A Boeing 737-400 Special Freighter operated by Kalitta Charters II ran off a Rochester, New York runway following a rejected takeoff on 5 June, coming to stop on grass beside the runway.
The first Super Hercules is scheduled to be delivered in 2024, with the full fleet starting operations by 2025, says defence minister Ron Mark.
The T55-GA-714C engine generates 6,000hp (4474kW), a 25% increase in power compared to the current T55 that is on the CH-47, Honeywell says on 4 June. The engine also burns 10% less fuel.
UK engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has three strands that guide its current development activities: the evolution of the gas turbine; research of “radical alternatives” such as electrification; and improving integration between the engine, airframe and its systems. On top of this, the company continues to support the development of alternative fuels.
Lawmakers pressured Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson on 11 December to ensure his agency thoroughly reviews allegations of safety and quality problems at Boeing’s 737 production plan in Renton, Washington.
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