The European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered checks for cracks in the wings of the Airbus A380, though it has stopped short of grounding the fleet. CNN examines some key questions about the aircraft and what it means for the passengers, the airlines and the manufacturers.
Twenty Airbus A380 Superjumbo jets will be inspected after cracks were found inside some wings, the manufacturer said Wednesday.
It may be an air show but business deals are the real attraction. CNN's Leone Lakhani reports from Dubai.
The Paris Airshow last month was a clear win for Airbus, but don't count Boeing out just yet. The record number of orders for the Airbus A320neo aircraft at Le Bourget shows the European aircraft maker's success in bringing its current airline customers back on board. But while it was an impressive showing, Airbus failed to make any meaningful inroads into Boeing's core customer base, leaving in place a deadlock between the two aircraft makers in the heavily competitive and extremely profitable single-aisle jet market.
Imagine a night flight, 30,000 feet in the air, and being able to stare up at the stars through the plane's transparent fuselage.
An investigation into the mysterious 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447 into the southern Atlantic Ocean will also include a probe into Air France-KLM, the airline's attorney said Friday.
A French magistrate is investigating Airbus for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the mysterious 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447 into the southern Atlantic Ocean, according to the airline manufacturer and a court spokeswoman.
CNN's Ramy Inocencio reports on how aerospace companies are tapping into China's growing aviation market.
Search crews plan to look for a fourth time for the wreckage of Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the southern Atlantic Ocean two years ago.
Some of the world's largest airlines are conducting safety checks after debris fell from the engine of a Qantas Airbus A380 as it flew over Indonesia. Australia's national airline has now grounded its Airbus A380 fleet indefinitely. How serious is the incident -- and what does it mean for the aviation industry?
Parts of an engine cover sheared off a Singapore-to-Sydney Qantas flight, forcing its return. CNN's Zain Verjee reports.
Federal officials say a plane crash that killed 265 people was caused in part by a rudder system design featured in various Airbus models.
Aircraft leasing pioneer Steven Udvar-Hazy discusses his company's purchases at the Farnborough Airshow.
A total of $47 billion worth of deals were struck this year at Farnborough Airshow, the event's organizers announced Friday.
Airbus is threatening to scrap its €20bn ($28.8bn) programme to build the A400M military aircraft, Europe's most high profile defence project, unless governments agree to come up with more money for it before the end of this month.
A small part that tells computers on some highly-automated Airbus aircraft how fast the plane is flying became a concern again Wednesday.
The World Trade Organization is expected to rule today that billions of dollars in European government subsidies for Airbus aircraft are illegal, handing victory to the U.S. and Airbus rival Boeing in the first round of the WTO dogfight between the world's biggest aircraft manufacturers.
Airbus has urged airlines to replace most of the European-made speed sensors on their A330 and A340 planes for more "consistent" ones made in the U.S.
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is ready to fund a third search of the Atlantic Ocean if a second search, now under way, fails to find debris from last month's Air France crash, the company said Friday.
A toddler is so far the only survivor from a downed Yemeni jet. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
A young child was recovered alive from a Yemeni jet crash in the Indian Ocean.
Searchers have recovered the bodies of three people who were aboard a Yemenia Airways jet that crashed off the coast of Comoros in the Indian Ocean, a spokesman for Yemen's Civil Aviation department said Tuesday.
The airline operating an Airbus A310-300 jet that crashed in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday with 153 people aboard was being monitored by EU authorities, according to France's transport minister.
Tail-diving passenger numbers, the long-delayed debut of a new jet and the ghost of Air France flight 447 haunts this week's Paris Air Show.
Tom Enders, President and CEO of Airbus, talks to CNN's Jim Boulden at the Paris Airshow.
Automated messages sent from Air France Flight 447 just before it crashed Monday indicate the plane's systems were providing contradictory information about its airspeed, the jet's manufacturer said on Friday.
A plane with seven people aboard crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, a French regional government official told CNN.
French judges filed preliminary charges Wednesday against former Airbus CEO Gustav Humbert as part of an investigation into alleged insider trading, a judicial official said
The French markets regulator said Tuesday it has found evidence of insider trading at EADS, the parent company of Airbus.
European plane maker Airbus fell behind Boeing on orders in 2007, but said it delivered more aircraft than its U.S. rival.
