IN 1983, Dowty Fuel Systems tendered for and won the contract for the design and manufacture of the after‐burner fuel contract unit (ABFCU) for the Garrett TFE 1042 turbofan, on the basis of their long experience in the development of hydromechanical aviation fuel metering systems. Garrett Engine Division is a leading US manufacturer of gas turbines for aircraft and helicopters and the TFE1042 turbofan was the designated propulsion system for Taiwan's new Ching‐Kuo fighter aircraft.
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