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Airbus seals deals with big buyers, following Boeing's MAX sale

12:28am BST

LE BOURGET, France Airbus sealed deals with big buyers for its latest passenger jet at the Paris Airshow on Wednesday, battling back a day after a surprise order by British Airways' owner for rival Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jet. | Video

Electric planes start small as industry wrestles with emissions

19 Jun 2019

LE BOURGET An all-electric commuter plane and a small Airbus-backed hybrid are among aircraft programmes being touted at the Paris Airshow, as the industry tries to convince a sceptical public it can deliver on a pledge to halve carbon emissions by 2050.

Rolls-Royce boss laments Brexit distraction at Paris Airshow

18 Jun 2019

PARIS Rolls-Royce chief executive Warren East said on Tuesday that uncertainties over Brexit remain an unwelcome distraction for the aerospace industry three years after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

AirAsia to convert 253 orders for Airbus A320neo planes to larger A321neo

18 Jun 2019

PARIS AirAsia Group has decided to convert 253 orders for Airbus' A320neo planes to the larger A321neo model, making AirAsia the world's largest customer for the A321neo, but is not yet ready to order the new longer-range version.

UPDATE 1-Philippine Airlines president Bautista to retire end-June

18 Jun 2019

* Philippine rival Cebu Air beefs up fleet (Adds background, details)

UK economy shrinks in April after car plants closed, expecting Brexit

10 Jun 2019

LONDON Britain's economy contracted sharply in April after the biggest decline in car production since records began, as manufacturers were unable to reverse closures planned to coincide with Britain's expected departure from the EU. | Video

Trump says Prince Harry is a terrific guy, denies casting Meghan as 'nasty'

05 Jun 2019

LONDON U.S. President Donald Trump said Britain's Prince Harry was a terrific guy and denied casting his American-born wife, Meghan, as a nasty person, claiming media had distorted his words as he actually felt she was very nice. | Video

Trump says Prince Harry is a terrific guy, denies casting Meghan as 'nasty'

05 Jun 2019

LONDON U.S. President Donald Trump said Britain's Prince Harry was a terrific guy and denied casting his American-born wife, Meghan, as a nasty person, claiming media had distorted his words as he actually felt she was very nice. | Video

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