News and developments about aircraft engines, including turbofan, turboprop, turboshaft and piston.
Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofans are still not ready for prime time.
New narrowbody’s rollout a source of prestige for Kremlin.
Gulf carrier is expected to decide if it will still go for A350 after cancelling its original order in 2014.
Increasing time on wing means engines need a robust support network that can act fast. CFM is preparing to provide that for Leap engines.
Feeding back technology into the Trent XWB-84 model will also create an improved “EP variant of that for future A350-900s.
Ground testing has started of the first 100,000-pound-thrust GE9X turbofan, which is the largest-ever commercial aircraft engine.
Competing With Boeing’s 787 is one reason Airbus is looking at a larger A330neo, which it launched at the last Farnborough show in 2014.
The Trent 7000 powerplant for the Airbus A330 Neo represents “a pretty active program,” says Rolls-Royce customer marketing head Peter Johnston.
For the new longer, shorter-range 787, the UK engine maker will provide the TEN engine, a Trent 1000 using XWB tech.
Under its Vision program, Rolls-Royce is working on its future Advance and UltraFan engine technologies.