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In its commitment to digitalisation and sustainability, ITP Aero presents Aerolens® technology and its developments in additive manufacturing at FEINDEF

11/03/2021

The company is set to showcase its capabilities on a 100% recyclable and carbon neutral stand, in line with its commitment to a more sustainable aviation.

AeroLens® is a proprietary software that combines real image with virtual reality to improve aircraft engine maintenance.

During the exhibition, ITP Aero will be manufacturing real-time 3D TP400 engine vanes.

ITP Aero is present at the International Defence and Security Exhibition FEINDEF, where it is showcasing its latest technological capabilities on a stand, which has been produced with 100% recyclable materials and zero net emissions. This is a first step in its commitment to becoming ‘net zero carbon’ in its operations by 2030. This goal is part of the UN's ‘Race to Zero’ programme, in which ITP Aero is the first Spanish aeronautical company to join.   

The company exhibits its mixed reality technology AeroLens®, a software that combines real image with virtual reality to improve aircraft engine maintenance. AeroLens® is a digital transformation tool applied to different tasks and processes, from initial engine reception, inspection, and repairs, to a training module for team training. 

With Aerolens® ITP Aero optimises engine maintenance and minimises the impact on fleet downtime by reducing the time the engine is off-wing. At present, ITP Aero applies this technology to the engine reception of the TP400 engines that power the A400M transport aircraft, and the family of T700 and CT7 engine series, that power the NH Industries NH90 helicopters of the Spanish Armed Forces (CT7-8F5) and the Sikorsky S-92 helicopters (CT7-8) among others.

In addition, ITP Aero will manufacture in real time TP400 engine vanes for the A400M transport aircraft in collaboration with Renishaw, highlighting the company's design capabilities in the field of 3D manufacturing.

Aircraft engines will also play a prominent role at the company's stand with the exhibition of the EJ200, which powers the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft and serves as a tribute to Spain's success story in the development of military engines. From the EJ200 to the new FCAS engine, ITP Aero has been a trusted partner in the development of disruptive technology that responds to European defence needs.

In addition, the company displays a GE T700 engine, one of the engines maintained by ITP Aero. The T700 powers the Black Hawk and Apache helicopter.

About ITP Aero

ITP Aero is currently one of the leading aerospace and engine component suppliers in the world, employing approximately 4,300 people at its production centres in Spain, UK, Mexico, Malta and India. ITP Aero's activities include the design, research and development, manufacturing and casting, assembly and testing of aeronautical modules and engines for commercial aviation and defence applications. It also provides maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services for a wide range of business jet and defence engines, including providing MRO services to the Spanish Ministry of Defence. It has partnered with Rolls-Royce on all Trent civil aero engine programmes, manufacturing low pressure turbines, and is a partner on Rolls-Royce next generation UltraFan® engine. ITP Aero also designs and manufactures aeronautical modules and components for Pratt & Whitney, General Electric and Honeywell. In defence applications, ITP Aero is a consortium member for the engines powering the Eurofighter Typhoon, the A400M and the Tiger helicopter. Earlier this year, ITP Aero was confirmed as Spanish leader for the development of the engine for the FCAS programme. ITP Aero is led by Chief Executive, Carlos Alzola.

ITP Aero
Susana Herrero
Head of Communications
M: (+34) 610 260 992
susana.herrero@itpaero.com

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