An engine produced by CFM International for Boeing’s new Mid-Market Airplane (NMA) could be the growth version of the Leap series turbofan. This would imply a balance between a “derivative and a clean-sheet design,” according to David Joyce, GE Aviation chief executive. Joyce also mentions that the engine will be “bigger” and an advancement of the Leap technology by half a generation.
Lion Air Group and The Boeing Aircraft Company recently celebrated the first delivery of the 737 MAX 9. The new airplane will go into service with Thai Lion Air. The fresh added capacity of the airplane will support the airline to launch new international routes. Captain Darsito Hendro Seputro, CEO and Chariman of Thai Lion Air, believes the 737 MAX 9 is the iconic fit for the expanding business in Thailand. In his eyes, the 737 has been the support of the airline’s business since the beginning. The added capacity the 737 MAX 9 can give will allow for the airline to further their network and initiate new routes to China, India, and Bangladesh.
TE Connectivity has recently released two great sources to be able to supply the market a 400G Ethernet speed. Such speeds have not yet reached the public and to date have only been talk of the century. The Connectivity company has recently released OSFP and QSFP-DD’s products of their own that will be able to reach such speeds.
Russia has recently signed a contract that showcases its design plans for Russia’s first gas engine in the 75,000-pound thrust power class. The contract, endowed by the Russian government, was put into effect on January 19th, of this year. The engine will be used for military purposes and will be crafted by United Engine-Avadvigatel. They have until 2023 to deliver on their contract and the engine must contain top of the line features, like wide-chord composite fan blades and a new and improved fan case, as well as an improved cooling system.
The United States Army recently took the first steps into obtaining thirty-five more UH-72 Lakota Helicopters. The army is looking to secure a contract with Airbus, the manufacturer of the UH-72. Airbus is the sole owner of the technical data on the UH-72, which means potential competitors are non-existent. For anyone else to produce UH-72 parts, data will have to be acquired and approved by the OEM. Airbus has delivered over 400 UH-72’s to the army since 2006, it is the only aircraft the army can use that has an airworthiness certificate by design. By placing this large order, the army is keeping the Airbus factory busy and keep jobs in place. The army will need these helicopters to keep their fleet up to date.
GE Aviation and Praxair have created a latest Aerospace Coating facility located in Ellisville, Mississippi. Creating such as high-tech facility has enabled for these companies to be able to meet customer expectations for years to come. With the integration of the latest building the parts that will be procured from this location will be distributed for more over 400 airline customers worldwide.
World renown airline carrier, Delta Airlines, has promised two-hundred Airbus A321neos for the company’s newest phase of their narrow-body fleet replacement program. This commitment will include up to one-hundred firm aircraft and an additional one-hundred option that includes deliveries from 2020 to 2023.
The FAA (Federal Aviation Administering) has announced that it will be certifying the an innovative “high power” XP67A Engine to place in a Bell King Air 350 aircraft. After many flying hours and large amount of flights the engine has proven its self-capable of powering a Bell King Air aircraft. The certifying flights simulations took place over a total of 14 months. Stipulation flights accumulated over 172 flight hours on over 132 flight hours. The certification process quite an accomplishment for the company as it will not only create a new name for themselves but also increase revenue as it rises as one of the most requested aircrafts of its type. Per a statement made by Jim Allmon , President and Chief Executive Officer for Blackhawk says,
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