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

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

Germany Backs Plans for Hydrogen-powered Regional Airliners

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

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

ZeroAvia Offers Hydrogen-electric Component Manufacturing

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

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

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

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

Honeywell’s HTF7000 Surpasses 10 Million Flight Hours

Models accumulate nearly 2,000 flight hours every day

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

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

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

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

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

Funding Confirmed for Cranfield Hydrogen Integration Incubator

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

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

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

Aviation Communications Stalwart Bill Reavis Flies West

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

Avfuel, Neste Ink SAF Supply Increase Extension

Deal triples the supply of SAF Avfuel will receive and distribute
Avfuel refueler with Neste branding

GE Aerospace To Fly Solo Starting April 2

Industrial giant will comprise three independent companies
GE Catalyst turboprop in test cell

Hybrid Pragmatism Could Be Vanguard for Aviation's Electric Dreams

Multiple hybrid-electric fixed-wing aircraft are in development
Electra Goldfinch

Embraer-X and Sustainable Aero Lab Push Decarbonization

Embraer-X is the Brazilian airframer's technology incubator and 'market accelerator' unit
Sustainable Aero Lab in Hamburg, Germany

Ace, Mint Sign BEST Black Hawk Support Agreement

The partners will offer MRO services on T700 engines
Black Hawk helicopter

Lyte Launches Private Version of Hydrogen-electric VTOL Aircraft

The 19-seat LA-44 X Prime is a derivative of the 40-seat LA-44 SkyBus aircraft
Lyte Aviation's LA-44 SkyBus VTOL aircraft

MagniX Eyes Medium Bells for Next Electrification Project

MagniX electric propulsion units already tested on Robinson R44
Bell 412 at Heli-Expo 2024
Maintenance and Modifications

Cadorath Winnipeg Receives Rolls-Royce Approval

The approval adds more capabilities to the company's engine services
Rolls-Royce M250

Safran Boosts Deliveries as Work on New Engines Advances

The company wants to boost output from 600 to 1,000 engines by 2025
Safran Helicopter Engines Arriel 2K turboshaft

Chinese Leasing Group Orders More CFM Leap Engines

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