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2011-02-03 17:15:00

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Governor Rick Scott joined Chromalloy officials and employees today as the company broke ground on a new $5 million ceramic core production facility in Tampa, Fla. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110203/NY42412 ) The new 40,000 square foot production facility will be built adjacent to the company's newly operational $30 million industrial investment foundry. "This is an important day for Chromalloy, Tampa Bay and the State...

2011-02-03 16:20:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Combustion Technology, Inc. announced today that it has changed its name to ACT Independent Turbo Services, Inc. ("ACT") in order to more accurately reflect the Company's overall capabilities and presence in the turbine repair industry. "ACT has evolved from being a repair shop targeting the combustion segment of the turbine repair marketplace to a more robust company focused on the overall aspects of the turbine repair industry," said Brian...

2011-02-01 10:28:00

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chromalloy announced today that its new thermal barrier coating enhances the performance of gas turbine engines. "Chromalloy's new thermal barrier coating - the RT-35 Low K coating - provides lower thermal conductivity, which allows higher engine temperatures," said Dr. Peter Howard, Vice President, Technology and Quality Assurance. The RT-35 Low K coating was patented by Chromalloy in 2006 and certified by the Federal Aviation...

2010-12-06 11:20:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The current issue of Popular Science magazine honors Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and its partners for achieving major advances in aerospace technology with the Mach 6-capable X-51A WaveRider vehicle. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. Popular Science hailed the X-51A WaveRider hypersonic vehicle as among "The Best of What's New in 2010," noting that the Pratt & Whitney...

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2010-11-26 15:15:00

Scientists with the US Department of Defense are on track to conduct a second test launch next year of the Falcon HTV-2 experimental superweapon after the maiden test flight ended abruptly when the autopilot crashed the unmanned glider into the ocean as a safety measure. The Falcon Hypersonic Test Vehicle was designed to fly at the top of the atmosphere just below space, and is an important element of the Pentagon's Conventional Prompt Global Strike program, which centers on building...

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2010-11-22 09:28:43

Using magnetic resonance imaging to improve jet engine performance Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a medical imaging technology used to image organs and soft tissues, may hold the key to improving the efficiency of jet engines, according to Lt. Colonel Michael Benson, a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. In only a few hours, an MRI collects as much three-dimensional data on flow and mixing as conventional methods that take two or more years of intensive...

2010-11-16 07:00:00

BEIJING, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Chromalloy, a leading independent provider of advanced repairs, services and solutions for aerospace, industrial gas turbine (IGT) and aero-derivative engines, announced today that it has opened a new office in Beijing, China, to better serve customers in the region. "Chromalloy now will more readily reach gas turbine engine operators who have yet to take advantage of our proven components and repairs - and significantly lower cost structure," said...

2010-10-12 06:45:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney received a $33.8 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop Constant Volume Combustion (CVC) engine technology under Phase II of the Vulcan advanced propulsion program. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. CVC technology has the potential to significantly decrease the fuel consumption of U.S. Navy surface combatants and increase overall...

2010-09-28 15:54:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Propulsion Research Directorate, the company has developed critical technologies for rocket propulsion applications through the Upper Stage Engine Technologies (USET) program. The USET program supports the Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) Phase II Propellant Management Devices (PMD) and the...

2010-09-28 11:15:00

OLDSMAR, Fla., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Chromalloy announced today that its joint venture company, BELAC LLC, has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to provide CFM56-3 Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) first stage High Pressure Turbine (HPT) blades. The one-year contract is valued at $2.6 million. "This is the first agreement of its kind for BELAC and the U.S. Air Force for the use of PMA equipment to replace components in the critical hot 'gas path' of the aircraft engine," said...


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