The A380 superjumbo can cram 800 passengers in an all-economy layout. On Singapore Airline's version, 471 people sit comfortably in its three classes. But when Saudi billionaire Prince Walid bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud collects his bespoke A380, less than 50 will luxuriate in its 6,000-square feet of space.
The most ostentatious deal signed at this year's Dubai Art Show was by Saudi billionaire, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal who shelled out around $300 million to upgrade his personal Boeing 747 to an Airbus A380 superjumbo.
Singapore Airlines received its first A380 superjumbo on 15 October Monday, ready for the first commercial flight between Singapore and Sydney on Thursday 25 October. The wait is over. But getting to this point has been a long, and at times arduous, journey.
CNN's Richard Quest looks at Singapore Airlines ban on high altitude whoopee on its new A380 superjumbo jet.
Singapore Airlines on Monday became the first customer to take delivery the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger jet, in what the airline's chief executive called "a dream come true."
Financial journalist Robert Miller on Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner aircraft is six months delivery delay.
The United States' payment of illegal subsidies to Boeing Co. has cost rival plane maker Airbus $27 billion in lost revenues over the past three years, the European Union said Wednesday.
Honeywell International Inc. said Wednesday it will provide the major mechanical systems for Airbus' new long-range, wide-body A350 aircraft. The contract is expected to generate more than $16 billion in revenue over 20 to 25 years.
An Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger jet, scraped the tip of a wing on a building at Bangkok's international airport Saturday as it was preparing for a demonstration flight, officials of the aircraft company and Thai Airways said.
Shakeup for Airbus parent
The parent of European aircraft maker Airbus is close to an agreement to streamline its management structure in an effort to respond more quickly to problems at the company, but it also is facing new troubles over engines of is latest model, according to published reports.
Wall Street looked set to kick the week off with a positive open on Monday, buoyed by a rally in Asia and merger chatter.
Stocks ticked up in early trade Monday as Wall Street mulled corporate news from the aircraft and mining sectors, lower oil and gains in overseas markets.
European planemaker Airbus, irked by accusations from rival Boeing that the design of its A350 jet remains in limbo, has hit back by saying its performance is guaranteed and predicting a boost at next week's Paris Air Show.
Last month Airbus began painting the Singapore Airlines livery on its first A380 superjumbo, due for delivery in October this year, while Boeing continues to receive healthy orders for its 787 Dreamliners.
The United States finally got its first glimpse of the world's largest passenger jet on Monday, when two of Airbus' A380 superjumbos touched down in New York and Los Angeles.
Boeing claimed a victory against rivals Airbus as it chalked up $4.5 billion in plane orders this week for its new 787 jets.
Production delays have cost CEOs their jobs, parent company EADS billions of dollars, and Airbus the lead in its dogfight with Boeing. Here, Fortune lays out the story
Sometime in late March a giant will make its first appearance in the skies over the U.S. The Airbus A380, the largest passenger plane ever built, will touch down at John F. Kennedy International Ai...
As the 555-passenger double-decker jets are assembled, Airbus can install fancy features for its customers, including beds, bars and boutiques. Fortune takes a look inside the plane.
Airbus confirmed Wednesday that it will cut 10,000 jobs across its European operations as it struggled against a weak dollar and costly delays to its flagship A380 superjumbo.
United Parcel Service Inc., the last remaining customer for the Airbus A380 superjumbo freighter, said Friday it reached an agreement for Airbus to push back delivery dates of the planes and left open its option to cancel the order outright.
While the Airbus A380 finally had its maiden passenger flight last week, the real battle for the skies is happening on terra firma, between Boeing and Airbus.
As the New Year begins, a numerical look at what's in store in 2007.
Boeing Co. is set to outsell European rival airplane maker Airbus for the first time since 2000.
The world's largest airliner, the Airbus A380 superjumbo, was declared Tuesday safe to fly commercial services, capping six years of development marred by delays in deliveries to airlines.
Airbus has given the go-ahead for the launch of its A350 XWB, the mid-sized jet designed to rival Boeing's 787.
The extent of the delays to the A380 were announced on Tuesday leaving the airline industry reeling.
Only one Airbus A380 superjumbo passenger jet will be delivered next year -- to Singapore Airlines in October -- down from the nine announced in June, Airbus has confirmed.
EADS, the European defense company and Airbus parent, on Thursday disclosed that its A380 super-jumbo program would be further delayed because of continuing wiring issues, but said it' s too early to gauge the financial impact of the latest setbacks or to set a new delivery schedule for the aircraft.
