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Qantas Orders 787-9s

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500
QANTAS announced plan to order eight 787-9s for delivery 2017-2019 to replace five 747-400s; deal will include 15 options and purchase rights for 30 more.

IAG Finalizes Aer Lingus Deal

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500
INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES GROUP finalized deal to acquire AER LINGUS as its offer has been declared wholly unconditional after RYANAIR formally agreed to sell its 30% share in airline.

A350-1000 Wings

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS began assembly of first shipset of A350-1000 wings at Broughton.

IndiGo Finalizes NEO Order

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500
INDIGO finalized previously announced order for 250 more A320neo Family aircraft, and has now ordered 430, plus 100 A320ceos (all delivered).

CEA to Order A330s

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500
CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES is expected to order 15 more A330s for delivery in 2017-2018.

Trent XWB Order-IAG

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500
ROLLS-ROYCE has IAG order to supply Trent XWBs for another eight (now 16) A350-900s on order for Iberia.

Berkshire Hathaway Agrees to Acquire PCC

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY has agreed to acquire PRECISION CASTPARTS for $235 per share in deal valued at $37.2b.

Rockwell Collins Acquires ICG

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500
ROCKWELL COLLINS acquired INTL COMMUNICATIONS GROUP (ICG) for $50m to add Iridium SATCOM terminal and smart router technology to its flight deck and cabin connectivity portfolio.

Airbus/Boeing Deliveries: July 2015

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING delivered 58 aircraft (37 737s; two 767s; seven 777s; 12 787s) in July vs 58 (39 737s; 747; 10 777s; eight 787s) in July 2014; and

AIRBUS delivered 49 aircraft (45 A320 Family; two A330s; two A380s) in July vs 49 (39 A320s; seven A330s; three A380s) in July 2014.

IAG/Airbus Order

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500
INTL AIRLINES GROUP ordered eight A350-900s and three A330-200s for delivery in 2016-2021 for IBERIA and 20 A320neos for 2020-2021 for any airline in the Group for fleet replacement.

El Al Order

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500
EL AL plans to order 15 787s and take purchase rights on 13 more.

GAMA 2Q15

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500
GAMA reports manufacturers delivered 573 general aviation aircraft (271 pistons; 130 turboprops; 172 jets) worth $5.9b in 2Q15 vs 597 (285 pistons; 148 turboprops; 164 jets) worth $5.7b in 2Q14.

Airbus Group Results: 2Q15

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS GROUP had €732m net income on €16.8b revenues in 2Q15 vs €696m on €14.6b in 2Q14; COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT earned €1b on €12.5b vs €811m on €10.5b, and says A380 program is on track for breakeven by end 2015.

Global 7000 Delay

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOMBARDIER BUSINESS AIRCRAFT delayed first Global 7000 delivery from 2016 to 2H18.

Cytec and Solvay to Merge

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Brussels-based SOLVAY agreed to acquire CYTEC INDUSTRIES in cash merger deal with enterprise value of US$6.4b.

777 Debris Found?

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Debris from downed MALAYSIA AIRLINES 777 (reportedly a flaperon) may have been found in Indian Ocean off Reunion Island; Flight MH370 was lost in March 2014.

TransDigm Agrees to Acquire Pneudraulics

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
TRANSDIGM GROUP agreed to acquire Southern California-based PNEUDRAULICS (pneumatic/hydraulic components) for $325m.

GKN to Buy Fokker

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
GKN agreed to acquire FOKKER TECHNOLOGIES GROUP from Arle Capital for €706m.

Delta Takes Stake in CEA

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
DELTA AIR LINES agreed to take 3.55% stake in CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES for $450m under expanded partnership.

LEAP-1C Delivery

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
CFM INTERNATIONAL delivered first LEAP-1C to COMAC for C919 flight test aircraft.

FedEx Orders More 767s

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
FEDEX EXPRESS agreed to order 50 more 767-300Fs for 2017-2023, and now has 85 on order.

Boeing Results: 2Q15

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING had $1.11b net income on $24.5b revenues in 2Q15 vs $1.65b on $22b in 2Q14, and has $489b backlog. COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES earned $1.2b on $16.9b vs $1.5b on $14.3b.

PA&C Sold

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Pacific Northwest-based PACIFIC AEROSPACE & ELECTRONICS was sold by Esterline Corporation to Minneapolis-based private equity firm SHOREVIEW INDUSTRIES.

LTPR Launches Operations

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
LUFTHANSA TECHNIK PUERTO RICO launched operations with first overhaul of A320 for Spirit Airlines.

LOCKHEED MARTIN agreed to purchase SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT.

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
LOCKHEED MARTIN agreed to purchase SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT from UTC for $9b.

Tanker Charges

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING is taking an after-tax charge of $536m in 2Q15 for higher estimated engineering and manufacturing costs of KC-46 Tanker.

L 410 NG

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
LET rolled out new 19-pax L 410 NG all-metal, high-wing turboprop with GE H85 engines.

Embraer Deliveries 2Q15

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
EMBRAER delivered 92 aircraft (47 E-Jets/45 Executive Jets) in 1H15 vs 92 (43/49) in 1H14, and now has record firm order backlog of US$22.9b that includes 264 E-Jets and 267 E2-Jets.

China's BOHAI LEASING agreed to acquire 20% stake in AVOLON for US$429m.

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
China's BOHAI LEASING agreed to acquire 20% stake in AVOLON for US$429m.

RTI Selected for A350-1000

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
RTI INTERNATIONAL METALS was selected by Airbus to supply two final-machined structural titanium fuselage parts for A350-1000 using its vertically integrated supply chain.

Ryanair Accepts IAG Offer

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
RYANAIR has accepted IAG offer to acquire its 29.8% shareholding in AER LINGUS.

A340 Solution

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
UK-based AERFIN and SR TECHNICS launched program to provide A340 end-of-life solution that includes purchasing aircraft for leaseback with fixed-rate maintenance support.

Vietnam Fleet Planning

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING formed partnerships with both VIETNAM AIRLINES and VIETJETAIR to collaborate on future fleet plans.

FAST R&D

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
STELIA AEROSPACE, CONSTELLIUM and CT INGENIERIE formed partnership for FAST R&D program to expand use of additive manufacturing (3D printing) for large aerostructures.

Boeing Deliveries in 1H15

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING delivered 381 aircraft (249 737s; nine 747s; nine 767s; 50 777s; 64 787s) in 1H15 vs 342 (239 737s; six 747s; 767; 48 777s; 48 787s) in 1H14.

Airbus Deliveries in 1H15

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS delivered 304 aircraft (238 A320s; 49 A330s; four A350s; 13 A380s) in 1H15 vs 303 (237 A320s; 53 A330s; 13 A380s) in 1H14.

IndiGo IPO

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
INTERGLOBE AVIATION (IndiGo) plans IPO for 12% of company to raise about $400m.

A330 Completion Centre

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS plans to establish A330 completion/delivery center in Tianjin and signed LOI with AVIC on cabin development cooperation and procurement contract with ZHEJIANG XIZI AEROSPACE FASTENER for design/development/manufacturing/supply of standard fastener parts.

Relentless Flight

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BELL HELICOPTER made first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless twin-engine, fly-by-wire super-medium helicopter.

Embraer Joins ecoDemonstrator Program

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
EMBRAER signed MOU with Boeing to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator technology testing in 2016 using an Embraer aircraft.

United Joins Fulcrum

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
UNITED AIRLINES made $30m equity investment in FULCRUM BIOENERGY, which converts municipal solid waste (MSW) into renewable jet fuel.

United/Azul

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
UNITED AIRLINES agreed to take 5% stake in AZUL for $100m as part of newly formed strategic alliance.

500th Q400

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOMBARDIER delivered its 500th Q400 to WESTJET.

747 Production Cut-2

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING is expected to cut 747 production to one per month in March 2016. It already plans cut from 1.5 to 1.3 in September 2015.

Boeing Names New CEO

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING named Dennis Muilenburg as President & CEO (effective July 1), succeeding Jim McNerney, who will remain Chairman.

IBA News

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
INTERNATIONAL BUREAU OF AVIATION (IBA) received investment from HOCKLEY INVESTMENTS following retirement of Chairman and Founder Laurie Hatcher; Phil Seymour was appointed new CEO.

GECAS Selects AEI

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERS was selected by GECAS to convert up to 20 737-800s to freighters starting in 2016.

Paris 2015: Day 4

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
News from Paris Air Show:

AIRBUS
ended the Paris Air Show with orders/commitments for 421 aircraft worth $57b, including today's MOUs from WIZZ AIR for 110 239-seat A321neos and SYNERGY AEROSPACE for 62 A320neos.

BOEING ended the Paris Air Show with orders/commitments for 331 aircraft worth $50.2b, including 21 737NGs from an unidentified customer.

GE AVIATION and its joint venture companies ended the Paris Air Show with orders, commitments and long-term services agreements worth $19b ($14b for CFM INTERNATIONAL), including close to 1,000 engines (835 LEAPs/CFM56s).

PRECISION AIRCRAFT SOLUTIONS was selected by SF Express to convert five ex-Thomas Cook 757-200s to freighters at AIR CHINA TECHNICS (1), HAECO (1) and AEROTURBINE (2).

THALES was selected by ATR to develop enhanced precision approach functionalities for -600.

DASSAULT SYSTÈMES and SAFRAN teamed to develop additive manufacturing processes.

DUCOMMUN secured cooperative research agreement with Airbus to develop commercial aerospace applications for its FoamMatrix advanced resin-transfer molding process.

BOMBARDIER COMMERCIAL AVIATION has 5-year Mesa Air Group contract to provide CRJ700/900 heavy maintenance out of Macon, GA; Bridgeport, WV; and Tucson, AZ.

GE AVIATION booked two OnPoint solution contracts from Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions to support CF6s and CF34s.

PRATT & WHITNEY AEROPOWER was selected by Air India for APS5000 APU repair (787-8).

LIEBHERR-AEROSPACE LINDENBERG was selected by HOP! for E-jet landing gear overhaul.

ESTERLINE was selected by UTC Aerospace Systems to supply primary electrical power distribution systems for E2-Jets and MRJ.

BOMBARDIER COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT says a larger C500 is a possibility.

Paris 2015: Day 3

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
News from Paris Air Show:

KOREAN AIR signed MOUs to order 30 A321neos, and option 20, from AIRBUS; and 30 737 MAXs and two 777-300ERs, plus 20 MAX options, from BOEING.

VOLGA-DNEPR signed MOU with Boeing to acquire 20 more 747-8Fs (via direct purchase and lease) over the next seven years, and add AN-124-100s to existing logistics support deal.

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES ordered six more Trent-powered 787-8s to join fleet of 13 GEnx-powered 787s.

AIRBUS announced orders from VIETJETAIR (six A321s) and an unidentified airline (60 A320neos).

ATR announced eight more -600 orders from BAHAMASAIR (5) and AIR MADAGASCAR (3), ending this year's Paris Air Show with 46 firm orders and 35 options worth US$1.98b.

BOEING launched the BBJ MAX-9 with order from unidentified European customer.

EFW, ST AEROSPACE and AIRBUS officially launched A320/A321 pax-to-freighter conversion program for first delivery in 2018; STA is increasing its stake in EFW to 55% as part of deal.

SNECMA plans to build two new LEAP assembly lines at Villaroche to open in January 2017 and early 2018 respectively to provide capacity to produce up to 1,000 engines per year.

AIRBUS selected STELIA AEROSPACE (nose fuselage/main cargo door), AERNNOVA (rear fuselage/dorsal fin), DEHARDE/P3 VOITH AEROSPACE (center fuselage), and ACITURRI (horizontal tail plane box extension/auxiliary fins) as major Beluga XL suppliers.

CFM INTERNATIONAL booked engine orders from Avolon for LEAP-1As for 20 A320neos and Qatar Airways for CFM56-5Bs for eight A320ceos; and secured maintenance contract from Air Canada to support 122 LEAP-1Bs for 61 737 MAXs on Rate per Flight Hour (RPFH) basis.

PRATT & WHITNEY booked order from CALC to supply PurePower engines for 18 A320neos.

AAR and SAA TECHNICAL agreed to form joint venture for third party maintenance across Africa.

ROLLS-ROYCE has TotalCare contract from Finnair to support Trent XWBs for 19 A350s.

SPAIRLINERS secured E-Jet component pooling/repair agreement from Royal Air Maroc.

GE has OnPoint solution contract from SkyWest to support 86 CF34s for E175s.

BOMBARDIER COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT secured 5-year Smart Parts contracts each from SpiceJet, LOT Polish Airlines, and Falcon Aviation Services to support 31 total Q400s.

AFI KLM E&M has GE90 maintenance contract from Air China Cargo for eight 777Fs.

THALES was selected by Oman Air to supply AVANT IFE for 16 737s, three A330s and six 787s.

AIRBUS PROSKY and FLIGHTRADAR24 teamed to launch a new flight-tracking platform.

UNITED AIRLINES plans October 25 to cease operations at JFK and move p.s. transcontinental service (to LAX/SFO) to Newark; it will exchange Newark/JFK slots with DELTA AIR LINES.

Paris 2015: Day 2

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
News from Paris Air Show:

BOEING secured 737 MAX orders/order commitments from AERCAP for 100, China's RUILI AIRLINES (via AVIC INTL LEASING) for 30, and SMBC AVIATION CAPITAL for 10 more (now 90). It also announced plan to roll out MAX by end of 2015 in preparation for first flight in early 2016.

AIRBUS announced orders from PEACH for three A320s and EVA AIR for four A330-300s.

ATR announced order commitments for ATR 72-600s from CEBU PACIFIC AIR for 26, BRAATHENS AVIATION for 15, and AIR NEW ZEALAND for one (now 14; seven delivered).

