Garrett TFE731

May 17, 2008 - 4:36am

The business aviation engine maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) market presently serves approximately 26,000 turbine-powered aircraft. The sector worldwide now is worth about $1.8 billion per year.

May 15, 2008 - 6:40am

“We’ve had some very positive response from the marketplace,” a Honeywell spokesman said, but the company and partner Garrett Aviation Services have failed to obtain the minimum number of orders needed to launch a Hawker 700 engine upgrade program. Last spring the companies announced a program to install a new high-pressure-ratio fan and a new TFE731-5 hot section, creating a TFE731-4.

May 2, 2008 - 10:54am

After a long stint working for other people, Geno Haggan, president of Englewood, Colo.-based Haggan Aviation, decided to open his own maintenance shop in 1996. He credits his varied experiences with giving him the practical aircraft know-how and the business acumen to make his operation successful.

April 21, 2008 - 9:59am

At last month’s Farnborough Air Show, Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed plans for two Learjet 45 follow-on models.

April 2, 2008 - 11:21am

Cessna 650 Citation III, Madison, Wis., Oct. 9, 2005–The inadequate design of the engine’s interstage transition duct yielded after the low pressure turbine (LPT) stage-3 blades had separated and allowed the uncontained release of turbine debris, according to the NTSB. A contributing factor was the separation of a turbine blade.

March 20, 2008 - 7:53am

Raytheon Aircraft, which lost millions of dollars last year, has placed “on hold” further development of the Hawker 450, a light midsize business jet that had been tentatively scheduled to enter service in 2006. The company will decide in the third quarter of this year whether to resume, postpone or cancel the project.

March 4, 2008 - 5:50am

Operators of the TFE731, TPE331 and
Honeywell 36-series APU now have another choice for maintenance in a deal that forms a new authorized service center.

February 27, 2008 - 5:07am

After a record 30-year run, Dassault quietly stopped building its once popular Falcon 50 last spring. More than 350 of the trijets were delivered before the final version, a Falcon 50EX, rolled off the assembly line. About 240 were the original Falcon 50, and the remainder were the 50EX.

February 8, 2008 - 8:41am

A Falcon 50 received Honeywell’s 1,900th TFE731 engine upgrade. It was modified to the -3D configuration. Honeywell offers engine upgrade options for most of its older engine fleet. The engine modification process allows operators of older TFEs to introduce newer engine technology to improve the value and functionality of their aircraft.

February 8, 2008 - 8:41am

A Falcon 50 received Honeywell’s 1,900th TFE731 engine upgrade. It was modified to the -3D configuration. Honeywell offers engine upgrade options for most of its older engine fleet. The engine modification process allows operators of older TFEs to introduce newer engine technology to improve the value and functionality of their aircraft.

 
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