Monday, 28 November, 2022

Topic: Airbus

Airbus emerges frontrunner as IAF looks at 10-year lease for mid-air refuellers

Airbus' A330 multi-role tanker transport aircraft has also been leased by the UK Royal Air Force since 2008 under a 27-year contract.

IAF looks to lease mid-air refuellers amid critical shortage, seeks offers from Airbus, Boeing 

India’s refueller fleet currently comprises six Russian IIyushin-78 tankers, first inducted in 2003, that are facing maintenance and serviceability issues.

Airbus bets small is beautiful as A220 chases post-Covid sales

The single-aisle plane, which seats as few as 100 passengers, can offer low operating costs and a flexible platform for long and short missions.

Pandemic-hit Singapore Airlines opens pop-up restaurant in Airbus A380

A tour of the aircraft, parked at Changi Airport, will be available before lunch and customers will be able to watch the inflight entertainment channels during their meal.

Things are terrible at Airbus, but at least it’s not Boeing

Boeing had $9 billion in negative shareholder equity at the end of March, and $39 billion of indebtedness.

IndiGo to add new Airbus jets to its fleet despite coronavirus uncertainty

IndiGo, the world’s biggest customer for Airbus SE’s best-selling A320neo jets, plans to return its entire fleet of 120 fuel-guzzling planes in the next 2 years.

Airbus technical experts from France reach Pakistan to probe PIA plane crash

97 people were killed and 2 miraculously survived in the incident, one of the most catastrophic aviation disasters in Pakistan's aviation history.

Airbus slashes production by a third to cope with Covid-19 crisis

Instead of its earlier goal of producing 73 aircraft a month, the aircraft manufacturer now plans to produce only 48 planes a month.

ED steps up ‘bribery’ probe into 2006 sale of Airbus planes to Indian Airlines

ED is probing Rs 142 cr payment linked to purchase of 43 jets by Indian Airlines & commitment to provide aircraft-overhaul facilities that were never built.

Airbus and Boeing have both forgotten how to make money

Bombardier’s withdraw from commercial aerospace is a sad acknowledgement of how hard it is to make money selling big aircraft. Even Airbus and Boeing struggle.

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Representative image | Reuters

GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.