AIN Air Transport Perspective » April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011 - 11:00am
Plans call for the PW1524G on the test stand during Pratt & Whitney’s Media D...

Thanks in large part to the emergence of the PW1000G PurePower Geared TurboFan, Pratt & Whitney has staged what some might consider a stunning reversal in fortunes since its failure to win a place on the Boeing 787 and the well documented trials of the PW6000 just a few years back.

April 15, 2011 - 10:45am
The World Trade Organization has ruled that Boeing’s new 787 airliner has ben...

Neither the U.S. nor the European sides are giving an inch in the prolonged legal, political and public relations battles over allegedly illegal aerospace subsidies. The World Trade Organization’s March 31 ruling on Airbus’s complaint about alleged subsidies to Boeing has already prompted an indignant European Union to appeal on the grounds that it doesn’t sufficiently damn U.S. conduct. As of press time, the U.S.

April 15, 2011 - 10:30am
A five-foot tear developed along the lap joint in the top of the fuselage of ...

Operators of certain Boeing 737 Classics will need to perform eddy current inspections on parts of their fuselages every 500 flight cycles, forcing interruptions to their service at much more frequent intervals than anyone had originally envisioned.

April 15, 2011 - 10:15am
Search teams found large pieces of the wreckage of Air France Flight 447 at t...

Investigators from the French BEA (Bureau d’Enquetes et d’Analyses) are preparing to recover the wreckage of Air France Flight 447, the remains of which search crews found on April 3. All 228 aboard the Airbus A330-200 flying from Rio to Paris died when it crashed on June 1, 2009.

April 15, 2011 - 10:00am
New plans call for the Pratt & Whitney-powered A320neo to reach the market si...

Airbus has moved forward by six months its target to introduce the A320neo, in effect pre-empting any word from Boeing about its choice of whether to re-engine the 737 or introduce a new “clean-sheet” design. John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer for customers, said he thinks the U.S.

 

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