The Engine Alliance (EA) shipped the first GP7200 propulsor to Emirates on May 21. The delivery marks the first time the Engine Alliance and member company Pratt & Whitney have delivered a propulsor, rather than a full engine, to any airline. “Shipping a propulsor is an innovative way to supply spare engines,” EA chief engineer Paul Smith explained. “The fan module has a very long life, so it can be reused with a new propulsor to provide a full spare engine. It’s a huge cost savings for the customer.” According to EA industrial director Marios Evripidou, delivering spare propulsors in lieu of spare engines also helps minimize an airline’s inventory.
AAR acquires Trax to accelerate digital solutions strategy
Chicago-headquartered AAR CORP. (AAR) has announced its acquisition of Trax Corp. (trax), a leading independent provider of aircraft MRO and fleet management software to accelerate its digital solutions strategy. AAR is a global aerospace and defence aftermarket solutions company with operations in over 20 countries. It supports commercial and government customers through two operating segments: