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Qatar Airways sues Airbus over A350 dispute

Qatar Airways has launched legal proceedings against Airbus over the ongoing A350 dispute, claiming the company had “no alternative” but to sue the planemaker. In a press release on Monday, the Doha-based carrier said it has “sadly failed in all our attempts to reach a constructive solution with Airbus in relation to the accelerated surface

Boeing, Airbus urge 5G rollout delay over safety concerns

Aerospace giants Boeing and Airbus have called for the Biden administration to delay the roll out of the 5G network in fears it will dangerously impact the aviation industry. The C-Band spectrum 5G network deployment, served by providers AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc, is set to occur on 5 January. On Monday, a joint

‘A vital pillar’: Airbus delivers last A380 to Emirates airline

Emirates received its last superjumbo A380 aircraft on Thursday, marking the final delivery of the jet for Airbus after 14 years of service. It was the 123rd A380 for the UAE-based carrier, and it landed in Hamburg on 16 December, welcomed by Airbus and Emirates staff. “The A380 is a truly special aircraft in so many

Airbus scores in Qantas’ narrowbody fleet renewal

The Australian flag carrier will initially place an order for 20 A321XLR (extra long-range) and 20 A220s but will have the option to purchase a further 94 over 10 years as its 737-800s and 717s are phased out.

Whistleblowers condemn FAA oversight of Boeing aircraft

The report criticizes that there is significant pressure to approve designs that may not apply with FAA standards, in the wake of the 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 passengers in 2018-19.

United, Virgin Australia pen codeshare agreement

The airline said the new arrangement, which will begin in April 2022, will triple its reach and unlock loyalty benefits for Velocity Frequent Flyer members.

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