British Airways said an Airbus Group NV jet is undergoing engineering checks after suffering an engine surge that caused the pilot to abort a flight to France and return to the carrier’s London Heathrow base.
Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc, the world’s No. 2 commercial jet-engine maker, will pursue geared turbofan technology championed by rival Pratt & Whitney as it seeks to power future Boeing Co. and Airbus Group NV aircraft.
MTU Aero Engines AG cut its sales outlook for this year as delays in the Bombardier Inc. CSeries narrow-body jet defer delivery of some powerplants and airline spending for in-service engines grows more modestly.
Airbus Group NV and Boeing Co. spent a week with Asian companies sounding more like cocktails than airlines, some of which didn’t exist a year ago, highlighting the region’s status as one of the most dynamic aircraft markets.
Airbus Group NV is studying an upgrade of its A330 wide-body jet with more efficient engines in a contest that may pit General Electric Co. against Rolls-Royce Group Plc, people familiar with the plan said.
A unit of Dutch aerospace company Fokker Technologies Holding BV is poised to secure a reprieve from criminal charges that it violated U.S. sanctions against Iran, two people briefed on the matter said.
The Pentagon’s contract management agency will withhold 5 percent of billings on the next four F-35 jet engine contracts from United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt & Whitney unit, according to a Defense Department spokesman.