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Pratt to meet with airlines on GTF later this month (cool pic)

I had a great chat yesterday with Pratt & Whitney about the geared turbofan (GTF), which is really starting to look dressed to impress these days. Pratt VP of next generation products Bob Saia told me that later this month executives will meet for a review with airlines, including a 15-member steering committee for the […]

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Less mysticism; manufacturers deliver a reality check to airlines

There isn’t much to celebrate here at Mystic Dunes in Celebration, Florida – one of the overflow hotels for the ISTAT conference. Staying here is like being handed a big, hard buttery crab for dinner only to find the guts of the thing is really green-yellow and rather sickly. But I can’t fault the conference. […]

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Get that motor running

Leasing giant International Lease Finance (ILFC) and some major airlines are making very clear their interest in a new, more efficient and economic narrowbody. ILFC chief Steven Udvar-Hazy, in an interview with Flightblogger at the Singapore Airshow, said a 15% improvement is essential. “But that’s not only in fuel efficiency, it’s in economics,” he said. […]

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