In the Aug. 3, 2015, issue, The Weekly of Business Aviation covers the performance and outlook of several aircraft manufacturers:

Wing Redesign Delays Bombardier Global 7000 Debut

Redesign of the wing is the major driver behind a two-year delay in entry into service of the Bombardier Global 7000 long-range, large-cabin business aircraft, to the second half of 2018, says CEO Alain Bellemare.

The new wing for the Global 7000, and longer-range Global 8000, is designed to provide both short-field and long-range performance and is the “most advanced wing in the industry,” he says, adding that meeting the dual requirements “from an aerodynamic standpoint required some redesign.”

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Revenue, Earnings Down For Embraer In Second Quarter

Brazilian planemaker Embraer recorded lower revenue and earnings in the second quarter of 2015 amid lower commercial jet deliveries but higher business jet shipments.

At the same time, its order backlog is at an all-time high.

The market for executive aircraft today has been similar to the past several months, with the U.S. market remaining strong. Most of the demand going forward is expected to come from the U.S.

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Gulfstream Demand, Order Backlog Rises

The market for Gulfstream Aerospace business jets has been boosted by demand from S&P 500 companies seeking to replace their fleets, officials said.

Demand from North American customers dominated Gulfstream’s order book for jets in the second quarter, General Dynamics Chairman and CEO Phebe Novakovic said July 29.

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Textron Aviation Profits Up, Revenue Down In 2Q

Textron Aviation delivered 36 new Citation jets and 30 King Air turboprops during the second quarter of this year, compared to 36 Citations and 34 King Airs during the same time a year ago. 

Customer deliveries of the new Citation Latitude begin next month, officials said. 

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