Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Repairs Facing Hurdles, CEO Says

Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Repairs Facing Hurdles, CEO Says

Rolls-Royce CEO Warren East suggested the company could miss its year-end target of reducing to single digits the number of Boeing 787s grounded with Trent 1000 engine issues. Speaking to investors Aug. 6 as the company revealed its half-year results,...
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Modifications Tilt Toward Lighter, Denser Seating

Modifications Tilt Toward Lighter, Denser Seating

Airlines are increasingly moving toward higher yield, all-economy layouts. But lighter must not mean less attractive. Many airlines focus on improving cabin aesthetics as a way to stand out. Full-service airlines are seeing a drop in demand for first-class ser...
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Boeing 777X First Flight Delayed Until 2020

Boeing 777X First Flight Delayed Until 2020

Boeing has moved the target for first flight of the 777X to early next year from the second half of 2019 following consultations with engine maker General Electric, whose new GE9X continues to suffer delays while the engine company redesigns...
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MTU V2500 Overhaul Deal Helps JetBlue Hit Cost-Savings Goal

MTU V2500 Overhaul Deal Helps JetBlue Hit Cost-Savings Goal

A new contract with MTU Maintenance for IAE V2500 overhauls has helped JetBlue hit its long-term goal of cutting at least $250 million from its annual costs by 2020. The 13-year agreement covers JetBlue’s older, or “pre-Select”, V2500-A5s that power...
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Airbus Unveils Fascinating New ‘Bird of Prey’ Concept Design

Airbus Unveils Fascinating New ‘Bird of Prey’ Concept Design

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has just unveiled a fascinating, forward-thinking, theoretical design for a hybrid-electric, turbo-propeller aircraft, created with regional air transportation in mind.  “Inspired by efficient mechanics of a bird, it ha...
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner for EGYPTAIR Flies Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Boeing 787 Dreamliner for EGYPTAIR Flies Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Boeing delivered the fifth 787 Dreamliner for EGYPTAIR via a lease agreement with AerCap. The 787 Dreamliner was designed for superior fuel efficiency and environmental performance. Sustainable aviation fuels have been shown to reduce carbon dioxide emission...
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Pratt & Whitney Canada Launches Maintenance App for PT6 Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Launches Maintenance App for PT6 Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada has launched a new app that aims to provide PT6 engine customers with a customized digital resource for maintenance recommendations, service resources and content. Users of the Know My PT6 app can enter the types of aircraft...
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Canaccord: MAX Grounding Not Driving MRO Surge

Canaccord: MAX Grounding Not Driving MRO Surge

The Boeing 737 MAX grounding is having little measurable influence on aftermarket spending, largely because demand for lift is so strong that MRO providers already had nearly-full pipelines, a Canaccord Genuity analysis concludes. “Even before the MAX ...
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5 ways the Trent XWB changed civil aviation

5 ways the Trent XWB changed civil aviation

Enabling the longest commercial flight in the world Breaking the ETOPS record Raising the bar by exceeding expectations A ‘natural’ approach The fastest selling widebody engine – ever Collected and summarized from the source below by Ta Ngoc Diep:  http...
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Electrifying Prospects

Electrifying Prospects

Aircraft flying purely on electric power has been a dream for quite some time. The eAircraft business which Rolls-Royce is buying has bases in Germany and Hungary. It employs around 180 highly qualified personnel who have been developing a range...
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