The Sky Is No Longer The Limit

The Sky Id No Longer The LimitAs private aircraft piloting is becoming more accessible to a number of population segments, advances in experimental designs that support sustainable flying have also become more prominent. This is largely due to the fact that existing turbines and radial engines can not only be obtained to be modified, but they can also be combined with better body designs and alternative power sources to propel the engines. Continue reading

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Timeless Engines Inspire Infinite Flight

Timeless Engines Inspire Infinite FlightMany flight enthusiasts appreciate the fact that while commercial air travel has made great advancements in speed and safety for larger passenger and cargo loads, the basic progression in the history of flight has remained relatively close to initial developments for propulsion. This is especially true when considering Pratt and Whitney’s R-985 and R-1340 radial engine designs, as the initial specs and configuration have undergone minimal changes since they were developed in the 1920s and 1930s. This is also highly due to the effectiveness of a piston driven flight engine that was capable of considerable horsepower. Continue reading

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Pratt & Whitney Developing New Services On Sensor Data And Analytics

Pratt & Whitney Developing New Services On Sensor Data And AnalyticsPassengers are more and more concerned about the collection of flight data and overall safety when they fly. After a series of catastrophic aerial accidents, many of which have taken place in Southeast Asia, the average consumer is demanding ever-higher standards.

In order to achieve a safer future for the aviation world, it will be necessary to develop a whole slew of technologies for recording, transmitting, and maintaining real-time data. However, the true resolution to the problem will take place in the maintenance world. Continue reading

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Plunging Oil Prices Mean Terrific Opportunities For Small And Mid-Sized Fleets

Plunging Oil Prices Mean Terrific Opportunities For Small And Mid-Sized FleetsOil prices are in a tailspin for the first time since the 1990s. Although that doesn’t always translate directly to a drop in the price of jet fuel right away, it seems that this will be a long-term trend.

That being the case, now is a great time to look at ways to take advantage of the liquidity that might be possible when you have the opportunity to spend less on your fuel. Continue reading

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Pratt & Whitney Is Moving Forward On The Use Of Green Energy In Aviation

Pratt & Whitney Is Moving Forward On The Use Of Green Energy In AviationGreen energy is one of the most promising technologies of the future. However, it’s still got a while to go before it is the defining technology that allows people to achieve all of their goals in the transportation world.

While the ultimate goal of a “green” aircraft engine — one that doesn’t rely on pricey jet fuel — is still a long way away, Pratt & Whitney is taking important steps to give the aviation industry a much more environmentally friendly outlook. Continue reading

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Common Turbine Engine Maintenance Mistakes Can Ground You For The Holidays

Common Turbine Engine Maintenance Mistakes Can Ground You For The HolidaysIt’s a fact: During the holidays, when people are thinking about heading home, you are more likely to run into maintenance issues or find that maintenance is taking longer than usual.

A holiday dip in productivity is normal across a whole range of industries, but it’s crucial to make sure that the ebb and flow of the calendar doesn’t result in any kind of safety issue. Continue reading

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More People Are Seeking Careers In Aviation And Aircraft Engine Maintenance

More People Are Seeking Careers In Aviation And Aircraft Engine MaintenanceThroughout the United States, there is a new spirit of hope out there that’s the result of something very important: The “discovery” of parents, the media, and college-aged students of “STEM” careers in science, technology, education, and math.

Needless to say, aviation is one of the most exciting and attractive areas of STEM. Since the Bureau of Labor Statistics published its recent studies indicating that aviation will most likely remain a solid area of employment for the next decade, the news has really gotten around. Continue reading

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More People In The U.S. Will Be Taking To The Skies In 2015

More People In The U.S. Will Be Taking To The Skies In 2015It’s been a long, slow time in the world of commercial aviation over the last few years. Aviation as a whole has been recovering from a number of factors that put a drag on growth — and more than one small fleet has been grounded as a result.

If you’re still flying, though, there’s good news — the big turnaround may be on its way. Continue reading

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