China's state-run aircraft-company COMAC has rolled out its latest model, the C-919 jetliner. COMAC has been the new kid on the block in the aviation industry for a while, but can it truly challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus?
The European aircraft maker says it must strike a new deal with Emirates Airline to secure the superjumbo's future. Launched a decade ago, the A380 program has cost billions, but only 220 have been built.
A large order of Airbus planes from China appears likely as French President Emmanuel Macron ends his visit in Beijing. French farmers have also hailed a deal to end China's 2001 embargo on French beef.
Aviation watchers will know it has been a challenging year in European skies. UK airline easyJet has felt the squeeze like many of its rivals. Yet it's bullish about the future despite a sharp fall in profits.
Last year marked the safest year on record for commercial air travel according to aviation experts. There were no commercial passenger jet fatalities in 2017.
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