All Engines articles – Page 11

  • Atlas 747-400F
    News

    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 ...

  • EAG Union Jack - 05
    In depth

    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.

  • Pratt & Whitney's Eagle Service Asia facility in Singapore overhauls GTF...
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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 ...

  • Boom Supersonic Overture
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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.

  • Leap1B-c-WirestockImages_Shutterstock
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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.

  • GE9X tested
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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.

  • Pratt & Whitney's Eagle Service Asia facility in Singapore overhauls GTF...
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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 ...

  • Vapour trail emissions environment
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    US plan for aircraft CO2 standards criticised by green groups

    2020-07-23T15:01:00Z

    The US government has for the first time proposed regulating carbon-dioxide emissions from aviation by adopting ICAO’s aircraft CO2 standard.

  • PD-14 2
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    Irkut carries out test installation of PD-14 for MC-21-310

    2020-07-23T12:03:00Z

    Irkut has completed an initial test installation of the Russian-built Aviadvigatel PD-14 engine on an MC-21-300 rig. The domestically-powered version of the aircraft will be designated the MC-21-310, says state technology corporation Rostec. Installation of the first PD-14 on an MC-21 wing and pylon has been conducted at ...

  • Memo-c-SafranHelicopterEngines
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    Safran and ZF press ahead with new military turboprop engine development

    2020-07-21T16:32:00Z

    Partners deepen collaboration on Ardiden 3-derived powerplant as they eye possible pan-European UAV as launch platform. 

  • MC-21 water test
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    MC-21 undergoes series of water-ingestion tests

    2020-07-16T13:34:00Z

    Russian airframer Irkut has commenced water ingestion tests of the MC-21-300 twinjet on a runway at Ulyanovsk. The tests involve creating a pool of water 70m in length and some 20m wide, with a depth in line with international certification criteria. Irkut states that one of the MC-21 ...

  • PD-35 nacelle
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    Laminar-flow nacelle being explored for PD-35 engine

    2020-07-10T11:58:00Z

    Russian researchers are exploring the use of laminar flow to improve the aerodynamic efficiency of nacelles for the planned Aviadvigatel PD-35 engine. The PD-35 is a higher-thrust evolution of the PD-14 – the powerplant for the Irkut MC-21 – and intended for the proposed Russian-Chinese long-haul CRAIC CR929 twinjet. ...

  • R-R 787 close-up
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    Rolls-Royce clears parked 787 backlog after Trent 1000 blade progress

    2020-07-09T10:13:00Z

    Rolls-Royce has eliminated the backlog of Boeing 787s grounded while they await maintenance in relation to Trent 1000 blade-durability issues. The powerplant manufacturer had expected to reduce the number of 787s awaiting work to single digits by the end of the second quarter of this year. Rolls-Royce says ...

  • ZeroAvia M350
    Analysis

    Forget batteries, is hydrogen the holy grail for carbon-free commercial aviation?

    2020-07-09T09:32:00Z

    While full-electric power may be feasible for short-range urban air mobility designs, a different energy source will be required for larger commercial jets. 

  • Trent 900
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    Rolls-Royce lays out expectations for ‘subdued’ long-haul market

    2020-07-09T07:24:00Z

    Rolls-Royce is expecting widebody engine flying hours to recover to around 70% of last year’s levels during 2021, while engine deliveries will remain depressed. It forecasts a 55% overall decline in engine flying hours for widebody aircraft over the course of this year, after a 50% drop in the ...

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    Trent-powered 787 operators to check for disc fin cracks

    2020-07-06T22:21:00Z

    Operators of Rolls-Royce-powered Boeing 787s are set to be instructed to conduct inspections of certain Trent 1000 low-pressure turbine discs, over a possible cracking risk. Assessment of certain discs in service has revealed that rubbing contact with interstage static seals can lead to cracks in the front seal fins ...

  • MTU GE90 MRO
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    MTU to cut workforce by up to 15%

    2020-07-06T12:14:00Z

    German engine specialist MTU will cut its workforce by up to 15% by the end of 2021 to account for reduced air-transport demand amid the coronavirus crisis. The company says it aims to avoid compulsory redundancies as it seeks to reduce its German and international workforce by 10-15% by ...

  • UA 777 header
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    United 777 blade failure followed prolonged gap in P&W inspection training

    2020-07-01T11:46:00Z

    US investigators believe prolonged absence of formal training and certification for a fan-blade inspection technique resulted in a flawed blade being returned to service and subsequently fracturing on a United Airlines Boeing 777-200. The fracture in the right-hand Pratt Whitney PW4000 fan blade, during cruise at 36,000ft ...

  • Vapour trail emissions environment
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    Covid-19 to hit per-passenger emission reductions: HSBC

    2020-06-29T14:00:00Z

    The coronavirus crisis will reduce the overall output of carbon emissions from Europe’s airlines, but a desire to cut capital expenditure will delay introduction of new aircraft, weakening unit CO2 performance, according to analysis from HSBC.