What was first reported as an engine explosion on the A330-200 may have been an 'implosion'
The big Airbus looks like being around for a long time
It’s hard to define the exact shade of pink or cerise on the test engine that flew for the first time on an Airbus A380 test bed out of Toulouse overnight, and maybe that’s true of the further roles for the technology in this Rolls-Royce engine as well.
It could be the next big thing, flying on the last big thing.
So what’s left to announce at next week’s Farnborough Air Show
Rolls-Royce is proposing to re-invent the A380 with new tech engines that would give it non-stop Australia-Europe range.
The findings that Rolls-Royce failed to keep proper records and conducted its manufacturing of the Trent 900 engines used on some Airbus A380s in an unsafe manner prior to the near disastrous engine failure on QF32 in 2010 are getting something of a reputationally ruinous sequel in litigation in the US.
Apparently hidden away in the Paris Air Show equivalent of sideshow alley, a very futuristic study of zero fossil carbon releasing flight lurked in the shadows
The ATSB final report in to the uncontained failure of a Rolls-Royce RB 211 engine on a Qantas 747-400 after departing San Francisco on 30 August 2010 is not controversial. Nor should it have been. The high profile serious incident raised some valid and controversial issues concerning the Qantas closure of the RB 211 shop […]
Interesting though the photos may be, the disclosures from Airbus about the first on wing test flight of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine intended for the A350 family do leave a few things to be desired in terms of details. Such as exactly to what thrust the engine performed. This is what the press release […]