Assessing the future of COMAC programs

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Odds and Ends at the Paris Air Show, Day 3

Odds and Ends at the Paris Air Show, Day 3 John Leahy, COO-Customers for Airbus, says that after CFM re-jigged the LEAP engine with a larger fan and the seventh LPT stage, has brought the engine to parity… Read More

Pre-Paris Air Show discussion and AirInsight preview

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Rolls-Royce, PW may be feuding but extend IAE to 2045

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2011 Outlook for Aerospace

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Airbus, Boeing nearing re-engining decision

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COMAC chooses LEAP-X, Russians pick GTF

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