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  • Atlas 747-400F

    Atlas 747-400F sustains pod-strike on three engines in Shanghai


    One of US cargo operator Atlas Air’s Boeing 747-400Fs has sustained a treble engine pod-strike while landing at Shanghai in China. Preliminary information from the US FAA states that the aircraft (N408MC) struck the ground with both left-hand engine pods, as well as the outboard right-hand pod. The ...

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    UK firm EAG details development roadmap for hybrid-electric regional airliner


    A UK company planning to bring a 70-plus-seat hybrid-electric regional aircraft to market by 2028 has laid out its detailed plans for the programme, which will include demonstrator flights from 2024 and will cost a cool $5 billion to bring into series production.

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    P&W makes significant cuts to Singapore workforce


    Pratt Whitney, which in recent days refuted rumours that it had axed workers in Singapore, has cut a portion of its workforce in the city-state. The engine-maker, which has been affected by the pandemic-induced economic downturn, says it made the “difficult but necessary decision” to cut “less ...

  • Boom Supersonic Overture

    Boom and Rolls-Royce join to study propulsion for supersonic Overture


    Rolls-Royce may develop the propulsion system that will power Boom Supersonic’s in-development, conceptual supersonic passenger aircraft Overture.

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    Safran slashes Leap output to just 800 engines this year


    Engine joint venture CFM International will deliver just 800 Leap-series powerplants this year – a further output reduction on previous forecasts, and a figure lower even than 2019’s first-half total.

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    GE Aviation loses thrust as pandemic takes toll


    GE Aviation’s sales tumbled by nearly half in the second quarter of 2020 as the industry downturn sapped commercial aircraft engine demand and erased profits.

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    P&W says no retrenchments yet at Singapore joint venture


    Pratt Whitney has refuted retrenchment rumours at its Singapore-based joint venture with Singapore Airlines’ engineering arm, as it reiterated its commitment to its capabilities in the city-state. The engine maker responded to Singapore media reports that around 140 Eagle Services Asia (ESA) staff members were axed, saying ...

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    US plan for aircraft CO2 standards criticised by green groups


    The US government has for the first time proposed regulating carbon-dioxide emissions from aviation by adopting ICAO’s aircraft CO2 standard.

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    Irkut carries out test installation of PD-14 for MC-21-310


    Irkut has completed an initial test installation of the Russian-built Aviadvigatel PD-14 engine on an MC-21-300 rig. The domestically-powered version of the aircraft will be designated the MC-21-310, says state technology corporation Rostec. Installation of the first PD-14 on an MC-21 wing and pylon has been conducted at ...

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    Safran and ZF press ahead with new military turboprop engine development


    Partners deepen collaboration on Ardiden 3-derived powerplant as they eye possible pan-European UAV as launch platform. 

  • MC-21 water test

    MC-21 undergoes series of water-ingestion tests


    Russian airframer Irkut has commenced water ingestion tests of the MC-21-300 twinjet on a runway at Ulyanovsk. The tests involve creating a pool of water 70m in length and some 20m wide, with a depth in line with international certification criteria. Irkut states that one of the MC-21 ...

  • PD-35 nacelle

    Laminar-flow nacelle being explored for PD-35 engine


    Russian researchers are exploring the use of laminar flow to improve the aerodynamic efficiency of nacelles for the planned Aviadvigatel PD-35 engine. The PD-35 is a higher-thrust evolution of the PD-14 – the powerplant for the Irkut MC-21 – and intended for the proposed Russian-Chinese long-haul CRAIC CR929 twinjet. ...

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    Rolls-Royce clears parked 787 backlog after Trent 1000 blade progress


    Rolls-Royce has eliminated the backlog of Boeing 787s grounded while they await maintenance in relation to Trent 1000 blade-durability issues. The powerplant manufacturer had expected to reduce the number of 787s awaiting work to single digits by the end of the second quarter of this year. Rolls-Royce says ...

  • ZeroAvia M350

    Forget batteries, is hydrogen the holy grail for carbon-free commercial aviation?


    While full-electric power may be feasible for short-range urban air mobility designs, a different energy source will be required for larger commercial jets. 

  • 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 ...

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    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.