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News and issues relating to air transport and cargo engines.

January 31, 2013 - 9:35am

Pratt & Whitney broke ground on a new engine-part production plant at the Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore on Thursday.

December 24, 2012 - 9:10am

Completion of certification testing of improved General Electric GEnx-1B engines aimed at meeting Boeing fuel-consumption specifications for the 787 has slipped to “early next year” from the previous fourth-quarter 2012 target. By November 29, some 40 GEnx-1B engines in operation had recorded 33,000 hours and 6,700 cycles, during which they performed better than expected, reported the manufacturer.

November 14, 2012 - 5:20pm

Today at Airshow China 2012, Hainan Airlines announced that it selected GE Aviation GEnx-1B engines to power two additional Boeing 787s. This brings Hainan Airlines’ GEnx-powered Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet to 10 aircraft.

November 14, 2012 - 12:14pm

China’s Spring Airlines has ordered CFM56-5B engines to power a pair of new Airbus A320s that it is due to received in January and July 2014. Engine maker CFM International announced the $40 million deal on November 14 at Airshow China 2012.

October 30, 2012 - 9:35am

Two companies under the Hartzell product umbrella announced significant developments at NBAA’12.

October 29, 2012 - 10:55am
Snecma factory in Corbeil, France

CFM faces some uncertainties surrounding its Leap-1C turbofans for the Comac C919 narrowbody, although the engine program schedule calls for that variant of the three-member Leap family to go to test first.

October 26, 2012 - 12:41pm

Pratt & Whitney has finished assembling the first PurePower PW1100G-JM turbofan for the Airbus A320neo, the engine manufacturer announced today.  Company leaders from Pratt & Whitney, Airbus and program partners MTU and JAEC joined employees on Friday morning to celebrate the program

October 22, 2012 - 11:40am

CFM, the 50/50 joint venture between GE and Snecma, has embarked on a “major” risk-abatement plan to ensure a smooth production transition from its CFM56 to the new Leap-1A, B and C engines, chosen to power, respectively, the Airbus A320neo, the Boeing 737 Max and the Comac C919 single-aisle airliners. “Transitioning from 1,600 engines per year to the same output of another type in two years, this is something the industry has never done before,” François Harant, Snecma’s supply chain director, told AIN.

October 10, 2012 - 11:58am

GE has so far found no further evidence of improper installation of low-pressure turbine stage-one nozzles in GEnx engines following its issuance last week of a service bulletin that called for a fleet-wide borescope inspection.

September 20, 2012 - 3:12pm

GE has finished the first round of inspections on all in-service and spare GEnx engines ahead of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s completion of an airworthiness directive (AD) now on public display at the Office of the Federal Regi

 
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