Chinese Firm Bids to Buy Ukrainian Aeroengine Company, Motor Sich

July 15, 2019 @ 05:50 PM

A Chinese aviation investment firm, Skyrizon, also known as Beijing Tianjiao Aviation Industry Investment Company has bid to buy a controlling stake in renowned Ukrainian aero-engine manufacturer, Motor Sich. "The Ukrainian company, which has built engines for the world's largest transport aircraft the An-225, could help China boost its aeroengine...

Safran, Thai Aviation Industries To Support Thailand’s Helicopter Engines

July 3, 2019 @ 07:47 AM

Safran and Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) have signed an agreement with the government of Thailand to enhance the scope of support and services for the Arrius and the Arriel turboshaft engines, for the helicopters used by the countrys armed forces. This new agreement includes supporting helicopter engines used by Royal Thai...

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 for the production and delivery of 56 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the United States Air Force; 10 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Navy; 24 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the Marine Corps; 125 F135-PW-100 and 18 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers,,...

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