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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

HondaJet Flight

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
HONDA AIRCRAFT made first flight of the first production HondaJet; entry into service is expected in 2015.

HondaJet Flight

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
HONDA AIRCRAFT made first flight of the first production HondaJet; entry into service is expected in 2015.

Alcoa Buys Firth Rixson

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
ALCOA agreed to acquire UK-based FIRTH RIXSON (jet engine components) from Oak Hill Capital Partners for $2.85b in cash/stock.

Alcoa Buys Firth Rixson

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
ALCOA agreed to acquire UK-based FIRTH RIXSON (jet engine components) from Oak Hill Capital Partners for $2.85b in cash/stock.

ETIHAD AIRWAYS has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in ALITALIA.

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
ETIHAD AIRWAYS has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in ALITALIA.

Air India Joins Star Alliance

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
STAR ALLIANCE unanimously approved the membership of AIR INDIA from July 11.

DHL Moves Airbus

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
DHL GLOBAL FORWARDING has Airbus contract to move A319/A320/A321 components and general cargo (via air, ocean and road freight services) from Hamburg to Mobile, AL in support of new final assembly line to open in 2015.
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