Boeing is expressing confidence in the Federal Aviation Administration's certification for the Dreamliner 787. "With this airplane, the FAA conducted its most robust certification process ever," said Boeing spokesman Marc Birtel.
Marion Blakey, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, participated in a panel at the Bloomberg Link Global Markets Summit in New York. Blakey discussed the risk of defense cuts for the industry, as well as the grounding of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
Rockwell Collins has reported a profit of $132 million for its fiscal first quarter, compared with a profit of $130 million for the same quarter of the prior year. The company supplies avionics and other electronic systems for aircraft, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Miami International Airport reported a record number of travelers for 2012, according to officials. In 2012, 39.5 million passengers traveled through the airport, an increase of 1.1 million over 2011. American Airlines and five other international airlines added service from the airport in 2012.