Archive For March 31, 2011

The WTO and Boeing – A Rejoinder From Boeing

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Earlier today we heard from Airbus America’s Chairman about the WTO ruling announced today. Now we have the perspective of that same ruling from the other side. Boeing spokesman Tim Neale provides their perspective of the WTO situation. Interestingly both voices seem to be looking at a future where the rules are indisputable and no…

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The WTO and Boeing – Airbus’ View

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Today the WTO released its findings on subsidies enjoyed by Boeing – a response to the WTO’s earlier findings about subsidies enjoyed by Airbus. The numbers are huge – bottom line according to Airbus, based on WTO data of sales campaigns is $45bn. That is what Airbus says it lost in sales. Airbus Americas’ Chairman…

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Pratt & Whitney’s David Hess Speech at Media Day

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As posted earlier, today P&W’s president David Hess spoke at their media day in Florida at the West Palm Beach company facility.  Regular readers know that we have stated that P&W seems to be increasingly confident – their two decade old bet on the geared fan engine seems to be paying off.  Here are excerpts…

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The Dynamic Regional Jet Market

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AirInsight has published another of its industry studies by the above title.  The regional market is called dynamic because there is so much activity in the ~100 seat segment. This market segment has typically been a graveyard. Related posts: Outlook for Aerospace in 2012 Yellow flags waving throughout Commercial Aviation Opening Iran E2 and CSeries…

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Pratt & Whitney Opens Up A Huge Lead

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Pratt & Whitney Opens Up A Huge Lead






The sense at ISTAT 2011 that P&W had attracted a lot of attention and was building momentum has been confirmed with news that the PurePower engine (we prefer GTF)  has won a critical order. This is a fabulous win for P&W at IndiGo. P&W has opened up a awesome lead over CFM’s LEAP-X.  To date…

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COMAC and Bombardier Sign Strategic Agreement

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COMAC and Bombardier today signed a framework agreement to establish  long-term strategic cooperation on commercial aircraft. This collaboration will leverage the synergies and strengths of both companies to develop mutually beneficial projects. Related posts: Bombardier’s Risk Mitigation on CSeries Supply Chain The Coming Feeding Frenzy The C919 – Quietly Gaining Traction and Building Backlog Premium…

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