EADS North America wins contract to build helicopter engine test systems for U.S. Navy

IRVINE, Calif., 1 Feb. 2009. EADS North America Test and Services in Irvine, Calif., won a contract to provide the Shaft Engine Test Instrumentation (SETI) system to the U.S. Navy to test Navy and U.S. Marine Corps helicopter engines.

Feb 1st, 2009

IRVINE, Calif., 1 Feb. 2009.EADS North America Test and Services in Irvine, Calif., will provide the Shaft Engine Test Instrumentation (SETI) system to the U.S. Navy for testing Navy and U.S. Marine Corps helicopter engines.

The SETI system will replace relatively old engine testers, providing automated data capture, reporting, and transfer. EADS is doing the work under terms of a $30 million, five-year contract. The company will provide 21 systems: 19 production units and two pilot units, with an option for three more production systems.

The company has previously built and delivered four SETI engineering prototypes, which are similar to the ones EADS North America Test and Services developed for the Jet Engine Test Instrument (JETI) systems, which are for land-based and aircraft carrier installations.

JETI platforms test the F414, F404, F110, F405, F402 and J52 jet engines, as well as aircraft auxiliary power units. For more information contact EADS North America Test and Services at www.racalinst.com.

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