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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines
New Lafayette jet engine manufacturing facility

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 04 April, 2014
GE Aviation will break ground this year on a new $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette, Indiana.
 
F136 Test Fighter Jet Engine In Preparation

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 15 September, 2010
The fifth development engine from Rolls-Royce for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is in preparation for entering flight testing next year
 
JSF Vote Welcomed By GE Aviation

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 31 May, 2010
GE Aviation responds to the continuation of funding voted on by the US Government for the development of the Joint Strike Fighter Engine
 
US Government Committee Endorses Competitive Approach on JSF Propulsion

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 21 May, 2010
GE Aviation has applauded moves by the House Armed Services Committee to endorse annual direct competition on the propulsion system for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
 
UAV Laser Power Blueprint Produced

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 06 May, 2010
LaserMotive has produced initial designs for a propulsion system for unmanned aerial vehicles based on Laser Power
 
Fixed Price Offer Delivered on F136 Engine

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 29 April, 2010
Costs on the Joint Strike Fighter program could be significantly reduced if the Pentagon accepts fixed price engine build offer tendered by GE Aviation and Rolls-Royce
 
Marine Corps Tanker Aircraft Engine Contract

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 08 April, 2010
Rolls-Royce will supply aero-engines for the KC-130J Super Hercules tanker fleet operated by the US Marine Corps
 
Engine Upgrades For 10 British Army Lynx Helicopters

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 29 March, 2010
AgustaWestland will supply LHTEC CTS800-4N engines for use in upgrading Lynx Mk 9 helicopters owned by the British Army
 
Synthetic Alternative to Petroleum Based Fuel To Be Evaluated For Use By The USAF

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 26 March, 2010
America’s Air Force is planning to test synthetic fuel developed by Accelergy and the EERC using coal and biomass
 
F136 Engine Milestone Reached by GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 24 March, 2010
Afterburner tests successfully completed on the F136 engine which included the engine nozzle which is common to the joint strike fighter aircraft
 
LiftSystem Demonstration on Successful Lightning II Vertical Landing

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 22 March, 2010
The Rolls-Royce LiftSystem vertical lift propulsion system demonstrated its capabilities with the successful vertical landing of an F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter at Patuxent River
 
Digital Engine Control Contract for Use on US Army Helicopters

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 23 February, 2010
The OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters owned by the US Army to be equipped with digital engine control for the M250 engine
 
Repair Capability Research Grant for Integrally Bladed Rotors

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 19 February, 2010
Optomec will undertake further research into repairing gas turbine aircraft engines which use nickel-based superalloy integrally bladed rotors
 
Fuel injection improves performance of unmanned aerial system engines

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 25 January, 2010
Insitu’s heavy fuel engine now has the ability to be fitted with electronic fuel injection to provide field upgrades enabling performance improvements in existing UAS fleets
 
Development contract for solid oxide fuel cell manufacturing

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 06 January, 2010
The Air Force Research Laboratory is working with Optomec on upgrading fuel cell production facility for Wright-Patterson
 
Continued US support for F136 engine welcomed by Rolls-Royce

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 23 December, 2009
Funding for the F136 engine will continue, providing competition for the Joint Strike Fighter propulsion program
 
AgustaWestland - Upgraded British Army Lynx flies with new engines

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 17 September, 2009
AgustaWestland has announced the successful first flight of the British Army’s first Lynx AH Mk.9A fitted with more powerful CTS800 engines, just 10 months after contract award. The maiden flight, lasting 60 minutes, took place today at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility with the aircraft handling as expected.
 
Lockheed Martin F-35B exceeds STOVL thrust requirement

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 24 April, 2009
Hover-Pit ground tests talidate propulsion system and aircraft response
 
ATK - New class of hypersonic propulsion systems for near-term flight

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 18 March, 2009
ATK's Hypersonic System Built with Conventional Materials and BurnsReadily-Available Jet Fuel
 
Harrier Pegasus Engine - New Support Contract

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 30 January, 2009
RAF and Royal Navy Harrier 'jump-jets' are set to benefit from a new £198M support contract signed with Rolls-Royce to support the aircraft's Pegasus engine over the next ten years.
 
U.S. Air Force E-8C Joint STARS Takes Off With New Engines

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 26 December, 2008
The U.S. Air Force E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) test bed aircraft took to the air Saturday, powered by new Pratt & Whitney JT-8D-219 engines.
 
UK MoD - Sea King Engine Contract

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 23 December, 2008
MoD has awarded Rolls-Royce Defence Aerospace a £258 million contract to support the engines on its fleet of Royal Navy and Royal Air Force Sea King helicopters.
 
Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine successfully completes its first supersonic flight

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 26 November, 2008
Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine successfully completed its first supersonic flight, reaching a top speed of Mach 1.05, or about 680 miles per hour.
 
Joint STARS Engines Complete FAA Certification Flights

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 23 October, 2008
The U.S. Air Force E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) engine upgrade program reached a major milestone last week after successfully completing Federal Aviation Administration supplemental type certification flights.
 
SAIC Awarded $39 Million Contract by U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 03 October, 2008
Company to Support Dragon Operations Centers and Ground Control Stations for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operations
 
GKN Aerospace to supply complete engine modules

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 16 July, 2008
Two strategic developments at GKN Aerospace have been central in bringing the Company's core propulsion systems operation to the position where it can offer aero-engine primes the capability to manufacture and supply complete, assembled jet engine fan, turbine exhaust or compressor case modules.
 
EADS - Indian Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE)

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 14 June, 2008
EADS Test & Services installs test systems at the Indian Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) to support combat aircraft development • EADS Test & Service’s first sale of Throttle Systems into India. • Kaveri Engine for India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)
 
Northrop Grumman Begins Installing New Engines On Joint STARS

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 21 May, 2008
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation two undefinitized contracts, worth $300 million collectively, to complete non-recurring engineering, flight test/certification and begin production of new engines for the service's E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet.
 
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne assembly

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 23 March, 2008
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has completed assembly of flight clearance engine SJX61-2 as part of the Scramjet Engine Demonstrator-WaveRider (SED-WR) Program. This engine configuration will power a record-setting test flight of the Boeing X-51A hypersonic vehicle next year. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) is a United Technologies Corp. Company
 
Carmanah Technologies - Solar Powered 704-5 light and EverGEN Solar Engine

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 04 March, 2008
Carmanah's range of solar-powered airfield lights includes industry-proven lighting products for runways, taxiways, thresholds, helipads, obstructions and more. Using durable and long-lasting LEDs in place of incandescent bulbs, and operating independently of the electrical grid, Carmanah's solar-powered airfield lights offer unprecedented reliability, wherever they're needed.
 
Integran Technologies USA - microstructural-optimization process applicable to jet engine components.

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 27 February, 2008
Integran Technologies USA a supplier of nanotechnology-enabled metallurgical products and processes, has announced that it has been awarded a Phase I SBIR contract by the US Air Force (Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH) for the development of a novel selective surface alloying and microstructural-optimization process applicable to jet engine components.
 
AKV - new BK117 Twin Engine Cycle Counter Approval

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 31 October, 2007
AKV has received FAA STC and PMA approval for the new BK117 Twin Engine Cycle Counter. The new BK117 Cycle Counter allows operators to fully conform with the engine manufacturer requirement for Gas Producer (Ng) and Free Turbine (Np) cycle counting.
 
Eurojet - First Tranche II EJ200 engine delivered

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 30 October, 2007
First Tranche II EJ200 engine delivered for Eurofighter Typhoon
 
ATK and Lockheed Martin - F-35 Lightning II

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 20 June, 2007
ATK and Lockheed Martin Sign Letter of Agreement for Composite Production on the F-35 Lightning II
 
QinetiQ - Defence Fuels Group Technical Support Extension

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 03 March, 2007
QinetiQ has secured a two-year contract extension worth £7m to continue the provision of technical support to the MOD's Defence Fuels Group (DFG) for fuels and lubricants.
 
Rolls-Royce joins with Heli-Lynx for AS355 upgrades

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 03 March, 2007
Rolls-Royce has reached an agreement with Heli-Lynx Helicopter Services to upgrade Eurocopter AS355 aircraft.
 
Rolls-Royce awarded $235m USAF services agreements

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 02 February, 2007
Rolls-Royce has signed two contracts with the US Air Force for aftermarket services and spares for C-130J military transport aircraft. The two contracts have a total value of up to $235 million over five years.
 
Rolls Royce Royal Australian Navy A$50m Contract

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 28 November, 2006
Rolls-Royce and Kellogg Brown & Root sign A$50m Royal Australian Navy support contract
 
Rolls-Royce & GE Fighter Engine Team - F-35 Engine

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 20 November, 2006
GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team successfully completes design review for F-35 engine
 
ATK and Rocketplane Kistler Annouce Agreement for K-1

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 08 November, 2006
Rocketplane Kistler and ATK Announce Agreement for K-1 Launch Vehicle and COTS Program
 
Volvo Aero Norway Supplier to GE for JSF

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Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 02 November, 2006
Volvo Aero Norway to be supplier to the General Electric engine for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)
 
 
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