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SAFAIR signed GE’s TrueChoice Overhaul Agreement for CFM56 engines

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November 16, 2017

SAFAIR Operations (PTY) LTD signed a five-year, TrueChoiceTM Overhaul agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its CFM56-7B* engines that power its Boeing 737-800 aircraft. “As the leading on-time airline in the world, FlySafair demands exceptionally high levels of service and reliability at a price tag that suits the operating model of… Read More ›

EGYPTAIR selects LEAP-1A engine for new A320NEOs

• Takes total EGYPTAIR CFM fleet to more than 80 engines and expands 20-year relationship. Egyptian flag carrier EGYPTAIR today announced that it will lease 15 new Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine from AerCap. The airline is scheduled to begin taking delivery shortly. “We have been impressed with everything we have… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 powers Airbus A330neo first test flight

The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000, the latest member of the Trent family of engines, has successfully powered the new Airbus A330neo into the skies for its first test flight today. The aircraft took off from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France, this morning, marking the beginning of a flight test programme. The Trent 7000, the exclusive… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce expands service network for business aircraft

Rolls-Royce today announced that it is further extending its global network of Authorised Service Centres (ASC) for its CorporateCare® customers. The global ASC network forms an essential component of Rolls-Royce’s services portfolio for business aircraft and adds to its own existing global aftermarket capabilities. Today Rolls-Royce has 74 ASCs in place with key maintenance providers worldwide… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce expands service network for business aircraft

Rolls-Royce today announced that it is further expanding its global network of Authorised Service Centres (ASC) for its CorporateCare® customers. This ASC network forms an essential component of Rolls-Royce’s services portfolio for business aircraft and adds to its existing global aftermarket capabilities. Rolls-Royce now has 72 Authorised Service Centres in place with key maintenance providers… Read More ›

Virgin America takes delivery of first Leap-1A-powered A321Neo

CFM-powered A320neo family boosts fuel efficiency by at least 15 percent Significant reductions in emissions and noise Virgin America today took delivery of the Airbus A321neo aircraft powered by CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engines. The San Francisco-based airline is the first in the world to take delivery of this aircraft type “We have been with… Read More ›

Honeywell To Modernize 21 FAA Buildings, Boosting Operating Efficiency And Sustainability

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a facility infrastructure modernization project at 21 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-operated facilities across the United States. The project will create 95 related jobs over the course of the program and is expected to help the FAA reduce the energy use in those facilities by nearly 10 percent. The project will… Read More ›

T408-powered CH-53K King Stallion achieves Milestone C

Lockheed Martin announced the CH-53K King Stallion, which is powered by GE Aviation’s T408-GE-400 turboshaft engine, successfully passed its Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) review and achieved a Milestone C decision that approves low rate initial production (LRIP). GE Aviation expects the LRIP contract to be awarded later this year to support planned CH-53K initial operating… Read More ›

GE Aviation to certify new aerobatic turboprop H Series engine

Type certification request submitted to EASA for GE’s first aerobatic turboprop engine. GE Aviation has submitted a type certification request to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for GE’s first aerobatic turboprop engine. The new H Series Aerobatic engine model will feature the first Electronic Engine and Propeller Control system (EEPC) in its class. EEPC… Read More ›

MTU Yuchai Power established

MTU Yuchai Power Co. Ltd. is now in place – a joint venture between MTU Friedrichshafen and the Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Ltd. (GYMCL) whose mission it is to build large MTU-brand diesel engines in China. Recently instituted, MTU Yuchai Power Co. Ltd. has now been officially entered in the Chinese trade register. MTU Friedrichshafen,… Read More ›

GE Aviation Acquires Leader in Digital Aircraft Records Management

GE Aviation announced today that it has acquired Critical Technologies, Inc., branded as AirVault®, a privately-owned supplier of cloud-based digital records management.  AirVault’s expertise to digitally manage mission-critical records across an industrial supply chain network strengthens GE’s ability to focus on asset lifecycle management and maintenance optimization for the aviation industry. “Our focus is to… Read More ›

CF34 engine leads the way in regional aviation

Engine fleet hits 7,000 deliveries in 2016 Each day, more than 750,000 passengers fly on a CF34-powered regional jet to a destination somewhere in the world. The CF34 engine, which helped spark the regional jet revolution in 1992, will mark its 7,000th delivery this year and continues to be the leading engine of choice on… Read More ›

TECH56 Swept Fan Blade Completes Full-Scale Testing

The swept wide chord fan blade being developed as part of CFM Project TECH56 has completed full-scale performance, cross wind, and acoustics testing on a modified CFM56-7 engine, as well as bird ingestion rig tests, with outstanding results.CFM Project TECH56 is a three-year technology acquisition program undertaken by CFM International (CFM) to serve as the… Read More ›

GE Engines Power First Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter Flight

The Cormorant Search and Rescue helicopter, built for the Canadian Air Forces, made its first flight at Agusta’s facility in Vergiate, Italy. The flight was flawless. The aircraft is powered by three GE T700/T6A1 turboshaft engines that each produce 2145 shaft horsepower (shp). The Cormorant, built to replace the retiring fleet of Labrador helicopters, flew… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce power systems asserts itself against challenging markets

Future program bearing fruits Assertion against shrinking markets – revenue and EBIT remain nearly constant RRPS 2018 on track – gained transparency, ground work established Rolls-Royce Power Systems has asserted itself against adverse market conditions in 2016. The adjusted revenue was £2.65bn (2015: -1%) at steady exchange rates. The operative margin slightly decreased to 7.2%… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce wins $1.7bn order from Singapore Airlines for Trent 1000 engines

Rolls-Royce has won a $1.7bn order from Singapore Airlines for Trent 1000 engines to power 19 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The engines will be covered by Rolls-Royce’s flagship engine service, TotalCare®, which improves engine reliability, increases time on wing, and maximises the engine’s contribution to business performance. This builds on a previous SIA Group order… Read More ›

Pratt & Whitney Expanding Business in Columbus, Georgia, to Meet Increased Demand.

Investment to expand engine maintenance capability for revolutionary PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines, which are transforming aviation • Advanced manufacturing equipment upgrades and new infrastructure to be added • More than 500 new employees to be hired • Robust training program with Columbus Technical College established for employees EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Tuesday, February 14, 2017… Read More ›

2016 CFM orders surpass 2,600 engines

2016 orders valued at nearly $36 billion U.S. at list price Total LEAP engines orders valued at $170 billion U.S. at list price Production maintaining historic highs CFM International achieved near record orders in 2016, with the company booking a total of 2,677 engines, including 876 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 1,801 LEAP… Read More ›

Thinking Differently Means Thinking Horizontally

He comes by it naturally. Teddy Singh, an experienced assembly mechanic in West Palm Beach, is meant to build jet engines. And he has – thousands of them, in a very traditional fashion. But he remembers offering his take when asked if it should be done differently. “We never ventured into a full horizontal build,”… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce wins SelectCare™ order from Lufthansa for Trent engines

Image Courtesy: Lufthansa Rolls-Royce has won an order from Lufthansa, one of the largest aviation groups in the world, for SelectCare services covering Trent 500 engines on its Airbus A340 aircraft operated by the airline. SelectCare is a fixed price overhaul service agreement that includes a suite of supplementary services that allow customers to benefit… Read More ›

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