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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Airbus
U.S.-based Boeing Co. dominated on the first day of the Dubai Airshow, netting $100 billion in orders at an event that showcased the spending power and aggressive expansion efforts of the Middle East's Gulf Arab carriers.
Fourteen passengers were injured when a Thai Airways plane with a wheel base problem skidded off a runway at the main airport in Bangkok, an airline spokesperson said Monday.
Boeing delivered more planes than Airbus during the first half of this year.
Boeing Co. won major orders from five customers for a stretched version of its popular 787 Dreamliner jet at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday, further evidence of a strengthening market for more expensive long-haul jets.
Airbus and Boeing won pledges for big purchases of their lucrative long-haul wide-body jets at the Paris Air Show on Monday, raising hopes that demand is recovering following the worldwide recession.
Parts of Heathrow Airport in London were closed on Friday as a plane was forced to make an emergency landing with its engine on fire.
It's 1 a.m., and the sprawling airport in this desert city is bustling. Enough languages fill the air to make a United Nations translator's head spin.
Despite a battery fire in one Boeing 787 Dreamliner and smoke in another, the batteries used to power the plane's electrical systems aren't necessarily unsafe — manufacturers just need to build in reliable safeguards, the nation's top aviation safety investigator said Wednesday.
It's likely that burning lithium ion batteries on two Boeing 787 Dreamliners were caused by overcharging, aviation safety and battery experts said Friday, pointing to developments in the investigation of the Boeing incidents as well as a battery fire in a business jet more than a year ago.
The first new Boeing Co. jetliner sold to Iraq in 30 years touched down in Baghdad on Saturday, signaling the country's determination to rebuild its economy after decades of war and sanctions.
The 35-hour work week? Untouchable. The social safety net? Untrimmable.
A plane intercepted by Turkish fighter jets on its way from Moscow to Damascus, Syria, was carrying equipment and ammunition destined for the Syrian Defense Ministry, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday.
British defense contractor BAE Systems PLC and European counterpart EADS NV on Wednesday abandoned a proposed merger that would have created a global defense and aerospace giant.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Wednesday the NATO coalition has turned an important corner in Afghanistan and has come too far and spilled too much blood to let insider attacks or anything else undermine the mission there.