News and developments about aircraft engines, including turbofan, turboprop, turboshaft and piston.
All of the Leap engine’s parts are doubled-source to avoid a break in the supply chain.
Talks with Airbus and Boeing over production increases continue
Agreements support the development and production of outer guide vanes and bleed valve ducts for the CFM Leap 1-A and 1-B turbofans.
A retainer ring issue that delayed the P&W engine’s progress towards flying on the neo has required a fix.
The XWB -84 has entered service so focus is shifting to -97 for the even bigger Airbus A350-1000.
Rolls-Royce is now targeting new evolution to increase efficiency and reach the ACARE goals.
CFM International is busily flight-testing its Leap 1A, 1B and 1C turbofans.
P&W improves processes and gets smart on manufacturing engines, getting the best out of suppliers.
The new GE90 for the Boeing 777X will be 10 percent more efficient than current models, thanks to new materials currently under test.