Safran blinks

The aero-engine business is tough and getting tougher.  The ever more exotic materials and manufacturing processes mean that only those with the deepest pockets can sustain.  Safran has been struggling with its Silvercrest engine.  The delay in the engine is pushing...

EDITORIAL – There are no winners when economic sanctions are imposed

The current political tensions in the Ukraine have resulted in economic sanctions imposed by the US and its western allies on Russia. We have no interest in politics, but when political actions impact the industry, it hits our radar screen. The aerospace industry is...

Electric Taxi comes on strong

The promise of moving an aircraft on the ground without its engines running dates back to 2004, when Boeing Phantom Works worked with a start-up that became known as Wheeltug.  So the idea is not as new as many think.  The term etaxi describes the movement of an...