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Happy 50th Birthday Airbus – Even Rival Boeing is Sending it’s Regards

The pan-European aircraft manufacturer and aerospace giant Airbus is celebrating its 50th birthday and even its biggest rival, Seattle-based Boeing is marking the occasion with a sweet (and just a little cheeky) video as a way of sending its best…

SOURCES: Airbus Will Give Update On A380 Project, Possible End of Production

According to several anonymous industry sources quoted by Reuters, the French aerospace giant Airbus is expected to provide an update on the fate of its flagship A380 programme in the coming days.  Senior executives are likely to address rumours head-on…

Here We Go Again: New Rumours Suggest Emirates Plans to Convert Some A380 Orders for Smaller A350

Unnamed sources quoted by Reuters claim the Dubai-based Emirates is considering converting some of its outstanding Airbus A380 orders for the much smaller A350 model.  The airline currently has 112 of the double-deck A380 superjumbos in its fleet and a…

Saudi Airline Flyadeal Abandons Airbus in Deal with Arch-Rival Boeing

Saudi Arabian airline Flyadeal has today announced a deal worth as much as $5.9 billion USD with American aerospace giant Boeing for up to 50 of its next-generation 737MAX narrowbody aircraft.  The low-cost airline, which is a subsidiary of State-owned…

RUMOUR: Etihad Airways Might Be About to Cancel or Change Dozens of Aircraft Orders

Things just seem to be getting worse by the week for Etihad Airways, with announcements of route closures and onboard cutbacks coming thick and fast.  And now we’ve heard a rumour – reportedly confirmed by four sources familiar with the…

Airbus Secures the Future of the A380 Superjumbo: Secures $16 Billion Deal With Emirates

The French aircraft manufacturer, Airbus has today announced the future of its A380 superjumbo has been secured with a huge $16 billion order from Emirates, the worlds largest operator of the aircraft.  Only days ago, Airbus’ head of sales John…

How Much Does An Airbus A380 Cost? List Prices Go Up As Future of Project Hangs in the Balance

January is traditionally the month where retailers nudge prices up ever so slightly – rising inflation has to be passed onto consumers at some point or other and it seems that aircraft manufacturers are no different to any other retailer.…

Whoah: Airbus Estimates Middle East Airlines Will More Than Double Their Aircraft Fleets by 2036

The last couple of years have been particularly hard for airlines in the Middle East.  Profits at Emirates dropped a massive 80% in 2016 to just $340 million USD due to a major fall in regional business travel, overcapacity, concerns…

The Airbus Airspace Cabin Will Debut On jetBlue in 2020: Wins Top Award at APEX Awards

Bigger, brighter, better – that’s what pan-European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus is promising with the introduction of its snazzy looking Airspace cabin interior product for A320 model aircraft.  The promise is to bring the same kind of features previously reserved just…

Airbus and Thai Airways Deliver Much Needed School Supplies to Conflict Ravaged Areas of Thailand

Here’s a really good feel good story courtesy of European aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Thai Airways.  Last week, the two companies organised what they called a ‘goodwill flight’ loaded with school supplies for underprivileged children in the conflict ridden provinces…

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