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 to its “zero-emission” ambitions as European governments push for cleaner technology in their post-COVID recovery plans.
Airbus’ decision to cut output of its best-selling jet by a third amid coronavirus marks a huge shift for the European planemaker, which has enjoyed virtually unbroken growth since it began competing toe-to-toe with Boeing almost 20 years ago.
China’s attempt to challenge Boeing and Airbus has faltered. Development of China’s C919 single-aisle plane, already at least five years behind schedule, is going slower than expected.
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 down by 40% for two years.
On the fourth day of the Dubai Airshow 2021, the Ministry of Defence announced the conclusion of seven deals worth more than Dhs1.742 billion with local and international companies.
Airbus Secure Land Communications is showcasing its portfolio of modern hybrid communication and collaboration solutions for smart airports at Dubai Airshow 2021, taking place from the Nov.14 to the 18.
At Airbus’ pre-pandemic list prices, the order would exceed $15 billion, although major deals typically see manufacturers offer significant discounts to buyers. The company did not provide any details on the sale price.
The United States and the European Union have agreed a truce in their near 17-year conflict over aircraft subsidies, suspending for five years one set of Trump-era tariffs which had soured relations between them.
Airbus ramped up its jet production targets on Thursday, backing signs of global recovery and strengthening its hand ahead of talks with suppliers about how to share investments needed to lift aviation out of its pandemic doldrums.