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News and issues relating to air transport and cargo engines.
With the Bauhaus Luftfahrt, Rolls-Royce and MTU, two projects are targeting distributed thrust. The Quadcruiser combines rotary- and fixed-wing.
Rolls’ engines gain valuable percents in fuel burn, while development of Trent 1000-TEN for Boeing 787-10 continues.
Nacelles developed as part of new integrated propulsion systems are delivering improved performance.
UK engine maker Rolls-Royce is pushing ahead with advanced turbofan engine designs for future platforms, with greatly improved efficiency.
The powerplant will deliver a 20-percent fuel burn improvement over existing engines in the 5,000- to 7,000-shp range.
Pratt & Whitney is working to maximize commonality and thus minimize risk with its various geared turbofan offerings.
An engine failure with a Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan engine in May could has strained Bombardier’s CSeries testing and delivery schedule.
GE names partners for Boeing 777X powerplant as testing proves performance goals.
It seems to be a question not of if but of when Airbus will confirm that it will develop a new, updated version of the A330, with a new engine.