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Airbus to scrap A380 superjumbo production as sales slump

The world’s largest airliner, with two decks of spacious cabins and room for 544 people in standard layout, was designed to challenge Boeing’s legendary 747 but failed to take hold as airlines backed a new generation of smaller, more nimble jets.

IOL , South Africa Feb 15, 2019

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways restructures Airbus, Boeing jet orders

Etihad Airways said on Thursday it has agreed with Airbus and Boeing to restructure a “large portion” of its orders.

IOL , South Africa Feb 15, 2019

First aircraft lands at Bayelsa International Airport | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Youths, children and men thronged out in their numbers to celebrate the project undertaken by the Dickson administration.A Boeing 737 operated by Air Peace Airline also touched down on the 3.5-kilometre runway (the longest in Nigeria) about 1pm, minutes after the governor arrived the airport in a private aircraft to a rousing welcome from elated Bayelsans.

The Guardian , Nigeria Feb 14, 2019

Airbus pulls plug on costly A380 superjumbo

Airbus had faced scepticism over the A380’s future since the 1990s, when it began to envision a competitor to the hugely popular 747 from US archrival Boeing.

The Independent , Uganda Feb 14, 2019

Airbus to stop production of world's largest passenger airliner A380

The A380’s maiden flight was under a Singapore Airlines banner in 2007, with its producer expecting the jet to outshine Boeing’s iconic 747.

IOL , South Africa Feb 14, 2019

Airbus pulls plug on costly A380 superjumbo: statement

Airbus had faced scepticism over the A380’s future since the 1990s, when it began to envision a competitor to the hugely popular 747 from US archrival Boeing.

Capital News , Kenya Feb 14, 2019

Elon Musk's SpaceX launch vehicles certification to be reviewed

The successful launch was a significant victory for billionaire Musk, who has spent years trying to break into the lucrative market for military space launches dominated by Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing.

IOL , South Africa Feb 12, 2019

Air Tanzania joins regional battle for lucrative new routes

TUKO.co.ke understands Air Tanzania is also planning to fly long-haul flights to India and China using two Airbus planes and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner as from March 2019 in what is seen as a strategic move to counter similar ventures by KQ, RwandAir and Ethiopian Airlines.

Tuko , Kenya Feb 11, 2019

Draft auto code is a ‘hazard’to car dealers and consumers

“We believe manufacturers have the right to determine the standards of those who service their products in the same way Boeing does with airliners, or Apple with its exclusive products.

IOL , South Africa Feb 11, 2019

Region’s airlines up competition with new routes

The company has two Airbus planes and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which are to be deployed on routes to China and India, Mr Matindi said.

The East African , Kenya Feb 11, 2019