Bringing fresh, new qualities to the table, you’ll already have a solid idea of your strengths. But with a whole career ahead of you, you won’t want to miss the opportunity of developing and unlocking new potentials.
Meggitt is the perfect place to do that. There are more than 25 extreme environment capabilities here to pit your wits against as well as world experts to mentor you and tough international assignments to test your mettle.
Tomorrow’s jet engines will run hotter than ever. And as fans gets bigger, space inside nacelles is at a premium. An EU-funded consortium has been tasked with a 15% reduction. Our experts in thermal management—and young engineers on the programme—are playing a central role.
Breakthroughs include our volumetrically efficient heat exchanger, a new design for aerospace using Meggitt technology tried and tested in oil and gas.
To maximise heat transfer at very high temperatures, we chemically etch channels with highly complex geometries onto individual metal plates, laminated using diffusion bonding.
Unlike traditional plate-and-fin and shell-and-tube exchangers, our laminated heat exchanger design can be formed in more complex 3D shapes to make the best use of available space.
Factoring in apertures for pipework from other equipment and integrating other functions within a single component are planned for the prototype.
Meggitt is bringing Industry 4.0 to aerospace with a combination of smart tools and big data. We call it M4 and the first step in bringing it to life is an intelligent workbench.
Brainchild of Group Technology Director, Keith Jackson, and graduate engineer, Tom Newman, it was designed by Meggitt graduates on placement at the UK’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.
With its flexible fixturing, laser projection and data capture, the workbench is already driving big gains in output, quality, repeatability and traceability.
Read more in the Meggitt Review
The Meggitt Production System (MPS) equips each of us with a set of tools to maximise performance and creativity wherever we work, streamlining our efforts from boardroom to factory floor.
So whatever your role, you’ll look for better ways of working each and every day. If your idea can be scaled up, we want you to test it out, spread the word and keep on improving it.
Read up on Meggitt’s Lean expert, Louis Chavez, one of the architects of MPS.
Our latest breakthroughs would not have happened without the people making them happen – from Graduates to Group Directors.
From aircraft braking systems and turbine monitoring to mission-critical ice protection, Meggitt leads the world in our specialist aerospace and energy capabilities.
Ice build-up on aircraft can lead to loss of control and loss of life. Building on 50 years’ experience in ice protection, recent research into ultra-low power de-icing systems helped us beat the industry favourites to lead a €6 million European Union research project.
Our existing solution cuts 50% of the energy consumed by a traditional bleed air system. We’ve now got a 90% reduction in our sights.
Sounds like a simple brief, but it’s taken 30 years and the most advanced sensors in the world to deliver it.
Using a unique application of microwave sensing, we can now tell clearance control systems how far to shrink the gap between turbine tip and fan casing to within 0.25mm of blade contact.
The result? 1% increase in fuel efficiency, 10% reduction in noxious emissions.
Back in 2005, we shipped an order of cabling from California. 10 years and three billion miles later, the first images of Pluto captured by the New Horizons space probe were beaming back to Earth through its wires. Lightweight and proven in the harshest temperatures, Meggitt’s silicon-dioxide insulated communication cabling can be found on almost every extreme environment platform.
Our sensors have been prized by flight test engineers on every major military aircraft since 1947. The Joint Strike Fighter is no exception.
Tiny variable capacitance accelerometers pepper its hot surfaces. They are able to compensate for temperature-related errors occurring between, say, vibration measurement at room temperature and 105˚C at the speed of sound.
The global error is below 2.5%—a remarkable achievement for a commercial production unit.
Piezoceramic components developed by Meggitt in Denmark are at the heart of a new medical technology for treating glaucoma and hard-to-reach cancer tumours.
High intensity focused ultrasound, as it’s known, creates a very high energy density which can target and heat tissue with great accuracy.
A two-minute procedure can reduce the pressure on the optic nerve within the eyeball that causes blindness in glaucoma—a disease that affects 60 million people worldwide.