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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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WTO confirms US failed to fully comply over Boeing subsidies

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Trade Organization confirmed Thursday that Washington failed to fully comply with a 2012 order to halt subsidies to Boeing, marking a partial victory for rival aircraft maker Airbus and the EU. The ruling from the WTO appeals body was the latest blow in the decade-long clash between the …

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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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Uganda Airlines pilots start training

  Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Uganda’s planned national carrier, Uganda Airlines, has handed over the first cockpit crew sets to Bombardier for training a head of the carrier’s comeback mid this year. The first set of eight pilots are reported to have been training facility in France while another …

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Air Tanzania takes delivery of Airbus A220

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tanzania’s national carrier, Air Tanzania, has delivered its first Airbus A220-300 aircraft, making it the first airline in Africa to take on the type. The name The Wings of Kilimanjaro was given to the aircraft – a fitting name to complement their other aircraft. The airlines acting …

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