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News and issues relating to business aircraft turbine engines.

October 10, 2011 - 5:59pm

Pratt & Whitney Canada has formed a joint venture with China Aviation Engine Holdings, which will operate in Zhuzhou in China’s Hunan province.

October 10, 2011 - 5:59pm

Pratt & Whitney Canada has formed a joint venture with China Aviation Engine Holdings, which will operate in Zhuzhou in China’s Hunan province.

October 10, 2011 - 6:40am
The Jet Business Store

The Jet Business is taking aircraft sales right to billionaire main street with the opening in London of what it claims is the first storefront retail outlet of its type. The first store in the new chain is due to open this week at Hyde Park Corner right where three of the UK capital’s most exclusive neighborhoods–Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Mayfair–converge.

October 10, 2011 - 2:25am

Nexcelle (GE Aviation, Booth No. 1833) is developing the nacelles for two new engines from GE Aviation and CFM International, a partnership between GE and Safran for business and commercial aircraft: the GE Passport 20 and the CFM International Leap-X1C.

October 10, 2011 - 12:50am
GE Passport turbofan

GE is here with three major programs at various stages of development. The Passport 20, for Bombardier’s Global 7000 and 8000 large-cabin business jets, has already passed some rig tests. The GE Honda HF120, for the HondaJet and the (currently suspended) Spectrum Freedom, is scheduled for certification in 2012. Meanwhile, the HF80 turboprop is due for certification later this year.

October 3, 2011 - 2:29pm

Hawker Beechcraft received EASA approval for the Hawker 800XPR yesterday, just weeks after receiving certification from the FAA. This upgrade package is available exclusively through factory-owned Hawker Beechcraft Service facilities, including its Chester, UK location.

September 30, 2011 - 9:50pm

The top three spots for product support among turbofan builders remain unchanged this year from last year’s rankings: Williams retains the number-one position, followed by Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney Canada, separated this year by one hundredth of a point.

September 30, 2011 - 9:20pm

The AgustaWestland AW189 medium twin helicopter will be the first civil application for Microturbo’s e-APU, an auxiliary power unit that delivers essentially electric power.

July 29, 2011 - 5:35am

Kestrel Aircraft selected Honeywell’s TPE331-14GR to power its all-composite single-engine turboprop. The Brunswick, Maine-based company was founded by Alan Klapmeier, co-founder of Cirrus Aircraft, to bring the former Farnborough Aircraft F1 Kestrel turboprop to market.

July 7, 2011 - 10:08am

General aviation as a whole was a stain on an otherwise excellent year for aviation safety in Europe, according to 2010 accident figures released today by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). For all GA operations including both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters weighing more than 2,250 kg (4,960 pounds) involved in private, business and aerial work activity, the total number of accidents increased from 19 in 2009 to 31 last year.

 
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