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April 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Embraer's Biggest Jets Nibble at Boeing-Airbus Duopoly

Embraer SA is stretching its newest, largest regional jets in a bet that it can nudge its way into the narrow-body airliner market dominated by Boeing Co. and Airbus Group NV. See more

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Engineering

Aviation Week

Pratt Predicts Additive Manufacturing In Every Shop

Pratt & Whitney's president of aftermarket, Matthew Bromberg, predicts that maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) shops in the future will "print" the parts they need with additive manufacturing technologies, speeding up repair tasks and reducing stored inventory. See more

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Engineering

Aviation Week

Additive Manufacturing: The Next Big Thing, But How Big?

The tantalizing but complex topic of additive manufacturing – the production of parts built layer by layer -- was in focus as Day 2 of Aviation Week's MRO Americas conference opened in Phoenix on April 9. See more

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Bombardier: CSeries Outsells in Its Segment

Rebuffing descriptions of the CSeries' sales performance as "sluggish," Bombardier says it welcomes comparisons between its airplane and those that Boeing and Airbus offer in the 100- to 149-seat market segment. See more

Monday, April 7, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Air Transport World

Boeing leads Airbus in first-quarter orders and deliveries

Boeing is outpacing rival Airbus in orders for 2014, logging 275 gross aircraft orders in contrast to Airbus' 158 during the first three months of the year. See more

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Commercial Aviation

AirInsight

Flight Test Updates

Here is the latest data from each of the three flight test programs through March. See more

February 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

China Eastern Buys $6.4 Billion Airbus A320 Neo Aircraft

China Eastern Airlines Corp., the nation's third-largest airline, ordered $6.4 billion of single-aisle planes from Airbus Group NV (AIR) to meet demand in a country set to become the world's biggest aircraft market. See more

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Boeing vs. Airbus: The Battle to Build Planes

XLR-8 Chairman and CEO Robert Nardelli discusses the competition between Airbus and Boeing on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance." See more

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Forbes

Boeing's Huge Commercial Airplanes Backlog Will Feed Its Growth In The Coming Years

Boeing's revenues and earnings are set to grow in 2014 as it delivers more airplanes to airlines on the back of its highest backlog in years. See more

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Rolls-Royce Unveils Engine for Future Boeing, Airbus Planes

Rolls-Royce Holdings, 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. See more

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Airbus Predicts Profit Gain as It Boosts A320 Jet Production

Airbus Group NV (AIR) said profit rose 21 percent last year and predicted further growth in 2014 as it lifts production of the best-selling A320 single-aisle jet. See more

Monday, February 24, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation International News

Pratt & Whitney, CFM Dispute Heat Claims Ahead of A320neo First Flight

As CFM International and Pratt & Whitney progress toward the entry into service of their competing engines on the Airbus A320neo, the rival powerplant makers are at odds over which engine will deliver the best performance in terms of turbine temperatures. See more

January 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Ethiopian Air Seeks Fleet Upgrade as It Studies U.S. West Coast

Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise is looking to add single-aisle and wide-body planes to feed an expansion as it studies Los Angeles, Madrid and Jakarta for future destinations, its chief executive officer said. See more

Monday, January 20, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Canadian Press

Bombardier delivered 238 aircraft in 2013

Bombardier Aerospace continued to feel the effects of a sluggish global economy last year as business jet deliveries missed company forecasts and net new orders fell dramatically. See more

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Telegraph

Nine-year wait for new aircraft orders

Airlines face a wait of almost a decade when placing new orders as the world's largest manufacturers, Boeing and Airbus, struggle to keep up with surging demand. See more

Friday, January 17, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Bombardier CSeries jet delayed by at least nine months

Bombardier Inc warned on Thursday it will delay putting its new CSeries jet into commercial use until the last half of 2015, a major setback in its plan to challenge Airbus Group NV and Boeing Co in the narrow body aircraft market. See more

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

Embraer business jet deliveries rise nearly 20% in 2013

Embraer today announced that business jet deliveries rose nearly 20% in 2013 despite delays that postponed entry-into-service of the new Legacy 500 jet. See more

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Nikkei Report

Mitsubishi Aircraft Poised to Land New Regional Jet Orders

Mitsubishi Aircraft is in advanced talks with multiple airlines to sell its yet-to-be-flown regional jet, according to the company's president. See more

Monday, January 6, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Hartford Business Journal

Brantner kicks into gear as Pratt's top PurePower salesman

Following his promotion last June to Pratt's president of commercial engines, David Brantner, 46, is essentially in charge of putting as many of the East Hartford jet-engine maker's blockbuster geared turbofan engines onto the world's airliners as he can. See more

Monday, January 6, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Airbus outsold Boeing in 2013: sources

European plane-maker Airbus won its annual order race with U.S. rival Boeing in 2013, industry sources said. See more

Friday, January 3, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Montreal Gazette

Bombardier's Pierre Beaudoin on the CSeries and more

Last year was all about the CSeries's first flight for Bombardier Inc, and this year is all about delivering the actual airliner to actual airlines. See more

December 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Commercial Aviation

CBC News (Canada)

Bombardier says it will meet goal of 300 CSeries jet sales

Bombardier president and CEO Pierre Beaudoin says he believes the Montreal aircraft maker will have 300 orders of its CSeries jet in hand before the new aircraft completes flight testing next year. See more

November 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Commercial Aviation

New York Times

Merger of American and US Airways Is Waved Ahead

With American Airlines' exit from bankruptcy on Wednesday, the grunt work of merging the airline with US Airways can begin and it will most likely be a long-haul affair, analysts said. See more

Sunday, November 24, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Agence France Presse

Engine-makers powering eye-popping aircraft orders

Behind the eye-popping aircraft deals - Boeing received over a $100 billion in orders at last week's Dubai air show - it is in large part the engine makers who are driving the mega sales say experts. See more

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Airbus extends order lead over Boeing, lags deliveries

Europe's Airbus (EAD.PA) extended its lead over Boeing in a hard-fought order contest in October, but remained behind on deliveries, leaving its U.S. rival in the industry's no.1 spot. See more

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

CSeries completes two flights in two days

Bombardier’s CSeries test aircraft lifted off from Montreal’s Mirabel airport today on its sixth test flight, marking the first time the manufacturer has flown CSeries test flights on consecutive days. See more

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Royal Brunei Air to Pick Airbus or Boeing for Short-Haul Jets

Royal Brunei Airlines' board of directors will reach a decision on modernizing its short-haul fleet this month as the oil-rich kingdom's flag carrier seeks planes to tap new markets, including India. See more

