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Safran Open Rotor – The Next Engine Design Leap?

Safran Open Rotor – The Next Engine Design Leap?

Safran has been working on its Open Rotor engine design for some years. But what is it? And what advantages does it hold? Will it become operational? It is certainly an unusual look. But at its heart, Safran’s Open Rotor is not a new idea. Previous iterations, from...
Pratt & Whitney Engine Cycles and Cowlings

Pratt & Whitney Engine Cycles and Cowlings

There is more information about the amount of cycles the Pratt & Whitney engine on United’s flight from Denver had, as well as Boeing’s 777 cowling for it. The NTSB is investigating the Pratt & Whitney engine failure the United Boeing 777, flight UA328 from...
Engine Wars! Frontier Picks P&W GTF For New A320neos

Engine Wars! Frontier Picks P&W GTF For New A320neos

Frontier Airlines just signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney for new P&W GTF engines. And this marks a change from their previous engine choice. After going through some strategic and ownership changes, Frontier is now an ‘Ultra Low-Cost Carrier’ in the US....