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News and issues relating to defense and military aircraft engines.

June 20, 2011 - 9:15pm

The P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft represents both a present and future market opportunity for Boeing Military Aircraft.

May 16, 2011 - 6:38am
The Europrop International TP400 that powers the Airbus A400M airlifter has r...

In recent weeks, important contractual issues surrounding the A400M airlifter have been resolved. First, Airbus Military signed a formal agreement to amend the development and production contract with the seven European launch nations, represented by the OCCAR procurement agency.

May 9, 2011 - 5:06am
GE and partner Rolls-Royce have agreed to self-fund the development of the F1...

The Pentagon issued a “stop work” order for the GE Aviation F136 engine in late March, and the Fiscal Year 2011 U.S. defense budget was finally signed into law last month, without funding for the alternative F-35 engine. But the fight for the F136 is not yet over.

December 16, 2010 - 5:39am
Pratt & Whitney delivered the first production-standard F135 for the Joint St...

Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first F135 production-standard short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) engine to Lockheed Martin for the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter program. The engine manufacturer plans to deliver another 18 STOVL engines next year. Any further design changes will likely be limited to “mostly software tweaks,” a P&W representative told AIN. Meanwhile, the U.S.

October 14, 2010 - 2:21pm
The U.S. Air Force last month took delivery of the first of its 52 upgraded L...

After four years of flight tests, the first upgraded Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy was redelivered to the U.S. Air Force late last month. The most significant of the more than 70 changes in the reliability enhancement and re-engining program is the replacement of the four GE TF39 turbofans with modern GE CF6-80C2 engines that deliver 22 percent more thrust, improved fuel consumption and lower noise.

October 14, 2010 - 2:12pm
The General Electric F414 turbofan engine has been selected to power India’s ...

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) selected the General Electric F414 turbofan engine to power the second batch of indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA), also known as the Tejas. GE’s bid was lower than that of rival contender Eurojet for supply of the EJ200, the DRDO said. The American company previously supplied 41 F404 engines to power the development and initial production LCA Mk Is.

August 20, 2010 - 11:59am

Honeywell has delivered the first batch of 28 T55-L-714A turboshaft engines and fielding kits to the UK's Ministry of Defence for its CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter fleet. The -714A engine variant increases power by 17 percent to 4,867 shp while lowering fuel consumption by more than 4 percent compared with the current T55 version on the aircraft. The added power has become necessary for the hot and high operations in Afghanistan.

July 20, 2010 - 11:08am

Pratt & Whitney and General Electric have bought their high-stakes battle over the provision of an alternative engine for the Lockheed-Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Farnborough. 

July 19, 2010 - 1:35am

Rolls-Royce Opens JSF LiftSystem Facility

June 3, 2010 - 6:51am
Derived from the YF120 engine that lost the F-22 powerplant competition, the ...

The U.S. House of Representatives on May 28 voted to retain funding for the F136 engine General Electric and Rolls-Royce are developing for the F-35 as an alternative to the Pratt & Whitney F135. The FY11 Defense Authorization Bill contains $485 million for continuation of the engine, which is around 70 percent through its development program.

 
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