Joseph Anselmo

Quebec could not afford to see CSeries fail, Premier says 
The Quebec government’s $1 billion investment in the Bombardier CSeries program is not a subsidy and was essential because the province could not afford to see the aircraft fail, the Quebec Premier said during his visit to the Farnborough Airshow this week.
Survey: Airlines want a middle-market aircraft 
Airlines are eager to see a new middle-of-the-market aircraft developed, according to a new survey.
Boeing Iran Air deal could include 747-8s  6
Boeing acknowledged Tuesday that Iran Air has signed a letter of intent to order airliners, confirming the US manufacturer intends to challenge Airbus vigorously in the politically sensitive, but potentially lucrative Middle Eastern market.
Airbus’ Leahy flaunts A321neo success over MAX 9 
Airbus chief salesman John Leahy does not expect Boeing to react quickly with a new product to counter the Airbus A321neo, but sees a need for his competitor to act.
Warren Buffett places $37 billion bet on commercial aircraft 
One of the world’s savviest investors is placing the biggest bet of his career on the future of the commercial aircraft industry.
Some question Airbus/Boeing ramp-up ambitions 
Airbus and Boeing need to increase output of narrowbody jets to burn off massive backlogs, but the high production rates they are talking about probably cannot be sustained over the long run, the head of a key supplier said this week.
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Bombardier touts CSeries, but lessors remain cautious 
With flight tests of the long-delayed Bombardier CSeries past the half-way stage and certification now on track for year end, key leasing companies say the airliner’s longer term success hinges on execution of the final approval phase to service entry as well as building credibility by attracting big orders.
Chenevert departs in UTC leadership shift 
Louis Chenevert, the architect of the biggest aerospace and defense (A&D) acquisition ever and a driving force behind Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofan (GTF) engine, has stepped down as chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corp. (UTC).
Hachey ousted as Bombardier reorganizes 
Guy Hachey, who led Bombardier’s aircraft businesses for the past six years and was a guiding force behind the new CSeries passenger jet, is leaving the company as part of a corporate overhaul.
Airbus chief bullish for Asia-Pacific market despite challenges 
Airbus’s top commercial executive said the manufacturer needs to be cautious in managing its order book in the Asia-Pacific, but he sees no signs of a crisis in this critical aircraft market.
NTSB’s Hersman: Child-safety seats ‘just as valuable’ in aircraft 
US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chairman Deborah Hersman said the enactment of rules to prohibit airline passengers from carrying children under two years of age in their laps is one of her biggest pieces of unfinished business as she prepares to leave the board after 10 years.
As orders rebound, Embraer holds to production rates 
A surge in orders for commercial E-Jets is fueling a rebound in Embraer's backlog after a painful downturn, but the top executive at the Brazilian aircraft builder says there are no plans to raise production levels anytime soon.
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Oct 24, 2016

Will there be cake?

Every time the London Heathrow runway decision is deferred, Amsterdam Schiphol sends a cake. The question is will there be cake on Oct. 25?...More
Oct 24, 2016

President Obama is wrong on airline competition; did he also plagiarize Tony Tyler?

US President Barack Obama has weighed in on airline travel and borrowed a line from former IATA director general Tony Tyler that completely upends Tyler’s famous mantra that airlines are a “force for good”....More
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