All Analysis – Page 27

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    How shelving of 777-8 could prompt Boeing rethink


    The decision by Boeing to shelve development of the 777-8 while it focuses on recovering the schedule of the baseline -9 aircraft is unlikely to have a significant impact on the overall programme. However, the move raises questions about the future of the smaller variant and could create opportunities for Boeing to refocus the 777X line-up.

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    Boeing works to complete 777 bridge sales


    This week’s order from KLM for two Boeing 777-300ERs is the first announced this year for the current version of the airliner, and comes as production transitions to the new-generation 777X. It is unclear how many additional production “bridge” aircraft remain to be sold, but Boeing is working on additional campaigns as the sun sets on the -300ER.

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    Airline start-ups outweigh failures over summer months


    After a challenging first few months of the year in which a number of high-profile carriers were forced to suspend operations amid mounting financial problems, the summer months have largely proved a stable period in which more attention has focused on start-up projects.

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    De Havilland eyes Dash 8 resurgence


    The Dash 8 turboprop may have just received the adrenaline injection it has needed for a decade.

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    Ryanair's industrial relations stuck in holding pattern


    Ryanair’s combative chief executive Michael O’Leary is not a man prone to understatement. But when he was quoted as saying that cutting off his own hands was preferable to recognising trade unions, his point was clear. Keeping organised labour out of his aircraft has been a key feature of Ryanair’s low-cost business model that, over the course of three-and-a-half decades, has powered its ascent from regional player with one 15-seat turboprop to Europe’s largest airline by passenger numbers.

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    ANALYSIS: Rostec funds give lift to UEC's civilian programmes


    ​Earlier this month, Russian state-owned firm Rostec disclosed a Rb35 billion ($541 million) loan package to boost development of several civil gas turbine programmes at the group's United Engine (UEC) subsidiary.

  • Analysis

    ​ANALYSIS: Taiwan's F-16 deal and the price of deterrence


    Washington's formal approval to sell 66 new Lockheed Martin F-16 C/D Block 70s to Taiwan provides a much-needed boost for the island state, but has already drawn the (inevitable) ire of Beijing.

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    ANALYSIS: HAV secures letters of intent for Airlander 10


    ​Hybrid Air Vehicles has secured its first two letters of intent for its Airlander 10 hybrid airship, as it works to secure a launch order and start a certification campaign.

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    ANALYSIS: Shipment hike boosts first-half business jet billings


    Business and general aviation manufacturers saw half-year billings climb by $1 billion year on year, as output increased across the industry, with the lucrative jet market registering its strongest performance for five years.

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    Airlines adjust to Japan, South Korea spat


    Regional airlines may stand to lose more from a worsening Japan-South Korea spat, unless both parties set aside their differences.

  • Trent 1000

    ANALYSIS: Rolls-Royce faces challenges on two fronts


    ​Rolls-Royce may have turned a corner with regards to the multiple problems afflicting the Trent 1000 engine, but the manufacturer's ability to restore the damage to its reputation is another matter entirely.

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    ANALYSIS: Some suppliers dodge 737 Max fallout in Q2


    Some aerospace suppliers have in recent days said the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max has not significantly impacted their financial results – at least not yet.

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    ANALYSIS: Trade tensions slow air freight demand


    ​​Demand for air cargo delivery in June declined for its eighth consecutive month year-on-year, according to the latest report by International Air Transport Association, which cites trade tensions between the USA and China as a major factor for the ongoing contraction.

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    ANALYSIS: Meggitt puts its faith in the aftermarket


    ​When seven out of every 10 products you sell is sole-source with your customer – as well as your own invention – it is easy to take things for granted as a first-tier aerospace manufacturer. “We had become a bit complacent sitting on that [intellectual property] position,” admits Tony Wood, ...

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    ANALYSIS: USAF eyes revolution in small jet turbines


    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions believes there is a big future in small things – in particular, small jet turbine engines.

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    ANALYSIS: 3D printing brings scramjet engines closer to reality


    After decades of false starts, America’s leading scramjet engine developers say scramjet-powered hypersonic flight is now within reach. That’s partly thanks to the coming of new 3D printing technology.

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    ANALYSIS: F-35's next engine to reach for more range


    One criticism – among many – of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is that the fighter lacks the range needed to conduct long-range stealth strike missions. While Lockheed Martin has studied adding external fuel tanks to extend the aircraft’s range, slinging the bulky hardware under the F-35 would ruin its minimal radar cross section, giving away the stealth fighter’s chief advantage.

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    ANALYSIS: Can India realise its true MRO potential?


    When Indian low-cost carrier GoAir needs the engines of its Airbus A320 family aircraft overhauled, they are sent to MTU Aero Engines’ facility in Zhuhai, China.

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    ANALYSIS: L3Harris raises training game at new Gatwick centre


    The new L3Harris, with its combined revenues of around $17 billion, may tower over CAE in terms of size, but in the reasonably new area of pilot training for the US defence systems giant it comes in a far second to the Canadian market leader. However, the company’s impressive London ...

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    Boeing warns of 737 production halt as grounding slams Q2 results


    Boeing has warned it could decide to stop 737 Max production should the ongoing regulatory review extend beyond the company’s current expectation.