Stories tagged: Airbus
Fri., July 9, 2010, 8 a.m.
One more round, perhaps, for Boeing and EADS
Boeing submitted its bid today for the Air Force’s $35 billion refueling jet contract as the military tries once again to pick a winner for the troubled program after several …
Fri., July 9, 2010, midnight
EADS submits tanker bid
SEATTLE – Airbus parent company EADS on Thursday submitted its proposal for the U.S. Air Force aerial refueling tanker to the Pentagon, a day ahead of the deadline for submissions. …
Fri., July 2, 2010, midnight
Editorial: Pentagon can’t ignore trade ruling on Airbus
Now that the World Trade Organization has ruled that European airplane maker Airbus has unfairly benefited from four decades of government subsidies, all of the players in the long-running drama …
Thu., July 1, 2010, midnight
Illegal Airbus subsidies hurt Boeing, WTO rules
WASHINGTON – With control of the $3 trillion global commercial airplane market up for grabs, the World Trade Organization ruled Wednesday that four European governments had provided illegal subsidies over …
Fri., June 4, 2010, midnight
Jet maker won’t bid too low on tanker, CEO says
The CEO of Boeing said on Thursday that it’s possible his company will be underbid by its European competitor. Boeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney told analysts in New York …
Tue., May 4, 2010, 9:35 a.m.
Pentagon delays tanker award to Nov. 12
The Pentagon is delaying the award of a huge contract for its new tanker jet by almost three months, pushing it past the November elections.
Wed., April 21, 2010, midnight
Boeing competitor will bid on Air Force tanker job
WASHINGTON – With the encouragement of the Pentagon, the European parent of Airbus said Tuesday that it will compete for a $35 billion Air Force contract to build aerial refueling …
Wed., March 31, 2010, 2:36 p.m.
Pentagon extends Air Force tanker bid deadline
The deadline for bids on a $35 billion contract for refueling jets will be extended by 60 days so the European maker of Airbus can compete, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
Wed., March 31, 2010, midnight
Lawmakers join forces to oppose tanker delays
Five members of Washington’s congressional delegation are urging Defense Secretary Robert Gates to stick with the existing timeline for choosing a manufacturer for the next air refueling tanker rather than …
Sun., March 7, 2010, 1 a.m.
War of words flies higher than troubled Air Force tanker
Boeing Co. will try for the third time to get a tanker based on its 767 in the hands of U.S. Air Force pilots before the KC-135s parked at Fairchild …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2010, midnight
Airbus wins more orders, Boeing nets more cash
SEATTLE – Airbus topped Boeing both in the number of planes produced and in the total of new orders last year, but the U.S. company prevailed in perhaps the most …
Wed., Jan. 6, 2010, midnight
Airbus threatens to cancel A400M
PARIS – Airbus has proved its troubled A400M can fly – but now it is threatening to abandon Europe’s new military transport plane if governments can’t agree on how to …
Sun., Oct. 4, 2009, 1 a.m.
A move to the South could also take Boeing’s profits south
A Boeing Co. decision to locate a second 787 production line in South Carolina would cost Washington jobs, but the company has been exporting work for years, with little chance …
Sun., Sept. 13, 2009, midnight
Boeing gets boost from ruling in world trade dispute
Confidentially, the United States has won a major victory for Boeing Co. in its ongoing fight against allegedly illegal European government aid to rival Airbus. Confidentially because the World Trade …
Fri., Sept. 4, 2009, 11:27 a.m.
WTO rules on Airbus subsidies
The World Trade Organization handed down a preliminary report Friday on complaints of illegal subsidies from European governments to Airbus. Government officials weren’t commenting Friday morning but members of Congress …
Sat., Aug. 22, 2009, midnight
Tanker deal closer, general says
The selection of a new plane to replace the Air Force’s aging tanker fleet could be finalized within a year, a four-star general said Friday at Fairchild Air Force Base. …
Fri., Aug. 21, 2009, 9:36 p.m.
General says tanker contract should be finalized next year
The selection of new plane to replace the Air Force’s aging tanker fleet could be finalized within a year, a four-star general said Friday at Fairchild Air Force Base.
Wed., June 10, 2009, midnight
In brief: Airlines replacing suspect speed monitors
Recife, Brazil – Airlines moved quickly Tuesday to replace speed monitors like those suspected of feeding false information to the computers on Air France Flight 447 and possibly leading the …
Mon., June 8, 2009, midnight
Ships find more bodies at crash site
RECIFE, Brazil – Search ships methodically worked through a “sea of debris” from a doomed Air France jet Sunday, recovering 15 more bodies near the spot where the Airbus A330 …
Fri., June 5, 2009, midnight
Jet probe looks at autopilot
A sophisticated flight-control system that relies on electronic instruments and computers is coming under growing scrutiny as investigators try to unravel the mysterious crash of an Air France Airbus 330 …
Thu., June 4, 2009, midnight
Air France jet likely disintegrated in flight
FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil – Military planes located new debris from Air France Flight 447 on Wednesday while investigators focused on a nightmarish ordeal in which the jet broke up …
Wed., June 3, 2009, 11:02 a.m.
Heavy seas hamper search for Flight 447 debris
FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil — Military planes and ships located more debris from an Air France jet on Wednesday, but high seas and heavy winds were slowing the recovery effort …
Wed., June 3, 2009, midnight
Plane wreckage found
FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil – An airplane seat, a fuel slick and pieces of white debris scattered over three miles of open ocean marked the site in the mid-Atlantic on …
Tue., June 2, 2009, 1:40 p.m.
Brazil confirms Air France jet crashed in ocean
FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil — Brazilian military planes found a 3-mile path of wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean, confirming that an Air France jet carrying 228 people crashed in the …
Tue., June 2, 2009, midnight
Airbus’ fate may never be known
PARIS – The last transmission was received about 4:15 a.m. Then, nothing. Air France Flight 447 was an Airbus 330-200, a big, modern jetliner designed to ride through anything. But …
Wed., Jan. 28, 2009, midnight
Airbus giant gets special handling at landing
LOS ANGELES – Every time Qantas lands one of its giant Airbus A380s at Los Angeles International Airport, parts of the nation’s fourth-busiest airport come to a halt. Service roads, …
Sun., Jan. 18, 2009, midnight
Foreign wings may fly future president
For nearly two decades, Boeing Co.’s massive 747 jumbo jet has served as the president’s flying White House, awing world leaders and projecting America’s might wherever it landed. But in …
Tue., March 20, 2007, midnight
Boeing sees new competition from China
Coverage of the Airbus A380 plopping down in New York City and Los Angeles blotted out the real news in aviation Monday: an announcement the Chinese will take on Airbus …