Engine makers may face stiffer future ETOPS certification requirements

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Pontifications: Uncontained engine failures are rare but not unknown

April 23, 2018, © Leeham News: Last week’s engine malfunction on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 was another in a rare, but not unknown, uncontained engine anomaly in recent years. All recent similar failures didn’t cause a loss… Read More

Boeing faces 787 deliveries slow down with Rolls-Royce problems; earnings call April 25

April 21, 2018 © Leeham News: On the eve of the Boeing first quarter earnings call Wednesday, the company faces a slow-down in 787 deliveries at a time when it is gearing to ramp up production to 14/mo… Read More

Narrowbody and Widebody engine developments, Part 2

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FAA AD may severely limit ETOPS of some RR-powered 787s: sources

April 14, 2018, © Leeham News: An airworthiness directive from the US Federal Aviation Administration is expected as early as Tuesday that could severely restrict flight operations some of Rolls-Royce-powered Boeing 787s. The AD is expected to require… Read More

Narrowbody and Widebody engine developments

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Is Long-Haul LCC viable? Part 3

By Bjorn Fehrm April 11, 2018, © Leeham News: In the second article if Long-Haul LCC is a viable business, we described the cost items which have to be part of a Revenue versus Cost analysis. In a… Read More

Is Airbus’ A330-800 the longest range widebody under 300 seats?

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Focus on NMA engines: all OEMs vying for Boeing’s approval

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GE/CFM in “lockstep” with Boeing on NMA

March 22, 2018, © Leeham News: GE Aviation/CFM International are in “lockstep” with Boeing for development of an engine for the New Midrange Aircraft (NMA, or 797), the CEO of GE Aviation told a JP Morgan Aviation conference… Read More