Farnborough: United Technologies goes digital

By Bjorn Fehrm July 18, 2018, © Leeham News.: United Technologies (UTC) Chairman and CEO Greg Hays said in a Farnborough presentation: “UTC’s focus is a digital lifecycle for all its products.” “We need to get a digital… Read More

JetBlue orders 60 A220-300s in surprise timing

July 10, 2018, (c) Leeham News: JetBlue announced an order today for 60 Airbus A220-300s, nee Bombardier CS300s. The airline took options on 60 more. The timing is a surprise–JetBlue previously said it would not be ready to… Read More

MRJ’s GTF flameout traced to manufacturing issue

Editor’s note: The Farnborough Air Show begins next week. Mitsubishi is expected to have a flying display of the MRJ90 at an international air show for the first time. This is the last of three stories from Mitsubishi’s… Read More

Norwegian’s red spring

By Bjorn Fehrm June 27, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In our March 7th article, we described the creative accounting methods Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) had used to hide its weak state of solvency after a tough 2017. In two… Read More

Pontifications: Engine problems are getting worse

May 14, 2018, © Leeham News: The engine problems are getting worse. These have moved beyond the technical issues with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000, GE Aviation GEnx, Pratt & Whitney GTF and CFM56. The problems are trickling down… Read More

Demand supports rate 70/mo for A320, 737

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Engine deliveries affects Airbus 1Q2018 results

By Bjorn Fehrm April 27, 2018, ©. Leeham News: Airbus Group presented its 1Q2018 results this morning. It’s heavily influenced by A320neo engine delivery delays. Only 30 A320neos were delivered during Q1 out of a year total of 400…. Read More

Engine makers may face stiffer future ETOPS certification requirements

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Narrowbody and Widebody engine developments, Part 2

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Indigo, India’s market-leading airline

By Bjorn Fehrm  April 18, 2018, ©. Leeham News: Indigo started its operation 2006, offering low-cost air travel to the masses in India. The year after, Air India and Indian Airlines, the state-owned flag International and Domestic carrier, merged… Read More