Delivery of First Kawasaki Manufactured Combustor for PW1500G Next Generation Regional Aircraft Jet Engine
Jun. 07, 2017
Tokyo, June 7 – Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has delivered from Akashi plant the first Kawasaki manufactured combustor for PW1500G jet engine installed on the next generation regional aircraft, the Bombardier C-Series. Kawasaki participates in PW1500G and PW1900G Pure Power® engine programs for next generation regional jet aircraft as a Risk & Revenue Sharing Partner. Kawasaki is responsible for the production of the Fan Drive Gear System (FDGS) and Combustor, which are both critical components for the geared turbofan engine. In regards to the Combustor, production in Kawasaki will be full-fledged soon after this delivery.
PW1500G and PW1900G are Geared Turbo Fan engines (GTF engine). These GTF engines feature high bypass ratio with advanced gear system, which delivers 16% fuel burn improvement, 50% noise reduction, and lower emissions of CO₂and NOx compared with the existing aircraft engines. Combustor which Kawasaki is responsible for is defined as critical component and contributes to achieving high efficiency of the engine.
Kawasaki has been enhancing their technological development and production capability since the development of combustor for the FJR710, the engine for Japanese experimental STOL aircraft “Asuka”. Kawasaki will continue to invest and grow civil aerospace engine business through participation in joint development and production programs.