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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Leeham News and Comment

UBS Raises Single-Aisle Production Gap Concern in Lower Oil Price Analysis

There is a production gap for single-aisle Airbus and Boeing airplanes that could be exacerbated by the current dramatic drop in oil prices, writes the aerospace analyst for the investment bank UBS in a research note issued today. See more

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Airbus Reshuffle Prepares Planemaker for Record Jet Output

A management reshuffle at Airbus this week marks another step towards focusing Europe's biggest aerospace company on industrial performance rather than the political interests of key shareholders France and Germany, industry sources said. See more

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

US Aerospace Sales to Grow in 2015

The US Aerospace Industries Association estimates that the country's aerospace industry sales will grow by 5.3% in 2015, but is not backing down on a call on the US government to boost defense spending. See more

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Government News

Defense News

Obama Signs $1.1T Spending Bill Into Law

President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion federal spending measure into law Tuesday, officially ending any threat of a government shutdown over the holidays. See more

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Military Aviation

Second Line of Defense

Lieutenant General Davis on the USMC and the F-35: Preparing for 2015

The F-35 is entering service at a critical juncture when air and ground dynamics are being linked in new ways. See more

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Government News

Washington Post

Senate Approves $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

The Senate approved a sweeping $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday night to fund most of the federal government through the next fiscal year. See more

Friday, December 12, 2014
Commercial Aviation

AirInsight

Gearing-Up for Entry Into Service

At Pratt & Whitney, the challenge emerging from the success of the PW1000G, typically called the Geared Turbofan, engine is the introduction of six different engine models that will be installed on 13 different aircraft from five manufacturers on four continents during the next five years. See more

Monday, December 8, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg News

Airbus Long-Range A321 Stirs CIT Interest as Replacement for 757

Airbus Group is getting support from CIT Group, a crucial leasing customer, as the planemaker pushes a new aircraft as a replacement for Boeings discontinued 757. See more

Friday, December 5, 2014
Top Stories

Hartford Courant

Innovation is Pratt & Whitney Story

When examining the history of innovation in Connecticut, it should surprise no one that our state is once again leading the way in changing how the world makes things — especially things that fly. See more

Friday, December 5, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Airbus Inches Closer to Boeing in 2014 Order Race

Airbus booked firm orders for 248 airplanes during the month of November, raising its net total for the year to 1,031 and increasing its backlog to more than 6,000 airplanes for the first time ever. See more

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Special Topics

Bloomberg Businessweek

The Jet Engine: No Invention of the Past 85 Years Had a Greater Impact on the World

Something about the human spirit compels us to go faster and farther. See more

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Military Aviation

Everett Daily Herald

Boeing Exec Says KC-46 Program is Preparing for First Test Flight

The first test plane for Boeing's KC-46 aerial refueling tanker program is on the flight line at Paine Field next to the company's Everett factory. See more

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Special Topics, Engineering

IndustryWeek

18 Companies Leading the 3-D Printing Conversion

Pratt & Whitney has been quietly reinventing its jet engines for years. See more