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News and issues relating to air transport and cargo engines.

Jul 14, 2014 - 12:40 AM
Flight-testing of the new Leap turbofan is about to start.
Jul 12, 2014 - 11:00 AM
Rolls-Royce has introduced new manufacturing techniques at Washington facility.
R-R claims the Trent XWB’s advanced compressor aerodynamics deliver module weight savings of 15 percent through blisk technology.
Jul 12, 2014 - 9:00 AM
Despite order cancellation by Emirates of A350XWBs, and moves away from A350-800, Rolls-Royce retains confidence in its Trent XWB engines and the program.
A mockup of an open-rotor engine has been tested in an Onera wind tunnel since 2010; a full demonstrator is due to run in 2016.
Jul 11, 2014 - 6:15 AM
Development go-ahead for 2030 entry into service will factor in noise, airframe integration.
The Leap-1B, set to power the Boeing 737 Max, ran for the first time in mid-June. Eleven miles of carbon fiber is needed to weave a single Leap fan blade.
Jul 11, 2014 - 6:00 AM
Snecma and GE are multiplying test engines, while preparing for a sharp production ramp-up.
Jun 18, 2014 - 12:44 PM
The Leap-1B is being prepared to enter service on Boeing's 737 Max airliners in 2017.
Mar 12, 2014 - 1:53 PM
Rolls-Royce is looking to expand its engine component manufacturing activities in India.