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ITP Aero Delivers First UltraFan Intermediate
Pressure Turbine to Rolls-Royce
ITP Aero delivered the first Rolls-Royce UltraFan intermediate pressure turbine
(IPT) from its assembly facility in Madrid. The IPT will be assembled on
the demonstration engine at Rolls-Royce's Derby facilities. Once complete, the
engine will be tested at the new engine test facility, Testbed80, in Derby. The first
run will be on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The new generation
engine will be 25 percent more fuel efficient than the original Trent 700 and is a
key element of the ITP Aero sustainability strategy as part of its commitment to
continue to improve gas turbine performance. UltraFan can be scaled to create a
family of engines capable of powering either narrow-body or wide-body aircraft.
UltraFan features a new architecture and lightweight composite materials and
a powerful aerospace gearbox. The UltraFan demonstrator will be the world's
largest engine with a fan diameter of 140 inches, according to ITP Aero. Erlantz
Cristobal, executive director of technology and engineering at ITP Aero, commented,
" We strongly believe UltraFan will play a key role in making aviation
an increasingly sustainable industry in the next decades, in line with our commitment
to lead the way in the transition to a net zero world. "
Blackhawk Aerospace Announces
Agreement To Acquire Controlling
Ownership of Recoil Aerospace
Blackhawk Aerospace
has signed a Letter of
Intent to acquire controlling
ownership of Recoil Aerospace LLC, an innovative designer and
manufacturer of lightweight, carbon fiber composite wildland fire
suppression tanks, aircraft aero structures and ballistically tolerant
auxiliary fuel tanks for helicopters. This agreement allows Blackhawk
to diversify into a growing marketplace while lending its manufacturing
experience and capabilities to expand the market for Recoil's products.
" This exciting partnership will increase Blackhawk's diversification into
a growing global market, " says Matt Shieman, chairman of Blackhawk
Aerospace. " The fire suppression market is growing with global
demand increasing for new technology to replace aging products and
solutions, which are 15 to 20 years old. Recoil is an innovative company
with fresh, unique capabilities and solutions. Our two companies will
combine efforts to accelerate delivery of new technology into this high
growing global market that needs new, diverse solutions immediately. "
Boeing Reaches Record
$2 Billion in E-Commerce Sales
Boeing achieved an annual record for e-commerce
parts sales last year with more than $2 billion in
online orders. Fueled by investment in digital tools,
Boeing Distribution Inc. (formerly Aviall) sold nearly
70,000 parts products through its e-commerce site
to commercial and government customers, eclipsing
pre-pandemic levels. Commercial orders accounted
for $1.5 billion in sales, reflecting the continued recovery
in the airline industry.
" Our $2 billion closeout
to 2021 was a great capstone as the market heads to
a more stable recovery, " said Ted Colbert, president
and chief executive officer, Boeing Global Services.
" Our e-commerce capabilities are a great example of
the digital solutions we provide to enable industry
recovery and growth. " Boeing Distribution's online
revenue last year was 15 percent higher compared
to pre-pandemic levels, while orders were 20 percent
higher. Stronger sales came as the company rolled out
new tools to improve customer experience, including
a new homepage, a live chat and a knowledge center.
The refreshed e-commerce parts website, which
features over 500,000 products, saw 5 million visits.
AeroMobil Announces the World's
First 4-Seater Flying Car
AeroMobil announces the second model of its revolutionary
flying car, the 4-seater AM NEXT. AM
NEXT leverages the groundbreaking engineering
of AM4.0, the world's first production flying car.
AM4.0 is a 2-seater luxury personal vehicle - more
than a supercar and a light aircraft combined, it is
a new species of vehicle that will start deliveries in
2024. The primary business model for AM NEXT,
launching in 2027, is a fleet aerial ride-hailing service.
AM NEXT will provide significant time savings on
regional routes in the 100-500 mile range, which are
too far to drive and too short, or inconvenient, to fly.
AM NEXT will provide no-hassle travel: door-to-door
single-seat convenience and comfort, to work, rest,
play or just enjoy the view.


Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of March-April_2022

Industry Inspection
Aircraft Cabin Lighting Technology and Trends
How Events Like the AMC Can Help Attract the Next Generation of Female Technicians
The Pivotal Work of Preventative Maintenance
Few Pandemic Problems for Paint
Exploring the Helicopter Market Landscape and MRO Ecosystem
EAGLE Stakeholders Seek Solution to Leaded Fuel
Human Factors Interventions that Keep on Giving
FEAM Aero's Growth Mindset
Modular Maintenance Stands for All Aircraft Types
Advertiser’s Index
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March-April_2022 - EDITOR’S TAKEOFF
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March-April_2022 - Industry Inspection
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March-April_2022 - Aircraft Cabin Lighting Technology and Trends
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March-April_2022 - How Events Like the AMC Can Help Attract the Next Generation of Female Technicians
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March-April_2022 - The Pivotal Work of Preventative Maintenance
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March-April_2022 - Few Pandemic Problems for Paint
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March-April_2022 - Exploring the Helicopter Market Landscape and MRO Ecosystem
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March-April_2022 - EAGLE Stakeholders Seek Solution to Leaded Fuel
March-April_2022 - FOR THE RECORD
March-April_2022 - Human Factors Interventions that Keep on Giving
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March-April_2022 - FEAM Aero's Growth Mindset
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March-April_2022 - ARSA INSIGHT
March-April_2022 - Modular Maintenance Stands for All Aircraft Types
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March-April_2022 - Advertiser’s Index
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