Air France, Airbus face angry families in AF447 crash trial

Air France, Airbus face angry families in AF447 crash trial

PARIS, Oct 10 (Reuters) – A French criminal court opened the historic manslaughter trial of Air France (AIRF.PA) and planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA) on Monday, with angry relatives demanding justice more than 13 years after an A330 jetliner ploughed into the Atlantic, killing everyone on board. The heads of both companies pleaded not guilty to “involuntary … Read more

Airbus slams sceptical supplier Raytheon over jet output

Airbus slams sceptical supplier Raytheon over jet output

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Europe’s Airbus (AIR.PA) clashed on Friday with U.S. giant Raytheon Technologies (RTX.N) over plans for a record leap in jetliner output, after the industry’s largest contractor questioned whether a battered supply chain could keep up. The world’s largest planemaker said it … Read more

Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

PARIS, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun preliminary technical discussions with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launchers after the Ukraine conflict blocked Western access to Russia’s Soyuz rockets. The private American competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key contender to plug … Read more

Airbus delivered 46 jets in July, books big China order

Airbus delivered 46 jets in July, books big China order

Undelivered Airbus A320neo-family airplanes that have been built without engines, due to supply chain shortages, are seen parked outside the European plane-maker’s factory in Blagnac, France August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Tim Hepher Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) delivered 46 jets in July, bringing physical deliveries … Read more