September 21, 2015
Despite a recent bump in stock values as the C-Series nears production, analysts are warning that the sales outlook for the C-Series has become less rosy as cheaper oil prices have made used aircraft more attractive.
Airbus has announced a new short-field enhancement package for its A320 NEO. The package, which focuses on composite panel modifications of the root fairing, improves lift and short field performance.
Boeing has released more pictures of its first 737 MAX prototype, now under assembly. Their latest press release emphasizes that the new winglet design seen on the MAX will offer a 1.8% fuel efficiency advantage over the winglets found in previous 737 designs.
Pratt & Whitney has won orders with Sichuan Airlines for the supply of PW1100G engines to equip their A320 NEO aircraft now on order. Sichuan Airlines has 15 purchased and 9 leased aircraft on order. This is Pratt & Whitney's first direct sale of its PW1100G engine to a Chinese carrier. The A320 NEO offers a choice of two engine options: the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G Geared Turbofan(TM) and the CFM International LEAP-1A.