Tag: Airbus

Airbus looks to the future with hydrogen planes

Image copyright Airbus Aerospace giant Airbus has unveiled plans for what it hailed as the first commercial zero-emission aircraft. It said its hydrogen-fuelled passenger planes could be in service by 2035. Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury said the three ZEROe concept designs marked “a historic moment” for commercial aviation sector”. The use of hydrogen had “the potential to significantly reduce… Read more →

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EU threatens escalation in tariff fight over Boeing and Airbus subsidies

Image copyright Getty Images The EU has threatened to escalate a 15-year row with the US over aircraft subsidies for Airbus and Boeing unless Washington agrees to a settlement. The EU and US have accused each other of propping up their home aviation markets with tax breaks, research grants and other aid. Europe’s trade commissioner said Washington has rejected moves… Read more →

Airbus job losses ‘utterly devastating’, says Welsh Government

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Airbus employs more than 6,000 people at its site in Broughton, Flintshire Plans to cut 1,700 UK Airbus jobs have been described as “utterly devastating” by a Welsh minister. Economy, Transport and North Wales minister, Ken Skates said a “huge number” of workers would be extremely worried by the announcement. The UK losses are… Read more →