YAKUTIA AIRLINES ordered three more SSJ100s to join two in service.

MINSHENG FINANCIAL LEASING signed MOU to order 10 737NGs and 20 737 MAXs.

Indonesia's SRIWIJAYA AIR ordered two 737-900ERs, and optioned 20.

TRJET was formed in Ankara, Turkey by Sierra Nevada Corp to manufacture new 328JET-based regional jet under previously announced partnership with Turkish MOT.

PRATT & WHITNEY formed GTF engine MRO network with initial locations at PRATT & WHITNEY CHRISTCHURCH ENGINE CENTRE; MTU in Hanover, Germany; and IHI CORP in Mizuho, Japan.

SAMCO AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE was named first authorized service facility for CSeries.

GE and LUFTHANSA TECHNIK signed MOU to form MRO joint venture for GEnx-2B/GE9X.

AFI KLM E&M secured component support contracts from Vietnam Airlines for 19 787s and Gulf Air for 16 A320s, six A321s and six A330s.

ST AEROSPACE has 7-year, US$100m Flybe contract for Q400 component support.

UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS was selected by Beijing Capital Airlines and Tianjin Airlines to provide component repair and asset management for 44 A320s under C.A.R.E. program.

PRATT & WHITNEY began ground testing first PW1900G engine for E190-E2.

India's MAHINDRA AEROSPACE has Premium AEROTEC contract to supply various metal components (>1m/year) for Airbus aircraft.

EDAC TECHNOLOGIES has >$1b Pratt & Whtiney contract to manufacture precision machined rotating and static components and composite components for several engine types.

SMBC ordered LEAP-1As and PW1100G-JMs to power 30 each A320neos on order.

IAE booked V2500 order from Wizz Air for 17 more A321s on order.

ESTERLINE was selected by Boeing to supply 777X flight deck control panels.

TRU SIMULATION + TRAINING has Lufthansa Flight Training order for an A350 simulator.

EMBRAER acquired Southern California-based EMBRAER AERO SEATING TECHNOLOGIES (VIP seats) and announced plan to open a sister seat manufacturing facility in Titusville, FL.

Paris 2015: Day 1

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
News from Paris Air Show:

AIRBUS forecasts demand for 32,585 new >100-seat aircraft (22,927 narrowbodies; 8,108 widebodies; 1,550 VLAs), including 804 new freighters, worth $4,900b over next 20 years.

GARUDA signed LOIs to order 30 A350s, 30 787-9s and 30 more 737 MAXs (now 80).

QATAR AIRWAYS ordered 10 777-8Xs and four 777Fs.

GECAS ordered 60 more LEAP-1A-powered A320neo Family aircraft (now 120).

SAUDI ARABIAN agreed to order 20 A330-300 Regionals and 30 more A320ceos.

EVA AIRWAYS signed LOI to order five 777 Freighters.

AIR LEASE CORP ordered one A350-900, one A321ceo and three A320ceos.

EMBRAER announced firm orders from COLORFUL GUIZHOU AIRLINES for 17 E190s, SKYWEST for eight E175s, UNITED for 10 E175s, and AIRCASTLE for 15 E190-E2s and 10 E195-E2s.

ATR announced firm orders from JAPAN AIR COMMUTER for eight ATR 42-600s and BINTER for six more ATR 72-600s (now 12), and has now sold >1,500 aircraft.

WESTJET ENCORE ordered five more Q400s, and has now ordered 36 (21 delivered).

EMBRAER has begun assembly of first E190-E2.

GKN was selected by Pratt & Whitney to design/manufacture the turbine exhaust case and compressor intermediate case for PW1400G-JM under risk and revenue sharing partnership.

ROLLS-ROYCE signed Trent 7000 risk and revenue sharing deals with MITSUBISHI (for combustion modules and all stage LPT blades), ITP (LPT module) and KAWASAKI (IPC module).

UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS was selected by Boeing to supply 12 separate systems for 777X.

ROCKWELL COLLINS was selected by ALAFCO to supply avionics package for 85 A320neos.

LIEBHERR-AEROSPACE was selected by Boeing to supply 777X power drive unit/hydraulic motor.

PRATT & WHITNEY was selected by Turkish Airlines to supply PW1100G-JMs for 92 A321neos.

IAE booked V2500 orders from CIT (5) and BOC Aviation (14) for 19 more A320 Family aircraft.

UTC announced plan to divest of SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT either via spin-off or outright sale.

2015 CMO

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING forecasts demand for 38,050 new commercial jets worth $5,600b in 2015-2034 (up 3.5% vs last year's CMO), based on annual 4.9% pax/4.7% cargo traffic growth.

Delta Aircraft Deal

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
DELTA reached agreement with Boeing to acquire 20 used E190s starting 4Q16 and 40 more new 737-900ERs through 2019, pending ratification of new deal with its pilots (vote date TBA).

Gearbox JV

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
ROLLS-ROYCE and LIEBHERR-AEROSPACE agreed to form German-based joint venture to develop power gearbox for new UltraFan engine.

MRJ Taxi Tests

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT began low speed taxi tests on MRJ flight test aircraft.

GAT Rebranding

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
GA TELESIS rebranded its parts sales division as GA TELESIS COMPONENT SOLUTIONS GROUP, and appointed Jason Reed as its President.

Blended Winglets

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AVIATION PARTNERS is estimating its blended winglet technology (now on >6,100 aircraft) has now saved >5b gallons of jet fuel.

2014 Collier Trophy

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE was awarded with the 2014 Robert J. Collier Trophy from NAA for design and development of the G650.

Boeing Order/Shenzhen Airlines

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
SHENZHEN AIRLINES (Air China) ordered 46 737s for delivery in 2016-2020.

AIG Sells Stake in AerCap

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AIG launched public offering for 24% (50m shares) of its 46% stake in AERCAP.

737 MAX Final Assembly

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING began assembly (of wings) of first 737 MAX flight test aircraft at Renton.

Dornier in Turkey

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
SIERRA NEVADA signed MOU with Turkish MOT to collaborate with STM on producing a 32-seat TRJ328 regional jet (based on 328JET) and T328 turboprop (Dornier 328) in Turkey for first delivery in 2018.

A320 Components to Mobile

Sat, 30 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS has shipped major component assemblies to US for first A320 Family aircraft (A321 for JETBLUE) to be assembled in Mobile, AL.

Toray for E2

Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
TORAY COMPOSITES AMERICA has MOU from Embraer to supply carbon fiber prepreg materials for E2 program.

L-3 Acquisition

Thu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
L-3 COMMUNICATIONS acquired CTC AVIATION GROUP, UK (pilot training/crew resourcing) for £143m, and renamed it L-3 CTC.

IAG Buys Aer Lingus

Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES GROUP agreed to make cash offer of €2.55 per share (€1.4b) to acquire AER LINGUS GROUP; deal is supported by Aer Lingus Board and GOVT OF IRELAND.

Veritas Buys StandardAero

Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
VERITAS CAPITAL agreed to acquire US-based STANDARDAERO from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE).

S-97 First Flight

Sat, 23 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT made first flight of S-97 RAIDER helicopter.

Exelis Merging with Harris

Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
EXELIS received shareholder approval to merge with HARRIS CORPORATION on May 29.

Azul Order

Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AZUL finalized order for 30 E195-E2s in $3.2b deal that includes purchase rights for 20 more.

GE and Woodward form JV

Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
GE AVIATION and WOODWARD formed joint venture to design/develop/source/supply/service fuel systems for GE90, GEnx, GE9X and future GE large commercial engines.

LEAPneo First Flight

Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS made first flight of LEAP-powered A320neo.

2015 EBACE News: May 19

Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
News from EBACE:

GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE completed first flight of PW800-powered G500.

QATAR EXECUTIVE finalized order for 30 G500s, G600s and G650ERs.

WHEELS UP ordered another 35 King Air 350i turboprops, and has now ordered 70 (31 delivered).

BOEING booked orders for a BBJ737 and a BBJ787-8 from separate unidentified customers.

AIRBUS launched the ACJ319neo and ACJ320neo, and booked first order from Farnborough-based ACROPOLIS AVIATION for an ACJ320neo for delivery in early 2020 to replace its ACJ319.

BOMBARDIER BUSINESS JETS named David M. Coleal as next President, succeeding Éric Martel; and retained Jean-Paul Pellissier to review company's supply chain.

Magellan Buys Euravia

Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
MAGELLAN AEROSPACE acquired UK-based EURAVIA ENGINEERING & SUPPLY (engine maintenance) for about £30m.

Global Production Reduction

Thu, 14 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOMBARDIER BUSINESS AIRCRAFT is cutting Global 5000/6000 production due to softness in international markets, which will result in about 1,750 layoffs in Canada and Northern Ireland.

Pratt Selected for CSeries AHMS

Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
PRATT & WHITNEY was selected by Bombardier to provide its eFAST health monitoring system as infrastructure unit for CSeries Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS).

PC-24 First Flight

Mon, 11 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
PILATUS AIRCRAFT made first flight of FJ44-powered PC-24 business jet.

GAMA 1Q15

Sat, 09 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
GAMA reports manufacturers delivered 441 general aviation aircraft (193 pistons; 115 turboprops; 133 jets) worth $4.5b in 1Q15 vs 520 (241 pistons; 125 turboprops; 154 jets) worth $5.2b in 1Q14.

SSJs for China

Fri, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
UNITED AIRCRAFT CORP announced that Russia and China are forming joint aircraft leasing company to support sales of about 100 SSJ100s in China and Southeast Asia.

Ametek Acquisition

Fri, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AMETEK acquired GLOBAL TUBES, which comprises FINE TUBES and SUPERIOR TUBE, for about $200m.

Boeing Deliveries: April 2015

Thu, 07 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING delivered 66 airliners (43 737s; two 747s; 767F; nine 777s; 11 787s) in April vs 56 (39 737s; 747; eight 777s; eight 787s) in April 2014.

LEAP-1B

Thu, 07 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING and CFM INTERNATIONAL began LEAP-1B flight testing with 5.5-hour first flight on GE Aviation's 747 flying testbed at Victorville, CA.

HONEYWELL has IndiGo contract to supply avionics package and APUs for 180 A320neos on order.

Wed, 06 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
HONEYWELL has IndiGo contract to supply avionics package and APUs for 180 A320neos on order.

AVIANCA finalized previously announced order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft.

Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AVIANCA finalized previously announced order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft.

ATR named Tom Anderson as Senior VP-Commercial and Customer Support.

Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
ATR named Tom Anderson as Senior VP-Commercial and Customer Support.

Swiss 777 Order-2

Mon, 04 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
SWISS finalized order for three more 777-300ERs, and now has nine on order.

TransDigm Agrees to Acquire Pexco Aerospace

Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
TRANSDIGM agreed to acquire PEXCO AEROSPACE, which manufactures extruded plastic interior parts out of Yakima, WA and Huntington Beach, CA, from Odyssey Investment Partners for $496m.

Airbus Results 1Q15

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS GROUP had €792m net income on €12.1b revenues in 1Q15 vs €439m on €12.6b in 1Q14; COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT earned €419m on €8.6b vs €546m on €8.9b, and says revenue decrease reflects plan to back-load deliveries in 2015, especially in the A350 and A380 product lines.

Embraer Results 1Q15

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
EMBRAER posted $61.7m loss (largely due to income tax expenses of $118m) on $1.06b revenues in 1Q15 vs $110.6m net income on $1.24b in 1Q14; it has $20.4b backlog vs $19.2b a year ago.

GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE delivered 34 business jets in 1Q15 vs 35 in 1Q14.

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE delivered 34 business jets in 1Q15 vs 35 in 1Q14.

777X Folding Wing Tip

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
LIEBHERR-AEROSPACE LINDENBERG was selected by Boeing to supply fold subsystem, latch pin actuator and secondary lock actuator for 777X folding wing tip.

Airbus Australia Forecast

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS projects pax fleet serving Australia/South Pacific region to increase from 700 to >1,200 by 2033 to handle 4.5% annual traffic growth.

ANZ Goes PW

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
PRATT & WHITNEY was selected by Air New Zealand to supply PW1100G-JMs for 13 A320neos on order for delivery 2017-2019 in deal that includes 16-year fleet management support program.

United Fleet Planning

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
UNITED AIRLINES converted order for 10 787s to 777-300ERs as part of new fleet plan that includes removing >130 50-seaters by end 2015, extending life/refurbishing 21 767-300ERs, transitioning 10 777-200s to domestic service, and leasing 10-20 used narrowbodies.

Boeing Results: 1Q15

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES earned $1.6b on $15.4b in 1Q15 vs $1.5b on $12.7b in 1Q14; its operating margin fell from 11.8% to 10.5% due to dilutive impact of higher 787 deliveries.

Leahy Wins Wings Club Award

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
WINGS CLUB named Airbus' John Leahy as recipient of its 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award.

FlightSafety Teams with Airbus

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL has 3-year Airbus Training Center contract to provide ab-initio pilot training at Vero Beach, FL as part of Airbus program to qualify pilots for Airbus equipment.

IAM has withdrawn its petition to unionize workers at BOEING SOUTH CAROLINA.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
IAM has withdrawn its petition to unionize workers at BOEING SOUTH CAROLINA.

ROLLS-ROYCE has $9.2b Emirates order.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
ROLLS-ROYCE has $9.2b Emirates order to supply Trent 900s, plus TotalCare support, for 50 A380s on order for delivery starting in 2016.

Embraer Deliveries: 1Q15

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
EMBRAER delivered 32 aircraft (20 E-Jets/12 Executive Jets) in 1Q15 vs 34 (14 E-Jets/20 Executive Jets) in 1Q14.

