Rolls-Royce Trent

July 21, 2010 - 7:57am

The Engine Alliance GP7200 engine is in the middle of a weight-reduction program that may further help sales as the General Electric-Pratt & Whitney joint venture is engaged in at least three campaigns: with Qatar Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and Vietnam Airlines. The engine maker (Hall 4 Stand A10) expects 19 Airbus A380s to be in service flying its turbofans by the end of the year.

July 20, 2010 - 11:10am

Rolls-Royce is putting all its cards on a new engine to power future single-aisle aircraft and told AIN that as far as it is concerned, “the numbers do not stack up” for re-engining either the Airbus A320 or Boeing 737.

July 20, 2010 - 11:05am

Manufacturers of airliners typically offer customers a choice of engines for their various models. The new Airbus A350 XWB is not one of them, however. It is powered only by the Rolls-Royce Trent turbofan, and one question often asked is, “Will GE offer an engine to power the Airbus A350 XWB?”

July 19, 2010 - 12:19pm
Etihad Airways’ new Airbus A330-300 freighter touches down to take its prime ...

Jumbo-sized airliner orders came back into fashion on the first day of the 2010 Farnborough airshow as Boeing and Airbus led the charge to seal new deals. Other leading airframers, including Embraer, Sukhoi and Bombardier, followed suit in a wave of new business reported throughout today’s edition of Farnborough Airshow News.

July 19, 2010 - 8:57am

Under a plan first revealed two years ago, Rolls-Royce and British Airways have invited fuel suppliers to participate in tests to evaluate alternative aviation fuels in a study to seek practical alternatives to kerosene, the current standard fuel. The two companies have requested samples for possible laboratory and rig trials and, ultimately, tests on a Rolls-Royce RB211-524G engine from a British Airways Boeing 747-400.

July 19, 2010 - 7:00am

Motion and control-technology company Parker Aerospace (Hall 4 Stand A18), a division of Parker Hannifin, has won valuable systems business from Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (Comac) for the 170-passenger C919 single-aisle airliner. The company designs, manufactures and services fluid, fuel, flight-control and engine components and systems for aerospace and other industries.

July 18, 2010 - 10:41pm

GKN Aerospace has surfed into the Farnborough airshow on a wave of more than $1.5 billion worth of development and production contracts signed in recent months. The UK-based group says the new business will take it well “into the next decade and beyond.”

July 18, 2010 - 12:31am

Engine maker Rolls-Royce is preparing the technology needed for new two-shaft and three-shaft turbofan engines in the second half of this decade and an open-rotor design in the early 2020s.

“Our long-term strategy is to invest in technology and protect our options,” said Mark King, Rolls-Royce president of civil aerospace. “Two years ago we decided to make sure we were capable of whatever the manufacturers want.”

July 18, 2010 - 12:15am

The government needs to support research and development if the UK aerospace and defense industry is to continue what has proved to be a recession-defying success story, maintains Ian Godden, chairman of national aerospace, defense and security trade organization ADS.

July 17, 2010 - 7:58am

The government needs to support research and development if the UK aerospace and defense industry is to continue what has proved to be a recession-defying success story, maintains Ian Godden, chairman of national aerospace, defense and security trade organization ADS.

 
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