The jet, which proved difficult to sell at first, ended up propelling Airbus on its collision course to compete with Boeing. Key.Aero uncovers the manufacturer’s bumpy road to success with its maiden type.
It was technical masterpiece that both pilot and passenger loved, but it didn’t do what any commercial venture needs to: make money. Thomas Haynes details why one of Airbus’ largest gambles hasn’t paid off.
Airbus has been contracted to develop, supply and integrate 115 Captor-E electronically scanned array (E-Scan) radars for the German and Spanish Eurofighter EF-2000 multi-role fighter fleets.
As COVID-19 swept across the world and passenger aircraft were grounded, the vital air freight capacity they provide was decimated. Airlines started scrambling for ways to continue to carry cargo without flying empty jets. Thomas Haynes speaks to Airbus about how they helped to solve this problem.
Since 2015, the Luftwaffe has been rapidly developing a new Special Forces capability. Dr Kevin Wright talked with the commanding officer for 4 Staffel ‘Hawks’ of HSG 64, about this highly specialised squadron and its Airbus Helicopters H145Ms.
Qatar Airways will be accepting no deliveries of any Airbus or Boeing aircraft this year or next. Akbar Al Baker, the company’s CEO told Sky News this afternoon that he had notified both manufacturers of the decision.