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Airbus shows off the futuristic interior of its autonomous flying taxi

Airbus has given us the first look inside its single-seat flying taxi. The absence of controls in the Vahana electric aircraft is down to its autonomous capabilities, so you can just sit back and enjoy the ride. The post Airbus shows off the futuristic interior of its autonomous flying taxi appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Airbus, Vtol, Emerging Tech, Vahana, Autonomous Aircraft


Boom wants to build a supersonic jet for mainstream passengers; here’s its game plan

While much of the world remains fixated on the competition to build autonomous cars, there’s another race that’s gaining momentum fast. It centers on supersonic jets that can fly faster than the speed of sound, or 767 miles per hour. Indeed, while most commercial airliners today fly at between 400 and 650 miles per hour — largely because it’s more economical to burn fuel more slowly — a spate of startups is borrowing from the age of the legendary Concorde to build planes that they say will fly a...
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Airbus seeks resolution to German arms export row - CEO

Airbus is in discussions to try to find solutions to a row with the German government over a ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia that threatens a border security contract, Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, Saudi Arabia, businessNews, Airbus, Guillaume Faury


Airbus prepares counter-punch to new Boeing mid-sized jet

Airbus hinted on Tuesday at a price battle and imminent aircraft revamp to counter a possible new Boeing mid-sized jet, promising a "left hook, right hook" from two of its established models.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Airbus, Boeing


Airbus CEO hints at more powerful A321 jet

Airbus Chief Executive Guillaume Faury hinted on Tuesday at the launch of a more powerful new A321 jet, saying the planemaker's current A321LR was the world's longest-range single-aisle jet "for the moment."
Tags: Money, businessNews, Airbus, Guillaume Faury


Airbus pledges boxers' counter-punch to new Boeing mid-jet

Airbus held out the prospect of a clash over prices to counter any decision by Boeing to launch a new aircraft in the middle of the jet market, by promising a "left hook, right hook" counter-punch with two of its existing models.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Airbus, Boeing


Air New Zealand opts for Boeing over Airbus planes to replace older widebody aircraft, reports

Air New Zealand will opt for Boeing aircraft for its next generation of widebody planes, according to Reuters.The airline is likely to go with modified 787 Dreamliners to replace its eight 777-200s, as tipped by the Herald.Citing... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Airbus, Boeing, Reuters, Herald Citing


Airbus delivers its 12,000th aircraft – an A220-200

European air-framer Airbus has delivered its 12,000th, an A220-200 to Delta Airlines. The aircraft is the 12th A220 to be delivered to Delta. Airbus delivered its first aircraft, an A300B2 to Air France in 1974. 36 years later in 2010, the company delivered its 6,000th aircraft. On 8 May, the aircraft flew a special route … The post Airbus delivers its 12,000th aircraft – an A220-200 appeared first on Bangalore Aviation. >>> To read the full story click on the headline above.
Tags: Aviation, Airbus, Delivery, Orders & Deliveries, A220


Standards stuff

International Data Spaces data architecture, aka 'the engine of the European data Airbus' ready for commercial use. American Petroleum Institute to collaborate with Gulf Cooperation Council standardization organization. Cfihos, the Capital facilities information handover standard, announces Version 1.4. Construction Industry Institute announces new advanced work packaging projects. New OneGeology portal and web mapping service. IOGP launches Phase 3 of JIP33 procurement standard. ISO releases cl...
Tags: ISO, Airbus, Gulf Cooperation Council, American Petroleum Institute, Open Group, XBRL, IOGP, Construction Industry Institute, Modelica Association


Airbus CEO says all planemakers to suffer from "lose-lose" trade war

Airbus Chief Executive Guillaume Faury warned on Thursday any further escalation of trade tensions would damage aerospace firms globally, including the European planemaker's U.S. rival Boeing.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Airbus, Guillaume Faury


British Airways to operate A350 to Bangalore from 1 Jan 2020

British Airways has announced that Bangalore will be the first destination in India for its new Airbus A350-1000. Bangalore will be the fourth worldwide destination for the BA’s A350 – the airline’s launch destination for the type will be to Madrid. The A350 service to Bangalore will begin on 1 January 2020 and as currently … The post British Airways to operate A350 to Bangalore from 1 Jan 2020 appeared first on... >>> To read the full story click on the headline above.
Tags: London, India, Slider, Aviation, Airbus, Madrid, British Airways, A350, Bangalore, Bengaluru International Airport


