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    Ameco becomes China’s first PW1100G MRO shop

    2020-09-24T05:26:00Z

    Pratt Whitney has opened its first PW1100G geared turbofan MRO centre in China, by adding Beijing-based Ameco to its global network of MRO providers. Ameco will also be Asia’s fourth PW1100G MRO centre, after Eagle Services Asia in Singapore, as well as IHI and Mitsubishi Heavy ...

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    Airbus turns to hydrogen as energy promise of batteries fades

    2020-09-21T15:34:00Z

    Airbus is backing away from battery power in favour of pursuing hydrogen as a primary propulsion source for future aircraft development, over concerns that battery technology will not advance quickly enough to adapt to large airliners. The airframer has unveiled three conceptual designs – two based on conventional turboprop ...

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    Rolls-Royce weighs funding options including £2.5bn equity issue

    2020-09-21T09:11:00Z

    Rolls-Royce is evaluating various options for raising additional funding, including equity of up to £2.5 billion. The engine manufacturer’s share price fell substantially during trading on 21 September as it disclosed the plan, dropping to lows not reached since 2003. “We continue to review all funding options to ...

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    Why 1970 fundamentally redefined air transport

    2020-09-15T11:40:00Z

    However you look at it, 1970 was an epoch-making year for commercial aviation. The revolution in aircraft design heralded in that year would be the springboard for the airline industry to accelerate capacity growth in a way it could only dream about previously.

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    Crisis forces Rolls-Royce to rethink ITP Aero retention

    2020-08-27T16:23:00Z

    Such has been the sweeping impact of the air transport crisis that Rolls-Royce is floating the divestment of its Spanish-based turbine business ITP Aero just three years after its acquisition – having previously insisted the business was not for sale. Rolls-Royce, which had long held 47% of ITP Aero, ...

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    Rolls-Royce considers contingencies in case crisis deteriorates

    2020-08-27T10:49:00Z

    Rolls-Royce is drawing up contingency plans for a worst-case scenario which envisions a second wave of restrictions emerging from an upsurge in the pandemic, resulting in further travel limitations this year or early in 2021. It has outlined the impact of this “severe but plausible” scenario in its half-year ...

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    Rolls-Royce weighs ITP Aero disposal as civil aerospace activity buckles

    2020-08-27T07:24:00Z

    Rolls-Royce is weighing the disposal of its ITP Aero division as a halving of flying hours, depressed deliveries, and heavy exceptional charges sent its civil aerospace division into an underlying gross loss of more than £1.5 billion ($2 billion). It says it is reviewing its portfolio to identify assets ...

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    Rolls-Royce deepens partnership with Reaction Engines on cooling technology

    2020-08-20T23:01:00Z

    A recent surge of interest in multi-Mach propulsion projects from Rolls-Royce is followed today by another technical partnership – which sees the aero-engine manufacturer deepen its partnership with Reaction Engines and its radical cooling technology.

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    Ural A321 forced-landing probe awaits ornithological group findings

    2020-08-15T08:36:00Z

    Russian investigators probing the forced landing in a field of Ural Airlines Airbus A321 are awaiting the results of ornithological studies in order to complete a final analysis of the accident. The aircraft came down exactly one year ago, on 15 August 2019, shortly after take-off from Moscow Zhukovsky ...

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    Rolls-Royce begins second test effort on lean-burn combustor

    2020-08-13T14:32:00Z

    Rolls-Royce has begun a second phase of testing on a new low-emission combustion system that will eventually equip its next-generation UltraFan widebody engine.

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    Chafing protection mystery follows Saab 340 incident

    2020-08-13T11:04:00Z

    UK investigators have found that anti-chafing measures fitted to a Saab 340 failed to protect an engine condition control cable, leaving the crew unable to adjust its power during a climb out of Carlisle airport last year. The crew encountered difficulties with climb power as the aircraft reached 2,500ft, ...

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    2016 engine failure prompts study of ‘high-energy’ engine parts, GE enhances inspections

    2020-08-12T18:28:00Z

    The US aerospace industry’s trade group has commenced a study into the durability of rotating turbofan components at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration. The study stems from the 2016 failure of a GE Aviation CF6 turbofan on an American Airlines Boeing 767. 

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    A350-900 operators alerted to Trent XWB-84 blade cracking

    2020-08-11T09:39:00Z

    Rolls-Royce is attempting to reassure investors and operators of the Airbus A350 over the impact of the latest durability problem to hit its Trent widebody engine family.

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    Atlas 747-400F sustains pod-strike on three engines in Shanghai

    2020-08-07T09:14:00Z

    One of US cargo operator Atlas Air’s Boeing 747-400Fs has sustained a treble engine pod-strike while landing at Shanghai in China. Preliminary information from the US FAA states that the aircraft (N408MC) struck the ground with both left-hand engine pods, as well as the outboard right-hand pod. The ...

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    UK firm EAG details development roadmap for hybrid-electric regional airliner

    2020-08-06T10:22:00Z

    A UK company planning to bring a 70-plus-seat hybrid-electric regional aircraft to market by 2028 has laid out its detailed plans for the programme, which will include demonstrator flights from 2024 and will cost a cool $5 billion to bring into series production.

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    P&W makes significant cuts to Singapore workforce

    2020-08-03T07:51:00Z

    Pratt Whitney, which in recent days refuted rumours that it had axed workers in Singapore, has cut a portion of its workforce in the city-state. The engine-maker, which has been affected by the pandemic-induced economic downturn, says it made the “difficult but necessary decision” to cut “less ...

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    Boom and Rolls-Royce join to study propulsion for supersonic Overture

    2020-07-30T19:48:00Z

    Rolls-Royce may develop the propulsion system that will power Boom Supersonic’s in-development, conceptual supersonic passenger aircraft Overture.

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    Safran slashes Leap output to just 800 engines this year

    2020-07-30T09:02:00Z

    Engine joint venture CFM International will deliver just 800 Leap-series powerplants this year – a further output reduction on previous forecasts, and a figure lower even than 2019’s first-half total.

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    GE Aviation loses thrust as pandemic takes toll

    2020-07-29T15:28:00Z

    GE Aviation’s sales tumbled by nearly half in the second quarter of 2020 as the industry downturn sapped commercial aircraft engine demand and erased profits.

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    P&W says no retrenchments yet at Singapore joint venture

    2020-07-29T01:51:00Z

    Pratt Whitney has refuted retrenchment rumours at its Singapore-based joint venture with Singapore Airlines’ engineering arm, as it reiterated its commitment to its capabilities in the city-state. The engine maker responded to Singapore media reports that around 140 Eagle Services Asia (ESA) staff members were axed, saying ...