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September 25, 2021, 4:55 AM

Rolls-Royce Selected for B-52 Re-engining Program

The long-running saga of re-engining the venerable B-52 bomber has now become reality with the award of a major new engine contract to Rolls-Royce.

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B-52 re-engining
Sep 25, 2021 - 4:55 AM
The long-running saga of re-engining the venerable B-52 bomber has now become reality with the award of a major new engine contract to Rolls-Royce.
Sep 23, 2021 - 12:42 PM
Helicopter operator Bristow will also parter with Embraer's Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and has committed to purchasing up to 100 Eve EVTOLs.
Airbus Wing of Tomorrow
Sep 23, 2021 - 11:45 AM
The European aerospace group is stepping up R&D efforts with two new programs centered on improving the efficiency of aircraft wings.
Airbus ACJ TwoTwenty special-edition cabin
Sep 23, 2021 - 11:30 AM
Airbus Corporate Jets has collaborated with contemporary artist Cyril Kongo—known as “Mr. Colorful”—on a special-edition cabin for the ACJ TwoTwenty.
Ilyushin Il-96
Sep 23, 2021 - 4:25 AM
Under a new government funding plan, the Il-96 airliner would be fitted with new PD-35 turbofans to provide an improved alternative to Western aircraft.
Northern Pacific
Sep 22, 2021 - 11:02 AM
Alaska-based start-up Northern Pacific Airways is building its fleet around the Boeing 757-200 airliner as it prepares to launch services in 2022.
Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport
Sep 22, 2021 - 6:16 AM
France's Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport is hosting a pilot project to supply hydrogen fuel through a partnership with Airbus and Air Liquide.
FAI Global Express air ambulance
Sep 21, 2021 - 1:58 PM
FAI rent-a-jet's conversion of a Bombardier Global Express to an air ambulance comes after an increase in such missions requiring a long-range aircraft.
Sep 21, 2021 - 12:29 PM
Airbus has unveiled its fixed-wing CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL with a V-shaped tail and eight sets of electric motors and propellers.
Gol Vertical VA-X4
Sep 21, 2021 - 11:58 AM
Gol will bring a fleet of Vertical Aerospace's VA-X4 eVTOL aircraft into commercial service from 2024 through a deal with leasing group Avolon.