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Engines

Upbeat Engine OEMs Focus on R&D for Tomorrow

As orders pour in for existing engine models, engine OEMs are devoting time and money to developing powerplants for future net-zero airline operations.
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Engines

IAE Sees V2500 Engine Business Continuing for Decades

The IAE AG partnership, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, expects its V2500 engine family to remain in service beyond 2045.
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Environment

Standard for 100 percent Drop-in SAF Likely Two Years Away

Approval of a drop-in fuel standard will predate by several years approval of a separate initiative to develop a non-drop-in standard for 100 percent SAF.
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Aircraft

CFM To Build 34K-pound thrust-rated Leap for A321XLR

The highest-thrust version of the Leap, physically identical to all other Leap-1A engines, will obtain the thrust bump by means of a data plug change.
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Cabin Interior and Electronics

Bizav Aircraft Cabins Entering New Era in Connectivity

As new 5G and satcoms networks increase bit rates to bizav aircraft, providers expect passengers to benefit greatly from the expanded broadband capacity.
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Aircraft

Consolidated Structures Business Broadens Collins Reach

Collins Aerospace merged its Aerostructures and Mechanical Systems businesses to develop advanced lightweight materials for all aerospace activities.
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Aircraft

Promising Future Expected for Thermoplastic Composites

Advances in high-volume manufacturing and welding of thermoplastic carbon-fiber parts prompt OEMs to study further applications for the material.
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Aircraft

Digital Copilot Approach Cuts Pilot Workload, Say OEMs

Automation has become key in reducing pilot workload and Merlin Labs expects entry of its one-pilot solution into commercial service by end-2023.
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Engines

Pratt & Whitney Pursues Transformation Through Digitalization

Well into its digitalization mission, Pratt & Whitney believes the process will lead to further agility and efficiency throughout the organization.
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Aircraft

ATR’s Hard-Landing Analysis Tool Proving Worthwhile

Within its first three months of service the Smart Lander tool allowed ATR to advise operators rapidly of landing gear maintenance needs.
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Engines

GE Automation R&D Center Focuses on MRO Challenges

Having developed automation solutions for GE Aviation plants worldwide, GE Bromont is automating inspections for engine MRO.
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Engines

Green Infrastructure Critical to Hydrogen Propulsion’s Success

Hydrogen’s success as a zero-CO2 emissions aviation fuel depends largely on its production and distribution using renewable energy at huge scale.
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Airlines

Overflight Bans Adding Time, Cost to Airline Routings

While Russian airlines feel the brunt of overflight bans, Western European airlines have seen disruption to their schedules in the Far East.
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Engines

OEMs Still See Massive Market for Commercial Turbofans in Asia

Together, the nations of the Asia-Pacific region will account for nearly half of all commercial-jet deliveries in the next 20 years, engine OEMs reckon.
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Avionics

Thales Sees Asia-Pac as Fertile Ground for UAM Development

The Asia-Pacific region’s vast population, huge cities and poor road systems make it ripe for UAM market development, says Thales.
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Aircraft

Small Narrowbodies a Natural Fit for Asia-Pacific

Embraer and Airbus reckon carriers’ post-pandemic efforts to adjust capacity to reduced demand represents a key Asia-Pacific sales opportunity.
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Avionics

Asia-Pacific To Drive Strong Demand for Bizav Avionics

Three major avionics manufacturers expect strong Asia-Pacific market demand for business aviation equipment, and for a variety of reasons.
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Aircraft

OEMs See Many Asia-Pac Roles for Utility Aircraft

Textron, Viking Air and Britten-Norman outline widely differing Asia-Pacific mission opportunities for their utility aircraft types.
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Environment

Asia-Pacific at Forefront of Collins Sustainability Efforts

Collins Aerospace has implemented many of its largest and most important industrial sustainability initiatives at its Asia-Pacific facilities.
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Aircraft

UAL To Carry Pax on 737 Max 8 Flight Using 100 Percent SAF

United Airlines flies passengers on a Max 8 flight using 100 percent drop-in SAF.
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Engines

GE Completes Its 1,000th Engine Foam Wash

As 360 Foam Wash engine-cleaning washes accumulate and customer numbers grow, the sustainability benefits of GE’s product increase.
Engines

Commercial-Engine OEMs Detail Emissions Work

All four major OEMs are working hard on engine-efficiency advances and hybrid-electric propulsion.
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Aircraft

Asia-Pacific Offers Prospects For New ATR Turboprop

Almost a third of the total number of short-runway airports open to service by the new ATR variant are in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Collins Aerospace Unveils Singapore Innovation Hub

The technology accelerator plans to deliver proof of concept on over 40 robotics, automation, data science and software projects within five years.
Aircraft

DHC Explores OEM Dash 8-400 Freighter Conversion

Interest from cargo companies in a Dash 8-400 freighter has persuaded DHC to consider launching its own conversion program.
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Aircraft

De Haviland Sees APAC Opportunities for New Dash 8-400s

Strong interest in the version from Asia-Pacific carriers persuades De Havilland Canada to exhibit an Extra Capacity Dash 8-400 at Singapore.
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Engines

MTU Expects Particularly Strong MRO Business Growth from Asia

Asia will provide a third of MTU’s engine-MRO shop visits by 2030 and China will account for half of the company’s Asian total.
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Collins Expects Substantial Synergies from UTC-Raytheon Merger

Collins Aerospace will remain largely intact following the merger but its in-house military GPS business will be divested.
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Fuel

Air BP Begins Rolling out Fueling-safety Digital Platform in Middle East

Air BP is now acquiring the hardware and software needed to roll out its Airfield Automation platform at its Middle East and Northern Africa locations.
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Engines

Leap Production and Deliveries Fully on Schedule: CFM

The Leap production ramp-up hasn’t really been affected by Boeing’s reduced 737 Max assembly rate, says CFM CEO Gaël Méheust.
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