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Airbus now trumps Boeing in narrow-body market

While market share between Boeing and Airbus has often remained quite close in this key sector, Airbus appears to have pulled ahead to hold a solid majority of the market in recent months, now boasting a 68 per cent share.

Airbus net orders back in black for 2021

Airbus’ new orders have now outpaced the rate of its cancellations for the first time this year, with the European planemaker now boasting a net total of new orders minus cancellations of 38 jets for the year-to-date.

Airbus begins assembly for first A321XLR fuselage

European planemaker Airbus has hit another significant milestone in the construction of the very first A321XLR, and has confirmed that the structural assembly of the jet’s centre and real fuselage parts has now begun in Germany. The Airbus A321XLR is set to the longest-range single-aisle jet, thanks to its increased maximum take-off weight (MTOW) capacity,

Unions set to fight as Airbus moves to close Spanish factory

Airbus is moving to close its Puerto Real factory in Spain as a part of its post-COVID recovery plan, in what would be the planemaker’s first major factory closure in the company’s 50-year history. The European planemaker is in discussions with unions to combine operations with its nearby Bay of Cadiz facility, which currently focuses

Airbus to convert A380 production facility to use for A320 family

Airbus has resumed work on the modernisation of its A320 family industrial capabilities in Toulouse. According to Airbus, the move will provide the company with increased flexibility throughout its global industrial production system to respond to market recovery and future demand. The modernised, digitally-enabled A320/A321 final assembly line (FAL) will replace one of the original

Airbus, Air France again requested to stand trial for manslaughter over 2009 crash

Airbus and Air France have again been told to stand trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter over their role in a plane crash that killed 228 people in 2009. A French court of appeals in Paris reportedly ruled on Wednesday that the two companies should stand trial for their shortcomings that contributed to the accident,


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