Monday, November 4, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

CSeries Flight-Test Program 'On Plan,' Bombardier Says

Bombardier said its CSeries flight-test program is progressing as planned, and its "target" remains to complete the program and certify the new airliner one year after first flight, or by next September. See more

October 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Airbus Targets Doubling Japan Market Share in Boeing Challenge

Airbus SAS (EAD), which won its first order from Japan Airlines Co. this month, intends to double its market share in the country by 2020 as air travel demand climbs. See more

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Avitaion International news

Pratt Predicts PW800's Pure Power Roots Will Drive it to Success in Big Bizjets

A day after watching Pratt & Whitney's PW1500G engines lifting Bombardier's new CSeries airliner for its long-awaited first flight on September 16, Pratt & Whitney Canada president John Saabas told AIN that the new turbofan's PurePower technology PW800 cousin will soon be delivering the same step change in operating efficiency and low noise to the business aviation sector. See more

Friday, October 18, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Chinese leasing firm may buy 30 Bombardier CSeries jets

Bombardier Inc's on Friday named Chinese leasing firm, CDB Leasing Co Ltd as the buyer of up to conditionally 30 of its all-new CSeries jetliner. See more

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Bombardier Says CSeries Talks Have Progressed Since First Flight

Bombardier's efforts to sell additional CSeries jetliners have progressed since the plane took to the skies for the first time last month, one of the company's top marketing executives said. See more

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Commercial Aviation

The Ashai Shimbun

Nagoya lights the way for Mitsubishi jet bound for assembly plant

Local government offices in Nagoya lit the way to celebrate the transport of key components of Japan's first domestically produced small passenger jet as they were transported through the city to a final assembly plant. See more

Monday, October 14, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Business Insider

How Bombardier Builds the CSeries

Just after the Bombardier CSeries made its successful first flight on September 16, we were invited to tour the Flight Test Vehicle Final Assembly Line at Mirabel Airport (YMX). See more

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Boeing restructures commercial airplane strategy, marketing

Boeing said on Thursday that it will restructure its commercial airplane strategy and marketing functions, just days after the company lost a $9.5 billion order in Japan, previously its most secure market. See more

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Leeham News and Comment

Low Cost Carriers dominate Top 10 single aisle customers at Airbus, Boeing

Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) dominate the backlog of the Top 10 single-aisle customers for Airbus and Boeing, data from the two OEMs show through August. See more

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Boeing Unveils Its Jumbo Killer

Boeing forever changed aviation in 1970 when it introduced its 747 jumbo jet, whose size and range revolutionized flying and became a cultural icon in the process. See more

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Airbus Sees $234 Billion New Freighter Orders in 20 Years

Airbus SAS said companies will order about 870 new freighter planes valued at about $234 billion in the next two decades, driven by cargo demand from Asia-Pacific. See more

Monday, October 7, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Airline Business

Bombardier discusses CSeries performance with show delegates

Bombardier is exhibiting again at World Routes and making a big play of the recent maiden flight of its new CSeries twinjet. See more

Monday, October 7, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Air Transport World

Airbus September orders pass 2013 sales target; 3Q deliveries up 21%

Airbus booked 170 orders in September, exceeding the company's 2013 sales target and bringing its total net orders for 2013 to 1,062, creating a backlog of almost 5,300 aircraft—nearly eight years of production, according to an Airbus statement. See more

September 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg TV

Inside Bombardier's $3.5B, Decade-Long Jet Gamble

It takes more than $3 billion and the better part of a decade to design, develop, build and launch a new mid-size passenger jet. See more

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Airbus Lines Up $15 Billion in Asian Orders

Airbus said Wednesday that it had landed deals for about 160 aircraft worth nearly $15 billion with companies in China and Vietnam as it sought to expand its foothold in the fast-growing Asian market. See more

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Commercial Aviation

CNBC

Airbus: China will trump US with flight demand

The amount of passengers taking domestic flights in China in twenty years' time will dwarf that in the United States, leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus said on Tuesday. See more

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Bloomberg

Airbus Sees $4.4 Trillion Commercial Jet Market Over 20 Years

Airbus SAS, the European maker of commercial aircraft, predicted airlines will buy planes valued at $4.4 trillion in the next two decades, driven by demand in India and China and global growth among low-fare airlines. See more

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Canadian Press

Quiet CSeries jet gets a roar of approval

Bombardier's CSeries aircraft completed its maiden flight Monday, in a successful test run of a new narrow-body airplane design that promises to support Canada's aerospace sector while challenging the dominance of the industry's two giants. See more

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner scheduled to make first flight Tuesday

Boeing Co formally scheduled the first flight of its 787-9 Dreamliner jet for Tuesday at 10 am Pacific Time (1700 GMT), a flight that brings closer the stretch version of the high-tech plane. See more

Monday, September 16, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Bombardier's all-new CSeries makes inaugural flight

Bombardier's CSeries jetliner successfully completed its first flight on Monday, a key step in a $3.4 billion program to develop the first all-new narrow-body plane of its size in decades that the company hopes will increase sales. See more

Monday, September 16, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Wired

Airbus Prepares to Ramp Up Flight Testing of Next-Gen Passenger Jet

Over the course of just a few years, the global airline fleet will grow from no composite airliners, to three models: the Boeing 787, Airbus A350 and Bombardier CSeries. See more

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Wired

New Composite Canadian Passenger Jet Preps for First Flight

The Canadian airplane maker Bombardier is joining the composite airliner world as it prepares for the first flight of its new CSeries jet. See more

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

ANA Close to Decision on Ordering 25 Planes From Boeing, Airbus

ANA Holdings Inc., the Japanese carrier whose fleet is dominated by Boeing Co. aircraft, will decide soon on placing an order for 25 jets, pitting the newest wide-body models of Airbus SAS and Boeing against each other. See more

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Financial Post

Bombardier targets first CSeries flight for early next week after bad weather hampers tests

Bombardier Inc. is now targeting early next week for the first flight of its new CSeries aircraft after rain and other bad weather in the Montreal area this week hampered the final ground tests for the new aircraft. See more

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation Week

Mitsubishi's First MRJ

You saw it first on the cover of this week's Aviation Week & Space Technology, then Mitsubishi Aircraft invited the press into its Nagoya on Saturday (Sep 7) to view the first flight-test MRJ in final assembly. See more

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

Bombardier confirms pre-flight tests for CSeries almost complete

Bombardier has confirmed that the CSeries flight test vehicle still must complete two series of runway tests before attempting a first flight. See more

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Boeing to Boost China Plane Deliveries 50% to Meet Travel Demand

