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  • 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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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    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. 

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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 ...

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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.

  • Jetstar 787
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    Jetstar 787 biocide treatment led to dual engine thrust roll-back

    2020-06-29T09:32:00Z

    Japanese investigators believe biocide treatment of fuel on a Jetstar Airways Boeing 787-8 led to the aircraft’s losing thrust in both engines during a service to Osaka’s Kansai airport two days later. The aircraft (VH-VKJ) had departed Cairns on 29 March last year. As it descended through 16,100ft ...

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    Unexpected fuel-pump wear spurs swap order for Trent 787s

    2020-06-26T12:40:00Z

    Operators of Rolls-Royce-powered Boeing 787s are being warned over unanticipated fuel-pump deterioration, particularly on high-life Trent 1000 engines, and instructed to replace the parts earlier. While the issue had originally been thought to affect pumps with a specific part number, Rolls-Royce has developed a service bulletin which extends to ...

  • PW1100G on A320neo.
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    Airbus cancels plan to develop its own A320neo nacelle

    2020-06-24T18:31:00Z

    The coronavirus downturn has led Airbus to scrap its planned development of an A320neo engine nacelle that would have competed with nacelles produced by supplier Collins Aerospace.

  • Pratt & Whitney's Eagle Service Asia facility in Singapore overhauls GTF...
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    P&W’s North Berwick plant to add PW1100G MRO capability

    2020-06-24T04:54:00Z

    Pratt Whitney will be expanding its North Berwick, Maine, facility to include MRO capabilities for the PW1100G geared turbofan. The expansion is part of a $12.5 million investment the engine maker is pumping into the plant. P W adds that the investment “bolsters” its global PW1100G MRO ...

  • John Slattery, chief executive of Embraer Commercial Aviation, E195-E2
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    Embraer’s Slattery to succeed GE Aviation CEO Joyce

    2020-06-15T12:41:00Z

    Embraer’s head of commercial aviation John Slattery will succeed David Joyce as chief executive of GE Aviation.

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    GE refines Affinity supersonic engine, plans for 2020 performance tests

    2020-06-01T14:05:00Z

    GE Aviation has been making strides with its Affinity supersonic engine, planning for operational and performance tests later this year while keeping details of the design under wraps.