Posts Tagged “GTF”

AirInsight GTF Report

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AirInsight GTF Report






Our latest report is on the Pratt & Whitney Geared Fan Engine. Available for $199. Related posts: With Airbus Validation, the Pratt & Whitney GTF is Poised for Market Leadership Lufthansa’s EVP Corporate Fleet discusses NEO, CS, LEAP-X and GTF Noisy Neighbors? LEAP Progressing in Engine Test Program

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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. Related posts: Pricing a Key to Initial LEAP-GTF Narrow-Body Battles Yellow flags…

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LEAP Progressing in Engine Test Program

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LEAP Progressing in Engine Test Program






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….

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Pratt & Whitney and Rolls Royce End Joint Venture for Narrow-Body Engines

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Pratt & Whitney and Rolls Royce End Joint Venture for Narrow-Body Engines






When Pratt & Whitney acquired Rolls Royce share of International Aero Engines in October, 2011, the two companies agreed to establish a joint venture to develop new engines for the next generation mid-sized aircraft in the 120-230 seat market, examining the GTF technology from PW and the open rotor technology from Rolls Royce.  This week,…

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How quiet is the Bombardier CSeries?

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The video demonstrates the noise footprint. Related posts: Transport Canada Certifies P&W PW1500G Engine for Bombardier CSeries The Porter announcement Bombardier CSeries First Flight – Mary Ellen Jones, Pratt & Whitney Lufthansa’s EVP Corporate Fleet discusses NEO, CS, LEAP-X and GTF

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