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Airbus profits more than double in first half

Paris - European aerospace giant Airbus Wednesday reported profits more than doubled in the first half of the year, a strong result it attributed mainly to increased production of its A320 family of aircraft.It said net profits reached 1.197 billion euros ($1....

Boeing loses $5.9 billion 737 Max order to Airbus

On Sunday, Boeing officially lost its first order to European rival Airbus in the aftermath of two deadly 737 Max crashes and the subsequent grounding of the plane by global regulators. Some analysts think this cancellation won't be the last.

Trump threatens tariffs on EU products over Airbus subsidies

Washington - President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at the EU, vowing to impose tariffs on billions in imports over subsidies to the aviation giant Airbus, suddenly escalating a transatlantic skirmish that is more than a decade old.

British-led mission successfully harpoons 'orbital debris'

A British-led mission successfully tested a harpoon that's designed to spear space junk and capture it in orbit for the first time. Airbus carried out the successful experiment as part of the RemoveDebris project.

Airbus A380, the Concorde: technical feats, commercial flops

Paris - The scratching of the superjumbo jet Airbus A380 echoes the sad fate of the supersonic Concorde, another feat of aviation technology that turned out to be a commercial flop.

Airbus pulls plug on costly A380 superjumbo as sales plummet

Paris - European aerospace giant Airbus said Thursday that it would stop building its A380 superjumbo, the double-decker jet which earned plaudits from passengers but failed to win over enough airlines to justify its massive costs.

New Mars rover named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin

Ware - A British-made rover that will set off for Mars next year in search for signs of life was named Thursday after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin.

Airbus shares plunge on reported US corruption probe

Paris - Shares in European aircraft maker Airbus tumbled more than nine percent Thursday after French daily Le Monde reported it could face record fines of several billion dollars in a US corruption inquiry.

A solar-powered Airbus aircraft spends record 26 days aloft

Airbus' Zephyr S HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite) took off in Arizona on July 11th. It stayed aloft 25 days, 23 hours and 57 minutes to be exact. A few minutes short of the 26 days. The aircraft is not manned.

Airbus has a whale of a plane — BelugaXL makes its maiden flight

Toulouse - Looking like a happy whale, the Airbus BelugaXL took off on its maiden flight on Thursday, creating a unique sight as the cargo jet with the bulbous upper half rolled down the runway.

Airbus leads the day at opening of Farnborough Air Show

As was anticipated, the 2018 Farnborough Airshow kicked off with a flurry of orders as the year’s largest aviation show opened southwest of London on Monday. Rivals Airbus and Boeing were clearly in the spotlight.

Airbus warns could leave UK if no Brexit deal

London - Aviation giant Airbus has warned it could pull out of Britain if it leaves the European Union without a deal, upping the pressure Friday on Prime Minister Theresa May to make progress in negotiations with Brussels.

Airbus chooses G Suite for its digital transformation strategy

Airbus is to abandon Microsoft Office in favour of Google's G Suite. The decision is a significant win for Google, which is currently competing head-to-head with Microsoft for cloud productivity dominance. The move will affect over 130,000 Airbus workers.

Airbus plans to hunt down space junk with high-tech harpoon

Stevenage - Harpoons have been used for hundreds of years to hunt down whales, and now the Defence and Space division of the European aerospace company Airbus has developed and tested a high-tech harpoon to use in hunting down space junk.

Emirates announces $16 bn deal for 36 A380s

Dibai - Emirates Airlines said Thursday it has struck a $16 billion deal to buy 36 Airbus A380 superjumbos just days after the European manufacturer said it would have to halt production without new orders.

Airbus gets early 2018 jump on rival Boeing with Mexico order

Mexico - Airbus got an early jump on rival Boeing for 2018 with news Tuesday that low-cost Mexican airline Volaris has ordered 80 of its popular A320 planes for a total $9.3 billion.

Airbus to pay compensation to 2007 Brazil crash victims

Rio De Janeiro - European aircraft giant Airbus will pay some 30 million reais ($9.1 million) in compensation to relatives of the 199 people killed in a 2007 air crash in Sao Paulo, a lawyer said Monday.

Airbus chief warns of 'significant penalties' from bribery probes

Toulouse - Airbus CEO Tom Enders warned Friday that the aircraft manufacturer could face "significant penalties" relating to ongoing corruption probes including one into the sale of fighter jets to Austria.

Airbus announces China order of 140 planes for $22.8 bn

Berlin - Airbus said Wednesday it had won a major order from China of 140 planes for $22.8 billion, during a visit by President Xi Jinping to Berlin.

A400M delays could leave German air force hanging

Berlin - Delays to the Airbus A400M plane meeting its full specifications could leave the German air force without transport aircraft after 2021, according to a confidential report.

Airbus says Austria probing its chief over Eurofighter deal

Paris - Austrian prosecutors are investigating Airbus chief Tom Enders as part of a fraud and corruption probe into a 2003 Eurofighter deal, the aircraft maker said Wednesday.

Austria to sue Airbus over Eurofighter deal

Vienna - Austria said Thursday that it will sue European aerospace giant Airbus over a $2-billion sale of Eurofighter jets that has long been plagued by allegations of kickbacks.

Super Puma helicopters grounded in Europe after Norway crash

Paris - Europe's air safety agency EASA on Thursday grounded Airbus Super Puma helicopters after one crashed off the coast of Norway in April, apparently due to technical reasons, killing all 13 on board.

Explosion might have brought down Russian jetliner over Sinai

London - Britain confirmed Wednesday that the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt after taking off the Sinai Peninsula might have been brought down by an explosive device.

Russia stops airline from using type of jet that crashed at Sinai

Moscow - Russia ordered Kogalymavia airline to stop flying Airbus 321 jetliners like the type that crashed Sunday over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 aboard, the semi-official Interfax news agency is reporting.

Airbus patents supersonic jet

Airbus might have plans on developing a supersonic jet that could make it from London to New York in just one hour. Regular commercial flights take around seven to eight hours to complete the journey.

Spain allows A400M test flights to resume after deadly crash

Madrid - Spain on Thursday said test flights of Airbus A400M military planes that have already rolled off the assembly line could resume, after suspending them in May following a crash that killed four people.

Spain to decide on lifting A400M flight suspension next week

Madrid - Spain could decide to resume A400M plane flights after a meeting with Airbus officials on Monday to discuss the causes of a deadly crash of one of the planes last month, Defence Minister Pedro Morenes said in an interview published Saturday.

Airbus says three of four engines failed in Spain A400M crash

Paris - An analysis of the black boxes of the A400M plane which crashed in Spain has revealed that three of the aircraft's four engines failed before it ploughed into a field killing four in May, Airbus said Wednesday.

Safety protocol breaches may be behind Spain A400M crash: Report

Madrid - Several safety protocols were allegedly ignored during the final assembly of the A400M military plane which crashed in Spain, killing four, reportedly to make up for delays in delivery, online news site El Confidencial said Tuesday.
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