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Emirates Clark: no reliability - no new Airbus/Boeing jets for us

Emirates’ President Tim Clark is running out of patience when it comes to continuous engine and aircraft performance setbacks. Speaking with reporters on September 4, 2019, Clark expressed his weariness of reliability challenges with new aircraft and said that the airline would not take delivery of new Airbus and Boeing jets unless the plane makers and engine manufacturers – Rolls-Royce, General Electric – get their act together...


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Boeing 777X first flight delayed as GE redesigns GE9X component

GE Aviation revealed on June 17, 2019, that it is redesigning a part for the in-development GE9X engine set to power the Boeing 777X after an issue with the component was detected during recent testing. The upgrades mean certification of the engine is unlikely to take place until Autumn 2019 and will delay the maiden flight of the 777X by “several months” as the necessary fixes are applied....


AeroTime Team
Boom, Aerion & Spike head-to-head in supersonic jet race

Three upstart companies – Boom Supersonic, Aerion and Spike Aerospace – seem to be edging closer towards the reintroduction of supersonic flight for civilians. Firm believers in the commercial success of transoceanic routes, all three companies have received orders for their aircraft and hope to start delivering them in the mid-2020s....


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First supersonic business jet on track to fly in 2023

Supersonic jet maker Aerion revealed a concrete timeline for the final stages in the development of its first supersonic business jet – the AS2 – saying it is “on track” for first test flight in 2023. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Chinese spy accused of stealing US aviation secrets

GE Aviation finds itself at the epicenter of China-United State espionage thriller. A Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) operative was arrested in Belgium, extradited to the United States and charged with attempting to steal industrial secrets from American aerospace companies, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) said on October 10, 2018....


Clement Charpentreau
Southwest increases engine inspections after more cracks found

Another cracked blade was found in one of Southwest aircraft engines, and four to five cracks - in engines of other carriers. The discovery follows an inspection carried out by General Electric. Consequently, Southwest is intensifying a frequency of shop visits for its planes....


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Vistara inks $3.1 billion worth of deals with Airbus and Boeing

India’s domestic carrier Vistara has come to the agreement to place firm orders for 13 Airbus and six Boeing jetliners, in a $3.1 billion worth deal....


Boeing signs distribution agreement for GE helicopter engines
Clement Charpentreau
Boeing signs distribution agreement for GE helicopter engines

Boeing, through its subsidiary Aviall, announced it signed a multi-year parts distribution agreement with GE Aviation to support the T700 engine on April 26, 2018. Under this agreement, Aviall will market and distribute components needed to support the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the GE T700 engine models that power civil and international military helicopters for customers in more than 30 countries....


Clement Charpentreau
GE will help China Eastern Airlines with data analytics

General Electric Aviation reached an agreement with China Eastern Airlines (CEA) to act as a consultant in digital analytics solution for the company’s fleet....