News and developments about aircraft engines, including turbofan, turboprop, turboshaft and piston.
With the Bauhaus Luftfahrt, Rolls-Royce and MTU, two projects are targeting distributed thrust. The Quadcruiser combines rotary- and fixed-wing.
Rolls’ engines gain valuable percents in fuel burn, while development of Trent 1000-TEN for Boeing 787-10 continues.
Nacelles developed as part of new integrated propulsion systems are delivering improved performance.
UK engine maker Rolls-Royce is pushing ahead with advanced turbofan engine designs for future platforms, with greatly improved efficiency.
The powerplant will deliver a 20-percent fuel burn improvement over existing engines in the 5,000- to 7,000-shp range.
Pratt & Whitney is working to maximize commonality and thus minimize risk with its various geared turbofan offerings.
The engine company validates a fix for PW1500G.
An engine failure with a Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan engine in May could has strained Bombardier’s CSeries testing and delivery schedule.
GE names partners for Boeing 777X powerplant as testing proves performance goals.