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Tag: Airbus

  • Wednesday, March 27th 2019 - 08:47 UTC

    China orders 300 jets from Airbus during Xi's visit to Paris

    The order is part of a package of deals signed during Mr Xi's visit to Europe. It comes as rival Boeing has grounded all of its 737 Max jets after two fatal crashes.

    Airbus has secured an order from China for 300 jets, in a deal estimated to be worth tens of billions of dollars. An agreement to purchase A320 and A350 XWB aircraft was signed during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Paris.

  • Friday, February 15th 2019 - 07:15 UTC

    End for a symbol of Europe technology: Airbus will cease production of the A380

    Hailed as the industrial counterpart to the Euro, the demise of a globally recognized European symbol coincides with growing political strains among partners

    The world’s largest airliner has run out of runway after Airbus decided to close A380 production after 12 years in service due to weak sales. The decision to halt production of the A380 superjumbo is the final act in one of Europe’s greatest industrial adventures and reflects a dearth of orders by airline bosses unwilling to back Airbus’s vision of huge jets to combat airport congestion.

  • Saturday, January 19th 2019 - 08:36 UTC

    Leading Germans in an open letter ask UK to remain in the EU

    The signatories said they “respect the choice” of British people who want to leave the EU and, but “it will always have friends in Germany and Europe”.

    Leading German figures have written to the UK asking it to stay in the European Union. The letter, published in The Times, is signed by 31 people, including the leader of the Christian Democratic Union - and likely successor to Angela Merkel - Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann.

  • Saturday, June 23rd 2018 - 09:03 UTC

    BMW joins Airbus in calling for clarity in Brexit negotiations

    Earlier, Airbus warned it would leave if the UK exits with no transition deal.

    Car giant BMW has followed plane-maker Airbus in warning about the consequences of Brexit uncertainty. BMW UK boss Ian Robertson says clarity is needed by the end of the summer. BMW makes the Mini and Rolls Royce and employs about 8,000 people in the UK.

  • Friday, June 22nd 2018 - 08:15 UTC

    Airbus warns UK on Brexit and “its severe negative consequences”

    The European plane maker said the warning was not part of “project fear, but its dawning reality”. Airbus employs about 14,000 people at 25 different sites in UK

    Airbus has warned it could leave the UK if the country exits the European Union single market and customs union without a transition deal. The European plane maker said the warning was not part of “project fear, but its dawning reality”. Airbus employs about 14,000 people at 25 different sites in the UK.

  • Thursday, May 17th 2018 - 10:42 UTC

    Boeing wins subsidies dispute with Airbus at WTO

    Boeing chairman and CEO Dennis Muilenburg said: “Today's final ruling sends a clear message: disregard for the rules and illegal subsidies are not tolerated.”

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that the European Union (EU) failed to comply with requests to end subsidies for Airbus. US Trade Representative (USTR) said the ruling in the dispute opens the way for placing tariffs on EU goods.

  • Friday, January 19th 2018 - 09:24 UTC

    Emirates Airlines saves the Airbus A380 with a US$ 16bn order

    Emirates is the only airline to have put the A380 at the heart of its operations and had been expected to place an order for more of the jets at the Dubai Airshow.

    The Emirates airline has announced an order for up to 36 Airbus A380s. The US$16bn deal amounts to a reprieve for the A380 after Airbus threatened to stop making the jet if it could not come to a deal with Emirates.

  • Tuesday, January 16th 2018 - 09:27 UTC

    Fifteen years of success for Airbus; backlog of 7.265 aircraft at the end of 2017

    With this year’s performance Airbus has steadily built on deliveries year on year – with 15 consecutive years of production increase.

    Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft deliveries in 2017 were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers. Deliveries were more than 4% higher than the previous record of 688 set in 2016. The 2017 total comprises: 558 single aisle A320 Family (of which 181 were A320neo – an increase of 166% over 2016); 67 A330s; 78 A350 XWBs (up by nearly 60% from 2016) and 15 A380s. Furthermore, to cap this resounding annual production achievement, Airbus achieved 1,109 net orders from 44 customers. At the end of 2017 Airbus’ overall backlog stood at 7,265 aircraft valued at US$1.059 trillion at list prices.

  • Friday, January 12th 2018 - 10:10 UTC

    Super airlifter BelugaXL rolls out from Toulouse

    The BelugaXL is one of the most voluminous aircraft in existence, and everything about it speaks to that fact.

    The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France this month. Once operational, a fleet of these next-generation airlifters will be used to transport completed sections of Airbus aircraft among the company’s European production sites and to its final assembly lines in France, Germany and Spain.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 - 11:07 UTC

    Airbus closes a deal for a 430 aircraft order valued at US$ 49.5bn

    The signed purchase agreement follows a Memorandum of Understanding among the parties announced at the Dubai Air Show in November.

    Airbus announced that it had finalized agreements with Indigo Partners and its four portfolio airlines for the purchase of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft for ultra-low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary).

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