Electric record-breaker becomes museum-piece

Science Museum gets unique Spirit of Innovation

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RAF fast-jet training problems branded ‘farcical’ by new report

An engine fault on the RAF’s Hawk T2 advanced jet trainers has caused substantial delays in fast-jet pilot training and has cost the UK MOD more than £50m, a report by an influential group of British MPs has found

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Examining the commercial aero engine market (part two)

In a concluding insight into the current state of play within the engine sector, Tom Batchelor looks at GE Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney, before considering trends set to shape the wider market

RAF grounds half of BBMF fleet, here's why

Earlier today, June 23, 2023, the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight announced a temporary pause in flying…

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How Rolls-Royce bought a Spitfire for £250

When Rolls-Royce decided it wanted a Spitfire, the company ended up with a wartime veteran that once escorted Churchill’s aircraft —and which gave excellent service for more than four decades

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Could the Rolls-Royce Griffon have powered the Hawker Typhoon?

The Griffon might have been the answer to Hawker’s powerplant prayers. Despite plans for an installation on the Typhoon and Tempest, only briefly did it take flight in one of these illustrious airframes

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Why new engines couldn't save the BAC One-Eleven

Re-engining the BAC One-Eleven with Rolls-Royce Tay engines could have given the veteran British airliner a new lease of life — but neither BAe, nor the market, turned out to think so

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How Col Don Blakeslee became a master of the Merlin Mustang

“I’m going to fly the ass off each one of you”, said Col Don Blakeslee on one occasion to his 4th Fighter Group colleagues — it illustrated his hard-bitten approach to aerial combat

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