The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) says corroded turbine blades caused by chemical residue that was not removed after cleaning led to an engine failure on a Qantas Airbus A380 flying from Los Angeles to Melbourne.
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Kuwait Airways had given the Airbus A330neo program a boost with plans to buy eight A330-800 widebodies to be delivered from 2019.
Questions remain over whether Airbus’s decision to take control of the former Bombardier C Series program is a mark of genius or a big risk.
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Airbus has secured certification from regulators in Europe and the United States for its A321LR to operate long-range flights, including over-water routes.
Singapore Airlines has reclaimed the title of having the world’s longest nonstop passenger flight with the resumption of Singapore-New York Newark service.