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F-35 experiences F-135 Engine delivery delays
Air Engine and Transmission

F-35 experiences F-135 Engine delivery delays

GOA states that F-35 experiences delays in the delivery of F135 engines, which endangers the delivery of this aircraft according to the schedule.

Pentagon Cancels New Engine Programme for F-35 Jets
Engine and Transmission

Pentagon Cancels New Engine Programme for F-35 Jets

Pentagon decided not to continue the programme to develop a new engine for the F-35 fighter jet as it was too expensive according to the fiscal 2024 budget.

Rolls-Royce Tests B-52 Stratofortresses New Turbofans
Air Modernisation Engine and Transmission

Rolls-Royce Tests B-52 Stratofortresses New Turbofans

Rolls-Royce North America has conducted an initial series of engine tests with F130 engines that will power 76 B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers in the future. The Company expects to deliver over 600 engines as part of the B-52 modernisation program. The testing is performed at the company’s NASA Stennis Space Centre outdoor facility in Mississippi, U.S.

Pentagon Suspends Deliveries of F-35 Engines
Engine and Transmission

Pentagon Suspends Deliveries of F-35 Engines

According to Defence News, Pratt & Whitney has suspended deliveries of a new F135 engine for the F-35 Lightning II jets.

Pratt & Whitney delivered the 1,000th F135 engine
Air Engine and Transmission

Pratt & Whitney delivered the 1,000th F135 engine

US company Pratt & Whitney announced the US Department of Defence delivery of the 1,000th F135 engine for the F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation fighter.

AKINCI Attack UAV Broke its Altitude Record
Air Unmanned Systems Engine and Transmission

AKINCI Attack UAV Broke its Altitude Record

Baykar’s Bayraktar AKINCI Attack UAV broke its altitude record for the third time by flying at 45,118 feet (13,716 meters). Bayraktar AKINCI B, the model of AKINCI Attack UAV equipped with two 750 hp Pratt & Whitney engines, set its altitude record higher.

Demir: There are three Alternative Engines for TF-X
Engine and Transmission

Demir: There are three Alternative Engines for TF-X

President of Defence Industries Demir has presented the TF-X Engine road map for the future and he said three solutions would be on the table.

Canada issues Military Embargo to Turkey
Bilateral Relations

Canada issues Military Embargo to Turkey

Canada has cancelled the licenses for military goods exported to Turkey. The Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the export permits suspended last autumn have been cancelled as of today.

Belgian Air Force Grounds F-16 Fleet
Air Modernisation

Belgian Air Force Grounds F-16 Fleet

Belgian Air Force announced from its Twitter account that an F-16 aircraft had engine problems on take-off and landed immediately on February 11. The investigation shows that several engines are likely to present the same problem. It is why all the F-16 engines must be checked and the fleet immobilized while awaiting results.