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March 14, 2012
06:22 EDTGEOY, VLKAY, EADSY, DGI, RIMMOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: The Porsche-Piech family tightened its grip over Volkswagen (VLKAY) as the auto maker's supervisory board nominated Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech's wife, Ursula, to join it, the Wall Street Journal reports...The number of megawatts of solar power installed in the U.S. in 2011 more than doubled from 2010, driven by growth in solar plants built for utilities, says an industry study, the Wall Street Journal reports...BLOOMBERG: The U.S. received assurances from Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E. and Kuwait that they would increase oil production to help offset the effect of economic sanctions on Iranian exports, sources say, Bloomberg reports...Research in Motion (RIMM) shares have lost over 90% of their value since mid-2008, but that hasn’t stopped a rise in bets that the stock will drop further as it prepares to report earnings, Bloomberg reports...REUTERS: EADS (EADSY) unit Astrium is "generally interested" in acquiring one of two U.S. digital imagery providers, GeoEye (GEOY) or DigitalGlobe (DGI), Reuters reports
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July 5, 2015
18:59 EDTVLKAYFiat Chrysler CEO says case for conslidation 'remains valid,' Reuters reports
In a Reuters interview at the sidelines of a Fiat event, Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) CEO Sergio Marchionne said there haven't been any major developments in the company's pursuit of a combination with General Motors (GM), but noted that the case for consolidation "remains valid -- no on has questioned it's economic rationale." Marchionne added that it is too early to say whether the dispute between Volkswagen (VLKAY) and Suzuki (SZKMF) could lead to opportunities for his company. Reference Link
13:58 EDTVLKAYSome European stocks still look appealing amid Greek uncertainty, Barron's says
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July 2, 2015
05:36 EDTVLKAYVolkswagen said robot kills man at Germany plant, AP reports
Volkswagen said a robot has killed a contractor at one of its production plants in Germany, reports the Associated Press. A company spokesman said initial conclusions indicate that human error was to blame. Reference Link
July 1, 2015
15:36 EDTEADSYEngine makers compete for Chinese contracts after Airbus order, Reuters says
Following China's large Airbus (EADSY) order on Tuesday, certain aircraft engine manufacturers are competing to secure contracts with Chinese airlines, reports Reuters, citing industry sources. Reuters notes that the Airbus A330s ordered by China are available with a choice of engines from General Electric (GE), United Technologies (UTX), and Rolls-royce (RYCEY). Reference Link
11:09 EDTVLKAYVolkswagen of America reports June sales up 5.6% to 30,436 units
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June 30, 2015
08:17 EDTEADSYAirbus sued by AirAsia crash families for ‘dangerous’ systems, Bloomberg says
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05:33 EDTEADSYAerCap adds first Airbus A350XWB to aircraft fleet
AerCap (AER) took delivery of its first Airbus (EADSY) A350 XWB during a ceremony at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse. AerCap immediately handed the aircraft over to Vietnam Airlines on a long-term lease, making the airline the world's second operator of the A350 XWB.
June 29, 2015
09:33 EDTEADSYLockheed Martin signs purchase agreements with Airbus for two flight simulators
Lockheed Martin (LMT) Commercial Flight Training and Airbus (EADSY) have signed a frame contract enabling Airbus to expedite procurement of flight simulation devices for their customers, Airbus training centers and their affiliates worldwide. The frame contract emphasizes the shared intent to partner on future training programs, and combines Airbus' and Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training's expertise in the flight simulation industry. As a first example of this process, Airbus Mexico Training Centre has ordered two LMCFT A320 full flight simulators for their operations in Mexico City and Monterrey to be delivered in late 2015 and early 2016.
