Airbus Buries A380 Flagship, Drawing Curtain on Jumbo-Jet Era

Airbus SE decided to stop making the A380 double-decker after a dozen years in service, burying a prestige project that won the hearts of passengers and politicians but never the broad support of airlines that instead preferred smaller, more fuel-efficient aircraft. Production of the jumbo jet will end by 2021, after the A380’s biggest customer, […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • February 13, 2019

Air Force Accepts Flawed Boeing Tanker in a $44 Billion Program

The U.S. Air Force has accepted the first delivery of Boeing Co.’s long-delayed aerial refueling tanker despite flaws that remain to be fixed, the service said Thursday. The first eight of 179 planned KC-46 aerial tankers in the $44 billion program will be accepted from now through February. That’s more than two years late — […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • January 10, 2019

Aston Martin Board Approves Air Freight in Brexit Planning

Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings Plc’s board has authorized contingency planning for Brexit that includes shipping car components via air freight. The luxury carmaker is signing deals with its supplier, DHL, to allow for the use of ports other than Dover and has authorized its supply chain team to make bookings for cargo planes, a […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • January 8, 2019