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GE Aviation Czech and ATB join forces

PRAGUE / VIENNA – GE Aviation Czech andATB Antriebstehnik AG have agreed to jointly explore turboprop propulsionsolutions for the general aviation and urban mobility market in the power rangebetween 500 and 1000 SHP, leveraging GE’s H Series turboprop aircraft enginetechnology and ATB electrical machines. Different configurations will beinvestigated and a first proof of concept test is aimed to take place laterthis year.
“We’re excited to contribute into the development of more sustainabletransportation systems and greener flight", said Michele D`Ercole, Presidentand managing executive of GE Aviation Czech, Business and General AviationTurboprops.GE Aviation Czech will also provide system integration supported by leadingEuropean research centers for electric propulsion and other key partners forbattery systems.
“We are extremely proud to join our efforts with GE to investigate newturboprop solutions combined with our system electrical technology”, said George Gao, ATB Chief Executive Officer.
“The solution aims to combine simplicity and power density for a unit tailoredfor the turboprop general aviation market,” said Francesco Falco, ATB-WOLONG VPGlobal Sales & Marketing.The project adds to the $400M+ investment GE Aviation is pursuing in Europeinto the turboprop program including its new Turboprop headquarters in Prague,where the H Series is manufactured and the all-new GE Catalyst engine is beingdeveloped and tested.
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ATB Group integrates into the Wolong Electric Group

Since 2011 the ATB Group is part of the global operating Wolong Group. At this year’s Hannover fair, from 24th to the 28th of April 2017, the Wolong-ATB Group will present itself for the first time at a combined fair to present powerful and customer-oriented unit for tailor-made drive solutions.

Part of the Wolong-ATB Group are brands, with a history of over 138 years, like Brook Crompton, Laurence Scott, Morley and Schorch besides CNE Nanyang and Oli. The Group produces tailor made drive solutions for machine builders in various areas. For example: oil, gas, and chemical industries, Mining, Marine, and Home and Garden.

The aim of the Wolong-ATB Group is to produce and develop highly efficient motor and drive solutions, which serve every customer need with innovative technology and with the highest standards in regard to quality and the environment. The Group has over 37 manufacturing sites in Europe and Asia, as well as, several R&D centres. The Group is able to produce complete drive solutions with a range between 5W to 130 MW. Worldwide over 18.500 employees are currently working for the Wolong-ATB Group.

AT this year’s Hannover fair the companies of the Wolong-ATB Group will present the latest product novelties, which are highly adaptable to all areas of application and build to the highest standards.

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Phone: +31 6 2299 3557


About ATB Austria Antriebstechnik AG:

The history of ATB Austria Antriebstechnik AG dates back more than 90 years. Today, the Group Rank ranks among the leading global suppliers of electric drive systems for industrial applications and home appliances. The ATB Group product range extends from 25W to 25MW and includes standard solutions, customised solutions and design-to-order solutions including complete drive systems for a wide range of applications. The Company, which includes famous brands such as Schorch, Morley, Laurence Scott and Brook Crompton, currently has twelve manufacturing and employs more than 3,500 people.

About Wolong Group

Founded in 1984 the Wolong Holding Group has quickly grown over the past thirdy years and currently consists of three entities, which are all listed at the stock exchange: Wolong Electric, Wolong Real Estate und Brook Crompton Holding. Within 55 companies, the Group employs more than 18.500 people and was able to reach revenues of 4,2 Billion € in 2016.

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