Airbus was formed out of a consolidation of several European defense and aerospace companies.
The firm, based in Toulouse, France, produces several popular passenger and military aircraft, including the world's largest jetliner, the A380.
The Bundeswehr helicopter that crashed in Mali last month, killing two German soldiers, had lost its rotor blades before hitting the ground. The military stressed it was still too early to say what caused the crash.
A preliminary report suggests the Airbus A320 was seconds from crashing into two other jets at San Francisco airport. The pilot erroneously attempted to land on a taxiway instead of the runway.
US air safety officials want to know why an Air Canada plane nearly landed on four other jets at San Francisco airport. Air traffic control ordered the Airbus to abort and attempt a second landing.
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.
Boeing scored a win at the world's biggest air show in Paris. The American company won more orders than its European rival Airbus - thanks to the continued popularity of its mid-range 737 jets.
Iranian carriers Iran Airtour and Zagros Airlines have agreed to purchase a combined 73 planes from Airbus, in a last-minute flurry of deals for the European aviation giant at the Paris Air Show.
After a multi-year boom, aircraft manufactures have recently been in a sales lull. But the world's largest aviation fair in Le Bourget, a suburb of Paris, is supposed to change all that.
Planemaker Airbus predicts air traffic will grow almost four and a half percent annually over the next 20 years, requiring some 35,000 new jets and half a million pilots. But not everything's rosy in the aerospace industry.
Aviation giants Airbus and Boeing look to beef up their order books at the world's biggest air show amid growing competition from new entrants. But in Paris the star performer is likely to be the F-35 fighter jet.
European plane maker Airbus has indicated it's weighing the chances for building a new fighter jet for European allies. It is to replace military aircraft in use now, such as the Tornado and the F/A-18 Hornet.
European aircraft maker Airbus has said it expects the global market for passenger planes to double over the next two decades. Growth in the world's second-largest economy will play a decisive role in this.
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.
The French government invests more heavily in its country's companies than almost any other nation in the world. It holds a stake in over 80 firms, especially in sectors which are strategically important to France.
The first Chinese-designed jetliner since the 1970s has taken off for its maiden flight in Shanghai, broadcast live on state television. China hopes to rival Boeing and Airbus with its single-aisle C919 aircraft.
A dream is slowly becoming reality. A Slovak company, Aeromobil, has just unveiled its prototype for a flying car. It's half car and half small aircraft -- and could hit the market soon.
By 2024, the Chinese travel market is set to surpass that of the US as the world's biggest. The demand for airliners is soaring - and China's domestic aviation industry hopes to wrest some of the market from Airbus and Boeing.
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