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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...

Outlook for Aerospace in 2012

It is the time of year for prognostication. In that tradition, AirInsight will boldly go where all pundits have gone...

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