Piper Launches New Aircraft

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
PIPER AIRCRAFT launched three new single-engine, pressurized M-Class aircraft: the M600, the M500, and the M350.

KM Acquisition

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AE INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS acquired KELLSTROM MATERIALS (aftermarket parts/repairs/logistics) from Inverness Management.

MRJ Announces First Flight

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT moved first flight of the MRJ to September or October 2015 for first delivery in 2Q17, and announced final assembly will take place at new facility at Nagoya Airport.

COPA MAX

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
COPA announced previously unidentified $6.6b order for 61 737 MAXs

Bombardier Management Changes

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOMBARDIER named Fred Cromer as President-Commercial Aircraft and retained PLANE VIEW PARTNERS (led by Henri Courpron) as strategic advisors.

AMERICAN AIRLINES received its single operating certificate from FAA

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AMERICAN AIRLINES received its single operating certificate from FAA following its merger with US Airways.

Airbus Deliveries: 1Q15

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS delivered 134 airliners (109 A320 Family; 20 A330s; A350; four A380s) in 1Q15 vs 141 (111 A320 Family; 24 A330s; six A380s) in 1Q14.

Wencor Acquisition

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
WENCOR GROUP acquired Southern California-based PHS/MWA AVIATION SERVICES.

Boeing deliveries in March 2015

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING delivered 71 airliners (43 737s; two 747s; two 767s; 13 777s; 11 787s) in March vs 66 (44 737s; two 747s; 10 777s; 10 787s) in March 2014; and 184 (121 737s; four 747s; five 767s; 24 777s; 30 787s) in 1Q15 vs 161 (115 737s; four 747s; 24 777s; 18 787s) in 1Q14.

CIT AEROSPACE ordered five more A321ceos.

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
CIT AEROSPACE ordered five more A321ceos, and now has 10 on order.

TransDigm Agrees to Acquire Franke Aquatrotter

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
TRANSDIGM GROUP acquired the aerospace business (proprietary faucets and related products for Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer commercial jets) of Germany's FRANKE AQUAROTTER for $75m.

AVIC Acquires Align Aero

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AVIC INTERNATIONAL HOLDING (ZHUHAI) acquired Southern California-based ALIGN AEROSPACE (fastener/hardware distributor) from Greenbriar Equity Group.

Air China Selects Trent

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
ROLLS-ROYCE was selected by Air China to supply Trent 1000s and TotalCare support for 15 787-9s.

KLM Cityhopper Order

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AIR FRANCE-KLM GROUP ordered 15 E175s and two E190s for delivery to KLM CITYHOPPER in 2H15-2018, and optioned 17 more E-Jets.

HondaJet Provisional TC

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
HONDA AIRCRAFT received provisional type certificate from FAA for the HondaJet.

TRANSDIGM completed its acquisition of TELAIR CARGO GROUP from AAR for $725m.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
TRANSDIGM completed its acquisition of TELAIR CARGO GROUP from AAR for $725m.

RWANDAIR signed MOU to order two Trent-powered A330s for 2H16.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
RWANDAIR signed MOU to order two Trent-powered A330s for 2H16.

AIRBUS delivered its 9,000th aircraft, an A321 to VIETJETAIR.

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS delivered its 9,000th aircraft, an A321 to VIETJETAIR.

AJW/easyJet

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AJW AVIATION has multiyear easyJet contract to provide A320 Family component repair and overhaul, plus supply consumables and manage airline's spares at 30 line stations in Europe.

Air Madagascar/ATR

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AIR MADAGASCAR agreed to acquire five new ATR 72-600s from Elix Aviation Capital (2) and ATR (3).

Delta/Hawaiian

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
DELTA TECHOPS secured two contracts from Hawaiian Airlines to provide A330 heavy maintenance support over next five years and perform two lease-return C-Checks on two 767-300ERs in 2015.

FAA Forecast 2015

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
FAA forecasts US airline pax traffic will grow 2.5% per year to 1,443b RPMs in 2035 vs estimated 855.1b in 2014 (enplanements will rise from 756.3m to 1.14b); capacity is to increase 2.5% per year to 1,714.4b ASMs from 1,024.8b. The mainline pax jet fleet is expected to grow to 5,112 aircraft (113 RJs/4,016 narrowbodies/983 widebodies) vs 3,774 (93/3,160/521).

flymojo Orders CSeries

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Malaysian startup FLYMOJO signed LOI to order 20 CS100s, and option 20, increasing CSeries orderbook for BOMBARDIER to 603 orders and commitments, including 243 firm orders.

FL TECHNICS has heavy maintenance contract from Turkmenistan Airlines for five 737NGs.

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
FL TECHNICS has heavy maintenance contract from Turkmenistan Airlines for five 737NGs.

Austrian Fleet Plans

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AUSTRIAN AIRLINES (Lufthansa Group) plans 3Q15-2017 to replace its 21 Fokker 70/100s with 17 120-seat E195s now in operation with LUFTHANSA CITYLINE, which in turn will receive CRJ900NGs from EUROWINGS. It says it is no longer considering an order for CSeries aircraft.

Sikorsky Report

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
UTC is reviewing strategic alternatives for SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT, including a potential tax-free spinoff.

Swiss 777 Order

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
SWISS agreed to order three more GE90-powered 777-300ERs; it would then have nine on order.

Mitsubishi President

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT named Hiromichi Morimoto as next President.

Air Industries Group Acquires Sterling

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AIR INDUSTRIES GROUP has acquired Connecticut-based STERLING ENGINEERING, which manufactures jet engine components out of 75,000 sq ft facility in Barkhamstad.

ALC Order

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AIR LEASE CORPORATION finalized order for 25 A330-900neos and 30 A321LRs.

Alcoa to Buy RTI

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
ALCOA agreed to acquire RTI INTERNATIONAL METALS (titanium and specialty metal products and services) in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $1.5b.

Aerfin A340s

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0600
UK-based AERFIN was selected by Cathay Pacific to provide end-of-life soluton for 11 A340-300s in March 2015-2017.

Boeing Deliveries Feb 2015

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0600
BOEING delivered 63 aircraft (43 737s; 747-8; 767F; six 777s; 12 787s) in February 2015 vs 50 (36 737s; two 747s; eight 777s; four 787s) in February 2014.

Airbus Deliveries: Feb 2015

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0600
AIRBUS delivered 46 aircraft (37 A320 Family; eight A330s; A380) in February vs 44 (37 A320s; six A330s; A380) in February 2014.

Embraer Results 2014

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0600
EMBRAER had US$334.7m net income on US$6.29b revenues in 2014 vs $342m on $6.24b in 2013, and expects to deliver 210-230 aircraft (95-100 commercial/115-130 executive) in 2015 vs 208 (92 commercial/116 executive) in 2014.

Record Helicopter Order

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0600
AIR METHODS ordered 200 Bell 407GXPs for delivery starting in 2016 for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) missions.

Ryanair Orders Three More NGs

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0600
RYANAIR ordered three more 737-800s for early 2016, and now has 183 on order, plus 200 737 MAX-200s.

Macquarie Buys AWAS Portfolio

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0600
MACQUARIE GROUP agreed to purchase portfolio of 90 aircraft, predominently narrowbodies, from AWAS for US$4b; deal is to close within 12 months.

GWS Award

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0600
SPEEDNEWS presented AAR's David Storch with the first annual Gilbert W. Speed Award for outstanding leadership and collaboration across the global aerospace & defense supply chain. More

747 Order

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0600
SILK WAY WEST, Azerbaijan finalized order for three more 747-8Fs to join its fleet of two 767-300Fs, three 747-400s and two 747-8Fs.

Alcoa Acquires TITAL

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0600
ALCOA completed previously announced acquisition of Germany-based TITAL (titanium/aluminum structural castings).

SSJ Order

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Mexico's INTERJET ordered 10 more SSJ100s, and has now ordered 30 (13 delivered).

ATN Orders 787

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0600
AIR TAHITI NUI plans to acquire four 787-9s from 4Q18: two via lease (TBA) and two from BOEING.

CS300 First Flight

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
BOMBARDIER COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT made first flight of CS300.

Airbus Production

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
AIRBUS plans to increase A320 production from current 42 per month to 50 by 1Q17, but is cutting A330 production from nine per month to six from 1Q16 as prep for neo production/A350 ramp up.

Airbus Results 2014

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
AIRBUS GROUP had €2.3b net income on €60.7b revenues in 2014 vs €1.5b on €57.6b in 2013, and is projecting a slight increase in commercial aircraft deliveries in 2015 (629 in 2014).

CFM Deliveries

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
CFM INTERNATIONAL delivered record 1,560 CFM56s in 2014 vs 1,502 in 2013.

RRNA President

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
ROLLS-ROYCE NORTH AMERICA named Marion C. Blakey as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.

BAE Selected for 777X

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
BAE SYSTEMS was selected by Boeing to supply 777X flight control electronics suite.

TransDigm Agrees to Acquire Telair

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
TRANSDIGM GROUP agreed to acquire TELAIR CARGO GROUP from AAR for $725m; deal includes TELAIR INTERNATIONAL, NORDISK AVIATION PRODUCTS and AAR CARGO SYSTEMS.

CS300

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
BOMBARDIER secured flight permit from Transport Canada for first CS300, and is targeting first flight for February 26-28.

SSJ LOI

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Nepal's BISHWO AIRWAYS signed LOI to order five SSJ100s for delivery starting 2017.

Arkia A330neo

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
ARKIA ISRAEL AIRLINES signed MOU to order four Trent-powered A330-900neos.

PW800 Certified

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA secured type certification from Transport Canada for PW814GA (for G500) and PW815GA (for G600).

Ducommun Lands A350 Deal

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
DUCOMMUN was selected by Airbus to supply titanium components for A350 XWB aft fuselage out of Coxsackie, NY.

India Tier 1 Supplier

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
India's DYNAMATIC TECHNOLOGIES was selected by Airbus to become sole source supplier of A330 flap-track beams.

Gulfstream Appointments

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
GENERAL DYNAMICS appointed Larry R. Flynn to succeed Joe Lombardo as Executive VP of its Aerospace Group (effective in June); Mark L. Burns will become President of GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE.

Bombardier Results 2014

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE lost (EBIT) US$995m on US$10.5b revenues in 2014 vs US$418m profit on US$9.4b in 2013. It delivered 290 aircraft (84 commercial/204 business/two amphibian) in 2014 vs 238 (55 commercial/180 business/three amphibian) in 2013.

GAMA Deliveries: 2014

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
GAMA reports manufacturers delivered 2,454 general aviation aircraft (1,129 pistons; 603 turboprops; 722 jets) worth $24.5b in 2014 vs 2,353 (1,030 pistons; 645 turboprops; 678 jets) worth $23.4b in 2013.

Asiana signed LOI to order 25 A321neos.

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
ASIANA AIRLINES signed LOI to order 25 A321neos.

AA Orders CRJ900s

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP was identified as previously undisclosed customer for 24 CRJ900NGs; aircraft will be operated by PSA AIRLINES.

LMI and Spirit

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
LMI AEROSPACE and SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS agreed to become strategically aligned partners, mainly for production/supply of 737NG, 737 MAX, 777 and 787 components and assemblies.

Falcon 8X First Flight

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
DASSAULT AVIATION made first flight of the Falcon 8X.

CFMI Appointment

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
SNECMA appointed François Bastin as CFM Programs Director and Executive Vice President of CFM INTERNATIONAL.

Airbus Deliveries: January 2015

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
AIRBUS delivered 36 aircraft (30 A320 Family; five A330s; A380) in January vs 39 (29 A320s; nine A330s; A380) in January 2014.

Avianca MOU

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
AVIANCA HOLDINGS signed MOU to order 100 A320neo Family aircraft.

Boeing Deliveries: January 2015

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
BOEING delivered 50 airliners (35 737s; 747; two 767Fs; five 777s; seven 787s) in January vs 45 (35 737s; six 777s; four 787s) in January 2014.

Airbus Names New Program Leaders

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
AIRBUS appointed Patrick Piedrafita as new Head of the A350 XWB program; Eric Zanin as Head of the A330 Family Program; and Klaus Roewe as Head of the A320 Family Program.

Mesa Orders More CRJs

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
MESA AIRLINES ordered seven CRJ900NGs for 2015 to increase its fleet to 64.

First Flight of KC-390

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
EMBRAER made first flight of the KC-390.

Q400 Order

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
CHORUS AVIATION (Jazz Aviation) ordered 13 Q400s, and optioned 10, for operation as AIR CANADA EXPRESS under new/amended 11-year capacity purchase agreement.

Qatar Grabs Stake in IAG

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
QATAR AIRWAYS acquired 9.99% stake in INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES GROUP to strengthen existing commercial ties.

ANA Places Aircraft Orders

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS ordered five more 737-800s and announced intent to purchase three 787-10s from BOEING. It also ordered four A321ceos and three more A321neos from AIRBUS.

A400M Reorg

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
AIRBUS GROUP appointed Fernando Alonso to replace Domingo Ureña-Raso as Head of Military Aircraft (effective March 1) as part of a restructuring of the A400M program to rapidly address its shortfalls.

BCA Results 2014

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES earned $6.4b on $60b revenues in 2014 vs $5.8b on $53b, and says it plans to deliver 750-755 aircraft in 2015 vs 723 in 2014.

Pratt 2014

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
PRATT & WHITNEY earned $2.1b on $14.5b sales in 2014 vs $1.9b on $14.5b in 2013. It delivered 3,588 engines (110 military/621 large commercial/2,857 P&WC) vs 3,680 (114/626/2,940).

Falcon Deliveries

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
DASSAULT AVIATION delivered 66 Falcons in 2014 vs 77 in 2013.

