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Boeing’s NMA engine choice – Poll

[Restart - the previous poll wasn't working] With the withdrawal of Rolls-Royce, Boeing now has two choices.  The options are CFM vs. P&W.  We hear all sorts of odds. How do you see this playing out?

GE: LEAP production on schedule Summer 2019

Engine maker CFM International, owned by General Electric and Safran, expects deliveries of its LEAP engine family to be back on schedule by the middle of the year, GE said at the company’s Q4 presentation. CFM delivered 1.118 LEAPs to Airbus, Boeing and Comac,...

TREMORS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN: A precursor of “the big one?”

The performance of the aviation supply chain has not been as robust as it should be in 2018, with airplanes on the ground with no engines in Toulouse, Renton, and even Charleston being the symptoms of some deeper issues.  Those deeper issues impact the industry’s...

A320neo tidbit

Reading the EASA A320neo certification document, we came across this item. This suggests the LEAP-powered A320neo weighs 300Kg or ~660 pounds more.  Which is especially interesting given the GTF is the larger of the two.  Also, a heavier engine likely requires a more...