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    1. August 18, 2015

      Rolls-Royce: in it for the long-haul?

      Warren East, the new chief executive of aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce, knows more than most about the clash between...

    2. July 20, 2015

      Lockheed agrees to buy helicopter maker Sikorsky for $9bn

      Lockheed Martin on Monday cemented its position as the world’s leading supplier of military hardware when it agreed to...

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    1. July 6, 2015

      Rolls-Royce issues fourth profit warning in less than 18 months

      Rolls-Royce on Monday highlighted the broad challenges facing the global aerospace industry, blaming a fourth profit...

    2. June 14, 2015

      Suppliers feel the squeeze as Paris air show kicks off

      Suppliers to the aerospace industry are being told to cut prices or lose business as big manufacturers seek savings to...

    3. June 9, 2015

      IAG chief raises concerns over airlines’ costs

      The chief executive of IAG, the parent of British Airways, has warned of possible legal action after expressing concern...

    4. May 8, 2015

      Rolls-Royce seeks a partner for engines on small passenger jets

      Rolls-Royce is looking for a partner to develop an engine that will take the UK aerospace group into the booming market...

    5. April 16, 2015

      Rolls-Royce set to secure A380 engine order with Emirates Airline

      Rolls-Royce is poised to clinch one of the biggest deals in its history, with an order for some 200 engines to power...

    6. March 12, 2015

      UTC chief wants lift in group’s returns

      The chief executive of United Technologies on Thursday showed his determination to drive up the conglomerate’s returns...

    7. March 12, 2015

      Weak demand sends Sikorsky spinning

      In the skies over Florida five years ago, a remarkable-looking Sikorsky helicopter marked an aviation milestone. Fitted...

    8. March 12, 2015

      UTC plans spin-off for Black Hawk unit

      United Technologies plans to dispose of its business that builds the Black Hawk military helicopter, in a move that...

    9. January 27, 2015

      Stronger dollar forces UTC to cut earnings guidance

      United Technologies on Monday was forced to cut 2 per cent from projections it made as recently as December 11 as it...

    10. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2015

      Oil price slump cleaves divisions between EM winners and losers

      The skidding prices of oil and other commodities are starting to cleave sharp divisions between those emerging market...

    11. December 12, 2014

      New United Tech chief delivers 2015 warning

      United Technologies, the maker of Pratt & Whitney aero engines and Otis elevators, issued lower-than-expected...

    12. November 24, 2014

      United Technologies chief executive steps down without any explanation

      The chief executive of United Technologies – the US manufacturer of Pratt & Whitney jet engines and Sikorsky...

    13. July 14, 2014

      Test site highlights engine battle

      At the top of a hill near the village of Peebles, Ohio, stands an extraordinary apparatus, its face made up of pipes...

    14. July 14, 2014

      US still ‘hopeful’ on F-35 after fire

      The US defence department is “still hopeful” that Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will be ready to make its...

    15. July 13, 2014

      The 21st century promises era of radical change, but no rocket belts

      It is the 21st century. We should all be going to work by rocket belt, have a flying car in the garage for family...

    16. July 10, 2014

      Jet engine makers take tech fight to the skies

      There is little obvious to distinguish the jet engine waiting at site 3B of General Electric’s Peebles engine-testing...

    17. May 30, 2014

      Engine incident blow for Bombardier

      Bombardier’s effort to develop a revolutionary midsize jet suffered a severe setback after one of its new C Series...

    18. February 10, 2014

      Aerospace manufacturers head to Singapore innovation hub

      When it comes to bragging rights for cutting-edge developments in the aerospace business, Singapore can shout louder...

    19. January 22, 2014

      US aerospace groups cite mixed demand

      Two of the biggest suppliers in the US aerospace industry on Wednesday announced a mixture of strong demand from...

    20. October 22, 2013

      UTC lifts profit forecast as sales weaken

      United Technologies on Tuesday became the second big industrial company in a week to lift its current-year profit...

    21. September 19, 2013

      Pratt and Rolls abandon plan for aircraft engine partnership

      Two of the biggest forces in commercial aircraft engines will have to continue to work independently after regulatory...

    22. September 17, 2013

      Boeing swoops closer to capturing South Korea fighter contract

      Lockheed Martin is battling to remain in contention to sell its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to South Korea, after the key...

    23. September 16, 2013

      Maiden flight key step for Bombardier

      Canada’s Bombardier on Monday took a key step forward in its ambitious plan to challenge the duopoly of Boeing and...

    24. August 23, 2013

      A shared history of flight

      In many of these recent columns I have focused on the future. The aircraft I flew most recently, though, was a true...

    25. July 7, 2013

      Asiana crash only second in 18-year life of Boeing’s 777

      The crash of an Asiana Airlines aircraft marks the first fatal accident and only the second serious incident in the...

    26. June 30, 2013

      Rolls-Royce vows to fight headwinds

      The new head of Rolls-Royce’s aerospace division has pledged to improve the profitability of its passenger jet engine...

    27. May 24, 2013

      Heathrow runway closed by emergency landing

      Travellers trying to get away early for the bank holiday weekend suffered significant disruption at Heathrow on Friday...

    28. April 23, 2013

      Acquisitions buoy UTC earnings

      First-quarter net income at United Technologies, the diversified industrial group, rose to $1.27bn from $330m in the...

    29. March 4, 2013

      Pratt & Whitney admits unit falsified test data

      A division of Pratt & Whitney, the aircraft engine maker, falsified test data for aircraft engine parts over 15 years,...

    30. January 23, 2013

      Defence cuts cause General Dynamics loss

      General Dynamics on Wednesday became the first big US military contractor to take a significant writedown for declining...

    31. November 12, 2012

      Emirates Airbus 380 in emergency landing

      An Airbus 380 superjumbo operated by Emirates Airline had to make an emergency landing in Sydney after suffering an...

    32. October 23, 2012

      UTC and 3M cut forecasts

      United Technologies and 3M, the US industrial groups, were the latest in a series of companies to cut their outlooks...

    33. September 23, 2012

      Pratt & Whitney set for Pure Power play

      The circular plate on a table at Pratt & Whitney’s engine factory in Middletown, Connecticut, looks unremarkable: no...

    34. September 19, 2012

      Warning on fallout from US defence cuts

      Military contractors could force the cost of US defence equipment to rise sharply if a law cutting spending from...

    35. May 4, 2012

      Rolls-Royce forecasts year of growth

      Aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce said an investment drive would reduce cash flow to break-even this year as it...

    36. April 24, 2012

      UTC let down by Otis elevators in China

      United Technologies reported messy first-quarter results on Tuesday as the industrial conglomerate prepared to sell...

    37. April 15, 2012

      Ireland shifts focus to woo manufacturers

      James Phelan, general manager at PWA International’s Dublin manufacturing plant, walks the factory floor, stopping from...

    38. March 27, 2012

      United Tech faces probe over Goodrich bid

      United Technologies is to face an in-depth European Commission investigation into its $16.5bn bid to purchase Goodrich,...

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