British manufacturer Rolls-Royce has found premature wear, including the formation of small cracks, on “some” of its Trent XWB engines, which power Airbus A350 aircraft. These cracks were identified on a “small number” of Trent XWB-84 engines that have been in scheduled service for four to five years, during a round of regular shop visits.
Standard and Poor’s has slashed the credit rating of British engineering manufacturer Rolls-Royce to junk on Thursday evening. The company cited the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the manufacturing industry, with spillover effect for the already-struggling aviation sector. “Actions to contain the pandemic, including government-imposed social distancing measures, travel restrictions, and stay-at-home orders, have
Airbus and British engineering multinational Rolls Royce have scrapped plans to launch a hybrid-electric aircraft, the 'E-Fan X.'
Rolls Royce is facing the brunt of the growing aviation crisis as, the engine maker has seen 50% of its revenue vanish almost overnight, as airlines and aerospace builders stop placing aircraft orders and stop paying rent on engines.
Airlines are increasingly seeking to capture back value from aircraft orders, often eyeing side deals involving their growing MRO divisions. So seems to be the case for Korean Air selecting Pratt & Whitney’s GTF to power its A321neo aircraft.
Air New Zealand says it has leased two aircraft from alliance partner Cathay Pacific as cover while its Boeing 787-9 fleet undergoes required engine checks.