A320 P2F

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
PACAVI GROUP inducted its first A320 (293; ex-SmartWings) for pax-to-freighter conversion; work will be performed by HAITEC AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE in Frankfurt.

First American 787

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
AMERICAN AIRLINES took delivery of its first of 42 787s on order.

GE Earnings

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
GE AVIATION earned $4.97b on $24b sales in 2014 vs $4.35b on $21.9b in 2013.

EIB Invests More in Airbus

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK (EIB) committed to provide another €500m in financing to AIRBUS GROUP for R&D, increasing its total support since 2011 to €1.3b.

ATR 2014

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
ATR posted record 160 orders, 83 deliveries and US$1.8b turnover in 2014 vs 89 orders, 74 deliveries and $1.63b turnover in 2013. It ended year with record backlog of 280 aircraft vs 221 a year ago.

TCS for Azul A330s

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
LUFTHANSA TECHNIK has Total Component Support contract from Brazil's Azul for its seven A330s.

GKN Lands Boeing Contract2

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
GKN AEROSPACE was selected by Rolls-Royce to supply Trent 1000 outer guide vane mount ring and rear fan case out of Newington, CT; El Cajon, CA; and Mexicali, Mexico in deal valued at $200m.

AerCap 2014

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
AERCAP delivered 81 aircraft to lessees in 2014, and signed new lease agreements for 249 aircraft; it also purchased 33 new aircraft and sold 83 others, and ended year with portfolio of 1,660 aircraft.

Learjet 85 Suspended

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
BOMBARDIER is suspending the Learjet 85 program due to weak demand and plans to reduce its workforce by approximately 1,000 employees at Querétaro, Mexico and Wichita, KS.

Embraer 2014

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
EMBRAER delivered 208 aircraft (92 E-Jets and 116 Executive Jets) in 2014 vs 209 (90 E-Jets and 119 Executive Jets) in 2013, and ended 2014 with backlog of 249 E-Jets and 210 E2-Jets.

Airbus 2014

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
AIRBUS finalized orders from unidentified customer(s) for 58 A320ceo Family aircraft and 156 A320neo Family aircraft, AEROFLOT for 14 A320ceos and eight A321ceos, LATAM for four A320ceos and nine A321neos, LION AIR for three A330-300s, ALC for another A320ceo, INTL AIRFINANCE CORP for five A330-200s, AIRASIA for four A320neos, TURKISH AIRLINES for eight A321neos, GECAS for six A320ceos, TRANSASIA for four A330neos, and YEMENIA for four A320neos.

It finished 2014 with 1,796 (1,456 net) orders, including 504 A320ceos, 1,041 A320neos, 54 A330s, 120 A330neos, 57 A350s and 20 A380s, and record backlog of 6,386 aircraft, comprising 1,508 A320ceos, 3,621 A320neos, 193 A330s, 120 A330neos, 779 A350s and 165 A380s.

It delivered record 629 aircraft (490 A320 Family; 108 A330s; A350; 30 A380s) in 2014 vs 626 aircraft (493 A320s; 108 A330s; 25 A380s) in 2013. More

97t A321

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
AIRBUS launched the 97-tonne-MTOW A321neo (4,000 nm range) with MOU from AIR LEASE CORPORATION for 30.

CALC Order

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
CHINA AIRCRAFT LEASING (CALC) finalized previously announced order for 74 A320neos, 16 A320ceos, and 10 A321ceos.

STS Gets Hose

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
STS COMPONENT SOLUTIONS acquired South Florida-based AIR-PRO HOSE from Aero Maintenance Group.

A320 Paint Facility

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
SABENA TECHNICS opened new A320 paint facility in Toulouse to accommodate 80 aircraft per year under 15-year contract from Airbus.

Silk Way Order

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
SILK WAY WEST, Azerbaijan plans to order three more 747-8Fs to join its fleet of two 767-300Fs, three 747-400s and two 747-8Fs.

ATR Appointment

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
ATR named David Brigante as Senior Vice President-Procurement.

Boeing 2014

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
BOEING finished 2014 with 1,550 (1,432 net) orders, including 891 737 MAXs, 305 737NGs, two 747-8Fs, four 767s, 220 777Xs, 49 777s, 14 777Fs and 65 787s.

It delivered record 723 aircraft (485 737s; 19 747s; six 767s; 99 777s; 114 787s) in 2014 vs 648 (440 737s; 24 747s; 21 767s; 98 777s; 65 787s) in 2013. More

It now has 5,789 on backlog, including 2,663 MAXs, 1,636 737s, 36 747s, 47 767s, 286 777Xs, 278 777s and 843 787s.

Triumph Takes Wing Production-2

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
TRIUMPH GROUP completed previously announced deal to take over G650 and G280 wing production in Tulsa, OK from Spirit AeroSystems.

China Southern Leases Neos

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES agreed to lease 24 PW1100G-powered A320/A321neos from AerCap for delivery in 2016-2019.

Bombardier Order

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
BOMBARDIER booked order for 24 CRJ900s from an unidentified customer.

ARJ21 Type Certification

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
COMAC received type certification from CAAC for CF34-powered ARJ21; it has 278 orders.

AirAsia Crash

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AIRASIA INDONESIA A320 (3648; built in 2008) crashed in Karimata Strait near Pangkalan Bunon with 155 pax/seven crew.

Avolon Orders A330neo

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AVOLON finalized previously announced order for 15 A330neos for delivery starting in 2018.

Air China Order

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AIR CHINA agreed to order 60 737NGs and MAXs for 2016-2020.

First A350 Delivery

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
QATAR AIRWAYS took delivery of the first A350-900; EIS is planned for January.

ATW Awards

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES was named Airline of the Year by Air Transport World.

KC-390 First Flight Expectations

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
EMBRAER confirmed plan to make first flight of the KC-390 in the first weeks of 2015.

Etihad Roll Outs

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
ETIHAD AIRWAYS unveiled its first A380 (to enter service on Dec 27) and 787-9 (on Feb 1).

Hawaiian A330neo

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES finalized previously announced order for six Trent-powered A330-800neos, replacing order for six A350-800s.

AIA Year-End 2014

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AIA projects total US aerospace sales at $228.4b ($75.3b civil aircraft) for 2014, up 4.1% vs $219.4b ($69.7b) in 2013; it forecasts 5.3% increase in 2015 to $240.4b ($79.8b).

Boeing Composites Center

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
BOEING broke ground in St. Louis on 367,000 sq ft composites center to manufacture 777X wing and empennage parts starting in 2017.

Airbus Executive Changes

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AIRBUS GROUP announced that Tom Williams is succeeding Günter Butschek as Airbus Chief Operating Officer; Didier Evrard will succeed Williams as Airbus Executive Vice President-Programs.

AirAsia X Orders A330neo

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AIRASIA X ordered 55 A330neos for delivery starting in 2018.

Republic and Delta Expand Partnership

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
REPUBLIC expanded partnership with DELTA to add nine more E170s to its Capacity Purchase Agreement in 3Q15-2Q16 to join current Delta Connection fleet of 14 E170s and 16 E175s.

Stelia Aerospace

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AEROLIA and SOGERMA plan to merge on January 1 to form STELIA AEROSPACE.

A350 Delivery Delayed

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
QATAR AIRWAYS announced that delivery of the first A350 (originally planned for December 13) has been postponed; no new date and no reasons were given.

Boeing Drops 747 Production

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
BOEING plans in September 2015 to reduce 747 production from 1.5 to 1.3 per month (16 per year vs 18).

Triumph Takes Wing Production

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
TRIUMPH GROUP reached agreement to take over G650 and G280 wing production from SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS; it will receive $160m in cash, plus assets, to keep production in Tulsa, OK.

Pratt Canada Announces R&D Investment

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA plans to invest >C$1b in R&D over next 54 months on next-gen high-performance aircraft engines.

ANZ Orders Two More 787s

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AIR NEW ZEALAND ordered two more Trent 1000-powered 787-9s for 2017-2018, and has now ordered 12 (three delivered).

Airbus Deliveries in 2014

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AIRBUS delivered 61 aircraft (46 A320 Family; 12 A330s; three A380s) in November 2014 vs 58 (45 A320 Family; nine A330s; four A380s) in November 2013.

AUSTRIAN AIRLINES and TYROLEAN AIRWAYS plan to merge in April 2015.

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AUSTRIAN AIRLINES and TYROLEAN AIRWAYS plan to merge in April 2015.

Boeing Deliveries in 2014

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
BOEING delivered 57 aircraft (42 737s; two 747s; 767-300F; six 777s; six 787s) in November vs 50 (34 737s; 747-8F; 767-300F; nine 777s; five 787s) in Nov 2013.

TechOps in Tokyo

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
DELTA TECHOPS opened 13,000 sq meter line maintenance hangar at Tokyo Narita.

CIT Finalizes A330neo Order

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
CIT AEROSPACE finalized order for 15 A330-900neos for delivery starting in 2018 and five A321ceos for 2015.

CALC Completes A320 Order

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
CHINA AIRCRAFT LEASING COMPANY (CALC) finalized previously announced order for 100 A320 Family aircraft, including 74 A320neos, 16 A320ceos, and 10 A321ceos, for delivery 2016-2022.

Ryanair Confirms MAX Order

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
RYANAIR finalized previously announced order for 100 197-seat 737 MAX-200s, plus 100 options, for delivery in 2019-2024.

Dassault Share Buy-Back

Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
DASSAULT AVIATION bought back 8% of its share capital for €794m from AIRBUS GROUP.

Azul Orders A320

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AZUL ordered 35 174-seat, LEAP-powered A320neos from AIRBUS, and agreed to lease another 28 from AERCAP (20) and GECAS (8), for delivery in 2016-2023.

KLX Split

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
B/E AEROSPACE received Board approval to spin off its Consumables Management Segment (KLX) on a 1-for-2 share basis on December 16.

Skywest and Alaska

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
SKYWEST ordered seven E175s for operation under capacity purchase agreement with ALASKA AIRLINES starting in 2H15.

Boeing South Carolina

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
BOEING SOUTH CAROLINA began final assembly of its first 787-9 for delivery to UNITED AIRLINES in 2015.

Frontier Orders A321s

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
FRONTIER AIRLINES ordered nine A321ceos to join its fleet of 35 A319s and 20 A320s.

Kuwait 777 Order

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
KUWAIT AIRWAYS plans to order 10 777-300ERs for delivery starting in November 2016.

DELTA AIR LINES ordered 25 Trent-powered A350-900s (to replace its 747-400s) for delivery starting 2017 and 25 Trent-powered A330-900neos (to replace 767-300ERs) for delivery starting 2019

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
DELTA AIR LINES ordered 25 Trent-powered A350-900s (to replace its 747-400s) for delivery starting 2017 and 25 Trent-powered A330-900neos (to replace 767-300ERs) for delivery starting 2019.

Alcoa Buys Firth Rixson

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
ALCOA completed previously announced acquisition of UK-based FIRTH RIXSON (jet engine components).

New Beluga

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AIRBUS plans to develop/produce five A330-based Beluga oversize cargo transports for 2019.

Toray for 777X

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
TORAY INDUSTRIES was selected by Boeing to supply composite material for 777X wing production.

Airbus Results

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AIRBUS GROUP had €264m net income on €13.3b revenues in 3Q14 vs €445m on €13.2b in 3Q13, and has €765.4b backlog, up 12% from January 1; AIRBUS earned €416m on €9.4b vs €428m on €9.2b, and still expects to deliver about 625 aircraft in 2014 (delivered 493 through October).

MUL Takes ELFC

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
MITSUBISHI UFJ LEASE AND FINANCE (MUL) acquired ENGINE LEASE FINANCE CORPORATION (ELFC).

AVIC to Build 777 Tips

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AVIC has Boeing contract to produce 777 composite empennage tips at Shenyang starting 2017.

A350 Cert

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AIRBUS received type certification from FAA for the A350-900.

COMAC Order

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
CMB FINANCIAL LEASING (China Merchants Bank) ordered 30 C919s from COMAC, which has pushed back entry into service of aircraft from 2016 to 2018.

MAX Order

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
SMBC AVIATION CAPITAL ordered 80 737 MAX-8s for delivery in 2018-2022.

Boeing Deliveries in 2014

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
BOEING delivered 62 aircraft (39 737s; two 747s; 767; nine 777s; 11 787s) in October vs 54 (34 737s; 747; two 767s; eight 777s; nine 787s) in October 2013.

Airbus Deliveries in 2014

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AIRBUS delivered 50 aircraft (42 A320 Family; seven A330s; A380) in October vs 59 (47 A320s; eight A330s; four A380s) in October 2013; and 493 aircraft in January-October vs 504 a year ago.

CALC MOU

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
CHINA AIRCRAFT LEASING COMPANY signed MOU to order 74 A320neos, 16 A320ceos, and 10 A321ceos.

GE Takes Stake in TEXL

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
GE AVIATION acquired 9.9% stake in TAIKOO ENGINE SERVICES (XIAMEN) (TEXL).

RR to Cut Workforce

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
ROLLS-ROYCE announced plan to reduce workforce by 2,600 over next 18 months, principally in its Aerospace division.

AerCap Results

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
AERCAP had $340.9m net income on $1.25b revenues in 3Q14 vs $83.6m on $279.4m (excluding ILFC) in 3Q13. It now has owned/managed/committed portfolio of 1,676 aircraft.

Early SpaceShipTwo Investigation

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
NTSB has initially discovered that the feathering system of SpaceShipTwo was deployed early, which could have caused last week's crash; no conclusions have yet been made.

airberlin Names New CEO

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBERLIN GROUP named Stefan Pichler as new Chief Executive Officer.

