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Gabonese C295 arrives home

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The lone Airbus C295 transport aircraft ordered by Gabon has arrived home, months after the contract was greenlit. The aircraft (TR-KJF) was tracked leaving Spain...

Gabon Air Force to acquire a C295 transport aircraft under a...

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Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba recently gave the greenlight for a CFA31 billion ($52 million) loan to purchase an Airbus C295 military transport aircraft...

Benin acquires H125M helicopters

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Benin’s Air Force has acquired two H125M helicopters from Airbus and is using them to help combat terrorism in the norther region of the...

Senegal takes delivery of second C295

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Senegal’s Armed Forces have just taken delivery of a second and final C295 transport aircraft from Airbus, eight months after receiving the first. The new...

Senegal takes delivery of first C295 transport

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Senegal has become the latest African country to receive Airbus C295 aircraft, taking delivery of the first of two transports on 28 July. Senegal’s Armed...

Second Malian C295 arrives home after long delay

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Mali’s military has finally taken delivery of its second Airbus C295 transport aircraft after a year’s delay due to US sanctions. The Malian military said...

Angolan C295 order firmed up

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Angola has placed a firm order for three Airbus C295 aircraft, four years after its government first revealed plans to acquire the aircraft, which...

S-Plane selected by Airbus for innovative wing demonstrator project

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Airbus has chosen S-Plane Automation to supply its X-KIT optionally piloted vehicle conversion kit for its eXtra Performance Wing demonstrator project, which will see...

Nigerian Air Force interested in Airbus aircraft

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The Nigerian Air Force has expressed interest in acquiring new aircraft from Airbus and has held discussions with the Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria on...

Airbus delivers C295W to Burkina Faso

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Airbus has delivered a C295W transport aircraft to the Burkina Faso Air Force, just under two years after the contract was placed. The aircraft (XT-MBH)...

Mali attempts to lift US sanctions blocking import of C295

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The Malian government has asked the United States to lift restrictions preventing the arrival of a new C295 military transport aircraft. The Malian Minister of...

Airbus challenges Boeing cargo dominance with A350 freighter

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Europe's Airbus took aim at one of Boeing's most profitable strongholds on Thursday with plans for a freighter version of its A350 passenger jet, gambling...

Airbus to boost A220 jet’s range, newest operator says

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Airbus will go ahead with plans to increase the range of its smallest jet, the A220, its newest operator said, allowing airlines to open...

Airbus turns up heat on suppliers over production and quality

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European planemaker Airbus has ordered suppliers to demonstrate as soon as possible that they are factory-fit for increased single-aisle jet output, in a letter...

Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over 2009 crash

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Air France and Airbus should stand trial for involuntary manslaughter over their role in a 2009 crash in the Atlantic that killed 228 people,...

Ex Airbus unit ordered to pay $42 million over corrupt Saudi...

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A former Airbus subsidiary was on Wednesday ordered to pay more than 30 million pounds ($42 million) after pleading guilty to corruption over contracts...

Air Cairo receives its first Airbus A320neo

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Air Cairo, Egypt’s low-fare airline, has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft. The new aircraft will join Air Cairo’s all Airbus fleet of...

Airbus shakes up aero parts manufacturing

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Airbus has launched the biggest shake-up of its manufacturing network in more than a decade, with large-parts activities reorganized in France and Germany and...

Egypt signs C295 support contract with Airbus

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The Egyptian Air Force, the largest C295 fleet operator worldwide, has recently signed a five-year services contract with Airbus for the performance-based support of...

Airbus deliveries surge in March, sending shares higher

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A rebound in air travel in China and the United States helped to drive a surge in March deliveries for Airbus, sending the planemaker’s...

Boeing cites risks in design of newest Airbus jet

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Boeing Co has raised concerns over the design of arch-rival Airbus’ newest narrow-body jet, the A321XLR, saying a novel type of fuel tank could...

Airbus exploring hybrid-electric aircraft technology

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Airbus is working on hybrid-electric propulsion among the options for reducing jetliner emissions, the European planemaker said on Friday. It disclosed the initiative in a...

Airbus CEO urges trade war ceasefire, easing of COVID travel bans

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The head of European planemaker Airbus called on Saturday for a “ceasefire” in a transatlantic trade war over aircraft subsidies, saying tit-for-tat tariffs on...

Air Cote d’Ivoire receives its first Airbus A320neo

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Air Cote d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast’s flagship carrier based in Abidjan, has taken delivery of its first A320neo, becoming the first operator of the type...

Cautious Airbus forecast disappoints after 2020 loss

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European planemaker Airbus axed its dividend for a second year and predicted flat deliveries this year as it braces for more coronavirus uncertainty after...

