Rolls-Royce Trent

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.

July 16, 2010 - 11:30pm

While it seems like the A380 first flew only a short time ago, Airbus is well into its next program–the A350 XWB (eXtra widebody). The planned family is scheduled to begin operations in mid-2013 competing against the Boeing 787 (expected to enter service early next year) and some variants of the 777, which began commercial flights in 1995.

July 16, 2010 - 1:33am

GE Aircraft Engines plans to build 100 GEnx engines this year and double that number next year, as the company accelerates production to meet a demand for 700 units from now through 2013. Now flying engines on the Boeing 747-8 and the 787 Dreamliner, GE–as of June 1–had built 28 GEnx-2Bs for the Boeing 747-8 and some 20 for the GEnx-1Bs for the 787.

July 15, 2010 - 2:30am

Four years after the surprise launch of the Airbus A350XWB airliner, engine maker Rolls-Royce is still faced with two pleasant surprises from what might have seemed an ill-timed program given the impending global recession. First, it remains the sole powerplant provider for the new widebody airliner.

June 19, 2010 - 10:50am

Rolls-Royce ran the Trent XWB engine for the first time on Thursday aboard a testbed in Derby, UK, the company announced on Friday. Chosen to power the Airbus A350 XWB, the Trent XWB remains the sole powerplant option for the new airliner. The engine’s first run meets program commitments established in 2006, said Rolls-Royce.

 
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