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Airbus trounces Boeing at Dubai Air Show

Airbus trounces Boeing at Dubai Air Show

19 November 2009 Airline News

Airbus has trounced its bitter rival Boeing at the Dubai Air Show by received five times more orders by value. It received US$5.3bn in orders and letters of intent, against two orders worth US$800m from Boeing. However sales were down dramatically from the last time the biannual show was held in 2007, when they received a combined order worth US$75bn.

Airbus wins commitments worth USD 5.3 billion at Dubai Air Show

Airbus wins commitments worth USD 5.3 billion at Dubai Air Show

18 November 2009 Press Release Airline News

During the 2009 Dubai Air Show, Airbus announced commitments across its broad product range covering a total of 33 aircraft, valued at over US$5.3 billion. These commitments include firm orders for 15 aircraft worth more than US$3.6 billion, plus memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreements for a further 18 aircraft totalling around $1.7 billion.

Airbus wins major Ethiopian order

Airbus wins major Ethiopian order

16 November 2009 Airline News

Airbus has revealed it has won an order from Ethiopian Airlines, a long-term Boeing customer for 12 of its new A350 XWB aircraft in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion at list price, bringing its total worldwide orders for the plane to 505.

Air NZ secures aircraft deal

Air NZ secures aircraft deal

3 November 2009 Airline News

Air New Zealand is replacing its domestic fleet of Boeing 737-300s with $1bn worth of Airbus A320s. The first plane will be delivered in 2011, with the rest of the fleet gradually replaced by 2015.

Airbus welcomes 50 per cent synthetic fuel milestone

Airbus welcomes 50 per cent synthetic fuel milestone

2 October 2009 Press Release Airline News

Airbus welcomes the latest steps towards the approval by ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards developing organizations in the world, for the use of a 50 per cent synthetic jet fuel in commercial aviation. Synthetic liquid jet fuels can be made from biomass, natural gas or coal. All of these are known as xTL fuels.

Airbus raises forecast on signs of recovery

Airbus raises forecast on signs of recovery

18 September 2009 Airline News

Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer John Leahy has revealed he is optimistic that the airline industry is recovering — although he warned that financing conditions remain tight. The company says airlines will buy 25,000 planes worth $3.1 trillion over the next 20 years, buoyed by Asian sales and increased demand for single-aisle models.

WTO poised to outlaw Airbus state aid

WTO poised to outlaw Airbus state aid

4 September 2009 Airline News

The World Trade Organization is set to rule today what is being dubbed as the biggest trade dispute in history - between aerospace giants Boeing and Airbus. The US planemaker is accusing the EU of handing out illegal subsidies to its arch rival, and it is believed that the WTO is expected to agree.

UK fronts £350m to develop Airbus carbon A350

UK fronts £350m to develop Airbus carbon A350

14 August 2009 Airline News

The UK government is to provide Airbus with a launch aid package worth £350m to develop the A350 XWB, a carbon-fibre aircraft that aims to rival Boeing’s Dreamliner. The package amounts to roughly half what Airbus was seeking from the UK to develop the wide-body jet.

Airbus orders plummet 86%

Airbus orders plummet 86%

28 July 2009 Airline News

Airbus has weathered one of the toughest episodes in aviation history by reporting a rise in aircraft deliveries for the first six months of 2009. But the worst could be yet to come with new orders for the period shrinking a massive 86% to 68, compared with 487 in the same period last year.

Airbus delivers first Chinese-built aircraft

23 June 2009 Press Release Airline News

Airbus has delivered the first A320 aircraft made at its Chinese factory, saying the event symbolised its long-term focus on the Chinese aviation market.Airbus hopes the plant in the northern city of Tianjin will deliver a big advantage over arch rival Boeing. The latter makes components in China, but Airbus is the first to have a full production facility in the country, as it vies to meet fast-growing Chinese demand for commercial aircraft.