Wide-body aircraft

May 16, 2011 - 8:21am

The European Union (EU) is trying to attract more small- and medium-size enterprises to participate in its long-running CleanSky joint technology program. With public funds available to back research-and-development work aimed at reducing the environmental impact of air transport, it hopes to spread such support beyond major aerospace firms.

May 16, 2011 - 8:21am

Some sort of negotiated settlement would appear the best outcome for which either protagonist can hope in the interminable dispute between Airbus and Boeing over alleged subsidies for airliner developments that is supposedly being resolved by the World Trade Organization (WTO).

April 30, 2011 - 10:45am

The galley of a single- or twin-aisle executive aircraft has rarely been a particularly passenger-friendly place. Welcome to 2011 and the “VVIP Lounge Galley” from German design firm Loher Raumexklusiv. The Wallersdorf-Haidlfing designer has come up with a sophisticated art deco design concept introduced for an A340 at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.

February 25, 2011 - 10:00am
Airbus COO for customers John Leahy (l) and Airbus president and CEO Tom Ende...

Airbus’s first firm order for A380s from a Japanese customer last week not only added a significant tally to its backlog, but it might have represented a watershed event in the company’s efforts to loosen Boeing’s stranglehold on the lucrative market.

February 24, 2011 - 8:25am

Airbus Corporate Jets set a new record for bizliner deliveries last year. With a combined list-price value of $1.5 billion, the European airframer delivered 15 bizliners, including 13 examples of the A318 Elite/Airbus ACJ/A320 Prestige and two widebody A330/340s. The company also won new orders for eight bizliners last year, taking total orders to date beyond 170 aircraft. The new orders included seven A320-series aircraft and one A330/A340.

February 12, 2011 - 11:12am

Airbus entered 2011 with a clear perspective on its main challenges and opportunities. In the start-of-year press conferences staged by both the European airframer and its EADS parent during January, executives identified the overriding challenge as the continuing battle to control costs.

February 3, 2011 - 3:49am

Airbus has decided to raise the production rate for its A330 family to 10 aircraft a month starting in the second quarter of 2013, the company announced today. The company now builds eight A330s a month and plans to first increase the rate to nine early next year before reaching double digits in 2013.

January 29, 2011 - 7:30am

Swiss aircraft services company Jet Aviation claims to have won the first contract for cabin completion of Boeing’s new 747-8. The Basel-based center’s in-house interior design studio was retained to design the cabin interior.

January 28, 2011 - 9:15am

Lufthansa Technik is busy and expects to become busier. The Hamburg, Germany-based MRO and completion and refurbishment company is currently working on an A318 for a Middle East customer, a BBJ for a Far East client and two A340-400s for the German government.

January 28, 2011 - 7:11am
Virgin America has provided Airbus with its first firm order for the new A320...

Airbus entered 2011 with a clear perspective on its main challenges and opportunities. In the start-of-year press conferences staged by both the European airframer and its EADS parent during January, executives identified the overriding challenge as the continuing battle to control costs.

 
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