Michael Bruno

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and Economic Club’s David Rubenstein
Boeing insists on ‘level playing field’ with Airbus in Iran developments 
Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg has said making sure Airbus and Boeing are held to the same requirements or given the same opportunities in any Iranian aircraft sales will be the top priority now that President Donald Trump is withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear deal.
EU Commission approves Rockwell Collins sale to UTC after divestitures
The European Commission has cleared the way for United Technologies Corp. (UTC) to buy Rockwell Collins, assuming the divestiture of businesses in actuators, pilot controls, ice protection and oxygen systems.
Iran Air A321
Aircraft manufacturers expect to lose Iran orders 
Airbus expects to be bound by the Trump administration’s new prohibitions against selling US aircraft and parts to Iran even if Europe maintains a more business-friendly approach to the Persian Gulf nation, a top executive said.
New Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
US travel advocates applaud Pompeo as next Secretary of State
Advocates for businesses tied to US travel applauded President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, after he was confirmed by the Senate April 26, but said they expect him to keep to positions he testified he supported.
Gogo names new leadership team
Inflight connectivity and entertainment provider Gogo continued its leadership overhaul April 20 with several reassignments for top executives.
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.
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