Guy Norris

Aviation Week
Airbus-Rolls UltraFan demonstrator to fly on 747 testbed 
Further details are emerging of Rolls-Royce’s plan to flight test the company’s UltraFan future commercial engine technology demonstrator with Airbus as part of a wider strategy that targets entry-into-service from the mid-2020s.
Boeing 787 equipped with Trent 1000 TEN engines
Rolls engine blade fault severely curtails 787 ETOPS 
Significantly reduced ETOPS and performance limits plus a new set of mandatory inspections for operators of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Package C-powered Boeing 787s are set to cause further disruption to a fleet already under strain from earlier problems and replacements.
Pratt: GTF knife edge seal design fix cost $50 million 
Pratt & Whitney aims to complete re-delivery to Airbus of the last of 55 rectified PW1100G geared turbofans affected by the recent knife edge seal issue by the end of April, but acknowledges the problem has cost the engine maker $50 million.
Boeing completes 737 MAX 7 first flight 
Boeing test pilots completed a 3-hour, 10 min. first flight of the 737-7, the third and smallest member of the 737 MAX family, when the aircraft landed at Boeing Field, Seattle, on March 16.
GE Aviation’s GE9X engine begins flight tests 
GE Aviation’s GE9X turbofan engine, which will power Boeing’s new 777X aircraft, completed its first flight test under the wing of GE Aviation’s 747 flying testbed in Victorville, California.
SINGAPORE: ATR downplays re-engining option 
ATR is focused on continuous improvements of its ATR42/72 turboprops rather than on more expensive options such as re-engining and stretches.
Boeing 737 MAX 10
SINGAPORE: Boeing firms 737 MAX 10 design 
Boeing has firmed configuration of the 230-seat stretch of the 737 MAX family of narrowbodies, the MAX 10, which was launched at the Paris Air Show in June.
SINGAPORE: Boeing touts NMA for Asia market 
Boeing is playing up the sales prospects of its proposed new mid-market airplane (NMA) in Asia-Pacific and China, although the manufacturer will still not be drawn on a launch date.
Rolls-Royce intelligent engine
SINGAPORE: Rolls-Royce pursues digital strategy 
Rolls-Royce has launched a digital strategy that will shape the way it designs, produces and supports propulsion systems.
SINGAPORE: A350-1000 performance stats revealed 
Airbus debuts the newly-certified A350-1000 at the Singapore Air Show this week as part of a three-week demonstration tour across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
Boeing 737 MAX 7
SINGAPORE: Boeing to start 737 MAX 7 flight tests 
Boeing is preparing to begin flight tests of the third, and smallest member of the 737 MAX family, the 737-7, following the rollout of the first aircraft at its Renton factory in Washington on Feb 5.
CFM reports record orders in 2017; targets 2018 delivery catch-up 
With almost 14,300 LEAP engines on order and CFM56s continuing to be produced in larger numbers than forecast, CFM International said it aims to close a 4-5-week gap between planned and actual engine deliveries to Airbus and Boeing by the end of 2018.
Embraer nearing E190-E2 certification 
Buoyed by better-than-expected flight-test performance, Embraer said it is just weeks away from finalizing certification of the E190-E2, the first of the company’s second-generation, re-engined single-aisle airliners to reach this stage.
Boeing, Embraer confirm tie-up discussions 
The No. 1 and No. 3 makers of large commercial aircraft, Boeing and Embraer, are in talks to formally align, although the Brazilian government appears to be the main hurdle, the companies and financial analysts said Dec. 21.
Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9
Air New Zealand grounds four Boeing 787-9s on engine issues 
Air New Zealand is facing significant disruption in its international network because of problems with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines on its Boeing 787-9 fleet.
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