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News and issues relating to business aircraft turbine engines.

July 23, 2007 - 9:14am

Pratt & Whitney Canada has named EADS SECA, a subsidiary of EADS Sogerma Services, a designated overhaul facility for the PW300 series of turbofans. Engines covered by the agreement include the PW305A/B, PW306A/C and PW308A/C. As part of the appointment, SECA will support PW&C’s Eagle Service pay-by-the-hour plan.

July 17, 2007 - 11:38am

A hearing held today by the House transportation and infrastructure subcommittee on aviation sought to examine ways to reduce the level of falsifications and omissions on FAA medical applications.

July 16, 2007 - 8:36am

Honda added another element to the business plan for its aviation ventures last month, when the Japanese carmaker announced the formation of Honda Aero Inc., a subsidiary of Honda Motor Co. Led by Junichi Araki, the new business unit will employ only about 10 people and is scheduled to begin operations by year-end at a U.S. location to be determined.

July 2, 2007 - 9:23am

Dassault Aviation and Rolls-Royce are teaming in a partnership that stands to boost Rolls-Royce’s 34-percent market share in the business jet sector.

Dassault Aviation chairman and CEO Charles Edelstenne announced last month that Dassault has selected the in-development Rolls-Royce 10,000-pound-thrust-class RB.282-31 engine to power its new super-midsize business jet.

June 25, 2007 - 11:05am

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) continues to consider a possible new turboprop design that could provide a sufficient advance on the PT6, which through its myriad variants offers 700 to 2,000 shp. However, for the moment at least, the manufacturer sees no immediate prospect of moving on from the ubiquitous powerplant to a new-generation engine in the same power range.

June 20, 2007 - 11:39am

Rolls-Royce revealed exclusively to AIN details of an entirely new series of two-shaft engines under development to power business jets and large regional aircraft. The UK company, fresh from its success in winning the competition to power Dassault’s next new business jet, said the aircraft is only the first in a series of potential applications.

June 19, 2007 - 11:44pm

Russian engine designer Klimov has revealed its first all-new helicopter turboshaft since the end of the Soviet era and said the powerplant will be aimed partly at re-engining helicopters powered by the ubiquitous Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6.

June 19, 2007 - 11:40am

Rolls-Royce is the surprise winner of the all-out competition to power Dassault’s projected super-midsize business jet, securing the UK-based engine company’s long-term position in a potentially lucrative market of up to 3,000 aircraft.

June 19, 2007 - 5:42am

Pratt & Whitney Canada is showcasing its latest green engine technologies at Paris centered on the 10,000-pound-thrust-class PW-10X engine it is developing for business jets and regional airliners.

June 18, 2007 - 6:18am

Pratt & Whitney has installed the first JT8D-200 series QuietEagle noise reduction system on a VIP McDonnell Douglas MD-87. The system, which includes a 16-lobe internal mixer, exhaust muffler, tabbed nozzle and improved front fan case, is said to bring JT8D-200s into compliance with FAR Part 36 Stage 4 and ICAO Annex 16 Chapter 4 noise standards.

 
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