Rolls-Royce AE2100
Aviation Engineering & Leasing News

Rolls-Royce set for Hydrogen fuelled engine test

Rolls-Royce has said that they are ready to begin carrying out ground tests on the first hydrogen-fuelled AE2100 aero engine as part of its race to net zero programme. Working in conjunction with low-cost carrier easyJet, Rolls-Royce is exploring hydrogen as a future fuel for aviation replacing conventional fossil fuels. [read more]

An easyJet Airbus lands at Gatwick Airport (Max Thrust Digital)
Aviation Engineering & Leasing News

easyJet to upgrade A320s with DPO software

easyJet (U2/EZY) is set to upgrade its Airbus A320 family flight management software with a fuel-saving Descent Performance Optimisation (DPO) update. The new software will allow the low-cost carrier to take advantage of Continuous Descent Approach (CDA) into airports saving fuel and reducing emissions whilst also reducing the airline’s noise [read more]

Great Western Air Ambulance

Babcock renews contract with Great Western Air Ambulance

Great Western Air Ambulance and Babcock have announced they have agreed an extension of their partnership for a further five years. The deal means that Babcock will continue to supply specialist aviation support to the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) including Helicopters, pilots, ground staff, and engineering support. Director [read more]

Airbus increases hydrogen innovation with UK centre
Aviation Engineering & Leasing News

Aerospace companies top UK innovation funding

Aerospace companies make up 4 of the top 5 recipients of funding from Innovate UK, the UK government’s national innovation agency. Rolls-Royce, which makes aerospace engines, heads the list having received a total of £688,544,903.68 in funding from Innovate UK. The Derby-based manufacturer is developing ways to make aviation more [read more]

An artists impression of the B21 Raider
Military Aviation News

B-21: US set to unveil next-generation stealth bomber

Northrop Grumman Corporation in partnership with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) will unveil the next generation of stealth bombers, the B-21 Raider, in the first week of December it has been confirmed. Set to compliment the B2 bomber, the B-21 is a sixth-generation bomber capable of carrying conventional and nuclear [read more]