Aircraft News - North America.For more aircraft news, data, fleets and analysis, please go to: http://www.airguideonline.com/professional.htm Jul 31, 2006
EU says U.S. tries to unfairly influence subsidy talks. EU officials say the U.S. is trying to tilt possible talks over aircraft subsidies too heavily in Boeing's favor. The U.S. and the EU brought the dispute to the World Trade Organization in 2005 but both say they would prefer a negotiated agreement. European Union European Union (EU), name given since the ratification (Nov., 1993) of the Treaty of European Union, or Maastricht Treaty, to the
European Community trade chief Peter Mandelson The Rt Hon. Peter Benjamin Mandelson (born 21 October 1953) is the current British Commissioner of the European Union for Trade. Before taking this post, he was a British Labour politician, and served as Member of Parliament for Hartlepool for twelve years. said the United States was trying to give Boeing too great an advantage in possible talks to resolve a row with European plane maker Airbus over state subsidies. Jul 25, 2006
B/E Aerospace reports strong Q2 as carriers upgrade cabins. Airplane interior maker B/E Aerospace reports stronger second-quarter operating earnings Operating Earnings
Profits after subtracting expenses such as marketing, cost of goods sold, administration and general operating costs from revenue.
Tax and interest expenses are not subtracted - operating earnings are synonymous with EBIT (earnings before , attributing the increase to moves by many major carriers to upgrade aircraft cabins. Sales rose 31% in the quarter, B/E says. Jul 27, 2006
Boeing said design enhancements that increase the short-field performance of the 737NG earned US FAA certification this week after a four-month test program. The improvements allow carriers to fly increased payload at airports with runways shorter than 5,000 ft. and include a two-position tail skid that reduces approach speeds, sealed leading-edge slats for lift and increased spoiler spoiler: see airplane.
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2. deflection on the ground. The features are standard on the dash 900ER and optional on the dash 600, dash 700 and dash 800. Gol is the launch customer for the short-field performance package. Other operators who have placed orders are Alaska Airlines, Air Europe, Air India, EgyptAir, GECAS GECAS General Electric Commercial Aviation Services , Hapagfly, Japan Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Sky Airlines and Turkish Airlines. EASA EASA European Aviation Safety Agency
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EASA European Academic Software Award certification is expected soon, the manufacturer said. Jul 28, 2006
Boeing signed Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS (1) (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, www.sas.com) A software company that specializes in data warehousing and decision support software based on the SAS System. Founded in 1976, SAS is one of the world's largest privately held software companies. See SAS System. to supply the environmental control system for the 747-8. Jul 28, 2006
Boeing reports big second-quarter loss on one-time charges. Boeing reported a second-quarter net loss of $160 million, a significant decline from net income of $532 million a year ago owing to more than $1 billion in one-time charges related to delays in its Airborne Early Warning The detection of enemy air or surface units by radar or other equipment carried in an airborne vehicle, and the transmitting of a warning to friendly units. Also called AEW. & Control surveillance program and a previously announced settlement with the US Justice Dept. in two criminal cases.The company stressed that its outlook is strong, pointing to robust sales in its Commercial Airplanes business, which enjoyed record orders last year and has booked 487 gross orders so far in 2006. "This quarter's charges overshadowed certain solid fundamentals that reflect our commitment to providing exceptional value for all stakeholders," Chairman, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Jim McNerney said. Revenues for the second quarter rose 2% year-over-year to $15 billion. Operating loss operating loss
The excess of operating expenses over revenue. As with operating income, operating losses exclude revenues and expenses from operations that are not considered a regular part of the business. Also called deficit. Compare operating income. was $48 million, a major decline from operating earnings of $818 million in the year-ago period. Jul 27, 2006
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Boeing Commercial Airplanes is a unit of The Boeing Company, based in Renton, Washington consisting of the Seattle-based former Boeing Airplane Company (the civil airliner division), as well as the Long Beach-based Douglas Aircraft division of the former McDonnell Douglas unit posted $719 million in operating income Operating Income
The profit realized from a business' own operations.
