March 28, 2016
Swiss Air Lines expects to see its first Bombardier C-Series airline delivered by June, and to be in operational service with the type by the third quarter.
A Bombardier executive has signaled that the federal financial assistance currently being contemplated by the Canadian government would be welcome, but is not necessarily required to complete C-Series development.
Lufthansa Airlines has announced that it will not accept additional deliveries of A320 NEO aircraft until certain conditions - which have been communicated to Airbus - are met. The corrective actions being mandated by the airline are reportedly tied to engine issues, as well as airplane fault codes identified with the first aircraft. Lufthansa has received two A320 NEOs to date, but has formally accepted only the first aircraft in operational service.
GE Aircraft has been advertising how they have been able to employ "3D printing" technology to revolutionize the manufacture of fuel nozzles for its CFM International LEAP engines, replacing up to 20 separate parts with a single 3D printed design.