The element of doubt around future propulsion
No-one disputes the technical feasibility of hydrogen- or SAF-powered commercial aircraft, but quite where these next‑generation fuels will come from is an open question.
Transavia-backed zero-emission start-up Lucy recruits former IndiGo chief
Transavia-backed start-up operator Lucy is aiming to offer scheduled electric flights by 2030, as it reinforces its management team with former IndiGo chief Rono Dutta.
USAF favours P&W F-35 engine upgrade over adaptive-cycle engine replacement
Budget pressure and lack of buy in from other US military services led the US Air Force to abandon designs for an entirely new engine for its F-35A stealth fighters, and instead pursue a core upgrade of the existing power plant.
‘Not a forgings and castings issue’: GE Aerospace CEO addresses supply chain trouble
GE Aerospace chief executive Larry Culp is pushing back against the assertion that engine shortages are primarily why aircraft manufacturers continue struggling to ramp production of narrowbody jets.
A321neo conducts emission-data test flights using wholly-sustainable fuel
Airbus has been conducting in-flight emission measurements using an A321neo powered by wholly-sustainable aviation fuel.
GE Aerospace still eyeing post-reorganisation expansion: CEO
General Electric chief executive Larry Culp still expects engine maker GE Aerospace will expand into new aerospace segments following a reorganisation expected to wrap up next year.
GE Aerospace testing Leap tweaks to boost durability in dusty regions
GE Aerospace is tweaking some components in CFM International Leap turbofans to address operating issues primarily affecting commercial jets flying in India and the Middle East.
IAE marks 40th anniversary as V2500 production, maintenance work hums along
Forty years after its founding, IAE International Aero Engines is still producing V2500s, including turbofans for Embraer’s new C-390 military transport, and its maintenance shops are humming, supporting some 3,000 active V2500-powered Airbus A320ceo-family jets.
SuperJet International plots return on back of UAE investment and Al Ain factory for SSJ100
SuperJet International (SJI), the former joint venture between Italian firm Leonardo and Russia’s United Aircraft (UAC), is bidding to make an unlikely comeback, including plans to relaunch production of the SSJ100 regional jet at a new site in the United Arab Emirates.
Royal Society warns over cost of UK’s net-zero aviation ambitions
The UK’s ambitions to achieve net-zero emissions from aviation will be hugely expensive and require enormous quantities of agricultural land or renewable electricity to produce future fuels in sufficient quantities, a new study warns.