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Continental Introduces Diesel For Helicopters

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Continental Aerospace Technologies has introduced a diesel engine for helicopters at Aero Friedrichschafen in Germany. The CD-170R is expected to be certified in Europe next year. The turbocharged engine puts out 170 horsepower and is direct drive with no gearbox. That saves 37 pounds. This is a major innovation milestone in Continental’s history that will

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Honeywell Creates AI-based Tool for MROs, Manufacturers

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Honeywell Performance+ for Aerospace uses the Forge platform to offer AI and machine-learning efficiencies Honeywell today unveiled a cloud-based platform through its Forge technology that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help manufacturers and MROs modernize production and lower operational costs. Honeywell Performance+ for Aerospace is part of an overarching effort by the aerospace

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CFM CEO Expects Leap Engine To Hit CFM56 Benchmark Soon

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HAMBURG—With some 75% of the new single-aisle engine market and the worst post-pandemic supply chain issues in the rearview mirror, CFM International’s focus is now on increasing the time on wing of its Leap engines. Speaking at Airbus’ Hamburg Finkenwerder site as easyJet took delivery of its latest Leap-powered Airbus A320neo, CFM CEO Gaël Méheust

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Cessna unveils enhanced pistons

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WICHITA, Kansas — Textron Aviation has revealed the first deliveries of its enhanced Cessna Skyhawk, Cessna Skylane, Turbo Skylane, and Turbo Stationair HD aircraft. “These latest product investments aim to provide a modern and stylish tone that aligns with the newest Cessna Citation jets, while maintaining the renowned comfort, durability and performance of the iconic

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Textron eAviation Shows Off FAA-approved Velis, Works on Nexus eVTOL

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Pipistrel subsidiary is driving electric aircraft innovation at the Textron division This week at the Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo, Textron eAviation is showing off its first Pipistrel Velis Electro to receive an FAA exemption from light sport aircraft (LSA) regulations. The exemption came March 4 and permits the electric-powered, two-seat airplane to be operated

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Riyadh Air and Artefact join forces to innovate AI solutions for aviation industry

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Riyadh Air, Saudi Arabia’s digitally native, world-class airline, and Artefact, a global data and AI transformation services consultancy, have signed a strategic partnership to revolutionize the aviation industry through AI applications. Utilizing cutting-edge cloud and AI technologies, the partnership will focus on building Riyadh Air’s data analytics platform and developing AI solutions across its main

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Funding Confirmed for Cranfield Hydrogen Integration Incubator

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Aerospace university will be a hub for developing hydrogen propulsion for aviation. The UK’s Cranfield University is to establish a research hub to advance the development of hydrogen-powered aircraft with £69 million ($87 million) in new public-private funding announced this week. The new Cranfield Hydrogen Integration Incubator (CH2i) is backed by £46 million injected by

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Air Astana announces settlement with Pratt & Whitney

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Air Astana Group has reached a settlement with Pratt & Whitney in connection to its PW1100G engines fitted to the carrier’s A320-200neo aircraft. In a Kazakhstan Stock Exchange filing on March 27, the Air Astana (KC, Astana Nursultan Nazarbayev) and FlyArystan parent said the settlement “will help address costs and will supplement the existing range

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Electron Unveils All-electric Five-seat Utility Aircraft

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The Dutch start-up aims to be ready to start deliveries in 2028 Electron Aerospace is stepping up work to bring a five-seat all-electric aircraft to market by the end of this decade. The Dutch start-up unveiled an updated design for the Electron 5 model, for which it intends to start deliveries in 2028. As battery

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FAA Consults on Special Conditions for Safran Electric Engine

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The EngineUs family of electric motors has been selected for several new aircraft The FAA this week opened a consultation on proposed special conditions for certifying Safran’s EngineUs 100 electric motors. The propulsion systems have been selected for use on multiple new electric and hybrid-electric aircraft, including the nine-passenger eSTOL model being developed by Electra

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