MTU Aero Engines has accomplished another major milestone on its route to maturing the geared turbofan technology for production use. The first high-speed low-pressure turbine for the engine powering the Bombardier CSeries aircraft has been completed in Munich. The turbine will now be dispatched to Pratt & Whitney, where it will be installed in the first PurePower PW1524G engine and put through its paces on the Pratt & Whitney test stand in West Palm Beach, Florida. Certification of the new propulsion system is scheduled to take place in two years’ time in support of entry into service on Bombardier’s Cseries aircraft in 2013.
Biden FAA leader nominee withdraws after “an onslaught of unfounded Republican attacks”
American President Joe Biden’s nominee for the role of leader of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Phillip Washington, has withdrawn his name owing to “an onslaught of unfounded Republican attacks which have focused on his service and experience, CNN reported. Though his announcement for the role was made last year, since then the