GAMA Deliveries

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GAMA says manufacturers delivered 562 general aviation aircraft (280 pistons; 140 turboprops; 142 business jets) worth $5.1b in 3Q14 vs 521 (231 pistons; 152 turboprops; 138 business jets) worth $5b in 3Q13.

Bombardier Results: 3Q14

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE earned US$74m on US$2.6b revenues in 3Q14 vs $86m on $2b in 3Q13. It delivered 71 aircraft (45 business; 26 commercial) vs 45 (36 business; nine commercial) in 3Q13, and booked 91 orders (36; 55) vs 40 (37; 3).

F-35 Lot 8

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
LOCKHEED MARTIN reached agreement with US DOD for Lot 8 production of 43 F-35s (29 for US; two for Israel; four for Japan; two for Norway; two for Italy; four for UK) for delivery starting in 2016.

Monarch Sold

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
MONARCH AIRLINES GROUP secured £125m of permanent capital and liquidity from GREYBULL CAPITAL for 90% of company; remaining 10% will be passed to Group's defined pension scheme.

New JV

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
ROLLS-ROYCE and HISPANO-SUIZA signed final agreement to form joint venture to produce/support accessory drive train transmissions for RR civil aircraft engines.

Boeing Results: 3Q14

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING had $1.36b net income on $23.78b revenues ($490b backlog) in 3Q14 vs $1.16b on $22.13b ($415b) in 3Q13; COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES earned $1.8b on $16.1b vs $1.6b on $14b, and still expects to deliver 715-725 aircraft in 2014.

FI Business Jets

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL projects delivery of 9,634 business jets worth $255b in 2014-2023.

KC-390 Rollout

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
EMBRAER rolled out the first prototype KC-390 military transport at Gavião Peixoto, Brazil.

Honeywell Forecast

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
HONEYWELL forecasts delivery of 9,450 business jets worth $280b in 2014-2024 (up 7-8% in value vs 2013 forecast), including 650-675 in 2014; it says operators plan to replace 23% of their fleets with new jets over next five years.

A330 Production Cut

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS is cutting A330 production from 10 to nine per month starting 4Q15 as it transitions toward the A330neo; it ended 3Q14 with 234 A330s on backlog.

E2 Metal Cut

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
EMBRAER cut first metal (wing stub forward pressure bulkhead) for E190-E2 at Evora, Portugal.

IATA Forecasts

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
IATA projects passenger numbers to increase 4.1% annually to double to 7.3b by 2034.

Embraer Deliveries 3Q14

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
EMBRAER delivered 34 aircraft (19 E-Jets; 15 Phenoms) in 3Q14 vs 44 (19 E-Jets; 21 Phenoms; four Legacy 650s) in 3Q13, and 126 (62 E-Jets/64 Executive Jets) in Jan-Sept vs 124 (58 E-Jets/66 Executive Jets) a year ago. It now has backlog of 476 E-Jets.

Embraer Deliveries 3Q14

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
EMBRAER delivered 34 aircraft (19 E-Jets; 15 Phenoms) in 3Q14 vs 44 (19 E-Jets; 21 Phenoms; four Legacy 650s) in 3Q13, and 126 (62 E-Jets/64 Executive Jets) in Jan-Sept vs 124 (58 E-Jets/66 Executive Jets) a year ago. It now has backlog of 476 E-Jets.

G500/600

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE introduced new clean-sheet PW800-powered G500 and G600 business jet family for entry into service in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

G500/600

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE introduced new clean-sheet PW800-powered G500 and G600 business jet family for entry into service in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

GECAS to Start Helicopter Financing

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GECAS agreed to acquire Dublin-based MILESTONE AVIATION GROUP for $1.775b, and enter the helicopter financing business.

MAX Production

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING launched MAX production with fabrication of fuselage stringers in Auburn, WA.

Garuda Orders MAX

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GARUDA announced previously unidentified order for 50 737 MAX-8s.

CIT/CTL JV

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
CIT AEROSPACE and CENTURY TOKYO LEASING (CTL) have formed Ireland- and US-based joint ventures for leasing commercial aircraft.

CAS to Order A320s

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
CHINA AVIATION SUPPLIES HOLDING COMPANY (CAS) signed General Terms Agreement to order 70 A320 Family aircraft.

LEAP First Flight

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
CFM INTERNATIONAL made first flight of LEAP-1C on GE's 747 flying testbed at Victorville, CA.

AeroTurbine/LHT Partnership

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AEROTURBINE formed partnership with LUFTHANSA TECHNIK to provide spares support.

737NG Freighter Conversion

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERS was licensed by Boeing to use its engineering data to develop 737-800 pax-to-freighter and -combi conversions for 2017; deal includes -900s. BOEING is projecting 1,330 pax-to-freighter conversions (all types) over next 20 years.

Airbus Deliveries: September 2014

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS delivered 54 aircraft (42 A320 Family; eight A330s; four A380s) in September vs 51 (40 A320s; eight A330s; three A380s) in September 2013. It has so far delivered 443 (348 A320s; 74 A330s; 21 A380s) in 2014 vs 445 in a year ago, and booked 1,077 orders vs 1,112.

Boeing Moves 777X Work to St. Louis

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING announced plans to manufacture 777X composite wing parts in St. Louis starting in 2017, bringing back previously outsourced 777 work.

Boeing Deliveries in Sept 2014

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING delivered 67 aircraft (44 737s; two 747s; two 767Fs; nine 777s; 10 787s) in September vs 62 (39 737s; two 747s; three 767s; 12 777s; six 787s) in Septmber 2013. It has so far delivered 528 (359 737s; 12 747s; three 767s; 75 777s; 79 787s) in 2014 vs 476 in a year ago, and booked 1,106 orders vs 1,023.

737 Production Increase

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING announced plan to increase 737 production to 52 per month (>620 per year) in 2018. It is currently at 42 and plans to go to 47 in 2017.

New Pratt Prez

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
PRATT & WHITNEY named Gregory H. Gernhardt as next President for Commercial Engines.

A350 Certification

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS received type certification for Trent-powered A350-900 from EASA; initial delivery to QATAR AIRWAYS is planned in 4Q14.

RAAF JSF

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
LOCKHEED MARTIN made first flight of F-35A for ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE; aircraft will be used for pilot training out of Luke AFB in Arizona.

RAAF JSF

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
LOCKHEED MARTIN made first flight of F-35A for ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE; aircraft will be used for pilot training out of Luke AFB in Arizona.

Esterline_Barco

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
ESTERLINE CORPORATION agreed to acquire the aerospace/defense display business of Belgium-based BARCO for €150m.

Esterline_Barco

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
ESTERLINE CORPORATION agreed to acquire the aerospace/defense display business of Belgium-based BARCO for €150m.

Esterline_Barco

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
ESTERLINE CORPORATION agreed to acquire the aerospace/defense display business of Belgium-based BARCO for €150m.

Macquarie Orders CSeries

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
MACQUARIE AIRFINANCE ordered 40 CS300s for delivery in 2017-2019, and optioned 10, increasing firm CSeries orderbook for BOMBARDIER to 243.

airberlin Cancels Boeing Order

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBERLIN reached mutual agreement with Boeing to cancel 18 737-800s and 15 787-8s on order (without penalty); it has 45 737NGs in service.

Neo First Flight

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS completed first flight of PW1100G-powered A320neo (6101); flight test program will use eight aircraft, including all models and both engine types (LEAP).

A320/A321 P2F Launch

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
San Diego-based PACAVI GROUP and AEROTURBINE (AerCap) teamed to develop A320/A321 freighter conversion programs for first deliveries in 2017 or earlier.

Aerion Teams with Airbus

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE and AERION CORP agreed to collaborate on development and commercialization of the Aerion AS2 Mach 1.6 supersonic business jet, which is estimated to have purchase price of >$100m. More

TAT Lands Republic Contract

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
PIEDMONT AVIATION COMPONENT SERVICES (TAT Technologies) has 7-year Republic Airways contract to provide landing gear maintenance support for about 160 E175s.

Ethiopian Orders MAX

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES announced order for 20 737 MAX-8s, plus purchase rights on 15 more. BOEING has 2,294 MAX orders from 47 customers.

GOL and Embraer

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GOL is negotiating with EMBRAER on deal to order E2s. It has historically been an exclusive BOEING customer.

easyJet Orders A320s

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
EASYJET ordered 27 CFM56-powered A320s for 2015-2018. It now expects to operate fleet of 304 aircraft by 2019 vs current 226.

Qatar Gets First A380

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
QATAR AIRWAYS took delivery of its first (137) of 10 517-seat A380s on order; four more are expected by end of 2014.

E175s for United Express

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
REPUBLIC ordered 50 more E175s for delivery in 1H15-2017 for operation by SHUTTLE AMERICA under new 12-year capacity purchase agreement with UNITED AIRLINES to replace 31 Q400s (24 to be subleased to FLYBE).

RTI Lands LEAP Deal

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
RTI INTERNATIONAL METALS has long-term agreement with Snecma to provide titanium aluminide alloy (TiAl) material for production of LEAP's LPT blades.

GKN Takes Stake in PW1900G

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GKN AEROSPACE reached agreement with Pratt & Whitney to take 7% risk/revenue share in PW1900G (for E190-E2 and E195-E2).

Bussman New Lufthansa Technik Chairman

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
LUFTHANSA TECHNIK appointed Dr. Joannes Bussmann as its new Chairman of the Executive Board.

EASA Approval For Learjet 70/75

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOMBARDIER received EASA type certification for Learjet 70 and Learjet 75.

EASA Approval For Learjet 70/75

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOMBARDIER received EASA type certification for Learjet 70 and Learjet 75.

B/E and CTT

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
B/E AEROSPACE is expected to acquire <10% stake in Sweden's CTT SYSTEMS as part of marketing agreement to promote CTT's Zonal Drying and Cair products.

Alcoa Lands Boeing Contract

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
ALCOA has $1b, multi-year Boeing contract to supply aluminum sheet and plate products for its commercial aircraft.

Cobham to Buy Aeroflex

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AEROFLEX received shareholder approval to be acquired by COBHAM as part of previously announced deal valued at $1.46b.

Cobham to Buy Aeroflex

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AEROFLEX received shareholder approval to be acquired by COBHAM as part of previously announced deal valued at $1.46b.

GAT Teams with Boeing

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GA TELESIS reached long-term agreement with Boeing to sell overhauled, repaired and new surplus aircraft and engine material (for both Boeing and non-Boeing aircraft types) through new section of Boeing PART Page called PART Page Marketplace.

737 MAX-200

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING announced launch order from RYANAIR for 100 200-pax 737 MAX-200s, plus 100 options.

CSeries Resumptions

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOMBARDIER has resumed flight testing of CSeries after addressing engine-related incident in May that includes modification of oil lubrication system. It still expects entry-into-service in 2H15.

Freighter Cutback

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIR FRANCE-KLM plans to cut back full-freighter operations by phasing out five MD-11Fs in 2015-2016, reducing fleet to two 777Fs (out of Paris) and three 747-400ERFs (out of Amsterdam).

Boeing August

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING delivered 61 airliners (37 737s; three 747s; eight 777s; 13 787s) in August vs 56 (38 737s; two 747s; six 777s; 10 787s) in Aug 2013, and has now delivered 461 in 2014. It has backlog of 5,540 aircraft: 4,008 737s; 46 747s; 48 767s; 573 777s; 865 787s.

Airbus August

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS delivered 37 airliners (30 A320 Family; six A330s; A380) in August vs 47 (38 A320s; seven A330s; two A380s) in August 2013, and now has backlog of 5,892 aircraft: 4,733 A320 Family, 230 A330s, 750 A350s and 179 A380s.

Norwegian International

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
US DOT has delayed any decision on NORWEGIAN AIR INTERNATIONAL application for permit to operate to US; current NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE service is unaffected.

EASA

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
EASA restructured its organization that included creating a strategy and safety management directorate to strengthen its overall strategy and promote a data driven and performance-based approach to managing safety.

JAL Orders Regional Jets

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
JAPAN AIRLINES ordered 15 more E170/E190s for delivery to J-AIR starting in 2015, and optioned 12 more E-Jets, which could increase its overall fleet to 42. It also signed LOI with MITSUBISHI to order 32 MRJs for delivery starting in 2021 to J-AIR.

Qantas Unveils Fleet Plan

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
QANTAS GROUP posted A$646m pretax loss for year ended June 30 (vs A$186m profit a year ago) due to non-cash fleet writedown of A$2.6b, and announced fleet restructuring plan comprising early retirements, selling several existing aircraft, and deferring deliveries, which includes converting 21 A321ceos to 21 A320neos. More

-E5 Certified

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
INTERNATIONAL AERO ENGINES received FAA type certification for V2500-E5 for KC-390.

-E5 Certified

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
INTERNATIONAL AERO ENGINES received FAA type certification for V2500-E5 for KC-390.

GE9X Fan Blade

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GE AVIATION unveiled new thinner, fourth-generation composite fan blade (for GE9X) using next-gen, higher-stiffness carbon fiber material.

Star and Spaceon

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Canada's STAR NAVIGATION signed framework agreement with SPACEON for manufacturing, marketing and sale of the STAR-ISMS Lite system in China.

BOC Order

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOC AVIATION ordered 30 737-800s, 50 737 MAX-8s and two 777-300ERs.

Cascade Ends Strike

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
CASCADE AEROSPACE reached agreement with its Unifor-represented workers on new 4-year contract, ending strike.

Cascade Ends Strike

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
CASCADE AEROSPACE reached agreement with its Unifor-represented workers on new 4-year contract, ending strike.

Graham Takes Desser

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GRAHAM PARTNERS acquired majority stake in Southern California-based DESSER TIRE & RUBBER and its affiliated companies, AERO WHEEL & BRAKE SERVICE and CEE BAILEY'S AIRCRAFT PLASTICS.

