Dowty Propellers has signed the Master Contract for design, development, production and in-service support of propeller systems on AVIC Aircraft’s MA700 airliner.
A proposed new headquarters will keep Dowty Propellers in the Gloucester area; along with a £20M technology development project, it’s the largest-ever investment in Dowty Propellers.
This week’s rollout of the Antonov AN-132 twin-engine transport marks the latest application for Dowty Propellers’ proven R408 propeller system, which already is in widespread service around the globe.
Dowty Propellers has signed a letter of intent to develop and supply the propeller electronic controller (PEC) on twin-engine MA700 regional aircraft from Xi’An Aircraft Company (XAC), a subsidiary of China’s AVIC.
Dowty Propellers has started component deliveries for propeller systems that will equip the demonstrator for Antonov’s new AN-132 twin-engine transport aircraft.
Dowty Propellers production activities have re-started thanks to the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK. The NCC facility will be utilised on a temporary basis until a Dowty interim facility is up and running.
QantasLink has contracted with Dowty Propellers to provide a complete propeller system support package for the airline’s inventory of Bombardier Q400* regional aircraft, including repair and overhaul, technical assistance and support.
Japan Air Commuter (JAC) has contracted with Dowty Propellers to provide a complete propeller system support package for the airline’s inventory of Bombardier Q400* and Saab 340 regional aircraft, including repair and overhaul, technical assistance and on-site support.
China’s AVIC Aircraft Xi’An Aircraft Company (XAC) and Dowty Propellers have signed a letter of intent to provide propeller systems for the new MA700 aircraft.
India’s SpiceJet has contracted with Dowty Propellers to provide a complete support package for propeller systems on the airline’s fleet of 15 Bombardier Q400* NextGen* regional aircraft, including repairs, overhaul, technical assistance, the availability of rotable spares and on-site support.