Unison to Focus on Turbine Engine Market

Sale of piston ignition business to enhance turbine capability.


JACKSONVILLE, FL – Unison Industries’ Sept. 29, 2008, sale of most of its piston ignition business to TransDigm Group allows the company to focus more closely on its core business, making electrical and mechanical components for turbine engine-powered commercial, military and business aircraft. The move underscores Unison’s increasing role as a supplier to turbine engine programs, including the GEnx engine for Boeing’s 787 “Dreamliner,” GE Honda Aero Engines’ HF120, and both the F135 and F136 engines for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

“For nearly 20 years, most of Unison’s business has come from our support of manufacturers and operators of turbine-powered aircraft,” says Paul Theofan, vice president of marketing and sales. “By selling the vast majority of our piston ignition business, we will be able to expand our capabilities and devote additional resources to the fast-growing turbine-powered commercial, military and business aviation markets.”

As an example of advanced product development for turbine engines, Theofan cited Unison’s new ignition system for the F136 engine. The system features the first aerospace ignition exciter to incorporate microprocessor controls, Controller Area Network communications to the engine’s FADEC, built-in test and real-time diagnostics.

For more information visit www.unisonindustries.com.

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