Engines – Page 28

  • Wright 1

    EasyJet ‘electric aircraft’ partner aims to fly engine in 2023


    US firm Wright Electric is aiming to conduct ground tests next year, and flight tests in three years’ time, of a motor intended to provide propulsion for an electric airliner. The company is constructing a 1.5MW electric motor and a 3kV inverter – a system to convert direct to ...

  • Delta A350

    A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills


    Airbus and Rolls-Royce are investigating two incidents in which A350s experienced uncommanded in-flight engine shutdown after drinks were spilled on controls situated on the cockpit centre pedestal. FlightGlobal understands that the airframer is to discuss the matter with operators on 30 January, and will issue a transmission on recommended ...

  • PD-14s

    Irkut receives first PD-14 engines for installation on MC-21


    Russian airframer Irkut has received the first Aviadvigatel PD-14 engines for the MC-21 at its assembly line in Irkutsk. The domestically-built engines, manufactured in Perm, have been transported by road over a distance of nearly 4,000km according to United Engine Corporation. Upon arrival at the assembly line earlier ...

  • Safran Arrano

    Safran to introduce four turboshafts to market in 2020 to grab market share


    Safran plans to introduce four new turboshafts to the helicopter industry in 2020 as part of an effort to grab new market share.

  • Delta A350-900

    Engine surge and roll-back preceded Delta A350 diversion


    Canadian investigators have disclosed that a Korea-bound Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-900 encountered engine surges and a thrust roll-back before the aircraft diverted to Alaska. The aircraft (N508DN) had been operating the DL159 service from Detroit to Seoul on 21 January. Transportation Safety Board of Canada says the ...

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    Pratt & Whitney works to clear GTF retrofit backlog


    Pratt & Whitney is still working through a retrofit effort to fix the three major issues afflicting PW1000G-series engines, but expects the activity to be concluded this year.

  • Wizz A321neo

    Wizz stays with P&W for another 166 Airbus jets


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is staying with Pratt Whitney for another 166 Airbus A320neo-family jets. The agreement to take the PW1100G engine covers 90 aircraft from a 2016 deal plus a further 56 A320neos. It also covers the 20 A321XLRs recently ordered by the ...

  • Trent 1000

    Unexplained Trent 1000 surges spur de-pair order to 787 operators


    Rolls-Royce is investigating further operational issues with Trent 1000 engines, after instances of surges involving certain powerplants – a situation which has triggered a de-pairing order from European regulators. Trent 1000s, which are fitted to Boeing 787s, have already been the subject of several regulatory interventions, particularly as a ...

  • Trent 900

    Trent-powered A380s to be checked for rotor shaft cracks


    Operators of Rolls-Royce-powered Airbus A380s are set to be ordered to inspect the type’s engines for cracking of spacers between intermediate-pressure compressor discs. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency says examination of a Trent 900 rotor shaft revealed a crack in an interstage spacer between the stage two and ...

  • Airbus E-Fan X Demonstrator

    E-Fan X hybrid project edges towards system integration


    Airbus has started preparing a BAE Systems Avro RJ100 for installation of an experimental hybrid-electric propulsion system later this year, as part of the joint E-Fan X technology project with Rolls-Royce.

  • Virgin Australia ATR 72 web

    Avation expands into engine leasing


    Avation is making a foray into engine leasing, having completed the purchase of a Pratt Whitney Canada PW127M powerplant. The Singapore-based lessor describes the powerplant as “virtually new”, having accumulated only 54 hours. It adds that it is currently establishing marketing plans for engine leasing as ...

  • A320neo Leap engines

    Powerplant lessor Willis orders up to 60 CFM Leap engines


    Engine leasing specialist Willis Lease Finance has ordered up to 60 CFM International Leap powerplants for both the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 Max families. Florida-based Willis says the deal is the largest order placed by the company since its founding in 1985. Its agreement covers both firm ...

  • RR Cranfield-c-Rolls-Royce

    How Rolls-Royce is looking beyond the engine


    UK engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has three strands that guide its current development activities: the evolution of the gas turbine; research of “radical alternatives” such as electrification; and improving integration between the engine, airframe and its systems. On top of this, the company continues to support the development of alternative fuels.

  • Carroll_Lane_President-PW Commercial Engines_2020

    P&W names new commercial engines head


    Pratt Whitney has appointed Carroll Lane as the president of its commercial engines business. He succeeds Christopher Calio, who had been at the helm of the unit since January 2017. Calio was in June promoted to president of the company, succeeding outgoing P W head Robert Leduc. ...

  • R-R Accel airframe c Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce electric speed record bid ‘on track’


    Rolls-Royce is “on track” to go to the 2020 Farnborough air show touting a world speed record for electric flight – and to be a leader in electrification – after unveiling the airframe it hopes to push to 260kt (480kmh) in the second quarter

  • A320neo PW1100G

    PW blade issue spurs A320neo engine de-pairing order


    Operators of certain Airbus A320neo-family aircraft are being instructed to de-pair Pratt Whitney PW1100G engines over low-pressure turbine blade damage. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency says the engine manufacturer has developed an improved third-stage disc turbine blade. Examination of damaged blades has shown that they ...

  • GSYQ6965

    Safran picks SIAEC for Leap engine maintenance


    Safran Aircraft Engines and SIA Engineering (SIAEC) have signed a maintenance services agreement that will see the latter provide engine maintenance services for CFM Leap engines. The 10-year agreement will cover engine quick-turn and modification embodiment services for the Leap-1A and Leap-1B engine variants. CFM is a joint venture ...

  • UAV Turbines Monarch Hybrid Range Extender

    UAV Turbines unveils hybrid-electric ‘microturbine’ for drones


    UAV Turbines unveiled to the market on 10 December a demonstrator hybrid-electric “microturbine” for small unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) that it says allows drones to harness the efficiency of a turbine, but also the instant power of an electric motor.

  • PD-14-powered MC-21 fuselage

    Fuselage mated for first PD-14-powered MC-21


    Russian airframer Irkut has completed fuselage assembly of the first MC-21 to be fitted with the domestically-built Aviadvigatel PD-14 engine.

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    Rolls-Royce chief ties mini-reactors to synthetic fuel


    Rolls-Royce is advocating the use of small nuclear reactors to assist with the future production of synthetic fuels.