New Trent 1000 Blade Inspections Cover Different Version

New Trent 1000 Blade Inspections Cover Different Version

A pending regulatory mandate will give Boeing 787 operators flying so-called “Package B” versions of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines 30 days to inspect intermediate pressure compressor (IPC) blades for cracks, setting the stage for perhaps more groundings for the troubled...
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Rolls-Royce Discovers New Problem With Some Dreamliner Engines

Rolls-Royce Discovers New Problem With Some Dreamliner Engines

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc’s engine-durability crisis worsened as the company revealed it has detected new issues that will require extra repair shop visits on a further batch of turbines that power Boeing Co.’s 787 airliner. The glitch concerns the intermed...
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Thai Plans To Extend Rolls Support In Asia-Pacific

Thai Plans To Extend Rolls Support In Asia-Pacific

Rolls-Royce’s plan to extend maintenance provision has progressed with talks to incorporate Thai Airways into its CareNetwork. Thailand’s flag carrier is looking to build on its existing MRO capabilities and become an Authorised Maintenance Centre (AMC) fo...
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Asia’s First Large-scale Aircraft Recycling Facility

Asia’s First Large-scale Aircraft Recycling Facility

CALC, a full value-chain aircraft solutions provider for global airlines, is pleased to announce that Asia’s first large-scale aircraft recycling facility, China Aircraft Recycling Remanufacturing Base, owned by Aircraft Recycling International Limited (...
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Oil Prices Present Unique Challenges for Ultra-Long-Haul Routes

Oil Prices Present Unique Challenges for Ultra-Long-Haul Routes

Ultra-long-haul routes are expensive to operate for many reasons, and with no layover, it hurts that the aircraft must carry every bit of fuel from first take-off. The aviation industry’s perennial bad judgment in forecasting oil prices seems to be about t...
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ST Aerospace Opens Florida MRO with UPS as Launch Customer

ST Aerospace Opens Florida MRO with UPS as Launch Customer

ST Aerospace, a division of Singapore-based ST Engineering, opened a new $46 million, 173,500-sq-ft airframe MRO hangar at Florida’s Pensacola International Airport on June 8. The new facility, which is the company’s third airframe MRO location in the U.S,...
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Bombardier Adds Pair of New Globals

Bombardier Adds Pair of New Globals

Bombardier (Booth Z125, Static 22) rolled out two new members of the Global family—the 5500 and 6500—during a celebration just prior to the opening of EBACE 2018 in Geneva. The newest models will be powered by new 15,125-pound-thrust Rolls-Royce Pearl...
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China commence testing commercial CJ-1000AX turbofan engine

China commence testing commercial CJ-1000AX turbofan engine

China has commenced testing its indigenous CJ-1000AX high bypass turbofan engine intended to power the in-development COMAC C919 single aisle passenger jet. The engine is first indigenous Chinese commercial turbofan being developed in the country. The assembly...
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FAA Approves Boeing’s Foldable Wingtip Design for Next-Gen Jet

FAA Approves Boeing’s Foldable Wingtip Design for Next-Gen Jet

U.S. regulators have approved a Buck Rogers makeover of Boeing Co.’s revamped 777 jetliner that will allow the tips of its massive wings to fold upward after landing so the plane can park at existing airport gates. This is impressive innovation, and...
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FAA Wants Airlines to Speed Inspection of Some Jet Engines

FAA Wants Airlines to Speed Inspection of Some Jet Engines

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) want airlines to speed up their inspections of older engines with the highest risk of failure. Passengers would appreciate that too. The FAA issued a new directive to operators of the CFM56-7B engine, one of...
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