Tag: engines

Russia’s Irkut Orders 40 PW1400G Engines for MС-21

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russian plane-maker Irkut Corporation has ordered 40 PW1400G engines (20 pairs of the powerplants) for its advanced MC-21 mid-haul aircraft from the USA’s United Technologies Corporation (UTC), according to Russian government procurement site data. The geared turbofan engines are the product of UTC’s daughter company Pratt & Whitney. According to the purchasing data, the order […]

Rolls-Royce Expands its Services Infrastructure for Business Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Rolls-Royce announced that it is further strengthening its global network of Authorised Service Centres (ASC) for CorporateCare® customers. The global ASC network forms an essential component of Rolls-Royce’s services portfolio for business aircraft and adds to its existing global aftermarket capabilities. Rolls-Royce has 76 ASCs with key maintenance providers worldwide allowing for rapid response times […]

Rolls-Royce Delivers 100th Trent XWB Engine from Dahlewitz, Germany

Reading Time: 1 minute Rolls-Royce is celebrating another milestone in the Trent XWB success story with the delivery of the 100th Trent XWB engine assembled at the production line in Dahlewitz, Germany. The engine will be delivered to Airbus in Toulouse to power Lufthansa’s latest A350-900 aircraft. The Lufthansa Group, one of Rolls-Royce’s most important airline customers, has operated […]

Irkut to Build Additional MC-21 Prototype to Test Russian Engines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut, which is part of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), is to build an additional dedicated flying prototype of its MC-21-300 airliner to be used specifically for flight tests of the Russian-built PD-14 engine, the second engine option for the advanced narrow-body. The first four flying prototypes have been allocated for certification testing […]

CFM Logs Over 3,300 Engine Orders in 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute Orders for CFM International’s two product lines again achieved near-record levels in 2018, with the company booking orders for a total of 3,337 engines, including 126 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 3,211 LEAP engines (including commitments and spares). Since receiving the first orders in 2011, CFM has garnered more than 17,275 total LEAP […]

LEAP Engine Recognized With Silver Edison Award

Reading Time: 1 minute The leading-edge technology of CFM International’s advanced LEAP engine was recognized with the Silver award in the Transportation & Logistics – Engine Enhancements category at the 2018 Edison Awards™. “We are extremely pleased with the caliber of the entries this year. Our judges had an incredibly tough job selecting the winners,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive […]

GE9X Engine Goes Airborne

Reading Time: 1 minute The GE9XTM engine lifted off on March 13 under wing of GE Aviation’s 747 flying testbed in Victorville, California, for its first flight test. The engine that will power Boeing’s new 777X aircraft took to the air around 10:40 a.m. Pacific standard time and flew for more than four hours on its first flight. During […]

Rolls-Royce and Singapore Airlines Sign Trent 1000 and Trent 700 Contracts

Reading Time: 1 minute Rolls-Royce signed contracts with Singapore Airlines at the Singapore Airshow covering Trent 1000 and Trent 700 engines. Singapore Airlines formally confirmed a $1.7bn order for Trent 1000 engines to power 19 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which will be covered by Rolls-Royce’s flagship TotalCare® engine support service. The order, originally announced in February 2017, was in […]

Russia’s PD-14 Turbofan Engine Enters Third Phase of Flight Tests

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia’s Aviadvigatel PD-14 engine program has entered the third phase of flight tests, United Engine Corporation (UEC) reports. The phase is intended for verifying the results of the previous, pre-certification test flights, after which the Federal Air Transport Agency is expected to issue a type certificate for the powerplant. A single production-compliant flying prototype is […]

GE Aviation Announces First Run of the Advanced Turboprop Engine

Reading Time: 2 minutes GE Aviation’s Advanced Turboprop engine, the first clean-sheet turboprop engine to hit the Business and General Aviation (BGA) market in more than 30 years, successfully completed its first engine test run at GE Aviation’s facility in Prague, Czech Republic. “Running the Advanced Turboprop engine this year was our biggest and most important goal,” said Brad […]