757 Engine Flying Test Bed
The Honeywell 757 Flying Test Bed (FTB) is just one example in SIE’s long history of modifying aircraft that combine elegant form with utilitarian function. The Honeywell 757 FTB is a tool that allows the OEM to fully evaluate the prototype engine through all phases of the flight envelope.
Creation of the Honeywell 757 FTB by SIE involved extensive aerodynamic analysis, structural design elements, and systems development and integration. The SIE Team designed fuselage reinforcements, frame redesign, pylon support structure, and fairing design and sub-structure. On the systems side, SIE designed the fuel, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and FIRE-EX systems in support of the OEM’s engine flight test requirements.
SIE was contracted by GE Aerospace to design, analyze, procure parts and manage the modification for their 747-100 and 747-200 Flying Test Bed. The Testbed is used to develop the Passport 20 engines which equip the Bombardier Global 7000 and 8000 series business jets.
We received numerous accolades from our customer based on flight performance and characteristics.