BEIJING—Airbus has shut down a factory in China that accounts for almost 10 percent of the production of its most popular jet, as precautions taken to contain the coronavirus outbreak ricochet across global industries.
MOBILE, AL—As part of an overall plan to produce 63 A320 aircraft per month worldwide in 2021, Airbus will increase production of the jetliners at its assembly plant here to seven per month by the beginning of 2021. This increase, and continued recruiting for the A220 manufacturing team, will add 275 jobs to the facility during the next year.
MOBILE, AL—Airbus has begun manufacturing A220 aircraft at its assembly plant here, a key milestone in growth plans that will see the company add a second assembly line and hire more than 400 new workers at the site.
MOBILE, AL—Airbus has hired construction management firm HPM to plan, design and build a new assembly plant here to produce A220 aircraft. The new facility will be located adjacent to Airbus’ existing factory in Mobile.
Whenever anyone mentions hybrid-electric vehicles today, most people automatically think of cars, buses and trucks. But, up in the sky, the technology is also getting a lot of attention from aerospace engineers. That’s because electric systems are greener, lighter, quieter and more energy-efficient than traditional alternatives.
SEATTLE—Boeing is looking on the bright side after the World Trade Organization ruled that the aircraft manufacturer illegally benefitted from subsidies from Washington state. Boeing said the decision was a victory in that the WTO rejected all but one of the claims from the European Union saying the incentives were anti-competitive and unfair to rival Airbus.
BROUGHTON, UK—Like a cartoon space alien with a dome-like skull, an Airbus Beluga transport plane arriving from Madrid drops from the sky above this village 200 miles northwest of London and taxis to a stop with its front end tucked inside a large building off the runway. Its bulbous forehead pops open to disgorge massive wing panels—98 feet long and 20 feet wide—that will soon be assembled by sophisticated robots and about 800 people into the largest carbon-fiber composite wings now built for commercial aviation.