Airbus CEO says all planemakers would lose from trade war

Airbus Chief Executive Guillaume Faury warned on Thursday that any further escalation of trade tensions would damage aerospace companies globally, including arch-rival Boeing.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Airbus, Guillaume Faury


MBDA boss faces battle of wits as Airbus strategy chief

The chief executive of European missile maker MBDA is returning to Airbus as head of strategy as the planemaker seeks to modernise its factories and explore future options in defence.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Airbus, MBDA


SpaceX to launch first satellites for Musk's Starlink internet service

The billionaire entrepreneur and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc was set to brief reporters on the Starlink satellite-based internet business ahead of the launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 10:30 p.m. The first 60 Starlink satellites are stacked together atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Musk plans to send as many as 12,000 satellites into space as soon as 2024 to make high-speed internet available from space across the world. In February, satellites built by Air...
Tags: Florida, Science, Airbus, Musk, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, OneWeb, StarLink, Tesla Inc


MBDA boss faces battle of wits as Airbus strategy chief

The chief executive of European missile maker MBDA is returning to Airbus as head of strategy as the planemaker seeks to modernize its factories and explore future options in defense. Antoine Bouvier, 59, replaces Patrick de Castelbajac who becomes head of Airbus Asia-Pacific, Airbus said in a statement. Castelbajac's responsibility for Airbus international operations had already been transferred to sales chief Christian Scherer.
Tags: Science, Airbus, MBDA, Castelbajac, Antoine Bouvier, Patrick de Castelbajac, Airbus Asia Pacific Airbus


U.S. fund to invest $50 million in low-cost carrier Viva Air: Reuters

Low-cost airline Viva Air, which operates in Colombia and Peru, said on Thursday it has received a $50 million investment from U.S. capital fund the Cartesian Capital Group, which it will direct toward expansion plans. The airline, owned by Irelandia Aviation LLC of Dublin, said last year it is spending $5.2 billion to buy 50 Airbus planes which it hopes will help make it the top low-cost carrier in Latin America. It also announced plans to expand to a third country in 2020. Cartesian has previo...
Tags: Trends, Tech, Colombia, United States, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Airbus, Dublin, Latin America, Reuters, Viva, Peru Colombia, PE Deals, Viva Air, Cartesian Capital Group


Airbus orders and deliveries – April 2019. Deliveries stay consistent.

European airframer Airbus opened the second quarter of 2019 with five orders. The orders were for three A350-900s from Lufthansa Technic on behalf of the German government and two A330-800neos for Uganda Airlines. The manufacturer also recorded five cancellations for A330-200s which keeps their net order deficit to 58 aircraft for 2019. Airbus has also … The post Airbus orders and deliveries – April 2019. Deliveries stay consistent.... >>> To read the full story click on the headline above.
Tags: Slider, Aviation, Airbus, Delivery, Orders, A350, Uganda Airlines, A330, A320, Orders & Deliveries, A220, Lufthansa Technic


Can a lightning strike bring down a passenger jet?

There remains some confusion as to what was responsible for the crash-landing of an Aeroflot aircraft in Moscow on Sunday, but it is understood the Sukhoi Superjet100 was struck by lightning. The Russian-made aircraft returned to the airport shortly after take-off, bounced hard on landing and burst into flames, killing 41 of the 78 people on-board. The investigative committee is said to be considering three possible causes - poor training of the flight crew and ground personnel, a technical malf...
Tags: Science, Maryland, Indonesia, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, US, Francois Hollande, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, Airbus, Boeing, Caribbean, Federal Aviation Administration, Falcon, Bogota


Airbus Can't Take Advantage of Boeing's 737 MAX Woes

Airbus' financial performance improved last quarter, but lingering production issues mean it won't be able to capitalize on the safety concerns surrounding the Boeing 737 MAX.
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Airbus considers legal action against Germany over Saudi ban - sources

Airbus is considering suing the German government as its freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia means the company is unable to complete a border security system for the Gulf state, two people familiar with the matter said.
Tags: Money, Saudi Arabia, Germany, businessNews, Airbus, Gulf


