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31.05.2005, Europrop International
Successful first test of the TP400-D6 engine control and monitoring system
May 31st, 2005
EPI Europrop International GmbH (EPI) has announced that the successful first run of the TP400-D6 Engine Control and Monitoring System (CMS), has taken place in Villaroche (near Paris). Snecma and Hispano-Suiza (both of the SAFRAN group) in collaboration with MTU Aero Engines, are responsible for the design and production of the complete CMS for the TP400-D6 engine.
The test was witnessed by representatives from the Airbus Military Company and OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’ARmement) together with shareholders of EPI.
The first TP400-D6 CMS test has been successfully performed in Villaroche on a new CMS wet test rig which closely duplicates real operating conditions of the engine. During the testing campaign, the CMS will be validated before the first engine test. The TP400-D6 CMS includes the electronic control unit, the electronic protection & monitoring unit, the fuel pump, the fuel metering unit, the fuel cooled oil cooler, the high pressure compressor variable stator vanes actuators and the fuel filter.
“ The first run of the TP400-D6 CMS is an important milestone for our customer and for the first ground tests of the TP400-D6 engine which are due to begin end of August 2005 ", said Prof. Dr. Günter Kappler, Managing Director of EPI.
The certification of the TP400-D6 engine is scheduled for October 2007 with the A400M first flight taking place shortly thereafter.
Notes for Editors EPI Europrop International GmbH is formed by four leading European aero engine companies (Industria de Turbo Propulsores, MTU Aero Engines, Rolls-Royce and Snecma) to manage the TP400-D6 engine program. The TP400-D6 is the western world’s largest-ever turboprop engine and it is designed to power the Airbus Military A400M Aircraft. The engine features a three-shaft configuration that will deliver a maximum power output of 11,000 shaft horsepower. More than 750 engines will be required for the 180 A400M aircraft ordered by the participating Nations.
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