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The engines that power Indian aviation

The CFM LEAP engine powering the retro livery Tata SIA Airlines Vistara Airbus A320neo. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal. Used with permission.

Indian aviation has been on a growth path. With demand growing by leaps and bounds, the number of aircraft in the skies has soared. And the growth is likely to continue. These aircraft are faster, more efficient and more advanced than ever before and much of this efficiency is by virtue of the engines. Each aircraft is powered by specific …

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British Airways Las Vegas engine fire: Report suggests compressor failure

British Airways Boeing 777-200ER G-VIIA

The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report on the engine fire that occurred during takeoff of British Airways flight BA 2276, a Boeing 777-200ER, registration G-VIIO, at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (IATA: LAS). The report’s initial factual findings suggest a failure in the high pressure compressor (HPC) area. The engine case showed multiple …

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Jet’s engine service agreement with GE indicates deployment of 777s to Etihad

Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER VT-JEG performing flight 9W117 from London approaches Mumbai airport

India’s largest private carrier Jet Airways has extended its comprehensive engine service agreement, OnPoint, with General Electric. The agreement valued at over $200 million, will cover the 22 GE90-115B engines powering the airline’s 10 Boeing 777-300ERs, with GE providing the maintenance, repair and overhaul of these engines through 2022. Jet has also contracted GE to increase the thrust of its …

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Through the lens: Delhi after dark – part 2

Continuing from Part – 1 in this series, first up we have A6-EGE, a three year old Boeing 777-300ER of Emirates. It is powered by two General Electric GE90-115B engines. It is seen here bearing a special decal for the ongoing world cup in Brazil. Next up is B-5936, is a nine month old Airbus A330-200 operated by China Eastern …

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Etihad kicks off Dubai airshow with mamomth Boeing 777-9X, 777-8X and 787-10 order

by Devesh Agarwal From top, clockwise, Boeing CGI of Etihad 787-10, 777-8X, 777-9X United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) national carrier, Etihad Airways PJSC, kicked off the Dubai Air Show with a massive order for 56 wide-body Boeing aircraft with options to purchase for an additional 26 aircraft taking the quantity up to 82 at a list price valuation of $25.2 billion. …

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GE Aviation testing new composite fan blades for the GE9X engine

by BA Staff Image courtesy GE GE Aviation has begun testing on its new composite fan blades for the GE9X, the next-generation GE90 engine that will power Boeing’s 777X aircraft. This validation test is the first of several testing programs GE has planned this year for the GE9X fan module. The first round of fan blade tests occurred in June …

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Infographic: Boeing 777 engine manufacturers’ shares

by Devesh Agarwal The Asiana Boeing 777-200ER which crashed at San Francisco International airport was powered by Pratt and Whitney PW4090 series engines. Three engine manufacturers have offered power plants for the Boeing 777. Pratt and Whitney offered the PW4000 series. Rolls Royce offered its Trent 800 and General Electric offered its GE90 series. The infographic below shows the share …

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Videos: Behind the scenes of an A380 departure and an engine inspection

Our two videos today come courtesy Air France. Have you ever wondered what happens around your plane while you are waiting for your flight to board and depart? In first video, Air France reveals an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the frenetic activity performed by hundreds of people prior to the departure of an A380. Next go behind the scene at …

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Night photos from Delhi Indira Gandhi international airport – the Boeing 777 collection

Continuing our photo essay (see part one) on the night photography at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), thanks to the support of the kind friends at Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd. (DIAL) and the DGCA, today is the Boeing 777 collection. The 777 is largest twin-engine airliner in the world, along with being one of the most popular, and the …

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Photo: Rolls Royce Trent XWB – one mother of an engine

A picture is worth a thousand words. The picture below shows the size of the new engines like the Rolls Royce Trent XWB, the GE90, the GEnx, that power the jetliners of today. Crew of the maiden flight of the Rolls Royce Trent XWB engine Share your thoughts.

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Audio and Video: The moaning of GE90-115B – the largest commercial jet engine

Ask any plane spotter about the General Electric GE90-155B engines and you will get a universal thumbs-up. The largest engines fitted on any commercial jet, two GE90’s power every Boeing 777 made today; the -300ER, the -200LR, or the freighter. Put the engine size in perspective. Compare the ground engineer near the nose wheel. To give you an idea of …

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Video: Emirates Boeing 777-300ER take off from Bangalore

Bangalore Aviation regular Aditya Kamath recently flew the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER from Bangalore to Dubai. He made a video of the take off. Turn the volume up high to hear those great GE90-115B engines. Visit Aditya’s Flickr page to see some more photos from his trip.

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