It takes five weeks and a team of 300-odd mechanics, electricians and engineers to service an Airbus A340. The aircraft requires a complete overhaul every ten years. We head to Hamburg to find out what exactly it entails.
Having more than doubled in value over the last year, shares in Boeing are a standout in a strong market. Continued demand for new planes has created long backlogs which are expected to keep growth steady.
After Germany nixed the disastrous Euro Hawk program, the US has approved the sale of a replacement system. The four drones will allow Germany to survey vast swathes of land from the sky.
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.
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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