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    Fewer engine shipments and less aftermarket work hammer P&W and Collins 2020 results


    Steep losses at Pratt & Whitney and slumping profits at Collins Aerospace pushed parent company Raytheon Technologies to a $3.5 billion loss in 2020.

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    GE Aviation eyes recovery this year, as 2020 profits plunge by 82%


    In 2020, GE Aviation’s engine sales sank 48% and its service revenue tumbled 36%, but the company expects the aerospace sector will begin recovering in the second half of this year.

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    Rolls-Royce more pessimistic over long-haul recovery in 2021


    Rolls-Royce is assuming engine flying hours on twin-aisle long-haul aircraft will reach just 55% of pre-crisis levels during 2021, down from a previous base case of 70%. The outlook reflects the uncertainty over air traffic recovery for the widebody sector and the engine manufacturer expects, on this basis, free ...

  • Frontier A320 Max KJ FG

    Frontier picks P&W engines for first time to power 134 A320neos


    US carrier Frontier Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney PW1100Gs to power 134 incoming Airbus A320neo-family jets, a move that will diversify its fleet away from complete reliance on CFM International powerplants.

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    Spirit AeroSystems and GE Aviation beneficiaries of $125m in US-backed loans


    The Export-Import Bank of the United States has agreed to guarantee two financing deals that will provide $125 million to support aerospace work at GE Aviation and Spirit AeroSystems.

  • Leap engine

    ST Engineering, Honeywell ink agreement for Leap component MRO


    ST Engineering and Honeywell Aerospace have signed a 10-year agreement for the maintenance of CFM International’s Leap engine components.

  • Yak-40 electric motor-c-CIAM

    Yak-40 fitted with propeller for superconducting motor test


    Russian researchers are planning to test-fly a Yakovlev Yak-40 modified with a superconducting electric motor and propeller mounted on the trijet’s nose. The Moscow-based Central Institute of Aviation Motors expects the first flights to be carried out in 2021. Siberian aeronautical research centre SibNIA, located in Novosibirsk, installed ...

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    EASA embarks on comprehensive project to examine cabin-air toxicity risk


    Europe’s air safety authority is initiating a project intended to address concerns about cabin air contamination, which will characterise chemical compounds entering the environmental control system from engine oil leakage or dislodged deposits. The three-year project – being put out to tender by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency ...

  • MC-21-310 first flight-c-Irkut

    MC-21 with Russian-built PD-14 engines carries out maiden flight


    Irkut has carried out the maiden flight of the MC-21-310, the version of the twinjet powered by Russian-built Aviadvigatel PD-14 engines. The flight – with aircraft number 73055 – took place from Irkutsk aviation plant’s airfield on 15 December and lasted about 1h 25min. It was crewed by ...

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

    MTU becomes second PW1100G MRO shop in China


    Pratt & Whitney has opened its second PW1100G geared turbofan MRO centre in China, with MTU Maintenance Zhuhai joining P&W’s global network of MRO providers.

  • VD An-124-c-Volga-Dnepr

    Volga-Dnepr temporarily withdraws An-124 fleet after Novosibirsk accident


    Russian outsize freight carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines has temporarily withdrawn its Antonov An-124 freighter fleet from service, pending clarification of the circumstances of an accident in Novosibirsk. The operator has about a dozen of the type, including the modernised An-124-100M-150 variant. Volga-Dnepr says it is “doing everything possible” to ...

  • Emb TP rendering-c-Embraer

    Embraer solicits partners for potential turboprop but rules out alternative powertrain


    Embraer is likely to base any future turboprop airliner on the fuselage of its current E-Jet models and use conventional engines rather than any alternative propulsion system, the head of its commercial aviation unit indicates.

  • Philippe PETITCOLIN Leap-c-Christel Sasso_CAPA Pictures_Safran

    Why despite success, Safran chief Petitcolin is playing down achievements


    As his five-year tenure comes to an end, Safran’s outgoing chief executive can reflect on a period of sustained growth for the French aerospace giant – but that is something he is reluctant to take credit for.

  • PIA crash engine close-up-c-Pakistan AAIB

    PIA maintenance lapses meant ATRs had poor engine reliability


    Investigators probing a Pakistan International Airlines ATR 42 engine failure, which preceded the fatal loss of the aircraft, found that engine reliability at the carrier was comparatively poor. The aircraft came down near Havelian in December 2016 after its left-hand Pratt Whitney Canada PW127 powerplant suffered a ...

  • An-124 engine

    Engine-damaged An-124 lost multiple systems including brakes and thrust control


    Russian authorities have disclosed that the Volga-Dnepr Antonov An-124 which made an emergency landing at Novosibirsk had experienced braking failure, loss of electrical power, and loss of radio communications. The aircraft’s inboard left-hand Progress D-18T engine sustained “complete destruction” as it departed Novosibirsk on 13 November, states the federal ...

  • ALECSys-c-Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce to test wholly-sustainable fuel for UltraFan development


    Rolls-Royce is to test a Trent engine with a fully-sustainable aviation fuel as part of its development of the advanced UltraFan powerplant. The Trent 1000 engine will feature a lean-burn low-emissions system known as ALECSys, says the manufacturer. UltraFan is intended to provide a 25% fuel-burn saving over ...

  • ANZ 787-9-c-ANZ

    New Zealand 787 engine inquiries closed after Rolls-Royce blade fix


    New Zealand investigators have closed an inquiry into two incidents involving engine problems on Rolls-Royce-powered Boeing 787-9s operated by Air New Zealand. The country’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission states that the incidents involved fracture of intermediate-pressure turbine blades on Trent 1000 powerplants. Deterioration of these blades was one ...

  • MC-21-310 with PD-14 engines-c-Irkut

    Irkut rolls out first MC-21 with Russian PD-14 engines


    Russian airframer Irkut has rolled out the first MC-21 equipped with domestically-built Aviadvigatel PD-14 powerplants. The variant, designated the MC-21-310, is the alternative to the -300 which features Pratt Whitney PW1400G engines. Irkut has yet to fix a date for the maiden flight of the -310 ...

  • LoongAir A32N

    CFM picks up Leap orders, maintenance work with Chinese carriers


    CFM International has inked long-term contracts with China Eastern Airlines and Zhejiang Loong Air for the maintenance of Leap-1A engines on their Airbus A320neo aircraft. The enginemaker, a joint venture between France’s Safran and GE Aviation, signed a 12-year, rate-per-flight-hour agreement with both carriers, which will see it base ...

  • TsAGI nacelle-c-TsAGI

    Laminar-flow PD-35 nacelle undergoes windtunnel test


    Russian analysts are testing the characteristics of a laminar-flow nacelle proposed for the high-thrust Aviadvigatel PD-35 engine. The PD-35 is a planned evolution of the PD-14 engine developed for the Irkut MC-21. It could potentially power the joint Russian-Chinese long-haul twinjet project, the CRAIC CR929. Moscow’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute has ...