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Tuesday Morning Auto News, Jan 21, 2020

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Rolls-Royce develop embedded starter-generator for next-generation fighter jet

Over the last five years Rolls-Royce has been pioneering world-first technology that will contribute to the UK’s next-generation Tempest programme.

In an aim to be more electric, more intelligent and to harness more power, Rolls-Royce recognised that any future fighter aircraft will have unprecedented levels of electrical power demand and thermal load; all needing to be managed within the context of a stealthy aircraft.

Before the launch of the Tempest programme, Rolls-Royce had already started to address the demands of the future. Back in 2014, the company took on the challenge of designing an electrical starter generator that was fully embedded in the core of a gas turbine engine, now known as the Embedded Electrical Starter Generator or E2SG demonstrator programme.

Conrad Banks, Chief Engineer for Future Programmes at Rolls-Royce said: “The electrical embedded starter-generator will save space and provide the large amount of electrical power required by future fighters. Existing aircraft engines generate power through a gearbox underneath the engine, which drives a generator. In addition to adding moving parts and complexity, the space required outside the engine for the gearbox and generator makes the airframe larger, which is undesirable in a stealthy platform.”

Phase two of this programme has now been adopted as part of Rolls-Royce’s contribution to the Tempest programme.

As part of this journey, the company has been continuously developing its capabilities in the aerospace market, from gas turbine technologies through to integrated power and propulsion systems. The goal being to provide not only the thrust that propels an aircraft through the sky, but also the electrical power required for all the systems on board as well as managing all the resulting thermal loads.

Rolls-Royce is adapting to the reality that all future vehicles, whether on land, in the air or at sea will have significantly …continue reading


All-new Mazda CX-30 now available on competitive scrappage scheme

Mazda customers can now save up to £4,000 off any brand new Mazda when
they trade in their previous car under the Mazda Scrappage Scheme Upgrade Plan.
Available to new cars registered by 31 March 2020, the competitive scheme offers
customers the chance to exchange any petrol or diesel car registered before 31
December 2011 for a wide range of brand new sub 144g/km Mazda vehicles*.

Combined with attractive Conditional Sale or Purchase Contract Purchase
offers with 4.7% APR* Representative on terms up to 48 months, Mazda’s
Scrappage Scheme Upgrade Plan not only provides customers with a convenient way
to purchase a new car, but also highlights the marque’s commitment to the
environment and lowering CO2 emissions as part of Mazda’s wider Sustainable Zoom-Zoom
2030 vision.

For the first time on the Scrappage Scheme Upgrade Plan, the all-new
Mazda CX-30 with the ground-breaking Skyactiv-X engine is available to purchase
with customer savings of up to £3,000. Featuring Mazda’s revolutionary Spark
Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) technology and Mazda M Hybrid mild
hybrid system, the 2.0 litre, four-cylinder Skyactiv-X 180ps 2WD engine offers
customers superb performance combined with outstanding fuel economy and CO2
emissions from as low as 105g/km.

Also included on the Scrappage Scheme Upgrade Plan is the all-new Mazda3,
with customers saving £3,500 off brand new cars. With a choice of 27 models
across the saloon and hatchback body styles, the all-new model is marked out by
the latest evolution of Mazda’s Kodo: Soul of Motion design philosophy and
features an array of equipment as standard across the range; including Apple
CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM.

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Friday Morning Auto News, Jan 17, 2020