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Un avion de Bombardier exécute un vol de démonstration de technologie en Alaska

Mardi 21 Jun 2011 à 11:40
PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwire - 20 juin 2011) - Bombardier Aéronautique a annoncé aujourd'hui le franchissement d'une nouvelle étape dans l'exécution de son programme de technologie stratégique pour l'aviation civile : un avion Bombardier Global 5000 a effectué une série d'essais dans des conditions connues de givre. L'appareil était équipé d'un système de protection antigivrage de bord d'attaque en matériaux composites.

« Une des priorités stratégiques de Bombardier Aéronautique consiste à développer des produits innovants et respectueux de l'environnement qui répondent aux besoins des clients dans le monde entier. Nous sommes fiers de nous engager à innover dans le domaine aéronautique » a déclaré François Caza, vice président et chef ingénieur de Bombardier Aéronautique. "These successful flight tests highlight Bombardier''s commitment to the advancement of aviation technology. They are part of a comprehensive technology development program covering various areas, including avionics, aircraft systems, advanced structures and advanced manufacturing methods," he added.

The Electroûthermal Ice Protection System (EIPS) flight testing lasted in excess of 35 hours, seven of which were completed with the Electroûthermal Ice Protection System selected "on" in both dry air and natural icing conditions. The main components of the EIPS are a Meggitt thermal solution with a Fokker advanced material leading edge slat structure, incorporating Meggitt heaters and ICE Corporation controllers. Extensive wind tunnel and icing tunnel tests were conducted beforehand to support in-flight safety.

On board the test aircraft were Sam Gamar and Frank Magnusson, Engineering Test pilots; Jeff Hyde and Laura Hilboldt, Flight Test engineers and Eduardo Freitas and Kheira Aboubi, Thermodynamics engineers.

"We tested the EIPS in both dry air and natural icing conditions south of Anchorage, Alaska, with great success. The system demonstrated structural integrity and successful ice protection performance as anticipated from a more efficient electrical system," said Peter Rawlinson, System Lead engineer, Bombardier Aerospace.

"The demonstration of an Electroûthermal Ice Protection system is one step further towards a "More Electric Aircraft" that will have electrical power as the primary means to operate systems normally driven by less efficient engine compressor bleed air," said Avraham Ardman, Chief Systems engineer, Bombardier Aerospace.

Less than two years ago, Bombardier successfully flight-tested an all electric braking system. This time, Bombardier''s strategic technology demonstrator aircraft was modified by removing the bleed air ducting and leak detection system from the most outboard slat, an eleven-foot-long span, on both wings. In their place, an electroûthermal composite leading edge, incorporating Meggitt heaters and an associated power harness, was installed on each wing.

The key benefits of this new technology are: an expected increase in aircraft dispatch reliability; elimination of bleed-air ducting, valves, and leak detection associated with hot bleed air duct failures. The new technology will simplify the aircraft manufacturing and assembly processes and lead to reduced maintenance costs for operators. It will also save energy and reduce aircraft emissions, leading to a more environmentally conscious product.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, were $17.7 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @BombardierInc.

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