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Tim Hepher

Canada's pain Japan's gain, as Mitsubishi buys CRJ jet

25 Jun 2019

PARIS/MONTREAL Japan's Mitsubishi, which agreed on Tuesday to buy Bombardier's loss-making regional jet program, plans to exploit the Canadian company's support network and global customer list to rejuvenate its delayed efforts to conquer the jet market.

Airbus demands chance to bid for IAG's surprise Boeing 737 MAX order

20 Jun 2019

PARIS Airbus called on Thursday for a chance to compete for a blockbuster plane order by British Airways owner IAG, which stunned industry executives at this week's Paris Airshow by ordering 200 of Boeing's grounded 737 MAX. | Video

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

20 Jun 2019

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

Boost for Boeing as BA owner backs grounded jet with 200-plane order

19 Jun 2019

LE BOURGET, France Boeing won a major vote of confidence at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday as British Airways owner IAG signed a letter of intent to buy 200 of its 737 MAX jets that have been grounded since March after two deadly crashes.

Exclusive: U.S. seen open to mechanism to end aircraft subsidy spat - sources

18 Jun 2019

PARIS The United States is expected to be open to negotiations on an "enforceable mechanism" that could allow European planemaker Airbus to receive government funding on commercial terms and ease the risk of tit-for-tat sanctions, two U.S. sources said.

Exclusive: U.S. seen open to mechanism to end aircraft subsidy fight - sources

18 Jun 2019

PARIS The United States is expected to be open to negotiations on an "enforceable mechanism" that could allow European planemaker Airbus to receive government funding on commercial terms and ease the risk of tit-for-tat sanctions, two U.S. sources said.

RPT-UPDATE 5-Boost for Boeing as BA owner backs grounded 737 MAX jet

18 Jun 2019

LE BOURGET, France, June 18 Boeing won a major vote of confidence at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday as British Airways owner IAG signed a letter of intent to buy 200 of its 737 MAX aircraft that have been grounded since March after two deadly crashes.

Airbus faces cabin comfort dilemma as it launches A321XLR jet

17 Jun 2019

PARIS Airbus has broken records by launching the longest-range narrow-body jetliner at the Paris Airshow, but planemakers are having to rethink their mantra on comfort as they squeeze ever more miles out of jets designed for shorter trips.

Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show

17 Jun 2019

PARIS Safety concerns, trade wars and growing security tensions in the Gulf are dampening spirits at the world's largest planemakers as they arrive at this week's Paris Airshow with little to celebrate despite bulging order books. | Video

Boeing to supply parts for Airbus A320 jets for British Airways

17 Jun 2019

LE BOURGET, France Boeing Co said on Monday it would supply parts for A320 jetliners made by its competitor Airbus to supply British Airways, the first such agreement by the U.S. planemaker to support an Airbus aircraft.

World News

U.S. pushes Middle East economic plan, Palestinians reject it

Palestinians poured scorn on a $50 billion (£39 billion) economic formula launched by the Trump administration for Israeli-Palestinian peace as the United States sought on Wednesday to win support for the plan as a foundation to ending the decades-old conflict.