Rolls-Royce Trent

June 13, 2007 - 11:58am

In recent years, engine manufacturers have shifted their emphasis from straightforward production of engines to the far more lucrative business of after-sales support.

Rolls-Royce is no exception. In the last decade, its TotalCare engines business has expanded by a healthy 10 percent a year, creating a business that by the end of 2006 was worth $3.9 billion–more than half the company’s total civil engines business.

June 13, 2007 - 11:23am

Boeing hasn’t yet worked out how to change between alternative 787 engines in the space of 24 hours. Designing an engine mount that enables engineering crews to swap alternative General Electric GEnx and Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 powerplants in such a short time has proved “challenging,” the U.S. manufacturer concedes.

June 13, 2007 - 11:12am

Manufacturers of nacelles and thrust reversers have no less interest in introducing new technology to their designs than do the suppliers of the engines inside them.

June 13, 2007 - 4:53am

Having promised so much and letting its A380 launch customers down so dismally with the news of serious program delays, Airbus is understandably cautious in its prognosis for the super-large airliner’s immediate future. All the talk in press briefings before the Paris Air Show concentrated on achieving “maturity” and “sustainability” for the program.

June 12, 2007 - 12:08pm

Precision components and assemblies manufacturer Doncasters (Hall 2B Stand L11c) is reaping the rewards of several years’ hard work as it delivers engine-ready parts to OEMs and third-tier suppliers.

June 11, 2007 - 10:10am

When a new aircraft is breaking all sales records and only two engine companies compete to supply its power, it is hardly surprising that those two companies are sounding increasingly bullish. Boeing’s announcement in early April that the 787 had passed the 500-order milestone confirmed that the 787 has become the fastest selling commercial aircraft in its history.

January 31, 2007 - 4:38am
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Airbus last month unveiled its first complete A380 double-decker, making the European consortium the builder of the world’s biggest passenger airplane. In the high-profile January 18 ceremony at the Toulouse final assembly facility in Southern France, the European manufacturer unveiled to 5,000 guests, among them four heads of state, F-WWOW, which will be the first of the 555-seaters to fly.

December 21, 2006 - 8:46am

General Electric, Rolls-Royce and Transport Canada generally support, with some suggested clarifications, the FAA’s recent proposal to amend the type certification safety analysis rules for turbine aircraft engines. No other comments were submitted. The proposed rule would establish a nearly uniform safety analysis standard for turbine aircraft engines certified under Part 33 and in European countries under joint aviation regulations.

December 15, 2006 - 1:13pm

Airbus and Boeing are making too many commercial jetliners in a “vicious war” for market share that will continue until the end of the decade, predict analysts at consultancy Teal Group in its new 2005-14 commercial-jetliner forecast. “Across the board, we are in a persistent oversupply situation,” it said in a forecast released today.

December 15, 2006 - 12:26pm

Parker Aerospace companies are supplying a wide range of systems and components to airframes that range from the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 airliners to the unmanned combat aircraft, including the first inert gas generating system (IGGS) for an Airbus aircraft.

 
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