Aerospace Tribology

With the cost of jet fuel having reached more than $100 a barrel there has been no better time to ensure airline engines are running efficiently.

The last fuel spike in 2008 contributed to the downfall of carriers such as Silverjet and XL as every dollar spent on wasted fuel is one not spent on subsidising ticket prices. In such a high stakes industry, the margins matter and the fraction of a millimetre savings offered by tribological research could make the difference between profit and administration.