ARCHIVES

The engine competition for the A320 & A321

The competition between CFM and Pratt & Whitney is best seen on the Airbus A320 family, where there is a choice.  The 737 is all CFM. Let's look at the A320 first.  CFM has a clear lead over Pratt & Whitney.  We have placed the IAE V2500 under the P&W...

Safran’s results

Safran reported its 2017 results this week.  Revenue of €16.5Bn beat the analyst consensus €16.3Bn.  And operating profit at €2.5Bn beat analyst consensus of €2.4Bn. On the company's conference call, Safran said it now expects to deliver “at least” 1,100 LEAP engines...

Airbus single aisle engine update

The race between the CFM LEAP and Pratt & Whitney GTF remains intense.  They battle each other for every order on the Airbus single-aisle fleet.  The A320neo program has had engine hiccups as the OEM has managed to produce aircraft faster than it can get engines. ...

Pratt & Whitney having a great show

The Singapore air show got off to a start yesterday.  It hasn't been a noisy affair.  Boeing picked up a lot of service business - which is a key goal for the company.  Boeing also seems to be using the show to broaden discussions with the world beyond customers about...