Posts Tagged “GTF”

Engine Wars update

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Engine Wars update






The two big engine makers in the single aisle market now are more easily compared as more data emerges.  Both firms have to file documents with the US FAA.  This information provides an insight we have not seen to date.  The CFM LEAP data can be seen here (E00089EN_Rev_1) and the P&W GTF data can…

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E2 First Engine Run

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More progress in Brazil. Related posts: The E2 First Flight – Implications and Outlook Noisy Neighbors? Premium #129 Farnborough: Behind the Headlines Premium #208 – The Improving E2 – What it means for the market

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The Evolution of the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan Engine

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The Evolution of the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan Engine






As Pratt & Whitney’s new engine starts to operate it is interesting to review its long gestation.   The start of the GTF goes far back to an engine few recall, named the “SuperFan”.  This engine was sold to Airbus for the first A340.  It is rare to find an image of the original SuperFan engine. …

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A320neo engines

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A320neo engines






[EDITED] There is increasing attention on A320neo engines. The reason for this is the delay in Airbus doing deliveries of their initial A320neos powered by the P&W GTF. Qatar was supposed to take its first aircraft in December and then deferred this to 2016 – with no firm date provided. This was followed by IndiGo…

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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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July A320neo Flight Test Update

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July A320neo Flight Test Update






This week saw the GTF-powered A320neo flying again.  This is no doubt of great relief to both the aircraft and engine OEMs.  Even so, it appears Airbus may be signalling a delay.  On an analyst call today Airbus spoke of contingency plans for delay of A320neo certification. These include the fact the majority of A320…

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