Posts Tagged “Rolls-Royce”

Pratt & Whitney Canada – The Dominator

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Pratt & Whitney Canada – The Dominator






Looking at the turboprop market we note that there is a level of domination we have not seen in other markets.  This is not just impressive, it is remarkable.  The chart below lists the active airline fleet of turboprops.  The percent number in each year reflects PW&C’s market share.  The company’s dominance of this market…

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Rolls-Royce is ready for a supersonic business jet

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Rolls-Royce is ready for business when a supersonic jet producer knocks on their door. Internally, the company has done a lot of work to see define the market size. Rolls-Royce believes itself to be in the best position to be able to provide an engine capable of flying supersonic speeds. It is the only engine…

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Emirates, the A380 and Rolls-Royce

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Emirates, the A380 and Rolls-Royce






December 2 is literally around the corner and Emirates is supposed to take delivery of its first Rolls-Royce powered A380.  But it looks like this might not occur on the date.  News out November 18th suggests that Rolls-Royce has not met its contractual obligations. Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates, is not a man to…

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The 787 Engine Competition

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The 787 Engine Competition






Looking at the numbers through October 2016, we have the following table. The -8 accounts for 66% of the 480 delivered 787s.  Last week the 500th 787 was seen in Seattle, being made ready for Air France.  GE has a big lead on the -8, with 67%.  However we can see once the -9 hit…

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An example of the disruption Additive Manufacturing drives

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An example of the disruption Additive Manufacturing drives






GE has been at the forefront of additive manufacturing for a while.  Though not alone in seeing the benfits from this technology, GE is touting an interesting example of what this means.  They explain that their new ATP has 855 parts eliminated because of additive manufacturing. To date Textron has been the only OEM to…

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The Pre-Owned A380

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News this week about Singapore Airlines not renewing the lease on its first A380 has caused a flutter.  The considered opinion is that this is another piece of bad news for the Airbus program.  The Wall Street Journal has this view: “But it is another symbolic hit for the double-deck aircraft, for which Airbus has…

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