Archive for January, 2017

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Boeing Reiterates Q3 Timing For Integrated Services Business

In brief: Boeing plans to have it stand-alone services unit up during the third quarter. The unit’s target is $50 billion in annual revenue. Today’s commercial services business stands at Read More

AerCap On Widebody Deferrals (Link)

AerCap CEO Aengus Kelly says “big deferrals” of widebody orders are on the horizon, but the overall impact will be minimal, Aviation Week reports. Why? Because deliveries are what count, Read More


Fractured Trent 700 Oil Pump Drive Shaft Eyed In AirAsia X Incident

In brief: Air AsiaX A330 crew shut down No. 2 engine after low oil-pressure warnings; vibration. Investigators found fractured oil pump drive shaft. There is no reported evidence of any Read More

Boeing’s Q4 (Links)

Boeing said on its fourth-quarter earnings call that it will decide this year whether to go ahead with a planned uptick in 787 production rate to 14/month. The company also Read More

A340-300 CFM56

Intertrade Results Point To Used-Parts Oversupply

In brief: USM specialist Intertrade’s sales are down, with little growth expected in ’17. Parent Rockwell Collins suggests too many players are crowding the market. A jump in retirements could Read More

British Airways 747s

747-400 Operators Push Back On Proposed Wing Spar Check Schedule

In brief: Crack and fuel leak led to FAA proposing 747-400 wing spar checks. Operators agree the work is needed, but are concerned with proposed deadlines. Suggestions include both later Read More

UAL CRJ-200s

United Sees ‘Long-Term’ Place For 50-Seaters

In brief: UAL will phase out 31 of its 233 50-seat RJ in 2017 yet sees place for some long-term. 747 capacity will be replaced by on-order 777-300ERs. No other fleet Read More

The 737 MAX10 (Link)

The 737MAX10’s success could hinge on convincing 757 operators that the newest offering is the closest thing they will get to a “Middle-Of-The-Market” (MOM) aircraft for a while, writes AirInsight. Boeing Read More

Airbus-China Airlines MRO Deal At A Glance (Link)

The recent MOU between Airbus and China Airlines/Taiwan Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering (TAMECO) will boost the airline’s internal capabilities as well as its third-party prospects. For the OEM, its boosts Read More

Ryanair 737-800s

Rising Dollar, Interest Rates Could Threaten Narrowbody Increases

In brief: Dollar’s strength seen as prime threat to narrowbody production-rate increase plans, Canaccord analysts said. 40% of backlog destined for Asia Threat not imminent, but changes in fundamentals, such as Read More

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