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Airbus beats Boeing with record sales in 2013

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 18:41

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

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 17:47

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

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 19:32

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

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 10:04

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

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

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 11:10

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