Engines

  • VD An-124-c-Volga-Dnepr
    News

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

    2020-11-27T16:57:00Z

    Russian outsize freight carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines has temporarily withdrawn its Antonov An-124 freighter fleet from service, pending clarification of the circumstances of an accident in Novosibirsk.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
    News

    Embraer solicits partners for potential turboprop but rules out alternative powertrain

    2020-11-26T17:22:00Z

    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
    Interview

    Why despite success, Safran chief Petitcolin is playing down achievements

    2020-11-25T12:01:00Z

    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
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    PIA maintenance lapses meant ATRs had poor engine reliability

    2020-11-19T14:07:00Z

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

    2020-11-17T10:32:00Z

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

    2020-11-12T10:56:00Z

    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
    News

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

    2020-11-11T22:04:00Z

    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
    News

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

    2020-11-10T17:14:00Z

    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 ...

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    News

    CFM picks up Leap orders, maintenance work with Chinese carriers

    2020-11-10T03:41:00Z

    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
    News

    Laminar-flow PD-35 nacelle undergoes windtunnel test

    2020-11-09T19:22:00Z

    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 ...

  • Vueling A320 EC-HQJ-c-Mathieu Marquer Creative Commons
    News

    Citation exhaust intoxicated in-trail A320 crew: investigators

    2020-11-09T17:59:00Z

    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
    News

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

    2020-11-04T22:46:00Z

    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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    News

    Safran targets 2024 for Leap delivery rebound

    2020-10-30T09:55:00Z

    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.

  • Leap engine
    News

    Leap deliveries more than halved so far this year

    2020-10-30T07:19:00Z

    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

    2020-10-28T12:52:00Z

    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.

  • PW1100G on A320neo.
    News

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

    2020-10-27T17:04:00Z

    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

    2020-10-27T12:43:00Z

    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
    News

    Iranian Fokker 100 engine parts penetrate cabin after uncontained failure

    2020-10-21T09:57:00Z

    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. ...

  • A220-c-Airbus
    News

    Automated A220 thrust-exceedance check aids engine shutdown probe

    2020-10-20T07:50:00Z

    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 ...

  • GE Aviation T901 mockup - used for fit check in AH-64
    News

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

    2020-10-15T21:31:00Z

    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.