Graham Takes Desser

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GRAHAM PARTNERS acquired majority stake in Southern California-based DESSER TIRE & RUBBER and its affiliated companies, AERO WHEEL & BRAKE SERVICE and CEE BAILEY'S AIRCRAFT PLASTICS.

New Boeing UK Leader

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING UK AND IRELAND appointed Sir Michael Arthur as President to succeed Sir Roger Bone, who is retiring at the end of September.

New Boeing UK Leader

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING UK AND IRELAND appointed Sir Michael Arthur as President to succeed Sir Roger Bone, who is retiring at the end of September.

Standex to Acquire Enginetics

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
STANDEX INTERNATIONAL agreed to acquire Ohio-based ENGINETICS, which produces engine components through a variety of forming processes.

Standex to Acquire Enginetics

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
STANDEX INTERNATIONAL agreed to acquire Ohio-based ENGINETICS, which produces engine components through a variety of forming processes.

Standex to Acquire Enginetics

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
STANDEX INTERNATIONAL agreed to acquire Ohio-based ENGINETICS, which produces engine components through a variety of forming processes.

A350 Route Proving-2

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS completed route proving trials of A350-900 (005) that included visit to 14 cities over three weeks; it flew approximately 81,700 nm.

AIDC Joins A320 Program

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Taiwan's AIDC reached agreement with Airbus to supply composite panels for A320 Family aircraft aft belly fairings.

Surf Air Orders Pilatus

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Southern California-based SURF AIR ordered 15 PC-12NGs, and optioned 50, for its membership airline under partnership with PILATUS to be exclusive membership-based operator of PC-12NGs in US.

Surf Air Orders Pilatus

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Southern California-based SURF AIR ordered 15 PC-12NGs, and optioned 50, for its membership airline under partnership with PILATUS to be exclusive membership-based operator of PC-12NGs in US.

Meggitt for MAX

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
MEGGITT SAFETY SYSTEMS has Boeing contract to supply 737 MAX engine and APU fire protection system.

Sikorsky-Boeing JMR TD

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
SIKORSKY (in partnership with BOEING) was selected by US Army to build technology demonstrator helicopter for its Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program (JMR TD); first flight is planned in 2017.

Sikorsky-Boeing JMR TD

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
SIKORSKY (in partnership with BOEING) was selected by US Army to build technology demonstrator helicopter for its Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program (JMR TD); first flight is planned in 2017.

IATA Statistics

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
IATA says world's airlines carried 3.129b passengers in 2013, up 5.1% in 2012; industry had estimated global economic impact of $2.4 trillion, supporting 3.4% of global GDP.

Etihad Takes Stake in Alitalia

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
ETIHAD AIRWAYS agreed to take a minority stake in ALITALIA for €560m as part of overall €1.76b refinancing of the Italian carrier that also includes €300m from existing shareholders and €898m in loans.

Boeing Deliveries: July 2014

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING delivered 58 aircraft (39 737s; 747; 10 777s; eight 787s) in July vs 45 (35 737s; two 767Fs; eight 777s; seven 787s) in July 2013.

Vance Street Acquires Eirtech Aviation

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
VANCE STREET CAPITAL acquired Shannon-based EIRTECH AVIATION (aircraft painting) to form INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE COATINGS HOLDINGS, which will include existing portfolio companies LEADING EDGE AVIATION SERVICES and ASSOCIATED PAINTERS.

Airbus Deliveries: July 2014

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS delivered 49 aircraft (39 A320 Family; seven A330s; three A380s) in July vs 52 (42 A320 Family; nine A330s; A380) in July 2013.

IAG Orders A350s

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
IAG announced plans to acquire 16 new aircraft in 2015-2020 for operation by IBERIA to replace 16 A340s: It ordered eight Trent-powered A350-900s and will either order or lease eight A330-200s.

ANA Finalizes Orders

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS finalized orders for seven A320neos and 23 A321neos from AIRBUS and 20 777-9Xs, 14 787-9s and six 777-300ERs from BOEING.

GAMA Shipments: 2Q14

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GAMA reports manufacturers delivered 592 general aviation aircraft (281 pistons; 147 turboprops; 64 jets) worth $5.7b in 2Q14 vs 587 (293 pistons; 140 turboprops; 154 jets) worth $5.7b in 2Q13.

GAMA Shipments: 2Q14

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GAMA reports manufacturers delivered 592 general aviation aircraft (281 pistons; 147 turboprops; 64 jets) worth $5.7b in 2Q14 vs 587 (293 pistons; 140 turboprops; 154 jets) worth $5.7b in 2Q13.

Airbus Results: 2Q14

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS GROUP recorded €696m net income on €14.55b revenues in 2Q14 vs €531m on €13.58b in 2Q13. AIRBUS earned €811m on €10.49b vs €632m on €9.34b a year ago, and still expects 2014 delivery totals to be about the same as 2013 (626).

Airbus Results: 2Q14

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS GROUP recorded €696m net income on €14.55b revenues in 2Q14 vs €531m on €13.58b in 2Q13. AIRBUS earned €811m on €10.49b vs €632m on €9.34b a year ago, and still expects 2014 delivery totals to be about the same as 2013 (626).

Airbus Results: 2Q14

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS GROUP recorded €696m net income on €14.55b revenues in 2Q14 vs €531m on €13.58b in 2Q13. AIRBUS earned €811m on €10.49b vs €632m on €9.34b a year ago, and still expects 2014 delivery totals to be about the same as 2013 (626).

-10s for North Charleston

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING says it plans to assemble 787-10s exclusively at North Charleston, SC.

Skymark Drops A380

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS terminated order with Japan's SKYMARK AIRLINES for six A380s, dropping A380 orderbook to approximately 180 aircraft.

Virgin America IPO

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
VIRGIN AMERICA filed registration statement with SEC for proposed IPO (date/size TBA).

ATS Opens KC

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AVIATION TECHNICAL SERVICES opened renovated 607,000 sq ft MRO facility at Kansas City International Airport and secured initial work from Hawaiian Airlines (heavy checks on two 767s) and Air Canada (787 modifications over next four years).

A350 Route Proving

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS launched route proving tests with A350 (005) to 14 cities worldwide as last trials prior to type certification.

MD-83 Crash

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
SWIFTAIR MD-83 (53190; built in 1996) crashed in Mali while operating on wet-lease for AIR ALGÉRIE on Burkina Faso-Algiers.

Boeing Results: 2Q14

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING had $1.65b net income on $22.05b revenues in 2Q14 vs $1.09b on $21.82b in 2Q13. COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES earned $1.55b on $14.3b vs $1.45b on $13.6b, and has record $377b backlog.

Boeing Results: 2Q14

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING had $1.65b net income on $22.05b revenues in 2Q14 vs $1.09b on $21.82b in 2Q13. COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES earned $1.55b on $14.3b vs $1.45b on $13.6b, and has record $377b backlog.

Boeing Results: 2Q14

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING had $1.65b net income on $22.05b revenues in 2Q14 vs $1.09b on $21.82b in 2Q13. COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES earned $1.55b on $14.3b vs $1.45b on $13.6b, and has record $377b backlog.

Bombardier Reorganizes

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOMBARDIER reorganized its Aerospace business unit into three segments to include BUSINESS AIRCRAFT (led by Eric Martel), COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT (led by Mike Arcamone) and AEROSTRUCTURES AND ENGINEERING SERVICES (TBA), and announced the retirement of Aerospace President/COO Guy Hachey.

Bombardier Reorganizes

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOMBARDIER reorganized its Aerospace business unit into three segments to include BUSINESS AIRCRAFT (led by Eric Martel), COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT (led by Mike Arcamone) and AEROSTRUCTURES AND ENGINEERING SERVICES (TBA), and announced the retirement of Aerospace President/COO Guy Hachey.

Bombardier Reorganizes

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOMBARDIER reorganized its Aerospace business unit into three segments to include BUSINESS AIRCRAFT (led by Eric Martel), COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT (led by Mike Arcamone) and AEROSTRUCTURES AND ENGINEERING SERVICES (TBA), and announced the retirement of Aerospace President/COO Guy Hachey.

ATR Crash

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
TRANSASIA AIRWAYS ATR 72-500 (642; built in 2000) crashed while landing in bad weather at Magong Airport, Taiwan.

Hawaiian Goes NEO

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES signed MOU to convert existing order for six A350-800s to Trent 7000-powered A330-800neos.

A350 Test

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS completed Maximum Energy Rejected Take-Off (MERTO) test of A350 (msn 001).

L-3 Selected by Embraer

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
L-3 AVIATION PRODUCTS was selected by Embraer to supply its FA5003 Cockpit Voice and Data Recorder (CVDR) system as standard for all E-Jet E2s.

GE: 2Q14

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GE AVIATION earned $1.2b on $6.1b revenues in 2Q14 vs $1.07b on $5.3b in 2Q13.

GE: 2Q14

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GE AVIATION earned $1.2b on $6.1b revenues in 2Q14 vs $1.07b on $5.3b in 2Q13.

GE: 2Q14

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GE AVIATION earned $1.2b on $6.1b revenues in 2Q14 vs $1.07b on $5.3b in 2Q13.

Malaysia Crash in Ukraine

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
MALAYSIA AIRLINES 777-200ER (28411; built in 1997) crashed in Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after being shot down by surface-to-air missile.

News from Farnborough: July 17

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRBUS wrapped up the Farnborough Airshow with firm order commitments for 496 aircraft worth US$75.3b, including orders announced late Wednesday/early Thursday from TRANSAERO for eight A330ceos and 12 A330neos, AIR MAURITIUS for four A350s and HKAC for 70 A320neos. More

BOEING ended the Farnborough Airshow with firm order commitments for 201 aircraft worth US$40.2b, including orders announced late Wednesday/early Thursday from AIR ALGERIE for two 737NGs, QATAR AIRWAYS for 50 777-9Xs (previously announced) and four 777Fs, MG AVIATION for two 787s and HAINAN AIRLINES for 50 737 MAX-8s. More

GE AVIATION booked orders, commitments, and long-term service agreements worth US$36b at the Farnborough Airshow for a total of >1,100 engines, including $21.4b (1,062 engines) for CFM INTERNATIONAL.

EMBRAER delivered 58 aircraft (29 E-Jets/29 Executive Jets) in 2Q14 vs 51 (22 E-Jets/29 Executive Jets) in 2Q13. It delivered 92 in 1H14 vs 80 in 1H13.

GKN AEROSPACE is leading consortium of UK companies in 3.5-year, GBP13.4m Horizon (AM) program to develop additive manufacturing capability; program is backed by UK AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (ATI).

SATAIR was appointed by Ducommun as exclusive global distributor for certain GE90 and CFM56 cable assemblies.

TES AVIATION GROUP named Karl Gibson as Chief Operating Officer, Allen Jones as Chief Strategy Officer, and Russell Jones as Director of Asset Management.

News from Farnborough: July 17

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRBUS wrapped up the Farnborough Airshow with firm order commitments for 496 aircraft worth US$75.3b, including orders announced late Wednesday/early Thursday from TRANSAERO for eight A330ceos and 12 A330neos, AIR MAURITIUS for four A350s and HKAC for 70 A320neos. More

BOEING ended the Farnborough Airshow with firm order commitments for 201 aircraft worth US$40.2b, including orders announced late Wednesday/early Thursday from AIR ALGERIE for two 737NGs, QATAR AIRWAYS for 50 777-9Xs (previously announced) and four 777Fs, MG AVIATION for two 787s and HAINAN AIRLINES for 50 737 MAX-8s. More

GE AVIATION booked orders, commitments, and long-term service agreements worth US$36b at the Farnborough Airshow for a total of >1,100 engines, including $21.4b (1,062 engines) for CFM INTERNATIONAL.

EMBRAER delivered 58 aircraft (29 E-Jets/29 Executive Jets) in 2Q14 vs 51 (22 E-Jets/29 Executive Jets) in 2Q13. It delivered 92 in 1H14 vs 80 in 1H13.

GKN AEROSPACE is leading consortium of UK companies in 3.5-year, GBP13.4m Horizon (AM) program to develop additive manufacturing capability; program is backed by UK AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (ATI).

SATAIR was appointed by Ducommun as exclusive global distributor for certain GE90 and CFM56 cable assemblies.

TES AVIATION GROUP named Karl Gibson as Chief Operating Officer, Allen Jones as Chief Strategy Officer, and Russell Jones as Director of Asset Management.

News from Farnborough: July 17

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRBUS wrapped up the Farnborough Airshow with firm order commitments for 496 aircraft worth US$75.3b, including orders announced late Wednesday/early Thursday from TRANSAERO for eight A330ceos and 12 A330neos, AIR MAURITIUS for four A350s and HKAC for 70 A320neos. More

BOEING ended the Farnborough Airshow with firm order commitments for 201 aircraft worth US$40.2b, including orders announced late Wednesday/early Thursday from AIR ALGERIE for two 737NGs, QATAR AIRWAYS for 50 777-9Xs (previously announced) and four 777Fs, MG AVIATION for two 787s and HAINAN AIRLINES for 50 737 MAX-8s. More

GE AVIATION booked orders, commitments, and long-term service agreements worth US$36b at the Farnborough Airshow for a total of >1,100 engines, including $21.4b (1,062 engines) for CFM INTERNATIONAL.

EMBRAER delivered 58 aircraft (29 E-Jets/29 Executive Jets) in 2Q14 vs 51 (22 E-Jets/29 Executive Jets) in 2Q13. It delivered 92 in 1H14 vs 80 in 1H13.

