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JANUARY 2016
Boeing Forecasts Higher Cash Flow on Record Jetliner Deliveries
Boeing forecast a rise in cash flow this year and reported quarterly earnings well above estimates as it churned out 787 Dreamliners and other jets at a record pace. READ MORE

Defense Secretary Carter To Preview FY17 DoD Budget on Feb. 2
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will preview the Pentagon's fiscal year 2017 budget request at a Feb. 2 event, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday. READ MORE

GE Aviation and Partners Will Advance Tools for Designing with Titanium
The Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow consortium, operated by the public/private American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has announced its third technology project. READ MORE

U.S. Air Force Confirms Sending Lockheed F-35 Jets to UK Air Shows
The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday confirmed that it will send a pair of F-35A fighter jets to two air shows in Britain this summer, joining two U.S. Marine Corps jets and at least one British jet that are also slated to appear. READ MORE

EXCLUSIVE: Onboard the Inaugural Airbus A320neo Low-Key Lufthansa Launch
The Airbus A320neo has officially entered commercial airline service today. READ MORE

Boeing's KC-46 Tanker Completes First Refueling Flight
Boeing's KC-46 tanker marked a key milestone Sunday by successfully completing its first aerial refueling test. READ MORE

ATR Adjusts Outlook, Turns Attention to Untapped Markets
A slight reduction in delivery expectations this year will accompany renewed sales efforts by ATR in Iran, China and the U.S., as the Franco-Italian manufacturer adjusts to headwinds in the turboprop market due to economic softening in the developing world and a sharp dip in fuel prices. READ MORE

Lufthansa's First A320neo Arrives at Frankfurt Base
Lufthansa's first Airbus A320neo has arrived at the carrier's Frankfurt base following a delivery flight from Hamburg. READ MORE

GE To Build New Turboprop Engine in Czech Republic
We still don't know very much about Cessna's new single-engine turboprop, except that it will be powered by the 1,300 shp GE93 engine that will be produced at a plant scheduled to be built in the Czech Republic. READ MORE

Gamechanger: How Pratt & Whitney Transformed Itself To Lead A Revolution In Jet Propulsion
Airbus will offer two options on the A320neo — including an upgraded conventional turbofan from GE — but there isn't any doubt which engine will be quieter, more fuel efficient, or more environmentally friendly: It will be Pratt & Whitney's geared turbofan. READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney's View: A New Era In Air Travel
Airbus's delivery to Lufthansa of the first A320neo powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan engines marks a key milestone for commercial air travel and a major advance in cleaner aviation. READ MORE

Airbus Beats Boeing in 2015 Order Race, Lags on Deliveries
European planemaker Airbus beat Boeing in the race for new business last year, swelling its total order book to a record $1 trillion, but remained behind on deliveries as Boeing extended its lead as the world's largest jetmaker. READ MORE

Does Engine Choice Matter?
A clear market preference for the A321neo over the 737 MAX 9 has widened the gap, but many also believe that the A320neo's two engine options – the CFM LEAP-1B and PW1100G – are more attractive than the LEAP-1A-reliant 737 MAX. READ MORE

Aircraft Engines: Flying's New Gear
The jet engine has evolved into the turbofan, whose gaping intakes have grown larger and larger over the years, to accommodate ever bigger and better fans. READ MORE