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Boeing latest Market Outlook predicts demand for 41,000 new aircraft by 2041

American planemaker Boeing has released it’s annual Commercial Market Outlook (CMO) in which it projects a demand for 41,000 new aircraft through 2041, underlining the industry’s resilience against the global pandemic. This equates to a US$7.2 trillion value, at today’s figures, for delivered aircraft, half of which will be used to replace existing planes in order to improve fuel efficiencies and sustainability. Of the 41, 000 aircraft to be delivered, it is estimated that 75% will be narrow-body jets and 18% will be wide-body aircraft, while Boeing estimates that US$3.6 trillion of the demand will be for Boeing related products beyond aircraft, including maintenance and modifications such as converted freighters; digital solutions that increase efficiency and reduce cost; and effective training to enable the supply of pilots and technicians.

"Despite the unprecedented disruption over the past two years, the aviation industry has shown incredible resilience adapting to the challenge," said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing's Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing. "The 2022 CMO draws upon our expertise forecasting market trends to demonstrate the strong demand for new airplanes and related services in the coming decades, providing a waypoint as the industry continues to navigate its recovery."

The CMO also predicts continued robust demand for dedicated freighters to support global supply chains and growing express networks. Carriers will need 2,800 additional freighters overall, including 940 new wide-body models in addition to converted narrow-body and wide-body freighters over the forecast period. Boeing estimates that Asian markets will account for 40% of long-term global demand for jets, and 20% each for Europe and North America. The company sees South-east Asia fleet growth at 6.2% annually, while the region’s fleet size should quadruple thanks to demand from Indian carriers.

This year's CMO excludes any forecast for airplane deliveries to Russia due to sanctions against aircraft exports. This has ‘reduced’ global 20-year demand by about 1,500 airplanes when compared to last year's CMO.

Delta selects largest Boeing 737 MAX model, ordering 100 737-10s with options for 30 more jets

Delta Air Lines will modernise its single-aisle fleet with the highly efficient 737 MAX to meet demand as well as its long-term sustainability goals. In a signing ceremony at the Farnborough International Airshow, Boeing and Delta Air Lines confirmed that the carrier is ordering 100 737-10 jets – selecting the largest member of the 737 MAX family – with options for an additional 30 airplanes.

"The Boeing 737-10 will be an important addition to Delta's fleet as we shape a more sustainable future for air travel, with an elevated customer experience, improved fuel efficiency and best-in-class performance," said Ed Bastian, Delta's Chief Executive Officer. "These new aircraft provide superior operating economics and network flexibility and the agreement reflects our prudent approach to deploying our capital."

The 737-10 will provide Delta Air Lines with the best per-seat economics of any single-aisle Boeing model, reducing fuel use and emissions by 20-30% compared to the airplanes it replaces. The jet can cover 99% of single-aisle routes around the world, seating up to 230 passengers with a maximum range of 3,300 nautical miles.

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ANA and Satair sign long-term agreement for multi-fleet IMS solution

Satair, an Airbus Services company and All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, have signed an agreement under which Satair expands its Integrated Material Services (IMS) solution to deliver expendable material used on ANA’s non-Airbus fleet. In addition, the agreement extends the existing long-term IMS contract for ANA’s A320 and A380 fleet for a multi-year period.

Satair is the exclusive supplier of expendable material to ANA and has delivered Integrated Material Services for the airline’s A320 fleet since 2017 and A380 fleet since 2019. With this new agreement, ANA becomes the first customer to use Satair’s IMS solution on a multi-fleet scale.

Rolls-Royce and British airline flypop sign TotalCare agreement

Rolls-Royce and new British low-cost airline flypop have signed a TotalCare® service agreement for Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines that will power four Airbus A330ceo aircraft.

The agreement is the first to be signed between Rolls-Royce and flypop and will provide the airline with predictability and reliability for the services and maintenance of the fleet.

As Rolls-Royce’s flagship service offering, TotalCare covers off-wing repair and overhaul and is designed to provide operational certainty for customers by transferring time on wing and maintenance cost risk back to Rolls-Royce. It will also deliver enhanced aircraft availability thanks to Rolls-Royce’s in-depth engine knowledge that draws on our advanced engine health monitoring.

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Boeing and GAMECO sign first comprehensive materials management agreement in China

Boeing and Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co. (GAMECO) have signed a five-year Integrated Materials Management (IMM) programme contract. The agreement marks the first time Boeing will provide a comprehensive materials-management solution in mainland China.

Boeing’s new five-year programme will provide demand planning, on-site personnel and logistics services to support GAMECO’s operations to optimise materials purchase and inventory costs and also improve production service levels. This contract further expands the partnership between Boeing and GAMECO, which have worked together on passenger-to-freighter conversions for standard and wide-body aircraft, including the 737-800 Boeing Converted-Freighter (BCF) and 767-300BCF lines as well as 777/737 landing gear overhaul. GAMECO’s performance has helped Boeing improve and expand conversion services to customers worldwide. In addition, the cooperation has helped GAMECO strengthen its maintenance capabilities and achieve strategic priorities.

Aergo Capital delivers one A320-200 to Batik Air Indonesia

Aergo Capital (Aergo) has delivered one Airbus A320-200 aircraft bearing manufacturer serial number 4457, to Batik Air Indonesia, a member of Lion Group. This makes for the second Lion Air Group delivery in the space of two weeks for Aergo Capital.

