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Concorde – Was It A Success, Or A Failure?

Concorde – Was It A Success, Or A Failure?

Was the iconic Concorde a successful design, or a failed one? And why, despite the public’s adoration, did it retire with no successors? We have referred to Concorde before, in passing. We did it to explain the development of the 747, and why Boeing designed it for...
Rolls-Royce – Shutdown For Two Weeks To Save Costs

Rolls-Royce – Shutdown For Two Weeks To Save Costs

Worrying news comes from Rolls-Royce, with the engine manufacturer considering a two-week shutdown, to reduce costs. The proposal is for next summer. We have looked into the company before, and how the pandemic has affected its finances. The British jet engine...
Rolls-Royce – UltraFan Project Still Goes On

Rolls-Royce – UltraFan Project Still Goes On

Rolls-Royce decided to continue development of its UltraFan engine project, even though it doesn’t have any customer demand for it. For some time now, the British engine manufacturer has specialized itself as an engine maker for long-haul airliners. Rolls-Royce would...
New Engine For A Mystery New Airbus?

New Engine For A Mystery New Airbus?

An ongoing spat between engine makers in the US reveals that Airbus has been in talks with GE for a new smaller engine design. But for what plane? General Electric (GE) are unhappy. The engine manufacturer, who partners Safran to make the CFM-56 and LEAP-1 engines,...
Rolls-Royce – UltraFan Project Still Goes On

Rolls-Royce Switches Focus Towards Smaller Jets

As a historical engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce reconsiders its future direction, with smaller engines, instead of concentrating on widebodies. Demand for aircraft in the future seems to favour smaller aircraft, and Rolls-Royce doesn’t want to be left behind. Some...