Airbus-Emirates deal to save A380 Jumbo is said to stall
10 October 2018 | 5:30 am
Airbus's latest order for as many as 36 A380s is said to have stalled because of problems with the engines. It's a deal worth about $16B and was seen as a lifeline for the A380. Emirates is the biggest customer for the aircraft.
3 Feb 2019
Emirates is considering switching some — or even all — of its order for the four-engine superjumbo jet. Without the Emirates deal, the iconic Airbus A380 has no future, according to analysts.
5 Feb 2019
Khatija Haque, head of Middle East and North Africa research at Emirates NBD, talks about the Saudi and U.A.E economies, and oil supply.
7 Feb 2019
Qantas's cancellation of the A380 superjumbo jets is the latest blow to aeronautics company Airbus. A number of airlines have canceled or stalled orders in recent years, causing Airbus to question the A380's future.
14 Feb 2019
Airbus is scrapping its A380 double decker, marking the end of the jumbo jet era. Production of the plane maker’s flagship model will end by 2021 after a handful of remaining buyers including Emirates who received their last orders.
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Airbus has sealed a megadeal with China. A $35B agreement was finalized during President Xi’s visit to Paris.
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Ganduje on Wednesday signed into law the creation of four new Emirates. The Emirates created are for Gaya, Bichi, Karaye, and Rano.
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Guillaume Faury, Airbus SE chief executive officer, discusses the launch of the A321XLR aircraft, production in China, and consolidation in the aerospace industry.
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Aircraft and agricultural items from Europe will be subject to US tariffs in the latest round of a long legal fight. The move sets the stage for tit-for-tat trade escalation between the United States and European Union.
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In the Middle East, Airbus and Boeing are trying to wow aviation chiefs and ink billion-dollar deals. Airbus has profited from its rival Boeing’s turbulent year, but things aren’t all one-sided.
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The US has said it may increase tariffs after the EU lost its case at the WTO. The US claimed that loans made by the EU to Airbus for the development of the A380 and other aircraft represented an unfair advantage.
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Boeing has seen a sharp fall in deliveries as its bestselling MAX jets remain grounded following two fatal crashes. It's not the first time the US planemaker has lost the crown to its European rival.
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