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  • efanx1

    Why Rolls-Royce is still powering ahead with hybrid-electric development


    Despite the cancellation of the E-Fan X demonstrator it was developing with Airbus, Rolls-Royce believes hybrid-electric power can drive cleaner regional aviation in the future.

  • Leap engine

    Safran expects to build 1,000 CFM Leap engines this year


    French aerospace specialist Safran is expecting to manufacture around 1,000 CFM International Leap engines this year, having delivered 40% fewer civil powerplants over the first quarter. It says it handed over 326 engines from the CFM56 and Leap range in the three-month period. These included 272 Leap engines, down ...

  • Chinese_flag

    USA tightens restrictions on exports to China, Russia and Venezuela


    The US Department of Commerce has tightened restrictions on certain technology exports to China, Russia and Venezuela, a move with still-unclear ramifications on US aerospace suppliers. Those countries are declared adversaries of the USA, and the Commerce Department is blocking shipment to those nations of technology it believes could be repurposed for military uses.

  • efanx1

    Rolls-Royce to continue ground test of E-Fan X systems despite axing of programme


    Rolls-Royce is to continue ground-test activities on the power generation system it was developing as its contribution to the Airbus E-Fan X, despite the programme’s cancellation before the hybrid-electric demonstrator ever flew.

  • 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.