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Doncasters Aerospace Components secures Snecma deal

The Doncasters Group, a leading global manufacturer of precision components for the aerospace sector, is working in partnership with Snecma to machine airfoils for the high pressure turbine nozzle guide vane for the TP400-D6 engine.

The engine, designed and manufactured by Europrop International, will be the most powerful turboprop in the Western world when it enters service in 2009 on the Airbus Military A400M transport aircraft.  Specifically designed to meet the humanitarian and peace-keeping needs of the world's air forces, each aircraft will be powered by four engines driving eight-bladed propellers at altitudes of up to 37,000 ft.

The airfoils will be machined at Doncasters Aerospace Components in Shrewsbury, UK – a leading supplier of engine-ready components with a particular specialism in the development of nozzle guide vane and turbine blade machining.

Commenting on the deal, Eric J Lewis, Chief Executive of Doncasters, said:  "The Airbus A400M is a landmark military project that requires the highest quality and delivery standards.  At Doncasters Aerospace Components, we have developed a clear competitive advantage in the production of these highly complex parts.

"Doncasters already has contracts to manufacture forgings and investment castings for the TP400 engine, as well as erosion shields for the A400M aircraft, and this new contract will further strengthen the company's position on the project.

"With an established reputation for working closely with OEMs to deliver reliable solutions that meet the rigorous requirements of the industry, we look forward to playing a part in this high-profile project over the coming months and years."

To date, nine nations have ordered a total of 192 four-engine A400M aircraft, which will require at least 780 TP400 D6 engines.  They will enter service in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Turkey, South Africa, Belgium, Malaysia and Luxembourg.

Press release issued by Doncasters Group Ltd on June 15, 2007

 

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Doncasters Group Ltd Superalloys, Casting, APU Components, Brake System Components, Turbine Engine Blades, Compressors, Fans, Exhaust Systems, Metal & Alloy Forgings, Engine Parts, Fabricating Services, Fasteners, Plasma Spraying
Safran Aircraft Engines Turbofan Engines, Compressors, Engine Parts, Piston Engines
Europrop International GmbH Turboprop Engines

 

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