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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...

TREMORS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN: A precursor of “the big one?”

The performance of the aviation supply chain has not been as robust as it should be in 2018, with airplanes on the ground with no engines in Toulouse, Renton, and even Charleston being the symptoms of some deeper issues.  Those deeper issues impact the industry’s...