News and developments about aircraft engines, including turbofan, turboprop, turboshaft and piston.

Maintenance and Modifications

Safran Electrical to Open New Singapore Support Facility

The French aerospace group signed an agreement with Singapore Economic Development Board
Safran Electrical and Singapore EDB sign agreement
Maintenance and Modifications

StandardAero Gains CAAC Nod for RB211-535 Support

Chinese operators collectively operate 70 Boeing 757s, representing about 20 percent of the in-service RB211-535 fleet.
Rolls-Royce RB211-535 engine

Chinese Leasing Group Orders More CFM Leap Engines

Singapore Airshow order relates to an earlier deal for Airbus A320neo airliners
CFM Rise engine

Cebu Pacific Ups Orders for Pratt & Whitney GTFs

Cebu Pacific already has 33 GTF-powered A320neo airplanes in service
Pratt & Whitney, Cebu Pacific Air deal at SAS 2024

Pratt & Whitney Expands Singapore Activities

Expansion allows for an increase in GTF and PT6C MRO capacity
P&W MRO Singapore

Engine Makers Explore Several Paths to Decarbonization

R&D work chases short-term improvement and a quantum leap for the 2030s
Pratt & Whitney hybrid-electric propulsion technology demonstrator

Pratt & Whitney Wins Korean Engine Support Contract

P&W has signed a third contract for fighter engine support
Pratt & Whitney $355 million F100 engine sustainment contract for South Korea's F-15s, F-16s
Training and Workforce

Pratt & Whitney Expands India Presence With New Digital Center

Pratt & Whitney grows its presence in India
Pratt & Whitney leaders participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the inauguration of the India Digital Capability Center in Bengaluru.

Emergency AD Cites New P&WC PT6 Power Turbine Blades

The AD requires removal of affected blades before further flight
Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6E turbine engine

Airbus Set To Start Racer High-speed Flight Trials

The hybrid-electric design features a box wing and a pair of pusher propellers
Airbus Racer technology demonstrator for high-speed helicopter

Venice Conference Makes Case for Amphibious Aviation

New wave of seaplanes are promising to bring extra dimensions to air transportation
Elfly's Noemi seaplane

Safran and Partners Test Aircraft Turboprop Hydrogen Engines

BeautHyFuel project has received French government funding
Safran and Turbotech have tested a hydrogen engine for light aircraft

Startup Looks To Accelerate Sustainable Aviation Fuel Market

The Ireland-based company brings expertise in aviation, renewable fuels, finance, and climate science
Neste's Rotterdam renewable fuel refinery

H.E.R.O.S. Joins Rolls-Royce’s First Network with Model 250 AMROC

Arizona-based MRO provider has worked on Rolls engines for 35 years
H.E.R.O.S. technician working on engine

African Airlines Commit To Surf Air's Electric Caravan

Safarilink and Yellow Wings Air Services will convert their existing Cessna Caravan fleets
Yellow Wings Air Services Cessna Caravan aircraft

Aero-Dienst Marks 30-year Legacy with Pratt & Whitney Canada

Aero-Dienst has played a significant role in advancing engine technology over three decades
The Aero-Dienst team celebrates 30 years as a designated Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) service provider.

JSX Plans To Add 300+ Hybrid-electric Aircraft to Fleet

Operator currently flies 48 Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets
Aura Aero's ERA hybrid-electric regional airliner

GE Now Counts 10 Engines Tested on 100% SAF

Engines power a range of commercial, military, and business aviation aircraft
GE Passport engine being tested on 100 percent SAF
Maintenance and Modifications

Embraer's OGMA Gears Up for GTF Repairs

The facility expects to induct its first GTF engine in April
Embraer's OGMA facility in Portugal preps for expanded engine repairs

Pratt & Whitney Marks PT6’s Diamond Anniversary

The versatile turboprop has amassed more than 500 million flight hours
Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 turboprop

EcoPulse Demonstrator Makes First Hybrid-electric Flight

The technology demonstrator that flew last week is a converted TBM900 aircraft
EcoPulse in flight

Rolls-Royce To Exit Electrical Propulsion Business

The aircraft engine maker is looking for buyers for its Electrical division
Vertical Aerospace VX4 eVTOL prototype aircraft in untethered remotely piloted flight tests.

Brazil's Omni Will Add Three AW189 Helicopters to Fleet

Omni Helicopter International is mainly active in South America's offshore oil and gas sector
Omni Helicopter International operates Leonardo AW189s

Konner Appoints Distributor for Ultralight Helicopters

The Italian company is displaying its K-1 and K-2 models at this week's European Rotors show
Konner's K1-S19 light helicopter

Azul Plans To Electrify Caravan Fleet with Surf Air

Brazilian airline seeks to convert 27 Cessna Caravans to electric power
Surf Air Mobility intends to convert Cessna Caravan aircraft to electric propulsion

Airbus Lands More Orders For A350 Airliners

Emirates Airlines will add 15 more of the long-haul widebody jets to its fleet
Emirates Airline's Airbus A350-900 aircraft

Spanish Airline Commits To Operating Electric Aircraft

The regional airline will buy 10 electric propulsion conversion kits
Air Nostrum and Dovetail Electric Aviation

Schubeler To Provide Propulsion Systems for Bellwether eVTOLs

Companies have collaborated on Bellwether's Antelope and will work on the Oryx
Bellwether's Oryx eVTOL aircraft

Air Arabia Orders 240 Leap-1A Engines

Leap engines have logged 40 million flight hours and 18 million cycles
CFM Leap-1A engine

Airlines Driving White-hot Widebody Engine Market

Rolls-Royce is ready for increased production as orders heat up
Rolls-Royce UltraFan