October 22, 2020

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    Airbus and Ford say they can make more ventilators if UK ups order

    A group of companies, including Airbus and Ford, could make more than the current government order of 20,000 ventilators and keep making once normal operations begin to restart, the head of the project informed Reuters on Tuesday. Several engineering, aerospace, automotive and Formula One companies have joined each other to produce the equipment in order […]

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    Britain orders 10,000 ventilators made by Ford, Airbus and Rolls-Royce

    Britain has placed an order for 10,000 ventilators which will be made by a consortium of companies consisting of Ford Motor, Airbus and Rolls-Royce as part of efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Governments across the world are attempting to increase the number of ventilators which are mechanical breathing devices capable of blowing air and […]

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    Airbus defense unit plans to cut over 2,300 jobs

    Airbus has announced that its defense and space division prepares to cut 2,362 jobs by the end of 2021, due to “a flat space market and postponed contracts on the defense side”. In a statement, the aircraft maker stated its defense and space unit has entered the consultation process with the firm’s European works council […]

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    Airbus sees no short-term benefit from Boeing MAX problems

    Airbus’ CEO stated Thursday that his company observes no short-term benefit from Boeing’s troubles with its grounded 737 MAX due to the rivaling A320 being sold out years ahead. CEO Guillaume Faury stated that safety has been a major concern in the industry. He made the comments during the company’s earnings news conference after it […]

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    Uber and Airbus working on Japan’s flying car strategies

    Japan is moving forward to develop flying cars, enlisting firms such as Uber Technologies and Airbus in a government-led group to bring airborne automobiles to the nation in the upcoming decade, according to people knowledgeable with the matter. The group will initially start with about 20 companies, consisting Boeing, NEC Corporation, a Toyota Motor-backed startup […]

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    South Africa remains in talks with Airbus, Boeing to print 3D parts

    South African researchers are developing the world’s biggest machine for producing aircraft parts utilizing lasers to melt powdered titanium continues their talks with Airbus and Boeing, with the first commercial application anticipated in 2019. Formally launched in 2011 and backed by government, the Aeroswift research project in 2016 produced the first 3 demonstrator parts– a […]

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    NASA to bring ‘Maxwell’ Electric Plane

    NASA has unveiled its electric plane concept, called the X-57. NASA wishes to bring commercially sensible electrical planes to the sky. NASA will create the X-57 by modifying a recently obtained, Italian-designed Tecnam P2006T twin-engine light airplane, as per a statement. The wing and 2 gas-fueled engines will be replaced with a long, skinny wing […]

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