Cost reduction for Collins Aerospace’s 568F propeller set on ATR 42 and 72
The new program for ATR aircrafts includes 20% discount as well as technology upgrades and expanded field support.
Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corporation, is offering to reduce 568F six-blade propellers’ cost of ownership up to 20 percent for ATR 42 and 72. 900 ATR aircrafts will benefit from this cut as well as technology upgrades and expanded field support.
To increase the durability of the system, Collins Aerospace will incrementally introduce advanced technologies and materials for 568F propellers in deicing areas as well as protective layers and treatment, pitch change systems and chromium-free solutions.
In addition, operators of these ATR’s aircrafts will also have access to an expanded maintenance field support that comprises data analytics, advanced diagnostic and additional training capacity.
Collins Aerospace is currently building a new Propeller Center of Excellence at its facility in Figeac, France to provide enhancements for existing propellers, new systems for future turboprops and disruptive technologies for next generation aircrafts. Collins Aerospace will also use the center to design a propeller with prognostic health monitoring capabilities as part of the company’s overarching focus on developing more intelligent aircrafts.