Joseph Anselmo

Joseph
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Anselmo
AvWeek
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SINGAPORE: Airbus Integration ‘top priority’ for Bombardier 
Airbus and Bombardier could have a final assembly line in the US up and running within a year of a go-ahead, but it remains undecided whether the CSeries jets ordered by Delta Air Lines will be produced there or in Canada, a senior Bombardier executive said.
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.
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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.
Blogs & Commentary
Apr 20, 2018
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Unions imperil Air France's future

Air France unions must realize the damage they are doing to their company, which declared the cost of their strikes through mid-April was €220 million ($272 million). But do they understand how much they are jeopardizing their own futures and those of the other non-striking employees who make up the majority of Air France’s workforce?...More
Apr 18, 2018
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Southwest’s ‘LUV’ heart beats through tragedy

It’s not something that any airline wants to be in a position to “get right,” but what Gary Kelly and his team at Southwest Airlines have demonstrated is the textbook way to respond to a disaster....More
Apr 5, 2018
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Southwest builds its own kind of international network

Cutting out three hours of travel and eliminating a connection is a real selling point....More
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