Posts Tagged “GE”

GE Advancing Well With Ceramic Matrix Composites Testing

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GE Advancing Well With Ceramic Matrix Composites Testing






Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are being introduced into aircraft engines because of their ability to resist heat, as well as their ability to resist dust and debris in difficult environments, such as those in the Middle East. Although CMCs have been utilized on military aircraft engines, GE is pioneering the use of CMCs on commercial…

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Leadership change at Boeing

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The news that Ray Conner is being replaced at the helm of Boeing commercial comes as no surprise. Since January last year there was a definite sense of inevitability following the rise of Dennis Muilenburg as CEO. It is logical and expected that Mr Muilenburg would surround himself with his own team and begin to…

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EAA 2016 Highlighted by New Turboprop Competition

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EAA 2016 Highlighted by New Turboprop Competition






Visiting EAA’s AirVenture gathering in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is both a treat and an amazing experience. Especially doing so after having just been to Farnborough. The contrast is tremendous. At Farnborough the place is full of professional avgeeks.   Aviation is something that people outside the industry cannot understand. People inside the industry have a passion about…

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Engine Failure: What it Means for CSeries and GTF

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Engine Failure:  What it Means for CSeries and GTF






Last Thursday, a Pratt & Whitney PW1500 geared turbofan engine had a major failure that was partially contained. The engine failure damaged the engine nacelle and fuselage of the CSeries test aircraft FTV1, with no apparent damage to the wing nor any fuel leaks.  The engine, the oldest engine in service in the Bombardier fleet,…

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Rolls-Royce gets its gear

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Reuters reported today that Rolls-Royce announced two new engines; the “Advance” which is expected to be 6% more fuel efficient than the Trent XWB (Rolls’ latest engine) and the “UltaFan” which is expected to be 10% more fuel efficient than the Trent XWB.

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India seems serious about the RTA

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India seems serious about the RTA






News from India points to a serious attempt to develop a regional turboprop.  As we have written recently, we see a surge of interest in turboprops, particularly at the 90-100 seat segment.  The planned Indian RTA is in that segment. However the RTA has been gestating since 2010.  Nothing in India seems to work fast. …

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