Boeing Co. will boost plane deliveries to Chinese customers by 50 percent this year to meet rising demand for air travel. See more

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Airbus says wins 942 gross orders in Jan-August

European planemaker Airbus said it won 942 gross aircraft orders in the first eight months of the year, taking it closer to its full-year target for more than 1,000 passenger jet orders. See more

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Boeing: China needs 5,580 new aircraft over next 20 years

China will need 5,580 commercial aircraft worth some $780 billion over the next 20 years, according to a statement released by Boeing Co on Thursday. See more

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Airbus Wins Delta Order for $5.6 Billion of Jets

Delta Air Lines Inc. Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson bypassed the newest jets in favor of 40 older, cheaper models as he refreshes the most-diverse fleet of any U.S. carrier. See more

August 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Boeing raises commercial jet prices

Boeing Co. said Thursday it hiked list prices for most of its commercial jets by about 1.6 percent, far less than the 5.5 percent increase the company instituted last year. See more

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

IAG Places Major A320 Order

International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways, has secured firm orders and options for up to 220 Airbus A320 family narrowbodies, of which it plans to assign 120 to its Barcelona-based low-fare subsidiary, Vueling. See more

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Airbus says wins 932 orders in Jan-July

European planemaker Airbus said it won 932 gross aircraft orders in the first seven months of the year, already beating its 2012 tally and taking it closer to its full-year target for more than 1,000 passenger jet orders. See more

Monday, August 5, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Bombardier Sticks to CSeries Flight Test Schedule

Bombardier continues to cite a 12-month flight-test schedule for the CSeries airliner, notwithstanding repeated delays to first flight that have now pushed expected entry into service to August next year at the earliest. See more

July 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Embraer Sacrifices Margins for U.S. Regional-Jet Sales

Embraer SA, Brazil's best-performing stock this year, is sacrificing margins as it fights to overtake Bombardier Inc. in U.S. jet sales. See more

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

EADS changes name to Airbus, raises jet order goal

Europe's EADS on Wednesday confirmed plans to reorganize in three divisions and change its name to Airbus, adopting the look and feel of its arch-rival Boeing in a bid to become more competitive. See more

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

JetBlue's Aging Engines Become a Big Cost Problem

An airline executive's job is pretty straightforward: Keep seat capacity in check to help boost fares and passenger revenues while battling every possible cost, watch profit margins expand, and thereby please investors. See more

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation Week

Scrutiny Mounts As Pratt Completes First Block Test On A320NEO's PW1100G Engine

The flurry of interest triggered by last week's news of a typical test issue—discovered two months earlier on a Pratt & Whitney PW1100G for the A320NEO—was a timely reminder of just how sensitive the industry has become in the run-up to the debut of the re-engined Airbus. See more

Monday, July 29, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

United 757 retirements will outpace replacement 737 deliveries

United Airlines is taking an aggressive approach to removing ageing Boeing 757-200s from its fleet, with its domestic fleet of the type targeted to be all but gone by the end of 2015. See more

Monday, July 29, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation International News

P&WC Celebrates PT6 Engine's 50-year Anniversary at EAA AirVenture

This year's EAA AirVenture coincides with the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic engines ever to power a general aviation aircraft–the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 turboprop. See more

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

MTU Warns Weak Spare Engine Parts Sales to Curb Earnings Growth

MTU Aero Engines Holding AG (MTX) said it will fail to meet its 10 percent growth target because of weaker spare parts sales at the German aircraft engine maker. The shares fell as much as 10 percent, the most since 2008. See more

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

Mitsubishi pushes MRJ for government and military use

Mitsubishi Aircraft has been pushing its regional jet for local government and military use, and according to media reports, a decision could soon be made. See more

Monday, July 22, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Airbus Maps Out Future for A330

As Airbus handed over the 1,000th A330 to Cathay Pacific Airways last Friday, it confirmed plans to accelerate introduction of the 242-metric-ton maximum takeoff weight model and to offer a new, lower operating weight, shorter-range "regional" variant. See more

Friday, July 19, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Airbus raises 2013 order target to over 1,000 jets

European jetmaker Airbus has raised its order target for 2013 to more than 1,000 aircraft, compared with a previous goal of over 800, sales chief John Leahy told Reuters on Friday. See more

Friday, July 19, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation Week

PT6 and the big 'Five Oh'

Pratt & Whitney Canada's evergreen PT6 turbine turns 50 this year. To mark the event Aviation Week & Space Technology focuses on the little engine that spawned entire generations of general aviation, business, military, transport and utility aircraft as well as helicopters. See more

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Commercial Aviation

AirInsight

What is Really an 'Order'?

As we reach the halfway point of the year, Airbus is reporting a record backlog of nearly 7 years' of production, with Boeing closing in on similar record levels. See more

Monday, July 15, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Financial Post

Air Canada order test for Bombardier's CSeries

An anticipated narrowbody order from Air Canada later this year should serve as a proxy for the market's acceptance of Bombardier's new CSeries aircraft, said Kevin Chiang, CIBC World Markets analyst. See more

Monday, July 15, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Air Transport World

Embraer delivers 22 commercial jets in 2Q; backlog hits 4-year peak

Embraer delivered 22 commercial aviation aircraft and 29 executive jets in the second quarter, for a total of 51 aircraft during the quarter. Commercial jet deliveries comprise one E-170, two E-175s, eight E-190s and six E-195s. See more

Monday, July 1, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation Week

Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbofan Growth Plan

Engine manufacturers constantly trade claims over whose product performs best, traditionally comparing apples to apples, turbofan to turbofan. See more

June 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Commercial Aviation

USA Today

Mitsubishi: We'll be a player in regional jet market

Mitsubishi Aircraft projects airlines will want more than 5,000 regional jets over the next 20 years, and the manufacturer wants a piece of that market. See more

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

CSeries first flight delayed to late July for software upgrades

Bombardier has delayed the CSeries first flight up to four more weeks to install another round of software upgrades. See more

Monday, June 24, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

China Beckons Pratt as Jet-Engine Makers Look Past Boeing-Airbus

Pratt & Whitney said it's working with Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd. on proposals for a new wide-body jet after Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS, the biggest planemakers, opted for other power plants. See more

Monday, June 24, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation Week

New E-Jet Family Versus Smaller CSeries

However tempting it is to compare Embraer's launch orders for the new E-Jet E2 with Bombardier's lack of orders here for the CSeries, the companies are aiming at different markets. See more

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

USA Today

Shhh: Pratt & Whitney pioneers quieter jet engine

A quiet innovation in aviation is expected later this month; Bombardier Aerospace plans to test-fly a new plane with quieter engines from Pratt & Whitney. See more

