Orbital ATK Awarded DARPA Contract For Hypersonic Engine Research Project

January 24, 2018 @ 02:13 PM

Orbital ATK has entered into a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to study potential integration of turbine and hypersonic engine technologies into a new aircraft propulsion system under DARPAs Advanced Full Range Engine (AFRE) program. The AFRE program seeks to develop a new aircraft propulsion system that...

Russian Tech Institute Develops 'World's First' Aluminium Engine For Small Aircraft

January 23, 2018 @ 01:07 PM

The Novosibirsk Technical University (NTU) in Russia has developed what it claims to be the world's first all-aluminium aircraft engine capable of powering the twin-seater Yak-52 airplane. Weighing just 200 kg, the new engine is 50 kg lighter than the Yak-52's previous steel alloy engine

US Pitches 34 F-35 Jets Worth $6.53 Billion for Belgian Fighter Replacement

January 20, 2018 @ 04:11 AM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Belgium of 34 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take Off and Landing aircraft for an estimated cost of $6.53 billion

Patria’s 3D-printed Aircraft Engine Installed On Finnish Super Hornet Fighter Completes Maiden...

January 18, 2018 @ 04:12 PM

Finnish firm Patria announced Thursday that the first 3D-printed aircraft engine part been installed in the F/A-18 Hornet fighter successfully completed its maiden flight on 5 January 2018. Patria has been working on the manufacturing process for 3D-printed parts over the last two years

GE Wins $74M F414 Fighter Engine Repair Contract

January 10, 2018 @ 08:43 AM

General Electric has been awarded the US Navy contract worth $74 million for repair, replacement and program support of F414 engine components of Super Hornets and EA-18G Growler carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday. “General Electric, Lynn, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $74,050,000 six-month, firm-fixed-price, performance-based logistics...

Indian Air Force Jaguar Fighter Aircraft Likely to Get New Honeywell Engines...

January 1, 2018 @ 06:42 PM

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is pushing its plans to upgrade around 100 Jaguar fighter aircraft by equipping them with new Honeywell engines in a deal worth $783 million. The deal has been stuck for over six years now

General Electric to Overhaul US Army T700 Turbine Engine Depot for $380

December 29, 2017 @ 03:39 AM

General Electric has won $380 million contract to provide technical, engineering, logistical services and supplies to support Corpus Christi Army Depot overhaul, recapitalization, conversion, and repair activities for the T700 turbine engine, modules, and identified components. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received

StandardAero Wins $380 Million for Rolls-Royce T56 Series Engine Overhaul and Repair

December 23, 2017 @ 03:28 AM

StandardAero has won $380 million contract for T56 series 3.0 and 3

Pratt and Whitney Wins $6.7 Billion F119 Engine Sustainment Contract

December 15, 2017 @ 06:07 AM

Pratt & Whitney has won $6.7 billion contract for F119 engine sustainment from US Air Force

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Siemens Partnership to Develop Hybrid-electric Propulsion Tech Flight Demonstrator

December 5, 2017 @ 10:12 AM

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have announced a new partnership to develop a hybrid-electric propulsion technology flight demonstrator for commercial aircraft. The E-Fan X hybrid-electric technology demonstrator is anticipated to fly in 2020 following a ground test campaign, provisionally on a BAe 146 flying testbed, with one of the aircrafts four gas turbine engines replaced by a two-megawatt electric motor

Pratt and Whitney Wins $353 Million F-135 Propulsion System Sustainment Contract

December 1, 2017 @ 01:44 AM

Pratt and Whitney has won $353 million modification contract for performance based logistics sustainment in support of F-135 propulsion system supporting the F-35 joint strike fighter aircraft of the US defense forces and F-35 program partners and other 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 F-135 unique maintenance services, and short take-off and landing F-135 unique services, US department of defense said in a statement Thursday

Russian Military Products Banned At UK Farnborough Expo

November 22, 2017 @ 04:57 AM

Russian firms are prohibited to display military products in the international aerospace show Farnborough scheduled to take place early next year in Hampshire, UK, according to the show's organizers. "At Farnborough International, we take guidance from the British Governments Export Control Organization (ECO) regarding the EU embargo on imports of armaments and military hardware to and from Russia