Accessory Gearbox, Compressor Bevel Gear, Power Take Off, Radial Drive Shaft - Parts under ITAR
for the F/A-18 - Super Hornet
Sauter Bachmann has been manufacturing components for the engines of the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet since 2004. General Electric supplies Boeing with two engines per aircraft and Sauter Bachmann manufactures components for each. The range comprises 2 gearboxes and two loose gear parts. The Accessory Gear Box (AGB) is mounted in the front part at the bottom of the engine. The purpose of the AGB is to branch off part of the power of the engine for auxiliary units (power generator, lubricant, fuel and hydraulic pumps). The AGB is also required to start the engine: The starter drives the engine via the AGB until it runs automatically after successful ignition.