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Rytis Beresnevicius

Rolls-Royce estimates engine flying hours were down 50%

With the global air travel industry stopping almost to a halt due to the pandemic, engine makers have also suffered massively. Rolls-Royce, in its latest financial update, indicated that its engine flying hours were down as much as 80% at one point....


Clement Charpentreau

Norwegian cancels all remaining Boeing orders

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced it would cancel its pending order for 92 Boeing 737 MAX and 5 Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets. The airline reiterated its will to receive compensation for the losses generated by the 737 MAX grounding and the 787 Dreamliner Rolls-Royce engine problems....


Clement Charpentreau

Why fully electric aviation is not for tomorrow

The aviation industry is under unprecedented pressure regarding its impact on the climate. Aircraft manufacturers and airlines redouble their engagement to limit their carbon footprint. Motivated by the example of the car industry, a number of them see the electric plane as a way forward. However, that will not likely happen tomorrow....


Ruta Burbaite

Emirates Clark: no reliability - no new Airbus/Boeing jets for us

Emirates’ President Tim Clark is running out of patience when it comes to continuous engine and aircraft performance setbacks. Speaking with reporters on September 4, 2019, Clark expressed his weariness of reliability challenges with new aircraft and said that the airline would not take delivery of new Airbus and Boeing jets unless the plane makers and engine manufacturers – Rolls-Royce, General Electric – get their act together...


Clement Charpentreau

Rolls-Royce aims to break record with new electric plane

The British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce ambitions to build the fastest all-electric aircraft in the world. Designed in partnership with Electroflight and YASA, the plane is expected to reach a record speed of more than 480 km/h (300 mph) by the end of spring 2020....


EASA issues AD for Rolls-Royce Trent engines on A3330neo and Boeing 787
Ruta Burbaite

EASA issues airworthiness directive for RR Trent 1000 and 7000

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued on November 20, 2019, an airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 and Trent 7000 engines. The significance of the regulation? The engines in question are those that power Airbus A330neo jets and Boeing 787 Dreamliners....


Rolls Royce postpones Trent 1000TEN HTP issue fix to 2021
Zivile Zalagenaite

Rolls Royce postpones Trent 1000TEN HTP issue fix to 2021

Rolls Royce reports progress solving technical issues affecting three variants of its Trent 1000 engine. The company states it is making good progress with eight out of nine fixes needed. However, as more issues were found with the proposed Trent 1000TEN blade fix solution, the improved blade is now expected a year later than previously ‒ in the first half of 2021. ...


Zivile Zalagenaite

Air New Zealand inks 8 787-10 Dreamliners deal with Boeing

Air New Zealand and Boeing have inked a $2.7 billion (at list prices) worth contract for eight 787-10s. The Dreamliners are to replace the airline’s aging 777-200ERs. The airline, which already operates several Trent 1000-powered Dreamliners, appears to be tired with the never-ending Rolls-Royce engines issues, as it opted for Genx for its new purchase. ...


Rolls-Royce admits Trent 1000 blade issues to prolong groundings
Zivile Zalagenaite

Rolls-Royce admits Trent 1000 blade issues to prolong groundings

Rolls-Royce is facing yet another stumbling block in the way of solving its intermediate pressure turbine (IPT) blade problems on the Trent 1000 engines. Having previously announced being “about to fix” the issue, the manufacturer now is pushing back the date of when grounded aircraft numbers could return to a single-digit level. ...


Zivile Zalagenaite

After Norwegian Trent 1000 fallout ‒ new safety recommendations

Italian authorities have issued three recommendations to increase Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine safety, following a serious incident in August 2019. At the time, left engine on Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 787-8 broke down shortly after take-off, pouring 4 kg of debris on Italian city streets. ...