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July 12, 2014
18:08 EDTESYJY, UTX, GE, EADSYeasyJet said to choose GE-Safran engine for Airbus jets, WSJ says
easyJet (ESYJY) is set to order engines from a partnership of General Electric (GE) and France's Safran to power 100 Airbus Group (EADSY) NV A320neo jets, says the Wall Street Journal. According to the WSJ report United Technologies (UTX) unit Pratt & Whitney was also aggressively competing for the order. Reference Link
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March 3, 2015
10:52 EDTGEGeneral Electric March weekly volatility elevated, shares near three-month high
General Electric March weekly call option implied volatility is at 19, March is at 15, April and May is at 14, ; compared to its 26-week average of 15 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement.
08:11 EDTUTXSaab opens Sikorsky-authorized S-92 support center in Norway
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08:08 EDTUTXFAA approves GWE for Sikorsky's S-92
Sikorsky Aircraft announced the certification by the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, of a gross weight expansion, or GWE, for the S-92 helicopter production configuration. The GWE increases the maximum take-off gross weight from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds allowing operators to carry an additional 1,200 pounds of payload. In addition to GWE, the FAA also certified Sikorsky's S-92 helicopter integrated Traffic Collision Avoidance System, or TCAS, II. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies.
08:07 EDTUTXEASA approves VIP Type Certificate for Sikorsky's S-76D helicopter
The European Aviation Safety Administration, or EASA, has approved the VIP Type Certificate for the S-76D helicopter, allowing for operation of the aircraft in Europe. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies.
08:03 EDTUTXEra Group accepted delivery of a baseline S-92 helicopter
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March 2, 2015
17:21 EDTUTXSikorsky Aircraft awarded $241.7M government contract
Sikorsky Aircraft, a United Technologies company, was awarded a $241.7M modification to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to exercise option for a quantity of 22 UH-60M aircraft to support contingency operations. FY15 other procurement funds in the amount of $241.7M were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Dec. 31, 2016. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut.
February 27, 2015
18:10 EDTUTXLockheed Martin, United Technologies JV awarded $2B government contract
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06:20 EDTEADSYAirbus targets EPS to increase further in FY15
As the basis for its FY15 guidance, Airbus Group expects the world economy and air traffic to grow in line with prevailing independent forecasts and assumes no major disruptions. Airbus deliveries should be slightly higher than in 2014, and the commercial aircraft order book is again expected to grow. In 2015, before mergers & acquisitions, Airbus Group expects an increase in revenues and targets a slight increase in EBIT before one-off. Based on its current view of the industrial ramp-up, Airbus Group targets breakeven free cash flow in 2015 before M&A. Airbus Group targets its EPS and dividend per share to increase further in 2015.
06:18 EDTEADSYAirbus reports Q4 EPS EUR 1.21 vs. EUR 0.34 last year
Reports Q4 revenue EUR 20.22B vs. EUR 18.62B last year. Reports Q4 EBIT EUR 1.46B vs. EUR 493M last year.
February 25, 2015
17:23 EDTUTXUnited Technologies awarded $407M government contract
United Technologies Corp., East Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $407M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engine component improvement program. Contractor will provide design improvement, life management/analysis, repair development and test of engines produced by Pratt & Whitney. Work will be performed at East Hartford, Connecticut, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2021. This contract involves foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5M are being obligated at the time of award for task order 0001. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
07:09 EDTUTXUnited Technologies price target to $138 ahead of Analyst Day at Credit Suisse
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05:22 EDTGEGE Healthcare selected as strategic partner by Kenyan Ministry of Health
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February 24, 2015
18:02 EDTGEGeneral Electric director purchases $20M of company stock
According to regulatory filings, GE director William G. Beattie purchased 800,000 shares of GE for $20,096,000 on February 18 and 19.
10:24 EDTEADSYBoeing finds buyers for early 787 Dreamliner inventory, Bloomberg says
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06:46 EDTEADSYAirbus told suppliers to prepare for increase in A320 production, Reuters says
Airbus (EADSY) has told suppliers that it is considering increasing the number of A320 jets it produces to 50 per month as early as 2017, according to Reuters. The company, which is looking to make 48 A320 jets per month by the second quarter of 2016, currently manufactures 42 of the jets per month and had previously planned to produce 46 of them monthly by the second quarter of 2016, the news service noted. Boeing (BA) competes with Airbus in international commercial plane markets. Reference Link
February 23, 2015
12:07 EDTGEEU opens probe in GE's proposed acquisition of Alstom's energy business
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether General Electric's (GE) proposed acquisition of the Thermal Power, Renewable Power & Grid businesses of Alstom (ALSMY) is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. The Commissionís preliminary investigation indicates potential competition concerns in the market for heavy-duty gas turbines which are mainly used in gas-fired power plants. The transaction would bring together the activities of GE, the world's largest manufacturer of heavy-duty gas turbines, with those of Alstom, eliminating one of the three main global competitors to GE in this market. The opening of an in-depth inquiry does not prejudge the final result of the investigation. The Commission now has 90 working days, until 8 July, to take a final decision. Reference Link
06:51 EDTUTXAerospace sector downgraded to Neutral from Attractive at Goldman
Goldman downgraded the Aerospace sector to Neutral based on group outperformance and increased downside risks. The firm believes Boeing (BA) and Airbus are now oversupplying the market after a decade of undersupply and replacement demand required to sustain production may prove difficult to achieve. Goldman said accelerated new aircraft replacements was partially due to fuel economics and lower fuel prices and global growth volatility could substantially change Aerospace dynamics. As part of the sector view change, Goldman downgraded Boeing to Sell from Neutral and Precision Castparts (PCP) to Natural from Buy.
February 20, 2015
08:26 EDTGEArc Logistics to acquire all membership interests Joliet Bulk for $216M
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07:02 EDTEADSYAirbus in talks with Indian firms to produce military helicopters, Reuters says
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06:27 EDTUTXUnited Tech's Sikorsky may look to make military helicopters in India, WSJ says
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