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  • 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 ...

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    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 ...

  • A220 in flight

    SAS flags engine concerns as it looks to pick new regional fleet type


    SAS is concerned about the powerplant reliability issues as it prepares to select an aircraft type on which to base a future regional operation. The Scandinavian carrier has indicated that the Airbus A220 and Embraer E2 family are the candidates under consideration. But both are powered by versions ...

  • 737 Max Leap-1B

    CFM to build 10 737 Max engines weekly for 2020


    CFM International is expecting to produce an average of 10 Leap-1B engines – the powerplant for the Boeing 737 Max – per week over the course of 2020, out of a total annual Leap production of 1,400. The forecast has been disclosed by CFM partner Safran in its full-year ...

  • Aeromar ATR72

    Avation inks first engine lease with Aeromar Airlines


    Avation has leased one Pratt Whitney Canada PW127M engine to Mexican regional operator Aeromar Airlines . The Singapore-based lessor announced its entry into engine leasing last month, having added the powerplant to its inventory. This will support Aeromar ’s fleet of 10 ATR aircraft serving 25 ...

  • First Flight of First GTF Engine Produced in Japan_Engine Check

    First Japan-made PW1200G engine completes maiden sortie


    The first Japanese-made Pratt Whitney PW1200G geared turbofan completed its maiden flight on 14 February. Mitsubishi Heavy Industry’s (MHI) engines unit manufactured the powerplant, which was shipped last November from its Komaki facility in Japan to sister company Mitsubishi Aircraft’s flight test centre in Moses Lake. ...

  • Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Boeing 787

    Can Rolls-Royce win back confidence in 787 engine market?


    Pressure builds on Trent 1000 as All Nippon becomes latest customer to flip to rival GE powerplant

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    ANA announces commitment for 15 GEnx-powered 787s


    All Nippon Airways has committed to placing firm orders for 15 Boeing 787s to be powered by the General Electric GEnx-1B, and not the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 that powers its existing fleet. The order will comprise 11 787-10s and four 787-9s, says ANA. In addition, ANA will obtain options ...

  • GE90

    AMES extends Dubai site for GE90 fan module inspections


    Aerostructures Middle East Services (AMES) has formally opened an extension of its Dubai facility to accommodate mandated fan-stator module inspections on ageing GE Aviation GE90 engines. The composite repair provider – a joint venture between Safran Nacelles and Air France Industries KLM Engineering Maintenance – says it ...

  • IAE V2500 W445

    ST Engineering engine leasing joint venture sells 30 engines


    ST Engineering’s engine leasing joint venture has entered a securitisation transaction for the sale of 30 aircraft engines. The sale — the first for ST Engineering — will “free up capital for future investments, including aircraft engines and reduce…capital employed”, the company says. Source: International Aero ...

  • Comac C919 roll out - by Comac

    Trump administration flip-flops on C919 de-engining idea


    The Trump administration may (or may not) be considering blocking the sale of CFM International Leap-1C engines and other technology for the developmental Comac C919. A Wall Street Journal report on 16 February surprised the aerospace community, with sources telling the newspaper that the administration was contemplating not ...

  • MC-21 PD-14

    Engine pylons completed for first PD-14-powered MC-21


    Russian airframer VASO has completed the first engine pylons for the Irkut MC-21 intended for installation of Aviadvigatel PD-14 powerplants. The Voronezh-based manufacturer says the latest assemblies bring the total number of pylon sets to 12. While MC-21s so far assembled have all comprised Pratt Whitney ...

  • Tigerair Taiwan

    Pratt & Whitney to power Tigerair Taiwan A320neo fleet


    Taiwanese low-cost carrier Tigerair Taiwan has selected Pratt Whitney PW1100G engines to power the 15 new Airbus A320neos it has on order. The new narrowbodies are a combination of new orders from Airbus, as well as leased aircraft. P W adds that it ...