The ILA Berlin Air Show, which runs Sept. 11-16, draws industry members and governments from around the world to see the latest aircraft and technical innovations on display. Follow reports from the German capital on what's new and watch videos of the latest developments in aeronautics.
European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. Chief Executive Tom Enders, who beat his counterpart at Boeing Co. three years ago in a horse race in Wyoming, now has his eyes on a bigger prize: supremacy in global aerospace.
BAE Systems Plc’s planned merger with European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. would create a force for the pursuit of military exports as western weapons- makers struggle with declining budgets in home markets.
European Union nations reiterated their support for the inclusion of aviation in the bloc’s emissions trading system, denying media reports that some members seek a suspension, the EU Climate Commissioner said.
European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. and BAE Systems Plc are reviving a decade-old plan to build an equal to Boeing Co. that would balance civil and defense operations in an era of shrinking military budgets.
Airbus Military is preparing to push A400M troop-transporter sales to India and other countries as the aircraft maker ramps up the pursuit of overseas customers to turn a profit on Europe’s largest defense program.
Northrop Grumman Corp. and European Aeronautics, Defence & Space stand to benefit from increased European interest in intelligence gathering drones that could trigger additional sales of the Global Hawk used in Afghanistan and Libya, a Northrop Grumman executive said.
Europe should strive for a global solution on airline carbon emissions to avoid a trade dispute with China that already threatens to undermine aircraft sales, said senior politicians representing the four countries where Airbus SAS has its main production sites.
Germany’s smaller aerospace suppliers should explore merging with foreign partners or be taken over to remain relevant, said European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders.
Airbus SAS Chief Executive Office Fabrice Bregier said he wants to hand more power to local sites, in the biggest overhaul since the aircraft maker emerged from the crisis of the delayed A380 superjumbo five years ago.
Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala sovereign wealth fund said its aerospace unit aims to become a risk- sharing partner of Airbus SAS and Boeing Co. on future plane programs as it develops an engineering-design capability.
Boeing Co., the world’s largest aircraft maker, and European rivals are awaiting a slew of combat-plane purchases from prospective Middle East buyers as they aim to secure the future of jet production lines.
Emirates, the world’s largest buyer of Airbus A380 aircraft, is exploring engine options for a batch of 50 additional superjumbos, handing Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc an opportunity to unseat a General Electric Co. and Pratt & Whitney joint venture that powers the existing jets.
Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS leave the Dubai Air Show with diverging prospects for their order momentum, with the Boeing 777X set to be a global hit while the Airbus A380 risks becoming a niche jet for Mideast carriers.
<p>The Dubai Airshow 2013 rolled out the red carpet this week for anyone looking to buy a jet -- and for those hooked on the latest aeronautical gadgets. The battle for orders between Boeing and Airbus may grab the headlines, but the military, corporations from around the world and the very wealthy were here with their own wish lists to satisfy. At left, a warm welcome awaits anyone looking for, say, a Gulfstream 450, seen here baking on the tarmac.</p><p>For full Dubai Airshow coverage -- stories, photos and videos -- <a href="http://topics.bloomberg.com/the-dubai-air-show-2013/" data="" type="" tooltip="" title="" target="_blank">click here</a>.<br></p> Source: Photograph by Duncan Chard/Bloomberg
Dubai Airports said it’s in talks with more cargo carriers about operating from the sheikdom’s new Al Maktoum hub while continuing to work on adding passenger airlines after the facility opened to them last month.
Qatar Airways Ltd. said it jointly negotiated a deal for as many as 250 of Boeing Co.’s new 777 planes with Dubai-based Emirates, putting old rivalries aside to wring maximum value from the Persian Gulf’s growing dominance of the wide-body jet market.
Airbus SAS may add winglets to the A380 to improve fuel efficiency and work with customers to pack more people onto the super-jumbo without sacrificing comfort in a bid to boost the profitability of flying the airliner.
The partnership of General Electric Co. and Pratt & Whitney is considering major upgrades to the engine powering Airbus SAS A380 super-jumbos as it seeks to maintain its market lead by improving fuel efficiency.