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)....More
Airbus will launch the development and production of five new Beluga transport aircraft following its decision to ramp up production of the A350 XWB and other aircraft production rate increases....More
The Airbus A350 XWB (MSN5) has embarked on an 11-day demonstration tour of Asia. The tour follows the completion of the A350-900 flight test campaign, which recently led to certifications by FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)....More
Abu Dhabi’s Falcon Aviation Services has confirmed an order for three Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops.
Bombardier said the aircraft form part of a letter of intent for five Q400 NextGens signed by Falcon at last July’s Farnborough Airshow....More
Airbus logged just one new commercial passenger aircraft order in October—two A320ceo aircraft for Singapore-based BOC Aviation, placed on Oct. 31—which effectively placed BOC among Airbus’ top 10 customers....More
Bombardier has conducted more than 120 hours of CSeries flight testing since the test program resumed Sept. 7 after a 100-day grounding, and is holding to a second half of 2015 entry-into-service target....More
Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) new management team is reviewing all parts of its operation to determine if any changes to fleet and network plans are required, president and COO Jaime Bautista said....More