Pijus Jauniskis

Rolls-Royce completes world’s fastest all-electric jet testing

Rolls-Royce has completed tests of its world’s faster all-electric aircraft on a full-scale replica of the plane’s core called “ionBird”....


Pijus Jauniskis

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
Pijus Jauniskis

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....


Pijus Jauniskis

Rolls-Royce launch new effort for supersonic propulsion

Rolls-Royce and Reaction Engines will partner to develop high-speed aircraft propulsion systems for civil and defense aerospace gas and hybrid-electric engines.  ...


Pijus Jauniskis

Virgin Galactic reveals plans for supersonic aircraft

Virgin Galactic announced that they would be collaborating with Rolls-Royce in designing and building Mach 3, a supersonic commercial aircraft....


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....