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

Subscription Required Introduction June 9, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The debate continues whether the next new, clean-sheet airplane will be a Middle of the Market aircraft (MOMA) or replacements for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families. Along… Read More

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

UTC media day 1: UTAS, twice the size of any other aerospace systems company

Note: United Technologies Corp (UTC) is holding its annual Media Days today and tomorrow. We’re providing reporting from the event. This is the first time in our long participation that UTC Aerospace Systems is presenting. UTAS is a… Read More

Embraer weighs in against Honeywell-UTC merger

March 1, 2016, © Leeham Co. Embraer joined Airbus and Boeing in opposing the potential acquisition by Honeywell of United Technologies Corp. We’re at the 2016 ISTAT AGM in Phoenix and will be reporting on presentations and news… Read More

Bombardier ‘transformation initiative’ goes after costs across the enterprise, supply chain

June 8, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Bombardier suppliers, already squeezed by Airbus and Boeing to cut costs and prices, will soon face a new effort from Bombardier to do the same. The new chief executive officer, Alain Bellemare, last… Read More

Alain Bellemare, ex-CEO of United Tech division named Bombardier CEO

Feb. 12, 2015: Alain M. Bellemare, 53, was named president and CEO at Bombardier , it was announced today ahead of the company’s 2014 earnings call. The appointment is a move to restore confidence in Bombardier, its Aerospace… Read More