In association with one of our strategic partners, the adi Group helped create and upgrade state of the art aircraft engine test rigs. Our track record and successful business relationship with Rolls Royce Aerospace spans over many years and on numerous projects. The test rigs are predominately to test engine and aircraft parts for civil and military aircraft. The rigs allow the Rolls Royce Aerospace operator to test the effectiveness of the engine’s pumps, actuators, accelerators and seals, prior to its installation on the aircraft. The rigs simulate the control systems in the engine to see how it performs and reacts to certain tests. Approximately 30% of our work with Rolls Royce Aerospace relates to new rigs and 70% is upgrading existing rigs.
Alongside our strategic partner, we work together to design, build and pre-operationally test these individual rigs at the adi Group facility in Kings Norton, Birmingham. The work involves several adi disciplines, and the total package of work is managed and coordinated by adi Projects. adi Mechanical is tasked with building the steel framework and incorporating any specific mechanical design improvements; adi Electrical creates and installs the electrical systems, including the wiring looms and adi Automation installs the control systems, having designed the wiring circuits. Our strategic partner supports the hydraulic pressure and fuel systems, software development and critical test validation processes.
Long standing strategic partnerships where our in-house multi-disciplined specialist skill sets complement those of our strategic partner to strengthen and improve the level of turnkey service and capability to Rolls Royce Aerospace.
- We build, support and manage the introduction of the cost effective automation of the test rig facility, through our project management capabilities. Continuous improvement advantages for Rolls Royce Aerospace
- Managed by adi Projects, we ensure efficient and closely coordinated works from start to completion
- The off site build and test at adi allows Rolls Royce Aerospace to keep downtime and changeover period to an absolute minimum which is a key factor in any production and operationally critical business
The adi Group provided a very efficient, cost effective solution to our ongoing rig development needs. They also provide an excellent maintenance service, responding very quickly to any demands placed on them, ensuring continual seamless production. They are a reliable supplier and trusted member of our team. Being someone we can always count on, ensures that we can offer a quality risk management service to our aircraft customers.
Rolls-Royce is a pre-eminent engineering company focused on world-class power and propulsion systems.
Design, manufacture and upgrade
Management of disciplines
Minimum downtime and changeover period for RR