In Toulouse, Airbus presents its flying taxi planned for 2023
24 September 2021 | 8:48 am
Airbus Summit unveils the 'flying taxi', also known as a giant drone, which can carry up to four passengers and travel up to eighty kilometres at a speed of one hundred and twenty kilometres per hour. The aim is to create an environmentally friendly means of transport. The first flight of the latest model is expected to take place in 2023.
5 Oct 2018
For the better part of two decades, the U.S. and EU have battled at the World Trade Organization over aircraft makers Boeing Co. and Airbus SE. Now as America and China engage in a volley of tariffs, the inability of the U.S. and EU to resolve their dispute offers a key lesson for the burgeoning trade war:.
10 Oct 2018
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.
4 Nov 2018
A giant mechanical spider and minotaur thrilled crowds in central Toulouse on Friday (November 2), as French street theatre group "La Machine" introduced its latest feat. The machines are controlled by dozens of operators who meticulously move every part of its body to make it look as alive as possible.
29 Dec 2018
The overnight blaze will almost certainly affect the assembly of all Airbus models, according to the factory's owner. The plant, in Augsburg, produces the fuselages for some 600 planes annually.
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.
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.
26 Mar 2019
Airbus has sealed a megadeal with China. A $35B agreement was finalized during President Xi’s visit to Paris.
1 Apr 2019
Thomas Tuchel hailed PSG's 'difficult' 1-0 win at Toulouse after the international break.
23 Jun 2019
Guillaume Faury, Airbus SE chief executive officer, discusses the launch of the A321XLR aircraft, production in China, and consolidation in the aerospace industry.
3 Oct 2019
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.
21 Nov 2019
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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Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is the fifth European to take command of the ISS. She says the space station gives her hope for peace on Earth.
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France is marking the bicentenary of the deciphering of the Rosetta Stone hieroglyphs by linguist Jean-François Champollion. In Perspective, we spoke to Vanessa Desclaux, who looks after the ancient Egyptian manuscripts at France's Bibliothèque Nationale, the National Library in Paris.
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The Kremlin says it has not yet made any decision on closing Russia's borders although an ongoing exodus of military-age men looking to evade the Ukraine war call-up is happening. One of the countries they are fleeing to, is neighboring Georgia.
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Guineans hope the wait for justice will soon come to an end 13 years after a massacre that killed at least 157 people. Ex-junta leader Moussa Camara and his former lieutenants are expected to face the judge.
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Rampant inflation and soaring energy costs have caused German consumer sentiment to drop according to new market research, with no indication just yet that inflation will improve soon.