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Jun 21, 2013

Airbus wins order battle at Paris Airshow

PARIS (Reuters) – Last-minute orders swept Airbus to victory over Boeing at a Paris Airshow marked by stormy weather and hot debate over the next generation of big jets.

European planemaker Airbus clinched deals for 90 more planes on Thursday, taking its orders and commitments at the world’s top aviation fair to 466 aircraft worth $69 billion (44.54 billion pounds) at list prices.

Jun 20, 2013

Airbus bags firm orders worth $39 billion at show

PARIS (Reuters) – European planemaker Airbus (EAD.PA: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) clinched deals for another 90 planes on Thursday, taking its total orders and commitments at the Paris Airshow to 466 aircraft worth $68.7 billion at list prices.

The tally includes firm purchase orders for 241 planes worth $39.3 billion, Airbus told a news conference at the show.

Jun 18, 2013

Boeing’s new Dreamliner steps up big jet battle

PARIS (Reuters) – Boeing (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) launched a larger version of its flagship Dreamliner aircraft at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday, sharpening the battle with rival Airbus (EAD.PA: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) in the booming market for fuel-efficient, long-distance jets.

The much-anticipated announcement of the 787-10 Dreamliner, with 102 firm orders worth nearly $30 billion at list prices, is a vote of support for the lightweight, carbon-composite jet just months after the first version was grounded by battery problems.

Jun 17, 2013

Airshow: Boeing to launch 787-10 with $30 billion order haul

PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. planemaker Boeing(BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) will launch a larger version of its lightweight 787 Dreamliner this week with up to 100 orders worth just under $30 billion, industry sources said on Sunday.

The latest addition to Boeing’s fleet, the 323-seat 787-10, is partly designed to serve fast-growing routes within Asia and sharpens a fight with Europe’s (EAD.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) Airbus for sales of the latest generation of efficient, carbon-composite jets.

Jun 17, 2013

Wide-body jets to dominate Paris Airshow

PARIS, June 17 (Reuters) – Leading planemakers are battling
over strategy for big jets as the Paris Airshow gets underway on
Monday.

After a bruising two-year fight for market share of popular
smaller models, Airbus and Boeing Co are
increasing the deployment of next-generation long-range jets,
seen as crucial to the future of both companies and their
suppliers.

Jun 16, 2013

Boeing to launch 787-10 with $30 billion order haul

PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. planemaker Boeing (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) will launch a larger version of its lightweight 787 Dreamliner this week with up to 100 orders worth just under $30 billion, industry sources said on Sunday.

The latest addition to Boeing’s fleet, the 323-seat 787-10, is partly designed to serve fast-growing routes within Asia and sharpens a fight with Europe’s (EAD.PA: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Airbus for sales of the latest generation of efficient, carbon-composite jets.

Jun 14, 2013

Air rivalry intensifies as Airbus A350 makes first flight

TOULOUSE, France, June 14 (Reuters) – After the Dreamliner,
the Hushliner?

Europe’s latest passenger jet, the Airbus A350, made its
maiden flight on Friday and its chief salesman, opening a new
front in a battle with U.S. rival Boeing Co, declared it
so quiet that airport residents won’t even notice it.

The lightweight carbon-plastic jet flew over the Airbus
plant in Toulouse to salute production workers before wrapping
up a four-hour inaugural flight that Airbus officials said had
achieved more than expected.

Jun 14, 2013

Airbus A350 completes maiden flight

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) – Europe’s newest jetliner, the Airbus A350, successfully completed its maiden flight on Friday, stepping up the battle with arch-rival Boeing for sales of a new generation of sleek, lightweight passenger aircraft.

Watched by more than 10,000 staff and spectators, the aircraft’s curled wingtips sliced into clouds above the Airbus factory in southwestern France and flew over the Pyrenees mountains, with a crew of six wearing orange jumpsuits and parachutes.

Jun 14, 2013

Airbus’s newest aircraft, A350, takes off on maiden flight

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) – Europe’s newest jetliner, the Airbus A350, successfully began its maiden flight on Friday, stepping up a battle with arch-rival Boeing for sales of a new generation of sleek, lightweight passenger planes.

Watched by over 10,000 employees and spectators, the aircraft’s curled wingtips sliced into clouds above the Airbus factory in southwestern France and headed over the Pyrenees, with a crew of six wearing orange jumpsuits and parachutes.

Jun 13, 2013

Airbus in advanced talks for $10 bln easyJet order -sources

LONDON/PARIS, June 13 (Reuters) – Airbus is in
advanced talks to complete a $10 billion order for at least 100
planes from British low-cost airline easyJet, sources
familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

EasyJet has entered negotiations with the European
planemaker as preferred supplier to buy around 100 of its
re-engined A320neo jets, with as many again in options, dealing
a blow to its U.S. rival Boeing which had hoped to undo
the airline’s defection to its European rival over a decade ago,
the sources said.