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Seattle Times

Boeing, Airbus leave Paris roughly even

The new A350 was expected on Friday to swoop over Le Bourget airfield and the Dreamliner parked there, underscoring the big competition in widebodies. See more

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Aircraft engine makers battle over sales at show

Jet engine makers GE Aviation and Pratt & Whitney battled for bragging rights at the Paris Airshow, with Pratt predicting at least 1,000 orders worth $13 billion and GE seeing fewer deals but a higher value of some $18 billion. See more

Monday, June 17, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Embraer launches next E-Jets to strong demand, SkyWest orders up to $9.4 billion

Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA launched a bigger and more efficient lineup of commercial E-Jets at the Paris Airshow, with a robust show of demand as it pushed deeper into a segment that rival Bombardier had staked out with its new narrow-body CSeries. See more

Sunday, June 16, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Pratt & Whitney says engine orders to rise 'substantially'

Pratt & Whitney President David Hess said on Sunday he expects its order book for commercial aircraft engines to rise "substantially" during the Paris air show, which begins Monday. See more

Sunday, June 16, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Reuters

Jet engine makers CFM, Pratt battle over performance

Engine makers for next-generation Airbus and Boeing narrow-body jets stepped up their war of words on Sunday, claiming their new power plants will burn less fuel, last longer without maintenance and create less noise than the rival. See more

Saturday, June 15, 2013
Commercial Aviation

New York Times

Airbus Unveils Jet and Broadens Rivalry With Boeing

The A350 XWB, the first all-new commercial jet from Airbus in more than six years, took wing into partly cloudy skies here on Friday. See more

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Rolls Divestiture Breathes New Life into IAE

Airbus's choice of the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan on the A320neo and Rolls-Royce's subsequent divesture in engine joint-venture IAE might have signaled to some the beginning of the end of the V2500 turbofan. See more

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Analysis: Bombardier gambles on big order payoff with new jet

Canada's Bombardier Inc is hoping to carve a new niche in the cutthroat airplane market with a fuel-efficient, medium-haul jet that makes its first flight this month, but its all-new CSeries needs an avalanche of orders to stave off bigger rivals. See more

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation International News

Rising Tide in Airline Business Helps Buoy Pratt Canada

As Pratt & Whitney Canada saw revenues from its business jet engine segment suffer through one of the industry's steepest downturns in history, the company's highly diversified product line has allowed it to, as P&WC president John Saabas put it, "ride the wave" of fortune in other sectors and consolidate its leading position in the small engine business. See more

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

P&W Geared Turbofans Edges Ahead

A recent Boeing study predicted a demand for up to 23,000 single-aisle airliners over the next 20 years. See more

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Boeing upgrades jetliner demand forecast

Boeing on Tuesday upgraded its 20-year forecast for airplane demand, saying airlines will need 35,280 new jets worth $4.8 trillion as the world's fleet doubles over the next two decades. See more

Friday, June 7, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Canadian Press

Bombardier says no major risks remain to prevent first flight in late June

Bombardier sees nothing major that could prevent the CSeries from making its maiden flight later this month. See more

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

CSeries ready to fly

The Bombardier CSeries is almost ready to fly. A six-week battery of critical software tests that began in late March revealed no show-stoppers. See more

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Air Transport World

Pratt & Whitney starts A320neo engine flight test program

Pratt & Whitney has entered the flight testing program with its PW1100G geared turbofan engine for the Airbus A320neo. See more

Monday, June 3, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Flight International

IN FOCUS: Pratt completes first flight of PW1100G engine

First flight of the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G took off on 15 May, exactly as it was planned more than two years ago - and ended only moments ahead of a rain storm that nearly spoiled the inaugural test. See more

Monday, June 3, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation Week

Bombardier Sees High Interest In 160-Seat CS300

Low-cost carriers are "very interested" in the 160-seat version of the Bombardier CS300 and a "fairly high percentage" of all potential customers are taking a look at the aircraft. See more

Sunday, June 2, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Bombardier Says CSeries 'Looks Great' for First Flight in June

Bombardier Inc. said its new CSeries plane, designed to compete with top-selling models from Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS, is set to make its initial flight this month. See more

May 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Bombardier's CSeries passes ground safety tests before first flight

Canada's Bombardier Inc said its all-new CSeries commercial aircraft passed a crucial milestone, completing a series of ground tests essential to obtaining flight certification ahead of its maiden flight at the end of June. See more

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Singapore Airlines to order $17 bln aircraft from Airbus, Boeing

Singapore Airlines Ltd agreed to spend $17 billion to buy 30 Airbus and 30 Boeing Co. aircraft, underscoring the airline's bet on a pick-up in the struggling premium class market. See more

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Hartford Courant

Shhhh! Pratt Competing To Make Quieter Jet Engines

The latest engine to roll out of Pratt & Whitney just might deliver what the aerospace industry has sought in a commercial jet for more than a century — some peace and quiet. See more

Monday, May 27, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Mitsubishi's MRJ on Track To Fly This Year

Japan's first indigenous commercial passenger jet, the MRJ, is on track to make its first flight this year, according to Hideo Egawa, chairman and CEO of Mitsubishi Aircraft. See more

Monday, May 27, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation Week

NEO Order Status: CFM vs P&W

With the Paris air show less than a month away, we'll be paying close attention to the order books for the main new airframe programs. See more

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Commercial Aviation

AirInsight

Noisy Neighbors?

The introduction of the Bombardier CSeries in 2014 will bring the first application of the next generation of engines for narrow-body aircraft, the Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1000G geared turbofan. See more

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Embraer books 'milestone' SkyWest deal worth up to $8.3 billion

SkyWest Inc, the world's largest regional airline group, agreed to buy at least 40 new jets from Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA, in a deal that could climb to 200 aircraft and a total price tag of more than $8 billion. See more

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Engine Maker PWC Laments Tight Financing, Pricing Pressures In Bizjet Market

Among the few economic forces behind the rather tepid recovery of the market segment covering small and medium-sized business jets, perhaps the most influential rests with the world's financiers. See more

Friday, May 17, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Puget Sound Business Journal

Airbus, Boeing, will battle for PR at Paris Air Show

With the Paris Air Show just a month away, Airbus may be preparing to try to take the wind away from Boeing's resurgent 787 Dreamliner. See more

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Study: 2013 World MRO Market Worth $49.2B

The world commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market will reach a value of $49.2 billion this year, according to recent market research conducted by Visiongain. See more

