Engines

  • Comac C919 roll out - by Comac
    News

    US reapproves licence for Leap engine sales to China

    2020-04-09T02:24:00Z

    The US government has reapproved GE Aviation’s application to supply engines for Comac’s C919 narrowbody programme, months after it mulled blocking engine sales. The enginemaker states the licence to supply CFM International Leap-1C engines will last for a term of four years. It did not indicate when the application ...

  • 787 RR
    News

    Trent 1000 fix progressing despite coronavirus disruption

    2020-04-06T07:44:00Z

    Rolls-Royce is aiming to bring the number of Boeing 787s on the ground for Trent engine modification reasons to fewer than 10 by the end of the second quarter. While the manufacturer is taking steps to deal with the impact from the coronavirus crisis, it is maintaining efforts to ...

  • Trent 1000
    News

    Rolls-Royce shores up defences as airlines’ widebody engine activity drops

    2020-04-06T07:20:00Z

    Rolls-Royce has disclosed that the primary impact of the coronavirus crisis on its civil aerospace business has been a reduction in widebody engine flying hours by 25% over the first quarter, including a 50% fall in March. It expects “further deterioration” during April, and beyond, given the increasing grounding ...

  • Swiss A220
    News

    A220 uncontained engine failures linked to resonance phenomenon

    2020-03-31T19:03:00Z

    Airbus A220 operators are being instructed to remove certain full-authority digital engine control software, and install a new version, after a series of engine failures involving fracture of low-pressure compressor rotors. Four such incidents have been registered, says the US FAA in a directive for the type’s Pratt ...

  • Rolls-Royce Trent XWB assembly
    News

    Rolls-Royce cools UK civil aerospace activity for a week

    2020-03-27T11:38:00Z

    Rolls-Royce is to shut down its UK civil aerospace operations for a week, from 27 March, as part of its response to the coronavirus crisis. The manufacturer says it will “significantly reduce” all but essential activity within its civil aerospace facilities. Workers will continue to be paid, it stresses. ...

  • 737 Max
    News

    Safran reinforces finances as outbreak exacerbates Max misery

    2020-03-26T20:59:00Z

    French aerospace firm Safran has enhanced, in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, measures it had already been implementing in response to the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. Safran’s activities include production of the CFM International Leap-1B engines for the Max as well as the Leap-1A powerplants for ...

  • HAECO
    News

    HAECO acquires Dallas-based commercial engine shop

    2020-03-26T06:38:00Z

    HAECO has announced the acquisition of US-based engine MRO firm Jet Engine Solutions (JES). “JES has a strong reputation within the engine maintenance business for quality and delivery in the United States, which will complement the HAECO Global Engine Support business,” says Christopher Gibbs, HAECO group director for components ...

  • Hanwha A. QAQC
    Interview

    Hanwha Aerospace powers up engine capabilities

    2020-03-26T01:00:00Z

    As the country’s only producer of gas tubine engines, South Korea’s Hanwha Aerospace has become an integral part of Seoul’s ambitions in the sector, with involvement in several key propulsion programmes.

  • PW1100G on A320neo.
    News

    MTU to suspend production for three weeks

    2020-03-23T15:55:00Z

    Propulsion specialist MTU Aero Engines is to suspend production at a number of its European facilities in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Leap 1-B engine on 737 Max 8
    News

    GE Aviation plans 10% US workforce cuts, implements broad furloughs

    2020-03-23T14:47:00Z

    GE Aviation intends to reduce its US workforce by 10% and to furlough 50% of maintenance, repair and overhaul workers for 90 days in response to collapse of air travel demand caused by the coronavirus.

  • An-124
    News

    An-124 disk inspection ordered after uncontained failure

    2020-03-21T07:53:00Z

    Ukrainian authorities have ordered Antonov An-124 operators to inspect engines on the type after an uncontained powerplant failure. An-124s are fitted with Ivchenko-Progress D-18T engines, as is the sole example of the An-225. The Ukrainian state aviation administration says an investigation into the “serious incident”, which occurred to ...

  • PW1100G on A320neo.
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    Gearbox replacement order broadened to non-ETOPS PW1100Gs

    2020-03-19T06:44:00Z

    US regulators have extended a directive to replace the gearbox and control software of Pratt Whitney PW1100G engines, to encompass powerplants not used for extended twin-engined operations (ETOPS) flights. The US FAA had already ordered removal and replacement of the main gearbox assembly on the engines as ...

  • Pratt & Whitney's Eagle Service Asia facility in Singapore overhauls GTF...
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    Air India Engineering to maintain PW1100G engines

    2020-03-06T05:05:00Z

    Pratt Whitney has authorised Air India Engineering Services (AIESL) to provide MRO services for the PW1100G geared turbofan. AIESL, which has received its first PW1100G engine, will provide support from its Mumbai facility, P W states. It will see PW1100G MRO works “phased in”, the enginemaker adds, ...

  • Leap 1-B engine on 737 Max 8
    In depth

    ​GE Aviation plans hiring freeze and preps for up to $300m Q1 virus hit

    2020-03-05T21:24:00Z

    GE Aviation will implement a hiring freeze and reduce 2020 spending in response to a new 737 Max agreement with Boeing, while contending with an expected $200-$300 million first-quarter hit from the coronavirus outbreak.

  • A350-1000
    News

    Rolls-Royce could choose not to break-even on A350-1000 engine

    2020-02-28T15:05:00Z

    While the Trent XWB-84 engine for the Airbus A350-900 is set to break even this year, Rolls-Royce is not guaranteeing a similar achievement on the higher-thrust XWB-97 for the A350-1000. Chief executive Warren East, speaking at a 28 February briefing, said the company would ship its first break-even XWB-84 ...

  • MaxEngine-c-Shutterstock
    News

    CFM strikes deal with Boeing on Leap-1B payments for 2020

    2020-02-28T12:41:00Z

    Engine joint venture CFM International has struck an agreement to receive payment from Boeing for all Leap-1B powerplants delivered in 2020.

  • Fiji Airways A350-900-c-Airbus-970
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    Rolls-Royce nears break-even delivery for A350-900 powerplant

    2020-02-28T11:31:00Z

    Airbus’s A350-900 helped Rolls-Royce to cut its average unit losses on its large engine programmes last year, and contributed to the powerplant manufacturer’s achieving a record 510 Trent engine deliveries. Average original equipment unit losses for its large engines fell by 14%, from £1.4 million to £1.2 million, last ...

  • Trent 1000 TEN on 787
    News

    Rolls-Royce provisions for loss-making Trent 1000 TEN contracts

    2020-02-28T08:41:00Z

    Rolls-Royce is taking a £459 million ($591 million) charge provision to recognise that some future Trent 1000 TEN contracts will become loss-making as a result of margins being affected by the blade issues affecting the engine. The engine manufacturer says the situation affects a “small number” of contracts, the ...

  • A220 in flight
    News

    SAS flags engine concerns as it looks to pick new regional fleet type

    2020-02-27T19:56:00Z

    SAS is concerned about the powerplant reliability issues as it prepares to select an aircraft type on which to base a future regional operation. The Scandinavian carrier has indicated that the Airbus A220 and Embraer E2 family are the candidates under consideration. But both are powered by versions ...

  • 737 Max Leap-1B
    News

    CFM to build 10 737 Max engines weekly for 2020

    2020-02-27T07:56:00Z

    CFM International is expecting to produce an average of 10 Leap-1B engines – the powerplant for the Boeing 737 Max – per week over the course of 2020, out of a total annual Leap production of 1,400. The forecast has been disclosed by CFM partner Safran in its full-year ...