Airbus is an aircraft manufacturing unit of the European aerospace group, EADS. The A300 made its maiden flight in 1972, and the launch of the A320 in 1981 reinforced Airbus as a challenger to the two major incumbents, Mcdonnell Douglas and Boeing.
Maiden flight of first home-grown passenger jet marks long-awaited emergence of rival to Western plane-making giants.
Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association says pilots will need to fly more to achieve the rise offered because they are paid by the hour.
Chinese aviation giant says the passenger plane has entered ‘detailed design’ stage, but makes no mention of Russian firm’s involvement in the project, which has been marred by delays.
No new 737 MAX jetliners have been made in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, following deadly crashes in 2019 and deteriorating US-China relations, but reports suggest Boeing is poised to resume operations.
Recently released guidelines for the development of China’s civil aviation industry have explicitly used the country’s booming NEV industry and the home-grown C919 as examples to follow for future innovations.
New cut-price Cathay Pacific Airbus planes, with book cost of HK$36 billion, will be delivered by the end of 2029 and used mostly on mainland China and Asia routes.
China Eastern Airlines, the first commercial operator of the C919 narrowbody passenger jet, has flown 35,000 passengers on the model since its maiden flight in May.
Authorities said the landing took place ‘on a site selected from the air’ near a village in Siberia’s Novosibirsk region.
Luxury brands are offering multi-day ‘air cruises’ that fly to nearly every corner of the globe, from Antarctica to Florida, to cater to the ultra-wealthy – so which are the most extravagant ones?
The US commerce secretary wrapped up her China trip with a press conference at Boeing’s maintenance hanger in Shanghai, but whether the American aircraft maker resumes sales to China remains up in the air.
China Airlines is looking for a new fleet of aircraft to replace its ageing Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, president Kao Shing-Hwang said. It has yet to decide on the Boeing 777X or the Airbus A350-1000.
Beond – pronounced ‘beyond’ – is targeting affluent travellers and hopes to fly to Hong Kong next year.
European rival Airbus contributed the most to a recent increase in the size of Chinese airlines’ fleets, with US-China tensions limiting Boeing’s access to the critical aviation market.
Being developed to fly at nine times the speed of sound, Venus Aerospace’s planned jet will be equipped with rocket engines to climb to an altitude of 52,000 metres – more than four times as high as traditional jetliners.
China’s C919 narrow-body passenger jet went into commercial operation this year, but relies on imported parts and technology, especially from the US, with Washington wary of American-made civil aviation products being diverted for military use.
The deal was unveiled on the opening day of the Paris Air Show, the world’s largest event focusing on aviation and space industry.
Airbus H175 Cheetah simulator is Asia’s first and will reduce training time for Government Flying Service pilots.
Airbus expects the global fleet to more than double over the next two decades to 46,560 commercial aircraft, with the bulk of the expansion to come from China and the rest of Asia.
China’s home-grown C919 passenger jet completed its first commercial on Sunday, but key technologies were all imported despite the involvement of 200 Chinese companies.
Inaugural passenger flight of the home-grown C919 is a milestone in China’s bid to challenge the Boeing-Airbus duopoly.
From Shanghai to Beijing and back, the journeys will mark the culmination of 14 years of home-grown development in China’s bid to compete with Boeing and Airbus.
Boeing CEO is hopeful China will resume buying workhorse jets like the 737 MAX to satisfy a market that is “exploding” at a time when aircraft factories are unable to keep up with booming sales.
The procurement is a boost for Comac in helping China to fulfil President Xi Jinping’s aspiration to challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus in the home or even the global market.
Airbus and its US rival Boeing count China as a key aviation market, but the European aerospace firm is seen to have an advantage amid worsening trade relations between Beijing and Washington and the recent state visit by French President Emmanuel Macron.
The return of the 737 MAX to the skies in China is a positive sign for Boeing, which is taking steps to rebuild its business in the world’s second-largest aviation market.
In joint declaration, both countries agree to restart top-level talks and work together on global challenges.
The decision, announced on the sidelines of a meeting between Xi Jinping and Emmanuel Macron, will double production capacity at Airbus’ Tianjin plant, potentially allowing it to secure bigger market share against US rival Boeing.