Farnborough Air Show 2010

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  • Heard at the Farnborough Airshow
    Posted by Benet Wilson 4:47 PM on Jul 22, 2010

    “We bring new aircraft to air shows to fly them, [Boeing] brings them to park them.”

    Airbus CEO Tom Enders

    "We are at the beginning of a long, slow recovery as airlines are healthy compared to where they have been.”

    Jim McNerney, Boeing’s Chairman and CEO



    “Airbus will be the sole supplier for Virgin America for many years to come.”

    Virgin America CEO David Cush during announcement for MoU on 40 firm and 20 option Airbus A320s.

     

    “If I had to advise either [Boeing or Airbus], I’d say, ‘Don’t do it. Suppliers have lots of places to invest our money, and [reengining is] an interim investment you’d have to make knowing that you would have a follow up investment coming in the next-generation single aisle.”

    Goodrich CEO Marshall O. Larsen on a possible reengining of the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320

     

    The order “affirms Emirates strategy to become a world leading carrier and to further establish Dubai as a central gateway to worldwide air travel.”

    Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum on placing an order for 30 777-300ERs

     

    “Our near-term plan over the next three to four years is to continue to develop technologies that will enable today’s GTF design with our current 3 to 1 [low-pressure turbine rotational speed to fan speed] gearbox design to further improve fuel consumption, and engine durability for additional maintenance cost improvements.”

    Bob Saia, vice president of Pratt & Whitney’s Next Generation products family.


    "We believe we've had an excellent show." 

    Bombardier Aerospace spokeswoman on the lack of a large CSeries order

     

    “We’ve had an excellent relationship with Boeing since Jim (Albaugh) took over, and we will develop that further.”

    Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker after ordering more Boeing 777s and accelerating deliveries of 787s

     

    “The door is still open, and if Rolls won’t reconsider there are still more than 4,000 IAE V2500s out there and this partnership will continue.”

    Pratt & Whitney president David Hess on the geared turbofan (GTF) family development through International Aero Engines

     

    “The market is picking up after two difficult years. It is a sustainable recovery.”

    Embraer CEO Frederico Curado after receiving orders for up to 20 Embraer 190s from Steven Udvar-Hazy’s Air Lease Corp.

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