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February 2013

Boeing 787 Gets FAA Approval for Ferry Flight Today

Analysis: Lengthy 787 probe, fixing problem, may cost Boeing dear

Boeing's handling of 787 problems will determine brand impact

January 2013

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    Boeing increases output of most popular plane ...

    king5.comJan 29, 2013
    “The real important thing is to stay competitive and meet customer requirements,” said Michel Merluzeau, analyst ...
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    Aerospace consultant: 787 problems a bump in the ...

    king5.comJan 17, 2013
    Michel Merluzeau, an aerospace consultant and CEO of G2 Solutions, talks about the current problems with ...
  •     Merluzeau: Absolutely No Concerns on 787 Dreamlier ... - Bloomberg

     
    (Bloomberg) -- Michel Merluzeau, aviation consultant at G2 Solutions, discusses the safety of Boeing's 787 ...
  • October 2012 

    Why the EADS-BAE Deal Collapsed - Businessweek

    August 2012 

    Drone expo in Las Vegas sets sights on civilian market    
    UAV sector may be hit by US spending cuts                    

    May 2012 

    What French elections mean for Airbus in Mobile       Mile Press Register   
    UAVs Should Make A Soft Landing                 San Diego Business Journal 
    Airbus Factory in the US likely               King 5 TV Seattle   

    December 2011

    ANA won't use first 787s for 2012 Seattle-Tokyo service

    November 2011

    Pressured by Boeing 737 Max and Airbus A320neo, Embraer won't build rival plane

    El Al launches WheelTug

    September 2011

    Boeing Loses Part of Atlas Air 747-8 Order in Freighter Setback

    With 787s finally rolling off the line, skills for next jet sharpened elsewhere

    August 2011

    #AUVSI: Analyzing the UAS analysts

    Boeing 787 Dreamliner to get FAA certification Friday

    Airbus delivers first keel beam for upcoming A350

    Raytheon wants to be the Microsoft of unmanned military aircraft

    US UAV Programme Updates

    July 2011

    Air-To-Air Combat

    Big 737 order still leaves Boeing with egg on face

    Boeing Averts ‘Heart-Attack’ Loss as Airbus Courts American

    Boeing to announce future of 737

    The American Airlines order postmortem

    'Project Apollo' could put Mobile back on the aerospace map

    Boeing Board Next to Weigh In on Surprise 737 Re-Engine

    April 2011

    Older planes safe, but maybe less convenient

    Southwest's short-haul operations may be linked to jetliner rupture

    Southwest expected to weather turbulence

    China Targets UAS As Growth Sector

    Boeing ahead of Airbus in Q1

    March 2011

    Boeing 737 replacement plans take shape

    February 2011

    PNAA conference: EADS likely to win tanker contest

    Recapping the KC-X contest

     

    January 2011 

    United Continental eyes new jets: analysts

    Concern surrounds Boeing's tanker bid

    Wikileaks reveals details of Boeing overseas dealings

     

    November 2010 

    Air Force gaffe threatens tanker contest, renews interest in split buy

     

    Dreamliner nightmare: Boeing halts testing  

     

    Boeing delays more 787 test flights, shares drop  

     

    Rolls-Royce looking at rising A380 engine costs Jet-engine maker may pilfer Airbus production line  

     

     

    Boeing Gives More Detail Of Fire On 787  

     

    October 2010
     

    Analyst: Boeing's tanker market position hinges on Air Force decision  

     

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    WTO rules for Boeing in Airbus subsidies case  

    August 2010

     

    Composites may be just the ticket for Boeing 737 successor, Albaugh hints  

     

    Another delay on the 787?

     

    Horizon launch fuel cell for sUAS  

    With STUAS/Tier II contract awarded, the future is about payloads

    July 2010

    Boeing's big decision: Tweak 737 or start anew



    Airlines go on buying spree

    Acrobatic fighter jets, gangly robotic aircraft and menacing attack helicopters jockeyed for the spotlight at the Farnborough International Airshow in England last week.

    China’s Comac Targets New Jet Controls With GE Venture Contract

    June 2010

    Boeing’s U.S. Allies See Tanker Boost in Airbus Case

     

    Airbus hopes Emirates order helps A380 take off
    The airline's request for 32 more of the super-jumbo jets is welcome news for the European company and suppliers in California. But critics say concerns over the plane's long-term prospects remain.

