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  • JAKARTA, Jan 20- Indonesia's transport minister proposed a number of changes to improve aviation safety standards at a parliamentary hearing on Tuesday, just over three weeks after an AirAsia passenger jet crashed killing all 162 people on board. Ignasius Jonan also told the hearing that, according to radar data, the plane had ascended faster than normal in its...

  • PARIS, Jan 20- Airbus' Defense and Space division will reveal a revised 2015 delivery schedule for its A400M military transport plane at the end of February, a company executive said on Tuesday. Germany's defense ministry said last week there were signals from European defense equipment agency OCCAR, which is negotiating with Airbus on behalf of governments...

  • LONDON, Jan 20- Defense company BAE Systems said it had won a 112 million pound contract from the British Ministry of Defense to continue to provide services to ensure the readiness of the country's Eurofighter Typhoon jets. BAE Systems, Europe's largest defense company, said the contract extension of 15 months would help sustain 650 jobs at the country's Royal...

  • PARIS, Jan 16- When the Airbus A350 jet made its commercial debut with Qatar Airways this week, the event marked a milestone for engine supplier Rolls-Royce-- but slipping unnoticed under the radar with financing was its arch-rival General Electric. The rare decision to invest in rival technology highlights the complexities of keeping ahead in a highly...

  • Off-shore oil drilling and production in regions such as the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico have been a key source of demand for helicopter makers including United Technologies' Sikorsky unit, Finmeccanica's AgustaWestland and Airbus Helicopters. Textron's Bell Helicopter could soon become a bigger player with a new helicopter. During United Technologies'...

  • Oil price plunge could leave helicopters sputtering Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    Off-shore oil drilling and production in regions such as the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico have been a key source of demand for helicopter makers including United Technologies' Sikorsky unit, Finmeccanica's AgustaWestland and Airbus Helicopters. Textron's Bell Helicopter could soon become a bigger player with a new helicopter. During United Technologies'...

  • SEATTLE, Jan 13- Boeing Co said on Tuesday that it sees no business case for offering an extended-range version of its largest 737 jet, the forthcoming 737 MAX 9, to compete with a long-range plane that rival Airbus launched on Tuesday. Boeing said both its existing 737-900 jet and the MAX 9 exceed the A321's range so the long-range Airbus plane will simply catch up...

  • *Airbus says won 1,456 net orders in 2014 vs 1,432 for Boeing. *Airbus CEO says may have to cut A330 production further. TOULOUSE, France, Jan 13- Airbus edged closer towards raising production of its best-selling model on Tuesday, declaring the supply chain stable and hinting at a decision to produce more of its A320 cash cow in coming months.

  • TOULOUSE, France, Jan 13- The head of planemaker Airbus on Tuesday welcomed the retrieval of the cockpit voice recorder from the sunken wreckage of the AirAsia A320 plane that crashed two weeks ago killing all 162 people aboard. "This gives me hope that the investigation will bring clarity, because what we want to do is go through the detailed analysis of the...

  • UPDATE 1-Airbus says beats Boeing in 2014 order race Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 6:11 AM ET

    *Airbus says won 1,456 net orders in 2014 vs 1,432 for Boeing. TOULOUSE, France, Jan 13- Airbus clung to the top spot in commercial plane orders by confirming it outsold Boeing last year, while failing to close a gap in deliveries that leaves its U.S. rival as the world's largest plane manufacturer for the third year running. Airbus said on Tuesday that it won 1,456 net...

  • MONTREAL/ PARIS, Jan 12- Airbus has begun talks with a European regulator 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 recommending the...

  • 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...

  • Boeing deliveries hit record, Airbus wins on orders Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 2:06 AM ET
    A Boeing ground test crew member examines a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

    Boeing delivered 723 jetliners in 2014, hitting its own target, setting an industry record and besting rival Airbus Group.

  • 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...