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

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.
Pratt’s envisioned NGRT engine would feature an all-new compressor, a miniaturized version of P&W’s Talon combustor and possibly an eight-blade propeller.
Jul 14, 2014 - 6:25 AM
The powerplant will deliver a 20-percent fuel burn improvement over existing engines in the 5,000- to 7,000-shp range.
Pratt & Whitney expects to gain certification of the first version of the PW1100G for the Airbus A320neo during this year’s fourth quarter.
Jul 14, 2014 - 6:20 AM
Pratt & Whitney is working to maximize commonality and thus minimize risk with its various geared turbofan offerings.
Jul 14, 2014 - 3:09 AM
The engine company validates a fix for PW1500G.