Europe's latest passenger jet, the Airbus A350, made its maiden flight on Friday and its chief salesman, opening a new front in a battle with US rival Boeing Company, declared it so quiet that airport residents won't even notice it.
Airbus expressed growing optimism about the schedule for the keenly-awaited maiden flight of its A350 on Tuesday, amid speculation that its first new jet in almost a decade could debut before next month's Paris air show.
Airbus has dropped lithium-ion batteries of the type that forced the grounding of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner and will use traditional nickel-cadmium batteries in its crucially important next passenger jet, the A350.
Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, has cancelled seven A350-1000 aircraft worth $2.3 billion from its order with Airbus, dealing a fresh setback to the European planemaker’s largest twin-engined jet development.
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Airbus signed a $2 billion order with Yemen's Yemenia for 10 A350 XWB planes on Tuesday as deals at the Dubai Air Show neared $85 billion.
Both Airbus and Boeing are on track for a record-breaking year as demand from surging new markets, i
Emirates airline has ordered 131 Airbus aircraft in a deal worth $31.7 billion that includes 70 of the European planemaker's latest A350 model, the Dubai-based carrier said in a statement on Sunday.
Emirates has the option to purchase a fu