Latest Aircraft manufacturing News

Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart

Feb. 16, 2019 2:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax incentives and lighting the Empire State Building in Amazon orange....

Plane lands, intentionally, in river near Gateway Arch

Feb. 14, 2019 3:30 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A small airplane splashing down in the Mississippi River near the Gateway Arch set off a brief panic, but it turned out it was just the manufacturer showing off its capabilities. The same plane that caused a big commotion Wednesday made a return river landing Thursday north of downtown St....

The Latest: German minister says Airbus must find jobs

Feb. 14, 2019 12:23 PM EST

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — The Latest on Airbus' announcement that it will stop making the superjumbo A380 (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Germany's economy minister says it's now up to Airbus to find new jobs for German workers who are affected by the end of production of the A380. Peter Altmaier told reporters...

Too big to sell: Airbus bids pained adieu to superjumbo A380

Feb. 14, 2019 12:00 PM EST

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — To passengers, the A380 feels immediately different — spacious, smooth and oddly elegant for a jet so gargantuan. Yet to Airbus, it's become a burden so super-sized that the European manufacturer is ending its production for good. The A380 is simply too big to sell. With...

Etihad restructures plane purchases amid fiscal turbulence

Feb. 14, 2019 2:32 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways said Thursday it has restructured planned airplane purchases from both Airbus and Boeing as the government-owned carrier struggles through serious financial turbulence. Once making headlines in 2013 for fleet purchases valued at $67 billion,...

Honda Aircraft fined $45K for citizenship job requirements

Feb. 5, 2019 12:57 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says the maker of HondaJet aircraft violated immigration laws by refusing to consider certain non-U.S. citizens for jobs despite their legal right to work in the country. Honda Aircraft Co. said Tuesday it has changed policies and procedures to ensure job...

Airbus in discussions with Emirates over superjumbo's future

Jan. 31, 2019 2:00 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Airbus SE has confirmed it is in discussions with Emirates Airline over the contract of the troubled A380 superjumbo jet. In a statement Thursday, the French-based European plane manufacturer said in was in talks over the future contract but did not provide any information on the nature of the...

Airbus says its data was hacked, no risk to commercial jets

Jan. 30, 2019 6:26 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — European airplane maker Airbus said Wednesday that hackers broke into its information systems but the breach had no impact on commercial activities. The company said in a statement that the hack was detected in its commercial aircraft information systems. The perpetrators obtained access to...

Boeing, Apple gain ground; AT&T slides

Jan. 30, 2019 4:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday: Apple Inc., up $10.57 to $165.25 The technology giant managed to meet Wall Street's diminished fourth-quarter expectations, despite a slump in iPhone sales. The Boeing Co., up $22.82 to $387.72 The airplane maker and military...

As demand soars, Boeing contemplates new plane

Jan. 30, 2019 4:21 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing, flying high on strong demand for airliners and military planes, faces a difficult decision over whether to develop a new plane to fill in a gap in its lineup. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says the plane could replace less fuel-efficient bigger planes and let airlines launch new...