Aerospace Turbine Technology

  • A joint venture agreement to develop a new class of Surface Effect Ships for the marine industry has been announced by Bell Aerospace Textron and Halter Marine Services, Inc.

    The venture, known as Bell- Halter and based at New Orleans (Post Office Box 29211, New Orleans, La. 70189), has started work toward designing and building a prototype high-speed SES.

    "Bell-Halter commercial boats will achieve approximately 80 percent higher speeds than conventional hulls using the same power and conventional marine machinery," said John J. Kelly, vice president of Bell Aerospace Textron's New Orleans Operations and manager of Bell-Halter.

    "These vessels also offer dramatically improved ride qualities and substantial fuel savings. This performance is obtained by the application of air cushion technology which has been pioneered in the United States by Bell," said Mr. Kelly.

    The venture combines Bell's technical know-how with Halter's 20 years of experience as builder of boats. Halter owns and operates eight shipyards in Louisiana and Mississippi and is the world's largest builder of support vessels for the offshore oil and gas industry.

    Since its founding in 1956, the company has built over 700 vessels for diversified use throughout the world, and many of its designs have become standards by which others are judged.

    The company builds more than 30 different types of vessels from large steel oceangoing tugs, to high-speed aluminum patrol boats, to fiberglass sailboats.

    Specifications of the first Bell- Halter SES have been established.

    Construction of a 110-foot multipurpose SES vessel began last month.

    A pioneering aviation and aerospace company since its founding in 1935, Bell Aerospace Textron, based in Buffalo, N.Y., entered the air cushion vehicle field in 1958 by designing and building a one-ton research vehicle powered by a 65-horsepower automobile engine.

    Over the years, Bell has built a technological base that is presently being applied to the U.S.

    Government's top ACV programs: The U.S. Army's LACV-30 (Lighter, Amphibian Air Cushion Vehicle— 30-ton payload) ; U.S. Navy/ Marine Corps Landing Vehicle Assault (LVA) ; and Development of Amphibious Assault Landing Craft (AALC) for the U.S. Navy.

    The U.S. Navy's SES-100B Surface Effect Ship, designed and built by Bell, achieved a new world speed record of 90.3 knots (104 mph) on April 2, 1977, near Panama City, Fla.

    Operating on St. Andrew Bay, the 100-ton test craft made the speed run while being monitored by the Naval Coastal Systems Laboratory's precise electronic instruments.

    In 1976, Bell delivered to the U.S. Army two pre-production LACV-30s for a test and evaluation program. The craft are designed to haul cargo, containers and vehicles from ship-to-shore and inland.

    The LACV-30s are stretched and modified versions of the Bell Aerospace Canada Voyageur ACV.

    They were developed and built under contract to the U.S. Army's Mobility Engineering Research and Development Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

    In the spring of 1977, the U.S.

    Navy JEFF(B) amphibious assault landing craft was completed at the Bell Aerospace Textron's New Orleans Operations. The 160- ton craft was shipped to the Naval Coastal Systems Laboratory, Panama City, for final fitting and initial tests.

    In all technical areas, Bell has established a predominant position through its technical interchange agreement with British Hovercraft Corporation and by SEV / ACV-oriented independent research and development programs.

    Halter pioneered and perfected the use of l i g h t w e i g h t , highstrength, low-alloy steel in ship construction, and its own research and development staff developed, built, and is testing the first turbine/ diesel and waterjet-powered crewboat.

    Halter's entrepreneurial spirit is further exemplified by a revolutionary new grain / commodity offloading system under development now, which will offer its owners and operators increased efficiency and economy.

  • The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers recently announced the availability of the book "Aerospace Technology and the Marine Transport Industry." The hardbound book is the carefully edited result of a workshop-conference between the two disciplines, held in Williamsburg, Va., December 1-3

  • Textron Inc. has announced the creation of two separate divisions from its former Bell Aerospace Division. The Bell Aerospace operation in Buffalo, N.Y., is now one division, and the New Orleans operation is a separate division under the name Textron Marine Systems. John J. Kelly, formerly Bell Aeros

  • Vehicles, Aerojet-General Corporation, where his responsibilities included the JEFF (A) Amphibious Assault Landing Craft Program. Earlier, with Aerospace Company, he was responsible for research, development and preliminary design of surface effect ships. G. Douglas McGhee has been named vice

  • Bell Aerospace Textron, Division of Textron Inc., has just been awarded a $102-million contract to construct additional air cushion landing craft for the U.S. Navy. The contract was announced by John J. Kelly, senior vice president and general manager of Bell Aerospace Textron, New Orleans Operations

  • gas turbines in Canada; Rolls-Royce (Canada) Limited, also in Montreal, providing engine repair and overhaul services for aircraft; and Bristol Aerospace Limited based in Winnipeg, whose products include engine and airframe components

  • Bell Aerospace Textron, headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., and Halter Marine, Inc. of New Orleans, jointly announced the establishment of Bell Halter Inc., a corporation offering design, construction and financing of marine craft utilizing air cushion technology. Norton C. Wilcox, Bell Aerospace Textron

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  • The U.S. Navy recently awarded a $l-million contract to Bell Aerospace Textron of New Orleans, a division of Textron Inc., for the final phase of the contract design of a minesweeper hunter (MSH) that rides on a cushion of air. The award of this new MSH contract was announced by John J. Kelly, senior

  • AYCO Lycoming Stratford Division, Stratford, Conn., has received a $49-million subcontract from Bell Aerospace-Textron for 96 TF40B marine gas turbine engines for the Navy's new Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC). The award includes $8.0-million this year for detail design, longlead procurement

  • Grumman Aerospace Corporation recently launched a 100-ton hydrofoil patrol boat under construction for Israel. The launching took place at Lantana Boatyard, Inc. in Lantana, Fla. where the vessel was built. After testing in the Atlantic Ocean near Lantana, the hydrofoil will be delivered to the

  • that will operate out of Coventry, England. The company will design and manufacture electronic equipment and systems for commercial and military aerospace, military groundbased, marine and other high performance markets. During the start-up phase, Dunlop- Eldec Electronics will manufacture some

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    fter four years spent developing an autonomous HAUV will return to its dock on completion of the work scope underwater vehicle (AUV)/remotely operated un- and will wait to be recovered at a convenient time. “For ex- derwater vehicle (ROV) hybrid (HAUV) based on ample, if you have engaged a vessel to