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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

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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As reactions to the disruptive longer range A321neo idea from Airbus percolates, we took a look at the key market for this aircraft. Take a look at the tables below: there are 636 (~65% of all 757s delivered) Boeing 757s in US airline service.  In the second table we see how the model breakdown looks.2014-10-23_15-23-14Nearly 70% of the US fleet is the 757-200 model.  This is where it appears the new A321neo is being aimed.  Now lets see where Airbus sales team will be focusing their attention. Continue reading

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