Articles tagged “rolls royce”

Virgin Atlantic CEO Predicts Airline’s Issue With Rolls-Royce Engines Is Almost Over

Virgin Atlantic CEO Predicts Airline’s Issue With Rolls-Royce Engines Is Almost Over

Brian Sumers, Skift

Earlier this week Emirates President Tim Clark blasted two engine manufacturers for producing shoddy products. Virgin Atlantic has had more than its share of problems with Rolls-Royce engines, but the airline's CEO said the situation is improving. Finally.

1 week ago

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.

9 months ago

Airbus Faces Huge Headaches in Delivering Aircraft On Time

Airbus Faces Huge Headaches in Delivering Aircraft On Time

Benjamin Katz , Bloomberg

Guillaume Faury will take control of the Airbus group in April, and the rush to deliver a record number of aircraft in the fourth quarter, given engine delays and other problems, will assuredly be a big test for him.

11 months ago

Hybrid Solutions for Cruise Ships Are Gaining Steam

Hybrid Solutions for Cruise Ships Are Gaining Steam

Áine Quinn, Bloomberg

It's good news in the fight against climate disruption. Cruise ships, which devour fossil fuels, may someday shift some of their power needs to rechargeable battery power, trimming carbon emissions along the way.

1 year ago

Norwegian Air to Rent a Superjumbo as It Sorts Out Rolls-Royce Engine Issues

Norwegian Air to Rent a Superjumbo as It Sorts Out Rolls-Royce Engine Issues

Brian Sumers, Skift

Norwegian is likely paying a lot more to a rent a gently-used Airbus A380 than it did for Wamos Air Boeing 747. But passengers hated the antiquated 747, and Norwegian took some criticism for flying it from New York to London. This is probably a better approach.

1 year ago

Pilotless Planes and Five Other Innovations That Could Change the Skies

Pilotless Planes and Five Other Innovations That Could Change the Skies

Julie Johnsson and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

A lot of this stuff is cool, and some of it may come to fruition. But only one thing scares pilot unions worldwide: pilotless planes, which are probably more feasible than most people think. That doesn't mean they're a good idea, though.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Virgin Atlantic Struggles with Boeing 787 Engine Trouble

Virgin Atlantic Struggles with Boeing 787 Engine Trouble

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Virgin Atlantic can't operate planes with unreliable engines, so it has little choice. But for passengers who have to fly a former Air Berlin Airbus A330, instead of a snazzy Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787, this is a major downgrade.

2 years ago

Dreamliner Engines Have Cracks So ANA Seeks Rolls Royce Compensation

Dreamliner Engines Have Cracks So ANA Seeks Rolls Royce Compensation

Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

ANA, the largest operator of 787 Dreamliners in the world, found cracks in its Rolls Royce engines and consequently had to cancel 18 flights in August. Some form of compensation from Rolls Royce would seem to be a no-brainer.

3 years ago