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Europe's Airbus has lifted a stumbling block to delivery of the world's largest jetliner to Qatar but faces the growing prospect of delays for the first flight of its newest small jet, the A320neo, several people familiar with the matter said. After a three-month dispute that had blocked the delivery of the first of 10 A380 superjumbos ordered by Qatar Airways, the Gulf airline has agreed to take the new jet, they said.
Airbus was so confident about the aircraft's potential that it boldly asserted, "It takes an A380 to compete with an A380." However, seven years later, with fuel prices soaring and plenty of fuel-efficient planes on offer, demand for the iconic A380 is falling.
As Ryanair announces plans to fit more passengers in its planes, Natalie Paris looks at the best and worst airlines for legroom and ask whether fliers are feeling the squeeze... Ryanair has agreed a $22bn deal for up to 200 new Boeing planes , each of which - thanks to slimmer seats and reduced galley space - will be able to accommodate more travellers. The budget carrier has announced that it will fly its new Boeing 737 MAX 200s with a total of 197 seats - eight more than the 189 seats possible in the 737-800 planes currently being used.
Alcoa Inc. said Thursday it signed a multiyear contract to supply aluminum sheet and plate products for aerospace giant Boeing Co.' s commercial jetliners valued at more than $1 billion.
Air New Zealand's last Boeing 747-400 affectionately referred to by pilots as "Daddy's yacht" completed its final flight in teal livery today, as the airline ushers in a new generation of long-haul aircraft. The 16-year-old aircraft registered as ZK-NBV, also named Christchurch, made its final touchdown with Air New Zealand this morning on a flight from San Francisco to Auckland.
Airbus and Qatar Airways have resolved a three-month old dispute that had been blocking the delivery of the first of ten A380s ordered by the Gulf airline, industry sources said. Qatar Airways, which had refused to take delivery of the first three aircraft, citing concerns about the quality of the cabin interior, was not immediately available for comment.
Qatar Airways, which had refused to take delivery of the first three aircraft due to concerns about the quality of the cabin interior, was unavailable for comment. Separately, industry sources said Airbus had been forced to delay the first flight of the A320neo because of what one described as a "minor" technical issue.
A Lufthansa Airbus A380-800, registration D-AIMI performing flight LH-463 from Miami,FL to Frankfurt/Main , was enroute at FL380 about 500nm north of Lajes/Azores Islands when the crew requested to deviate to the north due to weather. Oceanic air traffic control was unable to approve the request due to two flights, a United Boeing 767-300, registration N641UA performing flight UA-956 from Newark,NJ to Geneva , and a British Airways Boeing 777-200, registration G-ZZZA performing flight BA-66 from Philadelphia,PA to London Heathrow,EN , operating at FL380 on the adjacent track.
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Alibaba Takes IPO Sales Pitch on the Road Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and its bankers have been talking with investors about the Chinese e-commerce giant's potentially $24 billion initial public offering for over a year. But this week, as they begin the formal sales pitch, they will seek to resolve a crucial question: How much stock do investors want to own, and what will they pay for it? After setting a price range Friday that values the company around $155 billion at the midpoint, Alibaba on Monday is set to start a two-week roadshow to pitch its stock to investors.
Flying on board a British Airways Boeing 747 for hours on end is set to become a more pleasant experience beginning late next summer. The British flag carrier announced plans to revamp eighteen jets in its British Airways to upgrade 747 fleet Flying on board a British Airways Boeing 747 for hours on end is set to become a more pleasant experience beginning late next summer.
The managers are alleged to have known about delays to the A380 superjumbo project when they sold shares in former Airbus parent EADS in early 2006. The announcement of delays prompted a sharp fall in the EADS stock price.
More than half a dozen current and former managers at European plane maker Airbus will face a criminal court hearing in Paris next month in a long-running insider trading case, Der Spiegel magazine reported. The managers are alleged to have known about delays to the A380 superjumbo project when they sold shares in former Airbus parent EADS in early 2006.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:28 am
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