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  • MONTREAL/ PARIS, Jan 12- Airbus has begun talks with a European regulator on proposals to make ejectable flight recorders available on its two largest models, the A380 and the new A350, potentially making them the first commercial planes to use the technology. The talks with the European Aviation Safety Agency come as global aviation authorities consider...

  • Jan 9- As investigators hunt for what caused an AirAsia jet to crash in an equatorial storm on Dec 28, the aviation industry is still struggling to apply the lessons of accidents in similar weather over the past decade. It is too early to say whether the Airbus A320 crashed into the Java Sea due to pilot error, mechanical problems, freak weather or- as most often...

  • PARIS, Jan 6- Airbus beat U.S. rival Boeing in aircraft orders in 2014, maintaining a lead in new business despite lagging in deliveries, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. After a scramble to win at least 400 orders in December, Airbus is expected to announce next week that it came ahead of its U.S. arch-rival on both gross and net orders, the person said,...

  • Jan 6- Boeing Co said on Tuesday that it delivered 723 jetliners in 2014, hitting its own target, setting an industry record and retaining its title as the world's biggest plane maker, besting rival Airbus Group. But Boeing lost out to Airbus on new orders, according to a person familiar with the matter, a key contest in determining future market share.

  • Jan 6- Boeing Co said on Tuesday that it delivered 723 jetliners in 2014, setting an industry record and retaining its title as the world's biggest plane maker in 2014, besting rival Airbus Group. Boeing also set company records for orders, booking 1,550 gross orders and 1,432 net orders, which account for cancellations, in 2014.. Boeing's 2014 orders set Airbus a...

  • PARIS, Jan 6- Airbus increased its deliveries in 2014, setting a new company record, a source at the European planemaker said on Tuesday. The Airbus Group subsidiary beat its 2013 peak of 626 deliveries but is expected to remain behind rival Boeing, which is due to issue annual data later on Tuesday. The source also said the European company is expecting "one of the...

  • PARIS, Jan 2- France's BEA crash investigation agency said a specialist black box search team and equipment arrived on Friday at the search area for the Indonesia AirAsia flight which crashed on Sunday en route from Indonesia to Singapore. The BEA assists in investigation of any air crash involving an Airbus aircraft because the company is France- based.

  • PARIS, Jan 1- France's crash investigation agency said its specialist black box search team and equipment would arrive early Friday at the search area for the AirAsia flight which crashed on Sunday en route from Indonesia to Singapore. France's BEA crash investigation agency assists in the investigation of any air crash involving an Airbus aircraft because...

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Dec 31- The sheer volume of flights in the skies over Southeast Asia is putting pressure on outdated air traffic control and on pilots to take risky unilateral action in crises such as that possibly faced by AirAsia Flight QZ8501. Pilots who have flown the Indonesia to Singapore route say it's not unusual for delays to requests to increase...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 31- China's homemade ARJ-21 airplane has received permission to fly from the country's civil aviation regulator, the official China Daily reported Wednesday, after years of delays due to technical shortcomings. The ARJ-21 was to be the first step in this process, competing with regional jets sold in China by Embraer and Bombardier.

  • *Allianz also insurer for lost Malaysia Airlines planes. HONG KONG, Dec 29- German insurer Allianz said on Monday it was the lead re-insurer to the AirAsia jet missing off the Indonesian coast with 162 people on board, making it the third major airline accident it has been involved in this year. "We can confirm that Allianz Global Corporate& Specialty UK is the lead...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, Dec 28- The AirAsia plane that went missing on Sunday is young by commercial aircraft standards. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200 with 162 people aboard, lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control at 6:17 a.m. after taking off from Surabaya airport in Indonesia bound for Singapore, officials said. The Airbus A320-200 was...

  • PARIS, Dec 28- The AirAsia aircraft that went missing on Sunday on its way to Singapore from Surabaya in Indonesia was delivered to its operator in 2008 and had recorded 23,000 flight hours on 13,600 flights, manufacturer Airbus said in a statement. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200 with 162 people aboard, lost contact with Jakarta air traffic...

  • AirAsia faces biggest crisis as jet goes missing Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    SINGAPORE/ KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28- AirAsia was built up from two planes in 2001 to an airline industry titan that operates more than 180 jets in just over a decade but now faces its biggest ever challenge. A dream run for the airline and its flamboyant boss, Tony Fernandes, turned sour on Sunday, as Indonesia AirAsia reported an Airbus 320-200 with 162 people on board...

  • Airbus says missing AirAsia plane was delivered 2008 Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 5:54 AM ET

    PARIS, Dec 28- The AirAsia aircraft that went missing on Sunday on its way to Singapore from Surabaya in Indonesia was delivered to its operator in 2008 and had recorded 23,000 flight hours on 13,600 flights, manufacturer Airbus said in a statement. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200 with 162 people aboard, lost contact with Jakarta air traffic...

  • Airbus CEO: 'We will be number one' Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Fabrice Brégier, President and CEO of Airbus, has told CNBC his company would take the bragging rights on aircraft deliveries.

  • PARIS, Dec 21- Ten years ago, the boss of Qatar Airways, who takes his first new A350 jet this week, warned Airbus it was flying off course. In Toulouse, some Airbus engineers, riding high after overtaking Boeing and suspecting a short-lived marketing stunt, laughed off the future 787 with a "tail like a dolphin." Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker urged Airbus to take the 787...

  • Air France-KLM deferral of Boeing 777 raises concern Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Dec 19- Boeing Co faced a potentially larger gap in production of its 777 jetliner after Air France-KLM said on Thursday that it plans to defer delivery of 10 Boeing 777 s following its third profit warning in six months. Boeing is on track to build about 500 777 s before it transitions to the successor 777 X model in 2020, based on its current production...

  • *Boeing effectively ruled out as a supplier. BRUSSELS, Dec 19- The Netherlands, Poland and Norway are to negotiate with Airbus to buy four military in-flight refuelling planes, European defence officials said on Friday. The announcement means Boeing has effectively been ruled out of the contest to supply the planes since the European consortium had asked for...

  • PARIS, Dec 17- A management reshuffle at Airbus this week marks another step towards focusing Europe's biggest aerospace company on industrial performance rather than the political interests of key shareholders France and Germany, industry sources said. But Tuesday's announcement also includes a nod towards national sensitivities, while not letting...