June 6, 2017
Bombardier officials have revealed that Korean Air Lines will be the first C-Series customer to receive an airplane outfitted with updated Pratt & Whitney engines to address durability issues.
Bombardier has delivered its first CS300 aircraft to airBaltic, making the airline the second customer to receive the larger model of the C-Series.
Industry analysts continue to point out that Boeing's decision to challenge Bombardier's C-Series pricing practices likely puts in jeopardy profits from planned F/A-18 fighter sales to Canada - profits that would out-strip Boeing's supposed loss in 737 sales to Delta Air lines by two-to-one.
Reviewers have underscored how Boeing's legal challenge against Bombardier's C-Series only highlights how superior the C-Series offering is.
Pratt & Whitney has certified the engines for the Embraer E175-E2 and Mitsubishi Regional Jet aircraft with the FAA - the smallest members of its Geared TurboFan engine family.
Embraer has increased its official range projections for the E190-E2 regional jet, based on better than expected performance in flight test.
Embraer as offering its E195-E2 as a solution to JetBlue Airways' concerns over range and capacity limitations in the current E190 regional jet aircraft.
Mitsubishi Aircraft expects to accelerate its flight test program for the MRJ90 regional jet this summer, in an effort to recover some of the time lost due to previous delays.
Norwegian has been informed that its first delivery for the Boeing 737 MAX-8 has been delayed until the end of June.
Indonesia's Lion Air is being courted as the potential inaugural customer for the proposed Boeing 737 MAX-10 - a new stretched version of the MAX family.
China's leaders has called upon their German counterparts to help smooth the way for certification of the C919 single aisle aircraft with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney has warned that Rolls-Royce will likely face a patent battle if it attempts to offer its UltraFan geared turbofan engine to power Boeing's anticipated Middle of the Market (MoM) or New Midsized Aircraft (NMA).