Airbus SAS has handed over the last A318 plane left in its backlog to a corporate VIP customer, leaving its smallest and least successful model without remaining orders for the first time in 10 years of production.
Chaker A. Chahrour, executive vice president of CFM International, comments on Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd.’s C919, the nation’s first large passenger aircraft program. He spoke in Beijing yesterday.
United Technologies Corp. ’s Pratt & Whitney unit accused jet-engine maker Rolls-Royce Group Plc of unfairly using patent litigation to keep it from re-entering the biggest segment of the commercial-airline market.
AirAsia Bhd. said it will run a contest to pick an engine supplier for its latest crop of Airbus A320 planes rather than automatically select its normal supplier, a General Electric Co. and Safran SA venture.
Boeing Co. won an order for 60 of its upgraded single-aisle 737s from Aviation Capital Group LLC, a deal with a $6 billion catalog value that pushed purchases of the new jet past the planemaker’s full-year goal.
General Electric Co., the world’s largest jet-engine maker, may reach an agreement to buy aerospace-parts supplier Avio SpA from Cinven Ltd. this week, according to two people familiar with the matter.