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VIDEO: Airlines fear another aircraft programme delay

Flightblogger Jon Ostrower and I took some trains to New York last week to hear Bombardier talk about planes, specifically the Canadian airframer’s planned CSeries narrowbody. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Gary Scott told us that, in light of the 787 and A380 delays, airlines’ greatest fear these days is new-design aircraft programme execution (can’t say […]

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Bombardier’s new widebody aircraft

In a society where being thin is the gold standard, it is understandable that folks become a little miffed when told they have a wide body. But in the world of aviation, the term “widebody” is considered venerable indeed. That’s why it should come as no surprise to any of us that Bombardier is touting its […]

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Embraer will not be pressured into next-gen narrowbody development

Embraer is cooking with gas, as they say. The company today reported a 61% increase in fourth quarter net profit on a 77% rise in revenue. A number of factors contributed to these gains. Discussing its results in a conference call this morning, Embraer president and CEO Frederico Fleury Curado said dedicated efforts to address […]

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Engine R&D boost begs political predictability

I’m knee-deep in writing about new engine technology while trying to work through some patience-stretching computer problems (my little workhorse appears to have picked up something nasty in Sin City last week…I barely let her out of my sight!). While sifting through my notes, however, I came across this gem from IATA technical and operations […]

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