The aircraft was formerly operated by an Asian based airline, it was acquired by Aergo Capital as an off-lease asset from another Irish based Lessor. Aergo Capital subsequently placed the aircraft on lease with Batik Air Indonesia.  

Pratt & Whitney to open India engineering centre in 2023

Pratt & Whitney has announced the establishment of a state-of-the-art India Engineering Centre (IEC) in Bengaluru, India which is slated to commence operation in January 2023. The new centre will focus on providing contract engineering services. The IEC is expected to employ 500 engineers and professionals when fully staffed.

As part of Pratt & Whitney’s integrated global engineering operations, the IEC will work closely with centres in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Poland. The IEC has begun recruiting its first tranche of engineers and professionals.

The centre will be co-located in Yelahanka, Bengaluru, with the existing Pratt & Whitney India Capability Centre (ICC). The ICC is a world-class global supply chain support and operations centre, established in 2022 as part of United Technologies Corporation India Pvt Ltd (UTCIPL), employing nearly 200 staff.

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Lufthansa signs order for GE9X, GE90 engines to power cargo fleet

The Lufthansa Group has announced an order for a combined total of 18 GE9X and GE90 engines to power its fleet of long-haul Boeing 777 freight aircraft.

Lufthansa recently announced the purchase of GE9X-powered Boeing 777-8 Freighters and GE90-powered Boeing 777 Freighters to upgrade its cargo fleet. The engine order includes 14 GE9X engines and four GE90 engines.

“We continue investing in more fuel-efficient, quieter and more economical aircraft and engines that emit significantly less CO2,” said Dorothea von Boxberg, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo. “This purchase of GE engines enables us to drive our fleet modernisation with premium products that enable increased operating efficiencies, as well as lower our fuel burn and reduce carbon emissions.”

Embraer and Raízen sign LoI with commitment to stimulate development of SAF

Embraer and Raízen have signed a Letter of Intent with a commitment to stimulate the development of the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production eco-system, reinforcing the sustainability agenda of both companies.

Among all intentions, Embraer will become the first aircraft manufacturer to use (SAF) that may be distributed by Raízen, a global leader in bio-energy. This initiative benefits the air transport industry worldwide and the use of this technology is a fundamental part of Embraer's strategy to neutralize the carbon footprint of its operations by 2040 as more than 60% of emissions in the company's operations (scope 1) arise from the use of aviation fuel in tests and production flights.

“As an integrated energy company, Raízen has challenging goals as we intend to expand the offer renewable energy and fuel sources to the market by 80% and make this increase as efficient as possible in our production process to help produce the impact on our customers,” said Antonio Cardoso, Vice President of Marketing and Services at Raízen. “As the largest sugarcane ethanol producer in the world, it is only natural that we are looking at a possible supply of SAF. This partnership with Embraer, a global reference, reinforces the sustainability agenda and expansion of the company's portfolio.”

The expectation is that Raízen will help Embraer reach the goal of having SAF blends representing 100% of its fuel consumption in Brazil by 2030.

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Collins Aerospace completes preliminary design of 1MW electric motor for P&W Canada’s regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator

Collins Aerospace has completed preliminary design review of the 1-megawatt electric motor and motor controller it’s developing for Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC) regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator. Collins has tested both systems to full current, voltage and speed and plans to send prototypes to P&WC for ground testing later this year. Flight testing of the demonstrator is planned to begin in 2024 and will take place in Montreal.

Collins’ motor features industry-leading power density and efficiency. The company is developing the systems at its facility in Solihull, United Kingdom, and testing them at the University of Nottingham’s Institute for Aerospace Technology. Collins plans to conduct future testing of the motor and motor controller at The Grid, the state-of-the-art 25,000-ft² electric power systems lab it’s standing up at its facility in Rockford, Illinois. The Grid is expected to be fully operational in 2023.

LHT appoints Dennis Kohr as new Head of Corporate Sales Asia Pacific

As of August 1, Dennis Kohr will become Head of Corporate Sales Asia Pacific for the Lufthansa Technik Group. He succeeds Thomas Böttger, who became Head of Purchasing in March of this year.

Kohr, currently Head of Product Sales & Fulfillment Open Loop, EMEA, previously held several leading positions in sales and customer service, also outside the Lufthansa Group. After joining Lufthansa Technik in 2006 as a project manager in component sales, his professional career led him to Jet Aviation, among others, first to Switzerland as Director Sales and Customer Support and later to Austria as Accountable Manager. Kohr returned to Lufthansa Technik in 2018 as Head of Product Sales EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) in the component division.

Kohr completes Lufthansa Technik's corporate sales senior leadership team, consisting of Kai-Stefan Roepke, who is responsible for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Georgios Ouzounidis, who is heading the sales activities for the Americas region.

GKN Aerospace joins GE Aviation in technology development programme for CFM RISE

GKN Aerospace has announced at the Farnborough Airshow that it has entered into a Joint Technology Development Programme (JTDP) with GE Aviation to collaborate in the development and maturation of open fan architecture for the CFM RISE (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines) technology demonstration programme. RISE was launched by CFM (GE Aviation and Safran) in 2021.

GKN Aerospace will partner in the demonstrator programme through the injection of its latest technologies, component design and production of hardware adapted to support the programme targets, as well as the validation plan for the programme. The GKN Aerospace team is currently working with GE Aviation to define the detailed schedules. GKN Aerospace’s involvement in this important programme reinforces the company’s commitment to sustainability.
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