FARNBOROUGH 2016: Dowty Propellers propeller control system for Xi’An MA700

Dowty Propellers has signed a Letter of Intent to develop and supply the propeller electronic controller (PEC) for the MA700 turboprop currently under development by Xi’An Aircraft Company (XAC).

The deal follows the earlier selection of Dowty Propellers to provide a six-blade propeller system for the MA700’s two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150C engines.

The PEC manages the propeller system’s automatic control, including propeller speed and pitch, through all phases of flight. For the MA700, Dowty Propellers’ solution is a dual-band PEC, based on a flexible, modern design which incorporates the latest technology and utilises an open architecture.

To develop the MA700’s PEC, Dowty Propellers will be collaborating with GE Aviation’s Systems business – a portfolio of companies and operations that includes Dowty Propellers.

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