FAA has issued an airworthiness directive requiring operators of GE Aviation GEnx-powered Boeing 747-8s, 747-8Fs and 787-8s to avoid flying in moderate or severe high-altitude ice crystal icing (ICI) conditions.
CFM International remains confident in its predictions of a slight fuel burn advantage for the new LEAP-1A engine over the competing Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan on the Airbus A320neo, even though the two currently remain essentially neck-and-neck in terms of firm engine selections.
Engine makers were among the big winners on the opening day of the Dubai Air Show, collectively bagging orders for more than 1,000 engines as part of the airline order bonanza announced by Airbus and Boeing Nov. 17.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes is restructuring its marketing and business development unit following the unexpected announcement by Mike Bair—the executive who leads the current strategic, planning and marketing group—that he is to retire.
The collective market value of publicly traded airlines worldwide has more than doubled since 2009, but is still below pre-2008 financial crisis levels, according to a top industry stock analyst....More