The FAA is requesting the inspection of more General Electric GE90s, as the regulator has reason to believe that a powder metal contamination issue is affecting more parts in the high-pressure turbine area than previously thought. A notice for proposed rulemaking will...
Not just Pratt & Whitney, but GE Aerospace and CFM too have been confronted with a contamination issue in powder metal that requires the replacement of engine parts. In the case of GE and CFM, the issue affects the GEnx large turbofan and the CFM LEAP. For both...
Another setback for Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan operators. The engine maker says that “a significant portion of the PW1100G-JM engine fleet” on Airbus A320neo family aircraft will need accelerated wing removal and inspection within nine to twelve months. The...
In 2016, NASA announced its X-57 project. Then in June 2023, the project was canceled without a single test flight. NASA believes that even without any test flights, the program succeeded because it figured out how to solve numerous problems. Today at EAA in Oshkosh,...
The Paris Airshow has not just seen deals for aircraft, but also for engine makers. Pratt & Whitney, CFM, General Electric, and Rolls-Royce all announced engine orders and service agreements during the week. A recap. General Electric GE Aerospace announced a firm...
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