Articles tagged “aircraft engines”

Rolls-Royce Turns to Artificial Intelligence in Bid to Improve Airplane Engine Reliability

Rolls-Royce Turns to Artificial Intelligence in Bid to Improve Airplane Engine Reliability

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Airlines are begging engine manufacturers for more reliable technology. They hate taking a plane out of service for engine trouble. Perhaps AI will be the solution that improves reliability. Or maybe not.

3 months ago

More Engine Flaws Found After Fatal Southwest Airlines Incident Spurred Global Inspections

More Engine Flaws Found After Fatal Southwest Airlines Incident Spurred Global Inspections

Benjamin Din and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The Boeing 737 is among the most reliable jets in aviation history. But the aircraft has been involved in several high-profile incidents over the past few years. Let's hope the industry learns from these events and makes sure they do not repeat.

3 months ago

Engine-Maker Rolls-Royce is Cutting Jobs But it Has More Work to Do to Satisfy Investors

Engine-Maker Rolls-Royce is Cutting Jobs But it Has More Work to Do to Satisfy Investors

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Job cuts can only take Rolls-Royce so far. The company is in the business of selling and servicing engines, and it needs to do more of both if it wants bigger profits. Oh, and it also has to solve some issues with existing engines. Some Boeing 787 operators are not pleased with Rolls-Royce.

8 months ago

U.S. Requiring More Aircraft Engine Inspections After Southwest Failure

U.S. Requiring More Aircraft Engine Inspections After Southwest Failure

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

It's probably a good idea to broaden inspections. This will make things more arduous on airlines as the busy summer travel season approaches, but safe is better than sorry.

10 months ago

Boeing Gains an Edge as Airbus Struggles with Engine Issues

Boeing Gains an Edge as Airbus Struggles with Engine Issues

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Boeing and Airbus don't control the entire supply chain, and sometimes, that's a big problem. Manufacturers are having trouble delivering reliable engines for Airbus jets, and that is becoming a major issue for the manufacturer. But there's not much Airbus can do.

10 months ago

FAA Restricts Flying Range of Dreamliners With Potentially Faulty Engines

FAA Restricts Flying Range of Dreamliners With Potentially Faulty Engines

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

A U.S. safety watchdog ordered restrictions on 14 Boeing 787 Dreamliners after a glitch was discovered in their Rolls-Royce engines. The flying public should be grateful for corruption-free, airline safety inspectors who are willing to err on the side of caution.

10 months ago

Airlines Struggle to Keep Dreamliners Flying Because of Engine Issues

Airlines Struggle to Keep Dreamliners Flying Because of Engine Issues

Christopher Jasper, Benjamin Katz and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Worldwide, the airline industry is booming. But there's at least one problem. Airlines are struggling with reliability problems with two engines types — one from Pratt & Whitney and the other from Rolls Royce. Airlines are having to remove planes from service, and they hate that. Aircraft only make money when they fly.

10 months ago