The Hamilton Sundstrand Training Academy took place at Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems in San Diego, California, on Friday, April 13, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The purpose of the training academy was to expose a diverse group of college level engineering students to Hamilton Sundstrand, business development, and the skills needed to succeed in the workplace as an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Market Analyst.
Business Development Manager David J. Gideon facilitated discussions regarding Hamilton Sundstrand, business development, and their APU Market Analysis internship. Mr. Bob Edie and Ms. Maria Charles provided an extensive facility tour that included: safety, product line, packing, shipping, turbine assembly, rotor assembly, APU test cells, and the tail end of certain aircrafts.
Students also received classroom training on the APS5000 APU, an APU found on the Boeing 787 aircraft. Topics of instruction and discussion included: APU theory, line maintenance, fault isolation, technical specifications, the global economy, and export control. Older turbines, wheels, inlet guide drains, and rotor assembly parts were available on hand for closer inspection.
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