Crew Error Behind Emirates A380 Descending Too Low In Moscow
SubmittedIn September 2017, an Emirates A380 carrying 448 passengers and crew was descending through the nighttime darkness to land at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Nothing unusual about that. What gave this flight a certain edge was that it was just 504ft above the ground and descending at 1,600 feet per minute. It was also over seven nautical miles out of Domodedovo. (simpleflying.com) More...
Airbus draws a blank in February after Boeing's order-free January
SubmittedEuropean planemaker Airbus failed to win any new aircraft orders in February, it said on Thursday, providing further evidence of disruption across aviation industries from the global coronavirus outbreak. (www.reuters.com) More...
Airbus bribery fallout: Investigations launched worldwide
SubmittedFallout from the Airbus bribery scandal reverberated around the world as the head of one of its top buyers temporarily stood down and investigations were launched in countries aggrieved at being dragged into the increasingly political dispute. (www.aljazeera.com) More...
Airbus warns staff on jobs with its 'survival at stake'
SubmittedPARIS (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA) gave its starkest assessment yet of damage from the coronavirus crisis, telling the company’s 135,000 employees to brace for potentially deeper job cuts and warning its survival is at stake without immediate action. (reut.rs) More...
Airbus CEO Warns Workers It’s Bleeding Cash and Cuts Are Needed
SubmittedAirbus SE chief Guillaume Faury warned employees that the planemaker is “bleeding cash” and needs to quickly cut costs to adapt to a radically shrinking aerospace industry. (www.bloomberg.com) More...
Airbus pulls out of Thailand's U-Tapao airport project
SubmittedBANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): A planned 11-billion-baht joint venture between Airbus and Thai Airways to develop a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at Rayong’s U-Tapao Airport has fallen victim to the Covid-19 pandemic. Airbus failed to deliver its proposal by the deadline on Monday (April 20), Cherdphan Chotikhun, executive vice president of THAI's Technical Department, revealed. (www.thestar.com.my) More...
Airbus deliveries plunge 80% in April
SubmittedPARIS (Reuters) - Airbus (AIR.PA) deliveries tumbled 80% to just 14 aircraft in April, compared with a year earlier, as operations were hit by the coronavirus crisis, company data showed on Thursday. (reut.rs) More...
Airbus and Rolls-Royce cancel E-Fan X hybrid-electric RJ100 experiment
SubmittedAirbus and Rolls-Royce have axed the E-Fan X demonstrator programme, a year before the experimental hybrid-electric engine airliner was supposed to fly. The E-Fan X programme was launched to explore electric aviation and involved equipping a BAE Systems Avro RJ100 with a hybrid engine. (www.flightglobal.com) More...
SIA to move a fifth of A380 fleet to desert storage
SubmittedSingapore Airlines (SIA) will shift four Airbus A380s to long-term storage at Alice Springs airport in central Australia. The first of four double-deckers arrived on 26 April, according to a Facebook post by Alice Springs airport; the jets will be stored at Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage. (www.flightglobal.com) More...
Airbus to Furlough 3,000 French Staff as U.K. Resumes Work
SubmittedAirbus SE will furlough around 3,000 staff across three French sites just as employees at its U.K. wing plants prepare to return to work following extended Easter shutdowns tied to the coronavirus outbreak. (www.bloomberg.com) More...
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