Airbus keeps top spot in coronavirus-blighted jet market

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Europe’s Airbus posted stronger-than-expected deliveries of 566 jets in 2020, remaining the world’s largest planemaker as a year of pandemic-induced upheaval for air travel...

Airbus to be world’s largest planemaker for second year

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Airbus is set to beat Boeing to be the world’s largest jetmaker for the second year in a row, ending 2020 by resuming deliveries...

Paris Airshow cancelled in blow to aerospace recovery

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The Paris Airshow has been cancelled for the first time since World War Two, raising questions about the speed of the aerospace industry’s recovery...

Mali orders another C295 transport

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Mali has ordered a second C295 transport aircraft from Airbus, which will join the Air Force’s fleet in 2021. This second aircraft will supplement the...

Airbus, Boeing expected to turn to hybrid engine technology for new...

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Airbus and Boeing are expected to turn to hybrid electric technology when they develop the next generation of airplanes because of limits on improving current engines,...

Boeing deepens job cuts as twin crises extend losses

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Boeing unveiled a fourth straight quarterly loss and deeper job cuts on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic and the lengthy grounding of its 737...

Frontex selects Airbus and IAI for UAV-based maritime aerial surveillance

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The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) has awarded a contract to Airbus Defence and Space Airborne Solutions (ADAS) and its partner Israel...

Airbus ramps up deliveries in September, seen targeting 500 jets in...

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Airbus reached the highest number of monthly deliveries of passenger planes so far this year in September, but logged no new sales as crisis-hit airlines...

Airbus unveils concepts for hydrogen-powered plane

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Airbus has unveiled three visual concepts for “zero emission” airplanes to be powered by hydrogen. It is the planemaker’s latest effort to draw public attention...

Airbus warns of lay-offs

Airbus stepped up warnings of compulsory lay-offs as air travel fails to recover as expected from the coronavirus crisis, putting itself on a potential...

Airbus deliveries slip in August

Airbus deliveries slipped in August, slowing recovery from the coronavirus demand meltdown, but the European planemaker remained ahead of its beleaguered US rival Boeing...

US leaves tariffs on Airbus aircraft unchanged at 15%

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The US government on Wednesday said it would maintain 15% tariffs on Airbus aircraft and 25% tariffs on other European goods, despite moves by...

Abu Dhabi’s Tawazun to build satellite centre with Airbus

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Abu Dhabi state defence and security entity Tawazun is to build a satellite assembly, integration and testing centre with Airbus in the United Arab...

Airbus offers subsidy concession to end US tariffs

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Europe’s Airbus said on Friday it was amending French and Spanish government loans in a “final” bid to reverse US tariffs and jog the...

Ethiopia interested in C295 transports, Airbus helicopters

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Ethiopia has expressed interest in acquiring 18 helicopters and two C295 transport aircraft from Airbus. Africa Intelligence at the beginning of June reported that France...

Germany renews service contract with Airbus for Heron UAV in Mali

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Germany’s Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has signed a renewed service contract agreement with Airbus Defence and Space...

Namibia considering options for struggling national flag carrier – finance minister

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The Namibian government is weighing several options regarding the future of struggling national carrier Air Namibia, new Finance Minister Iipumbu Shiimi told parliament on...

Airbus to cut 15 000 jobs to survive coronavirus crisis

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Airbus is cutting 15 000 jobs within a year, including 900 already earmarked in Germany, saying its future is at stake after the coronavirus...

Airbus fine-tunes job cuts as CEO confirms 40% output drop

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Airbus was finalising an imminent restructuring plan expected to include thousands of job cuts on Monday as its chief executive confirmed plans to hold output...

Row over undelivered jets as Airbus threatens to sue airlines

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A stand-off over undelivered passenger jets is intensifying after Airbus signalled it would sue airlines refusing to honour contracts in the face of the...

Air France axes A380, Emirates seen cutting deliveries

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The world’s largest airliner, the Airbus A380, took a step closer to the aviation archives on Wednesday as Air France said it would permanently axe...

Airbus to be ‘resized,’ could cut output again

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Planemaker Airbus has told senior staff the company must be “resized” in plans to be set out around end-June and is ready to cut jet...

Airbus deliveries plummet

Airbus deliveries dropped 80% to 14 aircraft in April, compared with a year earlier, as operations were hit by the coronavirus crisis, company data...

Coronavirus puts Airbus survival at stake

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus gave its starkest assessment yet of damage from the coronavirus crisis, telling the company’s 135, 00 employees to brace for...

Denel employees return safely from Spain

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Four Denel employees, who have been working on a project based in Seville, Spain, have safely returned to South Africa. Denel spokesperson Pam Malinda said...

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