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  1. 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 that...

  2. 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...

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    The boom in airliner orders may be coming to an end – and there is little respite for ...
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  1. 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 outings,...

  2. 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 range...

  3. 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 aircraft...

  4. 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 than...

  5. 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 commercial...

  6. 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 forecast...

  7. 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...

  8. 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 US...

  9. 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 Airbus in...

  10. 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 survivor...

  11. 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 18-year...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 after...

  14. 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 same...

  15. 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, the...

  16. 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 US...

  17. 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 engine...

  18. 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 for...

  19. 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 more...

  20. 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 January...

  21. 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 forecast...

  22. 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 three...

  23. 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 time...

  24. 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, a...

  25. March 15, 2012

    UTC to sell assets to fund Goodrich buy

    United Technologies says it will sell a handful of businesses for about $3bn, including recently purchased Clipper...

  26. December 20, 2011

    Relief for Lockheed Martin after awkward year

    The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s win in Japan means Lockheed Martin can let out a deep sigh of relief. The year has been an...

  27. December 2, 2011

    GE and Rolls-Royce abandon F-35 engine

    General Electric and Rolls-Royce on Friday abandoned their fifteen-year effort to build an engine for the F-35 fighter jet,...

  28. October 13, 2011

    Rolls-Royce: on the up

    It is always a shock when a long marriage ends unexpectedly. Rolls-Royce investors had almost forgotten that the UK...

  29. October 13, 2011

    Banks drive London losses after Fitch cuts ratings

    Banks led the first significant losses for London stocks in eight sessions after Fitch downgraded UK state-supported...

  30. October 13, 2011

    Pratt to buy Rolls-Royce out of venture

    Pratt & Whitney, a division of the United Technologies conglomerate, said on Wednesday night that it would pay $1.5bn to buy...

  31. September 22, 2011

    UTC/Goodrich: the quiet one

    United Technologies literally and figuratively flies below the radar. It is one of those companies that plays a crucial role...

  32. FT Alphaville

    September 22, 2011

    UTC to acquire Goodrich for $16.5bn

    United Technologies has agreed to buy Goodrich, a maker of aircraft components, for about $16.5bn in cash in a move that...

  33. September 22, 2011

    UTC to acquire Goodrich for $16.5bn

    United Technologies has agreed to buy Goodrich, a maker of aircraft components, for about $16.5bn in cash in a move that...

  34. July 18, 2011

    UTC develops ambitious supply strategy

    United Technologies (UTC), the industrial conglomerate whose subsidiaries make helicopters, aircraft engines and aircraft...

  35. June 20, 2011

    Flight test: Dassault Falcon 2000S

    As I release the brakes at the start of the runway, with the power throttled up to full, there is a clunk behind me as one...

  36. June 17, 2011

    Boeing-Airbus dogfight flares up again

    Aromas of fine cuisine will mingle with the stench of jet kerosene, and the tinkle of wine glasses will accompany the roar...

  37. June 15, 2011

    First new engine order for GE venture

    General Electric and Safran have won their first commercial airline order for their new aircraft engine, offering a...

  38. May 6, 2011

    GE and Rolls in funds offer on F-35

    General Electric and Rolls-Royce have offered to pay for part of the development costs of their alternate engine for the...

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