Airbus News

Insurers, Regulators Warn About Safety of Jets Reactivated After Pandemic Storage

SYDNEY – Regulators, insurers and experts are warning airlines to take extra care when reactivating planes left in extended storage during the COVID-19 pandemic, citing potential pilot rustiness, maintenance errors and even insect nests blocking key sensors. The unprecedented number …

French Search Teams Find Fragments of Airbus Engine that Exploded in Flight

French volunteer search teams have found fragments from an engine that exploded in mid-air over eastern France in July, officials said on Wednesday. The discovery came in an unprecedented search operation involving 150 members of the public after French air …

Hackers Target Airbus via Computer Systems of Suppliers, Contractors

Airbus SE said it has taken steps to shield itself from cyber attacks targeting the European aerospace and defense company through subcontractors’ computer systems. The maker of passenger planes and military jets is aware of cyber events and has detection …

Pilot Chuck Yeager, Who Broke Sound Barrier, Sues Airbus for Trademark Infringement

Chuck Yeager, the retired U.S. Air Force pilot who broke the sound barrier, has sued Airbus SE, accusing the aerospace company of using his name and likeness without permission to promote a new high-speed helicopter. In a complaint filed on …

Flying Cars Soon to Be Tested in Germany

Germany, land of the no-holds-barred Autobahn, is pushing the next level of transportation: flying cars. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government signed a letter of intent with executives from Volkswagen’s Audi unit and plane maker Airbus SE to test air taxis in …

Siemens Joins 8 Industry Partners (Including Allianz) to Counter Cyber Attacks

Siemens AG is joining with companies including Airbus SE and IBM to try to counter large-scale hacking attacks that threaten to cost $8 trillion in damage over the next five years. The group signed a charter Friday at a security …

Airbus Looks to Insurers to Fill Export Trade Funding Gap After Europe’s Freeze

Airbus said on Monday it is working with private insurance firms and banks to help fill a two-year gap in trade funding left by a European freeze on government export credits, but expects limited public financing to resume soon. Airbus …

Airbus Aims to Develop Single Pilot, Autonomous Aircraft to Cut Crew Needs

Airbus SE is looking to develop autonomous aircraft and technologies that will allow a single pilot to operate commercial jetliners, helping cut costs for carriers, Chief Technology Officer Paul Eremenko said. “The more disruptive approach is to say maybe we …

Airbus A350 Operators Must Upload Software Fix to Prevent Risk of Explosion

European aviation safety authorities have issued an emergency directive for operators of the Airbus A350-900 long-haul aircraft to upload a software fix to prevent potential overheating of the hydraulic system and a risk of explosion. Airbus has delivered over 100 …

Allied World Offers Product to Airbus’ Customers With Runway Safety System

Allied World Europe and Airbus have entered into a relationship whereby Allied World will offer complimentary aircraft hull insurance to airlines that purchase Airbus’ Runways Overrun Prevention System (ROPS). ROPS is an innovative, performance-based alerting system that assists in preventing …