Posts Tagged “GTF”

Premium – Arkia selects LEAP

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Premium – Arkia selects LEAP






Yesterday Israel’s second largest airline, Arkia, selected the CFM LEAP engine for its A320neo order.¬† The airline only has four on order, so it is a small order.¬† But the implications of this are far bigger. Welcome to AirInsight¬†Premium content. This page is only available to active members. Already a member? LOGIN HERE Interested in…

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GTF Update

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P&W provided us with this release on their GTF engine: “Pratt & Whitney’s carbon seal improvement package received certification April 12 and is being deployed to our customers. These changes are designed to improve the carbon seal’s durability for PW1100G-JM engines on the A320neo fleet. We are working closely with our customers to drive implementation…

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Spirit takes first A320neo delivery in the United States

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Spirit takes first A320neo delivery in the United States






Spirit Airlines accepted the first A320neo delivery in the United States with an aircraft on lease from AerCap. This is the first of five scheduled deliveries, with four additional options for Spirit. Ted Christie, Spirit’s Chief Financial Officer stated “ The state-of-the-art technology will burn less fuel and lower our operational costs. We continue to…

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Bombardier Delays Deliveries due to Engine Supply Issues

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Bombardier announced that its 2016 C Series deliver schedule will be delayed, while citing the statistics from the first two aircraft in service with Swiss.  The good news is that the two CS100 aircraft in service with SWISS have collectively flown nearly 400 revenue flights, and accumulated nearly 600 flight hours.   The bad news is that Bombardier stated…

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The E2 First Flight – Implications and Outlook

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The E2 First Flight – Implications and Outlook






Embraer had the first flight of its E-190 E2 aircraft last week in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil.  The fact that the flight was earlier than initially scheduled is a good sign for the program, in that things have gone well during the design and engineering phase.  But what happened on the flight was quite…

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The Engine Score

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The Engine Score






The next generation engines are rapidly approaching competitive flight operations – what’s the engine score?  The Pratt & Whitney GTF is already flying for Lufthansa and IndiGo on their A320neos.   The CFM LEAP is rapidly building hours on the Airbus neo fleet and will soon also be operating in customer fleets – the first…

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