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Sean Broderick

Aviation Week
Trent XWB
EASA directive to order inspection of Trent XWB engine mounts 
Airbus A350-900 operators will be ordered to inspect Rolls-Royce XWB front engine mount components after revised analysis by Rolls revealed that high stress in certain conditions could significantly reduce the parts’ service life.
Analysts: MAX return-to-service will not trigger overcapacity 
The inevitable spike in capacity when the Boeing 737 MAX returns to service will be absorbed by a combination of demand and more retirements, analysts at Canaccord Genuity conclude.
Air Canada Airbus A220-300
Air Canada’s first A220 routes to support transborder market growth 
Air Canada will deploy its initial Airbus A220-300s on two new routes that support its long-term strategies of growing transborder revenues and driving more intercontinental connecting traffic through its hubs.
Air Transat Boeing 737-800
Air Canada raises Air Transat bid, secures key shareholder approval 
Air Canada increased its bid for Air Transat, garnering support from the acquisition target’s largest shareholder and increasing the chances the tie-up will be approved later this month.
Air Lease 2Q net income up 11%; delivery delays lift narrowbody rates
Air Lease Corp. (ALC) posted second-quarter consolidated net income of $128.3 million, up 11.4% from $115.2 million in the year-ago quarter.
Boeing still eyes MAX return to service in early 4Q 
Boeing’s final package of 737 MAX changes remains on track for handover to FAA in about a month, keeping the company hopeful that the model will be cleared to fly again this year, CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Aug. 7.
GOL counting on new MAX models to minimize costs 
Brazilian LCC GOL Airlines is betting on a rapid increase in its Boeing 737 MAX fleet in 2020 to help it keep costs in check as it continues to grow.
Volaris continues growth plans with 22% 2Q capacity boost
Mexico’s Volaris is pressing on with an aggressive growth strategy that relies on converting bus passengers into air travelers with low base fares, fueling its expansion with high utilization rates to keep costs down.
GE Aviation takes financial hit on MAX disruption; makes GE9X progress 
GE’s aviation businesses are seeing some financial disruptions related to the Boeing 737 MAX grounding but expect the issues to fade once the model is back in service, deliveries resume and production ramps up.
Fixing latest MAX computer issue will not involve hardware changes 
Fixing the latest Boeing 737 MAX flight control system anomaly flagged by FAA will not require hardware changes, and design differences between the MAX and its 737NG predecessor mean the issue presents far less risk on older 737s, ATW has confirmed.
Spirit Aero keeps 737 fuselage production rate at 52/month 
Spirit AeroSystems plans to continue producing Boeing 737 fuselages at a 52/month rate for the foreseeable future, storing extra inventory now and burning it off once Boeing ramps production up sometime in 2020.
AerCap 2Q net income up 23% on strong demand
Dublin-based lessor AerCap posted second-quarter net income of $331.5 million, up 23% year-over-year (YOY).
Air Canada MAX
Air Canada posts strong 2Q results on MAX capacity replacement plans 
Air Canada shook off the absence of its Boeing 737 MAXs to post record second-quarter revenue and boost capacity.
Bloomberg: Airbus, Boeing production rates holding steady 
Shifting macro trends will combine to keep Airbus and Boeing from raising production rates past currently announced levels and hold book-to-bill rates below 1 for the next few years, analysts at Bloomberg Intelligence (BI) conclude.
2019 World Airline Report North America analysis 
Despite business challenges, North American airlines remain the ones to beat.
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