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Airbus flies into new era with change of boss

Paris, France | AFP | Frenchman Guillaume Faury took over as CEO of European aerospace giant Airbus on Wednesday, looking to benefit from the current troubles of rival Boeing and limit potential disruption from Brexit and US President Donald Trump’s trade threats. The 51-year-old will replace Tom Enders, who is …

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Airbus pulls plug on costly A380 superjumbo

Paris, France | AFP | European aerospace giant Airbus said Thursday it would end production of the A380 superjumbo, the double-decker jet which earned plaudits from passengers but failed to win over enough airlines to justify its massive costs. The firm said it would stop deliveries in 2021 of the A380, …

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SpaceX launches final 10 satellites for Iridium

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | SpaceX on Friday blasted off a payload of global communications satellites for Iridium, marking the first launch of 2019 for the California-based company headed by Elon Musk. “Three, two, one, ignition, liftoff of Falcon 9,” Iridium CEO Matt Desch said on a live …

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Boeing says it has Trump deal on Air Force One planes

Washington, United States | AFP | Boeing said Tuesday it has reached an agreement to build future Air Force One planes after addressing Donald Trump’s criticism over hefty costs associated with the presidential aircraft. “Boeing is proud to build the next generation of Air Force One, providing American Presidents with a …

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Airbus gets certification for A350-1000

Paris, France | AFP | Airbus said Tuesday that its A350-1000 widebody aircraft had received certification from US and European aviation authorities, clearing the way for its delivery and entry into service. A longer version of the Airbus A350-900, the twin-engine plane can accomodate an extra 40 people, taking its total …

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