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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 Trent 970 engine during a start-up test. The engine then immediately caught on fire before being put out by the airport's emergency services team. None of the 401…

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…