Engines

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

Aircraft

Electra Exceeds STOL Performance Targets in Test Flights

The company intends for its hybrid-electric aircraft to need no more than 300 feet for takeoffs and landings
Electra's EL-2 Goldfinch eSTOL technology demonstrator
Aircraft

VoltAero Displays Cassio 330 Mockup with Partner Sky2Share

The French company aims to start flying the Cassio prototype by the end of 2024
VoltAero Cassio 330 hybrid-electric aircraft mockup
Maintenance and Modifications

Aero-Dienst Authorized for HTF7000 Nacelle Work

Honeywell turbofan engine powers several super-midsize business jets
Aero–Dienst
Engines

Hydroplane Demonstrates Integrated Fuel Cell Powerplant

The California startup has released video of its Protium aircraft
Hydroplane
Engines

Now Mature, GE Passport Turbofan Ready for Next Phase

GE Passport is undergoing software changes to prep for Global 8000
GE Aerospace Passport engine
Maintenance and Modifications

Industry Honors Birth of Wright Mechanic Charles Taylor

Taylor designed and built the engine that powered the famous aircraft
Charles E. Taylor, Wright Brothers engine maker
Aircraft

Heart Sets Up U.S. R&D Hub for ES-30 Hybrid-electric Regional Airliner

The Swedish company recruited a chief technology officer to run its Los Angeles operation
Heart Aerospace ES-30 hybrid-electric regional airliner
Engines

Hermeus Begins Engine Testing for Quarterhorse Mk 2

Quarterhorse Mk 2 will fly at Mach 2.5 ahead of the Mach 4 Mk 3 Prototype
Hermeus preecooler testing with Pratt & Whitney F100 engine
Engines

Airbus Prepares To Start Testing Hydrogen APU on A330 Airliner

Auxiliary power units support non-propulsive electrical power needs of aircraft
H3 Dynamics hydrogen fuel cell auxiliary power unit
Environment

Azzera To Provide Carbon Credits for P&WC Program

Operators of P&WC-powered aircraft will be able to offset emissions
Engines

U.S. Government Backs Piasecki's Hydrogen VTOL Aircraft Study

The Department of Energy is funding further research for urban air taxi missions
PA-890 helicopter being developed by Piasecki Aircraft Corp.
Engines

P&WC Secures Transport Canada Nod for PW545D

Engine will power Textron Aviation's Cessna Citation Ascend business jet
PW545D (Photo: Pratt & Whitney Canada)
Maintenance and Modifications

Safran Signs Helicopter Engine Support Contracts with GDAT

Contracts cover in-service support and MRO for 140 Arrano 1A and Makila 2A1 engines
Safran techs inspect a Makila engine set to power its fleet of Airbus H225
Engines

Germany Backs Plans for Hydrogen-powered Regional Airliners

Balis 2.0 project focuses on fuel cell integration
Balis 2.0 project team
Engines

Wright Steps Up Ground Testing for 2.5MW Electric Motor

The company aims to convert 100-seat airliners and military aircraft to electric propulsion
Wright Electric ground test rig
Engines

ZeroAvia Offers Hydrogen-electric Component Manufacturing

The company opened its manufacturing plant near Seattle this week
ZeroAvia hydrogen-electric powertrain
Engines

U.S. Air Force Backs VerdeGo’s VH-4T Hybrid-electric Powerplant

Afwerx funds VerdeGo's 400-kW turbine generator development
VerdeGo Aero's VH-4T iron bird
Engines

Australian Start-up Dovetail Electric Aviation Wins State Funding

The company has relocated operations from New South Wales
Dovetail Electric Aviation at Latrobe Regional Airport in Australia
Aircraft

FutureFlight.aero Merges with AINonline.com News Platform

Platform provides comprehensive coverage of the advanced air mobility sector and more
FutureFlight logo
Maintenance and Modifications

Feam Aero Will Maintain ZeroAvia's Hydrogen Propulsion Systems

U.S.-based maintenance provider has 52 bases worldwide
ZeroAvia's Dornier 228 testbed aircraft
Engines

Honeywell’s HTF7000 Surpasses 10 Million Flight Hours

Models accumulate nearly 2,000 flight hours every day
Honeywell
Engines

Rolls-Royce's Pearl 10X Engine Takes Flight

The engine, the third in Rolls-Royce's Pearl line, will power the Dassault Falcon 10X
Pearl 10X on Rolls-Royce 747 flying testbed
Engines

GE Aerospace Marks Independence with Spinoff of GE Vernova

The now standalone companies rang the opening bell together at the NYSE to mark the occasion
Rotorcraft

Piasecki Steps Up Development of Hydrogen-powered PA-890 Helicopter

Legacy helicopter manufacturer aims to fly a prototype in 2028
Piasecki's PA-890 hydrogen-powered helicopter
Engines

Rolls-Royce Starts Testing 320-kilowatt Electric Motor

No reported buyers for the aircraft engine maker's for sale electrical division
Rolls-Royce tests 320-kilowatt electric motor demonstrator
Engines

Lange To Help Lyte with Hybrid-hydrogen Powertrain for VTOL Aircraft

Lyte Aviation also aims to recruit Cranfield University PhD students to support the program
Lyte Aviation SkyBus LA-44 VTOL aircraft
Environment

Funding Confirmed for Cranfield Hydrogen Integration Incubator

Aerospace university will be a hub for developing hydrogen propulsion for aviation
Cranfield Aerospace Solutions Islander aircraft
ATC

Honeywell Sees Consolidation and Longer Path to Market for eVTOL Makers

Technology group does not expect scaled air taxi service until at least 2028
Honeywell is developing ground control stations for uncrewed eVTOL cargo operations
Engines

FAA Consults on Special Conditions for Safran Electric Engine

The EngineUs family of electric motors has been selected for several new aircraft
Safran Electrical & Power's EngineUs 100 electric engine
Engines

Aviation Communications Stalwart Bill Reavis Flies West

Reavis is credited with "putting the APU on the map"
Bill Reavis (Photo: Matt Thurber/AIN)