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Airbus delays could leave German military without transport aircraft in 4 years

Delays to the Airbus A400M plane meeting its full specifications could leave the German air force without transport aircraft after 2021, according to a confidential report. “Given the under-financing of the programme and the compensation claims over delays in delivery, Airbus will not be able to make the necessary investments to make the needed improvements,” […]

China’s first giant passenger jet makes successful takeoff and landing in maiden flight

The maiden test flight of the C919 airliner made a successful takeoff, and landing, after a 90-minute flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Friday, according to a livestream via Twitter carried on China’s official news agency Xinhua. The plane’s flight was watched by a large crowd gathered at the airport. The C919 has more […]

Airbus hopes to build new European fighter jet

Aerospace giant Airbus is planning a next-generation European fighter jet, the group’s defence chief said Friday, hoping to profit from the Old Continent’s renewed commitment to reach NATO defence spending targets. “We are currently putting together pre-design studies to show what such an aircraft could look like,” Airbus Defence and Space chief executive Dirk Hoke […]