scale enterprises in precision manufacturing and highly specialised engineering services, and we also collaborate with state governments to advance skills training.



We have also launched 100 e-learning centres, in collaboration with UCONN and Engineers Without Borders, to advance STEM education. Our focus on innovation helps us prepare for tomorrow’s challenges. Globally, we are investing in new technologies that will power the future of aviation while reducing the carbon footprint of our industry. Digital technologies, additive manufacturing, advanced high temperature materials and hybrid electric will positively impact aviation in the coming days.



PM Modi and IAF chief talked about building more than 1,000 next-generation AMCA and Tejas Mk2 fighter aircraft but the biggest hurdle is a suitable jet engine for these aircraft. As the world‘s leading OEM with such capabilities, are you keen to respond to the idea of jointly developing and manufacturing engine here?



Today, more than 7,000 P&W military engines are in service with 34 armed forces worldwide, setting new standards for performance and dependability. Globally, some of the most advanced fifth-generation aircraft in the world, like the F-35 and the F-22 Raptor, also fly on Pratt & Whitney engines.



Our engines currently power the IAF’s C-17 fleet and its Pilatus PC-7 trainers and are committed to serving the demands of our customers with cutting-edge innovation. In fact, India’s indigenous NAL-Saras, powered by the PT6A turboprop, is a great example of our partnership with local aircraft development programs. That said, we may be open to fulfilling any requirements and considering partnerships on key platforms with our stakeholders in country.

The government has increased FDI to 100 per cent on a case-to-case basis in defence, besides liberalising the MRO sector. As a foreign OEM, would you scale up and invest in India?



What are the challenges in setting set up a complex jet engine manufacturing ecosystem in India? We welcome the Indian government’s recent announcements and are optimistic about their positive impact. The raising of the FDI limit in defence to 74 per cent and 100 per cent will certainly unleash the true potential of India’s defence production capabilities. The liberalisation of the MRO sector to make it more inclusive and competitive will provide the country with a strong operational ecosystem for both domestic and international players.



Our recently announced partnership with AIESL will provide MRO services in support of Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engines for Indian and global customers. The partnership demonstrates our lead and support in the engine MRO sector as such services have been previously been conducted only by international MRO hubs, and we are proud to bring this advanced capability to India.



India is looking to build 114 fighter jets under MMRCA 2.0, and General Electric is the engine supplier to all the proposed American aerospace OEMs — Boeing & Lockheed — along with 83 home-grown TEJAS MK-1A. Whilst P&W has the most advanced F119-PW-100 turbofan and F135 engines powering fifth generation fighter jets F-22 Raptor & F-35 Lightning II, they are limited in their scope for Indian defence. How do you look at this?



As makers of the world’s first operational fifth-generation engine (F119) for the USAF F-22 and the world’s most advanced fighter engine (F135) for the F-35, our history and expertise with advanced propulsion systems is unmatched in the world. When it comes to India’s current requirement for 114 fighter jets, we believe that the IAF and the government will select the most capable platform that meets India’s long-term mission requirements.

Looking at the future, there are indigenous platforms in very early stages of consideration and development, including the twin-engine naval variant for the TEJAS and the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA). Such indigenous programs will certainly advance India’s defence and industrial capabilities. Engine performance and development are critical components for advancing any new platform and at P&W, we are happy to engage with our customers on any opportunities that they see fit for us in the long term.



P&W’s PW1100Gs series engines for the Airbus A320neo family is undergoing overhauling to fix durability problems in challenging operating environments in India. Could you tell us about the ongoing progress?



Given that the nation has been under an extended lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for the replacement of PW1100G-JM was extended by the DGCA to August 31, 2020. We have been working with our airline customers in India to continue to upgrade their PW1100G-JM engines. Even during the recent pause in air travel, P&W has been executing upon and meeting our India targets. More than 80 per cent of the engines already have the modified LPT to support successful return-to-service of our airline customers IndiGo and GoAir. P&W is upgrading engines through our aftermarket network and anticipates staying ahead of the return of passenger demand. We are confident that we will meet the new deadline barring any further operational complications due to COVID-19. All upgraded engines are performing in line with our expectations and have not reported any issues.



The GTF engine will drive the next generation of efficient, sustainable air travel allowing airlines and airports to open new routes and fly more people, farther, with less fuel— and much lower noise. As the aviation industry recovers from COVID-19’s impact, efficiency and sustainability will be key to a robust recovery.
Pure obfuscation!!
Could not see any remarks pertaining to 'offering technology', unless I have completely misread.
 

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Engine Fuel Control System (EFCS) for jet engines







Indigenous design and development of Hydro Mechanical fuel control systems for aero gas turbine engine application through Technology Development route. The EFCS contains pumping unit, fuel metering unit and variable guide vane actuation system for fan and compressor respectively.

 

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