Rolls-Royce Acts On Trent XWB High-Time Wear Issue

By Guy Norris Aug 11, 2020
Rolls-Royce has discovered cracks in the intermediate pressure (IP) compressor blades of higher-time Trent XWB-84 engines during scheduled overhaul but said early detection will enable the speedy development of a fix.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Will Airbus Or Boeing Begin To Source More From Western Suppliers?

By Bradley Perrett Aug 10, 2020
Ask the Editors: Even if airframers do source less from China, it won’t mean they will turn to Western suppliers.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Is The World Large Enough To Support Airbus, Boeing And Comac?

By Bradley Perrett Aug 10, 2020
Ask the Editors: The global battle for airframe dominance is now a battle between Airbus and Boeing, but could Comac shake up the scene?
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: Finally, The End Of Boeing’s Partnering For Success?

By Michael Bruno Aug 06, 2020
In the latter part of the last decade, Boeing was busy signing new master contract agreements with major commercial aerospace suppliers that solidified price reductions and other benefits to the OEM under its Partnering for Success (PFS) program.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus Increases Deliveries, Records Four New Orders In July

By Helen Massy-Beresford Aug 06, 2020
Airbus registered four new orders in July 2020, leaving it with a total of 302 net orders for the year to date; 49 aircraft were delivered during the month. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Europe Launches Sustainable Fuel Consultation

By Helen Massy-Beresford Aug 06, 2020
The European Commission has launched a consultation on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), giving respondents until Oct. 28 to set out their views on policies aimed at making better use of cleaner fuels to help reduce airlines’ carbon dioxide emissions. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

737 MAX, 777X Progress Offer Rays Of Light For Boeing

By Sean Broderick Aug 06, 2020
Both the 737 MAX and the 777X programs are key to helping Boeing emerge from a historic industry downturn.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Boeing CFO: No More Debt Fundraising For Now

By Michael Bruno Aug 06, 2020
Boeing does not expect to issue more debt to raise funds at this time, the company’s chief financial officer said Aug. 5, but management will “keep all our options open” through the "dynamic" COVID-19 and 737 MAX crises .
Aircraft & Propulsion

Spirit AeroSystems To Continue Asco, Bombardier Deals

By Michael Bruno Aug 05, 2020
Spirit AeroSystems intends to keep pursuing its acquisition of Asco Industries and certain aerostructure assets from Bombardier, despite retrenchment in the company’s key revenue streams.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Embraer Delays E175-E2 Until 2023 As Commercial Revenue Plunges

By Ben Goldstein Aug 05, 2020
Embraer will push back the planned entry-into-service date for its E175-E2 until 2023, as the Brazilian manufacturer contends with weak airliner demand in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus Starts Building A321XLR Fuel Tanks

By Alan Dron Aug 05, 2020
Production of the first Rear Center Tank (RCT) for the new, long-range Airbus A321XLR is now underway, the European airframer said Aug. 4.
Aircraft & Propulsion

MTU, DLR To Flight Test Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Propulsion

By Graham Warwick Aug 05, 2020
German aerospace center DLR and MTU Aero Engines plan to cooperate on development of a zero-emissions hydrogen fuel-cell power train for flight testing in a 19-passenger Dornier Do 228 regional aircraft, from 2026.
Aircraft & Propulsion

SkyWest Accelerates Shift To E175s From Smaller CRJs

By Ben Goldstein Aug 04, 2020
SkyWest Airlines is accelerating its transition away from 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-200s as it looks to replace them with 76-seat Embraer E175s, which are now favored by major airlines.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Opinion: Suppliers Are Key To Aviation’s COVID Recovery

Robin Lineberger Aug 04, 2020
Leaders who embrace digital transformation can help hard-hit companies rebound from the pandemic.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Third Boeing 777-9 Joins Flight Test Campaign

By Guy Norris Aug 04, 2020
Despite Boeing’s recent decision to push back the commercial debut of the 777X from next year to 2022, the 777-9 test program continues to ramp up with the third development aircraft completing its first flight on Aug. 3.
Aircraft & Propulsion

HAECO Xiamen Supports Part-Outs And Temporary Cargo Conversions

By Henry Canaday Aug 03, 2020
The Chinese domestic airline market has recovered more quickly from the virus crisis than markets elsewhere, but Chinese MRO is still heavily…
MRO

Small Satellite Launch Startup ABL Eyes Demos

By Michael Bruno Aug 03, 2020
Small satellite launcher ABL Space Systems has disclosed around $90 million in new defense contracts plus investments from Lockheed Martin and venture capitalists, powering the startup through a three-launch demonstration of the RS1 launch vehicle and GS0 deployable launch system early next year, the company said Aug. 3.
Space

Virgin Adds Rolls-Royce To Supersonic Transport Study

By Guy Norris Aug 03, 2020
Virgin Galactic has unveiled the outline configuration of its ongoing high-speed air-breathing passenger transport study and announced Rolls-Royce as its propulsion partner for the Mach 3 design concept. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Safran Sees 50% Drop In Full-Year Engine Aftermarket Revenue

By Sean Broderick Aug 03, 2020
Safran is projecting a 50% decline in commercial engine aftermarket revenues in 2020, but cautions that airline balance sheets, closely linked to air travel demand, will have significant influence on how quickly the lucrative segment recovers.
MRO

What Are The Advantages And Challenges Of Electric-Powered Airliners?

By Graham Warwick Jul 31, 2020
Ask the Editors: There’s a way to go before propulsion electrification, but the type certification of aircraft begins to lay the bricks.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Russia Tests Demonstrator For PD-35 Turbofan

By Maxim Pyadushkin Jul 31, 2020
Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC) has made a vital step in the development of the PD-35, its largest turbofan engine.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Ramp-Downs Highlight Latest Airframe Manufacturer Adjustments

By Guy Norris Jul 31, 2020
Airbus made major moves earlier this year, leaving Boeing to make large adjustments as the ramifications of COVID-19 become clearer.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: Why Boeing’s Biggest Problem Is Also Its Best Hope

By Sean Broderick Jul 30, 2020
The 737 MAX is the only Boeing commercial program slated to see its monthly production rate increase during the next few years. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Safran Fast-Tracks Cabin Interiors Business Restructuring

By Thierry Dubois Jul 30, 2020
Safran is taking the opportunity of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis to accelerate the reorganization of its cabin interiors activity, aiming at making it stronger than before the pandemic.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boom, Rolls-Royce Team On Overture Supersonic Study

By Guy Norris Jul 30, 2020
High-speed airliner developer Boom Supersonic and engine-maker Rolls-Royce have agreed to study propulsion system concepts for the Colorado-based company’s proposed Mach 2.2 Overture aircraft design.
Aircraft & Propulsion

 

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