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News and issues relating to business aircraft turbine engines.

February 26, 2008 - 5:39am

Though still without a launch program for its new 9,500- to 12,000-pound-thrust engine, Snecma has reported good progress in development work for its new Silvercrest powerplant series for large business jets and small regional airliners. As of
the end of January, the French manufacturer had completed 35 hours of combustion testing since starting work on this phase of the $100 million development on Nov. 30, 2007.

February 26, 2008 - 5:39am

Though still without a launch program for its new 9,500- to 12,000-pound-thrust engine, Snecma has reported good progress in development work for its new Silvercrest powerplant series for large business jets and small regional airliners. As of
the end of January, the French manufacturer had completed 35 hours of combustion testing since starting work on this phase of the $100 million development on Nov. 30, 2007.

February 18, 2008 - 2:13am

CFM International has thrown down the gauntlet to engine manufacturers hoping to compete on the next generation of single-aisle airliners by accelerating its research on an advanced engine to replace its CFM56 by as early as 2015, the company announced here yesterday.

February 17, 2008 - 10:56pm

Rolls-Royce has confirmed a follow-on order from Singapore Airlines for Trent 900 engines to power SIA’s nine additional Airbus A380s.

February 17, 2008 - 10:41pm

Epic Aircraft has selected the Honeywell TPE331-10A turboprop engine for its newest aircraft, the Epic Escape, the engine maker announced here. In its Escape configuration, the engine produces 940 shp, giving the aircraft 1,800 nm of range and a 360-knot maximum cruise speed.

February 7, 2008 - 10:10am

Pratt & Whitney Canada has joined the 10,000-pound-thrust class with formal launch of the PW800 series, the first version of which will power Cessna’s large-cabin Citation Columbus. P&WC had been working on its advanced fan technology integrator for three years when it announced at NBAA 2005 that the program would be designated PW800.

February 7, 2008 - 10:10am

Pratt & Whitney Canada has joined the 10,000-pound-thrust class with formal launch of the PW800 series, the first version of which will power Cessna’s large-cabin Citation Columbus. P&WC had been working on its advanced fan technology integrator for three years when it announced at NBAA 2005 that the program would be designated PW800.

February 5, 2008 - 9:41am

France-based engine manufacturer Snecma has reported “positive results” for the first 35 ground test hours of its Silvercrest core engine. In an unusual move, the company has begun the test program without announcing a launch application for the new turbofan, which is targeted for applications on future super-midsize to large business jets. The core engine achieved “all the expected performance objectives” for these combustion trials.

February 5, 2008 - 9:41am

France-based engine manufacturer Snecma has reported “positive results” for the first 35 ground test hours of its Silvercrest core engine. In an unusual move, the company has begun the test program without announcing a launch application for the new turbofan, which is targeted for applications on future super-midsize to large business jets. The core engine achieved “all the expected performance objectives” for these combustion trials.

January 11, 2008 - 8:54am

After eight months on the job as president of Pratt & Whitney Canada, Alain Bellemare guides a company that is becoming increasingly global in nature while it capitalizes on the technology embodied in its current turbine engines. Former P&WC president Gilles Ouimet has been elevated to chairman, where he steers the high-level strategic direction of the company.

 
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