Engines

F135 Engine Core Upgrade: Powering the Future

After Pratt & Whitney’s F135 Engine Core Upgrade solution was chosen by the USAF to enhance the F-35’s powerplant ahead of the highly anticipated Block 4 configuration, Khalem Chapman spoke with the firm about the progress being made and the benefits it will bring to not only the Lightning II family, but also future sixth-generation fighters

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Argentina issues airworthiness certificate for re-engined Pucará Fénix

Argentina’s General Directorate of Joint Military Airworthiness of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces (DIGAMC) issued the airworthiness certificate for the newly upgraded IA-58H Pucará Fénix counterinsurgency (COIN) aircraft on December 29, after the type received new Pratt & Whitney PT6A-62 turboprop engines

UAE’s EDGE signs engine agreement with Brazilian developer

The UAE’s advanced military technology and defence group, EDGE, signed a strategic agreement with Turbomachine, one of Brazil’s foremost turbine engine developers, on August 11

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Examining the commercial aero engine market (part one)

​Today’s commercial aero engine market has been shaped by a small group of manufacturers whose powerplants have accumulated billions of flight hours. In the first of a two-part report, Tom Batchelor surveys the state of play within this often overlooked sector

Rolls-Royce offers first glimpse of F130 engine in B-52 nacelle as testing begins

Having been selected to provide new turbofans for the USAF’s Boeing B-52H Stratofortress fleet, Rolls-Royce has announced that it has launched F130 engine testing at the firm’s outdoor test facility at the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, marking the first time the new powerplant has been tested in the strategic bomber’s unique dual-pod engine nacelle configuration

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Engine issues with RAF’s Hawk T2 fleet may take three years to solve

BAE Systems has said that technical issues with the Hawk T2’s Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca Adour Mk 951 non-afterburning turbofan engine could take between two and three years to resolve, leaving the fleet’s flying hours greatly reduced

RAF grounds entire Hawk T2 fleet after engine fault

The RAF has grounded its BAE Systems Hawk T2 fast-jet training aircraft as a precaution after one aircraft suffered an engine failure on the runway at RAF Valley in Anglesey, North Wales

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Face to face with Rolls-Royce's Grazia Vittadini

Rolls-Royce’s chief technology officer Grazia Vittadini talks to AIR International about her first year in the job

GE engine selected to power Polish AW149 fleet

Following a recent contract announcement between the Polish Government and PZL-Świdnik, it has been revealed that the former has selected GE Aerospace’s CT7-2E1 turboshaft engine to power its new 32-strong fleet of Leonardo AW149 multi-mission helicopters

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What engines power the massive Airbus A380?

Engine Alliance and Rolls-Royce continue to use technology insertions to improve the efficiency and durability of their respective A380-specific engine. Chris Kjelgaard looks at the detail