January 25, 2016
Dashing hopes at Bombardier for a possible C-Series sale, United Airlines announced that it will order 40 single-aisle airlines from Boeing instead - placing an order for 737-700 models. Bombardier continues to be in the running, however, for a possible sale to Delta Air Lines.
Boeing also announced the sale of 33 737-800 models to Southwest Airlines this past week.
Airbus delivered its first A320 NEO to Lufthansa this past week.
Pratt & Whitney, which produces the Geared TurboFan (TM) engines which power the A320 NEO, announced a reshuffle in its top management as the NEO reaches production. Pratt & Whitney President Paul Adams will be retiring, replaced by Robert Leduc.
Embraer has begun production of parts for its first E195-E2 prototype. The first E190-E2 prototype, meanwhile, is expected to roll-out on February 25th.