Pratt & Whitney PW6000

June 14, 2007 - 6:45am

No aircraft flies with MTU engines, and yet MTU is involved in one third of all aircraft engine programs. MTU is the largest independent maintenance provider for aircraft engines and is associated with the production in many major engine programs. It is also leading Europe’s NEWAC research program, aiming to develop a new-technology engine-core concept.

May 21, 2007 - 6:02pm

Amid fanfare and the sweet scent of jet fuel, Zurich-based charter operator and A318 Elite launch customer Comlux arrived in Geneva on Sunday with the first example of the business twinjet. It was the airshow debut of this newest member of the Airbus ACJ family, which also includes the ACJ itself and the A320 Prestige.

December 15, 2006 - 9:46am

Pratt & Whitney Canada plans to build a brand-new engine for Bomardier C Series line of single-aisle commercial airliners. The Canadian airframer confirmed the powerplant selection at the Paris Air Show yesterday during an unveiling of partial cabin mockup on display at Le Bourget.

December 14, 2006 - 8:35am

Pratt & Whitney is now having to consider what it can contribute to a new powerplant to be developed by its Pratt & Whitney Canada subsidiary for the proposed Bombardier C Series of small jetliners. It also is seeking new launch customers for its PW6000 engine on the Airbus A318 and is continuing to invest in new-technology developments for possible future applications, according to P&W president Louis Chenevert.

December 1, 2006 - 9:14am

The planetary gearbox on Pratt & Whitney’s Asian Aerospace stand (A909), may not look very exciting, but it could represent the future of aircraft propulsion technology.

November 28, 2006 - 9:54am

Austrian charter operator Jet-Alliance (Booth No. 132) yesterday signed a firm order here for a CFM56-5-powered Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ). It will augment the almost 40 aircraft available from the Viennese company by providing long-range, large-cabin capacity, chief executive Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer told EBACE Convention News.

November 27, 2006 - 6:31am

Airbus’ A318, and the A318 Elite executive version, are undergoing approval to make 5.5-degree steep approaches, such as that used into London City Airport. The steep approach approval, which included flight trials by the A318 into London City in mid-May, will enable the type to fly into airports that are constrained by surrounding obstacles or restrictive noise limits.

November 14, 2006 - 11:05am

The geared turbofan (GTF) is Pratt & Whitney’s “game changing” stake in the future of propulsion for the coming new generation of single-aisle aircraft that will eventually replace the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320.

November 14, 2006 - 10:58am

Recently appointed Pratt & Whitney president Steve Finger is in no doubt about his company’s position in the global marketplace. “The Eagle is everywhere,” he said. “We’re the only engine manufacturer with a complete portfolio spanning civil, military, business and rocket engines along with maintenance, repair and overhaul.” The Eagle refers to the defining symbol of the U.S.’s oldest turbine aircraft engines manufacturer.

October 16, 2006 - 8:24am

Amid the fanfare that came with securing commitments from the Canadian, Quebec and UK governments to contribute some $700 million to its proposed C Series, Bombardier absorbed a pair of punishing blows from the two contenders for providing the project’s engine. CFM and IAE ended talks with the company last month after deciding the project didn’t justify the investment needed to develop an all-new engine.

 
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