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Rytis Beresnevicius

Embraer and GE Aviation shuffle executives

Changes are coming at Embraer and GE Aviation, as Embraer's now-former Commercial Aviation CEO and President, John Slattery, is set to replace the retiring David Joyce at GE Aviation....


Clement Charpentreau

Thai Airways Boeing 777 engine explosion prompts FAA directive

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an airworthiness directive regarding the General Electric GE90 engine powering the Boeing 777. The notice follows an uncontained engine failure that affected a Thai Airways aircraft....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Why would US block engine sales to Chinese-made C919?

With the rumored possibility of Unites States blocking General Electric exporting the LEAP-1C engine that powers the COMAC C919, could it be a display of soft power from the Trump administration?...


General Electric GE90 engine at Farnborough 2004
AeroTime Team

FAA issues Emergency AD Boeing 777-300ER GE engines

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD), warning Boeing 777-300ER powered by GE engines of a potentially unsafe condition affecting the power plants. This is the second emergency AD, which follows an uncontained engine fire incident back in October 2019....


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...


Ruta Burbaite

Boeing 777X first flight delayed as GE redesigns GE9X component

GE Aviation revealed on June 17, 2019, that it is redesigning a part for the in-development GE9X engine set to power the Boeing 777X after an issue with the component was detected during recent testing. The upgrades mean certification of the engine is unlikely to take place until Autumn 2019 and will delay the maiden flight of the 777X by “several months” as the necessary fixes are applied....


AeroTime Team

Boom, Aerion & Spike head-to-head in supersonic jet race

Three upstart companies – Boom Supersonic, Aerion and Spike Aerospace – seem to be edging closer towards the reintroduction of supersonic flight for civilians. Firm believers in the commercial success of transoceanic routes, all three companies have received orders for their aircraft and hope to start delivering them in the mid-2020s....


Ruta Burbaite

First supersonic business jet on track to fly in 2023

Supersonic jet maker Aerion revealed a concrete timeline for the final stages in the development of its first supersonic business jet – the AS2 – saying it is “on track” for first test flight in 2023. ...


Clement Charpentreau

Chinese spy accused of stealing US aviation secrets

GE Aviation finds itself at the epicenter of China-United State espionage thriller. A Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) operative was arrested in Belgium, extradited to the United States and charged with attempting to steal industrial secrets from American aerospace companies, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) said on October 10, 2018....


Clement Charpentreau

Southwest increases engine inspections after more cracks found

Another cracked blade was found in one of Southwest aircraft engines, and four to five cracks - in engines of other carriers. The discovery follows an inspection carried out by General Electric. Consequently, Southwest is intensifying a frequency of shop visits for its planes....