When it comes to building passenger planes, redundancy is a virtue. The new 555-seat Airbus A380, for example, has four flight-control systems, any one of which can keep the plane in the air by its...
Airbus went into the Farnborough Airshow facing a damage limitation exercise amid delays in production to their flagship A380 "superjumbo" and design doubts surrounding their new A350.
CNN Producer Diana Magnay provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Farnborough International Airshow.
With capacity for more than 800 passengers and an operational range of 15,000 kilometers, the Airbus A380 superjumbo has caught the imagination like no other aircraft since Concorde.
Stocks looked set for a slightly higher open Tuesday after the latest housing numbers came in mixed and failed to scare a market already rattled with the inflation jitters.
Over the coming months, Business Traveller will keep you up to date with the plane's progress as the first superjumbos come off the production line.
Stocks opened modestly higher Wednesday after a key inflation report came in slightly higher than expected but at least added clarity as to the direction of interest rates.
Gasoline is a problem in this country. But take heart, folks ... Airbus inadvertently has offered an answer.
Airlines and aircraft makers are always looking to get the most passengers possible onto planes, but Airbus is denying a report that it is in discussions with carriers about having a standing room "seat" to fit even more passengers on its jets.
Investors will be looking to the monthly jobs report to set the direction for stocks Friday.
First deliveries of the new Airbus A380 have been delayed by six months because of what Australian airline Qantas says are "manufacturing issues" at Airbus.
The world's largest passenger plane has made its maiden flight in an aviation milestone that Europe's jetliner maker hopes will give it a boost in its battle with American rival Boeing.
A wingspan of 79.8 meters (261 feet) means the new Airbus A380 is too large for most airport docking bays so they will need to be modified to cope.
The world's largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, has landed safely in Toulouse, France after making its first test flight.
The A380 is the product of a decade of design and construction.
The world's biggest-ever passenger plane, the Airbus A380, has been introduced to the world near the southern French city of Toulouse, in the presence of four European leaders and 5,000 invited guests.
A few months ago, I was having lunch in San Sebastián, Spain, with a group of senior executives from some of the region's top companies. In a dining room at the University of Navarre, we chatted th...
In a few months' time the world's largest commercial airliner will take to the skies for its maiden test flight, carrying with it the fortunes of European aerospace giants Airbus.
While Boeing struggles to pull out of a death spiral, Airbus today is flying straight and true. But as veteran financial journalist Stephen Aris explains in Close to the Sun (Agate Publishing, $25....
Climbing into the cockpit of an F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet, I push the throttle forward and catapult from the deck of a carrier parked off the California coast. Soaring into the clouds, I bank...
Down a narrow country road on a dark night, the first sections of what will be the world's largest airliner were threading their way through the village of Levignac, France.
By J. Lynn Lunsford, Daniel Michaels and Rick Brooks Staff Reporters of The Wall Street Journal
Forget Ford vs. Chevy, Pepsi vs. Coke, or Nokia vs. Motorola. The most intense corporate rivalry now, with the biggest prize, is the one between Airbus and Boeing. "Feast or famine" doesn't begin ...
Who says flying a discount airline means no frills? Low-fare carriers are showing up their major airline rivals by ripping out seats to give cramped coach fliers more legroom. JetBlue is leading th...
Through the window of Robert Lafontan's office in Toulouse, France, a porky Beluga aircraft can be seen lumbering skyward after disgorging a big chunk of a jetliner from its belly at the nearby Air...
It's a story that has become hackneyed but still resonates in real life: After years of toil, the understudy finally goes on stage and brings down the house. The latest rendition of this show-biz p...
Boeing vs. Airbus it's not, but with regional airline traffic set to lift off in the next decade, the market battle among commuter-plane makers is escalating. The newest ace in this lower-altitude ...
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE, the improbable -- some would have said impossible -- Eurodream, has succeeded in ways that even its strongest supporters did not imagine. As recently as five years ago, American c...
THE LUCKY FELLOWS in charge of the Boeing Corp. have long been spared most of the traumas and tremors associated with running a vast commercial enterprise. This $16-billion colossus dominates its g...
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE, the maker of Airbus planes, has always been as much a cause as a commercial enterprise -- proof that Europe can be a high-tech leader. Lately the cause has seemed worth celebratin...
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