Slumping orders, production bottlenecks, regulatory pressures and the prospect of fewer flyers: Aviation executives have plenty on their minds as they head to France for the opening of the 2019 Paris Air Show.
Airbus is again in talks with America Airlines for a longer-range version of its largest-single-aisle jet.
Airbus prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a private flypast for staff at its Toulouse base and low-key publicity as a new management seeks a break with the company’s turbulent and theatrical past.
Airbus is still facing problems ramping up deliveries of the A321, its biggest narrow-body, amid issues with the highly customised cabin.
The US and EU accuse each other at the World Trade Organization (WTO) of providing illegal state aid to their respective aeronautical champions.
40 Egyptians and 15 French nationals were on board the Airbus A320 when it crashed into the Mediterranean on May 19, 2016 leaving no survivors.
The EU and the United States have fought for over a decade over mutual claims of illegal aid to plane giants Boeing and Airbus.
Washington says the World Trade Organisation has repeatedly found that EU subsidies to Airbus have caused adverse effects to the US.
Abu Dhabi’s state-owned carrier is arranging the loan on its own and has reached out to banks that may be willing to provide the unsecured facility.
Media reports claim Tom Enders announced his resignation after failing to win board backing for a new term.
The Airbus deal would have been worth some US$35 billion at list prices but the amount of new business is lower.
Despite their intense rivalry, Airbus decides against openly capitalising on Boeing's recent disasters on moral and practical grounds.
This comes a day after China awarded a US$35 billion order to Airbus SE that consisted mostly of A320-series planes, the 737’s biggest global rival.
The Chinese order was announced late on Monday, coinciding with a visit to Europe by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
This is an increase from RM1.62 billion recorded in 2018.
The deal included five A350-900s and 12 A350-1000s with ten options, scheduled to be delivered from late 2021.
In recent years, the FAA has shifted more authority over the approval of new aircraft to the manufacturer itself, even allowing Boeing to choose many of the personnel who oversee tests and vouch for safety.
Airbus has partnered with maritime logistics and port services firm Wilhelmsen Ships Services for the trials.
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A switch to Airbus could follow a similar move by Indonesia’s Lion Air, which plans to drop a US$22 billion order for 737 Max jets.
Lion Air is considering jets from Airbus’ A320 family, including the A321neo single-aisle model similar in size to the 737 Max series.
The jet with more than 500 passengers on board landed without further incident.
Airbus is having a difficult start towards the 2019 season with 103 cancellations logged and 4 new orders for the A220 plane.
The Australian airline plans to fly non-stop from Sydney to New York and London by 2022, marathon routes that will be the world’s longest commercial services.