• Trent 7000-c-Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce urges sustainable-fuel acceleration to beat UN targets


    All of Rolls-Royce’s Trent family engines will be proven compatible with 100% unblended sustainable aviation fuel by 2023, the engine manufacturer has disclosed. Rolls-Royce had previously committed to test the compatibility of in-production engines, as part of its decarbonisation efforts. While the United Nations has set targets of 10% sustainable ...

  • VerdeGo engine

    VerdeGo completes validation of its VH-3 hybrid powerplant


    Propulsion specialist VerdeGo has validated its VH-3 hybrid powerplant with a series of tests, bringing the industry one step closer to electrification of aviation and sustainable flight.

  • PD-35 gas generator-c-United Engine

    Initial testing begins on PD-35 demonstrator engine’s core section


    Russia’s United Engine has initiated testing of a newly-assembled demonstrator core for the high-thrust Aviadvigatel PD-35 powerplant. The engine – intended for future long-haul aircraft programmes – would be the first of its size, and have a thrust capacity similar to the Rolls-Royce Trent 900. State technology corporation Rostec says ...

  • Magni500-powered Cessna 208B Grand Caravan

    GE and Magnix win NASA contracts to develop electric aviation powertrain systems


    GE Aviation and electric propulsion specialist Magnix have won a combined $253 million in NASA contracts for the purpose of developing electrified aircraft propulsion (EAP) systems, with a goal of the technology being in service by 2035.

  • ACCEL2-c-Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce to broaden its presence with electrics nous


    Rolls-Royce will in the coming weeks attempt to set a speed record for electric aircraft with a battery-powered single-seat racing aircraft, concluding a three-year project to create capabilities and momentum for electric propulsion at the UK engine maker.

  • PD-8-c-Rostec

    United Engine aims for PD-8 ground tests next year


    Russia’s United Engine has completed tests of a second prototype gas generator for the new Aviadvigatel PD-8 powerplant. The PD-8 is a domestically-built engine designed for a revised version of the Sukhoi Superjet 100, designated the ‘SSJ-New’. Its gas generator comprises a high-pressure compressor, combustion chamber and high-pressure turbine – ...

  • Air Travel A320neo

    CFM signs Leap-1A engine support agreement with Air Travel


    CFM International has signed engine support contracts with two Chinese carriers for its Leap-1A powerplant, which power the Airbus A320neo family fleet. a

  • Safran-TotalEnergies fuel truck-c-Safran

    Sustainable fuel compatibility among aims of Safran-TotalEnergies tie-up


    French aeronautics firm Safran is aiming to ensure current powerplants are capable of operating wholly on sustainable aviation fuel, through a strategic partnership with fuel supplier TotalEnergies. The two sides are to establish the partnership to decarbonise the aviation industry through joint development of technical and commercial initiatives. Sustainable aviation ...

  • KinectAir Cassio 330
    In depth

    VoltAero chief Botti details in-service path for hybrid Cassio family


    Jean Botti, the founder and chief executive of VoltAero, is juggling design, production, the acquisition of launch customers and investment as his firm pursues an aggressive timeline to bring the all-new Cassio 330, a hybrid-electric, four- to five-seater, ready for service entry by the end of 2023. Source: ...

  • Bamboo GE_1

    Bamboo Airways signs $2 billion GEnx engine deal


    Vietnamese carrier Bamboo Airways has selected GE Aviation’s GEnx engines to power its Boeing 787-9 aircraft, in a contract valued at close to $2 billion. 

  • PSNI Islander G-CGTC-c-AAIB

    Anti-ice lapse led to police Islander’s dual-engine failure


    UK investigators believe the pilot of a police service Britten-Norman Islander probably failed to activate the aircraft’s engine anti-ice system before both powerplants shut down in flight. The aircraft, with a single pilot and two observers, was on duty for the Police Service of Northern Ireland on 12 November last ...

  • MC-21-c-United Aircraft

    Russia seeks Eurasian import duty cut for MC-21 engines


    Russian authorities have proposed to the Eurasian Economic Union a reduction in import tariffs for aircraft engines, intended to assist development of the Irkut MC-21. The MC-21 will be available with either Pratt & Whitney PW1400G powerplants or the Russian-build Aviadvigatel PD-14. Russia is one of five members of the ...

  • Spirit2-c-Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce hopes maiden sortie will speed Spirit of Innovation towards record attempt


    After months of delays, Rolls-Royce’s all-electric Spirit of Innovation aircraft has finally taken to the skies.

  • A320neo CFM Leap-c-Airbus

    What would it take to power airliners with batteries?


    Replacing turbine-driven airliners with similarly sized electric aircraft will require a monumental leap in battery technology.

  • Voyager MRTT-c-RAF

    Rolls-Royce to divest AirTanker Holdings stake but retain share of MRTT operator


    Rolls-Royce is continuing its divestment efforts with the decision to sell its stake in AirTanker Holdings to an investment firm. AirTanker is the consortium which owns Airbus A330-200 multi-role tanker transports used by the Royal Air Force under a ministry of defence contract. Rolls-Royce has agreed to sell its 23.1% ...

  • Royal Air Force Airbus A330 Voyager

    A330 MRTT could be first to use 100% sustainable fuel in Rolls-Royce tests


    Rolls-Royce is hopeful that it will shortly be able to start test flights of military transport aircraft powered by its engines and using blends of 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

  • PW1100G A320 - Airbus

    FAA orders some PW1100G disk replacements, citing V2500 failure


    The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered airlines to replace disks in some Pratt & Whitney PW1100G turbofans, saying the powerplants could have the same problem that caused the 2020 uncontained failure of an International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500.

  • Wright 1-c-Wright Electric

    Wright starts testing crucial high-power electric aviation motor component


    US-based propulsion technology specialist Wright Electric has begun testing a 2MW electric powertrain to support development of a zero-emission aircraft. The company describes the measure as a “key milestone” for its Wright 1 single-aisle aircraft programme, a proposal over which it is co-operating with UK budget carrier EasyJet. Wright Electric ...

  • ZeroAviaDo228-c-ZeroAvia

    ZeroAvia says ‘hybrid’ flights of modified Do 228 will begin in late 2021


    US start-up ZeroAvia will later this year perform the first flights of a Dornier 228 modified to use the company’s 600kW hydrogen fuel cell powertrain in place of one of its two turboprop engines.

  • Il-114-300-c-Rostec

    Il-114-300 flight tests suspended as inquiry begins into Il-112V crash


    United Aircraft has suspended flight-testing of the Ilyushin Il-114-300 following the fatal accident involving a prototype of the military Il-112V. Russian investigators have established a committee to look into the Il-112V crash, outside Moscow on 17 August, although it has yet to reach any preliminary findings. But the Il-114-300 is ...