Airbus News

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 …

TransAsia Turboprop Crashes Near Taipei; 2nd Fatal Accident Within Year

A TransAsia Airways Corp. turboprop plane crashed into a river near Taipei moments after taking off, killing at least 19 of the 58 people on board in the second fatal accident in less than a year for the Taiwanese airline. …

Pilots Disabled Critical Computers Just Before AirAsia Crash

The pilots of AirAsia Bhd. Flight 8501 cut power to a critical computer system that normally prevents planes from going out of control shortly before it plunged into the Java Sea, two people with knowledge of the investigation said. The …

Search Widens for AirAsia Plane, No Emergency Signal Detected

Planes and ships from four nations scoured the Java Sea for an AirAsia Bhd. passenger jet that vanished off the coast of Borneo more than a day ago with 162 people on board, as Indonesian investigators said the jet had …

Tensions between Air France, Airbus Erupt in Crash Investigation

A row has erupted between Air France and Airbus as pressure grows to explain the 2009 Rio-Paris plane crash using data recovered from black boxes. The tensions were laid bare inadvertently by a top official, following days of finger-pointing in …

Airbus Placed Under Investigation over Rio-Paris Crash

European airplane manufacturer Airbus was placed under investigation on Thursday for the 2009 crash of a flight between Rio de Janeiro and Paris that killed 228 people, Airbus Chief Executive Thomas Enders said. Investigators are trying to establish why the …