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Commercial Aviation

USA Today

Boeing resumes Dreamliner deliveries

Boeing says it resumed delivering its Boeing 787 Dreamliners today when Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways took the proverbial keys to a new 787. See more

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Bombardier confirms CSeries test flights in June, reports jump in sales

Bombardier Inc. stuck to its goal of first takeoff for the CSeries in June after the delayed jetliner performed well on flight-safety tests that included bending the wings to gauge structural integrity. See more

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Air Transport World

Airbus adds 83 aircraft to order book in April

Airbus reported it received 83 new bookings for April, the largest order from Turkish Airlines for 53 A321neos and four A320neos, along with 25 current engine A321s. See more

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Bombardier Upbeat on CSeries Path to First Flight

Bombardier has reaffirmed its intention to achieve the first flight of its new CSeries airliner next month, with complete airframe static tests (CAST) on track to establish that flight testing can commence safely. See more

Monday, May 6, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Canadian Press

Aerospace analysts eager for confirmation of June Bombardier CSeries test flight

Aerospace industry observers are eagerly watching for confirmation this week that Bombardier's CSeries aircraft will make its maiden test flight next month. See more

Monday, May 6, 2013
Commercial Aviation

New York Times

Jet Makers Avoid Risk by Redoing Old Models

After a decade of pushing hard on the edge of technology, Boeing and Airbus are turning more cautious in building new jetliners. See more

Sunday, May 5, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Toronto Globe and Mail

CSeries expectations mount

It's very close to showtime for Bombardier Inc.'s new 100-seat-plus C Series commercial jet. See more

April 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

The Globe and Mail

How loud does a 'whisper jet' sound? It depends.

It's 4:30 on a rainy afternoon near the foot of Bathurst Street, and somewhere up above the drone of turboprop engines is getting louder. See more

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Airbus Wins Chinese Approval for 60-Plane Order Worth $8 Billion

Airbus SAS won approval from China for orders of 60 planes valued at $8 billion, including 18 A330 wide-bodies that had been on hold amid Chinese opposition to a European Union proposal for tax carbon emissions. See more

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Lockheed Poised to Win Orders for Up to 71 F-35 Jets by June

Lockheed Martin may receive a U.S. order in June for as many as 60 F-35 jets, consolidating the sixth and seven production contracts for the costliest weapons system, according to the Pentagon's program manager. See more

Monday, April 22, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation International News

Hess Readies Pratt for 'Tough Sledding'

Pratt & Whitney CEO David Hess doesn't spend time lamenting his company's decision to forgo a bid for a place on Boeing's proposed 777X. See more

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation Week

Fleet Retirements Heavily Influence $56 Billion MRO Market

The civil aviation MRO market will be worth about $56 billion this year, with engine maintenance expenditures representing about 40%, according to analysts who presented forecasts at Aviation Week's MRO Americas Conference. See more

Sunday, April 14, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Gulfstream And Bombardier Dominate China's Business Jet Fleet

The People's Republic of China (PRC) holds 57 percent of the 336-strong business jet fleet of the Greater China area, while Hong Kong holds 33 percent; Macau is in third place, with 5 percent; and the Republic of China (Taiwan) has 3 percent of the fleet. See more

Friday, April 12, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Pentagon Preserves Development Priorities But Slashes Current Operations

The Obama administration has proposed a $526.6 billion defense budget for Fiscal Year 2014 that continues funding for developmental priorities, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the KC-46A tanker and a future long-range bomber. See more

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Air Transport World

Hawaiian Airlines selects P&W engines for A321neos

Hawaiian Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney 1000G geared turbofan engines to power its new fleet of Airbus A321neo aircraft. See more

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Airbus beats Boeing in 'world's largest' fight in 1Q

Airbus recaptured the aircraft industry's top spot in the first quarter as U.S. rival Boeing fell behind on orders and grappled with the grounding of its newest jet, the 787 Dreamliner, data from both companies showed on Thursday. See more

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Canadian Press

Quebec giving $1 billion in financial support to buyers of Bombardier CSeries

The Quebec government has agreed to provide $1 billion in financing help to buyers of Bombardier's new CSeries commercial aircraft, joining a similar practice by the federal government. See more

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

China Eastern to add 56 new aircraft in 2013

China Eastern Airlines will be inducting 56 new aircraft into its fleet this year, the majority of which will be narrowbodies. See more

March 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

IN FOCUS: Bombardier CSeries faces critical three months

Perhaps somewhere inside Bombardier headquarters in Montreal is a secret marketing plan that envisions a spectacular three months ahead for the CSeries narrowbody programme. See more

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Airline Business

IN FOCUS: How to power A320neo is tough choice for airlines

Unlike previous engine competitions, the choice between the CFM International Leap-1A and the Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G is no longer a soft bet on a secondary supplier to an already chosen airframe. See more

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Fortune

Boeing vs. Airbus: Can't we all just get along?

Airbus beat out Boeing for a $24 billion contract to supply long-time Boeing customer Lion Air. See more

Monday, March 18, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Airbus still targeting 700-750 orders in 2013 - Leahy

Airbus' record order from Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air on Monday was already incorporated in its 2013 target of 700 to 750 plane orders, its commercial director told Reuters on Monday. See more

Monday, March 18, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Embraer Banking On U.S. Regional Jet Revival

Embraer expects to see substantial sales activity over the next few months involving 70- and 76-seat E-Jets as U.S. major airlines respond to relaxed union limits on regional jets among their regional airline partners, according to the manufacturer's CEO, Frederico Curado. See more

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation Week

Pratt & Whitney Readies For A320NEO Engine Flight Tests

The first Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) to be flight tested for the Airbus A320NEO is being prepared for installation on the engine maker's Boeing 747SP testbed in Mirabel, Canada. See more

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Airbus sees A320neo orders, sets goal for earlier model

European planemaker Airbus hinted on Monday at imminent orders worth over $10 billion for A320neo passenger jets, saying cumulative orders for the revamped jet would probably hit 2,000 by the end of this month. See more

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Airline Reporter

Bombardier's CSeries Rocks (and Rolls Out)

On Thursday March 7, 2013 Bombardier introduced to the world what it and its customers believe is a game changing line of aircraft, the Bombardier CSeries. See more

February 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

P&WC plots new engine core for super-medium helo, 'evolved' King Air market

On the eve of the Heli-Expo convention, Pratt & Whitney Canada has revealed plans to launch a new turboshaft engine in the 2,000shp (1,490kW)-range aimed initially at the top end of the new super-medium helicopter segment. See more

