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September 1, 2015, 3:33 PM

Aeroflot To Absorb Rival Airline Transaero

Flag carrier to control more than half the Russian market

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Supersonic business aircraft such as this concept from Spike Aerospace could  be carrying passengers on transoceanic routes within six to eight years.
Jul 14, 2014 - 8:10 AM
Bringing a new multi-Mach bizjet to market will require innovative design and deep pockets.
Jul 14, 2014 - 8:10 AM
Nacelles developed as part of new integrated propulsion systems are delivering improved performance.
Titanium-aluminide low-pressure turbine blades and proposed cooling arrangements on Rolls-Royce’s proposed future UltraFan engine may owe much to the RB3025 powerplant unsuccessfully offered to power the Boeing 777X. For example, the RB3025 featured a “vortex amplifier” to simplify turbine-blade cooling with HPC air.
Jul 14, 2014 - 7:50 AM
UK engine maker Rolls-Royce is pushing ahead with advanced turbofan engine designs for future platforms, with greatly improved efficiency.
Jul 14, 2014 - 7:40 AM
Evidence of the effort between SJI and SCAC to better collaborate appears in the form of two airplanes on static display at Farnborough 2014.
Pratt’s envisioned NGRT engine would feature an all-new compressor, a miniaturized version of P&W’s Talon combustor and possibly an eight-blade propeller.
Jul 14, 2014 - 6:25 AM
The powerplant will deliver a 20-percent fuel burn improvement over existing engines in the 5,000- to 7,000-shp range.
Pratt & Whitney expects to gain certification of the first version of the PW1100G for the Airbus A320neo during this year’s fourth quarter.
Jul 14, 2014 - 6:20 AM
Pratt & Whitney is working to maximize commonality and thus minimize risk with its various geared turbofan offerings.
Jul 14, 2014 - 6:10 AM
Drop-in jet biofuel developed by Amyris and Total with Boeing has been approved, as Boeing aims for 1 percent biofuel use within 10 years.
In May, an A330-200 operated by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines made a 10-hour flight from Amsterdam to Aruba with tanks filled with a 20-percent blend of fuel made from used cooking oil.
Jul 14, 2014 - 6:05 AM
Technological alternative fuels are advancing but questions remain over the economics.
Jul 14, 2014 - 5:30 AM
High-technology specialist will support the Mars 2020 rover and Embraer E-Jet E-2 programs.
Jul 14, 2014 - 5:15 AM
As Patrick de Castelbajac steps into the role of CEO, he discusses his plans for building on ATR’s success.