Posts Tagged “GTF”
Airbus’ A320neo flight test program remains a source of interest. Tracking the program we note that the P&W powered airplane is not flying, but has resumed ground testing. Airbus tells us “it will fly in the coming weeks” and is doing ground tests now.
Mitsubishi started low speed taxi tests on the MRJ-90. We were delighted when Mitsubishi shared an unedited video – no annoying music over other aircraft test videos that serves no purpose. People want to hear the aircraft and get a sense of what is happening. So thank you and well done Mitsubishi! Like all new…
Our latest report is on the Pratt & Whitney Geared Fan Engine. Available for $199.
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,…
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.
The LEAP engine from CFM International is progressing in its initial ground testing, and will culminate in engine certification in 2015 and entry into commercial service in 2016. The first leap engine was fired-up on September 4th, and the engine has now reached full power in ground testing at GE’s Peebes, Ohio outdoor test facility.