Design of a novel mechanism
for overhead luggage compartments for one of the new wide bodied jets.
design brief was to create a futuristic motorised operation, light
weight, using available space 24 volts.
The chosen design enabled a
compact, flexible assembly with push button control.
97% Cost Reduction!
Product development aimed at
cost reduction for twelve current products. Aerospace product
lifecycles can be 35 years or more so for expensive components cost
reduction can be very valuable.
league table of products was compiled based on forecast
spend through life. To maximise savings most time was
spent with products at the top of the table. At the bottom of the table savings needed to outweigh
could move from hand fabrication to extrusion, saving 97%,
around £5m. An eclectic background and a
rigorous approach can bring surprising results.
Rolls-Royce, Derby design and
manufacture engines for civil aircraft from medium sized to the largest
involved finalising designs, overseeing manufacture and testing of
prototype parts and whole engines.
Rolls-Royce have an
enviable reputation for delivering excellence and have a quality product
that is head and shoulders above the competition.