IN FOCUS: Green concerns sustain interest in turboprops
Resurgent demand for turboprop aircraft is looking unlikely to abate as green regulations and rising oil prices add emphasis to the need for fuel effi...
ILA: MTU eyes future engine programmes
While MTU (Hall 2, stand 2301) plans to double its present revenues to €6 billion ($7.7 billion) by 2020 via existing and secured future programmes, t...
Open rotor noise not a barrier to entry: GE
Initial performance and noise studies conducted in the wind tunnel show that an open rotor engine with counter-rotating propellers in pusher configura...
Funding cuts put NASA commercial X-plane on hold
NASA has pulled back on plans to launch a 737-sized subscale test vehicle (STV) by 2016 to demonstrate a next-generation airliner or cargo aircraft.
NASA study shows aircraft technologies that increase energy efficiency nearly 50%
A suite of technologies now in development can deliver a new airliner by 2025 that is 40-50% more energy efficient and generates 30-40dB less noise, a...