Chinese Hypersonic Engine Enters Aircraft Integration Test Phase

January 10, 2019 @ 09:37 AM

China has completed design and development stage of its home-grown turbine-based combined cycle (TBCC) engine system and has entered the aircraft-engine integration test phase. An article published by the WeChat account of Chengdu Aircraft Research and Design Institute, a design facility of the Chengdu Aircraft Industrial Co, last Thursday said the...

Taiwan Plans Re-engineering J85 Turbojet Engines for Long-range Missiles

January 3, 2019 @ 10:04 AM

The Taiwanese Air Force in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Sciences is studying on how to reverse engineer the General Electric J85 small single-shaft turbojet engines from its decommissioned F-5E/F fighters to reuse them in missiles. Due to the strong engine thrust, it can provide a speed of Mach 1...

General Electric wins $70M to Supply 16 Engines for US Navy F/A-18

December 29, 2018 @ 11:11 AM

General Electric is awarded $70 million modification contract for the procurement of 16 F414-GE-400 install engines for the F/A-18 aircraft for the United States Navy. Work is expected to be completed by December 2020, the US department of defense said in a statement Friday

General Electric to Improve US Navy’s F/A-18 Engine

December 14, 2018 @ 09:19 AM

General Electric Aviation has won a $11 million contract for engineering and engine system improvement in support of the F414 engine component improvement program. The F414 is an afterburning turbofan engine in the 22,000-pound (98 kN) thrust class for use in the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

General Electric to Provide On-site Training, Support Services for Aircraft Engines

December 5, 2018 @ 01:13 AM

General Electric has been awarded an $11million contract for engineering and technical services in support of the following engines: F-16 F110-GE-100, A-10 TF-34, KC-135 F-108, B-1 F118, E-6B F108, T700-401C, J85-21B, F110, F16 C/D, F/A-18 and F110-GE-129. This contract provides for on-site proficiency training and advice to elevate the technical skill...

UTC Wins $400 Million for F-35 F135 Propulsion System Logistic Support Contract

December 1, 2018 @ 06:03 AM

United Technologies is awarded a $400 million modification contract for performance based logistics sustainment in support of the F-35 Lightning II F135 propulsion system for the United States Navy; US Air Force; US Marine Corps; Non-US Department of Defense (DOD) participants, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. This modification provides for maintenance of support equipment; common program activities; unique and common base recurring sustainment; repair of repairable; field service representatives; common replenishment spares; conventional take-off and landing/carrier variant F135 unique maintenance services, and short take-off and landing F135 unique services, the US department of defense said in a statement

Rolls-Royce Wins $40M To Supply 20 MT7 Marine Turbine Engines to US

November 16, 2018 @ 09:20 AM

Rolls-Royce has won a $40 million US contract to supply 20 production MT7 marine turbine engines for Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 100 class craft 109 through 113. This procurement is in support of the Ship-to-Shore Connector program

Details Missing in Orders for 239 Aircraft Received at Airshow China 2018

November 13, 2018 @ 09:38 AM

Organizers of Airshow China 2018 announced orders for 239 aircraft and deals worth more than $21.2 billion concluded at the event in Zhuhai last week but did not give out a break-up of aircraft orders or details of the deals

US Navy F/A-18 Jet Crashes in Sea off Japan, Engine Trouble Suspected...

November 12, 2018 @ 11:31 AM

A United States Navy F/A-18 fighter jet has crashed into the sea off the southern island of Okinawa on Monday. The fighter jet crashed “due to engine trouble,” Osamu Kosakai, spokesman for the ministrys Okinawa defense bureau was quoted as saying by Japan Times Monday

FAA Approves 3-D Manufactured Parts in GE Engines of Boeing 787, 747-8

November 2, 2018 @ 09:46 AM

The US Federal Aviation Administration has approved usage of Power Door Opening System (PDOS) brackets manufactured using GE Additive Concept Lasers M2 Multilaser machines for application on GE Aviations GEnx-2B engines which power the Boeing 787 and 747-8 airliners. The new cobalt-chrome alloy brackets are lighter and more fuel efficient as compared to conventionally manufactured nickel-based super-alloy PDOS brackets

General Electric Wins $273M to Upgrade Egyptian F-16 Fighter Jet Engines

November 1, 2018 @ 08:26 AM

General Electric Aviation has been awarded a $273.5 million modification contract to upgrade engines of the Egyptian Air Forces F-16 fighter jets

Rostec to Build Test Facility for Engine of Russian-Chinese Wide-body Aircraft

October 2, 2018 @ 11:11 AM

United Engine Corporation (UEC), a Rostec subsidiary, will build a $300 million test facility for the prospective PD-35 aircraft engine, which is proposed to be used in the Russian-Chinese CR929 Long Range Wide Body aircraft. The testing facilities will be created at JSC "UEC-PERM ENGINE"