Michael Bruno

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Canada, Bombardier counter Boeing’s complaints about CSeries 
The Canadian government, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is pushing back against allegations by Boeing that Bombardier has engaged in unfair “dumping” of aircraft in the US market.
ALPA wants aviation exemption to Trump’s regulatory rollback 
The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) wants US President Donald Trump to exempt aviation safety and security rules from his administration’s new, so-called “two-for-one” deregulation effort.
French joins UK investigation into alleged Airbus fraud 
French authorities have joined a UK investigation into alleged misuse of third-party agents and European export credit by Airbus.
Bombardier ponders next new aircraft 
Bombardier has years to go on its turnaround plan, but the Canadian manufacturer is far enough along to begin thinking of its next new aircraft, president and CEO Alain Bellemare said at the US Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Aviation Summit March 2.
European Union appeals WTO ruling over Airbus subsidies 
The European Union (EU) on Oct. 13 formally appealed a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling issued in September that states sponsors of Toulouse-based Airbus Group did not properly remove illegal subsidies for building large civil aircraft.
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US, Boeing to seek Airbus-Europe compensation 
Boeing and the US government will push ahead in seeking compensation from Europe.
Renderings of A330, A350 and A380
US government issues licenses allowing commercial aircraft sales to Iran 
The US government has issued licenses to Airbus and Boeing to sell aircraft to Iranian airlines. “We have received that license, and remain in talks with Iran Air based on the memorandum of agreement,” Boeing said in a Sept. 21 statement, referencing an earlier deal with the airline.
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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.
Blogs & Commentary
May 10, 2017
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The face of an airline

It is almost impossible to imagine Etihad Airways without James Hogan, but come July that will be a reality. How do airline brands move on when their face changes?...More
May 5, 2017
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Doug Parker: ‘Our stock is so undervalued it defies logic’

What will it take for Wall Street to buy into the notion that US airlines are safe—and even forward-thinking—investments?...More
May 2, 2017
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US lawmakers are angry, but want airlines to self-regulate

Today’s congressional hearing on US airline customer service was certainly a venting exercise for lawmakers. The question is, will this new wave of airline bashing stop at angry words or be followed by regulation?...More
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