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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.

Airbus continues A400M tests, crash victims honoured

Madrid - Airbus said Monday it would carry on with test flights of its A400M military transport plane despite the crash of one of the aircraft in Spain that killed four employees.

Spain hails passersby who helped military air crash survivors

Madrid - Spanish authorities on Sunday hailed as heroes three people who helped rescue two survivors from an Airbus A400M military plane crash near Seville airport that killed four people the previous day.

Crash investigation focuses on Germanwings co-pilot

Nice - Authorities in Germany searched the Montabaur home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz on Thursday, looking for clues to why the young flier apparently flew a Germanwings jetliner into a mountain in southern France, killing all 150 passengers and crew.

Indonesia to end search for Flight 8501 victims on Sunday

Jakarta - Search and rescue officials in Indonesia plan to call off the search for victims of an AirAsia plane that crashed over the Java Sea in December even though the bodies of 56 of the plane’s 162 passengers were never found.

Report: Co-pilot was flying AirAsia plane when crisis began

Jakarta - The co-pilot was at the controls when an AirAsia jetliner went out of control over southeast Asia in December, crashing into the Java Sea and killing all 162 people aboard, unnamed flight officials said.

Airbus to equip long-haul jets with floatable black boxes

Paris - Long-haul Airbus A350 and A380 passengers jets will soon come equipped with ejectable black boxes that can float, making them easier to find in an air crash at sea, aviation sources said Monday.

AirAsia flights from Surabaya to Singapore halted by Indonesia

Surabaya - Indonesia threatened Saturday to revoke AirAsia's permit to fly from Surabaya to Singapore in the wake of last week's loss of a jet with 162 people aboard.

Aerial search for missing Indonesia jetliner suspended

Surabaya - Nighttime has forced Indonesia to suspend the search for a missing jetliner that disappeared from radar screens after encountering bad weather on a routine flight to Singapore.

Electric plane from Airbus due in 2017

Farnborough - A new aircraft that is all-electric could be making its debut in 2017 initially as a pilot testing aircraft. A later model will prove to be useful to the expanding general aviation market, although commercial use is still far off.

Airbus looking to patent bicycle-like seating

Those who feel like there isn't enough legroom or comfort when sitting on an airplane may not be a fan of this news — Airbus is looking to increase the number of seats per plane by instituting bicycle-like seating.

Airbus upbeat on Latam sales, no talks on A380 in region

Airbus <AIR.PA> believes it can eventually drive its Latin American market share up to 65 percent, although it is not in talks to sell its A380 superjumbo in the region, the company's Latin Am...

Airbus positive on LatAm sales, no talks for A380 in region

Airbus <AIR.PA> believes it can eventually drive its Latin American market share up to 65 percent, although it is not in talks to sell its A380 superjumbo in the region, the company's Latin Am...

Tigerair buys 37 Airbus A320neo, option for 13 more

Singapore - Singapore budget carrier Tigerair said Monday it will buy 37 Airbus A320neo planes valued at $3.8 billion, enabling the airline to cut fuel costs and fly to new, more distant destinations.Tigerair, which is 40 percent owned by Singapore Airlines, said ...

Airbus wins Saudi contract for four A320 jets

Paris - European aerospace giant Airbus said Monday it had won an order worth some $375 million from a new Saudi Arabian airline for four A320 jets.The planes will be delivered at the beginning of next year, Airbus said.SaudiGulf is expected to start flights i...

Dassault says profits slump, but closer to India fighter deal

Paris - France's Dassault Aviation reported on Thursday a profit slump for 2013, but said it was moving closer to sealing a major fighter jet contract with India.Net profit for the year fell 8.5 percent to 459.45 million euros ($641 million), but total orders ...

Airbus orders more frequent A380 wing fatigue checks

Europe's Airbus <AIR.PA> has ordered more frequent inspections of the wings of the world's largest passenger jet after discovering unexpected levels of metal fatigue during testing on an A380 factory ...

Airbus orders more A380 inspections after wing fatigue test

Airbus <AIR.PA> has ordered increased inspections of A380 wings after discovering unexpected levels of metal fatigue during testing on a factory mock-up, industry sources said on Thursday.
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Map shows possible flight path of AirAsia Flight 8501, which is believed to have crashed in the Java Sea near Borneo with 162 passengers and crew.
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The A380 in-house development came to the 2013 Paris Air Show with the new “Own the sky” tagline for Airbus’ marking campaign, which underscores this jetliner’s ability to help airlines generate more revenue, stimulate traffic and draw passengers.
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The double-decker Airbus A380 landed safely with 459 people aboard after one of the Rolls-Royce's engine blew out.
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What new Airbus seating might look like, according to a recent patent application
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WRECKAGE: A salvage ship in the Java Sea carries the tail section of AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashed Dec. 28 on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore.
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The double-decker Airbus A380 landed safely with 459 people aboard after one of the Rolls-Royce s en...
The double-decker Airbus A380 landed safely with 459 people aboard after one of the Rolls-Royce's engine blew out.
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This photo shows the South African reality, both the impressive aircraft and electic wire caused by the country's extreme crime rate.
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TURBULENCE: Peaceful view of the Red Sea from a balcony at the Sheraton Sharm resort in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
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MISSING: An Airasia Airbus 320 jetliner is seen taxiing at Singapore Changi International Airport in 2010.
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NEW PATENT: The Airbus supersonic jet is designed to reach speeds of up to Mach 4.5.
NEW PATENT: The Airbus supersonic jet is designed to reach speeds of up to Mach 4.5.
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The in-house developmental A380 present on day five of the Paris Air Show included “Own the sky”...
The in-house developmental A380 present on day five of the Paris Air Show included “Own the sky” branding for Airbus’ latest marketing and advertising campaign.
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BRIEFING: National Transportation Safety Commission chair Tatang Kurniadi (left) briefs journalists ...
BRIEFING: National Transportation Safety Commission chair Tatang Kurniadi (left) briefs journalists about AirAsia Flight 8501 on Thursday at a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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The second-longest plane in the world, an Airbus A-340-600 with the Silver Falcons air display team.
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Airbus A380.
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From left to right: Didier Esteyne – E-Fan Pilot Francis Deborde, Gérant of ACS Dominique Bonnaire, E-Fan Pilot Arnaud Montebourg, Minister for Economy, Industrial Renewal and Digital Economy Patrick Gandil, Directeur Général de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC) Jean Botti, CTO Airbus Group.
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