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F-35 Engine Issues Along With Turkey’s Removal from Project Could Cause Engine...

February 15, 2021 @ 05:02 AM

The F-35A fighter jet engines overheating problems that is “significantly” reducing its service life along with Turkeys removal from the project over its S-400 buy could cause acute engine shortages. The U

Russian Helicopters to set up Mi-17V5 Helo Engine Overhaul Facility in India...

February 12, 2021 @ 09:34 AM

Russias United Engine Corporation (UEC) will set up an overhaul center in India for VK-2500 engines that are equipped on the Mi-17V5 helicopters in use by the Indian Air Force (IAF). “UEC will locate its service center in India

Ground Tests of Superconducting Electric Aircraft Engine Begin in Russia

February 9, 2021 @ 10:35 AM

Ground tests of the worlds first electric hybrid aircraft engine based on a superconducting system has commenced in Chaplygin in Novosibirsk, Russia. Following the successful ground tests, a flying laboratory based on the Yak-40 aircraft will be created, according to the General Director of the Research Center Zhukovsky, Andrey Dutov

Safran, HAL sign MoU on Rafale Engine Manufacturing in India

February 8, 2021 @ 09:41 AM

Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and French Safran Aircraft Engines, signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to assemble and manufacture components for Smecma M88 engine that powers Rafale jets in India. Under the terms of the MoU, HAL and Safran Aircraft Engines intend to explore opportunities to assemble the Safran M88...

GE Aviation, HAL Sign $15M Deal for Ring Forgings

February 4, 2021 @ 09:59 AM

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) today signed a $15 million (INR 100 Crore) contract with GE Aviation for the development and supply of ring forgings for GE Aviation military and commercial engine programs. Under the five-year contract, HAL will deliver both steel and nickel alloy forgings for shrouds, cases, rings and seals

Rostec Increases Service Life of Indian Trainer Aircraft’s Engine to 1200 Hours

February 3, 2021 @ 01:51 PM

Russias United Engine Corporation, part of state-run Rostec, said the service life of AL-55I engine for Indias HJT-36 Sitara trainer jet has been increased. Under the project undertaken by UEC-Saturn, service life of the engine was gradually increased from 100 hours to 1200 hours

Second Prototype of Turkey's TEI-TS1400 Helicopter Engine Gets Going

January 12, 2021 @ 11:22 AM

Production and assembly of second prototype (TS4) of Turkeys first domestic helicopter engine TEI-TS1400 has progressed following initial operation of the first prototype. The turboshaft engine for indigenous

Russia to Replace French Engine in KA-226T Helicopters with Locally-made Powerplant

December 30, 2020 @ 09:30 AM

Russias Rostec has commenced developing a new engine, VK-650V, to replace the Turbomeca (Safran) Arrius 2G1 in its KA-226T multi-purpose helicopter. Rostec, the holding company of Russian Helicopters announced today, “VK-650V engine, which will replace imported power plants for Ka-226T helicopters, has been assembled and installed on a test bench at the UEC-Klimov

Russia to Supply 100 Helicopter Engines to China

December 2, 2020 @ 10:43 AM

Russias United Engine Corporation announced today it has signed a contract with China to provide 100 VK-2500PS-03 turboshaft helicopter engines between 2021-22. The VK-2500PS-03 engine has been certified in India, China, Brazil and Colombia

EUROJET Signs Contract with NETMA for 56 New EJ200 Engines German Eurofighter

November 12, 2020 @ 11:56 AM

EUROJET Turbo GmbH (EUROJET), the consortium responsible for the EJ200 engine installed in the Eurofighter Typhoon, today signed a contract with the NATO Eurofighter & Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) to provide 56 new EJ200 engines for the German Air Force. The contract, signed in Munich, between Miguel Angel Martin Perez, General Manager of NETMA, and Gerhard Bähr, CEO of EUROJET, covers EJ200 engines for a

Kongsberg to Set Up F-35 Engine MRO&U Facility

November 9, 2020 @ 01:30 PM

Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services AS (KAMS) announced today that it has signed a contract with Pratt & Whitney, officially starting operations at Rygge, one of the five planned F135 (F-35 engine) Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul & Upgrade (MRO&U) facilities, or depots, worldwide. This contract marks the transition of the KAMS MRO&U facility to qualification and operations from activation and training in support of achieving Initial Depot Capability by the end of 2021

Mitsubishi Opens Aero-engine Components Factory in Nagasaki

November 5, 2020 @ 07:58 AM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has completed construction of a new factory for aircraft engine components at its Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works. The factory will mainly manufacture engine components for short and medium range commercial aircraft, with further expansion planned to grow as a new facility for the aero engine business once aircraft demand resumes following recovery from the coronavirus crisis

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