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


Black Widow and XP Join To Produce New UH-60 Variant

Lima+ will feature engine and avionics upgrades

Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 Engine for G700/800 Gets FAA Nod

Powerplant offers more thrust and lower emissions
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Maintenance and Modifications

Cadorath Joins Rolls-Royce’s First Support Network

Louisiana MRO authorized for M250, RR300 engine overhauls

Diamond's Electric eDA40 Trainer Makes First Flight

The two-seat Diamond eDA40 should complete type certification by early 2024.
Diamond Aircraft's eDA40 electric light aircraft makes its first flight.

Blackhawk Launching TBM Engine Upgrade Program

Blackhawk Aerospace will offer the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-66D engine for installation in the TBM 700 series aircraft.
Blackhawk Aerospace Pilatus PC-12 engine modification

P&WC PT6 Hits 500 Million Flight Hours

Pratt & Whitney's ubiquitous turboprop engine turns 60.
Pratt & Whitney technician working on PT6A engine

Collins Expands Additive Manufacturing Center

With the opening of its expanded facility, Collins Aerospace plans to develop more parts using the additive manufacturing process.
Ribbon cutting ceremony at Collins Aerospace's West Des Moines facility celebrating the opening of its expansion

Safran Bids To Buy Collins Actuator and Controls Units

$1.8B deal to close in 2H2024
Collins Aerospace actuation system on an aircraft engine nacelle.

MD Helicopters To Offer Engine Upgrade for 520N

MD Helicopters engine retrofit for the MD 520N will upgrade high-hot performance.
MD Helicopters MD520N inflight over snowy mountains

Safran and HAL Form Engine Joint Venture

Safran-HAL JV will produce helicopter engines for India's new multirole helicopter.
IMRH (Indian Multi-Role Helicopter)

NASA Wraps Up X-57 Program without a Flight

NASA's experimental electric airplane, the X-57 Maxwell, will not achieve a first flight before the agency cuts the program in September.
NASA's all-electric X-57 "Mod II" prototype in hangar

Safran Turbogenerator To Power Electra's HeSTOL

Safran Helicopter Engines is developing the 600-kilowatt turbogenerator propulsion system for Electra Aero’s hybrid-electric STOL prototype aircraft.
Safran turbogenerator

GKN Works On Hydrogen Propulsion With Embraer

As part of Embraer's Energia program to consider net zero carbon aircraft, GKN will provide expertise on hydrogen propulsion systems.
GKN's H2Gear program is aimed at developing hydrogen-electric fuel cell systems.

U.S. Air Force Tests Light, Compact Electric Generators

Wright Electric has developed the 30 kW electric generators to supper the Air Force's need to have more agile and lean operations.
12 of Wright Electric's 30 kW generators can fit on a standard cargo pallet.

Safran and MTU Partner To Power Europe’s New Helicopter

Two of Europe’s engine giants are teaming to power the next generation of European helicopters.
MTU and Safran partnership

GE Aerospace To Collaborate with Canada Research Council

GE and the National Research Council of Canada are collaborating on R&D for next-generation aerospace technologies, materials, and manufacturing processes.
NRC researcher

PBS and Ivchenko Sign MoU for Small Turbojet

A partnership between PBS and Ivchenko aims to build a new turbine engine for small UAVs and cruise missiles.

Honeywell Signs MoU with Aeralis for F124 Engine

Honeywell is offering its extensive product line for military applications, including non-ITAR solutions.
Aeralis modular trainer

Safran To Create Four Electric Motor Production Lines

Five aircraft manufacturers have selected Safran's EngineUs electric motors to power their aircraft.
Safran manufacturing

Wright Logs 1-MW Output With Electric Motor Generator

Wright Electric aims to produce a 2-MW powertrain that could power single-aisle airliners and will soon start new tests with NASA.
Wright Electric's motor generator

United Selects GTF Engines to Power A320 Family Fleet

Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan engines offer improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions for United Airlines' recent order for new A321 aircraft.
United Airbus A321neo

H2Fly Launches Higher Performance Hydrogen Fuel Cells

German propulsion pioneer H2Fly says the H175 family of fuel cells could power both new and existing aircraft carrying between 20 and 80 passengers.
H2Fly's H175 hydrogen fuel cell systems will power regional airliners.

Daher Targets New Hybrid Propulsion System

A new partnership with French start-up Ascendance is likely to spur Daher’s decarbonization drive.
Daher booth

VoltAero Debuts Cassio 330 Hybrid-electric Aircraft

VoltAero's hybrid-electric Cassio 330 aircraft will feature a Kawasaki engine and the new Avidyne Quantum avionics platform.
Cassio 330 prototype

MTU Will Produce Hydrogen Fuel Cells For Regional Airliners

German aircraft engine maker MTU is working with its new electric motor subsidiary EmoSys to bring its Flying Fuel Cell powertrain to market in 2030.
MTU’s EmoSys unit

Monte Secures First Deliveries from ZeroAvia

Monte Aircraft Leasing has secured the first production slots of ZeroAvia's ZA600 hydrogen fuel cell conversion kits for regional turboprops.

Rolls-Royce Gears Up for Future Flight

Rolls-Royce has a host of technology programs under way, including ultra-efficient turbines and hydrogen power.
Rolls-Royce hydrogen

Washington State Invests in Hydrogen Propulsion

Washington state just made its second $350,000 investment in ZeroAvia's hydrogen propulsion R&D facilities at Paine Field.
At the Paris Airshow on June 19, 2023, Governor Jay Inslee (left) and ZeroAvia founder and CEO Val Miftakhov (right) announced a new investment by Washington state into ZeroAvia's facilities in Moses Lake, Washington. (Photo: Hanneke Weitering)

GE, Clemson University Win $10M Ceramics Research Grant

GE Aerospace and Clemson University received a $10 million USAF grant to continue research on advanced ceramic-matrix materials.
GE Aerospace continues advanced materials research with Clemson University

Collins Generator Will Meet Rising Military Power Needs

Collins Aerospace's 1-MW electric generator will help the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory meet future aircraft requirements.
Collins Aerospace 1MW electric generator