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Airbus A350 XWB

Apr 07, 2011 PARIS - Airbus would consider putting a version of Pratt & Whitney's latest jet engines on its A350 mid-sized plane if the U.S. engine maker proposed it, Airbus sales chief John Leahy was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Such a move would potentially see a ... Read more

Airbus' A320neo

Apr 07, 2011 PARIS - Airbus said Wednesday it is bringing forward the entry into service of the A320neo medium-range airliner to October 2015 instead of the spring of 2016 as originally planned. Airbus decided late last year to go ahead with the A320 re-engining project to answer demand from airlines keen ... Read more

Pratt & Whitney PurePower 1000G test engine

Apr 04, 2011 EAST HARTFORD - Lufthansa announced its decision today to choose the PurePower PW1100G for 30 A320neos. The agreement between Lufthansa and Pratt & Whitney calls for deliveries of 60 PW1100G engines to start in 2016. The Lufthansa supervisory board approved the neo order on March 16. ... Read more

KLM Cityhopper Embraer 190

Apr 04, 2011 AMSTERDAM - KLM Cityhopper, KLM’s regional-airline subsidiary, has finalized a contract for a further five Embraer 190 jets, firming up options the airline originally took in August 2007. Embraer puts a total list-price value on the deal of $214 million in January 2011 dollars. ... Read more

IndiGo A320neo

Mar 31, 2011 EAST Hartford - Pratt & Whitney won its largest order for its new geared turbofan (GTF) aircraft engine, with Indian budget carrier IndiGo choosing the fuel-saving model to power an order of 150 new Airbus A320neo aircraft. The order at the division of United Technologies Corp, ... Read more

First Geared Turbofan PW1217G

Mar 25, 2011 MIDDLETOWN - Pratt & Whitney completed assembly on the first PurePower PW1217G engine to test for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft.  The engine, rated at 17,000 pounds of thrust, is the third PurePower PW1000G series engine to complete assembly.  It will be ... Read more

737 Production Line

Mar 23, 2011 NEW YORK - Boeing is considering a boost in the production rate of its hot-selling 737 to 42 planes per month in 2013, beyond its latest target of 38, the company's chief financial officer said on Wednesday. Speaking at a J.P. Morgan conference, James ... Read more

747-8 Intercontinental First Take-off

Mar 21, 2011 SEATTLE - Boeing's 747-8 Intercontinental successfully began its flight test program on Sunday, taking off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., before several thousand employees, customers, suppliers and community leaders. The airplane landed four hours and 25 minutes later at Boeing Field in Seattle.... Read more

777s in Aeroflot colors

Mar 09, 2011 MOSCOW - Boeing and Aeroflot Russian Airlines today announced an order for six Boeing 777-300ERs (extended range) and two Boeing 777-200ERs. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website. "These Boeing 777 airplanes will strengthen our network strategy, particularly the international growth opportunities we expect from our joint businesses with SkyTeam partners when servicing the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and the 2018 FIFA World Cup," said Vitaly Saveliev, general director of Aeroflot Russian Airlines. ... Read more

Cathay Pacific Airways 777-300ER

Mar 09, 2011 HONG KONG - The Boeing Company and Cathay Pacific Airways today announced the Hong Kong-based carrier ordered 10 Boeing 777-300ER (extended range) airplanes valued at $2.8 billion at list price. Cathay Pacific first announced its selection of the 777-300ER for its fleet requirements in 2005. With this ... Read more


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