Development of China’s C919 single-aisle plane, already at least five years behind schedule, is going slower than expected, a dozen people familiar with the program told Reuters, as the state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation (COMAC) struggles with a range of technical issues that have severely restricted test flights.
The Iranian minister of roads and urban development announced that three airbus planes would be delivered to the country in the very near future amid sanctions that have made it difficult for airlines to renovate and upgrade their fleet.
A World Trade Organization panel ruled that the European Union has not complied with an order to end illegal subsidies for plane maker Airbus, which prompted the Trump administration to impose tariffs on nearly $7.5 billion US worth of EU goods in October.
Boeing suffered a fresh setback on the opening of the Paris Airshow on Monday as its engine supplier announced a delay for the US planemaker’s all-new 777X jet while Airbus launched a rival plane aimed at the middle of the market.
Airbus signed a deal worth tens of billions of dollars on Monday to sell 300 aircraft to China, coinciding with a visit to Europe by Chinese President Xi Jinping and matching a China record held by US rival Boeing.
Airbus warned on Thursday it could shift future wing-building out of Britain in the absence of a smooth exit from the European Union, predicting “potentially very harmful decisions” for its British operations in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.
Iran's aviation experts have conducted the C-check of the first airliner purchased from Airbus after the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) came into force in January 2016, said CEO of Iran Air.
A deal worth almost £180 million was struck between UK-based Airbus Defense and Space and France’s Eutelsat to develop communications for two new state-of-the-art satellites which will see components and major parts assembled in the UK before final assembly is completed in Toulouse.
Airbus is over the worst on engine delays that have hampered deliveries of its A320neo passenger jet, with the number of semi-finished and undelivered planes beginning to come down, its planemaking chief said on Friday.