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Airbus To Build Upgraded A320s in Alabama

wsj.com — Airbus Group NV will begin building its upgraded version of the A320 with new engines at its Mobile, Ala., final assembly line once production methods are proven at its Hamburg, Germany, facility, its North American unit chairman said Friday. The U.S. facility, which will deliver its first current generation A320 to JetBlue Airways Corp.

Boeing’s Profit Rises, Along With Costs for Dreamliner

wsj.com — Boeing Co. said its first-quarter profit rose 38% on growth in its commercial-airlines segment. Earnings beat Wall Street expectations. Shares, which have risen 18% this year through Tuesday's close, edged up less than 1% premarket. Boeing's results have been buoyed by strong commercial-jet demand in recent quarters, despite...

Boeing Expected to Post Profit, Revenue Growth--Earnings Preview

nasdaq.com — By Jon Ostrower & Doug Cameron Boeing Co. is scheduled to announce its first quarter-quarter earnings before the market opens Wednesday. Here's what you need to know: EARNINGS FORECAST: Net profit for the quarter of $1.76 a share is the consensus of analysts, according to FactSet, compared with $1.28 a year prior.

Machinists Union Cancels April 22 Boeing South Carolina Vote

wsj.com — Boeing Co.'s largest union canceled a planned April 22 unionization vote at the company's South Carolina facilities, according to a union official. The cancellation, announced Friday, is a major setback for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which filed its petition for the vote with the National Labor Relations Board in March, kicking off a vitriolic fight with the aerospace giant over forming a...

All Nippon Dreamliner to Fly as R2-D2 in ‘Star Wars’ Promotion

blogs.wsj.com — Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto. In a promotional stunt that threatens to overload the circuits of aviation enthusiasts and "Star Wars" fans alike, Japan's All Nippon Airways Co. and Walt Disney Co. franchise "Star Wars" are teaming up to paint one of the airline's Boeing Co. 787-9 Dreamliners like iconic "Star Wars" droid R2-D2.

Machinists May Cancel Vote on Unionizing Boeing Plant in South Carolina

wsj.com — The union seeking to organize 3,175 Boeing Co. jet assembly staff at the company's nonunion South Carolina factories said it will decide by week's end if it will cancel a planned April 22 vote, a union official said Tuesday.

At Boeing, Innovation Means Small Steps, Not Giant Leaps

wsj.com — RENTON, Wash.-After a turbulent decade, Boeing Co. is rethinking its formula for innovation. The 99-year-old aerospace giant long has focused on developing new technologies that it reserved for big projects every 15 years or so to craft the fastest-and farthest-flying jetliners-such as its 787 Dreamliner. Today, Boeing is centering...

Embraer Tugged by Brazil’s Economic Woes

wsj.com — Embraer SA's financial fortunes are being tugged in opposite directions by the slide in the real and the Brazilian government's budget woes, said the plane maker's chief executive. This year's currency depreciation could help a major upgrade of Embraer's regional jets to come in under budget, but the company faces a potential headwind if the Brazilian Air Force slows spending on its new KC-390 military transport aircraft.

United Shifts Two-Crew Cockpit Policy on Certain Boeing Jets

wsj.com — The parent of United Airlines said Friday it had dropped a policy allowing a single pilot to remain in the cockpit of some of its Boeing Co. jetliners, and now required two crew members be present at all times.

Germanwings crash throws spotlight on cockpit security

bdlive.co.za — AVIATION regulators outside the US took steps to require two crew members be in the cockpit at all times during flights, while a number of airlines revised their existing practices ahead of any formal action.
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Apr 24, 2015

PwC ranks states for aerospace competitiveness. Wash., S.C. & Ala. don't crack top 10. Hm. pwc.to/1E0BqTb pic.twitter.com/oZIHt3lipz

Apr 24, 2015

RT @FG_Defence: Latest: ​Flightglobal reshapes Flight International leadership team bit.ly/1DrSe34



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