European equities seesawed before finishing higher on Friday, but looked to close out the trading month with gains of over 6 percent.» Read More
PARIS, Sept 29- Defendants at a French trial involving allegations of insider trading at Airbus Group this week will try to persuade judges it should not take place on the grounds it breaches their human rights, lawyers involved in the case said. That principle is enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights.
Lufthansa pilots will strike on Tuesday after talks over an early retirement scheme broke down again.
TORONTO, Sept 26- Bombardier Inc said on Friday that aircraft leasing company Macquarie AirFinance had signed a firm agreement to buy 40 of the Canadian manufacturer's new CSeries jets, with an option for 10 more. "It's a decent-sized order," said Cormark Securities analyst David Newman. Bombardier's shares rose 4 percent to C $3.64 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
*Air Berlin cancels orders for 18 737 s, 15 787 s. FRANKFURT, Sept 26- Loss-making German airline Air Berlin has cancelled orders for Boeing aircraft worth a total of $5 billion at list prices as it strives to curb spending and return to profit.
TOULOUSE, France, Sept 25- Airbus sees a "distinct possibility" of adding at least one new customer for its A380 superjumbo jet before the end of the year, the European planemaker's sales chief John Leahy told Reuters on Thursday.
LONDON, Sept 25- European shares slipped to a one-month low in late trading on Thursday, tracking a sell-off in U.S. stocks, as a stronger dollar undercut prices for industrial metals, causing mining shares to drop.
*Airbus expects 3,500 A320neo sales by year end. TOULOUSE, France, Sept 25- Airbus successfully staged the maiden test flight on Thursday of an upgraded passenger jet on which it expects to generate hundreds of billions of dollars of revenue, buoyed by an increase in the company's jet demand forecast.
European shares closed lower on Thursday afternoon, as the Bank of England warned that the time for an interest rate rise was nearing.
*Telecom Italia up on report businessman seeks finance for bid. LONDON, Sept 25- European shares extended the previous session's rebound on Thursday as a further drop in the euro fuelled expectations of a boost to the region's corporate earnings. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.
PARIS, Sept 25- European shares gained ground in early trade on Thursday, extending the previous session's rebound as a further drop in the euro fuelled expectations of a boost to the region's corporate earnings. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.
TOULOUSE, France, Sept 24- Airbus raised its 20- year forecast for jet demand on Wednesday, citing growth in emerging markets, with China on the brink of becoming the world's aviation powerhouse. Airbus sees total demand for 31,400 passenger and freighter aircraft between 2014 and 2033, an increase of 7 percent from its previous rolling 20- year forecast.
TOULOUSE, France, Sept 24- Airbus Group announced a new boss for its UK operations on Wednesday, bringing in a former executive from French defense and avionics firm Thales to oversee one of its core European manufacturing centers and defense markets.
European shares closed up on Wednesday, after wavering throughout the day, as weak economic data from Germany fuelled ECB stimulus hopes.
ISTANBUL, Sept 24- Airbus hiked its 20- year forecast for jet demand on Wednesday, led by growth in emerging markets as China stands on the brink of becoming the world's leading aviation powerhouse.
WASHINGTON, Sept 22- AgustaWestland, a unit of Italy's Finmeccanica SpA, has sued the U.S. Army to block its plans to buy 155 helicopters built by Europe's Airbus without a competition, arguing that its own helicopters would be cheaper to buy and operate.
ISTANBUL, Sept 22- Airbus and Boeing clashed over jet production on Monday, with the European planemaker questioning the viability of its rival's proposals to hike output and Boeing insisting it will only build the number of jets that its buyers and suppliers can handle.
BERLIN, Sept 22- France's Manuel Valls used his first visit to Berlin as prime minister on Monday to try to convince Germany his government is serious about making its economy more competitive, declaring that France "is not the sick child of Europe."
BERLIN/ PARIS, Sept 21- Germany and France will try to reconcile divergent visions of how to fix Europe's economy on Monday when Manuel Valls makes his first visit to Berlin as French prime minister and holds talks with Angela Merkel.
PARIS, Sept 17- Airbus Group strategy chief Marwan Lahoud indirectly ruled himself out as the next chief executive of French engine maker Safran on Wednesday, dampening recurring media speculation that he could leave Europe's largest aerospace group.
PARIS, Sept 16- Airbus is conducting the final stage of ground trials as it edges towards the keenly-awaited first flight of its revamped A320neo aircraft, the planemaker said on Tuesday. Airbus is sticking to its target for a first flight in the third quarter, or by the end of September, the spokesman said.