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Rolls-Royce launches hydrogen research program

UPDATE - Rolls-Royce is stepping up its efforts to develop an aero engine that can run on hydrogen. The UK airframer will start ground testing hydrogen on two existing engines, with the long-term aim to have a powerplant for small to medium-sized aircraft available by...

New Trent 1000 TEN-blades not ready until 2021

Rolls-Royce needs more time to fix the problem with Trent 1000 TEN high-pressure turbine (HPT) blades. On November 7, the company said it has postponed delivery of the first redesigned blades until 2021. In April this year, Rolls-Royce acknowledged it had a new...

SIA grounds 787-10s after Trent TEN blade issue (update)

The operational fleet counts just nine aircraft right now, but Singapore Airlines’ announcement on April 2 that it has grounded two Boeing 787-10s due to Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN issues does ring an alarm bell. Reported by Channel News Asia (CNA), Singapore Airlines...

Reflections on NBAA 2018

Last week, the National Business Aircraft Association held its annual convention in Orlando, with the business aviation community leaders updating the industry on what’s new. We came away from NBAA 2018 with a feeling of cautious optimism. While the business aviation...