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Written by Viswanath   
Friday, 17 October 2008
Engine Alliance strengthens its roots in India

BVR Mohan Reddy CMD IEL receives ACE Gold Supplier status from EA member company Pratt and Whitney

Hyderabad: Engine Alliance, a 50/50 joint venture of Pratt & Whitney and General Electric Aviation, works for GP7200 engine powering the A380 establishing its strong roots in India. Infotech Enterprises’ Engineering Services team also works to create high quality designs and reduce the weight of parts for GP7200.

Engine Alliance member company GE Aviation has one of the largest research facilities in India. The John F. Welch Technology Center (JFWTC) in Bangalore employs over 4,000 advanced researchers who work with global teams to develop advanced technology products. Among these, there are more than 470 researchers working on various mechanical, aerospace and electrical engineering projects including fracture mechanics, acoustics, reliability and electro-magnetism.

Commenting on the occasion Mr.Bill Blair, Engine Alliance General Manager said, “These researchers have been working on products that GE has been developing for the next generation of aircrafts, such as the GE90 engine for the Boeing 777 and the Engine Alliance GP7200 for the A380. They’ve led technological advancements in almost all engineering disciplines, including combustion dynamics, containment prediction, aerodynamics and master modeling.”

Infotech Enterprises Limited also participates on the Engine Alliance team. Bangalore and Hyderabad engineers at Infotech work for Engine Alliance Team. Long before the engine was FAA or EASA certified, Infotech was helping EA parent company Pratt & Whitney develop detailed drawings and providing structural and thermal analysis for the massive engine. Infotech also assisted with test predictions and post test data analysis for the GP7200. Infotech Enterprises, a strategic partner of United Technologies Corporation, has a team of 1100 people working in Hyderabad, Bangalore and USA, on projects and solutions for UTC‘s aerospace companies.

Mr.Rajeev Lal, Infotech’s President of Strategic Business Initiatives said, “Our participation in the design and certification of GP7200 engine is a matter of satisfaction and pride for us. We complimented Pratt & Whitney’s efforts in coming up with the most fuel efficient engine for the largest passenger aircraft flying today. We contributed in compressing schedules in the design, validation, testing and certification phases of the engine, and it was produced on time.”

Infotech continues to assist Pratt & Whitney with the GP7200 and supports several other engine programs as well. Rajendra Velagapudi, Senior Vice President, Infotech Enterprises America, Inc. recently moved from India to the United States to work onsite at Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut. “About 150 Infotech engineers are presently working on a new generation engine program for P&W. This is a testimony to Infotech’s capability to provide high-end engineering solutions,” he said.

Mr.Rajeev Lal continued, “The technical mentoring done by Pratt & Whitney and our adoption of United Technologies’ ACE (Achieving Competitive Excellence) operating system enabled us to provide valuable support to the GP7200 program. The success of this partnership has strengthened our capability to participate in the development of aero engines in future. We thank Engine Alliance and Pratt & Whitney for the confidence and trust they have shown in our engineers”

The GP7200 entered revenue service on August 1, 2008, with the first Emirates A380. In addition to Emirates, the Engine Alliance GP7200 has been selected to power A380 aircraft for Air France, Korean Airlines, and the International Lease Finance Company (ILFC).

The GP7200-powered A380 is the most fuel efficient super jumbo jet in commercial service. It meets stringent Stage 4 noise regulations and London’s QC2 departure noise rules. The GP7200 is, overall, the quietest engine for the A380 and the engine’s environmental emissions are well below current and anticipated regulations.

The GP7200 is manufactured at GE and Pratt & Whitney, with GE assembling the core in Durham, NC (North Carolina), and Pratt &Whitney manufacturing the fan module, low pressure compressor and low pressure turbine. Final engine assembly is conducted at Pratt & Whitney’s Engine Center in Middletown, CT (Connecticut).

About Infotech Enterprises Limited

Infotech Enterprises Limited, (listed as INFOTECENT in BSE - Bombay Stock Exchange and in NSE - National Stock Exchange), a Global Technology Solutions provider, offers Engineering Services and Geographic Information Services to manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, telecom, utilities and government customers worldwide. Infotech currently employs over 7300 professionals across 25 global locations. Revenues for last fiscal year were USD 167.5 Million. Please visit www.infotech-enterprises.com for more information.

About Engine Alliance

The Engine Alliance is a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric Aviation (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 
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