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    1. December 19, 2014

      Airbus A350 readies for take-off

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    2. December 16, 2014

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      Industrial groups urge caution over falling oil price

      Airline executives should be crowing. Even as the oil price has tumbled, carriers’ shares have soared on the expectation of...

    4. December 11, 2014

      Airbus plays down fears over A380 future

      Shares in Airbus fell for a second day on Thursday as management scrambled to reassure investors about the future of its...

    5. December 10, 2014

      Double hit brings Airbus shares down to earth

      Airbus on Wednesday delivered a double dose of bad news, as it reined in earnings expectations for 2016 and postponed the...

    6. December 3, 2014

      Airbus defence arm’s offices raided in German probe

      German prosecutors are investigating the defence arm of Airbus for allegedly bribing officials in Romania and Saudi Arabia...

    7. December 3, 2014

      Red tape and cost lie behind Europe’s poor patent performance

      Pigs might not fly any time soon, but doughnuts could. Airbus, the aircraft maker whose most innovative design so far has...

    8. December 2, 2014

      Funding pledge ensures Europe stays in the space race

      Europe has declared its determination to stay in the space race with plans to fund the development of a new generation of...

    9. November 28, 2014

      Airbus starts to sell down Dassault stake

      Airbus has begun its long-awaited disengagement from Dassault Aviation, by selling nearly one-fifth of its 46.3 per cent...

    10. November 25, 2014

      Eurosceptic parties harm recovery, chief executives warn

      Chief executives at Europe’s largest companies have warned that rising support for eurosceptic political parties is...

    11. November 16, 2014

      Airbus patents flying doughnuts

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    12. November 14, 2014

      Technology will decide the future oil price

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    13. November 14, 2014

      Airbus warns on military plane’s costs

      Airbus tempered an upbeat assessment of the first nine months with news that difficulties could be re-emerging in the...

    14. November 5, 2014

      Meggitt pledges buyback after downgrade

      Meggitt has announced a £250m share buyback as the aerospace component maker attempted to appease investors after making its...

    15. November 3, 2014

      Rotorcraft industry plans for an easier ride

      “Eggbeaters” is one of the harsher terms used for helicopters by some pilots of fixed-wing aircraft. And a surprisingly...

    16. October 23, 2014

      Embraer admits to being bruised in Chinese private jet market

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    17. October 20, 2014

      Race is on for the fastest corporate jet – if it can get off the drawing board

      Graphics depicting a supersonic business jet hurtling through the heavens have graced air shows since the 1990s. But these...

    18. October 20, 2014

      Helicopter market eyes civilian tilt-rotor models

      Bell Helicopter is a name that is almost synonymous with rotary aircraft. One of the enduring images of the Korean war is...

    19. October 15, 2014

      Airbus lands record $26bn order from IndiGo

      Airbus has received the biggest single order in its history for 250 narrow-bodied aircraft worth $26bn at list price from...

    20. October 10, 2014

      Corruption crusaders warn against meddling in Saudi bribery probe

      Anti-corruption campaigners have warned the UK government against political interference in an investigation into alleged...

    21. October 2, 2014

      Skymark and Airbus near A380 order settlement

      Skymark Airlines of Japan said it was nearing settlement with Airbus over a cancelled superjumbo order, sending the shares...

    22. October 2, 2014

      AirAsia chief says rival’s restructuring will benefit his carrier

      Tony Fernandes, the chief executive of Kuala Lumpur-listed AirAsia, Asia’s largest low-cost airline, has welcomed a planned...

    23. September 30, 2014

      Airbus wins safety approval to launch A350 jet

      The world’s newest passenger jet, the Airbus A350 long-haul aircraft, is set to enter service by the end of the year after...

    24. September 29, 2014

      Airbus chief salesman goes on trial in insider trading case

      When John Leahy started as the chief salesman for Airbus in 1995 the European aircraft manufacturer had less than a fifth of...

    25. September 25, 2014

      Airbus begins test flights on revamped A320neo

      The revamped, more fuel efficient version of Airbus’s most popular single-aisle passenger jet – the A320neo – took to the...

    26. September 22, 2014

      Airbus seeks to unlock US commercial jet market with new factory

      When aircraft components start arriving at the vast new Airbus assembly plant in Mobile, Alabama, they will be stored at...

    27. September 21, 2014

      Europe groups fear being caught in US tax crackdown

      European multinationals have launched a rearguard effort in Washington to prevent them becoming unintended victims of a US...

    28. September 19, 2014

      Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

      Buy: Avingtrans (AVG) Avingtrans should soon see the benefits of recent acquisitions, while demand from customers such as...

    29. September 18, 2014

      EasyJet plans to raise dividend and expand fleet

      EasyJet is planning to increase its dividend payout and further expand its fleet, as Europe’s second largest low-cost...

    30. September 17, 2014

      Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A380 superjumbo from Airbus

      Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its first A380 from Airbus, promising “class” not butlers for passengers travelling from...

    31. September 16, 2014

      Airbus to streamline defence and space division through disposals

      Airbus is streamlining its defence and space business in an attempt to boost profit margins hit by weak European military...

    32. September 8, 2014

      Ryanair signals fresh expansion with $11bn deal for Boeing 737s

      Ryanair is to buy at least 100 of Boeing’s next-generation short-haul aircraft that will seat up to 200 people, in a $11bn...

    33. August 19, 2014

      AirAsia has ‘no interest’ in Japan’s Skymark

      Tony Fernandes, founder and chief executive of AirAsia, has dismissed as “rubbish” a Japanese media report that his...

    34. August 13, 2014

      Business jet sales take off again in better climate

      When the chief executives of Ford, Chrysler and General Motors flew to Washington, cap in hand, during the 2008 financial...

    35. August 5, 2014

      Meggitt hit by weak military orders

      Shares in Meggitt fell nearly 5 per cent on Tuesday after the aircraft components maker downgraded revenue expectations,...

    36. August 4, 2014

      Senior’s chief Mark Rollins announces retirement as profits rise

      The chief executive of Senior is planning to retire after 17 years at the FTSE 250 engineering and manufacturing group. Mark...

    37. August 1, 2014

      Week in review, August 2

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Majors brace as sanctions against...

    38. July 31, 2014

      BAE optimistic over Mideast orders for Eurofighter

      BAE Systems has expressed optimism that Eurofighter Typhoon, the combat aircraft, could secure more orders from the Middle...

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