In a turn of events, S7 Technics, the premier Russian aerospace company, has been awarded the right to operate and overhaul engines of the CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B variety, all from its main campus at the Moscow airport. Many repair options will be available, which should broaden their customer base as the news gets out that they can now offer full repairs. Some repair options include ensuring pressure functions are correct, replacing or updating switches, nozzles and so much more.


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AIN Online by Mark Huber that talks about how Safran working on a new and larger engine. It was Bruno Even, Safran Helicopter Engine’s CEO who stated that 2016 was a challenging year. The company did well during the beginning of 2016. Here is what Huber said about Safran’s 2016 success.


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GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric and one of the world’s leading aircraft engine suppliers, has recently announced that RUAG Aviation has been selected as an authorized service center (ASC) for General Electric’s CF-34-10E engines. GE Aviation offers engines for a great majority of commercial aircrafts and first approached RUAG Aviation in February of 2016 with its requirements for an expedited approval process. RUAG Aviation designs, develops, and manufacturers mainly precision components and structural assemblies using the most recent technologies for the machinery industry as well as the aerospace industry. RUAG Aviation is the Aviation Division of RUAG, the Swiss technology group.


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On April 2, 2014 CFM International delivered the first of many LEAP engines for Airbus’s A320neo Jetliner, Boeing 737 Max, and Comac C919. CFM International is a joint venture of two major engine manufacturers, Sanfran of France and GE of the United States.


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Lockheed Martin and Boeing joint venture United Launch Alliance received a $373 million contract from the US Air Force to deliver launch vehicle platforms for two National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) rockets. According to the Department of Defense, this is part of the NRO’s 2013 $11 billion sole-source block buy for ULA’s services. Under the contract, ULA is to provide one Delta IV Heavy rocket and one Atlas V rocket with a four-meter fairing and two solid strap-on motors.


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Headquartered in Evendale, Ohio, GE Aviation is one of the leading aircraft engine suppliers for commercial aircrafts. It is a subsidiary of General Electric which is one of the world’s largest corporations.In 2011, Fortune ranked GE the 6th-largest firm in the U.S. as well as the 14th-most profitable and for 2012, GE’s brand was valued at an estimated USD$28.8 billion. Earlier today at an undisclosed location, GE Aviation successfully tested the F414 turbofan demonstrator engine’s rotating low-pressure turbine blades which were made up of lightweight, ceramic matrix components. The purpose of the test was to confirm the temperature and durabilities of the heat-resistant CMC turbine blades and it did just that. The test resulted in record-breaking temperature and fuel burn achievements. As the engine changes, the CMC components are changed from a static state to a rotating one, and this is where the challenge lies.


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In 2015, the American aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney is set to debut several new aircraft engines. After several failures in the oil systems along with failed ground runs, their now successful designs set the Pratt & Whitney-powered Airbus A320neo and the Bombardier CSeries for service entry—respectively bringing the PW1100G and PW1500G into official use. This will allow Pratt & Whitney to bring their commercial engine PW1000G to life along with the first flight of the PW1200G-backed Mitsubishi Regional jet. Gulfstream will also start to see the first flight tests of their new large cabin, long range business jets which are powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800 engines. The PW800 is based on the same core as the CSeries PW1500G but does not include the fan drive gear system. The G500 is due to be in service come 2018, while the G600 will debut in 2019. The largest new military engine program remains Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Securing a nearly USD$1 billion contract, Pratt & Whitney has been tapped for an eighth production lot of 48 engines along with an implementation of a production line and retrofitting fixes. Coming 2016, Pratt & Whitney looks to increase production of F-35 and KC-46A tanks with a goal of 200 engines per year by 2020.


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