Rolls-Royce has been working through a series of durability issues with some of the Trent family of engines. The Trent 1000, which powers early Boeing 787s, and the Trent 900, which powers the Airbus A380 have experienced issues. Other members of the Trent family,...
What engines will power our airliners in 10 to 30 years? In two parts we investigate what engine makers, universities and research agencies have in store. This month is the third anniversary of the entry into service of Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbofan on the...
In the lawsuit by Rolls-Royce against Pratt & Whitney for alleged patent infringement over the fan blade design of the PW-GE GP7200 vs the RR Trent 900 (both engines on the Airbus A380), we get a rare glimpse into the engine pricing. Here’s one article that...
The Qantas A380 that had its engine explode is also known as MSN 014 – making it the 14th A380 built. We have received some data from the explosion event that we can share with you. We are not the first to break this story – for that you can view it...
After the recent incident involving QF32 and the subsequent inspections of the Intermediate Pressure Turbine (IPT) section of engines for oil leaks, airlines have begun to replace Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines on Airbus A380 aircraft. Putting together the numerous...
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