SOURCE: Axiam, Inc.

Axiam, Inc.

May 06, 2013 08:58 ET

Axiam's New Approach to Turbine Engine Core Straight-Build Delivers Annual Fuel Savings up to One Million Dollars per Widebody

GLOUCESTER, MA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2013) -  Axiam, Inc -- -- provider of repeatable, integrated engine core assembly processes for turbine engines, announces a new approach to fuel consumption savings, delivering 2% on average.

According to Donald Lohin, Axiam President, "What does a 2% fuel savings look like for narrowbody or widebody aircraft? A narrowbody can expect to save about $200,000 annually, on average. A widebody would save about $1million per year, on average."

Mr. Lohin added, "An engine built with Axiam's optimal, straight-build engine core assembly processes runs more efficiently than an engine built with an OEM assembly process; typically yielding performance improvements of 2% in Specific Fuel Costs , 30% in EGT Margin, and 60% in Vibration. Improvements are based on Test Cell data compared to a pre-Axiam baseline. Since the straight builds are about the actual centerline of rotation, EGT Margin deterioration is negligible and Wing Time is typically improved by 10%."

"Immediate benefits are increased engine performance, improved engine quality and reliability, significant fuel cost savings, maintenance cost reduction, CO2 reduction, and a competitive advantage. Axiam makes the capital investment. The airline pays Axiam on a percentage-of-fuel-savings basis," he continued.

"Engine Shops realize improved engine quality and performance while reducing shop costs. Total assembly time is reduced by about 60%, on average, as optimal builds are produced for each set of parts always on the first pass. Engine shops control assembly process variables and achieve predictability and reliability, paying off in more satisfied airline customers," Mr. Lohin concluded.

Axiam's new assembly process at-a-glance

Axiam's repeatable assembly processes include proprietary software, tooling, assembly procedures and high-accuracy inspection for the engine core components: rotors, shafts, bearings, seals, casings and blades. Processes are installed at the airline's engine shop of choice, shop personnel are trained; Axiam provides continuing engine core assembly engineering support to ensure peak performance.

About Axiam, Inc.

Axiam specializes in repeatable, integrated engine core assembly processes for any turbine engine model. The company designs and manufactures software, tooling and assembly procedures for a wide range of aero and industrial turbine engines. Axiam works closely with customers during assembly process development and continues support in resolving shop assembly issues under the Technical; Service & Engineering (TSES) program. See us on LinkedIn. Headquartered at 58 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA 01930. Telephone 978-281-3550; fax 978-281-1955, or

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