GE90 family speciﬁcations
The General Electric GE90 engine family comprises two main variants. The are the GE90 standard, with five thrust ratings; and the GE90 Growth, with two thrust ratings. Their development, configuration & bypass ratios, thrust ratings, and emissions standards are examined.
GE90 Growth fuel burn performance
The GE90 Growth engine exclusively powers the 777-200LR and -300ER, which are mainly used for long-haul and ultra long-haul operations. The fuel burn and operating performance of the aircraft with these engines is examined on routes between 3,500nm and 9,200nm.
GE90 family maintenance costs
Removal intervals, shop visit workscope patterns & costs, LLP lives and reserves provide a guide to maintenance reserves for the GE90 Standard and GE90 Growth engines at typical rates of operation & utilisation.
Themarketfor new 60-125 seat aircraftin theAsia Paciﬁc
Although the Asia Pacific is characterised by high-density routes, the past decade has seen a large number of new low-density being opened in Malaysia, Japan, Vietnam, China & Australia. This has stimulated demand for large turboprops and RJs, and small jetliners in the 60-125 seat category.
Equipping aircraft with CPDLC to comply with Europe’s SES
Large numbers of aircraft need to have their flightdecks modified to comply with the European Commission’s mandate that operations in European airspace above 28,500 feet will have to be conducted with Protected Mode CPDLC from February 2015.
Budgeting for the cost of materials & parts in narrowbody base checks
There are many variables that affect & influence the cost of parts & materials in narrowbody airframe maintenance checks. The categories of parts and materials, the types of tasks where they are used, and what influences the quantities and costs are examined.
The path to a fully electronic system for job & task cards, technical records & SFDC
Despite the advent of intelligent digital documentation, many airlines are still generating cards in paper and signing them manually. The technological steps to achieve a system of electronically generating cards that will accept on-screen signatures, and collecting man-hour & material inputs electronically while monitoring check progress are examined here.
AEI close to STC for MD-80 p-to-f conversion & launches CRJ freighter modiﬁcation
AEI has completed flight testing its freighter-modified MD-80, and the STC should be issued before the end of 2012. It has also just launched a programme for a freighter modification for the CRJ-100/-200.