Archive For January 31, 2011

Podcast – NASA’s UHB aeroengine research

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NASA has a research lab at Lewis Field in Cleveland Ohio where they are doing research into ultra high bypass engines for aircraft. We had a conversation with the UHB Research program Manager, Chris Hughes. He explains what the program is doing and which technologies they are evaluating. Coming up for repeated mention are two…

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The foundation behind the LEAP-X

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The foundation behind the LEAP-X






CFM is developing its next generation engine, known as LEAP-X.   This engine is due to power the COMAC C919 and the Airbus A320neofamily and is almost certainly going to power either a re-engined Boeing 737 or its replacement.  Understanding this new engine benefits from understanding its heritage. CFM International, a joint venture between GE and…

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Sukhoi Superjet 100 awarded Russian Type Certification

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Sukhoi Superjet 100 awarded Russian Type Certification






News out today from Russia is that IAC AR, the Russian certification authority granted Type Certification to Sukhoi’s Superjet 100.  The certificate is a result of an a certification campaign performed by IAC AR, Certification Centers, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft as the aircraft developer and Alenia Aeronautica, which was involved in Noise and HIRF testing. The…

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Lufthansa’s EVP Corporate Fleet discusses NEO, CS, LEAP-X and GTF

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Lufthansa’s EVP Corporate Fleet is Nico Buchholz and he is based in Frankfurt. Herr Buchholz is a very important man in the airline business; he and his team buy planes for Lufthansa, Swiss, Brussels, Austrian and BMI. So he is on many OEM speed dial lists. He and his team make fleet decisions that reverberate…

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Boeing’s 2011 Production

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In today’s earnings call, Boeing said they anticipate to deliver between 20 and 40 747-8s and 787s this year.  That is quite a broad range and we wonder what our readers think. [polldaddy poll=4452309] [polldaddy poll=4452293] Related posts: FAA and Separation 787: Countdown to delivery Sept. 26 VLA Support Grows Boeing Unplugged – Randy Tinseth…

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Program EIS – preliminary results

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Program EIS – preliminary results






The survey have online is showing up some interesting data. If you have not completed this survey, it takes less than 5 seconds.  Take a look – feel free to share your thoughts. Clearly with just under 100 responses the results are not “statistically reliable”. At least that is what the statistical rules say.  But…

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