Posts Tagged “CFM”

Propfans – Limitations for Re-Engine Programs

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Propfans – Limitations for Re-Engine Programs






The last time the aviation industry saw tremendous growth and evolution in aero engines was the 1980s.  This was the time when GE joined forces with SNECMA to create CFM.  P&W joined with Rolls-Royce, MTU and other to create IAE.  Those were heady days. The CFM engine took to exclusive spot on the 737, and…

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The 737NG+ and Ryanair

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Industry speculation remains rampant as to how Boeing will respond to the forthcoming Airbus NEO and CSeries.  The pendulum has swung from a re-engining of the 737NG to an all new airplane to counter the new, high-technology Bombardier CSeries, and additional competition from the Irkut MS-21 and Comac C919.  The CSeries and MS-21 use new…

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The case for an A321G

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Airbus is reportedly working furiously on plans to re-engine its single aisle family planes.  As we looked at the A320 family, we pondered how this strategy might unfold – after all its risky and cash is tight.  Very tight. Moreover, nothing in the industry happens in a vacuum.  Any move by Airbus will elicit a…

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Rolls Royce throws Cold Water on Re-Engining – It is Sour Grapes?

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Rolls Royce throws Cold Water on Re-Engining – It is Sour Grapes?






An article in Aviation International News quotes Robert Nuttal, Rolls Royce head of strategic marketing, as stating that “the numbers do not stack up” for re-engining programs on either the 737 or A320 families.  Of course, since Airbus rejected Rolls Royce and eliminated them from the running in their NEO contest, leaving Pratt & Whitney’s…

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Why the GTF Will be a Winner for Pratt & Whitney – Proprietary Technology

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Why the GTF Will be a Winner for Pratt & Whitney – Proprietary Technology






Ernie Arvai posted this article on the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine earlier today at GLGNews.  For convenience, this article is also reproduced below. Summary The new PurePower Geared Turbofan engine from Pratt & Whitney (United Technologies (NYSE:UTX)) has already been chosen for 3 narrow-body programs and is under consideration for 3 more.  Using innovative…

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