News and developments about aircraft engines, including turbofan, turboprop, turboshaft and piston.

Jul 17, 2014 - 5:45 AM
The turbofan’s increased thrust is obtained by a combination of new high-temperature turbine technology, a larger core and advanced fan aerodynamics.
Jul 17, 2014 - 5:20 AM
The Acclimate ignition system features solid-state electronics, with exciter performance that can vary depending on specific requirements.
Jul 17, 2014 - 2:10 AM
The engine that powers the A380 is able to deliver higher power at hot ambient temperatures for improved airline performance.
Jul 16, 2014 - 1:00 AM
With the Bauhaus Luftfahrt, Rolls-Royce and MTU, two projects are targeting distributed thrust. The Quadcruiser combines rotary- and fixed-wing.
The Trent 900EP2 is the new-build standard for the engine that is to power the Airbus A380.
Jul 15, 2014 - 6:00 AM
Rolls’ engines gain valuable percents in fuel burn, while development of Trent 1000-TEN for Boeing 787-10 continues.
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.