GKN AEROSPACE is leading consortium of UK companies in 3.5-year, GBP13.4m Horizon (AM) program to develop additive manufacturing capability; program is backed by UK AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (ATI).

SATAIR was appointed by Ducommun as exclusive global distributor for certain GE90 and CFM56 cable assemblies.

TES AVIATION GROUP named Karl Gibson as Chief Operating Officer, Allen Jones as Chief Strategy Officer, and Russell Jones as Director of Asset Management.

Farnborough News: July 16

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRASIA X signed MOU to order 50 Trent 7000-powered A330-900neos for delivery starting in 2018.

AIR MANDALAY ordered six MRJ90s, and optioned four, for delivery starting in 2018 to join its fleet of three ATRs. MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT has now secured commitments for 325 MRJs.

PRATT & WHITNEY was selected by Philippine Airlines to supply PurePower engines for 10 A320neos.

FIRTH RIXSON has 10-year, $200m Snecma contract to supply closed die forged and seamless ring rotating components for the LEAP.

UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS was selected by Cathay Pacific to supply wheels and carbon brakes for 48 Airbus A350-900s/1000s out of Troy, OH.

HISPANO-SUIZA was selected by Rolls-Royce to supply accessory drive train and oil tank for Trent XWB-97.

GKN AEROSPACE opened new Advanced Composites Structures facility in Alabama to focus on work for Airbus, Bell Helicopter and Honda Aircraft.

ROCKWELL COLLINS is building new 70,000 sq ft R&D center in Reading, UK to focus on satellite navigation, networking and other government systems.

AJW AVIATION has 5-year Air Serbia contract to provide power-by-the-hour component support for seven A319s and two A320s.

SR TECHNICS named Christina Johansson as Chief Financial Officer.

Farnborough News: July 16

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRASIA X signed MOU to order 50 Trent 7000-powered A330-900neos for delivery starting in 2018.

AIR MANDALAY ordered six MRJ90s, and optioned four, for delivery starting in 2018 to join its fleet of three ATRs. MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT has now secured commitments for 325 MRJs.

PRATT & WHITNEY was selected by Philippine Airlines to supply PurePower engines for 10 A320neos.

FIRTH RIXSON has 10-year, $200m Snecma contract to supply closed die forged and seamless ring rotating components for the LEAP.

UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS was selected by Cathay Pacific to supply wheels and carbon brakes for 48 Airbus A350-900s/1000s out of Troy, OH.

HISPANO-SUIZA was selected by Rolls-Royce to supply accessory drive train and oil tank for Trent XWB-97.

GKN AEROSPACE opened new Advanced Composites Structures facility in Alabama to focus on work for Airbus, Bell Helicopter and Honda Aircraft.

ROCKWELL COLLINS is building new 70,000 sq ft R&D center in Reading, UK to focus on satellite navigation, networking and other government systems.

AJW AVIATION has 5-year Air Serbia contract to provide power-by-the-hour component support for seven A319s and two A320s.

SR TECHNICS named Christina Johansson as Chief Financial Officer.

Farnborough News: July 16

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRASIA X signed MOU to order 50 Trent 7000-powered A330-900neos for delivery starting in 2018.

AIR MANDALAY ordered six MRJ90s, and optioned four, for delivery starting in 2018 to join its fleet of three ATRs. MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT has now secured commitments for 325 MRJs.

PRATT & WHITNEY was selected by Philippine Airlines to supply PurePower engines for 10 A320neos.

FIRTH RIXSON has 10-year, $200m Snecma contract to supply closed die forged and seamless ring rotating components for the LEAP.

UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS was selected by Cathay Pacific to supply wheels and carbon brakes for 48 Airbus A350-900s/1000s out of Troy, OH.

HISPANO-SUIZA was selected by Rolls-Royce to supply accessory drive train and oil tank for Trent XWB-97.

GKN AEROSPACE opened new Advanced Composites Structures facility in Alabama to focus on work for Airbus, Bell Helicopter and Honda Aircraft.

ROCKWELL COLLINS is building new 70,000 sq ft R&D center in Reading, UK to focus on satellite navigation, networking and other government systems.

AJW AVIATION has 5-year Air Serbia contract to provide power-by-the-hour component support for seven A319s and two A320s.

SR TECHNICS named Christina Johansson as Chief Financial Officer.

Farnborough News: July 15

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIR LEASE CORPORATION ordered six more 777-300ERs and 20 more 737 MAX-8s, increasing its order total with BOEING to 245 aircraft: 75 737-800s (22 delivered), 104 MAXs, 21 777-300ERs (two delivered), 15 787-9s and 30 787-10s.

CIT AEROSPACE ordered 10 more 787-9s, and now has 20 787s on order: 16 -9s and four -8s.

INTREPID AVIATION placed its first direct order with BOEING for six 777-300ERs in deal that includes four options.

CIT AEROSPACE agreed to order 15 A330-900neos for delivery starting in 2018 and five A321ceos for delivery starting in 2015.

AVOLON agreed to order 15 A330neos.

SMBC AVIATION CAPITAL ordered 110 A320neos and five A320ceos, and has now ordered 206 A320 Family aircraft. AIRBUS says it is largest ever single firm order by leasing company for a single-aisle aircraft, and it has now booked >3,000 A320neo orders.

BOC AVIATION ordered seven A320neo Family aircraft and 36 A320ceo aircraft (eight with V2500s). It now has 116 A320 Family aircraft on order.

LOONG AIR, China ordered 11 CFM56-powered A320s to join its fleet of five.

EMBRAER has LOI from AZUL to order 30 E195-E2s and take purchase rights on 20 more; it also identified FUJI DREAM (three E175s/three options) and AZAL (two E190s) for previously undisclosed orders.

AIR LEASE CORPORATION ordered seven more ATR 72-600s, and has now ordered 28.

ALASKA AIR GROUP ordered a 52nd Q400 for HORIZON AIR and signed 5-year heavy maintenance contract with BOMBARDIER to support fleet out of Tucson, AZ.

ROLLS-ROYCE made first run of 97,000 lb thrust Trent XWB-97 for A350-1000; flight testing is slated to start in 2016.

BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE launched a Q400NG Combi that can simultaneously carry 50 passengers and 8,200 lb cargo.

GE AVIATION plans to build $50m, 300,000 sq ft additive manufacturing facility in Auburn, AL to begin producing precision, super-alloy machined parts for jet engines in 2015.

LUFTHANSA TECHNIK secured SAS contract to perform 150 737/A320 C-Checks through 2018, primarily at SHANNON AEROSPACE and LUFTHANSA TECHNIK SOFIA.

AFI KLM E&M has Virgin Atlantic contract to provide 787-9 component support.

DOWTY PROPELLERS has SpiceJet contract to provide propeller maintenance/support for 15 Q400s.

FIRTH RIXSON has $1b UTC contract to supply PurePower engine components for PRATT & WHITNEY and 787/A320 landing gear components for UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS.

AIRCELLE was selected to supply the nacelles for Trent 7000-powered A330neo.

ROCKWELL COLLINS was selected by BAE Systems to supply the Flight Control Module (FCM) for the Boeing 777X Integrated Flight Control Electronics (IFCE) fly-by-wire (FBW) system.

BOEING unveiled 777X cabin features that will include a 6,000 ft cabin altitude, larger windows, and increased width to accommodate 18-inch-wide seats.

Farnborough News: July 15

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIR LEASE CORPORATION ordered six more 777-300ERs and 20 more 737 MAX-8s, increasing its order total with BOEING to 245 aircraft: 75 737-800s (22 delivered), 104 MAXs, 21 777-300ERs (two delivered), 15 787-9s and 30 787-10s.

CIT AEROSPACE ordered 10 more 787-9s, and now has 20 787s on order: 16 -9s and four -8s.

INTREPID AVIATION placed its first direct order with BOEING for six 777-300ERs in deal that includes four options.

CIT AEROSPACE agreed to order 15 A330-900neos for delivery starting in 2018 and five A321ceos for delivery starting in 2015.

AVOLON agreed to order 15 A330neos.

SMBC AVIATION CAPITAL ordered 110 A320neos and five A320ceos, and has now ordered 206 A320 Family aircraft. AIRBUS says it is largest ever single firm order by leasing company for a single-aisle aircraft, and it has now booked >3,000 A320neo orders.

BOC AVIATION ordered seven A320neo Family aircraft and 36 A320ceo aircraft (eight with V2500s). It now has 116 A320 Family aircraft on order.

LOONG AIR, China ordered 11 CFM56-powered A320s to join its fleet of five.

EMBRAER has LOI from AZUL to order 30 E195-E2s and take purchase rights on 20 more; it also identified FUJI DREAM (three E175s/three options) and AZAL (two E190s) for previously undisclosed orders.

AIR LEASE CORPORATION ordered seven more ATR 72-600s, and has now ordered 28.

ALASKA AIR GROUP ordered a 52nd Q400 for HORIZON AIR and signed 5-year heavy maintenance contract with BOMBARDIER to support fleet out of Tucson, AZ.

ROLLS-ROYCE made first run of 97,000 lb thrust Trent XWB-97 for A350-1000; flight testing is slated to start in 2016.

BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE launched a Q400NG Combi that can simultaneously carry 50 passengers and 8,200 lb cargo.

GE AVIATION plans to build $50m, 300,000 sq ft additive manufacturing facility in Auburn, AL to begin producing precision, super-alloy machined parts for jet engines in 2015.

LUFTHANSA TECHNIK secured SAS contract to perform 150 737/A320 C-Checks through 2018, primarily at SHANNON AEROSPACE and LUFTHANSA TECHNIK SOFIA.

AFI KLM E&M has Virgin Atlantic contract to provide 787-9 component support.

DOWTY PROPELLERS has SpiceJet contract to provide propeller maintenance/support for 15 Q400s.

FIRTH RIXSON has $1b UTC contract to supply PurePower engine components for PRATT & WHITNEY and 787/A320 landing gear components for UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS.

AIRCELLE was selected to supply the nacelles for Trent 7000-powered A330neo.

ROCKWELL COLLINS was selected by BAE Systems to supply the Flight Control Module (FCM) for the Boeing 777X Integrated Flight Control Electronics (IFCE) fly-by-wire (FBW) system.

BOEING unveiled 777X cabin features that will include a 6,000 ft cabin altitude, larger windows, and increased width to accommodate 18-inch-wide seats.

Farnborough News: July 15

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIR LEASE CORPORATION ordered six more 777-300ERs and 20 more 737 MAX-8s, increasing its order total with BOEING to 245 aircraft: 75 737-800s (22 delivered), 104 MAXs, 21 777-300ERs (two delivered), 15 787-9s and 30 787-10s.

CIT AEROSPACE ordered 10 more 787-9s, and now has 20 787s on order: 16 -9s and four -8s.

INTREPID AVIATION placed its first direct order with BOEING for six 777-300ERs in deal that includes four options.

CIT AEROSPACE agreed to order 15 A330-900neos for delivery starting in 2018 and five A321ceos for delivery starting in 2015.

AVOLON agreed to order 15 A330neos.

SMBC AVIATION CAPITAL ordered 110 A320neos and five A320ceos, and has now ordered 206 A320 Family aircraft. AIRBUS says it is largest ever single firm order by leasing company for a single-aisle aircraft, and it has now booked >3,000 A320neo orders.

BOC AVIATION ordered seven A320neo Family aircraft and 36 A320ceo aircraft (eight with V2500s). It now has 116 A320 Family aircraft on order.

LOONG AIR, China ordered 11 CFM56-powered A320s to join its fleet of five.

EMBRAER has LOI from AZUL to order 30 E195-E2s and take purchase rights on 20 more; it also identified FUJI DREAM (three E175s/three options) and AZAL (two E190s) for previously undisclosed orders.

AIR LEASE CORPORATION ordered seven more ATR 72-600s, and has now ordered 28.

ALASKA AIR GROUP ordered a 52nd Q400 for HORIZON AIR and signed 5-year heavy maintenance contract with BOMBARDIER to support fleet out of Tucson, AZ.

ROLLS-ROYCE made first run of 97,000 lb thrust Trent XWB-97 for A350-1000; flight testing is slated to start in 2016.

BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE launched a Q400NG Combi that can simultaneously carry 50 passengers and 8,200 lb cargo.

GE AVIATION plans to build $50m, 300,000 sq ft additive manufacturing facility in Auburn, AL to begin producing precision, super-alloy machined parts for jet engines in 2015.

LUFTHANSA TECHNIK secured SAS contract to perform 150 737/A320 C-Checks through 2018, primarily at SHANNON AEROSPACE and LUFTHANSA TECHNIK SOFIA.

AFI KLM E&M has Virgin Atlantic contract to provide 787-9 component support.

DOWTY PROPELLERS has SpiceJet contract to provide propeller maintenance/support for 15 Q400s.

FIRTH RIXSON has $1b UTC contract to supply PurePower engine components for PRATT & WHITNEY and 787/A320 landing gear components for UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS.

AIRCELLE was selected to supply the nacelles for Trent 7000-powered A330neo.

ROCKWELL COLLINS was selected by BAE Systems to supply the Flight Control Module (FCM) for the Boeing 777X Integrated Flight Control Electronics (IFCE) fly-by-wire (FBW) system.

BOEING unveiled 777X cabin features that will include a 6,000 ft cabin altitude, larger windows, and increased width to accommodate 18-inch-wide seats.

News from Farnborough: July 14

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRBUS unconditionally launched the Trent 7000-powered A330neo with increased wing span (+3.7 meters to 64 meters) to provide 14% better fuel burn per seat; it is offering 252-seat A330neo-800 and 310-seat A330neo-900 for delivery starting in 4Q17.

ALC ordered 60 more A321neos (engines TBA) and agreed to order 25 A330neo-900s for delivery starting in 2018; it says, at $275m for -900, the A330neo has a "compelling price difference" compared to any other widebody.

