The new Airbus A-350 took its maiden flight today. Fans came in the thousands to watch the plane climb the skies. If all goes to plan, Airbus will start deliveries of the A-350 as soon as next year.
The Farnborough Airshow is a major trade venue for the aeronautical industry. As manufactures set up their displays their thoughts hover between anticipation of the next big order and fears of Brexit says Andreas Spaeth.
Sure, there's been the odd mention of the UK's leaving the European Union at Farnborough, and the odd announcement that says "there's still a great in Great Britain." But aerospace is so global, you're unlikely to care.
The European aircraft manufacturer has never faced as much upheaval as it does today. At Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse, there is much uncertainty, but many also see opportunities. DW's Andreas Spaeth reports.
US plane maker Boeing has announced it will take control of the commercial business unit of Brazil's Embraer. This will put the American aerospace giant in a position to compete in the market for smaller jets.
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