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  • Trent 900

    Rolls-Royce lays out expectations for ‘subdued’ long-haul market


    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


    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

    MTU to cut workforce by up to 15%


    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


    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

    Covid-19 to hit per-passenger emission reductions: HSBC


    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

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


    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


    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.

    Airbus cancels plan to develop its own A320neo nacelle


    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.

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    P&W’s North Berwick plant to add PW1100G MRO capability


    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

    Embraer’s Slattery to succeed GE Aviation CEO Joyce


    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


    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.

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    Pandemic puts thrust levers to idle for big jet engine makers


    For Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, GE Aviation and CFM International, a long downturn means de-tuning plans to ramp up the power 

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    In depth

    For VerdeGo, going green means going hybrid


    Florida urban air mobility startup has pivoted away from designing an aircraft to working with airframers as a powertrain partner

  • British Airways A320ceos

    Pandemic fleet cull to swell surplus engine stock


    As airlines retire mid-life fleets in response to coronavirus downturn, the spares market will be flooded with engines and parts

  • 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 Airlines once ...

  • PW1100G on A320neo.

    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.