The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta Acquires the WESTT-CS/BV Turbofan Engine Virtual Test Bench from Price Induction

Marietta, October 19th 2012. The Georgia Institute of Technology joins the list of French and international universities and schools who have chosen the innovative training solutions of Price Induction, a French-based engine manufacturer.   “We...

The WESTT CS/BV system is a virtual engine test bench where the DGEN engine is simulated by the SIMMOT-system. It offers two different orientations and training applications. On one side, the reprogrammable FADEC and the failures simulation module allow for the study of the engine’s control system and its modern all-electric concept. On the other side, the virtual bench provides a proficient thermodynamic and aerodynamic exploration of the simulated engine as well as the full 3D-visualization depending on the flying conditions. The WESTT CS/BV is thus particularly polyvalent and interactive.


The WESTT SE(V) Assembly and Disassembly Station: the complete engine for practical classes and aeronautical maintenance.


The WESTT SE(V) assembly and disassembly station is based on a real turbofan jet engine that can be fully assembled and disassembled. The station includes special tools, carts for tools and engine parts as well as a special assembly stand that maintains and orientates the engine to ease the operations. The WESTT SE(V) system is an educational tool for mechanical studies as well as engine maintenance training and offers the opportunity to work on a real turbofan jet engine, which makes it along with the WESTT CS/BV bench the ideal training connection from the virtual to the real. The SEV version is additionally equipped with an electronic bay to start and control the engine ventilation in order to validate the reassembly.


The WESTT SE-HP Assembly Station of a High Pressure Spool: the new economical solution for basic engine maintenance training and general mechanics.


The WESTT SE-HP system is an assembly and disassembly bench of the DGEN 380’s high pressure spool delivered with standard and special tools and intuitive assembly documentation. The centrifugal compressor, HP turbine, rotor and bearings are high-tech core components which offer educational applications in general mechanics for all study levels. Plus, they involve innovative and proficient assembly techniques which are ideally adapted to the engine maintenance basic training.



A new engine for a new class of airplanes. Over the past ten years, Price Induction has been developing the DGENs, high by-pass ratio turbofans designed to motorize 4 to 5-seating Personal Light Jets (PLJ). The DGEN 380, providing up to 2.5kN of thrust, is the first product of a family of high bypass ratio engines that can provide up to 4kN of thrust and that are optimized for the general aviation flight domain (under 25’000ft, ISA+/- 30, under Mach number 0,4).


The DGEN 380 has been designed with inherent robustness, easy integration and maintainability, low fuel consumption and noise level. These PLJ planes will thus be efficient, easily piloted by private individuals, with great safety of use and comfort, low pollution and low maintenance with a sensible running cost.


ABOUT Price Induction SA

Price Induction SA is based in the Aquitaine region, France, in Anglet (offices) and Tarnos (test bench). Today, the company employs over fifty persons, more than forty of which are engineers, with subsidiaries in the USA (Atlanta, Georgia), in Brazil (São José dos Campos, SP) and in Germany (Berlin).


Price Induction SA is an investment of the following funds: AEROFUND, ACE and Financière de Brienne, which are managed by ACE Management.


Price Induction SA is actively supported by the Aquitaine Region, the FEDER and the OSEO. Price Induction SA is a member of Aerospace Valley Global Aerospace Competitiveness cluster.



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