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Tim Hepher

Airbus re-sells six unwanted jets built for AirAsia

27 Nov 2020

PARIS Airbus has found buyers for six aircraft from the A320neo family rejected by one of its main customers, Malaysia's AirAsia, as it works off a surplus left by the coronavirus crisis, industry sources said.

Europe sets in motion January end to Boeing 737 MAX safety ban

24 Nov 2020

PARIS European regulators on Tuesday began the timetable for a return of the Boeing 737 MAX to Europe's skies early next year after an almost two-year flight ban caused by fatal crashes.

Embraer in turboprop talks as it charts future without Boeing

24 Nov 2020

PARIS Brazil's Embraer is in active talks with potential partners to build a new regional turboprop and could opt for a combination of industrial and financial backing, the head of the planemaker's commercial division told Reuters.

European regulator to lift Boeing 737 MAX grounding in January

21 Nov 2020

PARIS Europe is set to lift its flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX passenger jetliner in January after U.S. regulators last week ended a 20-month grounding triggered by two fatal crashes.

Airbus in tussle over jet deliveries to China - sources

07 Nov 2020

BEIJING/PARIS Chinese airlines are shunning some deliveries of Airbus aircraft, citing fears of coronavirus infection for their staff in the latest tussle over efforts to keep delayed deliveries on track despite the pandemic, industry sources said.

Airbus monthly jet deliveries surge in October to near-2019 level

06 Nov 2020

PARIS Europe's Airbus booked 72 jet deliveries in October, approaching last year's monthly pace for the first time since the start of the coronavirus crisis and easing concerns over a cash-depleting overhang of unwanted jets.

Canada's Bombardier faces UK bribery probe over plane sales

06 Nov 2020

The UK Serious Fraud Office announced on Thursday it was investigating Canadian industrial group Bombardier over suspected bribery in airplane sales to Garuda Indonesia , widening a global anti-corruption drive in aerospace.

UPDATE 1-Safran eyes Aubert & Duval under gaze of French state

30 Oct 2020

PARIS, Oct 30 French aerospace group Safran said on Friday it was closely monitoring superalloys supplier Aubert & Duval (A&D) as the French government pledged to keep its sensitive material technologies in France.

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