First electric planes fly over English Channel

Jul 10, 2015

First electric planes fly over English Channel

Airbus flew its electric plane across the English Channel for the first time Friday, hours after a French pilot made a similar voyage in his electric plane — journeys seen as a symbolically important step toward making electronic flight viable in the long term. ...

Obama administration targeting airliner emissions

Jun 11, 2015

Obama administration targeting airliner emissions

The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to regulate aircraft emissions in much the same way as power plants, saying they are a threat to human health because they contain pollutants that help cause global warming. Using its authority under The Clean Air Act, the Environmental ...

Airbus developing reusable space rocket launcher

Jun 7, 2015

Airbus developing reusable space rocket launcher

European aircraft and aerospace giant Airbus has unveiled plans for a reusable space rocket launcher that should be ready in 2025, which the firm says will be radically different from the concept of rival U.S. firm SpaceX. Airbus must overcome significant technical and financial ...

Jun 2, 2015

Skymark's largest creditor submits rival rehab plan to Tokyo court

Bankrupt Japanese carrier Skymark Airlines Inc. said Monday that its largest creditor has submitted a plan for the airline’s rehabilitation to a court, rivaling the one submitted by the debtor late last week. The plan submitted by U.S. aircraft leasing firm Intrepid Aviation opposes ...

Jan 2, 2015

French investigators to arrive Friday at AirAsia crash scene

France’s crash investigation agency said its specialist black box search team and equipment would arrive early Friday at the search area for the AirAsia flight that crashed on Sunday en route from Indonesia to Singapore. France’s BEA crash investigation agency assists in the investigation ...

Dec 29, 2014

Airbus sends experts to help in probe over vanished AirAsia A320

Airbus NV has dispatched two experts to Jakarta to assist in the investigation of the missing A320 airliner operated by AirAsia Bhd., the budget carrier that rose from almost nothing in 2001 to become the plane maker’s biggest customer. The single-aisle jet lost contact ...

Dec 23, 2014

Skymark shares dive as Airbus moves toward lawsuit

Shares in Japan’s struggling Skymark Airlines slumped more than 16 percent Monday after it said Airbus was moving closer to filing a lawsuit over a failed $2.2 billion jet order. The Tokyo-listed stock plunged 63 points to ¥319 after the airline said in a ...