UTC Aerospace Systems sees big benefits from additive manufacturing

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Some suppliers consider sitting out Boeing’s NMA program

By Dan Catchpole August 15, 2018, © Leeham News: If Boeing launches its New Midsize Airplane (NMA or 797), it is expected to use the cleansheet program to force new contract terms on suppliers. And that has some… Read More

Airbus looks to increase, US, Canada spending

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Antonov betting on Western technology

By Bjorn Fehrm July 14, 2016, ©. Leeham Co, Farnborough Air Show: The company Antonov is world renowned for its rugged transport aircraft. The recent An-124 Ruslan and An-225 Mriya super-heavy transporters are the world’s largest transport aircraft. Both fly… Read More

Boeing launches PFS 2.0

Update, 0815 PDT July 7: Boeing Corporate Headquarters responded to our questions. The transcript has been added to the article below. July 7, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s controversial Partnering for Success (PFS) drew ire from its suppliers… 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 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