SOURCE: EADS North America

EADS North America

November 15, 2011 13:32 ET

EADS North America Test and Services Receives a Multi-Year Contract to Build Turboprop Engine Test Systems for the U.S. Navy

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2011) - EADS North America Test and Services, a division of EADS North America, Inc., has been awarded a three-year IDIQ contract to produce the new Turboprop Test Instrumentation (TPTI) system and related Test Program Sets (TPSs) for the test of U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps T56 turboprop engines. The contract, with a total potential value of approximately $15 million, is for up to 12 systems: 11 production units, one pilot production unit, two pilot production TPSs, and up to two TPS production units. The award was the result of a best-value competitive procurement.

The TPTI system provides a highly capable Intermediate Level (I-level) maintenance solution with automated data capture, reporting, and transfer, increased flexibility for engine testing, lower logistics and manpower requirements, as well as reduced fuel use during engine test runs.

The TPTI system is the third member of the family of I-Level gas Turbine Engine Testers and joins the Jet Engine Test Instrumentation (JETI) and Shaft Engine Test Instrumentation (SETI) systems, providing the Fleet with common logistics savings across propulsion test platforms. EADS North America Test and Services has previously built and fielded JETI systems with related TPSs which are utilized on both land-based and aircraft carrier installations and currently is providing SETI systems and related TPSs.

"We are pleased that the U.S. Navy has selected us to provide another critical test system to our troops in support of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps turboprop aircraft," said Jim Mulato, president of EADS North America Test and Services. "This award speaks volumes about our team's past performance in providing JETI and SETI systems to the U.S. Navy. I am honored that the U.S. Navy is once again placing its trust in the EADS North America Test and Services team. I look forward to continuing our strong partnership."

About EADS North America Test and Services (
EADS North America Test and Services designs, manufactures, sells, and services electronic test and measurement equipment, systems, and software to leading high-technology customers throughout the world. The company works with core customers to define test requirements and deliver support solutions by providing general purpose ATE products, designing and building unique ATE products and systems, enhancing and integrating software offerings, and establishing nationwide OEM and military test engineering services. Among the key market sectors the company serves are military, aerospace, marine, medical, telecommunications, semiconductor, and commercial manufacturing.

About EADS North America
EADS North America is the North American operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $11 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 200,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. Operating in 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets

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    Frances Bennett
    Senior Business Communications Manager
    EADS North America Test and Services
    Telephone: (949) 460-6854
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