Porter Airlines Inc.’s bid to more than double its flight network by flying Bombardier Inc. jets from the Toronto island airport suffered a setback after the city said it needs more time to study the proposal.
Emirates is setting up a contest between Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc and a partnership of General Electric Co. and Pratt & Whitney for the contract to power 50 Airbus SAS A380s to eke better performance out of the engines.
Emirates, the world’s largest buyer of Airbus A380 aircraft, is exploring engine options for a batch of 50 additional superjumbos, handing Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc an opportunity to unseat a General Electric Co. and Pratt & Whitney joint venture that powers the existing jets.
The partnership of General Electric Co. and Pratt & Whitney is considering major upgrades to the engine powering Airbus SAS A380 super-jumbos as it seeks to maintain its market lead by improving fuel efficiency.
Airbus SAS may add winglets to the A380 to improve fuel efficiency and work with customers to pack more people onto the super-jumbo without sacrificing comfort in a bid to boost the profitability of flying the airliner.
Airbus SAS plans to sell a version of its A330 wide-body jet for regional routes with dense traffic as it seeks to broaden the appeal of the 20 year-old airliner and sharpen competition with Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner.
General Electric Co. is on the hunt for ways to build more than 85,000 fuel nozzles for its newest jet engine. Instead of assembling them from 20 different parts, it plans to create the units in one piece -- with 3-D printers.