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Jet suppliers cite potential gain from Airbus move

Aircraft suppliers Rockwell Collins and Goodrich said on Thursday they could gain new business as a result of this week’s announcement that EADS unit Airbus would upgrade its A320 plane with better engines that offer 15 percent fuel savings.

Airbus, the world’s largest plane maker, said it would spend roughly $1.3 billion to improve efficiency of the narrowbody aircraft. Its main rival Boeing is also mulling whether to upgrade its competing 737 plane. Get the full story »

Sources: Airbus, Boeing mull further output hikes

Airbus and Boeing have begun sounding out suppliers on their ability to cope with further production increases of their most popular jets, taking combined output well above 80 a month within four to five years.

Three senior industry sources told Reuters consultations had started on a historic upswing which could see Airbus producing as many as 44 A320 single-aisle planes by 2014 or 2015 and its rival simultaneously rising to as many as 42 737s a month. Get the full story »

Boeing comes out even in gained, lost 787 orders

Boeing Co. said on Thursday it lost eight orders for 787 Dreamliners in the week that ended Nov. 9 but gained eight after the transfer of orders from one customer to another, leaving the order book for 787s basically unchanged.

Boeing had said on Sunday Kuwait-based leasing company ALAFCO had shifted orders for the eight Dreamliners to Saudi Arabian Airlines. Get the full story »