Articles tagged “engines”

Rolls-Royce Discovers New Problem With Some Dreamliner Engines

Rolls-Royce Discovers New Problem With Some Dreamliner Engines

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

We've been here before with Rolls-Royce and Dreamliner engines. Airlines will no doubt be hoping that the problem can be dealt with quickly.

4 months ago

Inspections by Southwest of Jet Engines Show No Problems

Inspections by Southwest of Jet Engines Show No Problems

Ari Natter, Bloomberg

We still don't know why a fan blade failed last month on a Southwest Airlines engine. But the good news is Southwest has inspected 35,500 aircraft-engine fan blades since the incident and has found no major flaws. That should put passengers at ease.

5 months ago

India Grounds 11 Airbus Jets in a Move the European Union Calls Unnecessary

India Grounds 11 Airbus Jets in a Move the European Union Calls Unnecessary

Benjamin Katz and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Hats off to Indian watchdogs for quickly responding to two shutdowns of aircraft with faulty parts in the past week. Affected airlines include IndiGo, India's largest carrier, with eight aircraft grounded. Hey, engine maker Pratt and Whitney: You're on notice.

7 months ago

SpiceJet Undertakes Its Largest Expansion in Bid to Take Share From Indigo

SpiceJet Undertakes Its Largest Expansion in Bid to Take Share From Indigo

Iain Marlow and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

It appears as though SpiceJet founder Ajay Singh put the struggling India carrier back on track when he returned to the airline in 2015. In its competition against Indigo, SpiceJet is trying to solidify its place in a troubled but fast-growing aviation market.

7 months ago