Unison to Provide Air Cooled Oil Coolers to Snecma for the LEAP-1B Engine for 737 MAX

  Unison to Provide Air Cooled Oil Coolers to Snecma for the LEAP-1B Engine
  for 737 MAX

Business Wire

DAYTON, Ohio -- January 21, 2013

Unison Industries announced that it has been awarded a life-of-the-program
contract by Snecma (Safran) to provide its air cooled oil coolers for the
LEAP-1B* engine produced by CFM International. The LEAP-1B engine will power
the next generation of Boeing’s popular 737 aircraft series, launched as the
737 MAX, expected to enter into service in 2017.

Based on the light weight conformal surface cooler technology** developed by
Unison, the air cooled oil coolers for the LEAP-1B optimize system weight and
improve air flow through the use of its integrated fin technology (IFT),
contributing to the engine’s greater efficiency and reduced fuel consumption.
The light weight conformal surface cooler technology was introduced on the
GEnx-1B engine powering Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and was also selected for the
Passport engine.

“Being awarded this contract by Snecma for the LEAP-1B engine reflects
Snecma’s confidence in the value Unison’s advanced technology brings to the
next generation of the world’s best-selling engine,” said Mike Grunza,
president of Unison Industries. “The LEAP-1B will be the third application for
Unison’s air cooled oil coolers, which now have more than a year of reliable
service on the GEnx-1B. We look forward to working with Snecma on this
program.”

Unison Industries, LLC, is a leader in the design, manufacture and integration
of electrical and mechanical components and systems for aircraft engines and
airframes. Unison serves both original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket
customers in commercial, military and general aviation markets. Unison's
headquarters are in Cincinnati, OH, and it employs more than 4,000 people in
fifteen manufacturing facilities and logistics centers worldwide. For more
information, visit www.unisonaviation.com.

Snecma (Safran group) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aircraft
and space engines, with a wide range of propulsion systems on offer. The
company designs and builds commercial aircraft engines – including the global
best-seller CFM56 and the new LEAP advanced turbofan* –that are powerful,
reliable, economical and environmentally friendly, along with military
aircraft engines that have always delivered world-class performance. Snecma
also develops and produces propulsion systems and equipment for launch
vehicles and satellites. EngineLife®, a new brand for Snecma’s service
business, offers a complete range of engine maintenance, repair and overhaul
(MRO) services to airlines, armed forces and operators.

*The CFM56 and LEAP engines are produced and marketed by CFM International, a
50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran group, France) and GE (United
States).

**Patent pending

Contact:

for Unison Industries, LLC
Jennifer Villarreal, 1-616-241-8643
jennifer.villarreal3@ge.com
 
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