    Bombardier devra traverser une période de turbulences pendant encore au moins deux ans, estime Michel Merluzeau, chef de la direction de G2 Solutions

    May 2010

    If all goes smoothly, the US Air Force will sign a contract in late 2010 to buy 179 operational tankers over the next 13 years, replacing part of a Boeing KC-135 fleet that entered service from 1956.

    April 2010

     

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates has two wars to finish. But his most challenging mission may be here at home: reforming the Pentagon’s procurement and export control processes.

    In April he proposed streamlining procedures for U.S. suppliers and loosening restrictions for allies on International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Reform is clearly necessary. Gates also has the support of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose department is one of two, with Commerce, that reviews ITAR compliance. President Obama also favors reform. The national security team supports it. But efforts in the past have run into opposition from national security hawks and key members of Congress.

     

    March 2010

    The next weeks will be pivotal for Boeing’s troubled Project Wedgetail, a program that is 3½ years late in delivering a modern, airborne radar fleet to the Royal Australian Air Force.
    Australian defense officials are on the verge of formally accepting the first two of six planned 737-700-based aircraft, after a cost overrun of more than $1 billion, plus millions in damage payments that Boeing has agreed to pay, on top of the program’s estimated cost of $3.61 billion ($4 billion Australian).
     

     

    February 2010

    PNAA Conference

     

    December 2009

    Ron Stearns,  G2 Solutions Research Director to present UAS forecast at Aviation Today Webinar

    How to Gain from the UAV Boom
    An Aviation Today Webinar
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010
    11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EST)

     

    BBC Interview with G2 Solutions Managing Partner ahead of the Boeing 787 first flight

     

    Bombardier Aerospace Outlook






    October 2009

    Could Charleston help Boeing’s tanker bid for the Northwest?



    For Gregoire, ‘aerospace’ means more than Boeing  


    September 2009




    Boeing Sweetens Bid to Brazil to Win Jet Fighter Race 




    Tanker Bid Should Consider WTO Ruling, Lawmakers Say




    WTO report and its impact on Boeing.  Glenn Farley interviews Michel Merluzeau


    August 2009


    Row 44’s airborne Wi-Fi is set to take off after a recent deal with Southwest Airlines.




    Glenn Farley discusses the 787 program with Michel Merluzeau

    July 2009

      

    Aerospace Summit: Aerospace Industry Leaders (panel discussion) moderated by Glen Farley, KING 5 TV (w/Q&A from audience), summit wrap-up.


    Boeing Ready to Buy F-18 Parts in Brazil to Win Sale



    Charter plane company Clay Lacy has sky-high hopes of putting wireless Internet service in its aircraft.

    June 2009



    787 Delays,  Qantas cancels order for 15 787s and delays deliveries


    Bombardier at the Paris Air Show:  Q400 and CRJ1000, No CSeries.



    Boeing, Raytheon Take Aim at Drone Market Dominated by Northrop

    “The Global Hawk sensor suite is eye watering and very impressive in terms of day and night surveillance,” said Ron Stearns, research director at G2 Solutions, an aviation consulting firm in Seattle. “For high-altitude long endurance, Global Hawk is basically it right now.”

    May 2009



    Dreamliner debuting to sky-high hopes

    It's a few years behind schedule, but Boeing is finally preparing the 787 Dreamliner for its maiden flight sometime next month. And for Boeing's sake, the aircraft had better fly like a dream. Deborah Wang reports.

    Listen to our interview with Marketplace




    Boeing Jumbo Jet May Benefit From Dreamliner Progress


    The Regional View

    With new platforms in the pipeline, regional operators are focusing squarely on the bottom line, looking at next-generation avionics to boost efficiency and safety while meeting operational demands

    April 2009


    Rotorcraft Report: VH-71 Project in Doubt



    Boeing Deliveries Rose to 121 Planes in First Quarter

    March 2009


    VH-71 Presidential Helicopter Troubles

    February 2009



    Video commentary about Bombardier layoffs in Montreal

    January 2009


    Michel Merluzeau discusses the CSeries outlook and Bombardier


    Unmanned, Persistent ISR:  The market for unmanned aircraft used in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions could reach $44.5 billion in the next decade

