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The world’s largest engine manufacturer is set to establish an MRO facility in India.

The world's largest engine manufacturer is set to establish an MRO facility in India.

It is typical for a company to handle product services when a product is sold in the market. What happens if the product costs millions of dollars and requires a significant amount of time to fix? Yes, we are talking about aircraft engines.

In a comparable way, India has recently experienced a rise in demand for aerospace parts as a result of an increase in aircraft orders.

This year, Air India placed a sizable aircraft order, choosing some of the engines from Boeing and Airbus models. The company has now decided to establish its own MRO facility in India in order to expedite and reduce the time needed for aircraft engine repairs.

Yes, we are referring to Rolls-Royce, the biggest manufacturer of aircraft engines in the world, which has experience producing everything from small jets to the biggest engines ever. According to Finacial Express , the company is currently considering opening an MRO set up in India.

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Air India is considering its options for a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) center in the nation as it gets ready to introduce its first wide-body aircraft, which will be powered by Rolls-Royce engines.

Air India had placed an order for 68 Trent XWB-97 engines

Rolls-Royce revealed in February that Air India had placed an order for 68 Trent XWB-97 engines—plus options for an additional 20—to power the Airbus A350-1000. Additionally, 12 Trent XWB-84 engines—the only engine option available for the Airbus A350-900—were ordered by the Tata-controlled airline.

This is the first time an Indian airline has ordered a Trent XWB, and as a result of the agreement, Air India will become the world’s largest operator of Trent XWB-97s. Air India has ordered six A350-900 and 34 A350-1000 wide-body aircraft from Airbus. An Indian airline will be using an A350 commercial aircraft for the first time.

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Engines require extensive maintenance protocols. Moving forward, we as engine manufacturers need to have a strong working relationship with Air India.

Rolls-Royce, unlike other manufacturers, is not taking any risks. In just two years, Pratt & Whitney engines caused several Indian airlines to experience problems. This prompted them to switch to alternative engines, much as Indigo Airlines did when it switched from Airbus to CFM engines. Currently, Rolls-Royce is receiving large orders from customers and improving smooth operations.

As of right now, Rolls-Royce maintains an MRO center in Singapore and China. It is currently intended to be built in India. This will have a significant impact on the Indian aerospace industry because it will draw in additional investors and strengthen the sector.

Due to a significant volume of orders from Indian carriers such as Air India, Indigo, and Akasa Air, some Boeing and Airbus are already planning to construct their engineering and maintenance centers in India.

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Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

The 777-9 has commenced certification flight testing at Boeing Field in Seattle. This is a crucial step under the supervision of our regulator to certify the airplane and deliver it to customers worldwide.

Amidst Boeing’s current challenges, the B777X stands out as a project that could revitalize the brand. It is highly anticipated, and Boeing is keen to clear FAA certifications to release it as soon as possible.

Boeing 777-8F vs Airbus A350F: Comparing two Premium aircraft : Click here

The aircraft is two years behind its initial commitment date. During this time, the company has rigorously tested it under various conditions to ensure its readiness for commercial service.

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Boeing has announced that the 777X will be used for both passenger and freighter services, depending on customer requirements.

Boeing’s 777X program has achieved a major milestone with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granting approval to begin certification flight tests, marking a significant step towards the aircraft’s entry into commercial service.

Mega Comparison of Boeing 777x vs A350-1000 Aircraft : Click here

The European Union granted approval for this merger in February, and Korean Air anticipates U.S. regulatory approval by the end of October.

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Following Airbus’ breakthrough with Korean Air, Reuters reported in April that Korean Air was considering a new Boeing order focused on the 777X, an advanced version of the 777 mini-jumbo.

Boeing 777-9 First certification

The first certification flight test of the 777-9 took place on Friday evening, with FAA personnel onboard alongside Boeing’s pilots and flight test team.

According to The Seattle Times, the aircraft departed from Boeing Field shortly after 6 p.m. and landed nearly two hours later after flying along the Washington and Oregon coast.

The 777X, an upgraded version of the successful 777 twinjet, features new engines and carbon composite wings with folding wingtips to accommodate standard airport gates.

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The first variant, the 777-9X, is designed to carry 426 passengers in a two-class configuration for long-haul international flights.

Comparison of two legendary aircraft Boeing 777x vs Boeing 747 aircraft : Click here

Boeing B777x total orders

Boeing has secured 481 orders for the aircraft, with Emirates being the largest customer, having ordered over 200 units. The planemaker has already built and stored 22 777X jets, with an additional six in various stages of assembly in Everett, Washington.

Boeing is close to finalizing a significant deal to sell approximately two dozen 777X jets to Korean Air, with an estimated value ranging from $4 billion to $6 billion, as reported by Reuters.

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Industry sources suggest that the agreement could be concluded as early as the Farnborough Airshow in July. Korean Air, South Korea’s largest airline, has been in discussions about returning to Boeing for its long-haul aircraft needs.

The Boeing 777X vs A350 is one of the most popular comparisons among aircraft as of now. The Airbus A350 has been operating for more than eight years, and its promising performance helps airlines in terms of efficiency and customer satisfaction, particularly in noise and vibrations.

The next generation Boeing 777X can fulfill the same requirements, with 777x first delivery given to Emirates Airlines, the launch customer for this aircraft. It remains to be seen how the Boeing 777X vs Airbus A350 will compete against each other in the future.

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