Archive For October 26, 2010

Why the GTF will be a Winner for Pratt & Whitney: Economics

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The PurePower P1000G engine, often referred to as the GTF or Geared TurboFan, from Pratt & Whitney (a division of United Technologies) will have significant economic benefits over existing aircraft engines as well as its new technology competition from CFM International and Rolls-Royce. Related posts: Outlook for Aerospace in 2012 Rolls Loses Patent Infringement Case…

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Airbus NEO Decision will be Based on Strategic Partners and Euro Politics

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Airbus decision on the NEO has been delayed as it attempts to obtain additional funding from the engine manufacturers, and the timing of the LEAP-X engine from CFM International, the full version of which may be delayed to 2018 Airbus, and John Leahy, have been touting the A320NEO re-engining program as an interim solution until…

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The Necessity of Options

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Commercial aviation is a very high stakes game.  Get it wrong and you’re lucky to get a second chance.  In order to reduce risk the players hedge bets.  For example, in the case of OEMs, a typical solution is to offer engine choices. Related posts: Rolls-Royce facing declining narrow-body market share Pricing a Key to…

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Will Aluminum-Lithium Beat Composites for Narrow Body Airliners?

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This analysis was posted on GLG News October 18th, and is reproduced here for our readers. Related posts: Aluminum Alloys to Challenge Composites? No CSeries Orders at Farnborough – No Need for Panic While Engines Drive Technology – It’s Not Just Engines Anymore Premium #226 – Farnborough 2016 Was Far from Boring – If you…

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Rolls-Royce faces shrinking single-aisle airplane market-share

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Rolls-Royce is facing major challenges in the future, including being shut out of the single-aisle engine market. In a syndicated article picked up today by the India Times (the original ran about two weeks ago out of London), the dilemma facing Rolls is well laid out. The last purely Rolls single-aisle engine to be produced…

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Nixing NEO?

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Nixing NEO?






(image: FlightGlobal) In a strange turn of events, it seems Airbus is backing away from or at least delaying its much awaited A320-family NEO.  There was an expectation that this week we would hear all about the new airplane update. Related posts: Looking at Airbus NEO, 737 and CSeries costs Boeing Joins Airbus in Attacking…

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