June 27, 2011

PARIS 2011

Sellers’ Market

PARIS 2011

Waiting Game

PARIS 2011

Long Haul

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PARIS 2011

Sellers’ Market

A320NE0 family’s dominance poses questions for its rivals

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PARIS 2011

Waiting Game

Airbus restructures A350 as customers wait for improved versions

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PARIS 2011

Long Haul

GE studies GE9X big engine concept as Rolls details plans for growth of Trent XWB

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PARIS 2011

Pitch for a Pardon

Major F-35 milestones set as Lockheed sees improved financial return and customers hope to start training

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PROPULSION

PROPULSION

Ramping Up CFM is gearing up for year-on-year record engine production increases to keep pace with planned order increases by Airbus and Boeing, and expects to be supplying up to 1,600 CFM56-5/7s per year by 2014. The rate increases, which in three years will equate to more than four engines per day from the combined U.S and French assembly lines, will see engine deliveries grow to 1,400 in 2012,1,500 in 2013 and upward of 1,600 in 2014, from 1,260 this year.
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DEFENSE

DEFENSE

F-35 Obsession From Washington to Paris to New Delhi, some government officials and executives last week were seemingly obsessed about the sudden prospect of India buying Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighters now that the company’s F-16 and Boeing’s F/A-18E/F have been ruled out of India’s Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) competition.
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BUSINESS AVIATION

BUSINESS AVIATION

Buying Globals VistaJet has ordered 10 Bombardier Global 8000 business jets, worth around $650 million. The Swiss business jet operator now has a $2 billion backlog with Bombardier.
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AIR TRANSPORT

AIR TRANSPORT

Focus on 787-9 With flight testing of the 787-8 now 97% complete, Boeing is focusing on development of the initial stretched 787-9 model and giving first indications that the follow-on double stretch 787-10 may enter service in 2016. Boeing Commercial Airplanes President James Albaugh says that although the -10 is not yet officially launched, its compelling economics make it an attractive option for development immediately after the 787-9, which will be delivered in the last quarter of 2013.
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Head to Head

First flight of PW1500G marks opening rounds in mid-thrust engine war

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AviationWeek.com

For the complete current issue, archives and more, go to: AviationWeek.com/awst Free to subscribers. VIDEO VOYAGES The Paris air show provided fertile ground for our video team. Boeing’s 747-8 passenger aircraft made its air show debut at Le Bourget.
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Fighting On

Upgrades, new applications many mean that rumors of IAS's demise are premature

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