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World's newest airliner begins first commercial flight

For passengers, the new plane offers wider panoramic windows and larger overhead storage space plus the ability to limit connections.

European airlines 'cannot keep up': Qatar Airways chief

Qatar Airways chief Akbar Al-Baker boasted Wednesday that European carriers "cannot keep up" with competition from Gulf carriers, as his fast-growing airline welcomed the first Airbus A350 plane.

Airbus delivers first next-generation plane to Qatar Airways

Airbus delivered its first next-generation A350-900 plane to Qatar Airways Monday in a formal ceremony that kickstarts its bid to erode rival Boeing`s dominance in the lucrative long-haul market.

Flying back on course: the inside story of the new Airbus A350 jet

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker urged Airbus to take the 787 seriously and said its draft response, a quick fix to its A330 with new General Electric engines, was inadequate.

Airbus to deliver first A350 to Qatar Airways December 13

Airbus will deliver its first new, next-generation long-haul A350-900 plane to Qatar Airways on December 13, the European aerospace giant said on Thursday.

Airbus beats Boeing with record sales in 2013

European aircraft maker Airbus beat US rival Boeing with record sales and orders last year but came second in terms of finished airliners delivered, figures from the company showed Monday.

Airbus posts record orders, ponders higher production

Airbus posted an industry record of 1,619 new airplane orders in 2013, pushing its backlog to almost nine years of production, and said it was examining the potential for a two-stage increase in production of its most popular jets.

Airbus urges Berlin to unfreeze 600 mn euro loan payment

The first A350 XWB wide-bodied passenger jets are scheduled to be delivered by the end of next year. The next-generation plane carried out its first test flight in June.

Airbus CEO says politics in Japan influences aircraft orders

Airbus chief executive Fabrice Bregier said on Monday that politics in Japan can influence new aircraft purchases by the nation`s airlines.

Airbus chief eyes overtaking Boeing in production by 2018

Airbus chief Fabrice Bregier says the European planemaker will overtake its US rival Boeing to become the world`s biggest producer within four or five years, in an interview with a German Sunday newspaper.

Airbus A350 next-gen plane takes off on first test flight

Airbus hopes the 314-seater will compete with Boeing's 787 Dreamliner by being both lighter and more fuel-efficient than previous models.