Posts Tagged ‘Airbus-A350’

EASA Issues Emergency AD to Prevent Possible A350 Explosion

Airbus A380 A350 A330

EASA has issued an emergency airworthiness directive aimed at preventing the Airbus A350 from experiencing overheating of hydraulic fluid, leading to possible explosion. The manufacturer has also issued a major event revision of the A350 Master Minimum Equipment List, EASA said. “Recently, an overheat failure mode of the A350 hydraulic engine-driven pump has been found,”…

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Qatar Airways cancels four Airbus A350 orders worth $1.2 billion following delays

Qatar Airbus A350-900 XWB

Qatar Airways has canceled orders for four A350s worth $1.2 billion (SR4.5 billion) because of delivery delays, European planemaker said Airbus said.   Qatar Airways is the biggest buyer of the A350, with 80 orders before the cancelations, as well as the launch customer having taken its first plane in December 2014. The cancellation comes amid…

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As Global Demand Slows, Airlines Defer Widebody Jet Orders

Airbus A350

American Airlines’s decision to postpone delivery of nearly two dozen of Airbus Group SE’s sleek, fuel-efficient A350 jetliners amplifies concerns that demand is sagging for international air travel and large new aircraft. Wide-body sales have stalled this year as inexpensive fuel and a glut of readily available used jets diminishes airlines’ need to upgrade their…

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Ethiopian Airlines Considering Expansion with A350-1000 or Boeing 777X

Ethiopian 777x

Ethiopian Airlines is weighing whether to expand its fleet with the 366-seat Airbus A350-1000 or the latest version of the 777 long-haul jet built by its traditional supplier Boeing, widely known as the 777X, its chief executive said. Tewolde GebreMariam was speaking to Reuters after taking delivery of the first of 14 A350-900 jets to be…

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Widebody Orders Slow. Are Boeing and Airbus Doomed?

United Airlines Airbus A350-1000

After a boom in orders as fuel prices skyrocketed a few years ago, demand for the twin-aisle aircraft that typically ply long-haul international routes has subsided recently. For Boeing and Airbus, many of these widebody models are key cash flow and profit drivers.Since the beginning of 2015, widebody aircraft orders haven’t kept pace with deliveries. This…

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