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

EADS Forecasts Higher Earnings as Airbus Deliveries Rise

European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. predicted earnings will rise in 2013 after higher output at its Airbus SAS aircraft division and a rebound in commercial helicopter production lifted 2012 profits 68 percent. See more

Monday, February 25, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

Airbus: Asia demands 10,000 new aircraft by 2031

Airbus has forecast that rising incomes and the explosion of low cost carriers will lead to demand for close to 10,000 new aircraft from airlines in the Asia-Pacific region over the next 20 years. See more

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Air Transport World

Pratt & Whitney GTF CSeries engine gains Transport Canada certification

Pratt & Whitney's PW1500G geared turbofan (GTF) engine, set to power the Bombardier CSeries, has received Transport Canada type certification. See more

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

Lufthansa opens tender for 100 narrowbodies, eight widebodies

Boeing and Airbus are now entering into discussions with Lufthansa to claim newly-authorised orders for eight widebody aircraft and 100 single-aisle aircraft, the German flag carrier says today. See more

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Bloomberg

Pratt Stays in Market for Biggest Jet Engines

United Technologies Corp.'s Pratt & Whitney unit said it remains committed to developing a version of its newest engine for wide-body jets even after opting not to compete on Boeing Co.'s latest 777 model. See more

Monday, February 4, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Airbus Wins $9 Billion Order as Udvar-Hazy Buys A350 Jets

Airbus SAS won a $9 billion order from Steven Udvar-Hazy's Air Lease Corp. that includes 25 A350 wide-body jets, a competitor to Boeing Co.'s grounded 787 Dreamliner. See more

Friday, February 1, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Turkish Airlines Plans March Decision on 100-Plane Order

Turkish Airlines plans to decide next month on an order for about 100 single-aisle planes as the state-controlled carrier links more destinations to win transit passengers and increases short-haul services from Istanbul. See more

January 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

P&W poised for certification of CSeries engine

Pratt & Whitney has completed the airworthiness certification programme for the PW1524G engine that will power the Bombardier CSeries. See more

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

CNBC

Pratt & Whitney Boosts Presence in Asia

David Hess, president, Pratt & Whitney discusses his firm's expansion plans in Singapore. He also expresses confidence that Boeing will be able to sort through the issues with the Dreamliner. See more

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Pratt & Whitney to invest $110 mln in Singapore plants

Jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp, will invest $110 million to set up two facilities in Singapore and expand existing operations - a boost to the Asian city-state's efforts to grow its manufacturing base. See more

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Forbes

The Billion-Dollar Bet On Jet Tech That's Making Flying More Efficient

United Technologies CEO Louis Chnevert took the biggest gamble of his career on something called a geared turbofan. See more

Sunday, January 20, 2013
Commercial Aviation

USA Today

China's set to rule the skies of air travel

Industry analysts expect China to eclipse the U.S. in little more than two decades. See more

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Boeing 787 Fleet Grounded by U.S. in First Since 1979

U.S. regulators' decision to ground Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner, their first move involving an entire model in 34 years, came five days after Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood proclaimed it safe. See more

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Airbus Narrows Boeing Gap as 2012 Orders Top $27B

Airbus SAS is narrowing the order gap to Boeing Co. (BA), with the European aircraft maker announcing a flurry of sales in the final weeks of last year valued at more than $27 billion as it closes the books on 2012. See more

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Top Stories, Commercial Aviation

Flight International

P&W eclipses GE's once-dominant lead in 70-120-seat segment

With its landmark selection by Embraer to power the second-generation E-Jet, Pratt & Whitney has nearly eliminated General Electric's once dominant position as a propulsion supplier in the large regional jet segment. See more

Monday, January 14, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

Middle Eastern engine MRO market scales up

Maintenance providers in the Middle East are rapidly building up engine overhaul capabilities. See more

Monday, January 14, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Embraer Shares Beat Bombardier on Regional Jet Strategy

Embraer, Brazil's only aerospace company, is betting the E-jet will win a greater share of the shrinking regional market because airlines prefer revamped versions of current planes to risking delays and malfunctions in new models such as Bombardier Inc.'s CSeries. See more

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Pratt & Whitney wins contract for Embraer's new E-Jets

Pratt & Whitney won a contract to supply engines for plane maker Embraer's revamped family of regional E-Jets, the companies said on Tuesday, dealing a blow to General Electric Co, the current supplier. See more

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation Week

Commercial Engine Market Heads Into An Unprecedented Year

Engine manufacturers will be busy in 2013 as testing accelerates on the latest commercial turbofans and work advances on the next generation of military powerplants. See more

Monday, January 7, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Airbus Wingtips Luring $2.8 Billion Order From Hawaiian

Airbus SAS won a tentative $2.8 billion order from Hawaiian Airlines for A321neos that can fly from the islands to the western U.S. coast, dislodging Boeing Co. as the carrier's only supplier for single-aisle jets. See more

Monday, January 7, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Emirates Chief: 30 More A380s Needed for New Routes

Emirates, the world's biggest airline by international traffic, may need about 30 more Airbus SAS A380 superjumbos to expand its network, which has been constrained by the lack of landing slots and space at its Dubai base. See more

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Boeing jet orders surge; on track to be top planemaker

Boeing Co appeared to recapture bragging rights as the world's largest planemaker for the first time in a decade. See more

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Airbus seen posting 900 orders, 580 deliveries for 2012

Airbus looks set to post sales of around 900 aircraft for 2012 and exceed its target of 580 deliveries after a record month in December, a Reuters analysis of industry figures shows. See more

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Embraer Boosts Outlook for China

Embraer appears ever more bullish on the prospects for its products in China, judging by its most recent market forecast for the country. See more

December 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation Week

Key Decisions For Airliner Makers In 2013

With another hectic year ahead for the commercial aircraft manufacturers, 2013 will see a shift in focus to widebody developments with the first flight of the Airbus A350 and stretched Boeing 787-9. See more

Monday, December 31, 2012
Commercial Aviation

USA Today

Boeing becomes world's No. 1 airplane-maker in 2012

Boeing is ending 2012 on a high note. See more

Friday, December 28, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Airbus Reaches A380 Full-Year Delivery Target as New Orders Lag

Airbus SAS said it has delivered its 30th A380 plane, achieving its 2012 target as production outpaces new orders for the second year in a row. See more

Monday, December 17, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation Week

Test Run Underway For First A320NEO Engine

A full moon hung over Pratt & Whitney's test site the night its Airbus A320NEO engine ran for the first time. See more

Friday, December 14, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

787s and 777s have great potential in India: Boeing

Boeing does not expect a widebody order from India in 2013, but stands firm that its 777 and 787 aircraft have great potential in the country. See more

