Erdogan hopes Afrin will be ‘totally encircled’ by evening

:: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes Turkish forces will have completely encircled Afrin by Wednesday evening, a presidential source said, clarifying his earlier comments in a speech indicating the Kurdish-held Syrian city More »

Saudi Cabinet backs unified Arab approach to security

:: The Saudi Cabinet has welcomed the recommendations of the 35th session of the Arab Interior Ministers Council in Algeria and its reiteration of the importance of a unified approach to confronting More »

King Salman approves specialized offices within Public Prosecution to battle corruption

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has approved the creation of specialized departments in the Public Prosecution to investigate and prosecute cases of corruption, which will be directly linked to the Attorney-General. The More »

UAE Minister Gargash: Turkey ‘must respect’ Arab states’ sovereignty

:: The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash said on Saturday via Twitter that Turkey must respect the sovereignty of Arab states. The minister said that “there is no More »

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Riyadh after paying visit to Egypt and UK

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin arrived to Riyadh on Saturday after visits to Egypt and the United Kingdom, Saudi state-news site SPA reported. The crown prince started his first official More »


Tag Archives: Airbus

Regulator, Airbus issue software fix for A350 on explosion risk

:: European aviation safety authorities have issued an emergency directive for operators of the Airbus A350-900 long-haul aircraft to upload a software fix to prevent potential overheating of the hydraulic system and a risk of explosion. Airbus has delivered over

IndiGo grounds eight Airbus A320neo aircraft amid reports of engine problems

:: India’s biggest airline, IndiGo, said on Friday it had grounded eight Airbus A320 neo jets, in comments that came after local media attributed the action to issues with Pratt and Whitney-made engines in the aircraft. Local media reported that

$1 bln headache for Airbus as Qatar cancels four jets

:: Qatar Airways has axed orders for four A350s because of delivery delays, Airbus said on Thursday, handing the European planemaker a new headache over what to do with jets worth $1.2 billion at list prices as it tries to

Airbus faces challenges as it enters new era

Airbus will draw a line under two decades of M&A dealmaking and frenetic orders on Wednesday as it reports its first results since the European aerospace and defense group unified under its dominant planemaking arm last month. The sense of

Airbus shows off new A350XWB in Jeddah

King Abdulaziz International Airport greeted the world’s newest, most modern and efficient aircraft, the A350 XWB, which had a stopover in Jeddah while on its region demo tour. The aircraft landed in Jeddah on Tuesday and was welcomed by representatives

Heat detected around Russian jet before crash

U.S. satellite imagery detected heat around a Russian passenger jet just before it went down in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, two U.S. officials said Tuesday. But the discovery doesn’t resolve the mystery of why the plane crashed, killing all 224 aboard.

China unveils jetliner in bid to compete with Boeing, Airbus

A state-owned manufacturer on Monday unveiled the first plane produced by a Chinese initiative to compete in the market for large passenger jetliners. China is one of the biggest aviation markets but relies on Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The multibillion-dollar

China signs deal for 100 Airbus A320s: manufacturer

China signed a contract to buy 100 A320 aircraft from European manufacturer Airbus on Thursday, a spokesman for the firm told AFP, worth $9.7 billion at list prices. The deal, signed as German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Beijing, also includes

Iran plans Airbus, Boeing purchases under finance deals

Iran plans to buy Airbus and Boeing passenger planes through long-term payment agreements once a nuclear accord with world powers is implemented, the transport minister said. Iran desperately wants to upgrade its ageing fleet, which has been hamstrung by nuclear-related

Turkey grounds its Airbus A400Ms after deadly Spain crash

Turkey’s air force temporarily grounded its two Airbus A400Ms on Sunday after a model of the aircraft crashed in Spain on Saturday, Turkish media reported. According to the Hurriyet Daily News, Airbus, the plane’s manufacturer, is contracted to provide 10

Spanish PM: military plane crashes, at least eight killed

A military transport plane crashed near southwestern Seville airport Saturday, killing its crew, Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said. Rajoy said up to 10 people were traveling on the brand new Airbus A400M aircraft that was undergoing flight trials at

Airbus set to sign deal with Delta for 50 planes

PARIS: European aerospace giant Airbus is poised to sign a contract to deliver 50 long-haul carriers to US Delta Airlines in a deal worth $14 billion (11 billion euros) at catalogue prices, sources said. Under the terms of the deal,

Airbus runs into headwinds with Q3 earnings dip

PARIS: European aerospace giant Airbus said its profits had nearly halved in the third quarter, as it ran into headwinds from adverse foreign exchange moves. Airbus profits in the third quarter came in at 264 million euros ($329 million), a

Boeing outpaces Airbus in plane orders

PARIS: US aerospace group Boeing left European rival Airbus in its slipstream when booking new plane orders in the first half of the year, figures released by Airbus showed. Boeing had reported a net 499 new orders between January 1

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