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FiatAvio to participate in GE/Rolls-Royce JSF-F136 engine program

May 29, 2002 (by Anonymous) - Under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently signed by GE and FiatAvio, FiatAvio has joined the GE/Rolls-Royce JSF-F136 team, responsible for design, development, and manufacture of structural components for the low-pressure turbine.
A separate agreement with Rolls-Royce calls for FiatAvio to also participate in the design, development, and manufacture of the JSF-F136 accessory gearbox.

Currently, the JSF-F136 engine team comprises: GE Aircraft Engines (GEAE) in Cincinnati, Ohio; Rolls-Royce plc (R-R) in Bristol, England, and Indianapolis, Indiana; and Philips ETG (PET) in The Netherlands. Philips ETG leads a consortium of Dutch, Norwegian, and Danish companies in the design, development, and manufacture of propulsion system components.

The JSF-F136 engine has been designed specifically for the JSF production aircraft, to meet the JSF goals for affordability, supportability, and performance.

FiatAvio, headquartered in Turin, Italy, designs, develops, and manufactures components for a number of engine programs, including GE's GE90 and CF6-80C2/E1 large commercial engines and T700/CT7 turboshaft/turboprop engine family.

"We are really pleased to have FiatAvio as part of our team," said Bob Griswold, general manager of GEAE's JSF Project. "FiatAvio has been a valued participant in so many of our engine programs, and we look forward to continuing that association."