Suppliers conference in Mobile focuses on US aerospace sector in Southeast

Oct. 31, 2017: A new event, the Southeast Aerospace and Defence Conference (SADC) scheduled for June 25-27 in Mobile (AL), will examine the commercial, defense, space and corporate aerospace sectors in the US Southeast. The conference is organized… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing’s sense of invincibility

Sept. 11, 2017, © Leeham Co.: I can’t help but get the feeling that Boeing feels it’s invincible these days. And why not? Boeing racked up some impressive victories and took some hardline positions in recent months that… Read More

Morocco grows its aerospace cluster

Oct. 27, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Morocco is emerging as a major aerospace supplier, taking advantage of its location to Africa and the Middle East and low wages. A wide spectrum of international aerospace companies is located there…. Read More

Airbus, Boeing cost-cutting

Sept. 20, 2016: Airbus is planning cost-cutting measures to offset program write-offs and delivery delays, according to The Financial Times. One of these delays involves the well-publicized problems with the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbo Fan engine on… Read More

44% supplier shortfall for GTF now showing impact

Sept. 6, 2016, © Leeham Co.: It was a stunning admission, one that produced the biggest headlines at the United Technologies media days in June: 44% of the suppliers on Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbo Fan engine weren’t… Read More

Thinking outside the box at Pratt & Whitney

June 16, 2016, © Leeham Co.: “I’m working on six or eight engines. The more the better.” This startling statement comes from Alan Epstein, vice president of technology and the environment for Pratt & Whitney. It runs counter… Read More

Pontifications: GTF faces steep learning curve on costs

June 13, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The current cost to build the new Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbo Fan engine is $10m per engine. This has to come down by a factor of five, said Greg Hayes, the… Read More

UTAS sees increasing electronic architecture in future airplanes

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UTC media day 2: PW addresses Under-Performing supply chain

Day 2 of the United Technologies Corp (UTC) Media Days is focused on Pratt & Whitney. June 7, 2016: Pratt & Whitney officials today clarified an eye-popping statement yesterday by Greg Hayes, CEO of parent United Technologies, that… Read More

UTC media day 1: Intelligent aircraft, aftermarket support

June 6, 2016: Intelligent aircraft–systems that communicate more fully within the aircraft and between the aircraft and the ground–is increasing and it requires more and more power to achieve, says Mauro Atalla, vice president, engineering and technology-sensors and integrated… Read More