    Ron Stearns G2 Solutions

    November 2008



    Michel Merluzeau's comments on the financial state of commercial airlines



    Ron Stearns, G2 Research Director discusses the UAV market


    Boeing Delays 737 Shipments in Further Setback to Deliveries

    October 2008

    Machinists React to Boeing Deal


    SVS Virtual Sight Lines
    From their beginnings in general aviation, Synthetic Vision Systems are becoming increasingly popular in new piston planes and higher-end business jets



    Boeing Machinists to Vote on Deal That May End Strike

    September 2008

    Gates against tanker split

    Defense secretary would 'strongly oppose' dividing an order between Boeing and Northrop

    Decision to call off tanker contest is a blow to southwest Alabama



    Bombardier is planning to build 150 C-Series/year

    Video link


    Grob closes in on rescue package as Bombardier pulls out Learjet 85


    Boeing's Talks With Machinists Fail; Strike to Start


    August 2008


    Boeing Seeks Time for Tanker Bid With Larger Plane

    Boeing's Hesitations?


    Boeing KC-X Options

    July 2008


    Bombardier CSeries launch


    Tanker to Split?



    Light Sport Aircraft are coming


    June 2008
    Comments on the Tanker GAO decision



    May 2008

    Muted Celebration page 50


    April 2008


    General Aviation Avionics Cover Story

    March 2008

    Editorial


    Boeing not concerned about the C-Series


    February 2008


    Bombardier 2007 Results, outlooks for the C-Series, Interview with Michel Merluzeau

    Bombardier's shares up sharply on the TSX

    January 2008

    787 Program and Boeing's Profits
    ``What Boeing is saying to customers is working because orders are still coming in for it,'' said Michel Merluzeau, an aviation consultant at G2 Solutions in Kirkland, Washington. ``They just need to reassure the crowd they have complete control. The problem is, sometimes what you tell your customers, you can't tell Wall Street.''



    Interview about the tanker program and Airbus relocation of the A330F assembly to Alabama



    Market Forecast Interview available here

    December 2007

    Michel Merluzeau's interview about the USAF Tanker program available here

    SpeedNews, Inc.
    Commercial Avionics market study release mention in Speednews

    November 2007
    SpeedNews, Inc.  
    "GPS retrofit:  G2 Solutions is projecting a steady decline in market from $96m forecast for 2007"
    Issue 1473, November 2.  Information available at www.speednews.com

    October 2007


    The new
    Mitsubishi Regional Jet and its potential impact for Bombardier

    September 2007


    Comments about the SAS Dash-8Q400 emergency landing in Denmark available here
    Further comments about the second SAS Q400 Emergency landing in Lithuania here
    "Bombardier now has a serious PR problem with this latest accident. It is imperative for the company to make an effort to correct those issues, otherwise the reputation of the Q400 might be tarnished for good in Europe mainly "  Michel Merluzeau (mmerluzeau@g2globalsolutions.com)


    August 2007

    Comments from Michel Merluzeau about the 787 delays available
    here


    July 2007

    Interview with Montreal Argent about rumors of partnership between Airbus and Embraer and how this might affect the plans for Bombardier's C-Series.
    Link to interview


    June 2007

    Michel Merluzeau, Principal Analyst for Commercial Aerospace commented recently about Bombardier Annual Shareholders meeting TV interview and BBD's webcast can accessed by clicking on the pics.    
       
                  


    May 2007

    Michel Merluzeau co-hosted an Aviation Today Webinar with Teal Group's Richard Aboulafia about the forthcoming Paris Airshow on May 24. Archive can be found here




    March 2007

    Michel Merluzeau, Principal Analyst for Commercial Aerospace commented recently about the first North American Visit of the new Airbus A380 in an interview with Argent's anchor George Pothier Interview

    Highlights: 
    " We will have to wait probably another five years at least, before we see the A380 possibly entering service with a US carrier, and there are may be at most 2 airlines potentially candidate"
    "This aircraft, although a significant technological achievement, is not adapted to US carriers needs " "Airports like San Francisco and Los Angeles are competing for the lucrative Asian routes, and the A380 is part of that story"

    The full interview is available from Argent by clicking on the image below



    Comments from Michel Merluzeau about the ANA Q400 incident at Kochi airport in Japan



    February 2007

    Michel Merluzeau February 6 webinar about new commercial aircraft market opportunities