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...

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

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

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

Russian MC-21 Airliner to Swap P & W Engines for locally-made PD-14...

February 26, 2019 @ 07:25 PM

Prevented by US sanctions from using Pratt & Whitney engines in its MC-21-300 airliner project, Irkut Corporation of Russia will roll out its first serially manufactured plane with the PD-14 engine made by United Engine Corporation (UEC). Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov who visited the Irkutsk aviation plant today said "under unfavorable conditions, we will be ready to switch only to domestic engines

Rolls-Royce to Offer F130 to Replace USAF B-52 Bomber Engines

February 26, 2019 @ 09:50 AM

Rolls-Royce will offer F130 engine as its entrant for the United States Air Force B-52 bomber re-engining competition to replace the Pratt & Whitney TF33 engine. The company plans to build a powerplant at its renovated Indianapolis facility if it wins the competition, Rolls-Royce Vice President for Military Strategic Systems John Kusnierek was quoted as saying by

Mega Engine Deals Expected as India Seeks More Mig-29, Su-30MKI From Russia...

February 19, 2019 @ 09:02 AM

Russia is expecting mega-deals in engine sales as India seeks to increase the number of Su-30MKI, MiG-29 fighter jets and order new helicopters. All these engines are developed and produced by the United Engine Corporation (UEC), the consortium of aerospace engine manufacturers in Russia

GE to Repair 33 Items of Generator Convertor Units Used on US...

February 16, 2019 @ 12:42 PM

General Electric has won $68 million contract for repair of 33 items that are part of the G2/G3 generator converter units used on the F/A-18 aircraft. The contract will include a three-year contract with one two-year option period which, if exercised, the total value of the contract will be $87 million, the US department of defense said in a statement Thursday