This would not include income from things such as investments in other firms. Also referred to as operating profit or recurring profit. for the quarter, 51.4% above $475 million last year, on a 10% jump in revenues to $7.11 billion. The manufacturer delivered 97 commercial aircraft in the quarter, 14% more than the 85 delivered in the 2005 period. Contractual backlog rose to $142 billion as it booked 311 gross orders. For the six months ended June 30, Boeing recorded net income of $532 million, a 52% decline from net income of $1.1 billion in the year-ago period, on a 7% rise in revenues to $29.3 billion. Jul 27, 2006
Boeing reaffirmed its bullish air cargo forecast this week, projecting that the world freighter fleet will nearly double from 1,789 to 3,563 by 2025. Factoring in retirements, it estimates 2,983 freighters will be added to the global commercial fleet over the next 20 years. Some 62% of those additions will be widebodies. Jul 27, 2006
Boeing Reports Loss After Government Settlement. Boeing on Wednesday reported a quarterly loss as it took USD USD
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The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. $1.1 billion of previously announced charges to settle government investigations into its defense unit and to cover the costs of delayed surveillance aircraft. Jul 26, 2006
Boeing to close Anaheim plant, but says no layoffs planned. Boeing will close its space and defense plant in Anaheim, Calif., and move its 3,000 workers to Huntington Beach, Calif., by the end of the decade. The company does not plan to lay off any workers at this time, a spokeswoman said. Jul 24, 2006
Volunteers restoring historic B-29. Volunteers are restoring a B-29 Superfortress inside a Boeing hangar in Wichita and hope to return the plane to flying condition. The bomber will be put on display for the public in September. Jul 24, 2006
Boeing, Southwest Airlines
Boeing celebrated the delivery of its 2,000th 737NG, a dash 700 for Southwest Airlines. The 737NG has been in service since 1998. Jul 27, 2006
Cessna Aircraftposts higher Q2 profits. Cessna says second-quarter profits rose to $153 million from $121 million the previous year, due to favorable pricing and higher business jet volume. The company also says it will announce new aircraft models later this year. Jul 24, 2006
Delta Air Lines, Aeromexico
Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico formed an MRO MRO
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The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. partnership through which their respective maintenance divisions, Delta TechOps and Aeromexico Maintenance and Engineering, will market and perform MRO services jointly. In addition, Delta will be the exclusive MRO provider for Aeromexico's CFM56-7s and 131-9B APUs while AM will provide heavy MRO for DL's MD-88s. Jul 28, 2006
FAA to certify first VLJ VLJ Very Light Jet (aircraft) . A cheap, light and fast jet -- Eclipse Aviation's E500 -- will be the first of its kind to obtain a provisional certification from the Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), component of the U.S. Department of Transportation that sets standards for the air-worthiness of all civilian aircraft, inspects and licenses them, and regulates civilian and military air traffic through its air traffic control . The VLJ, or Very Light Jet, certification is said to be one of the greatest aviation achievements in years. Industry experts say VLJs will become a significant part of the aircraft market in the coming years. Jul 27, 2006
Embraer, Mellon Leasing
Mellon Leasing announced the sale of three ex-Comair Embraer 120s to Everts Everts may refer to:
Embraer, Republic Airlines
Republic to launch Embraer 175 in US markets. Republic Airlines reached a purchase agreement for 30 Embraer 175s, expanding its existing service contract with US Airways and making it the US launch customer for the 86-seat jet.The Regional currently operates 28 170s for US Airways. The 175s, which will be delivered in 2007 and 2008, will be operated under a 12-year capacity purchase contract that stipulates US will continue to supply fuel at no cost to its partner. Republic Airlines is a subsidiary of Republic Airways, the US launch customer for the 170 with 106 firm orders and 75 options for 170s/175s. Jul 25, 2006
General Electric, OnPoint Solutions
General Electric said it received more than $2.5 billion in engine orders and OnPoint Solutions service agreements at Farnborough. Among the deals were a 10-year, $40 million OnPoint accord with Egypt's AMC Airlines for service on its CFM56-7B-powered 737-800s, GEnx orders from ILFC ILFC International Lease Finance Corporation
ILFC International Lunar Finance Commission (TV show: Space: 1999) and Emirates and a $195 million TAP Portugal order for CF6s to power five A330s along with a nine-year service agreement. CFM International said it logged approximately $850 million in orders for its CFM56 family at the show. Jul 24, 2006
Think tank endorsing F-22 has ties to subcontractor. Pentagon documents show a think tank backing development of the F-22 Raptor fighter jet is led by a former Navy admiral with connections to one of the plane's subcontractors. Dennis Blair is president of the Institute for Defense Analyses The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) runs three federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) focusing on defense and scientific issues. Centers
The IDA Studies and Analyses FFRDC is co-located with IDA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. and a board member of subcontractor EDO Edo: see Tokyo, Japan. Corp. Jul 26, 2006
Raytheon Q2 climbs 54%, may sell aircraft unit. Raytheon reports second-quarter net income of $310 million, up from $201 million a year earlier. The company says it's looking at options for its Raytheon Aircraft unit that could include selling or spinning off the business to shareholders. Jul 27, 2006
Rockwell Collins completed the acquisition of Evans & Sutherland's simulation business for $71.5 million. Jul 26, 2006