Czech Defence Industry - PBS: Aircraft Engines

Czech Defence Industry - PBS: Aircraft Engines
21 / 02 / 2019, 10:00

Among the world leading defence industry companies currently present to this year's edition of the IDEX (International Defence Exhibition and Conference) in Abu Dhabi (UAE) the Czech company První brněnská strojírna Velká Bíteš a.s. (PBS, Stand: 01-B43) presents its products, most notably aircraft turbojet, turboprop and turboshaft engines for small aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and its capabilities in the fields of aerospace technology testing, engine design, research and development and more.

PBS Velká Bíteš is member of the PBS GROUP, a holding which focuses on investments and exercising of the shareholder rights of the engineering companies within the group. Besides PBS Velká Bíteš there is also PBS Enegro active in the power industry, PBS Brno, providing services in relation to the construction of power generation and district-heating units, and PBS Aerospace, a subsidiary of the PBS GROUP which is responsible for expanding the business activities in the field of aerospace technology, as recognised supplier of engines for modern UAVs, especially on the American market.

PBS belongs to the oldest Czech defence industry companies with the brand tradition two centuries long, and it works in the aerospace technology for five decades now, exporting is products to over 40 countries around the globe. It specializes in design, development, manufacture and testing of small get engines, auxiliary power units (APUs), and enviromental control systems. It is approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) holding the DOA (Design Organization), POA (Production Organization) and MOA (Maintenance Organization) approvals.

In Abu Dhabi the company presents its Turbojet engine PBS TJ150:

„The PBS TJ150 jet engine was developed for unmanned vehicles, training targets and missiles. Its advantage is its compact design, low weight with a thrust of up to 1,500 N, and low fuel consumption in the given power category. The generator output is 750 W. One of the PBS TJ150 engine versions enables landing on water. The PBS TJ150 engine is a single-shaft jet engine consisting of a radial compressor, radial and axial diffuser, annular combustion chamber, axial turbine and a fixed outlet nozzle.“

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Together with other engines designed for experimental aircraft and UAVs, light manned and unmanned helicopters, target drones or powered gliders, along with the Auxiliary Power Units which are used for starting the main engines or for supplying onboard devices and air conditioning units, and the Environmental Control Systems for aircraft and helicopters, designed to maintain a comfortable thermal environment in the cockpit, passenger cabin and cargo holds of aircraft and helicopters during ground operations and all flight modes.

The company was founded in 1814, with the PBS brand created in 1929, and has currently 800 employees. Among others, the PBS is member of the DSIA (Defence and Security Industry Association; AOBP in Czech).

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