Engine

Saab, Rolls-Royce conjointly research engine sensing technologies

The British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and the Swedish aerospace company Saab announced the creation of a collaborative research program called Project FibreSense.  The program aims to develop fiber-optic sensing technologies that could help to accurately measure engine parameters such as strain, pressure, and temperature “within the harsh operating environment of an engine.” “We are excited to be working together with...


Five challenges ahead for MRO business

The COVID-19 pandemic has considerably lowered demand in air transport and thus reduced the number of flights. Fewer planes flying also means fewer maintenance needs. In this context, all actors of the MRO industry have seen their business impacted. But is the situation as dark as it is painted?...


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Downturn in flight demand results in sharp drop of engine value?

The International Bureau of Aviation (IBA), an aviation consultancy company, announced that reduced demand for air travel related to the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant effect on aircraft engine values. ...


A320 flies without engine covers after crew forgets to latch them

On November 8, 2018, Vueling Airbus A320-200 (registered as EC-MDZ) took off from Bilbao, Spain (BIO). Right after the take-off, a warning message was received by the pilots, and one passenger notified a flight attendant that an engine seems to be missing a cover. Nevertheless, the flight continued as normal....


Rolls-Royce to reduce civil operations, workforce down by 9,000

A £5.4 billion ($6 billion) loss prompted the engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce to consolidate its civil aerospace operations. Four thousand employees were already axed with 5,000 more to follow, while ITP Aero, a subsidiary Spanish aero engine and gas turbine manufacturer, is a target of potential disposal....


EASA issues repeated checks for Rolls-Royce Airbus A380 engines

EASA issues repeated checks for Rolls-Royce Airbus A380 engines

EASA announced that repetitive on-wing inspections are now necessary for three variants of Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines, following previously identified cracks on their rotor shafts....


Iran Air Force Boeing 747-200

Iran Air Force Boeing 747 suffers damage during test run

The Iranian Air Force Boeing 747-200B suffered significant damage during an engine test run at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran. The aircraft was undergoing precise D checks for over a half of a decade before this test run....


vietnam airlines a321 aerotime news

Vietnam Airlines flaming A321 incident prompts FAA emergency AD

On March 18, 2020, Vietnam Airlines flight VN920 from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) had a short but flamboyant start. As the Airbus A321 aircraft was accelerating for takeoff, it suffered damage to the right engine, which in turn set the grass on fire next to the runway. ...


Air Canada Boeing 767 returns to Madrid amid engine scare

Air Canada Flight AC837 was scheduled to depart from Madrid (Spain) for Toronto (Canada) on February 3, 2020. But during the take-off, the Boeing 767 aircraft encountered technical problems. This was the beginning of an eerie four-hour Madrid-Madrid flight for the 128 passengers and eight crew on board.  ...


World’s largest jet engine is getting ready to power Boeing 777X

The debut of the biggest turbine engine in the world installed on the largest plane Boeing ever built is closer than you might think. Reports indicate the airframer has finally paired the gigantic GE9X engine with its highly anticipated 777X jet, the latest version of the long-haul wide-body 777 airliner. The flight test plane is set to roll out next month showcasing its massive power plant....