Business aviation will still be burning fossil fuels in things that are recognizable as turbine engines 30 years from now. That is the prediction of Richard Dussault, Pratt & Whitney Canada’s vice president of marketing for regional airline and helicopter engines, who spoke with AIN recently at its parent company’s West Palm Beach facility in Florida.
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Ask experienced aircraft owners and pilots what good product support means to them and they will likely tell you it is extremely important to every safe flight and every successful flight operation.
Rockwell Collins’s Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system received FAA technical standard order (TSO) approval on April 21. This sets the stage for STC approval on the avionics manufacturer’s Challenger 601 testbed and certification on the Bombardier Global Express XRS.
The 7,445-pound-thrust Honeywell HTF7250G turbofan gained FAA certification last month, a company official told AIN. Honeywell Aerospace is now supporting the G250’s flight tests. Next will be the beginning of the actual production phase–the Gulfstream’s HTF7250G test engines were already built according to production processes, Honeywell said.
The first production-conforming Nextant Aerospace 400XT will make its public debut next month at EBACE in Geneva. The 400XT–a remanufactured Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP with Williams FJ44-3AP engines, Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics and a zero-timed airframe complete with new paint and interior–has better fuel specifics and a greater 2,005-nm range than a base airplane. Winglets will be offered as an option in the near future.
Operators and service centers of Honeywell TPE331-powered aircraft are reporting lengthy delays for delivery of engine parts. “We’re running out of overhauled engines and rentals,” said one company representative involved with TPE331-powered aircraft. According to the FAA, the parts production delays are not because of quality issues.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (Stand C414) has launched PT6 Nation.com, a new microsite for operators and aficionados of the legendary PT6 turbine engine and its many variants, which currently number 68.
Snecma and Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) signed an agreement on November 26 for the engine manufacturer to provide full service support for the CFM International CFM56-5B turbofans that power the Airbus Corporate Jet family. Part of France's Safran group, Snecma builds the CFM56 engines in a 50/50 joint venture with U.S.
We’re here in Dubai where we received a press release from Pratt & Whitney Canada announcing the launch of PT6Nation.com, a new microsite for operators and aficionados of the legendary PT6 turbine engine and its many variants, which currently number 68. The company is obviously getting into social networking big time.
Officials with GE Aviation announced the launch of the TechX engine at NBAA on Monday, but weren't about to go into detail until Bombardier made its formal announcement of the Global 7000 and 8000.
A technical briefing Tuesday gave more insight into what we can expect from the engine when it receives certification in 2016.