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Airbus delivers 718 aircraft to its customers by end-2017

Last year, Airbus delivered 718 aircraft to 85 customers around the world, marking an increase of 4% in deliveries over 2016, when 688 planes were sold. According to a statement issued by the company, of which Daily News Egypt obtained a copy, the aircraft delivered in 2017 included 558 aircraft from the family of single-aisle …

Ahmed Saad

Nile Air purchases latest airbus planes A321neo

  Nile Air company has requested to purchase the most recent single-aisle airbus planes, model A321neo. The company made the purchase request to the European manufacturing company for the model A321ceo in April, as an upgrade from A321neo. CEO of the company, Ahmed Ali, said that Nile Air is the first airline company in Egypt …

Ahmed Saad

Airbus: Passenger plane market to grow rapidly

European aircraft maker Airbus has said it expects the global market for passenger planes to double over the next two decades. Growth in the world’s second-largest economy will play a decisive role in this.Airbus on Friday predicted a steep rise in demand for passenger planes globally, saying that more than twice as many aircraft would …

Deutsche Welle

Russia’s MC-21 a challenge to Boeing, Airbus?

A new Russian medium-haul passenger jet has successfully completed a first test flight. But whether the MC-21 will really be able to compete with similar planes from Boeing and Airbus is not yet clear.Russian pilots completed a successful test flight of the country’s new MC-21 medium-haul passenger jet on the weekend amid hopes the nation …

Deutsche Welle

Airbus in new delivery record

European plane maker Airbus has logged a new delivery record for its commercial aircraft segment – not enough, though, to beat US rival Boeing. Airbus said it stood ready to ramp up its production in the future.Airbus announced Wednesday it delivered a record 688 commercial planes to customers around the globe in 2016. The company …

Deutsche Welle

A320 is the most secure aircraft model: Airbus

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus said in a statement that its A320 is the most secure aircraft model with 12,499 orders and 7,020 deliveries to date. The first A320 entered service in 1988. In April 2016, over 10m passengers travelled on board A320 models, with more than 2.5m passengers per day. To date, the entire fleet has …

Airbus logs solid half-year results

European plane maker Airbus has reported a rise in earnings and revenues for the first half of the current year. With no major interruptions in global aviation expected, the group confirmed its 2015 guidance. Airbus Group on Friday reported decent half-year results supported by improved operational performance in the first six months of the year. …

Deutsche Welle

Kuwait-Airbus deal on track despite probe

Reuters – A parliamentary investigation into a Kuwait Airways plan to buy and lease aircraft from Airbus will not affect the deal, the state carrier’s chairwoman told a local newspaper in comments published on Sunday. Kuwait’s parliament voted on Wednesday to investigate all contracts signed by state-owned Kuwait Airways, which is attempting its biggest overhaul …

Daily News Egypt

In dramatic reversal, Qatar signs $6.5 bln Airbus deal

DUBAI: Qatar Airways finally returned to the table to sign a $6.5-billion deal with Airbus hours after cancelling an announcement at the last minute and bluntly telling the European planemaker to go back to basics. Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker made a second appearance to announce the firm order for five A380 superjumbos and 50 …


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