Airbus delivered 635 aircraft to customers in 2015 – a record number. But it still lagged behind its US rival Boeing in sales. When it comes to orders, Airbus came out on top with 1,036 net orders, compared to Boeing’s 768.
A flight from Paris to Los Angeles was forced into an emergency landing in Canada after one of the engines sustained "serious damage." It's the second time this kind of incident has occurred on an Airbus A380.
European plane maker Airbus has inaugurated its first completion center in China. Analysts said the facility constituted a fresh asset of the manufacturer in heated competition with American rival Boeing.
During a visit by the Chinese president to its production sites in France, Airbus said it had won a major order from China for 140 planes totaling $22.8 billion. Even for big-ticket airplanes it is a massive booking.
A new Russian medium-haul passenger jet has successfully completed a first test flight. But whether the MC-21 will really be able to compete with similar planes from Boeing and Airbus is not yet clear.
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