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NASA Selects GE Aviation and MagniX for Electrified Aircraft Propulsion Development Program

NASA Awards Funding to GE Aviation and MagniX for the Development of Electric Propulsion

GE Aviation and MagniX are the two U.S. companies awarded a combined $253 million from NASA for the development of electric aircraft propulsion (EAP) technologies for aircraft. The technology developed through this funding intends to reach consumers by 2035 and has the potential to be a major contributor to the industry-wide commitment of a net-zero emissions goal by 2050.  With a combined value of $253.4 million, NASA’s funding was split between the two companies. GE Aviation received the majority of…

IndiGo Chooses CFM for Next Round of Engines for Airbus…

India's biggest low-cost carrier, IndiGo, announced on May 21 that it had opted to buy approximately 620 new LEAP-1A engines from CFM International to power its massive Airbus A320neo family fleet, which consists of the A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft. Although the airline did not reveal the value of the…

Rolls-Royce Enters TotalCare Flex Agreement with Air Canada

Rolls-Royce has announced that it has entered into a TotalCare Flex agreement with Air Canada. The agreement will focus on ensuring availability of the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine until fleet retirement. The Rolls-Royce Trent 700, which first entered service in 1995, powers the Airbus A330-200 and 300 variants.  The engine first…

Rolls-Royce Enters TotalCare Flex Agreement with Air Canada

Rolls-Royce has announced that it has entered into a TotalCare Flex agreement with Air Canada. The agreement will focus on ensuring availability of the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine until fleet retirement. The Rolls-Royce Trent 700, which first entered service in 1995, powers the Airbus A330-200 and 300 variants.  The engine first…

Rolls Royce Advises of Further Issues with 787 Engines, Costs…

Rolls Royce this week advised airlines who operate Boeing 787 aircraft with their troubled Trent 1000 Package ‘C’ engines, that the faulty engine blades are deteriorating even faster than expected requiring additional maintenance checks. The affected engines have been the cause of significant operational issues for airlines since the end…

Rolls Royce Expands Inspections on 787 Engines, More Disruptions for…

Rolls Royce delivered further bad news on Monday this time to airlines who fly Boeing 787 aircraft with the company’s ‘package B’ Trent 1000 engines. After announcing in April that the checks currently taking place on ‘package C’ engines would not affect the 166 ‘package B’ units, some in operation…

Trent Effect: LATAM Plans Los Angeles Flights on Leased 747

Due to the continuous issues that several companies are facing after the failures and defects detected on Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines, it is a golden age for ACMI providers. ACMI stands for Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance services, also known as wet-leasing. After the mandatory grounding (by range reduction)…

All Nippon Airways Undergoes 787 Dreamliner Woes

All Nippon Airways (ANA) who is currently the largest operator of the 787 and also Boeing’s launch customer for the airframe is struggling with engine troubles, yet again. On Thursday, ANA reported that it was cancelling nine flights because of an engine blade corrosion problem. The United States' Federal Aviation…