Posts Tagged “CFM International”

Safran blinks

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Safran blinks






The aero-engine business is tough and getting tougher.  The ever more exotic materials and manufacturing processes mean that only those with the deepest pockets can sustain.  Safran has been struggling with its Silvercrest engine.  The delay in the engine is pushing the Dassault 5X EIS to 2020. The problems seem to have a significant impact,…

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Airbus A320neo Test Progress

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Airbus A320neo Test Progress






Yesterday Airbus’ A321neo with the GTF took to the skies.  This is the most complex flight test program underway at present.  Each of the neo aircraft has to test both engine types.   The table below provides an idea of where the program was as of yesterday. Related posts: A320neo Flight Test – June Update Engine…

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A321neo first flight

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A321neo first flight






The first A321neo, equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines, completed its maiden flight on today in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, registered D-AVXB, was flown by Test Pilots Martin Scheuermann and Bernardo Saez Benito Hernandez. Accompanying them in the cockpit was Test-Flight Engineer Gérard Leskerpit and monitoring the flight’s progress were Flight-Test Engineers Sandra Bour Schaeffer…

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A320neo Flight Test Hours

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A320neo Flight Test Hours






The A320neo program continues its development, and we continue to update A320neo flight test hours.  As the first aircraft readies for delivery, albeit a few weeks late, it is an appropriate time to see where the program stands as of year-end. The chart below illustrates Airbus’ ongoing flight test program hours through year end.  …

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Premium #201 – An Outlook for 2016

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Premium #201 – An Outlook for 2016






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UTC offers conversion path to geared fans

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UTC offers conversion path to geared fans






From the unique and fascinating world of aviation patents, provided by Aeropatent.com, it appears that UTC (parent of Pratt & Whitney) is offering a path to convert engines to a geared fan configuration. As Aeropatent observes: “We’ve seen a batch of new patent applications publish from United Technologies Corporation over the past week for geared…

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