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June 13, 2018  

Airbus Bombardier C Series deal with Airbus to close on July 1

A finalized agreement will see the European aircraft manufacturer acquire a majority 50.01 per cent stake in the C Series commercial jet program.

April 17, 2018  

Air Canada supports industry mergers as long as market remains competitive

Duopolies can get too cozy and act as a negative force against innovation, but the move can help ensure programs get to market.

March 6, 2018  

Airbus to put pressure on CSeries suppliers for lower prices

Airbus executive Klaus Richter says the company took a gamble with Bombardier and believes this move will help make Quebec aircraft manufacturer profitable.

March 5, 2018  

Bombardier workers vote in favour of new agreement with Airbus

Workers wont lose pensions and will keep most of their seniority benefits if they switch to the partnership.

March 4, 2018  

Chaos and confusion plagues Bombardier workers at Mirabel

Thousands of Bombardier Aerospace employees rally in Montreal over concerns with the new Airbus partnership and changing working conditions.

December 5, 2017  

Bombardier to support new Airbus engine program

The company’s operations in Northern Ireland will develop and manufacture a new thrust reverser for the Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo family of aircraft.

November 28, 2017  

Airbus, Rolls Royce, Siemens join forces to design hybrid plane

E-Fan X hybrid-electric technology demonstrator is anticipated to fly in 2020 with one of the aircraft’s four gas turbine engines replaced by a 2 MW electric motor.

November 27, 2017  

Arconic and Airbus partner to advance 3D printing for aerospace

The agreement will enable the duo to produce and qualify large-scale 3D printed Airbus airframe components.

November 15, 2017  

Bombardier signs second CSeries deal after Airbus backs jet

At the Dubai Airshow, EgyptAir Holding Co. announced plans to purchase 12 CS300 aircraft with purchase rights for an additional 12 aircraft.

November 15, 2017  

Airbus lands its biggest deal ever at Dubai Airshow

In a $49.5 billion deal Airbus will sell 430 airplanes to the Phoenix-based private equity firm that owns Frontier Airlines.

October 20, 2017  

Airbus wont buy out CSeries after initial partnership deal

The French aerospace giant has the option to buy out the CSeries program in 7.5 years, and the Quebec government in 2023, but has no intention to do so.

October 17, 2017  

In a surprise twist, Airbus gets majority stake in Bombardier CSeries program

Airbus wont pay money for the acquired stake or absorb Bombardier’s debt but the deal will allow the CSeries to be assembled in the US to avoid import duty.

July 21, 2017  

Airbus chooses Stratasys Direct Manufacturing for 3D printed parts

The service bureau will print non-structural parts such as brackets on Stratasys FDM production 3D Printers using ULTEM 9085 material.

July 19, 2017  

Airbus successfully tests new UAV design

SAGITTA is an ‘electronic flying device’ controlled by electromechanical actuators instead of hydraulic components.

July 10, 2017  

New Airbus aircraft successfully completes extreme weather testing

On July 4-7, the Airbus A350-1000 underwent testing in extreme weather conditions at temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius.

December 8, 2016  

Feds select Airbus C295W for 16 new search and rescue aircraft

Canada will spend $2.3 billion to replace the military’s ancient search-and-rescue planes.

December 8, 2016  

Feds to finally decide on new military rescue plane

Although not confirmed, industry sources say European aerospace giant Airbus has won with its C-295 design.

November 8, 2016  

Arconic wins $1 Billion Airbus contract

The deal helps solidify Arconic’s leadership position in the aerospace industry.

November 2, 2016  

Airbus designs corporate jets with new cabin concept

The new Airbus design concept was developed to provide a more attractive flying experience that is both quieter and adaptable.

October 17, 2016  

Stratasys to provide 3D printing material for Airbus’ aircraft program

Stratasys’ ULTEM 9085 is certified to an Airbus material specification and is used in Stratasys’ FDM additive manufacturing solutions.

August 23, 2016  

Airbus partners with Renishaw to explore 3D printing aircraft wings

This collaboration will explore aerodynamic modelling of wings and the potential for integrating complex 3D-printed components in wing structures.

July 11, 2016  

Boeing, Airbus offer positive outlook for aircraft demand

The aerospace giants see demand driven by a growth in travel, leading to a doubling of the world’s aircraft fleet.

April 12, 2016  

Alcoa to Supply 3D Printed Metal Parts for Airbus

Alcoa has been investing in 3D printing and metallic powder production capabilities.

February 24, 2016  

Airbus shows strong results with a record order book

The European aerospace and defence giant says it expects to deliver more than 650 aircraft this year.

March 11, 2015  

Aircraft makers call Li-ion battery shipments on passenger planes ‘unacceptable risk’

Aerospace association says FAA tests show batteries emit explosive fumes when overheated.

October 9, 2014  

CAE lands $200 million of orders for training equipment, services

Montreal-based flight sim maker to make A350, A330 simulators for undisclosed customers.

May 14, 2014  

Tories face de facto sole source deal in second coast guard chopper contract

Bell Helicopter’s lone helicopter replacement bid facing contest by Airbus.

January 22, 2014  

Magellan Aerospace to manufacture Airbus A320 complex structural wing ribs

Ontario-based aerospace firm to open 5-axis machine facility to handle new A320 contract.