Articles tagged “airbus”

Beleaguered Avianca Faces Two Bribery Probes

Beleaguered Avianca Faces Two Bribery Probes

Julia Symmes Cobb, Reuters

One probe of Colombian airline Avianca is looking at whether a top executive took bribes from Airbus. Another probe is checking whether the airline gave free plane tickets to public officials in return for favors. Both stories are unfortunate distractions from the financial and strategic turnarounds that the company needs to be focusing on.

4 days ago

Malaysian Prime Minister Questions Definition of Bribery in AirAsia Allegations

Malaysian Prime Minister Questions Definition of Bribery in AirAsia Allegations

Reuters

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad chose his words very carefully. He's expressing an opinion but without getting involved in the specifics of the case.

2 weeks ago

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes Out For Now Amid Airbus Bribery Probe

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes Out For Now Amid Airbus Bribery Probe

Brian Sumers and Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

There's always some give-and-take whenever any customer places a big order for anything. But did Airbus go too far to try to sway AirAsia? And what will this mean for CEO Tony Fernandes' grand digital plans?

2 weeks ago

Malaysia Investigates Claims That Airbus Bribed AirAsia Execs

Malaysia Investigates Claims That Airbus Bribed AirAsia Execs

Liz Lee and Krishna N. Das, Reuters

This is not a good look for Airbus. It's high time for more transparency in the clubby world of buying aircraft. Shortcuts to win sales are bound to catch up with you sooner or later.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Airlines Seek Airbus Jets Made in America

U.S. Airlines Seek Airbus Jets Made in America

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airbus doesn't always get it right. But its plan to build some A320 family aircraft in the United States was a brilliant move. If only it had more capacity to build jets in Alabama, Airbus would be in even better shape.

2 months ago

Airbus Targets Early 2030s for First Emission-Free Regional Aircraft

Airbus Targets Early 2030s for First Emission-Free Regional Aircraft

Layan Odeh and Siddharth Philip, Bloomberg

The pressure is building on manufactures to speed up the development of aircraft capable of using alternatives to jet fuel. The problem is change isn't coming fast enough.

3 months ago

Etihad Responds to Flight Shaming Movement With ‘Greenliner’

Etihad Responds to Flight Shaming Movement With ‘Greenliner’

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press

A pared back Airbus order from Emirates and a focus on sustainability from Etihad hints at a new, subdued era of Middle Eastern aviation at this week's Dubai Airshow.

3 months ago

Airbus Struggles to Keep Up With Surge in Demand for Its Single-Aisle Jet

Airbus Struggles to Keep Up With Surge in Demand for Its Single-Aisle Jet

Siddharth Philip, Bloomberg

The months-long grounding of the Boeing 737 Max has undoubtedly been an opportunity for rival Airbus. But the European aviation giant is struggling to keep up with demand for its single-aisle jets.

4 months ago

Airbus Lands Huge Deal With India’s Low-Cost Carrier IndiGo

Airbus Lands Huge Deal With India’s Low-Cost Carrier IndiGo

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

This is a huge shopping spree by Indigo — 300 Airbus jets for $33 billion. India’s only profitable airline has made it clear it intends to cement its position in the world’s fastest-growing aviation market.

4 months ago

India’s IndiGo Blames Airbus for Slower Expansion

India’s IndiGo Blames Airbus for Slower Expansion

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Jet orders are not arriving on time, delaying IndiGo's international expansion. Given its biggest-ever quarterly loss, that may be a blessing. The airline seems to be putting more focus on Southeast Asia expansion.

4 months ago

Southwest Will Look at Buying Jets Other Than Boeing 737s After 48-Year Run

Southwest Will Look at Buying Jets Other Than Boeing 737s After 48-Year Run

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest Airlines always is hesitant to mess with its secret sauce. But it's a gigantic airline, and it might benefit from operating more than one aircraft type.

4 months ago

JetBlue Airways Pulls Back to Regroup on Latin America and Caribbean Strategy

JetBlue Airways Pulls Back to Regroup on Latin America and Caribbean Strategy

Brian Sumers, Skift

It isn't easy being in the aviation business, but airlines have one advantage over a traditional company. Their assets are mobile. If a carrier like JetBlue discovers softness in one region, it can move its airplanes elsewhere.

4 months ago