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  • efanxcockpit

    Airbus and Rolls-Royce cancel E-Fan X hybrid-electric RJ100 experiment


    Airbus and Rolls-Royce have axed the E-Fan X demonstrator programme, a year before the experimental hybrid-electric engine airliner was supposed to fly. The E-Fan X programme was launched to explore electric aviation and involved equipping a BAE Systems Avro RJ100 with a hybrid engine. But Airbus chief technology ...

  • Titan A321

    Biocide overdose blunder suspected in A321 dual-engine incident


    UK investigators probing a serious dual engine problem on a departing Airbus A321 have discovered its fuel system had previously been overdosed with biocide, after a maintenance engineer misunderstood a measurement term. The engineer was confused by the term ‘ppm’ – meaning ‘parts per million’ – while conducting a ...

  • Comac C919 roll out - by Comac

    US reapproves licence for Leap engine sales to China


    The US government has reapproved GE Aviation’s application to supply engines for Comac’s C919 narrowbody programme, months after it mulled blocking engine sales. The enginemaker states the licence to supply CFM International Leap-1C engines will last for a term of four years. It did not indicate when the application ...

  • 787 RR

    Trent 1000 fix progressing despite coronavirus disruption


    Rolls-Royce is aiming to bring the number of Boeing 787s on the ground for Trent engine modification reasons to fewer than 10 by the end of the second quarter. While the manufacturer is taking steps to deal with the impact from the coronavirus crisis, it is maintaining efforts to ...

  • Trent 1000

    Rolls-Royce shores up defences as airlines’ widebody engine activity drops


    Rolls-Royce has disclosed that the primary impact of the coronavirus crisis on its civil aerospace business has been a reduction in widebody engine flying hours by 25% over the first quarter, including a 50% fall in March. It expects “further deterioration” during April, and beyond, given the increasing grounding ...

  • Swiss A220

    A220 uncontained engine failures linked to resonance phenomenon


    Airbus A220 operators are being instructed to remove certain full-authority digital engine control software, and install a new version, after a series of engine failures involving fracture of low-pressure compressor rotors. Four such incidents have been registered, says the US FAA in a directive for the type’s Pratt ...

  • Rolls-Royce Trent XWB assembly

    Rolls-Royce cools UK civil aerospace activity for a week


    Rolls-Royce is to shut down its UK civil aerospace operations for a week, from 27 March, as part of its response to the coronavirus crisis. The manufacturer says it will “significantly reduce” all but essential activity within its civil aerospace facilities. Workers will continue to be paid, it stresses. ...

  • 737 Max

    Safran reinforces finances as outbreak exacerbates Max misery


    French aerospace firm Safran has enhanced, in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, measures it had already been implementing in response to the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. Safran’s activities include production of the CFM International Leap-1B engines for the Max as well as the Leap-1A powerplants for ...


    HAECO acquires Dallas-based commercial engine shop


    HAECO has announced the acquisition of US-based engine MRO firm Jet Engine Solutions (JES). “JES has a strong reputation within the engine maintenance business for quality and delivery in the United States, which will complement the HAECO Global Engine Support business,” says Christopher Gibbs, HAECO group director for components ...

  • Hanwha A. QAQC

    Hanwha Aerospace powers up engine capabilities


    As the country’s only producer of gas tubine engines, South Korea’s Hanwha Aerospace has become an integral part of Seoul’s ambitions in the sector, with involvement in several key propulsion programmes.

  • PW1100G on A320neo.

    MTU to suspend production for three weeks


    Propulsion specialist MTU Aero Engines is to suspend production at a number of its European facilities in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Leap 1-B engine on 737 Max 8

    GE Aviation plans 10% US workforce cuts, implements broad furloughs


    GE Aviation intends to reduce its US workforce by 10% and to furlough 50% of maintenance, repair and overhaul workers for 90 days in response to collapse of air travel demand caused by the coronavirus.

  • An-124

    An-124 disk inspection ordered after uncontained failure


    Ukrainian authorities have ordered Antonov An-124 operators to inspect engines on the type after an uncontained powerplant failure. An-124s are fitted with Ivchenko-Progress D-18T engines, as is the sole example of the An-225. The Ukrainian state aviation administration says an investigation into the “serious incident”, which occurred to ...

  • PW1100G on A320neo.

    Gearbox replacement order broadened to non-ETOPS PW1100Gs


    US regulators have extended a directive to replace the gearbox and control software of Pratt Whitney PW1100G engines, to encompass powerplants not used for extended twin-engined operations (ETOPS) flights. The US FAA had already ordered removal and replacement of the main gearbox assembly on the engines as ...

  • Pratt & Whitney's Eagle Service Asia facility in Singapore overhauls GTF...

    Air India Engineering to maintain PW1100G engines


    Pratt Whitney has authorised Air India Engineering Services (AIESL) to provide MRO services for the PW1100G geared turbofan. AIESL, which has received its first PW1100G engine, will provide support from its Mumbai facility, P W states. It will see PW1100G MRO works “phased in”, the enginemaker adds, ...

  • Leap 1-B engine on 737 Max 8
    In depth

    ​GE Aviation plans hiring freeze and preps for up to $300m Q1 virus hit


    GE Aviation will implement a hiring freeze and reduce 2020 spending in response to a new 737 Max agreement with Boeing, while contending with an expected $200-$300 million first-quarter hit from the coronavirus outbreak.

  • A350-1000

    Rolls-Royce could choose not to break-even on A350-1000 engine


    While the Trent XWB-84 engine for the Airbus A350-900 is set to break even this year, Rolls-Royce is not guaranteeing a similar achievement on the higher-thrust XWB-97 for the A350-1000. Chief executive Warren East, speaking at a 28 February briefing, said the company would ship its first break-even XWB-84 ...

  • MaxEngine-c-Shutterstock

    CFM strikes deal with Boeing on Leap-1B payments for 2020


    Engine joint venture CFM International has struck an agreement to receive payment from Boeing for all Leap-1B powerplants delivered in 2020.

  • Fiji Airways A350-900-c-Airbus-970

    Rolls-Royce nears break-even delivery for A350-900 powerplant


    Airbus’s A350-900 helped Rolls-Royce to cut its average unit losses on its large engine programmes last year, and contributed to the powerplant manufacturer’s achieving a record 510 Trent engine deliveries. Average original equipment unit losses for its large engines fell by 14%, from £1.4 million to £1.2 million, last ...

  • Trent 1000 TEN on 787

    Rolls-Royce provisions for loss-making Trent 1000 TEN contracts


    Rolls-Royce is taking a £459 million ($591 million) charge provision to recognise that some future Trent 1000 TEN contracts will become loss-making as a result of margins being affected by the blade issues affecting the engine. The engine manufacturer says the situation affects a “small number” of contracts, the ...