Guy Norris

Aviation Week
SINGAPORE: ATR downplays re-engining option
ATR is focused on continuous improvements of its ATR42/72 turboprops rather than on more expensive options such as re-engining and stretches.
Boeing 737 MAX 10
SINGAPORE: Boeing firms 737 MAX 10 design
Boeing has firmed configuration of the 230-seat stretch of the 737 MAX family of narrowbodies, the MAX 10, which was launched at the Paris Air Show in June.
SINGAPORE: Boeing touts NMA for Asia market
Boeing is playing up the sales prospects of its proposed new mid-market airplane (NMA) in Asia-Pacific and China, although the manufacturer will still not be drawn on a launch date.
Rolls-Royce intelligent engine
SINGAPORE: Rolls-Royce pursues digital strategy
Rolls-Royce has launched a digital strategy that will shape the way it designs, produces and supports propulsion systems.
SINGAPORE: A350-1000 performance stats revealed
Airbus debuts the newly-certified A350-1000 at the Singapore Air Show this week as part of a three-week demonstration tour across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
Boeing 737 MAX 7
SINGAPORE: Boeing to start 737 MAX 7 flight tests
Boeing is preparing to begin flight tests of the third, and smallest member of the 737 MAX family, the 737-7, following the rollout of the first aircraft at its Renton factory in Washington on Feb 5.
CFM reports record orders in 2017; targets 2018 delivery catch-up
With almost 14,300 LEAP engines on order and CFM56s continuing to be produced in larger numbers than forecast, CFM International said it aims to close a 4-5-week gap between planned and actual engine deliveries to Airbus and Boeing by the end of 2018.
Embraer nearing E190-E2 certification 
Buoyed by better-than-expected flight-test performance, Embraer said it is just weeks away from finalizing certification of the E190-E2, the first of the company’s second-generation, re-engined single-aisle airliners to reach this stage.
Boeing, Embraer confirm tie-up discussions 
The No. 1 and No. 3 makers of large commercial aircraft, Boeing and Embraer, are in talks to formally align, although the Brazilian government appears to be the main hurdle, the companies and financial analysts said Dec. 21.
Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9
Air New Zealand grounds four Boeing 787-9s on engine issues 
Air New Zealand is facing significant disruption in its international network because of problems with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines on its Boeing 787-9 fleet.
Boeing appoints former 777X engineer to NMA leadership team 
In a further indication of growing preparations for the expected launch of the new mid-market airplane (NMA) in 2018, Boeing has appointed former 777X chief project engineer Terry Beezhold to an unspecified senior leadership role on the embryonic small twin-aisle program.
Boeing starts first flight test 777-9 production 
Assembly of Boeing’s 777X flagship twinjet officially started Oct. 23 when a robotic drilling machine commenced work on the first production wing spar for the initial flight test 777-9 at the company’s revamped spar assembly building in Everett, Washington.
Boeing 787-8 production line in Everett, Washington
Boeing to step up 787 production rate 
Boeing has confirmed it will step up production of the 787 to 14 per month in 2019, as it trusts both its existing backlog as well as forecasts of a coming wave in widebody orders toward the end of the decade.
Boeing establishes avionics arm 
Boeing is creating a new avionics organization as part of the company’s drive to increase internal capability and reduce cost.
NASA’s plan to fly a low-boom X-plane in 2021
Boom urges early US supersonic standard 
Supersonic-airliner startup Boom Technology believes sufficient research has been conducted for FAA to set a reasonable sonic boom standard that would allow civil supersonic flight over US land within a few years.
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