GROUNDBREAKING A jet engine at Rolls Royce joint venture HAESL
, which is using software by Alnwick's Metrology Software Products to improve how accurately it refurbishes parts such as engine turbine blades SPOT ON Above, Peter Hammond and inset left, Alnwick's Metrology Software Products which has developed software to improve the accuracy of complex machine tooling, which can include the refurbishment of aeroplane turbine blades, work on artificial hips or Formula One cars
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman of Emirates, said: "We are pleased to renew our partnership with HAESL and extend it to SAESL.
HAESL is a joint venture involving Rolls-Royce, the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company and the SIA Engineering Company.SAESL is jointly owned by the same three firms.
Director and general manager of HAESL, Mr Tom Begley, described it as : "a very significant piece of business."
HAESL says it is equipped to handle all versions of Rolls-Royce RB211 and Trent engines, plus the international Aero Engines V2500, and will take up to 300 engines a year.