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.
Thales is aiming to close its $400 million acquisition of JetBlue’s LiveTV subsidiary this summer, but Thales Avionics CEO Dominique Giannoni is remaining tight-lipped on other potential acquisitions....More
Airbus was unable to display its planned design for 11-abreast seating on its A380 at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, despite indicating that a cabin mock-up would be there as recently as last week....More