Rolls-Royce releases purpose-built Pearl engine for Bombardier jets
The engine family, dubbed the Pearl, wi...
The British manufacturer, Rolls-Royce, has launched its new range of purpose-built engines for Bombardier jets.
The engine family, dubbed the Pearl, will be used in the Canadian aircraft producer’s Global 5500 and Global 6500 planes.
Rolls-Royce has a 42% market stake in the engine supplier industry, having powered more than 3,000 aircrafts to date.
The Pearl 15 is the firm’s sixth civil aerospace engine produced in the past decade, and the first in the Pearl group.
The engine is capable of offering up to 15,125lb of thrust, 9% more than its BR700 model yet it is two decibels quieter and consumes 7% less fuel.
“Our teams have worked hard behind the scenes to develop this new engine and we are proud, once again, to lead the way in business aviation,” stated Chris Cholerton, President of Civil Aerospace at Rolls Royce.
“The Pearl engine is a pioneering product, bringing together the most eco- friendly and efficient technologies available today.”
“The combination of outstanding performance, economy, and reliability levels make it the perfect fit for Bombardier’s newest Global aircraft and, with the Pearl engine, we are extending our successful relationship with Bombardier, which started more than 20 years ago.”
“Together we made history by creating a whole new class of aircraft and that success story enters a new chapter today.”
Fluent.ai x BSH: Voice Automating the Assembly Line
Fluent.ai has deployed its voice recognition solutions in one of BSH’s German factories. BSH leads the market in producing connected appliances—its brands include Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau, NEFF, and Thermador, and with this new partnership, the company intends to cut transition time in its assembly lines.
According to BSH, voice automation will yield 75-100% efficiency gains—but it’s the collaboration between the two companies that stands out. ‘After considering 11 companies for this partnership, we chose Fluent.ai because of their key competitive differentiators’, explained Ion Hauer, Venture Partner at BSH Startup Kitchen.
What Sets Fluent.ai Apart?
After seven years of research, the company developed a wide range of artificial intelligence (AI) software products to help original equipment manufacturers (OEM) expand their services. Three key aspects stood out to BSH, which operates across the world and in unique factory environments.
- Robust noise controls. The system can operate even in loud conditions.
- Low latency. The AI understands commands quickly and accurately.
- Multilingual support. BSH can expand the automation to any of its 50+ country operations.
How Voice Automation Works
Instead of pressing buttons, BSH factory workers will now be able to speak into a headset fitted with Fluent.ai’s voice recognition technology. After uttering a WakeWord, workers can use a command to start assembly line movement. As the technology is hands-free, workers benefit from less physical strain, which will both reduce employee fatigue and boost line production.
‘Implementing Fluent’s technology has already improved efficiencies within our factory, with initial implementation of the solution cutting down the transition time from four seconds to one and a half”, said Markus Maier, Project Lead at the BSH factory. ‘In the long run, the production time savings will be invaluable’.
Future Global Adoption
In the coming years, BSH and Fluent.ai will continue to push for artificial intelligence on factory lines, pursuing efficiency, ergonomics, and a healthy work environment. ‘We started with Fluent.ai on one factory assembly line, moved to three, and [are now] considering rolling the technology out worldwide’, said Maier.
Said Probal Lala, Fluent.ai’s CEO: ‘We are thrilled to be working with BSH, a company at the forefront of innovation. Seeing your solution out in the real world is incredibly rewarding, and we look forward to continuing and growing our collaboration’.