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Embraer E-jets

Oct 30, 2011 SAO PAULO - Embraer SA , the world's third-largest commercial planemaker, and Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aereas signed an order for 11 jets worth $497.5 million, the manufacturer said last Wednesday. The 118-seat Embraer 195 aircraft are expected for delivery beginning in 2013, Sao ... Read more

A320neo in TAM colors

Oct 21, 2011 TOULOUSE - TAM Airlines, Brazil’s largest airline has finalized a purchase agreement for 32 Airbus A320 aircraft, comprising of 22 A320neo and 10 A320 Family aircraft. The order follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed last February. Engine selection will be announced by the airline at a ... Read more

Beluga offloading A320 Sections

Oct 19, 2011 TOULOUSE - Airbus SAS, the world’s largest planemaker, said its growth and that of competitor Boeing Co. may be hampered by component suppliers being starved of credit. Some banks are holding back on lending to reduce risk and maintain higher reserves, Chief Executive Officer ... Read more

IAE venture builds & supports the V2500 engine

Oct 13, 2011 EAST HARTFORD, CT - Pratt & Whitney will pay $1.5 billion for Rolls-Royce Group Plc’s share of a jet-engine venture that spawned lawsuits, as the companies find common ground to form a new partnership building engines for midsize airliners. Rolls-Royce also will receive an ... Read more

Comac's C919 and Bombardier's CS300

Oct 13, 2011 LAS VEGAS - NBAA - Bombardier Inc. hopes to decide by the end of 2011 whether to move ahead on a potential partnership with Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China on narrow-body jets, the head of the Canadian company’s aerospace unit said. The two companies are ... Read more

Louis S. Quattrocchi and Kathleen Padgett

Oct 12, 2011 Hartford, CT - TEAM.Aero recently visited Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, Connecticut and spoke with Louis S. Quattrocchi, Vice President Product Line Management Commercial Engines & Global Services and Kathleen Padgett, Manager, Communications, P&W Commercial Engines & Global Services ... Read more

Chinese Airlines ordered 59 B787 Dreamliners

Oct 12, 2011 BEIJING — Boeing on Tuesday officially opened a Beijing-based service center dedicated to China as it looks to stay competitive in one of the world's fastest-growing aviation markets. The new service center, Boeing executives said, is another sign of commitment to China—a booming commercial aircraft ... Read more

PW1200G in test stand

Oct 03, 2011 WEST PALM BEACH – Ground testing of Pratt & Whitney’s first PW1200G family engine – the PW1217G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) – recently concluded. The engine, the first of an eight-engine validation and certification program, completed more than 300 hours ... Read more

Dreamliner delivered on a rainy day in Everett

Sep 26, 2011 EVERETT - The world’s first passenger-ready Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner was delivered to Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways on a rainy and blustery day at Boeing’s facilities in Everett, Wash. A crowd of about 500 people, made up of employees, local politicians and ... Read more


Sep 01, 2011 SEATTLE - The Boeing Company's board of directors has approved the launch of the new engine variant of the market-leading 737, based on order commitments for 496 airplanes from five airlines and a strong business case.   "The re-engined 737 will allow Boeing to continue to deliver the most fuel efficient, most capable airplane with the lowest operating costs in the single-aisle market," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim ... Read more

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