Noel Penny Turbines

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Noel Penny Turbines was a British company that produced small jet engines, most notably the Noel Penny NPT301.[1] It was established in Coventry in 1972 by Noel Penny, a former designer and chief engineer from Rover Gas Turbines in Solihull. The company employed hundreds of engineers at its works at Siskin Drive, Tollbar End in Coventry over a period of two decades. It eventually went into receivership in 1991, with the rights to the engine designs being sold off.[2][3]

In the 1970s, Noel Penny Turbines undertook secretive contract work for the American company, Caterpillar Inc. in the design of engines for heavy vehicles and trucks.[4]


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  3. ^ Bagot-Cob, Martin (10 June 2013). "Turbine pioneer dies aged 87". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Mortimer, John (2015). The 'nearly' engine: gas turbines in vehicles (2nd ed.). Milton Keynes: J Mortimer. Retrieved 7 June 2017.