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UTC and Boeing ink ‘win-win’ deal, clearing way for Rockwell merger 
United Technologies (UTC), which is in the process of buying Rockwell Collins, has signed an agreement with ultra-important customer Boeing, representing a green light for UTC’s acquisition and consolidation of major aerospace and defense suppliers.
UTC considers splitting business into three divisions 
The creation of a standalone aerospace business made up of United Technologies Corp. (UTC) divisions is under consideration as UTC executives contemplate their next move after the expected regulatory approval of its acquisition of Rockwell Collins this summer.
Marion Blakey to leave Rolls-Royce in June
Rolls-Royce North America president and CEO Marion Blakey will leave her positions at the end of June, the company announced Feb. 15.
Boeing, Embraer still in ‘active’ tie-up discussions 
Boeing remains in “active” and “productive” discussions with Embraer and the Brazilian government over a potential alignment of the two aircraft manufacturers, the chief executive of Boeing said Jan. 31.
The GE9X will exclusively power the Boeing 777X
GE Aviation reconsiders corporate split 
Followers of General Electric and its various aviation business units were jolted back into imagining a more independent future Jan. 16 after GE chairman and CEO John Flannery said he was reconsidering how to structure the Evendale, Ohio-based aircraft engine supplier.
Boeing, Adient form airline seat joint venture 
Boeing and automotive seat maker Adient have formed a joint venture (JV) to develop and make airline seats, the companies announced late Jan. 16.
Boeing, Embraer confirm tie-up discussions 
The No. 1 and No. 3 makers of large commercial aircraft, Boeing and Embraer, are in talks to formally align, although the Brazilian government appears to be the main hurdle, the companies and financial analysts said Dec. 21.
US Commerce Department trims, retains tariff vs. Bombardier 
The US Commerce Department Dec. 20 announced final tariff amounts in its investigation of exports of 100- 150-seat commercial aircraft from Canada.
Attorneys General urge implementation of airline ticket fee rule 
A coalition of 17 state attorneys general is asking the Trump administration to move forward on implementing a stalled rule that proponents say will make it much easier for travelers to understand the full cost of their airline tickets.
Trump’s Ex-Im chief nominee rejected; commercial aircraft deals uncertain 
The US Senate Banking Committee has narrowly rejected the Trump administration’s nominee to head the US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), Scott Garrett (a Republican former congressman from New Jersey), leaving the export credit agency with more uncertainty for the foreseeable future.
Canada counters Boeing claims in Bombardier dispute 
Boeing’s price-dumping case against Bombardier is based on “conjecture,” Canada’s ambassador to the US told trade commissioners Dec. 18 in Washington DC.
Rendering of CS100 in Delta Air Lines’ livery
Boeing says it cannot, will not stop Bombardier trade dispute 
Boeing is beyond the point of no return in its price-dumping trade dispute against Bombardier, company representatives told reporters Dec. 15, and the results are expected to be finalized by Washington officials this week.
Shuster offers bizjet enticements to US ATC reform bill 
The head of the US House transport committee has amended his proposed air traffic control (ATC) reform bill in a bid to make it more palatable to skeptics.
FAA headquarters.
Congress extends FAA through March 2018, averts shutdown 
Proponents of moving US air traffic control (ATC) out of FAA and into a nongovernment, nonprofit entity are looking for a significant victory in October following Congress extending the agency's authorization through March 2018, averting a partial shutdown.
FAA still could face shutdown following House vote 
US lawmakers are bumping up to the deadline for extending the FAA’s authorization, after a controversial bill passed the House of Representatives Sept. 28, but still faced an almost equally uncertain chance of becoming law.
Blogs & Commentary
Mar 20, 2018

O’Leary’s winning hand with Lauda

Michael O’Leary must have played a lot of Risk as a boy. And he frequently won, judging by how he played his hand over LaudaMotion, a prize that was keenly sought by Lufthansa and British Airways owner IAG....More
Mar 9, 2018

The airline industry’s glass ceiling

Today is National Women’s Day. I’m not typically one of those who lauds achievements purely based on the gender of those who achieved, but a vexing question remains: why are there still so few women running airlines?...More
Mar 2, 2018

Delta CEO takes the high road

Delta Air Lines has withdrawn its discount offer for members of the US National Rifle Association (NRA) following the mass shooting in February at a Florida school that left 17 students and staff dead....More
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