Embraer SA won orders for 100 upgraded regional jets from SkyWest Inc. and 50 from American International Group Inc.’s leasing unit, a boost for the planemaker’s strategy of refreshing its lineup instead of building an all-new aircraft.
United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt & Whitney unit and its subcontractors will pay the entire cost of grounding the Pentagon’s F-35B fighters in January because of a propulsion-system flaw, the unit’s top official said.
The Swedish air force plans to decide whether to upgrade or replace its fleet of eight Lockheed Martin Corp. C-130 transport planes as part of a 10-year strategic program due to be formalized next year.
The rivalry over engine sales for more than 1,100 narrow-body jets flared anew when a fuel-saving claim by a General Electric Co.-Safran SA joint venture spurred Pratt & Whitney to denounce the assertion as “garbage.”
U.S. regulators want to tighten oversight of aircraft-industry suppliers, such as the subcontractors that helped Boeing Co. design and build the 787’s batteries, to reflect lessons learned from the plane’s grounding.
The House Appropriations Committee today approved a Pentagon budget with $98.3 billion for weapons, less than the Pentagon’s request, while adding money for Blackhawk helicopters made by United Technologies Corp. and Patriot missile interceptors from Lockheed Martin Corp.
The House panel responsible for defense expenditures plans to approve a $98.3 billion weapons request for fiscal 2014 that adds money for Blackhawk helicopters made by United Technologies Corp. and Patriot missile interceptors from Lockheed Martin Corp.