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Visiting the Pratt & Whitney Customer Center today afforded us an opportunity to look at what is hanging from the roof and see wings from a different angle.  In the following images we show the new aircraft that will be sporting the GTF in future.  Then by way of example we show some other aircraft to proide perspective on how wing layout has evolved. Continue reading

We spoke with Andrew Tanner, P&W VP Customer Service about their planning the company has been putting into place to ensure stable and predictable entry into service next year for their newest engine.

MC-21_03It is not often we hear about this program. The information below mentions an “engine of foreign manufacture” which would be the Pratt & Whitney engine, but it appears the focus is on the Russian Aviadvigatel PD-14 going forward.  Also there is no mention of other Western inputs to the program.

The press office of The Russian Federation Ministry of Industry and Trade just issued the following news: Continue reading

2014-11-13_10-44-27At the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Chinese OEM COMAC (no link because we cannot get www.comac.cc to load) signed an MoU with the Republic of Congo’s Ministry of Transport for three ARJ21-700s. The order consists of two ARJ21-700 regional jets and one ARJ21-700 business jet. The Republic of Congo also is known as Congo-Brazzaville. Continue reading

Among the US airlines, things are looking great.  For the 3Q 2014, the numbers are stellar.  In addition to the numbers listed, the industry had a profit margin over 7%.  For the US airline industry profit margins are their highest in 15 years.

  • 104,444m passengers
  • $119,258M Operating revenues
  • $107,841m Operating expenses
  • $8,690m Adjusted profit

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