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

AirAsia unveils $9.4 billion Airbus order

AirAsia confirmed a $9.4 billion order for 100 more Airbus jets on Thursday, making it the European planemaker's largest airline customer by number of planes ordered. See more

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Embraer sees sales rebound on U.S. orders, new aircraft

Brazilian jet maker Embraer SA aims to rebuild its depleted order backlog next year with two major new offerings. See more

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Delta buys Singapore's Virgin Atlantic stake for $360M

Delta Air Lines Inc. agreed to buy the 49 percent stake in Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. held by Singapore Airlines Ltd. for $360 million to boost its share of the lucrative trans-Atlantic travel market. See more

Monday, December 10, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Chinese Investors to Buy Up To 90 Percent of ILFC

American International Group has agreed to sell up to a 90-percent stake in International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) to a group of Chinese investors led by Weng Xianding, the chairman of New China Trust Company, AIG announced today. See more

Monday, December 10, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Realignment Heralds Critical Period for Boeing Commercial

While the realignment of Boeing Commercial Airplanes' management structure last week might have marked something less than a revolution in its approach to program development, it certainly signaled a recognition that something fundamental needed to change. See more

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Military Aviation

Reuters

U.S. aerospace industry projects tenth straight growth year

U.S. aerospace and arms companies are poised for sales growth in 2013 for what would be their 10th straight year, even as the Pentagon prepares to cut its purchases as much as 10 percent, the industry's chief trade group said Wednesday. See more

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation Week

Commercial Aircraft Sales Buoy Aerospace Industry

Buoyed by strong demand for civil aircraft, U.S. aerospace companies added 5,000 jobs this year, a result Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President Marion Blakey says is "surprising." See more

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Boeing Sees Enough Financing for Rising Aircraft Deliveries

Boeing projects the world's airlines should see reasonable liquidity and pricing for new-aircraft delivery financing next year as jet builders accelerate production to meet demand, the manufacturer announced in London on Tuesday while issuing its fifth annual finance market forecast. See more

Monday, December 3, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Airbus CEO upbeat on EADS revamp, profit growth

The chief executive of Airbus moved to head off any concerns about a dip in profits or political interference at the European planemaker as France and Germany edged towards a shake-up of parent group EADS on Monday. See more

Monday, December 3, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Boeing separates airplane production, design

Boeing Co. said on Monday it is creating a new division to oversee airplane development See more

November 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Flight International

A320neo 'on track' as milestone approaches

Only a few weeks after MSN6000 rolls off the Airbus A320 final assembly line, the airframer aims to pass a more significant milestone by completing the first re-engined version of the single-aisle type. See more

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Commercial Aviation

AirInsight

Airbus Reports 'Better than Projected' Sharklet Performance for A320

This week, Airbus began expanding its testing program for its "Sharklets" to include the A319 in addition to the A320. See more

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Airbus, Boeing launch airliner ad war as rivalry heats up

Airbus and Boeing have clashed over the performance of their latest revamped models as the aerospace companies battle for market share by offering fuel savings to cash-starved airlines. See more

Sunday, November 25, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Forbes

China's Aviation ABCs: Airbus, Boeing, and COMAC

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, better known as COMAC, announced it had received 50 orders for its C919 passenger jet at the recently concluded Zhuhai air show. See more

Friday, November 23, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

China Eastern Airlines seals $5.4 billion deal to buy 60 Airbus A320s

China Eastern Airlines, one of the country's top three carriers, said it has agreed to buy 60 Airbus A320 aircraft for about $5.4 billion, expected to be delivered in stages from 2014 to 2017. See more

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

Modest rise in third-quarter business and general aviation aircraft shipments

The global business and general aircraft delivery tally saw a modest rise for first nine months of 2012, according to the latest statistics from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association as economic uncertainty continues to impede consumer confidence. See more

Monday, November 19, 2012
Commercial Aviation

CNN

Jet sale boosts China's rivalry with Airbus, Boeing

With a GE subsidiary and Chinese carriers signing deals for C919 passenger aircraft, China's Comac sharpens its aim on aviation's big players. See more

Monday, November 19, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Virgin America Rethinks Fleet Growth Plan

Decelerating growth at Virgin America has led the airline to reconsider its fleet-expansion strategy. See more

Monday, November 19, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation Week

Boeing Sees No Market For Very Large Aircraft In Latin America

Boeing's 20-year Latin America forecast predicts no market for very large aircraft. See more

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Xinhua

China's AVIC investing big in engine research

Aviation Industry Corp of China, the country's largest State-owned aircraft producer, is to invest 10 billion yuan ($1.58 billion) in engine research and development, according to an announcement on Wednesday. See more

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Bombardier C-Series 'could beat revised flight target'

Canada's Bombardier Inc could carry out the maiden flight of its C-Series narrow body jetliner early in 2013 despite having given itself a new target to fly mid-year, its sales chief told Reuters. See more

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

News Tribune

Boeing likely to win orders, deliveries race this year

With more than 10 months of 2012 now in the rearview mirror, Boeing has opened up a big lead in the order race with its European rival, Airbus. See more

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Bombardier Sees CSeries Success in China

Bombardier now sees China as second only to North America in terms of anticipated regional airliner sales. See more

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Embraer sees China buying 15 pct of world regional jets by 2031

Brazil's Embraer SA, the world's largest maker of regional jets, expects China to buy 15 percent of new 61- to 120-seat aircraft by 2031 as a growing middle class bolsters travel between second-tier cities. See more

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

China Daily

Civil aviation industry ready to take off

After 10 years of rapid development, China's civil aviation industry is poised to further increase its clout in the world market, according to China's top civil aviation authority. See more

Monday, November 12, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Airshow: China sells jetliners, may spur Eastern revival

China announced 50 new orders for its new Comac C919 passenger jet at the opening of the country's main air show on Tuesday and looked set to assist in the rebirth of one of the most famous names in aviation. See more

Monday, November 12, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Largest Airshow China Yet Set To Open in Zhuhai

The ninth edition of the biennial Airshow China opens at Zhuhai Airport in the southern province of Guangdong on November 13. See more

Monday, November 12, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Agence France-Presse

Boeing retakes crown as Airbus reports 403 orders

The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said on Monday that it received orders for 403 planes in the 10 months from January to the end of October, half as many as US rival Boeing which has regained the title of world's leading plane maker which it lost in 2006. See more

Friday, November 9, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

China aviation giant hopeful of aid for engine research

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is hopeful the government will back a multi-billion dollar plan to build a high-performance engine, its chief said on Friday. See more

