Guy Norris

Aviation Week
PARIS 2019: Boeing 777X first flight delayed until fall
Boeing is revising the 777X test plan to maximize ground evaluations as it attempts to compensate for a lengthy delay to first flight following the recent discovery of a durability issue on the aircraft’s General Electric GE9X engines.
PARIS 2019: Boeing sees $6.8 trillion commercial market
Boeing has issued its most positive commercial market outlook yet with a forecast that calls for the delivery of 44,040 new aircraft valued at more than $6.8 trillion over the next 20 years.
PARIS 2019: Boeing may offer larger NMA variant first
Boeing is reportedly considering offering the larger of the two proposed new midmarket airplane (NMA) variants first for delivery in 2025 as it nears closing the business case and obtaining board permission for formal authority to offer later this year.
PARIS 2019: CFM focuses on LEAP improvements during MAX grounding
CFM International is using the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX to catch up with deliveries of the aircraft’s LEAP-1B engine and develop long-term fixes for to address early in-service issues.
Rolls-Royce on track for UltraFan assembly in 2020 
Rolls-Royce has completed another key sub-assembly test for its future UltraFan engine family and, halfway through a year of critical demonstrations, said so far there are no show-stoppers to assembling the first complete engine in 2020.
Iceland’s Keflavik airport reopens for restricted flight tests
Iceland’s airport and air navigation services operator Isavia is re-opening Keflavik International Airport for the limited use of crosswind flight testing of new aircraft.
PARIS 2019: Boeing to have low profile at Paris; ‘extremely focused’ on MAX
On the eve of this year’s Paris Air Show Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) senior leadership is downplaying the likelihood of major orders or product announcements while the company remains laser focused on lifting the 737 MAX grounding.
Mitsubishi rebrands former MRJ90/70s as SpaceJet family aircraft 
As part of a major shake-up of its regional jet strategy, Mitsubishi Aircraft has rebranded the former MRJ90 as the SpaceJet M90 and has announced details of the stretched MRJ70 redesign, which will now be called the M100.
CFM working fix for LEAP-1B engine bearing issue 
CFM International is redesigning the bearing in the radial drive shaft of the LEAP-1B that powers the Boeing 737 MAX after five incidents in which an engine was shut down in-flight because an oil filter bypass warning light indicated in the cockpit.
New GE9X engine problem could delay first flight of 777X 
A problem detected during a factory test of GE Aviation’s GE9X turbofan engine could further delay the first flight of the Boeing 777X.
Airbus-Siemens agreement redefined as E-Fan X progresses
Airbus confirmed its exclusive collaboration agreement with Siemens to develop hybrid-electric propulsion systems for the experimental E-Fan X demonstrator and other vehicles is concluding a year ahead of schedule, but said the two companies will continue to partner on projects.
E-Thrust Concept
Airbus, SAS agree to study hybrid and electric technology
SAS Scandinavian Airlines has signed a research agreement with Airbus to study hybrid and electric aircraft technology.
Boeing finishes MAX proposed MCAS changes 
Boeing has edged closer to returning the grounded 737 MAX fleet to service by completing development of the proposed package of changes for the aircraft’s maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS) as well as associated simulator and training testing.
GE finishes final GE9X flight tests for Boeing 777X 
Final flight tests of GE Aviation’s GE9X turbofan engine have been completed on the company’s Boeing 747-400 flying testbed ahead of the engine’s first flight this summer on the 777-9, the initial version of the US aircraft manufacturer’s new 777X twinjet series.
Mitsubishi nears new configuration for MRJ70 redesign 
Mitsubishi Aircraft said a stretched redesign of what was formerly dubbed the MRJ70, a regional jet follow-on to the company’s in-development MRJ90, is a “realistic possibility” and expects to release new configuration details over coming weeks.
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