Airbus could sell 100 or more of its newly launched A330neo planes at this week's Farnborough International Airshow, CEO Tom Enders said.» Read More
FARNBOROUGH, England— Airbus beat rival Boeing in the aircraft order stakes at this year's Farnborough International Airshow, garnering nearly twice as many orders and commitments. Though Airbus clinched more deals at Farnborough, Boeing insisted that it has won more in the year to date.
DISPUTANTA, Va.— Airbus is joining the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Virginia. The applied research center says Airbus will become an organizing industry member. Airbus, the center and Gov.
Airbus added on Thursday that an undisclosed Asian customer had signed a memorandum of understanding for four A330-800 jets. Airbus said it had won " $75.3 billion worth of business for a total of 496 aircraft" at this year's air show.
*Airbus, Boeing offer cheaper options than scrapped Nimrod. FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17- Two high-profile sea searches have exposed a shortfall in Britain's maritime patrol capabilities, raising hopes at rival planemakers Airbus and Boeing that they could soon be fighting over a multi-billion dollar contract.
July 16- Dubai's Emirates could buy an additional 60 to 80 Airbus A380s if the four-engined superjumbo were revamped with more fuel-efficient engines by 2020, the airline's Chief Executive Tim Clark said, according to the Financial Times.
*Airbus says still on track for A380 breakeven in 2015. Airbus said it was testing improvements to the doors after a recent plane diversion and several incidents involving noise onboard and said the programme was still on track to reach breakeven in 2015..
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16- Planemaker Airbus is testing out improvements to the doors on its A380 superjumbo after incidents mainly involving noise during flights, and expects the upgrade to be approved in the autumn, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
PARIS— Airbus has advised airliners to test noisy doors on the world's largest passenger airliner, the A380, after identifying a problem with the door seal that could lead to a fall in the cabin pressure. Airbus spokesman Justin Dubon said the company had "identified and understood the root cause of the A380 troubles" and that they were related to the door seal.
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16- Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier has expanded to four from one its range of Q400 NextGen turboprop regional airliners including an 86- seat version as it aims to bolster sales in emerging markets, a top company executive said on Wednesday.
*Qatar Airways finalises order for 50 Boeing 777 X planes. *Airbus ahead in air show race, Boeing had the lead in H1.
Boeing's stock soared nearly 80 percent last year, outperforming the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index. But as indexes pushed higher this year, investors sent Boeing down 5.7 percent amid concern that the aviation business cycle may have peaked and that Boeing's ability to produce positive surprises is limited.
"The UAE Mars probe represents the Islamic world's entry into the era of space exploration. We will prove that we are capable of delivering new scientific contributions to humanity, "said UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan.
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16- Airbus and Boeing were set to resume their multi-billion dollar battle over new plane orders on day three of the Farnborough Airshow, with hopes reviving that Qatar Airways would firm up a deal for 50 Boeing 777 X planes.
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16- South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines has expanded its maintenance ties with UTC Aerospace Systems with a 10- year deal involving the evacuation slides aboard the airline's Airbus A380 superjumbos.
JOHANNESBURG— Severe turbulence struck a South African Airways plane that was heading to Hong Kong, injuring 20 people before the aircraft landed safely on Wednesday, the airline said. Medics were waiting at the Hong Kong airport to assist passengers on SA286, which had departed Johannesburg on Tuesday, the airline said in a statement.
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15- Qatar Airways will seek compensation from Airbus for delays in delivery of three of the European planemaker's A380 superjumbos, the Gulf carrier's chief executive said on Tuesday.
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15- The chief executive of Airbus Group said the first two days' sales of its newly revamped jet had backed up the group's decision to invest in the model. Airbus unveiled the new plane on Monday and has signed up three lessors and Asian low-cost airline AirAsia for the plane already.
FARNBOROUGH, England July 15- The supply of Russian titanium to aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing will not be affected by the deterioration of East-West relations over the Ukraine crisis, the Russian deputy trade minister said on Tuesday.
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15- Airbus clinched its first airline customer for a newly revamped model with a tentative deal with Malaysia's AirAsia for 50 A330neo wide-body jets worth over $13 billion on Tuesday.
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15- AirAsia's long-haul arm will be the first customer to receive the new revamped version of Airbus' wide-body A330 jet after the Malaysian-based budget carrier signed a memorandum of understanding for 50 A330-900neo aircraft.