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 subsidies row over plane makers Airbus and Boeing has been raging for 16 years. Now, in the last days of his Presidency, Donald Trump has signed off on new import tariffs on EU-built aircraft parts and other goods.
The European Commission says it will seek a solution with the incoming Biden administration to the ongoing row with Washington over subsidies. The new US tariffs apply to wine and aircraft components.
Hardly any other sector was as hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic as aviation. But COVID also brought unexpected opportunities for an industry seemingly in peril.
The Boeing airliner, which has been grounded since March 2019, could see its reintroduction into passenger service as soon as the end of the year. Andreas Spaeth investigates if this is really a realistic scenario.
Prosecutors have said they no longer plan to pursue fraud allegations related to the acquisition of Eurofighter jets. The counsel criticized that the ruling runs counter to decisions by German and US legal authorities.
As part of a dispute over subsidies for Boeing and Airbus, European goods such as cheese and wine are subject to tariffs in the US. Now the EU is retaliating with penalties on up to $4 billion worth of US services.
Germany has given the green light to purchase jets worth at least €5.4 billion. The air force said that the new aircraft will be equipped with the latest technology and could be used against targets on the ground.
The EU has been given permission to impose tariffs on the US for its help for Boeing. It's part of a long-running spat in which both sides have accused each other of unfairly subsidizing their respective aviation giants.
The spat is in focus with the WTO allowing the EU to impose tariffs on billions of dollars worth of US goods. DW takes a look at the 16-year-old case that has seen the two allies duel over aircraft subsidies.
Airbus wants to launch a plane that is completely CO2 neutral by 2035 with the help of hydrogen-powered engines. It's a big step away from fossil fuels and toward a cleaner future up in the sky.
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VW, Renault, Airbus and Deutsche Bahn have reported severe losses for the second quarter of 2020, when the coronavirus had forced many countries to lock down. For one company in the US, the pandemic has proven a boon.
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With travel bans and fewer people flying, the coronavirus pandemic means huge airliners like the Boeing 747 and the Airbus A380 have hit the end of the line earlier than many had expected.
The coronavirus pandemic has put airlines around the world in a precarious position. Airbus is already feeling the knock-on effects and will cut its workforce.
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