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Pratt & Whitney under fire from U.S. regulators for engine risks

Engines manufactured by Pratt & Whitney for the latest Airbus A320neo single-aisle jetliner pose a shutdown risk, the U.S. aviation regulator warns. The warning comes after European regulators raised their concerns about potential inflight shutdown and rejected takeoffs. The Federal Aviation Association (FAA) warning, issued on February 14, 2018, cites a “knife edge seal failure” […]

‘Rare’ flaw caused American Airlines engine fire in 2016

Back in 2016, an American Airlines aircraft caught fire during take-off from the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago leading to an emergency evacuation of the plane on the tarmac. An investigation from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has discovered that the incident was caused by a rare engineering failure. On October 28, 2016, American […]

Air New Zealand flights affected by Rolls-Royce engine problems

Air New Zealand had to cancel flights and make scheduling changes because of the maintenance issues with the Rolls-Royce engines on its Boeing 787-9 aircraft, the airline announced on December 7, 2017. The airline admitted the action is being taken following two recent incidents involving the Trent 1000 engines.   Two recent incidents involving Air […]

Rolls-Royce wins $300M order from Lion Group

Rolls-Royce has announced that it has won a $300 million order from Indonesia-based Lion Group for Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power three new Airbus A330 aircraft, supported by Rolls-Royce’s engine service, TotalCare. The Lion Group already operates three of the aircraft, all powered by the Trent 700 engine. Edward Sirait, CEO of Lion Group, […]