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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 6:03 p.m.

WTO body formally OKs US sanctions against EU in Airbus case

The World Trade Organization has formally given the go-ahead for the United States to impose trade sanctions on up to $7.5 billion worth of European Union goods following a ruling …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

U.S. plans to impose tariffs on EU imports in Airbus case

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will impose tariffs on $7.5 billion in European imports beginning Oct. 18 in a case involving European Union subsidies to the plane maker …


Airbus extends lead over Boeing in 2019 airliner deliveries

Boeing airliner delivers tumble again in July due to grounding of its Max jet after two deadly crashes


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

Saudi carrier cancels troubled Boeing 737 order for Airbus

A Saudi budget carrier is ordering 30 new Airbus planes, replacing a $6 billion deal with Boeing for its troubled 737 Max jets, which are grounded after two crashes.


Bombardier sells CRJ jet program to Mitsubishi for $550M

Canadian aerospace company Bombardier has announced the sale of its regional jet program to Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. for $550 million.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

Airbus is ready for pilotless jets – are you?

The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all – and is working on winning over regulators and travelers …


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Boeing apologizes for Max crashes as Airbus rakes in sales

Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain the trust of regulators, …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 8:08 p.m.

Trade panel: Boeing got unfair U.S. tax break, hurting Airbus

Delivering final word in a nearly 14-year standoff, a World Trade Organization body has ruled that Boeing received an illegal U.S. tax break from Washington state that damaged sales by …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Too big to sell: Airbus bids pained adieu to superjumbo A380

To passengers, the A380 feels immediately different – spacious, smooth and oddly elegant for a jet so gargantuan. Yet to Airbus, it’s become a burden so super-sized that the European …


Boeing tops Europe’s Airbus in airliner deliveries

Boeing narrowly beats Airbus in airliner deliveries to remain world’s biggest seller of commercial aircraft.


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Airbus CEO Enders says challenge to Boeing will grow even stronger

An exclusive interview in London with Tom Enders, who will leave his CEO post in April after 18 years reshaping Airbus.


Troublesome advanced engines for Boeing, Airbus jets have disrupted airlines and shaken travelers

A slew of technical problems with the three latest-technology jet engines is widely disrupting operations at airlines, bleeding cash from the engine makers and grounding significant numbers of Airbus and …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 2:35 p.m.

Trade body: EU still providing illegal subsidies to Airbus

The World Trade Organization’s appellate body has ruled that the European Union is continuing to provide illegal subsidies to plane-maker Airbus.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:54 a.m.

Boeing’s biggest trade fight could spark a U.S. confrontation with Europe

Boeing’s lawyers, still smarting from the shock of losing their U.S. trade-court case against Bombardier’s CSeries jets, are now awaiting an imminent ruling in a bigger trade fight over government …


Airbus to sell 430 planes to Phoenix-based Indigo for $49.5B

Airbus signed a $49.5 billion deal Wednesday to sell 430 airplanes to the Phoenix-based private equity firm that owns Frontier Airlines, striking the European aerospace firm’s biggest deal ever at …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 4:23 p.m.

Airbus notches win over rival Boeing with Bombardier deal

The European plane maker reached an unusual, no-cost deal with Canada’s Bombardier that sent Airbus shares up Tuesday, boosts both companies’ prospects in Asia and should save thousands of Bombardier …


Boeing boosted by ruling throwing out EU claim of state aid

Boeing notched a key victory in a years-long legal case against its European rival, Airbus, after an international body rejected the European Union’s claims that Washington state was giving Boeing …


Boeing beats Airbus in order race at Paris show

Boeing flew past Airbus in the race for plane orders at this year’s Paris Air Show, thanks to a surge in interest in the newest version of the 737.


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 4:26 p.m.

Boeing admits its 747 ‘Queen of the Skies’ has no future as passenger plane

Differing sharply with the outlook from rival Airbus, Boeing expressed extreme doubt about the entire “very large aircraft” segment of the passenger-jet business and projected that the days of the …


Boeing’s largest 737 Max takes flight amid headwinds from Airbus

Boeing’s newest and largest 737 Max gunned down the runway and soared over the shore of Lake Washington, south of Seattle, on its maiden flight Thursday.


Boeing’s plan for bigger 737 MAX meets with industry doubts

Boeing said Monday it expects to launch a new larger variant of the 737 MAX family, the MAX 10, by year-end.


Boeing sees more airliner deliveries, lower defense revenue

Boeing Co. beat Wall Street expectations for fourth-quarter profit despite a slump in revenue from its defense business. The company forecast Wednesday that deliveries of commercial airplanes will rise slightly …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 6:35 a.m.

Boeing scores a $22 billion win in market dominated by Airbus

Boeing won a $22 billion deal from an Indian budget carrier, pulling off a feat in a single-aisle market ruled by its European rival Airbus.


Jet-buying binge nears end as Boeing, Airbus brace for slowdown

The unprecedented jetliner shopping spree that’s spanned more than a decade is drawing to a close.


Airbus secures Iran Air deal with list price of $18 billion

Airbus and Iran Air finalized Thursday a deal for 100 planes worth more than $18 billion dollars at list prices – a contract that’s potentially a big boost for Iran’s …


Airbus wins $1.8 billion Canadian rescue-plane contract

Airbus Group won a C$2.4 billion ($1.8 billion) contract with the Canadian government to replace its search-and-rescue planes, beating out Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Embraer for the deal.


United reviews $12.4 billion Airbus jet order in fleet revamp

United Continental is weighing whether to alter a $12.4 billion order for Airbus Group’s largest twin-engine jets and is studying a swap of Boeing’s smallest 737 for a longer version …


Airbus plans 1,100 job cuts as it consolidates

Airbus wants to cut more than 1,100 jobs across Europe as it consolidates its activities and seeks to better compete with U.S. rival Boeing and others amid growing global demand …


WTO says Boeing offered illegal tax breaks by Washington Legislature

A World Trade Organization panel on Monday ruled that Washington state offered billions in illegal tax breaks to plane maker Boeing, and that the U.S. government must take action to …


Officials: US OKs Airbus sale of 100-plus planes to Iran

Officials say the Obama administration has green-lighted the sale of more than 100 Airbus planes to Iran.