All Engines articles – Page 24

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Citation exhaust intoxicated in-trail A320 crew: investigators


    French investigators have considered the possibility that carbon monoxide from a preceding business jet intoxicated the crew of a Vueling Airbus A320 after it departed Geneva. The A320 (EC-HQJ), bound for Barcelona, taxied and took off behind a NetJets Cessna Citation 560XL on 17 November 2017. “Shortly after ...

  • UltraFan

    Aero engine makers shrink to survive, putting development projects in doubt


    Just how significantly the coronavirus pandemic has hammered aircraft engine makers came starkly into view in recent weeks, when several top manufacturers disclosed third-quarter results. Whether this will affect future disruptive initiatives remains to be seen

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    Safran targets 2024 for Leap delivery rebound


    Safran is hopeful that deliveries of CFM International Leap engines can return to 2019 levels by 2024, although it stresses that this hinges on the ramp-up of the Boeing 737 Max.

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    Leap deliveries more than halved so far this year


    Deliveries of CFM International Leap engines more than halved across the first nine months of the year, falling to 622 against 1,316 in the same period a year earlier. French aerospace giant Safran, which is a 50:50 partner in the CFM joint venture with GE Aviation, says 172 Leap ...

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    Third-quarter profits tumble at GE Aviation on sliding engine sales and aftermarket work


    GE Aviation saw third-quarter operating profit plunge by 79% year on year, to $356 million, amid tumbling demand for aircraft engines and aftermarket services.

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    P&W ships more commercial engines in Q3, eyes lower-cost production in Asheville


    Pratt & Whitney shipped 114 large commercial aircraft engines in the third quarter of 2020, up slightly from the previous period.

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    Raytheon turns third-quarter profit amid layoffs and depressed aftermarket demand


    Raytheon Technologies’ commercial aerospace businesses continued to struggle in the third quarter of 2020, though the company’s Collins Aerospace unit did swing to an operating profit.

  • Iran Aseman Fokker 100-c-Khashayar Talebzadeh

    Iranian Fokker 100 engine parts penetrate cabin after uncontained failure


    Iranian investigators are probing the serious uncontained failure of a Fokker 100 engine which forced the crew to abort take-off from Tehran’s Mehrabad airport. The Iran Aseman Airlines jet (EP-ATE) had been operating a service to Ardabil, near the Caspian Sea coast in north-western Iran, on 13 October. ...

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    Automated A220 thrust-exceedance check aids engine shutdown probe


    Airbus and Pratt Whitney have developed an update to A220 health-management units to detect whether thrust thresholds on the type are being exceeded and, if so, automatically transmit a report. The intention is to improve the reliability of detecting exceedance of N1 engine power limits as part ...

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    US Army’s Future Affordable Turbine Engine effort to finish by end of 2020


    The US Army’s Future Affordable Turbine Engine (FATE) programme, an effort to come up with engine performance enhancing technologies, is nearing completion and should be wrapped up by the end of 2020.

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    Pratt & Whitney Canada cuts staff due to Covid downturn


    Pratt & Whitney Canada has implemented more layoffs in response to the troubled state of aerospace industry.

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    Rolls-Royce explores new approaches to UltraFan and spare-engine activity


    Rolls-Royce is looking into new partnership arrangements covering such matters as its UltraFan programme and its supply of spare engines, as part of the broader restructuring of its civil aerospace activities. The engine manufacturer acknowledges that development of its UltraFan will be affected by the air transport crisis, with ...

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    Rolls-Royce to reinforce liquidity with £3bn rights and bond issue


    Rolls-Royce has unveiled a proposal for a £2 billion rights issue, as well as a £1 billion bond offering, to recapitalise the company and underpin its balance sheet. The 10-for-three rights issue will feature up to 6.4 billion new shares, at a discounted price. Rolls-Royce has also agreed ...

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    ​FAA certificates 777X’s GE9X powerplants


    The Federal Aviation Administration has certificated GE Aviation’s 105,000lb-thrust (467kN) GE9X turbofan, a milestone coming as Boeing continues working toward achieving certification for its GE9X-powered 777-9.

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    A380 fan-hub disintegration traced to misunderstood ‘cold dwell’ fatigue


    French investigators have traced the serious engine failure involving an Air France Airbus A380 over Greenland to a phenomenon known as ‘cold dwell’ fatigue, which had caused a failure in a fan hub slot which houses the root of the fan blade. The analysis by investigation authority BEA closes ...

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    Ameco becomes China’s first PW1100G MRO shop


    Pratt Whitney has opened its first PW1100G geared turbofan MRO centre in China, by adding Beijing-based Ameco to its global network of MRO providers. Ameco will also be Asia’s fourth PW1100G MRO centre, after Eagle Services Asia in Singapore, as well as IHI and Mitsubishi Heavy ...

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    Airbus turns to hydrogen as energy promise of batteries fades


    Airbus is backing away from battery power in favour of pursuing hydrogen as a primary propulsion source for future aircraft development, over concerns that battery technology will not advance quickly enough to adapt to large airliners. The airframer has unveiled three conceptual designs – two based on conventional turboprop ...

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    Rolls-Royce weighs funding options including £2.5bn equity issue


    Rolls-Royce is evaluating various options for raising additional funding, including equity of up to £2.5 billion. The engine manufacturer’s share price fell substantially during trading on 21 September as it disclosed the plan, dropping to lows not reached since 2003. “We continue to review all funding options to ...