Friday, November 9, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Press-Register

Airbus Americas chairman: $600 million Mobile facility to become 'epicenter of commercial activity'

The final assembly line in Mobile will become the "epicenter of commercial activity" for operations in the United States, Airbus Americas Chairman Allan McArtor said Friday. See more

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Bizjet Deliveries Remain Static in Third Quarter

The business jet delivery landscape remains virtually flat, according to third-quarter industry numbers released yesterday by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. See more

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Flight International

IN FOCUS: Boeing vs Airbus in China

For Boeing and Airbus, China is a market they both know that they cannot afford to lose, or even loosen their grip on. See more

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Hawker Sees Strong Growth in Turkish Business-Jet Demand

Hawker Beechcraft Corp., the private- jet manufacturer partly owned by Goldman Sachs Group Inc., predicts "strong" long-term growth in the Turkish business aviation industry after gains in both flights and jet deliveries. See more

Monday, November 5, 2012
Commercial Aviation

USA Today

United Airlines becomes first in U.S. to fly 'awesome' Dreamliner

United Airlines flew into the aviation history books yesterday, becoming the first U.S. carrier to fly paying passengers on Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner. See more

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation International News

Enter the Dragon: Chinese aerospace deals setting frenetic pace

Between now and 2030, Bombardier estimates that China will need 2,300 business jets, or roughly 20 percent of the current U.S. market. See more

October 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Shanghai Hawker Pacific Sees China Business Aviation Trending Up

Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre General Manager Carey Matthews is upbeat about business aviation trends in mainland China. See more

Monday, October 29, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation Week

Foreign OEM Manufacturing Centers Flourish In U.S.

International business jet makers are continuing to set up manufacturing, assembly and completions shops in the U.S. for much the same reason. See more

September 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Flight International

Airbus 2050: The details are all in the future

Airbus has, for several years now, been promoting a vision of air travel in 2050. See more

Friday, September 14, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Financial Post (Canada)

Bombardier CSeries test aircraft assembly going faster than expected

Assembly of the test airframe for Bombardier's new CSeries plane is going better-than-expected, according to the head of the program. See more

Friday, September 14, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Flight International

Bombardier completes assembly of first CSeries fuselage

Bombardier confirms the final section for the CSeries structural test aircraft will be delivered to the Montreal factory by the end of the month. See more

Friday, September 14, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Boeing commercial planes chief speaks to conference

Boeing ommercial planes chief tells Morgan Stanley investor conference that net orders at 649 for 737 max. See more

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Business Aircraft Flying Climbs in August

Business aircraft flying activity in the U.S. saw a "modest" gain last month, rising 2 percent from a year ago. See more

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Agence France-Presse

Airbus says AirAsia will be first operator of low-fuel model

Malaysian no-frills airline AirAsia will be the first operator of Airbus A320 planes equipped with "sharklets." See more

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Airbus sees 20-yr demand for 1,000 aircraft in Germany

Airbus sees demand from Germany for more than 1,000 new passenger aircraft and freighters over the next two decades. See more

Monday, September 10, 2012
Commercial Aviation

USA Today

Air India is fifth airline to join Dreamliner Club

Air India's first Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" touched down on the airline's home soil over the weekend. See more

Monday, September 10, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Airbus: Booming Eastern Markets To Lead Airliner Demand

Dynamic growth in emerging economies will be the principal factor driving commercial aircraft requirements in the coming 20 years. See more

Monday, September 10, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Airbus Envisions Cleaner, More Efficient Aviation

Airbus last week issued the latest installment of its future vision for aviation in 2050 and beyond. See more

June 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Aviation Week

Bombardier Races To Keep CSeries On Schedule

Bombardier has long kept silent about the progress made in its CSeries development program. See more

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Dow Jones NewsPlus: North American Equities

Airbus Says A350 Won't See Dreamliner-Like Delays

The chief executive of Airbus, Fabrice Bregier, said its new A350 commercial plane won't be held back three years like Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner, the FT said late Sunday. See more

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Financial Times

Airbus shrugs off doubts over A350

The new chief executive of Airbus says he is ready to "bet" that the European aircraft maker's planned new A350 widebody passenger jet will not suffer the same three-year delay that Boeing had with its 787 Dreamliner. See more

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Airbus confident A350 will overcome doubts-FT

Airbus's revised target to deliver its new widebody A350 passenger jet during the first half of 2014 is "challenging" but "achievable", the company's CEO Fabrice Bregier told the Financial Times on Monday. See more

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Commercial Aviation

AMEinfo.com - The ultimates Middle East business resource

Emirates to launch first A380 service at Gatwick

Emirates Airline is set to launch London Gatwick's first Airbus A380 service on July 6, marking 25 years of its service to the UK airport. See more

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Commercial Aviation

The Sydney Morning Herald

Qantas restricted as it flies into stormy skies

Alan Joyce has asked the federal government to either control Abu Dhabi-owned Etihad's march onto Virgin Australia's share register or get rid of the ownership restrictions on Qantas, and let's hope the message gets through. Qantas is in a fight for its survival, and it's boxing with one arm tied behind its back at the moment. See more

Friday, June 22, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Delta seals deal to buy Pennsylvania refinery

Delta Air Lines took the keys to the Trainer, Pennsylvania, refinery from Phillips 66 on Friday, becoming the first air carrier to wade into fuel production in a bid to bring down costs. See more

Friday, June 22, 2012
Commercial Aviation

The Wall Street Journal - Professional with Factiva

Merger Reshapes Latin American Air Market

Airline consolidation took another step forward Friday with the stock-swap takeover of Brazilian airline by Chile's LAN Airlines creating South America's largest carrier by traffic, with an estimated market capitalization of $13 billion, the largest of any airline in the world. See more

Friday, June 22, 2012
Commercial Aviation

All Africa

Nigeria: Crash - Keep Sealed Lips, Minister Orders Aviation Agencies

The minister said that in accordance to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annex 13, government had invited representatives of US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the manufacturers of the aircraft (The Boeing Company, USA), and the engines (Pratt and Whitney USA) have all joined the AIB team investigating the accident. See more

Friday, June 22, 2012
Commercial Aviation

AirInsight

CSeries Update

This week AirInsight visited Montreal and Mirabel along with other media and analysts. The unedited videos below provide readers with some of the briefings. See more

Friday, June 22, 2012
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Jet Fuel Gets Olympic Spur as European Refineries Shut

European jet fuel purchases are set to reach the highest levels in more than a year as the London Olympics and Euro 2012 soccer tournament boost travel during the summer months just as refineries in the region are shuttered. See more