Welcome to our youngest family member: Pratt & Whitney 1700G engine transportation stand
The PW1700G engine will help drive more efficient, sustainable air travel, enabling airlines to open new routes and fly more people over longer distances with less fuel – and much lower noise emissions. Operators have the ability to create options for routes that didn’t exist before and make point to point destinations more available to the flying public. For example, the GTF-powered A320neo has achieved a 16% reduction in fuel consumption, a 75% reduction in noise footprint and a 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions. It offers approximate savings of 100 gallons of fuel per flight hour and reduction in C02 of 1 metric ton per flight hour.
Embraer selected the Pratt & Whitney PW1700G engine to power the E175 E2, which is expected to enter service in 2021. This engine offers significant economic and environmental benefits over existing engines, bringing exceptional performance to the E175 E2.
HYDRO is excited to supply this engine with our engine transportation stand, whereby we exclusively supply the production engine stands for PW1700G.
Protect engines against damage: Engine transportation stands
Safeguarding valuable engine assets requires a whole chain of events to be carefully managed. The core element of safe engine transports is the engine transportation stand. Shock mounts, shock absorbing and retractable castors, as well as hydraulic leveling systems isolate the engine from environmental vibration and protect it against damage. Over the years, HYDRO has set the standard for safe engine transportation.
Different application – different Engine Transportation Stand
For the Embraer E175-E2, the customer requested development of a production engine stand to travel between engine manufacturing at P&W and wing equipment at the final assembly line (FAL) of Embraer. This production engine stands have much more requirements then a simple Customer Bootstrap Stands, which are mainly specific lifter and tugger interfaces and adapter used at engine manufacturer sites and airframer.
All our Engine Transportation Stands are compatible with our COBRA engine change system which significantly saves time and most of all costs.
From development to prototype in less than 8 months
We started the design of the PW1700 production stand in January 2018. After we manufactured all parts, the engineers put their hands on it to make sure everything get solved as soon as possible.
After the prototype was reworked and assembled, the drop test was conducted. This drop test simulates maximum forces to the engine stand and was performed off-site, inclusive rental crane to lift the stand up and drop it 13 times in different configurations from 3 and 6 inch.
After the drop test was successfully performed, a proof load test followed. Because we need to be sure, that even after the exposure to maximum forces as the drop test generates the engine stand still keeps the engine safe. The proof load test is targeting endurance and 2 times the design load was applied for 2 minutes to different configurations.
After all this testing with dummy engines, there comes the fit check with an original PW1700 GTF engine as well as all functional tests of adapters and interfaces .
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