A Last Minute Pilgrimage to Islay, the Home of Scotland’s Peatiest Whisky (A Cranky Travelogue)

It’s usually a surprise to people when they hear that I haven’t done a true long-haul trip in a few years. Heck, it’s a surprise to me as well. Most of my travel is domestic, or at least within North America, and I just don’t have the time to go away often between family and Cranky Concierge duties. To make things worse, I’ve had a couple of planned trips thwarted due to work and health issues, including a bad head cold-prevented Virgin Atlantic A350 reveal just a couple weeks back. Prospect...
Tags: Travel, Japan, UK, London, Scotland, La, Air Canada, Los Angeles, Trip Reports, Canada, Heathrow, Marriott, Glasgow, Airbus, Edinburgh, Vancouver


Japanissa kevll 2019

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Tags: Travel, Airbus, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kongiin


How Jamal Khashoggi's murder just made the income of Boeing competitor Airbus plummet, more than 6 months on

On October 2, 2018, Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.Seemingly unrelated, on April 30, 2019, more than six months later, one of the world's largest aerospace... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington Post, Airbus, Boeing, Istanbul, Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Consulate


UPDATE 1- #Saudi's Flynas considering upgrading Airbus A320neo order - Reuters

UPDATE 1-Saudi's Flynas considering upgrading Airbus A320neo order - Reuters:Saudi Arabian airline Flynas is considering upgrading part of its existing order for 80 Airbus A320neo jets to the larger A321 model, its chief executive said on Tuesday.The airline, part owned by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal’s firm Kingdom Holding, ordered the A320neos worth $8.6 billion in 2017.“We (have) started evaluating and are in discussion with Airbus,” Bander Abdulrahman al-Mohanna said. [Auth...
Tags: Travel, Airbus, Alwaleed Bin Talal, Reuters, Flynas, Kingdom Holding, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bander Abdulrahman al Mohanna


Air Arabia CEO says needs to put in order for over 100 aircraft | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Air Arabia CEO says needs to put in order for over 100 aircraft | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Sharjah-based Air Arabia needs to put in an order for around 100 aircraft or more in three to four months, its chief executive Adel Abdullah Ali said on Tuesday.The airline will have discussions with Airbus and Boeing about its order this week, he said at the Arabian travel market exhibition in Dubai. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Airbus, Boeing, Sharjah, Air Arabia, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Adel Abdullah Ali


ANALYSIS-Why Airbus isn't pouncing on Boeing's 737 MAX turmoil

When Boeing launched its 737 MAX jetliner in response to Airbus's record-selling A320neo, a wave of poker-faced satisfaction spread through Airbus headquarters in France. Its reasons for cheering Boeing's decision to make a similar jet, based on a similar strategy of engine efficiencies, partly explain why Airbus is wary of exploiting Boeing's misery over the global grounding of the MAX today, industry sources say.
Tags: News, France, Airbus, Boeing


Airbus keeps targets after Saudi writedown takes shine off earnings

European planemaker Airbus stuck to full-year financial targets after reporting slightly higher-than-expected core first-quarter profit, overshadowed by weaker cash and charges related to a German ban on defence exports to Saudi Arabia.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Airbus


Airbus keeps outlook as first-quarter core earnings rise

European planemaker Airbus stuck to its full-year financial targets after reporting slightly higher-than-expected core first-quarter profits, overshadowed by a heavy drain on cash as it stocked parts to ease industrial bottlenecks.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Airbus


Major Boeing customer threatens to switch to Airbus | Financial Times

Major Boeing customer threatens to switch to Airbus | Financial Times:One of Boeing’s largest customers has threatened to order aircraft from arch rival Airbus, as the US airline’s chief executive sought to shore up investor confidence following the crisis over its 737 Max aircraft.Dennis Muilenburg told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting on Monday that Boeing would ensure the 737 was “the safest aeroplane out there to fly” and rejected criticisms over its safety record in the wake of ...
Tags: Travel, US, Dubai, Airbus, Boeing, Civil Aviation Authority, Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Dennis Muilenburg, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Flydubai


Why Airbus isn't pouncing on Boeing's 737 MAX turmoil

When Boeing launched its 737 MAX jetliner in response to Airbus's record-selling A320neo, a wave of poker-faced satisfaction spread through Airbus headquarters in France.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Airbus, Boeing