Airbus Could Build A New Narrowbody In The 2030s

Airbus Could Build A New Narrowbody In The 2030s

Airbus is keen to build an ultra-modern narrowbody jet to be launched in the 2030s. Airbus boss Guillaume Faury said he believes the coming together of production technology and design mechanisms will slingshot the launch of a brand new type....
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Airbus’s A320 Now Has More Total Orders Than The Boeing 737

Airbus’s A320 Now Has More Total Orders Than The Boeing 737

Airbus released figures at the end of October this year which show that the total number of orders for the A320 family has reached 15,193. Boeing has fallen behind, with 15,136 orders for its 737 aircraft. However, Boeing is still...
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Airbus prepares BelugaXL for 2020 take-off

Airbus prepares BelugaXL for 2020 take-off

With the largest cargo bay cross-section of all existing cargo aircraft worldwide, the BelugaXL can carry two A350 XWB wings. The BelugaXL is the latest addition to Airbus’ transportation portfolio. While air transport remains the primary method for transpor...
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Airbus Struggles to Keep Up With Surge in Demand for Its Single-Aisle Jet

Airbus Struggles to Keep Up With Surge in Demand for Its Single-Aisle Jet

The months-long grounding of the Boeing 737 Max has undoubtedly been an opportunity for rival Airbus. But the European aviation giant is struggling to keep up with demand for its single-aisle jets. Airbus SE cut its full-year delivery target and...
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Airbus Sees Strong Demand for Its New Commercial Aircraft Products at Paris Air Show 2019

Airbus Sees Strong Demand for Its New Commercial Aircraft Products at Paris Air Show 2019

  During the 2019 Paris Air Show, Airbus achieved new business for 363 commercial aircraft, comprising 149 firm orders and 214 commitments. In addition to these totals, airlines and lessors also converted 352 existing aircraft orders – mostly from the.....
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Airbus studies production efficiency, vertical integration strategy

Airbus studies production efficiency, vertical integration strategy

Airbus is studying potential efficiency gains in its production system and what level of vertical integration makes sense in the future. The efficiency study will be complete by the end of 2019, while the analysis of the outsourcing/insourcing balance will ta...
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Airbus may Asemble Newest Jet in China to Secure Far East Deals

Airbus may Asemble Newest Jet in China to Secure Far East Deals

Airbus SE is looking at assembling its newest A330neo wide-body jet in China as part of a bid to win orders for the plane in one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets. Airbus may expand its existing plant in Tianjin...
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Airbus Mulls Single-Pilot Flights as Artificial Intelligence Could Enable Autonomous Planes

Airbus Mulls Single-Pilot Flights as Artificial Intelligence Could Enable Autonomous Planes

  Airbus acknowledges that the “explainability” of artificial intelligence is an impediment to getting regulators to sign off on certain products. Passengers will definitely need some very good explainers, too. Though autopilot is not a new technology...
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Airbus Preparing for ‘Worst’ Brexit Outcome

Airbus Preparing for ‘Worst’ Brexit Outcome

Questions about Airbus’s strategy in the event of a so-called no-deal Brexit following the crushing defeat in the UK parliament of British prime minister Theresa May’s plan for a negotiated “soft” exit from the European Union largely overshadowed Wedne...
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Airbus negotiates with suppliers to cut A220 costs

Airbus negotiates with suppliers to cut A220 costs

Airbus now has “a very good understanding of the cost base” of the A220 program, but negotiations with suppliers, key to bringing down costs, are still ongoing, Airbus-Bombardier partnership CEO Philippe Balducchi said. Airbus aims to cut unit costs by a...
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