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  • Trent 1000

    Rolls-Royce overhaul primarily to affect UK civil aerospace


    Rolls-Royce has increased its civil aerospace workforce by about one-third over the last 10 years, but admits that deep cuts in the sector will be necessary during its newly-unveiled restructuring. The company employs 26,100 personnel in the civil aerospace sector – accounting for about half its global workforce – ...

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    Rolls-Royce to cut 9,000 jobs largely in civil aerospace


    Rolls-Royce is expecting to have to axe around 9,000 personnel – about 17% of its global workforce – in the aftermath of the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Its civil aerospace division will be “predominantly” affected, it says, following the severe deterioration of the air transport market. ...

  • El Al 747

    Outbreak interrupts El Al 747-400 powerplant sale


    El Al is renegotiating the sale of a batch of Boeing 747-400 engines after the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak interrupted the original agreement. The Israeli flag-carrier withdrew its 747-400 fleet from service last year. All the aircraft were fitted with Pratt Whitney PW4056 engines. ...

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    VoltAero reveals new configuration for hybrid-electric Cassio


    A French bid to bring hybrid-electric propulsion to regional air transport from as early as 2022 has unveiled the production configuration of an aircraft family whose largest variant promises to carry 10 people over distances of around 650nm (1,200km).

  • Southwest Boeing 737 Max

    BOC Aviation signs 737 Max 8 leaseback with Southwest Airlines


    Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has signed a purchase-and-leaseback agreement with US low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines for 10 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. All 10 aircraft are powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines. Robert Martin, chief executive of BOC Aviation, says: “We are delighted to be working with Southwest ...

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    Raytheon furloughs aerospace staff and slashes costs, warns of fallout in Q2


    Raytheon Technologies has furloughed staff in its commercial aviation divisions and warns the coronavirus fallout will likely hammer those businesses’ results in the second quarter.

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    Rolls-Royce prepares to cut workforce as civil engine outlook slumps


    Rolls-Royce is expecting to detail to its personnel, by the end of May, the impact on the size of its civil aerospace workforce as it adapts to the collapse in air transport demand. It expects to deliver just 250 widebody aircraft engines this year, compared with its previous estimate ...

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    GE Aviation expands job cuts to 25% of global workforce


    US engine maker GE Aviation is reducing its global workforce by some 13,000 employees as part of a plan to better align its business with reduced rates of commercial aircraft production.

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    Safran keeps close watch on supply chain for signs of coronavirus stress


    Safran is monitoring its entire global supply chain for signs of weakness amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the aerospace giant ready to deploy a range of remedies for the most seriously afflicted.

  • Swiss A220

    A220 operators advised to monitor compressor over stall risk


    Carriers using Airbus A220s are being advised to monitor the operating performance of low-pressure compressors, to warn of stalls, following measures to address engine failures on the type. A220s are fitted with Pratt Whitney PW1500G powerplants, which have been the subject of scrutiny following a series of ...

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    GE Aviation’s profits slide in Q1 as engine sales tumble


    GE Aviation’s commercial engine sales and orders tumbled in the first quarter of 2030, as did revenue and profit, as the coronavirus took a bite from the Ohio company’s business.

  • efanx1

    Why Rolls-Royce is still powering ahead with hybrid-electric development


    Despite the cancellation of the E-Fan X demonstrator it was developing with Airbus, Rolls-Royce believes hybrid-electric power can drive cleaner regional aviation in the future.

  • Leap engine

    Safran expects to build 1,000 CFM Leap engines this year


    French aerospace specialist Safran is expecting to manufacture around 1,000 CFM International Leap engines this year, having delivered 40% fewer civil powerplants over the first quarter. It says it handed over 326 engines from the CFM56 and Leap range in the three-month period. These included 272 Leap engines, down ...

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    USA tightens restrictions on exports to China, Russia and Venezuela


    The US Department of Commerce has tightened restrictions on certain technology exports to China, Russia and Venezuela, a move with still-unclear ramifications on US aerospace suppliers. Those countries are declared adversaries of the USA, and the Commerce Department is blocking shipment to those nations of technology it believes could be repurposed for military uses.

  • efanx1

    Rolls-Royce to continue ground test of E-Fan X systems despite axing of programme


    Rolls-Royce is to continue ground-test activities on the power generation system it was developing as its contribution to the Airbus E-Fan X, despite the programme’s cancellation before the hybrid-electric demonstrator ever flew.

  • efanxcockpit

    Airbus and Rolls-Royce cancel E-Fan X hybrid-electric RJ100 experiment


    Airbus and Rolls-Royce have axed the E-Fan X demonstrator programme, a year before the experimental hybrid-electric engine airliner was supposed to fly. The E-Fan X programme was launched to explore electric aviation and involved equipping a BAE Systems Avro RJ100 with a hybrid engine. But Airbus chief technology ...

  • Titan A321

    Biocide overdose blunder suspected in A321 dual-engine incident


    UK investigators probing a serious dual engine problem on a departing Airbus A321 have discovered its fuel system had previously been overdosed with biocide, after a maintenance engineer misunderstood a measurement term. The engineer was confused by the term ‘ppm’ – meaning ‘parts per million’ – while conducting a ...

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    US reapproves licence for Leap engine sales to China


    The US government has reapproved GE Aviation’s application to supply engines for Comac’s C919 narrowbody programme, months after it mulled blocking engine sales. The enginemaker states the licence to supply CFM International Leap-1C engines will last for a term of four years. It did not indicate when the application ...

  • 787 RR

    Trent 1000 fix progressing despite coronavirus disruption


    Rolls-Royce is aiming to bring the number of Boeing 787s on the ground for Trent engine modification reasons to fewer than 10 by the end of the second quarter. While the manufacturer is taking steps to deal with the impact from the coronavirus crisis, it is maintaining efforts to ...

  • Trent 1000

    Rolls-Royce shores up defences as airlines’ widebody engine activity drops


    Rolls-Royce has disclosed that the primary impact of the coronavirus crisis on its civil aerospace business has been a reduction in widebody engine flying hours by 25% over the first quarter, including a 50% fall in March. It expects “further deterioration” during April, and beyond, given the increasing grounding ...