Monday, May 1, 2017

Single Aisle News - May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

Boeing has petitioned the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate whether Bombardier engaged in "predatory pricing" due to Canadian government assistance in the development of the C-Series.

The Bombardier CS100 has obtained steep approach approval European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada, allowing Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines to become the first to operate the C-Series out of London City Airport later this year.

Iceland's WOW air has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 NEO, delivered by an agreement with Air Lease Corporation.

Airbus has delivered 35 A320 NEO aircraft so far this year, bringing the total number of NEO aircraft delivered to 103 since January of last year.

Airbus' finance director Harald Wilhelm has suggested that "we still need to see proof coming through" demonstrating that Pratt & Whitney's repairs to the Geared TurboFan engine would fully correct the engine's reliability issues.

Spirit Airlines has deferred its scheduled 2018 deliveries of the Airbus A320 NEO to 2019, to provide more time for reliability problems with the airplane's Pratt & Whitney Geared TurboFan engines to be sorted out.

Boeing is reportedly preparing its suppliers to accelerate production of the 737 MAX from one a month this year to more than 50 per month two years from now.

Mitsubishi Aircraft is expecting to showcase its Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft at this year's Paris Air Show for the first time.

Mitsubishi Aircraft is relying heavily on foreign experts to help pave the way for certification for its MRJ aircraft, now in flight test.

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