Parker Aerospace of Irvine, California (Hall 4, G1), has been selected by Rolls-Royce Deutschland as the sole provider of gas turbine atomisation nozzles for the BR710 and BR715 engines.

Running to the end of 2007, the contract is valued at more than $10 million.

The function of an atomisation nozzle is to distribute a fine mist of fuel droplets in the combustion section of the engine.

Effective atomisation results in droplets that are even in size and distribution, so that the fuel burns efficiently and emissions are minimised.

The BR710, rated at 14-17,000lb thrust, powers types such as the Bombardier Global Express and Global 5000, Gulfstream V and V-SP, and the RAF's BAE Systems Nimrod MRA4 maritime reconnaissance aircraft. The 18,500-21,000lb-thrust BR715 powers the Boeing 717 airliner.

Source: Flight Daily News