Airbus plans on investing between $539 to 1.08 billion in A220 passenger jet program in 2020

In a statement, the chief executive officer of Airbus SE said, the planemaker plans on investing between $539 million-$1.08 billion (500 million euros and 1 billion euros) in 2020 on its A220 passenger jet program. Earlier in February, Airbus had raised its stake in the program, known as Airbus Canada, to 75%, up from 50.1%,…

U.S. considering blocking sale of GE engines for China’s passenger plane: sources

According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, the U.S. government is weighing options which include stopping General Electric Co from continuing to supply engines for China’s passenger jet. The development will cast a shadow of uncertainty over China’s efforts to enter the civil aviation market. The potential restriction on the sale of plane…

Airbus unveils technology demonstrator ‘blended wing body’ aircraft

On Tuesday, Airbus SE unveiled its latest concept “blended wing body” design aircraft that could slash carbon emission by as much as 20%. Since 2019, Airbus has been carrying out flight tests of the 10.5 feet (3.2-metre-wide) technology demonstrator, code-named Maveric, at a secret location in central France. The “blended wing body” design has been…

United Airlines Holdings Inc orders 50 nos A321XLR passenger jets from Airbus

United Airlines Holdings Inc announced it has placed an order for 50 A321XLR jets from Airbus SE which will fly between the U.S East Coast and Europe. With this United Airlines has become the latest U.S. airliner to purchase passenger jets from Airbus rather than Boeing. United Airlines aims to replace 53 Boeing 757-200 with…