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Rolls-Royce expands service network for business aircraft

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May 23, 2017

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 ›

Rolls-Royce welcomes Iran Air deal

Rolls-Royce welcomes the announcement today of a firm contract between Airbus and Iran Air for the supply of 100 aircraft. The agreement includes 16 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft which are powered exclusively by the Trent XWB engine. The Trent XWB is the world’s most efficient large aero engine and was designed specifically for the aircraft…. Read More ›

CFM LEAP-1C integrated propulsion system achieves joint EASA / FAA certification

CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1C integrated propulsion system was today simultaneously awarded Type Certificates by both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), paving the way for entry into commercial service on the COMAC C919 aircraft. CFM is unique in that it is the only engine manufacturer to gain dual… Read More ›

China’s AC352 completes first flight with WZ16 engine

The first flight of the Avicopter AC352, powered with WZ16 engine, took place today in Harbin. The AC352 is a new seven-ton, twin-engine, multi-purpose rotorcraft jointly developed by Avicopter and Airbus Helicopters. The WZ16 met all the performance targets set for this maiden flight. Known in the west as the Ardiden 3C, the engine has… Read More ›

Safran signs contract to support European NH90 engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 10-year contract with NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency), to support RTM322-powered NH90 operated by the French Army Light Aviation (ALAT) and French Navy. This contract also covers the NH90 operated by Belgian Army and Navy and the Royal Netherlands Armed Forces. This contract will cover 130 rotorcraft in coming… Read More ›

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