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  • 7/22/2016 - BOEING is taking $2.1b in after-tax charges to 2Q16 earnings related to 787, 747 and KC-46 Tanker programs.
  • 7/21/2016 - PEGASUS AIRLINES took delivery of the first LEAP-powered A320neo.
  • 7/19/2016 - ALERIS has new multi-year Airbus contract to supply aluminum plate and sheet, including wing skin material, starting 2017.
  • 7/18/2016 - FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW reports last week's 5-day trade exhibition hosted US$123.9b in business.
  • 7/15/2016 - BOEING is today marking its 100-year anniversary of its founding on July 15, 1916.

    SWISS began revenue service (Zurich-Paris CDG) with the first CS100.
  • 7/14/2016 - AIRBUS announced orders/commitments from NORWEGIAN for 30 A321LRs, AER LINGUS for two A330s, and SYNERGY AEROSPACE for 62 A320neo Family aircraft, and ended Farnborough with $35b worth of business for 279 aircraft.

    BOEING ended Farnborough with orders/commitments for 182 aircraft worth $26.8b.

    GE AVIATION and its joint venture companies, including CFM INTERNATIONAL, announced orders/commitments at Farnborough for >800 engines, plus TrueChoice maintenance contracts, worth >$25b.

    PANASONIC AVIONICS was selected by China Eastern to provide inflight broadband connectivity services for 84 aircraft.

    STRATA MANUFACTURING has Boeing contract to manufacture 787 vertical fins in Abu Dhabi.

    PRATT & WHITNEY secured Wizz Air order to supply PW1100G-JMs for 110 A320neos, plus purchase rights for 90 more; and 15-year Air Canada contract to provide PW1500G repair/overhaul for its 75 CS300s on order/option.

    MUBADALA and ROLLS-ROYCE teamed to establish an approved Trent maintenance facility and Trent XWB component manufacturing facility in Abu Dhabi.
  • 7/13/2016 - News from Farnborough-Day 3

    AIRBUS announced two orders late yesterday from AIRASIA for 100 LEAP-powered A321neos and GOAIR for 72 more A320neo Family aircraft (now 144).

    BOEING announced orders today from AIR EUROPA for 20 737 MAX-8s, RUILI AIRLINES for six 787-9s, and EGYPTAIR for nine 737-800s.

    AIRBUS plans in 2018 to cut A380 production from 2.5 to one per month.

    EFW booked launch order from DHL EXPRESS to convert four A330-300s to 26-pallet freighters.

    BOEING secured freighter conversion contracts from AIR ALGERIE, Bulgaria's CARGO AIR and Colombia's LAS CARGO for two 737-800s each and an unidentified customer for four 767s.

    STRATA MANUFACTURING has Airbus contract to supply A320 horizontal tail plane and A350-900 inboard flaps out of Abu Dhabi.

    MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT selected three partners to provide MRJ airframe MRO services in North America and Asia: MRO JAPAN, PEMCO WORLD AIR SERVICES and HAECO AMERICAS.

    ROCKWELL COLLINS was selected by Embraer to offer its HGS as option for E2s.

    GE AVIATION finalized supplier agreements with IHI (LPT components/fan mid-shaft), SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES (forward fan case/turbine rear frame/blades) and SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS (LPC/fan case) for GE9X.

    Turkey's TRJET selected ROCKWELL COLLINS (Pro Line Fusion avionics), HEGGEMANN AEROSPACE (landing gear) and LIEBHERR-AEROSPACE (air management system) as suppliers for TRJ328 and TRP328.

    AIRBUS demonstrated use of drones for aircraft visual inspections.

    AERCAP signed lease agreements for 27 aircraft in 2Q16 vs 103 in 2Q15.
  • 7/12/2016 - News from Farnborough-Day 2

    US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES passed legislation to extend FAA funding through 3Q17.

    EMBRAER forecasts delivery of 6,400 70-to-130-seat commercial jets worth US$300b in 2016-2035.

    ATR forecasts delivery of 2,800 commercial turboprop aircraft over next 20 years.

    AIRBUS predicts global commercial aviation aftermarket spend will total $3t over next 20 years.

    CALC agreed to order 30 ARJ21-700s, and option 30, for lease to an Indonesian-based airline.

    BOEING announced orders from TUI GROUP for 10 737 MAX-8s and one 787-9, ALC for six 737 MAX-8s, KUNMING AIRLINES for 10 737 MAX-7s, and unidentified Chinese customer for 30 737s.

    AIRBUS announced orders from GERMANIA for 25 A320neos, WOW AIR for four A321s, ARKIA for four A330-900neos, JETSTAR PACIFIC for 10 A320ceos, and AIR CÔTE D'IVOIRE for an A320neo.

    EMBRAER announced firm orders from ARKIA for six E195-E2s, KALSTAR AVIATION for five E190-E2s, and NORDIC AVIATION CAPITAL for four more E190s.

    ROCKTON signed LOI to order 10 MRJ90s for delivery starting in 2020, and option 10.

    VOLGA-DNEPR GROUP finalized deal to acquire 20 747-8Fs from Boeing; four have been delivered.

    ROLLS-ROYCE was selected by Gulf Air to supply Trent 1000s for 10 787-9s on order.

    QATAR AIRWAYS agreed to acquire 10% of LATAM AIRLINES GROUP for US$613m.

    PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA was selected by Antonov to supply new version of the PW150A for AN-132 aircraft production program, and by TRJet to develop new PW127 for TRP328 turboprop.

    LUFTHANSA TECHNIK was selected by Pratt & Whitney to join the GTF MRO network.

    AFI KLM E&M was selected by Thai Airways International to provide A350 component support.

    TRIUMPH GROUP named MaryLou Thomas as EVP-Aerospace Structures.

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