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Airbus faces lengthy probe, no quick fine

Airbus faces lengthy probe, no quick fine

Airbus faces years of investigation by French and UK authorities into allegations of corruption over jet sales, people familiar with the case said on Friday, playing down a newspaper report of a potentially rapid settlement.

Airbus wins $4bn order from Cathay Pacific

Airbus wins $4bn order from Cathay Pacific

Airbus said on Wednesday it has finalised a more than $4bn order with Cathay Pacific for 32 of its A321neo aircraft to revamp the Hong Kong-based carrier's regional affiliate.

India's IndiGo grounds eight planes 'over engine problems'

India's IndiGo grounds eight planes 'over engine problems'

India's biggest airline, IndiGo, said on Friday it had grounded eight Airbus A320 neo jets, in comments that came after local media attributed the action to issues with Pratt and Whitney-made engines in the aircraft.

Airbus profits fall as engine problems stall deliveries

Airbus profits fall as engine problems stall deliveries

European planemaker Airbus said on Thursday that net profits fell 17% to €1.5bn ($1.8bn) in the first half of the year due to problems with the engines for the new version of its top-selling A320 jet.

$1bn headache for Airbus as QA cancels 4 jets

$1bn headache for Airbus as QA cancels 4 jets

Qatar Airways has axed orders for four A350s because of delivery delays, Airbus said, handing the European planemaker a new headache over what to do with jets worth $1.2bn at list prices.

EU appeals WTO ruling on Boeing subsidies dispute

EU appeals WTO ruling on Boeing subsidies dispute

The European Union Thursday appealed a World Trade Organization ruling that rejected significant portions of a complaint from the bloc over subsidies to Boeing, the WTO said.

Iranian carriers agree to buy Airbus planes

Iranian carriers agree to buy Airbus planes

Iranian carriers Iran Airtour and Zagros Airlines have agreed to buy a combined 73 planes from Airbus, the European aircraft maker said on Thursday at the Paris Air Show.

Airbus upgrades world's biggest passenger jet

Airbus upgrades world's biggest passenger jet

Airbus unveiled an upgraded version of the world's biggest passenger jet on Sunday, seeking to boost demand for the slow-selling superjumbo and including a new wingtip design aimed at reducing fuel burn by up to 4%.

Made-in-China passenger jet set to take wing

Made-in-China passenger jet set to take wing

China is expected this week to conduct the maiden test flight of a home-grown passenger jet built to meet soaring domestic travel demand and challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus.

IranAir may receive first Boeing jet a year earlier

IranAir may receive first Boeing jet a year earlier

IranAir may get its first new Boeing jetliner a year earlier than expected under a deal to take jets originally bought by cash-strapped Turkish Airlines, Iranian media and industry sources said.

Airbus may ditch A380's grand staircase as sales tumble

Airbus may ditch A380's grand staircase as sales tumble

Airbus is considering doing away with one of the hallmarks of its A380 superjumbo, a "grand staircase" echoing the era of cruise ships, as it looks to revive sales of the world's largest airliner, industry sources said.

Airbus seeks new talks with European nations over A400M costs

Airbus seeks new talks with European nations over A400M costs

Airbus called for new talks with European governments to ease "heavy penalties" for delays to its A400M military aircraft on Wednesday, after taking a fresh 1.2-billion-euro ($1.3 billion) charge in the latest blow to Europe's largest defence project.