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July 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Pratt, Alcoa Pioneer Use of Aluminum Fan Blades

Pratt & Whitney and Alcoa recently have revealed that the fan blades of the PW1000G family of geared turbofans will consist mainly of aluminum alloy–an industry first. See more

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Commercial Aviation

CNET News

Want Major New Aircraft Designs? Wait Until 2030

Over the last century, the aviation industry has steadily pushed ahead with bold new designs. See more

Friday, July 18, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Seattle Times

The Core of Commercial Aviation Innovation for the Next Decade: The Engine Makers

With Airbus and Boeing both determined to pursue "incremental" development of their current airplanes for at least the next decade, the advances from one generation of airplanes to the next depend crucially upon innovation from the big three engine-makers. See more

June 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Leeham News

PW works toward 10% fuel efficiency gain for 2020's GTF

With the Airbus A320neo expected to enter flight testing this fall, equipped with the Pratt & Whitney P1000G Geared TurboFan and the Bombardier CSeries, also with the GTF, already in testing, P&W is already engaged in research to improve fuel efficiency by up to 10% by the middle of the next decade. See more

Friday, June 13, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation Week

Trends Suggest Solid Aftermarket Prospects For Pratt & Whitney

Rising fleet utilization, a soon-to-be growing installed base and a bigger share of engines under long-term maintenance agreements has Pratt & Whitney bullish on its aftermarket outlook, UTC CEO Louis Chênevert says. See more

Friday, June 13, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

Airbus upbeat on A320neo test progress

Airbus has achieved test instrumentation power-on for its first A320neo, and is conducting load calibration of the aircraft while its Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines undergo podding. See more

Friday, June 13, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Boeing Wins Biggest Ever Order From a Chinese Airline

Boeing Co. won its biggest order from a Chinese carrier as China Eastern Airlines Corp. (670) agreed to buy 80 737 jets valued at $7.4 billion. See more

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Airbus Sees Profit Focus as Upgrades Supplant New Models

Airbus Chief Executive Officer Fabrice Bregier said he's focused on profitability as he embarks on an extended period of improving existing planes instead of new models that have consumed billions in development. See more

Monday, June 9, 2014
Top Stories, Commercial Aviation

Hartford Business Journal

Pratt seeks to be commercial engine leader for generations

Now that Pratt & Whitney has come roaring back into the commercial airline engine business with its PurePower series, the East Hartford aerospace manufacturer plans to stay on the leading edge of the industry for decades to come, the firm's new president said. See more

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Top Stories, Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Pratt attacks costs in ramp-up to make new jet engine

Pratt & Whitney is working to preserve profit margins as it gears up production of a highly efficient new jet engine for planes such as the Airbus A320neo, coming out next year, the company's president said. See more

May 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Aviation Today

P&WC Updates Progress on PT6, PW200 Series Engines

During a media briefing at Pratt & Whitney's headquarters where President Paul Adams and other executives reflected on the state of the aviation industry, Rotor & Wing had a chance to interview Richard Dussault, vice president of marketing for Pratt & Whitney Canada. See more

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Pratt Sees 'Winning Conditions' for NGRT Launch

While ATR and Bombardier continue to vacillate over plans to introduce a new 90-seat turboprop, Pratt & Whitney Canada keeps moving forward with an engine it believes will deliver a 20-percent fuel burn improvement over existing engines in the 5,000- to 7,000-shp range by the turn of the decade. See more

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Hartford Courant

5,500 And Counting: Pratt Orders Soar For Geared Turbofan Engine

Orders for Pratt & Whitney's commercial geared turbofan engine have topped 5,500, the company's president said Tuesday. See more

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Reuters

Pratt & Whitney secures more than 5,500 orders for new engine

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp, has secured more than 5,500 orders for its closely watched geared turbofan engine for commercial jets, its top executive said on Tuesday. See more

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Associated Press

Pratt & Whitney cites strong jet engine backlog

The investment by United Technologies Corp. in its energy-efficient, quieter jet engines is paying off with a sizable order backlog for Pratt & Whitney, the subsidiary's president said Tuesday. See more

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Reuters

Pratt & Whitney signs $10 bln in supply agreements for engine ramp

Engine maker Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp, said on Tuesday that it had signed more than $10 billion in long-term supply agreements in the past year as it prepares for an increase in commercial and military production. See more

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Flight International

Pratt & Whitney increases thrust on PurePower geared turbofan

Pratt & Whitney is developing a PurePower geared turbofan engine with a higher thrust of up to 35,000lb, the company announced. See more

Monday, May 19, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Leeham News

Next gen GTF to cut fuel costs 10%-15% over today's GTF

The Technology Panel at the Pratt & Whitney media days included Alan Epstein, moderator, chief technologist Michael Winter, Graham Webb and Jimmy Kenyon. The following was paraphrased by Scott Hamilton of Leeham News. See more

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

MRJ gears up for static strength tests

Mitsubishi Aircraft has rolled out the first ground test aircraft for its MRJ regional jet programme, as it prepares to start static strength tests. See more

Monday, May 5, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Leeham News

CSeries FTV 4 to launch this month with PW GTF testing focus

Bombardier's CSeries flight testing has now passed the 100 flight mark, with three Fight Test Vehicles (FTVs) in the program. See more

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Flight International

CSeries clears flight envelope extremes for speed, altitude

The CSeries test fleet has now cleared the altitude and speed extremes of the flight envelope, Bombardier announced in a quarterly earnings statement issued on 1 May. See more

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