AVOLON agreed to order six 787-9s and five more (now 20) 737 MAXs.

UK-based MONARCH AIRLINES agreed to order 30 189-pax 737 MAX-8s for delivery starting in 2018 to replace its narrowbody fleet of 10 A320s and 27 A321s as part of its transition from charter airline to LCC.

BOMBARDIER secured CSeries agreements from LOONG AIR, China for 20 CS100s, and from PETRA AIRLINES, Jordan for two CS100s, plus options for two CS300s. It also identified AIRBALTIC and previously undisclosed customer for three CS300s (it now has 13 on order) and finalized order for two CS300s with FALCON AVIATION SERVICES, UAE.

TRANS STATES HOLDINGS ordered 50 E175-E2s for operation by TRANS STATES, COMPASS, and/or GOJET starting in June 2020, and optioned 50.

China's OKAY AIRLINES ordered six 737 MAX-8s and four 737-800s, and converted existing order for five 737-800s to -900ERs (now eight on order).

NORDIC AVIATION CAPITAL ordered 25 ATR 42-600s for delivery in 2015-2020, and optioned 50. ATR has booked 144 orders in 2014.

IAG ordered 20 more A320neos for operation by BRITISH AIRWAYS; it previously ordered 120 for VUELING.

Miami-based EASTERN AIR LINES agreed to order 20 MRJ90s for delivery starting in 2019, and took purchase rights on 20 more.

AERCAP ordered 50 more A320neo Family aircraft (engines TBA), and has now ordered 200.

CFM INTERNATIONAL booked about $4b in new engine orders from EASYJET for LEAP-1As for 100 A320neos and CFM56-5Bs for 35 A320ceos, and from SPRING AIRLINES for CFM56-5Bs for 30 A320ceos.

EMBRAER forecasts delivery of 6,250 new 70- to 130-seat jet aircraft worth $300b over next 20 years.

GE AVIATION secured 12-year, $13b OnPoint solution contract from Emirates to support GE9Xs for 150 777Xs.

PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA was selected by AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Company to supply PW150C for newly launched MA700 turboprop.

ALCOA has 10-year, $1.1b Pratt & Whitney contract to supply various engine components for PurePower PW1000G, V2500, GP7000 and several other regional jet and military engines; deal includes aluminum fan blade forgings for PurePower engines using an advanced aluminum alloy and a proprietary manufacturing process.

GKN AEROSPACE has Bombardier contract to supply composite integrated rudder and elevator for Global 7000/8000 out of Isle of Wight, UK.

KELLSTROM MATERIALS named Oscar E. Torres as President and Chief Operating Officer.

News from Farnborough: July 14

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRBUS unconditionally launched the Trent 7000-powered A330neo with increased wing span (+3.7 meters to 64 meters) to provide 14% better fuel burn per seat; it is offering 252-seat A330neo-800 and 310-seat A330neo-900 for delivery starting in 4Q17.

ALC ordered 60 more A321neos (engines TBA) and agreed to order 25 A330neo-900s for delivery starting in 2018; it says, at $275m for -900, the A330neo has a "compelling price difference" compared to any other widebody.

AVOLON agreed to order six 787-9s and five more (now 20) 737 MAXs.

UK-based MONARCH AIRLINES agreed to order 30 189-pax 737 MAX-8s for delivery starting in 2018 to replace its narrowbody fleet of 10 A320s and 27 A321s as part of its transition from charter airline to LCC.

BOMBARDIER secured CSeries agreements from LOONG AIR, China for 20 CS100s, and from PETRA AIRLINES, Jordan for two CS100s, plus options for two CS300s. It also identified AIRBALTIC and previously undisclosed customer for three CS300s (it now has 13 on order) and finalized order for two CS300s with FALCON AVIATION SERVICES, UAE.

TRANS STATES HOLDINGS ordered 50 E175-E2s for operation by TRANS STATES, COMPASS, and/or GOJET starting in June 2020, and optioned 50.

China's OKAY AIRLINES ordered six 737 MAX-8s and four 737-800s, and converted existing order for five 737-800s to -900ERs (now eight on order).

NORDIC AVIATION CAPITAL ordered 25 ATR 42-600s for delivery in 2015-2020, and optioned 50. ATR has booked 144 orders in 2014.

IAG ordered 20 more A320neos for operation by BRITISH AIRWAYS; it previously ordered 120 for VUELING.

Miami-based EASTERN AIR LINES agreed to order 20 MRJ90s for delivery starting in 2019, and took purchase rights on 20 more.

AERCAP ordered 50 more A320neo Family aircraft (engines TBA), and has now ordered 200.

CFM INTERNATIONAL booked about $4b in new engine orders from EASYJET for LEAP-1As for 100 A320neos and CFM56-5Bs for 35 A320ceos, and from SPRING AIRLINES for CFM56-5Bs for 30 A320ceos.

EMBRAER forecasts delivery of 6,250 new 70- to 130-seat jet aircraft worth $300b over next 20 years.

GE AVIATION secured 12-year, $13b OnPoint solution contract from Emirates to support GE9Xs for 150 777Xs.

PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA was selected by AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Company to supply PW150C for newly launched MA700 turboprop.

ALCOA has 10-year, $1.1b Pratt & Whitney contract to supply various engine components for PurePower PW1000G, V2500, GP7000 and several other regional jet and military engines; deal includes aluminum fan blade forgings for PurePower engines using an advanced aluminum alloy and a proprietary manufacturing process.

GKN AEROSPACE has Bombardier contract to supply composite integrated rudder and elevator for Global 7000/8000 out of Isle of Wight, UK.

KELLSTROM MATERIALS named Oscar E. Torres as President and Chief Operating Officer.

News from Farnborough: July 14

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRBUS unconditionally launched the Trent 7000-powered A330neo with increased wing span (+3.7 meters to 64 meters) to provide 14% better fuel burn per seat; it is offering 252-seat A330neo-800 and 310-seat A330neo-900 for delivery starting in 4Q17.

ALC ordered 60 more A321neos (engines TBA) and agreed to order 25 A330neo-900s for delivery starting in 2018; it says, at $275m for -900, the A330neo has a "compelling price difference" compared to any other widebody.

AVOLON agreed to order six 787-9s and five more (now 20) 737 MAXs.

UK-based MONARCH AIRLINES agreed to order 30 189-pax 737 MAX-8s for delivery starting in 2018 to replace its narrowbody fleet of 10 A320s and 27 A321s as part of its transition from charter airline to LCC.

BOMBARDIER secured CSeries agreements from LOONG AIR, China for 20 CS100s, and from PETRA AIRLINES, Jordan for two CS100s, plus options for two CS300s. It also identified AIRBALTIC and previously undisclosed customer for three CS300s (it now has 13 on order) and finalized order for two CS300s with FALCON AVIATION SERVICES, UAE.

TRANS STATES HOLDINGS ordered 50 E175-E2s for operation by TRANS STATES, COMPASS, and/or GOJET starting in June 2020, and optioned 50.

China's OKAY AIRLINES ordered six 737 MAX-8s and four 737-800s, and converted existing order for five 737-800s to -900ERs (now eight on order).

NORDIC AVIATION CAPITAL ordered 25 ATR 42-600s for delivery in 2015-2020, and optioned 50. ATR has booked 144 orders in 2014.

IAG ordered 20 more A320neos for operation by BRITISH AIRWAYS; it previously ordered 120 for VUELING.

Miami-based EASTERN AIR LINES agreed to order 20 MRJ90s for delivery starting in 2019, and took purchase rights on 20 more.

AERCAP ordered 50 more A320neo Family aircraft (engines TBA), and has now ordered 200.

CFM INTERNATIONAL booked about $4b in new engine orders from EASYJET for LEAP-1As for 100 A320neos and CFM56-5Bs for 35 A320ceos, and from SPRING AIRLINES for CFM56-5Bs for 30 A320ceos.

EMBRAER forecasts delivery of 6,250 new 70- to 130-seat jet aircraft worth $300b over next 20 years.

GE AVIATION secured 12-year, $13b OnPoint solution contract from Emirates to support GE9Xs for 150 777Xs.

PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA was selected by AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Company to supply PW150C for newly launched MA700 turboprop.

ALCOA has 10-year, $1.1b Pratt & Whitney contract to supply various engine components for PurePower PW1000G, V2500, GP7000 and several other regional jet and military engines; deal includes aluminum fan blade forgings for PurePower engines using an advanced aluminum alloy and a proprietary manufacturing process.

GKN AEROSPACE has Bombardier contract to supply composite integrated rudder and elevator for Global 7000/8000 out of Isle of Wight, UK.

KELLSTROM MATERIALS named Oscar E. Torres as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Farnborough News: July 13

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

CFM INTERNATIONAL was selected by American Airlines to supply LEAP-1As for 100 A320neos on order in deal valued at $2.6b; it now has >11,000 engines on backlog, including 6,970 LEAPs.

BOEING began offering a 200-pax version of the 737 MAX-8 by adding same mid-exit door on the MAX-9.

BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE forecasts demand for 13,100 20- to 149-seat aircraft worth US$658b and 22,000 business jets worth US$617b over next 20 years.

LUFTHANSA TECHNIK signed partnership agreement with Middle River Aircraft Systems to provide thrust reverser maintenance/support for GEnx-powered 747-8s out of Hamburg, Germany and Shenzhen, China.

JORAMCO was selected by Oman Air to perform heavy checks on two E175s and three A330s.

UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS was selected by Boeing to supply wheels and DURACARB carbon brakes for the 737 MAX out of Troy, OH; and by Airbus to provide repair/overhaul of UTC air management systems, electric systems, sensors, evacuation slides, seating, cargo, lighting systems, actuation systems, propellers, landing gear systems, fire systems and engine components on Airbus aircraft covered under Flight Hour Services (FHS) deal.

Farnborough News: July 13

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

CFM INTERNATIONAL was selected by American Airlines to supply LEAP-1As for 100 A320neos on order in deal valued at $2.6b; it now has >11,000 engines on backlog, including 6,970 LEAPs.

BOEING began offering a 200-pax version of the 737 MAX-8 by adding same mid-exit door on the MAX-9.

BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE forecasts demand for 13,100 20- to 149-seat aircraft worth US$658b and 22,000 business jets worth US$617b over next 20 years.

LUFTHANSA TECHNIK signed partnership agreement with Middle River Aircraft Systems to provide thrust reverser maintenance/support for GEnx-powered 747-8s out of Hamburg, Germany and Shenzhen, China.

JORAMCO was selected by Oman Air to perform heavy checks on two E175s and three A330s.

UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS was selected by Boeing to supply wheels and DURACARB carbon brakes for the 737 MAX out of Troy, OH; and by Airbus to provide repair/overhaul of UTC air management systems, electric systems, sensors, evacuation slides, seating, cargo, lighting systems, actuation systems, propellers, landing gear systems, fire systems and engine components on Airbus aircraft covered under Flight Hour Services (FHS) deal.

Live from Farnborough: July 12

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

FALKO REGIONAL AIRCRAFT signed LOI to order 24 CS100s.

Embraer Gripen

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
EMBRAER signed MOU with SAAB to form partnership to manage F-X2 program (Gripen) for Brazilian Air Force.

Embraer Gripen

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
EMBRAER signed MOU with SAAB to form partnership to manage F-X2 program (Gripen) for Brazilian Air Force.

MAX FTD Supplier

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
TRU SIMULATION + TRAINING was selected by Boeing to supply full-flight training suites for the 737 MAX, which includes full-flight simulator, a flat-panel training device and 10 desktop trainers.

GE9X Risk Sharing Suppliers

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GE AVIATION named four suppliers to take cumulative 25% stake in GE9X program: IHI (LPT components/fan mid-shaft), SNECMA (forward fan case/turbine rear frame/fan blades), TECHSPACE AERO (LPC/fan disk) and MTU AERO ENGINES (turbine center frame).

Boeing Releases 2014 CMO

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING projects demand for 36,770 new commercial jets (2,490 regional jets; 25,680 single-aisle; 8,600 twin-aisle) worth $5,200b for 2014-2033, an increase of 4.2% over last year's forecast.

Emirates Finalizes 777X Order

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
EMIRATES finalized previously announced order for 115 777-9Xs and 35 777-8Xs in deal that includes purchase rights for 50 more.

ANZ Takes First 787-9

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIR NEW ZEALAND took delivery of the first Trent-powered 787-9, to enter service in October on Auckland-Perth.

Airbus Deliveries: June 2014

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS delivered 55 aircraft (41 A320 Family; 11 A330s; three A380s) in June vs 48 (38 A320 Family; eight A330s; two A380s) in June 2013; and 303 (237 A320s; 53 A330s; 13 A380s) in 1H14 vs 295 in 1H13.

Boeing Deliveries in June 2014

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING delivered 71 aircraft (46 737s; 747; 767; eight 777s; 15 787s) in June vs 61 (39 737s; two 747s; three 767s; eight 777s; nine 787s) in June 2013; and 342 (239 737s; six 747s; 767; 48 777s; 48 787s) in 1H14 vs 306.

VAS Deal with Southwest

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
VAS AERO SERVICES has 5-year Southwest Airlines contract to take its surplus 737 parts inventory on consignment; distribution will be managed out of Seattle.

N&SS

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING named Craig R. Cooning as President of its Network & Space Systems (N&SS) businesses, succeeding Roger Krone.

Airbus Rolls Out First NEO

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS rolled out the first A320neo in preparation for first flight in September 2014.

Triumph Group Finalizes Acquisition of GE Aviation Hydraulic Actuation Business

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
TRIUMPH GROUP completed previously announced acquisition of the hydraulic actuation business of GE AVIATION for $70m.
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