auxiliary power unit


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auxiliary power unit

n
(Aeronautics) an additional engine fitted to an aircraft to operate when the main engines are not in use
Translations
générateur auxiliaire de bord
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In order to save fuel during idling, Indian railways are providing a system called Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) in Diesel Locomotives.
China Eastern Airlines recently ordered 30 Airbus A320 aircraft which are due to be delivered over the next three years, Honeywell's Auxiliary Power Unit will provide them with air conditioning, main engine starting and electrical power.
Department of Defense demonstrated a Command and Control Silent Watch Fuel Cell Vehicle featuring an auxiliary power unit built by IdaTech of Bend, Oregon, that uses a methanol- powered fuel cell to operate all mission equipment.
Department of Energy's cost and performance criteria for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) auxiliary power unit technology, a leading government official said today.
Fuel cells and electric motors will not replace jet engines on commercial transports, but they could one day replace gas turbine auxiliary power units.
The auxiliary power unit provides 110/220 house current, which opens up the possibility for lower cost, low maintenance options, such as locomotive cab heating and air conditioning, as well as other enhancements.
cell system that will be used as an auxiliary power unit for gasoline engines.
Air Malta has reportedly selected Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems' (APIC) APS 3200 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU).
3 /PRNewswire/ -- DynEco Corporation (Nasdaq: DYCO) announced today that it has been awarded a subcontract by Balimoy Manufacturing Company for the supply of an Orbital Vane(TM) compressor and related engineering services for integration into a prototype lightweight auxiliary power unit being developed for the U.
When the aircraft is deployed away from base for extended periods, the crew appreciates its reliability and the fact that its auxiliary power unit turns the cabin into an air-conditioned, well-lit operations centre, wherever the aircraft is parked.
The business attained 100 percent scorings on deliveries on time, compliance of parts and cosmetic appearance of starter motors fitted to the Pratt & Whitney Auxiliary Power unit for the Boeing 747-400s.
Protonex Technology Corporation, a leading manufacturer of high-performance fuel cell power systems for portable and remote applications, has developed a quiet, durable, energy-dense auxiliary power unit (APU) based on hydrogen fuel cell technology for use by the U.

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