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General Electric To Supply 72 Engines For US Navy, Kuwaiti Super Hornet

June 21, 2019 @ 10:27 AM

General Electric has won a $25 million modification contract to supply 72 F-414-GE-400 engines for Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters belonging to Kuwait and the US Navy. “General Electric $24

First Ground Run of Safran’s Tech TP Turboprop Engine

June 18, 2019 @ 08:21 AM

Safran Helicopter Engines has made the first ground run of its Tech TP, a turboprop technological demonstrator aimed at 15% lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions than current engines. It is based on an Ardiden 3 turboshaft and developed as part of the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

Nivokombank to provide $615 Million Finance to UEC, Russian Helicopters

June 7, 2019 @ 05:02 PM

Russian Novikombank will finance two key United Engine Corporation (UEC) projects; the PD-14 and VK-2500 aircraft engines and a number of civilian rotorcraft of Russian Helicopters such as the Ansat and Ka-226. Agreements to this effect were entered into at the St

Pratt & Whitney gets $2.3 Billion Contract to supply 233 Engines for

June 1, 2019 @ 06:30 AM

In one of the biggest engine orders to date, Pratt and Whitney has been awarded $3,239,028,961 for the production and delivery of 233 propulsion systems that will go into F-35 stealth fighter jets meant for US forces and international customers. The contract which is a modification to a previous contract, provides...

India To Conduct Tests Of Subsonic Engine Meant For Military Drones

April 24, 2019 @ 02:04 PM

India will soon begin conducting flight tests of its first 400 kg thrust class Small Turbofan Engine (STFE) as a power plant for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) targeted for subsonic applications. The state-funded Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) realised six prototype engines with 95% indigenous components last year

China Develops New Engine for Carrier-based Stealth Fighter Jet

April 18, 2019 @ 01:26 PM

A team of 193 Chinese designers have developed and conducted prototype testing of a new turbofan engine meant for Carrier-based stealth fighters. "The engine could be related to China's medium-sized twin-engine stealth aircraft FC-31, which could become China's next generation aircraft carrier-based fighter jet," Wei Dongxu, a military expert told Global Times

Rolls Royce Tests Hybrid Helicopter Engines

March 21, 2019 @ 07:00 AM

Rolls Royce has begun testing the hybrid-electric version of the M250 gas turbine helicopter engine. The British firm is testing the engine in a ground demonstration setting using three operating modes: series hybrid, parallel hybrid and turbo-electric

Leonardo to Configure C-27J For Fire-fighting Capability

March 19, 2019 @ 06:05 PM

Leonardo is looking to configure the C-27J to make the aircraft better capable of fire-fighting operations to expand its multirole capabilities. The C-27J fire-fighter has a roll-on/roll-off Fire Attack System (FAS) made by Simplex Aerospace for airborne fire-fighting technology and capability, the company said in a statement Tuesday

Harris Corp Wins $44M for Electronic Jammers On Kuwaiti F/A-18s

March 9, 2019 @ 07:23 AM

American company Harris Corp has won a $43.2 million modification contract for additional electronic warfare equipment on Kuwait's F/A-18s fleet

Airbus to Power H135 helicopter By Pratt & Whitney Engine for US...

March 7, 2019 @ 07:40 AM

Airbus helicopters selected Pratt & Whitney PW206B3 engine to power the H135 light utility helicopter at the ongoing Heli-Expo 2019 in Georgia, USA for US Navy trainer replacement proposal. The H135 aircraft is IFR certified by the Federal Aviation Administration

Israel to Choose Between Lockheed F-35, Boeing F-15

March 4, 2019 @ 05:50 PM

Israel is poised to choose between two fighters- Lockheed Martin's F-35 and Boeing's F-15 for its Air Force at a price of $11 billion as a part of its arms procurement plan. The country had on its list to purchase a squadron of combat jets, 5-7 aircraft for airborne refuelling and transportation helicopters to replace the four-decades-old Yasur (Sea Stallion) helicopters using the US defence aid money

Rolls-Royce Withdraws From Boeing’s Proposed New Midsize Airplane Platform

March 1, 2019 @ 12:30 AM

Rolls-Royce has decided to withdraw from the current competition to power Boeings proposed middle of the market – or New Midsize Airplane (NMA) – platform. While we believe the platform complements Boeings existing product range, we are unable to commit to the proposed timetable to ensure we have a sufficiently mature product which supports Boeings ambition for the aircraft and satisfies our own internal requirements for technical maturity at entry into service, the company said in a statement Thursday

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