In an attempt to stay relevant, Airbus has established a base in booming Silicon

Oman Air Airbus A330

AIRBUS, European aerospace giant, is poised to take advantage of the digital revolution. Following a trip by the group’s management to Californian tech companies, Airbus has opted to create a “home base” in booming Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley is famous for being the petri dish of technological innovation: everything from the Facebook to the Stanford […]

Airbus Picks Up $2 Billion Contract with Chinese Spring Airlines

Spring Airlines Airbus A320-200

Chinese budget carrier Spring Airlines said it plans to purchase 21 Airbus A320 planes for 12.45 billion yuan ($2.01 billion), citing growth in both international and domestic air travel. The Shanghai-listed company intends to fund the purchase in part through a private placement of shares to raise 4.5 billion yuan ($724.69 million), according to a […]

Boeing warns Airbus over reports of state aid

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Boeing has warned arch rival Airbus over unconfirmed reports that it wants state aid for a new version of its A380 super-jumbo jet. Ray Conner, head of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said subsidies or loans for a new airliner would breach World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules. Airbus said it would not comment as it had not […]

Airbus CEO Talks About Emissions, Innovation and More

Airbus CEO Tom Enders

These are heady times for the commercial-aircraft business at Airbus and Boeing, as airlines place huge orders for new planes. Each is working on more fuel-efficient aircraft to satisfy airlines that want lower fuel bills and regulators who want lower emissions from aircraft. Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders spoke last month to an aviation conference […]

Boeing, Airbus Assess Impact of Blast at Zodiac Plant in Washington State

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Boeing Co. and Airbus Group SE said on Wednesday that they are assessing whether commercial jetliner production could be affected by an explosion at a Washington state factory run by a key supplier of interior components, such as lavatories and overhead bins. Zodiac Aerospace SA said the blast late Tuesday at its facility in Newport, […]

Airbus, Chinese partners agree on wide-body cooperation

Airbus A330 Production Line

Airbus and its Chinese partners, namely the Tianjin Free Trade Zone Investment Co. Ltd. (TJFTZ) and the Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC), have signed a framework agreement on setting up an A330 completion and delivery center (C&DC) in Tianjin, China, taking the partnership between Airbus and China a further step forward following the successful […]

Boeing Beats Airbus in June

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Every Thursday, Boeing updates investors on the status of its plane orders. This week, Boeing shareholders were treated to some good news: After lagging archrival Airbus badly all year long, Boeing began to turn the tide in June. Boeing beats Airbus Making use of Boeing’s handy-dandy (and recently upgraded) tool for calculating plane orders, we […]

India’s Aviation Growth to be Double of Global Average: Airbus

Air India Airbus A330

Eyeing big orders from Indian airlines, world’s leading aircraft maker Airbus has said that India’s aviation market will grow at over 10 per cent annually in next ten years, which would be double the average global growth rate. Bullish on India as a marketplace as well as manufacturing hub, Airbus has already committed to source […]

Airbus flies out as the winner in Paris Air Show

Paris Air Show Orders

Airbus finished ahead of Boeing in the now customary battle of the giants of global aircraft manufacture as the biennial Paris Air Show came to a close yesterday. Orders placed and commitments made in the trade-dominated early stages of the seven-day event amounted to US$107.2 billion (Dh393.74bn) of new business for the two companies. The […]

Paris Air Show: Boeing Loses Out To Airbus On Total Commercial Orders, Buzz About Upcoming Jet

Airbus A320neo

This week saw a flurry of activity in the Aerospace industry with the Paris Air Show being held over the week. This week-long bi-annual event is full of impressive displays by aerospace companies across the globe. Companies participate to show-off their latest technology and usually walk away with closing bulk orders making it an important […]