Rolls-Royce Plc faces costs and penalties of more than the 50 million pounds ($80 million) to fix its Trent 900 engine that blew up on an Airbus SAS A380 operated by Qantas Airways Ltd., according to Nick Cunningham of Agency Partners.
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.
Boeing Co., the world’s largest planemaker, rose the most in more than two years after boosting its annual profit forecast and beating analysts’ third-quarter estimates with an increase in jetliner deliveries.
European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. ’s rejection for a $35 billion U.S. tanker contract threatens its goal to cut reliance on commercial aircraft and may force it to seek acquisitions at home to build up defense operations.
Boeing Co.’s 787 started its first commercial flight today, ending more than three years of delays, with operator All Nippon Airways Co. saying a wider cabin and bigger windows will help give customers a more comfortable ride.
Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc said sales won’t grow this year for the first time in a decade as lower demand for defense equipment cuts into civil-aviation sales, sending the stock tumbling the most in more than 13 years.
ANA Holdings Inc. gave Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner a vote of confidence by ordering 14 more of the jets as part of a $16.6 billion shopping spree a year after regulators grounded the composite aircraft.