AMR Corp.’s American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc. said they will follow through on orders for new planes from Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS, rejuvenating fleets amid a merger that creates the world’s largest carrier.
American International Group Inc. ’s plane-leasing business is in talks to buy jets for the first time since 2007 as it seeks to expand after the insurer’s U.S. bailout, the unit’s new chief executive officer said.
Airbus SAS signed lease contracts worth a combined 2.8 billion euros ($3.7 billion) with Jet Airways (India) Ltd. and state-owned Air India, a French government official, who can’t be named according to government rules, said in New Delhi today.
Airbus SAS and Rolls-Royce Group Plc began investigating why an engine on a Qantas Airways Ltd. A380 superjumbo exploded in mid flight, forcing an emergency landing in the worst incident since the aircraft began service in 2007.
Airbus SAS A330 and A340 planes using Goodrich Corp. speed sensors must be inspected because one batch of the so-called pitot tubes may suffer air leaks, causing inaccurate readings, the European Aviation Safety Agency said.