Tag Archives: Jet Engines

Avionics Giants Pursue Synthetic Vision for Credit

Having gained a foothold in the flightdecks of high-end business jets, synthetic-vision displays are moving down-range to light jets and turboprops, and preparing to step across to the military arena. Eventually the commercial airline market will follow. Meanwhile, the ability to generate flight displays from onboard databases is acting as a springboard for new cockpit […]

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Technicians prepare a US Air Force C-17 for engine health monitoring tests as part of the Vehicle Integrated Propulsion Research program -- a collaboration by NASA, the Air Force, and Pratt & Whitney to create a sensor system for early diagnosis of engine problems. (Source: NASA)

NASA Will Use Cereal & Crayons to Test Engine Sensors

NASA researchers are planning to put the engines of a C-17 cargo transport plane on a diet of cereal and crayons as part of a series of tests of new health diagnostic sensors that they hope will become an early warning system for potential engine failure. The space agency says its Aviation Safety Program is […]

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Holographic Technology Lets One Assemble a Jet Engine Without an Engineering Degree

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to be able to figure out, or at least, have a go at assembling a jet engine thanks to General Electric’s (GE) partnership with BBDO New York to develop Throttle Up, which is an immersive, holographic sensory experience that will run throughout the entire Creative Week in […]

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Mitsubishi MRJ PW1200G testbed

Pratt & Whitney Starts Flight Tests of MRJ Engine

Flight tests of the PW1200G geared turbofan for Mitsubishi’s Regional Jet (MRJ) got under way at Mirabel, Canada, on April 30. The engine was flown on Pratt’s second Boeing 747SP flying testbed, which is modified with an upper fuselage-mounted stub wing to test smaller turbofans and turboprops. Pratt & Whitney expects to run through the […]

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Rolls-Royce Awarded Propulsion System Order for F-35B

Pratt & Whitney has awarded Rolls-Royce a $315 million contract to produce LiftSystem equipment for 17 F135-powered short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B combat aircraft. Announced on 1 May, the propulsion system order covers the delivery of LiftFans, roll posts and three-bearing swivel modules this year for 17 aircraft included in Lockheed Martin's fourth […]

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Testing a GE-made jet engine at StandardAero's facility in Winnipeg, MB.

Winnipeg's $50-Million Dollar Jet Engine Testing Facility

"This is the coolest of the cool," says Brent Ostermann, the engineer in charge of babysitting the 6,000-kilogram jet engine affixed six metres above his head. The General Electric next-generation (GEnx) turbine was designed to be strapped to a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. But before it is, it must face the rigours of GE’s new aircraft […]

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