June 28, 2015
16:34 EDTVLKAYVolkswagen plans Chinese budget-car lineup for 2018, Reuters says
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said the company "will bring a budget-car family to [the Chinese] market in 2018, with an SUV, saloon and hatchback," reports Reuters, citing an interview with German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. Winterkorn noted that the vehicles will be built in China and will launch at a price point between EUR8000 and EUR11000, adding that Volkswagen "will see if this is something of interest for other markets as well." Reference Link
June 26, 2015
08:46 EDTEADSYAirbus hoping to close on Chinese wide-body jet order next week, FT reports
Airbus is hoping to close one of its biggest Chinese orders by value next week as it enters the final state of long series of negotiations over the sale of up to 70 A330 wide-body jets, the Financial Times reports. The Chinese government is in talks over an order of between 50 and 70 A330 aircraft worth up to $17.8B at brochure prices, the report says. The order would help the company keep its production line running as it makes the transition from the extant A330 to a new re-engined version due to enter service in 2017, the Financial Times reports. Reference Link
07:25 EDTVLKAYSuzuki says arbitration proceedings of VW dispute are over, Bloomberg says
Suzuki Motor Corp (SZKMF) said that arbitration proceedings to end a dispute with Volkswagen (VLKAY) over a failed partnership have ended, Bloomberg reports. The two automakers are waiting for the arbitrator's ruling on Suzuki’s effort to force VW to sell back a 19.9% stake, the report says, citing comments from Suzuki president Osamu Suzuki to investors. “We are embarrassed by the fact that the arbitration took such a long time, but we will disclose the conclusion as soon as it comes out,” the Suzuki president said at the annual shareholders meeting, according to Bloomberg. Reference Link
June 25, 2015
19:34 EDTEADSYAirbus, Qualcomm, others invest $500M in OneWeb's global internet initiative
OneWeb announced it has raised $500M in funding from a number of companies, including Airbus (EADSY), Bharti, EchoStar's (SATS) Hughes, Intelsat (I), Qualcomm (QCOM), Coca-Cola (KO), Totalplay, and Virgin Group. OneWeb is engaged in developing satellite technologies to "beam" broadband internet to rural and underdeveloped locations, as well as to ships, planes, trains, and oil platforms. Bharti chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal will be joining Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders as well as Virgin's Richard Branson and Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs on the OneWeb board of directors. OneWeb also reiterated its June 15 announcement of its joint venture with Airbus to design and manufacture 900 microsatellites. "We are committed to giving our full industrial and space expertise to this mission," remarked Airbus' Tom Enders. "Intelsat has the world’s largest fleet of Ku Band geostationary satellites and our interoperability will enable pole-to-pole and urban canyon coverage with new services," said Intelsat. Note that both Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOG) are working on similar projects to facilitate global internet access. Reference Link
10:01 EDTVLKAYTrueCar Tprjects retail auto sales to consumers up 7.9% in June
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June 24, 2015
18:16 EDTEADSYGoogle, GE, Airbus lead in sheer number of meetings with EU officials
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June 23, 2015
11:48 EDTEADSYAirbus in talks to sell 50-70 A330 jets to China, Reuters reports
China is in talks to buy 50-70 A330 wide-body jets from Airbus, Reuters reports, citing sources familiar with the talks. The report notes that Airbus has been in talks for nearly 18 months to set up an A330 cabin-completion center in China. Reference Link
June 22, 2015
08:28 EDTEADSYAirbus dispatches engineers to Zodiac to help overcome delays, Bloomberg says
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06:47 EDTDGIDigitalGlobe risk/reward 'compelling,' says Piper Jaffray
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06:18 EDTEADSYSuppliers worried about Airbus, Boeing production rate hike, Reuters reports
Major engine suppliers, including General Electric (GE) and Safran, are becoming worried that they may lose out if they invest to meet higher commercial jet production targets from Airbus (EADSY) and Boeing (BA) that may prove unsustainable, Reuters reports. Airbus and Boeing have plans to raise production rates of their best selling single aisle planes by 25% to 50-52 a month in 2017-2018, the report says. Suppliers have said that they need to secure the start of a steep rise in output before making a commitment to even loftier targets, the report says. Reference Link

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