PARIS, July 25 (Reuters) – Air France-KLM posted a
sharp increase in core profit for the second quarter and
announced a new 2015-2020 plan on Friday to recapture market
share from low-cost rivals in Europe, helping push its shares up
more than 5 percent.
Europe’s second-largest traditional carrier by revenue
joined its bigger rival Lufthansa in trying to win
back business from low-cost champions such as easyJet
and said it was prepared to use acquisitions to achieve its aim.
PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. planemaker Boeing (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) has disclosed an agreement with Iran to provide airplane parts, relaxing a three-decade freeze in ties as part of a broader package of sanctions relief.
The agreement sets out general terms and conditions for the “potential sale of certain goods and services related to the safety of flight,” Boeing said in a regulatory filing.
PARIS (Reuters) – The head of one of the world’s largest airlines has called for an international meeting of carriers to agree a response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, including a potential rethink of the threats posed by regional conflicts.
Tim Clark, president of Dubai’s Emirates, the world’s largest international airline by number of passengers, also said domestic regulators worldwide may decide to be more involved in giving their carriers guidance on where it is safe to fly.
FARNBOROUGH England (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Boeing (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) climbed close to the $100 billion mark for plane deals at the Farnborough Airshow on Wednesday, demonstrating healthy demand for new passenger jets despite concerns raised by their already record full order books.
Recent profits warnings from the likes of Lufthansa (LHAG.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) have stoked fears of a sharp slowdown in demand for new aircraft or even cancellations.
FARNBOROUGH England (Reuters) – Airbus Group is ready to offer Poland a sweeping partnership alongside its core European nations to support its bid for a major military helicopter contract, a senior executive told Reuters.
The proposal comes as Airbus Group competes with Sikorsky of the United States, a unit of United Technologies, and AgustaWestland, owned by Italy’s Finmeccanica, in a contest to sell 70 rotorcraft worth an estimated $3 billion.
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15 (Reuters) – Airbus clinched
its first airline customer for a newly revamped model with a
tentative deal with Malaysia’s AirAsia for 50 A330neo
wide-body jets worth over $13 billion on Tuesday.
The deal was sealed with a peck on the cheek from the French
boss of Europe’s largest planemaker for AirAsia founder Tony
Fernandes, who told the Farnborough Airshow: “We’re Airbus’s
largest plane customer and definitely the most loved”.
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15 (Reuters) – The world’s
largest planemakers returned to business as usual on day two of
the Farnborough Airshow, inking deals worth about $25 billion
with the industry’s top financiers on Tuesday after an
ill-tempered clash over their latest aircraft designs.
The flurry of business deals involved names that mean little
to most travellers but which keep the wheels turning of a $100
billion annual market for jetliners that remain in hot demand in
emerging markets, as the West limps out of recession.
FARNBOROUGH England (Reuters) – Airbus has clinched a deal with Malaysia’s AirAsia (AIRA.KL: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) for 50 A330neo jets worth at least $12 billion at list prices, making it the first airline to sign up for the newly launched wide-body jet, people familiar with the matter said.
The deal, which is due to be announced at the Farnborough Airshow on Tuesday, mainly replaces earlier models of A330 that have been ordered but not yet delivered, they added.
PARIS, July 9 (Reuters) – Airbus is sprinting to line up
preliminary orders for a revamped version of its A330 jet and is
on stand-by to make an announcement as early as next week’s
Farnborough Airshow, but no decision has been taken, people
familiar with the matter said.
The keenly awaited launch of the so-called A330neo hinges on
the response of airlines and lessors being courted just days
before the July 14-20 event, but the planemaker appears to be
close to winning at least two provisional buyers, they said.
PARIS (Reuters) – An Air France-KLM profit warning bruised European airline shares on Tuesday, as the latest evidence of overcapacity set the stage for possible further job cuts.
Europe’s second-largest traditional network carrier warned its 2014 profits could be as much as 12 percent lower than previously predicted, mainly as a result of overcapacity and resulting weak prices in both the passenger and cargo sectors.