Airbus to Raise Price of Planes by 3.27 per cent

Airbus A380, A330, A350

The price of Airbus planes is going up 3.27 per cent this year. The Toulouse-based company said the price increase has been calculated according to Airbus’ “standard escalation formula” and enabled it to continue to enhance its profitability. Increases will push the list price of an A320 – used on New Zealand domestic and transtasman […]

OPINION: Airbus delivers great wide hope; but what next?

A350 XWB

A year ago, Airbus’s widebody strategy looked ragged at best. At one end of its offering, the A330 was a two-decade-old programme with a depleting backlog (its thirsty A340 sibling having already been killed off). At the other, the A380 was struggling to expand its appeal beyond Emirates. In the middle, Toulouse’s great hope was […]

Boeing Looks Set To Beat Airbus In Orders And Deliveries In 2014

Boeing 777

Boeing is set to beat competitor Airbus in the race for new commercial airplane orders and deliveries in 2014. Through November this year, Boeing has received net orders for 1,274 commercial airplanes, while Airbus has received net orders for 1,031 commercial airplanes. The launch of the wide-body 777X by Boeing in late 2013 has boosted […]

Airbus Reshuffle Prepares Planemaker for Record Jet Output

Airbus A350 Airframe

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 these dominate the choice of industrial leadership as Airbus […]