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Rolls-Royce completes sale of L’Orange to Woodward Inc

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June 5, 2018

Rolls-Royce confirms that completion of the sale of its fuel injector business, L’Orange, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, to Colorado-based Woodward Inc. took place on 1 June. The completion of the transaction, which was announced on 9 April, followed recent clearance from the German antitrust authorities. Net proceeds totalled €673m after transaction… Read More ›

Loong Air takes delivery of first LEAP-1A-powered A320neo in China

The Chinese launch customer for the LEAP-1A First of 9 LEAP-powered aircraft on order Zhejiang Loong Airlines today took delivery of the first LEAP-1A-powered A320neo aircraft from the Airbus Final Assembly facility in Tianjin, China. The airline will be the first in Greater China to operate the advanced engine/aircraft combination. “We are very pleased to… Read More ›

‘Customer Service 4.0’ at Rolls-Royce Power Systems – A new service and digital strategy to transform MTU’s global customer support

MTU customer service 4.0 – forward-looking, customer-friendly and digital New Customer Care Center, digital tools and Value Care Agreements Hitachi relies on digital customer support from MTU Friedrichshafen “With the opening of the new Customer Care Center in Friedrichshafen, we have established another milestone for our customers,” said Andreas Schell, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems,… Read More ›

Safran and GO CAPITAL invest in Turbotech, a startup specialized in new-generation turbine engines and hybrid propulsion

Safran, through its subsidiary Safran Corporate Ventures, and GO CAPITAL announced today that they are taking a stake in the company Turbotech. Part of a 3 million euro investment round Turbotech offers a range of turbine engines for light aircraft (turboprops and turbo-electric generators), based on innovative regenerative cycle* turbines. Featuring its patented heat exchanger… Read More ›

JetBlue Selects Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ Engines to Power 45 Additional Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announces that JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) has selected the Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine to power an additional 45 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. With the airline’s previous order of 40 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft, JetBlue has now committed to 85 GTF-powered aircraft, including both… Read More ›

Lion Group finalizes $5.5 billion U.S. LEAP-1A engine order

Makes Lion Group largest LEAP engine customer in the world CFM to provide expanded MRO support At a special signing ceremony here today, Transportation Partners, the leasing arm of Lion Group, and CFM International finalized an order for 380 LEAP-1A engines to power Airbus A320neo/A321neo aircraft. The final engine order, which is valued at $5.5… Read More ›

Honeywell Expands Connected Aircraft Solutions To The Most Overlooked Part Of Aerospace: The Ground

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is expanding its GoDirect® connected services to one of the last unconnected aerospace frontiers, the ground. A new agreement with global telematics company Pinnacle will enable the two companies to connect an airport’s ramp service into one single, managed solution that provides airlines and ground handlers with real-time insights into vehicle activity… Read More ›

ODK to Develop Helicopter Engine of Next Generation

United Engine-building Corporation, a part of the Rostec State Corporation, has started works on development of a prospective helicopter engine of the next generation. New construction materials and additive technologies, as well as 3D-printing, will be used in the process of development. In addition to proven effective technologies and materials, new design visions and aviation… Read More ›

SSAMC inaugurates new MRO facility, adds LEAP capability

• Increases capacity for CFM56 and LEAP engines • 1,000 CFM56 engines overhauled since 2010 Sichuan Services Aero Engine Maintenance Company (SSAMC), the joint venture between Air China and CFM International (CFM), has inaugurated a new 43,880 -square meter facility, expanding its maintenance, repair, and overhaul capability for CFM56 and LEAP engines to 300 engines… Read More ›

SpiceJet, CFM sign $12.5 billion engine/services deal

• Finalizes LEAP-1B engine order for 155 737 MAX airplanes • Adds long-term services agreement for entire LEAP-1B fleet SpiceJet and CFM International today announced a $12.5 billion U.S. agreement that finalizes the purchase of LEAP-1B engines to power a total of 155 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, along with spare engines to support the fleet…. Read More ›

Lufthansa Technik signs CBSA for CFM LEAP-1A engine

First overhauls expected in 2019 CFM International and Lufthansa Technik completed a CFM Branded Service Agreement (CBSA) on 28 February to support CFM LEAP-1A engines. Under the terms of the CBSA, Lufthansa Technik becomes part of the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) network for LEAP-1A engines. “It is a real pleasure to welcome a provider… Read More ›

Pratt & Whitney’s GTF Engines Installed on Embraer E190-E2 Aircraft; One Step Closer to Entry Into Service

The E190-E2 program reached another milestone in mid-February when Pratt & Whitney’s PW1900G production engines were installed on the first production aircraft coming out of Embraer’s E2 final assembly line (FAL) in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil. The engines were shipped to the FAL in December as the program tracks entry into service… Read More ›

CFM adds LEAP-1A/LEAP-1B capability to Hyderabad CFM Training Center

State-of-the-art facility support customers throughout India, Middle East, and Far East airlines Ten years after it was officially opened, CFM International has expanded the capability of the CFM Training Center here to include both the LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines as the fleet in India continues to grow. “We built the Hyderabad CFM Training Center to… Read More ›

GE Aviation Expanding Two North Carolina Plants To Meet Growing Demand for Jet Engines

Just five years after breaking ground, GE Aviation is investing an additional $105M in its Asheville, NC, production facility to meet growing demand for the revolutionary ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components produced at the plant. As part of the investment, GE Aviation will create 131 new jobs at the Asheville facility, a significantly increasing its… Read More ›

Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines Installed on the First A320neo Family Aircraft to be Delivered from the Airbus Mobile, Alabama Production Facility.

Airbus recently received Pratt & Whitney GTF engines for installation on the first A320neo family aircraft to be assembled and delivered out of its Mobile, Alabama production facility. The engines were installed on an A321neo aircraft as final assembly and delivery preparations continue. “We are thrilled that the first A320neo family aircraft to be delivered… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce secures new jet engine test facility in Fort Worth, Texas

Rolls-Royce announced today it is to operate a jet engine testbed at the Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. Rolls-Royce has signed a lease to take over the entire 440,000 sq. ft. former Texas Aero Engine Services LLC (TAESL) facility, of which the testbed is a part. The testbed will be used to carry out… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce signs Trent 7000 contract with new customer Aircalin.

Rolls-Royce and New Caledonian airline Aircalin have formally signed contracts for Trent 7000 engines to power two Airbus A330neo aircraft, supported by Rolls-Royce’s flagship engine service, TotalCare®. The order, which marks the first time that Aircalin has selected Rolls-Royce engines, was signed in Noumea by Didier Tappero, CEO, Aircalin and Ewen McDonald, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice… Read More ›

SAFAIR signed GE’s TrueChoice Overhaul Agreement for CFM56 engines

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 ›

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