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Bladon Jets announces opening of Coventry engineering centre

Bladon Jets has announced the opening of its Engineering Centre in Coventry. 

The centre houses advanced manufacturing and development facilities to help the company prepare its innovative products for volume production.

Bladon Jets — which provided the experimental propulsion unit behind the Jaguar C-X75 hybrid electric concept car — is said to be leading the world in the creation of miniaturised jet engines.

These small, light and clean-burning power units are suitable for a number of fast-growing markets. Among the most significant of these are electrical power generation and ‘range extenders’ for electric vehicles.

Having developed the patented manufacturing technology that makes it possible to produce the micro power units, Bladon Jets is currently working with its partners and suppliers to commercialise products for these volume markets.

The Engineering Centre in Coventry provides a focus for these development efforts.

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