Russia's VK-650V Helicopter Engine Ready for Tests

June 21, 2024 @ 08:07 AM

The United Engine Corporation (UEC) supplied the first prototype VK-650V engines, potentially reviving Ka-226T helicopter sales to India and boosting international demand for Ansat choppers as flight testing begins. These prototypes, produced at ODK-Klimov in St

Patria, Pratt & Whitney Sign Agreement for F135 Engine Production in Finland

June 13, 2024 @ 04:29 AM

Patria and Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) outlining the framework for the production and sustainment of Pratt & Whitney F135 engines in Finland. The MoA sets the stage for Patria to handle the assembly of F135 engines and components from 2025 to 2030

Russia's UEC to Replace Aircraft Engine Testing with Mathematical Modelling

May 29, 2024 @ 07:28 AM

Russian UECs Salyut Production Complex has developed a program aimed at replacing conventional full-scale aircraft engine testing with mathematical modeling. This initiative marks an advancement in engine development, with the complex utilizing mathematical modeling to analyze the self-oscillations of compressor blades within gas turbine engines for the first time in the...

Airbus Launches Superconducting Electric Propulsion Demonstrator for Hydrogen-powered Aircraft

May 23, 2024 @ 11:01 AM

Airbus subsidiary, UpNext, has launched a technology demonstrator to accelerate the maturation of superconducting technologies for use in electric propulsion systems of a future hydrogen-powered aircraft. Known as Cryoprop, the new demonstrator will integrate and mature a two megawatt-class superconducting electric propulsion system cooled by liquid hydrogen via a helium re-circulation...

Northrop Grumman's First Digitally Designed Solid Rocket Motor Passes Test

May 23, 2024 @ 05:48 AM

Northrop Grummans Common 50 High Performance (C50HP) solid rocket motor completed a static fire test at the U.S

Su-57 Jet Deliveries to Russian Air Force with Second Stage Engine in...

May 13, 2024 @ 09:40 AM

Russias Rostec State Corporation is set to deliver Sukhoi Su-57 fighter aircraft featuring the advanced Izdeliye-30 (Product 30) or Second Stage engine. According to Rostec's

Rostec Firm to Produce 1M Drone Electric Motors Annually

April 5, 2024 @ 03:26 AM

The Radioelectronic Technologies Concern, a Rostec subsidiary, plans to produce over 1 million brushless electric motors annually for drones, industrial machinery, and mechanical engineering. The production of these electric motors takes place at the Ulan-Ude Instrument-Making Production Association (U-UPPO), which is part of the Radioelectronic Technologies Concern (KRET)

Pratt & Whitney Secures $355M for F100 Engine Sustainment in South Korea

February 14, 2024 @ 04:12 AM

Pratt & Whitney, a business under RTX, has been awarded an F100 engine performance-based logistics (PBL) sustainment contract by South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). The contract, with a base value of $355 million, represents the third consecutive PBL agreement between Pratt & Whitney and DAPA since 2012, aimed at providing ongoing maintenance support for the Republic of Korea Air Force's (ROKAF) F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons

India's Azad Engineering to Manufacture Complex Aero-Engine Components for Rolls-Royce

January 29, 2024 @ 07:55 AM

Rolls-Royce has recently entered into a long-term agreement with Azad Engineering for the manufacturing and supply of complex components intended for defence aircraft engines in India. The Hyderabad-based Azad Engineering is set to become part of the global supply chain for intricate category components designated for Rolls-Royces advanced aero engines

Rolls-Royce Hybrid Flight Engine's First Fuel Burn

September 29, 2023 @ 05:31 AM

Rolls-Royce's new gas turbine for hybrid-electric flight has completed its first fuel test. The engine has been designed using novel combustion technology to produce ultra-low emissions and this test confirms the effectiveness of the compact, power-dense turbine that will be integrated into a light-weight turbogenerator system, the company said in a release

Rolls-Royce Research Proves Hydrogen is Combustible at Maximum Take-off Thrusts of Aero...

September 26, 2023 @ 06:50 AM

Rolls-Royce and its partners have demonstrated that hydrogen can be combusted at conditions simulating maximum take-off thrust in aircraft engines. Rolls-Royce collaborated with easyJet, Loughborough University in the UK, and the German Aerospace Centre Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR) for the project

Aero Engine Maker General Electric Subject to a Money Laundering Probe in...

August 31, 2023 @ 11:22 AM

Following allegations of multimillion-euro tax avoidance through profit transfers abroad, the General Electric site in Belfort, eastern France, has undergone a new raid eight months after the initial investigation. The investigation was initiated by the National Financial Prosecutor's Office (PNF) based on a report filed by Fabien Roussel, the national secretary of the French Communist Party (PCF), in July 2019