We had the opportunity to speak with Andrew Smith, Project Manager, Electric Powerplant & Systems at United Technologies regarding Project 804 at NBAA 2019. That project, to provide a hybrid powerplant for a DeHavilland Dash 8-100 aircraft, could revolutionize...
The days of nuts and bolts in aircraft manufacturing are unlikely to disappear completely but the way airliners are built is certainly going to change in the very near future. At least at Airbus, where at last week’s Innovation Days 2019 in Toulouse the media were...
The industry rumor has been confirmed. United Technologies acquisition of Rockwell Collins for $30 billion is moving forward. Both companies have a major presence in aerospace. UTC has two large units, Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies Aerospace Systems...
The mood at Pratt & Whitney is more optimistic today than we’ve seen it in several years. The GTF is nearing entry into service and will generate a strong boost to P&W’s commercial engine business. The military business is increasingly successful with...
Yesterday afternoon the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a press briefing to document its preliminary findings and describe its plans as it searches for a root cause of the battery fire aboard the JAL Boeing 787 in Boston and cooperate with the JASB,...
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