Investigators have been unable to trace or established what the ‘bright silver rugby ball shaped’ object, which came within feet of the cockpit, was
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Wednesday 24 March 2010
The long-running investigation into state support for airlines in Europe and the US moved closer to a resolution yesterday when the WTO said that while EU loans to Airbus constituted subsidies, the majority of the US claims were unfounded. The EU is also claiming that US subsidies for Boeing are also unlawful. Airbus said that it would study a ruling that past loans constituted subsidies, but claimed that the WTO had rejected 70 per cent of US claims.
Friday 19 March 2010
"Have you any ideas?" asked Captain Sullenberger. "Actually not," replied co-pilot Skiles. So their Airbus A320 crash-landed on the Hudson River in the shadow of Manhattan's skyscrapers. "The fluency they exhibited at such a critical moment," writes Langewiesche, "helps to explain why their passengers survived."
Wednesday 10 March 2010
EADS is withdrawing from the race for a $35bn Pentagon contract because the terms "clearly favour" US rival Boeing, prompting harsh words from the European Commission.
Sunday 28 February 2010
Thursday 11 February 2010
Rolls-Royce today said profits rose 4 per cent last year despite economic turbulence and continued delays in a number of major aircraft programmes.
Friday 29 January 2010
Wednesday 13 January 2010
Wednesday 06 January 2010
Thursday 10 December 2009
Thursday 10 December 2009
Sunday 15 November 2009
Britain has a union representative at the head of the European works council for Airbus, the aircraft manufacturer, for the first time.
Sunday 08 November 2009
EADS, the aerospace group that owns Airbus and Eurocopter, looks set to freeze its research and technology budget in 2010.
Tuesday 27 October 2009
Two pilots who allowed their passenger jet to overshoot its destination by 150 miles last week have told investigators that they lost concentration because they were using their laptop computers in the cockpit.
Saturday 24 October 2009
Friday 23 October 2009
Two Northwest Airlines pilots failed to make radio contact with ground controllers for more than an hour and overflew their Minneapolis destination by 150 miles before discovering the mistake and turning around.
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