Archive For December 20, 2010

With Airbus Validation, the Pratt & Whitney GTF is Poised for Market Leadership

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Pratt & Whitney is well positioned to take market leadership from CFM International over the next decade. Airbus selection of the GTF on the A320neo family provides the validation from one of the two large manufacturers to confirm the decision of three other programs that the GTF provides superior economics and performance. Next on the…

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Concerns with Bombardier’s Supply Chain

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In light of the experience with supply chain challenges at Airbus and Boeing, the markets have been eyeing the CSeries development program at Bombardier with a well deserved jaundiced view. After all, if the big OEMs can’t get it right, how could a smaller OEM? Related posts: Bombardier’s Risk Mitigation on CSeries Supply Chain The Dynamic…

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The impact of the A320neo on Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier

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Now that Airbus has made the decision to proceed with the A320 New Engine Option (NEO), what is the impact on the aviation industry? First, the decision was long-expected and in many respects overdue. Many initially expected Airbus to make the announcement at the Farnborough Air Show last July. Airbus CEO Tom Enders had to…

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Qantas and Rolls-Royce – quo vadis?

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Qantas and Rolls-Royce – quo vadis?






Qantas is an airline with an incredible safety record.  Its reputation is well deserved and was immortalized in the movie “Rainman”.   Equally impressive is the history of the airline.  Qantas opened for business in 1920 as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services. Related posts: Rolls Trent Difficulties Continue Will there be a shortage of Trent…

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After NEO

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Now that Airbus’ NEO is official, what next?  We now have three players in the 100-149 seat segment.  The duopoly is over and the segment is now more complex.  Before NEO, Airbus and Boeing vacillated between three options; do nothing, re-engine or do a clean sheet design.  But with NEO here the three players Below…

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Podcast – USAF Tanker Update

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Podcast – USAF Tanker Update






The current state of the unending tanker war is as it always was – nowhere.  We discuss the situation with Teal Group’s Richard Aboulafia. The conversation starts off talking about Loren Thompson’s information about Boeing feeling like they are losing this war; then we go on to talking about WTO; who looks like winning; the…

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