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Boeing's 777X is powered by two General Electric GE9X engines. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

FAA Certifies the GE9X Powerplant

On Monday, GE Aviation announced the Federal Aviation Administration has certified its new GE9X engine, built specifically for Boeing’s new 777X aircraft. Although the company hit some snags along the way, the certification is a huge step forward in developing the massive jet, which is expected to enter service in 2022. As of now, the first 777X is to be delivered to Lufthansa, with Emirates second in line. Federal Aviation Regulations Part 33 governs the certification process of aircraft powerplants.…

Pilots and Controller Blamed for Pakistani A320 Crash

The Pakistani Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) has released the preliminary report on the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) accident a month after the crash. According to the report, the flight crew did not follow the procedures and failed to extend its landing gear, leading to a gear-up landing and initiated…

The JT8D Engine Roars into History Books as Delta Retires…

With the retirement of Delta’s McDonnell-Douglas MD-88s, the chapter for the MD-80 series in North America and the world closes for major airlines. However, it is more than just the metal fuselage that will see service decrease as the engine that once powered numerous aircraft types is falling silently into…

Asiana LAX-Bound A380 Catches on Fire in Seoul

The engine of an Asiana Airlines Airbus A380 caught on fire during refueling at Incheon International Airport in Seoul on Friday afternoon. The plane, HL7652, was about to carry out flight OZ 202 to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Travelers inside the terminal saw smoke and sparks coming from the…

Rolls Royce Aerospace: The Engine Manufacturer Across the Atlantic

In the early 20th century, two men came together to start a company that would become world-renown in both car manufacturing and airplane engine manufacturing, Rolls Royce. Over the years, Rolls Royce had quickly evolved to become a major player in both fields, raking in over $16 billion in revenue in…

Popular CFM56-7B Engine Under FAA Scrutiny After Recent Onboard Fatality

Following the engine incident involving a Southwest 737-700 that resulted in the death of one passenger, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced they would be ordering the inspections of engine fan blades of certain CFM56-7B engines. CFM engines are produced by CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric and…

Rolls Royce to Spend Hundreds of Millions to Repair Dreamliner…

On Wednesday, British engine manufacturer Rolls Royce announced that it will spend $315 million to move forward with the repairs of the Trent 1000 engines delivered to its customers. The engines currently power Boeing 787 Dreamliner model throughout the world across numerous airlines. The amount of affected engines is around…

Next-Generation Aircraft Engines: The Weakest Link

After the Airbus A320neo's biggest customer IndiGo had to withdraw three aircraft from service due to engine related issues, the European builder and engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney decided to suspend all deliveries of the aircraft type that are powered by PW1100G-JM PurePower engines. The announcement was released after a…

The ‘Neo’ Kid in the Fleet: What’s New for the…

On Wednesday, easyJet took delivery of their first Airbus A320neo. The aircraft, registered G-UZHA, was the first of what will be many deliveries that will take place over the next five years. 99 A320neos and 30 A321neos (starting from Summer 2018) will be handed over from Airbus in the coming…