It is a Technology Center based in Barcelona (Member of Tecnio with vocation of support and business development).
-Through Eurecat aeronautical division of material treatment, it intervenes with Safran in the development of the "Open Rotor" aviation engine designed to reduce fuel consumption by 30%.
"Project started in Snecma, today Safran"
-The "Open Rotor" was identified for a long time as UDF (Un-Ducted Fan) or fan (multiple propeller) without "tubing" or without exterior cage, or free. And also double and contra-rotating.
"UDF installed on a test aircraft"
-This project was launched by NASA, and General Electric captured it as GE-36 (on the core of the F-404 engine). It was a study by the American Space Agency, called "Clean Sky".
"During the NASA / GE stage"
-Now Eurecat collaborates in the development and construction of this engine, in the part of new materials and mechanization.
"The UDF on a DC-9"