DDP/ Airbus

Airplanes Made in Europe

Born out of a partnership between France and Germany four decades ago, Airbus has proven to be Europe's top competitor to American dominance in the aerospace industry. The company has high hopes pegged to its super-jumbo jet, the A380.

Corrupt Egyptair Deal: Suspicions of Bribery Cast Shadow Over Airbus

Corrupt Egyptair Deal: Suspicions of Bribery Cast Shadow Over Airbus

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 29, 2019

Leaked internal documents from Airbus suggest corruption may have been involved in the sale of several aircraft to Egyptair in 2003. The issues raised by the documents threaten to overshadow the planned departure of CEO Thomas Enders. By Sven Becker, Michael Sontheimer and Gerald Traufetter more...

Aerospace Turbulence: Boeing's Unsuccessful Attempt to Avert a Crisis

Aerospace Turbulence: Boeing's Unsuccessful Attempt to Avert a Crisis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 15, 2019

Boeing has been the undisputed leader in the aviation market in recent years, with Airbus struggling to keep up. But the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft could invert the industry's pecking order. By Dinah Deckstein, Martin U. Müller and Gerald Traufetter more...


Airbus Corruption Scandal: A Golden Handshake Worth 80 Million Euros

Airbus Corruption Scandal: A Golden Handshake Worth 80 Million Euros

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 19, 2017

In the Airbus corruption scandal, CEO Airbus has pointed the finger at a Paris-based sales division. But according to information obtained by DER SPIEGEL, he authorized an 80-million-euro severance package for the former head of that division, Jean-Paul Gut. By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Dinah Deckstein, Gunther Latsch, Jörg Schmitt and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

Exploring the 'Bullshit Castle': Airbus Corruption Scandal May Lead Straight to the Top

Exploring the 'Bullshit Castle': Airbus Corruption Scandal May Lead Straight to the Top

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 09, 2017

A potentially vast corruption scandal threatens to overrun Airbus, with a Paris-based sales group suspected of having paid bribes around the world. German CEO Tom Enders is leading the clean-up effort, but documents reveal that he might not be as spotless as he claims. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Elektroantrieb für Flugzeuge: Der Pürierstab lernt fliegen

Elektroantrieb für Flugzeuge: Der Pürierstab lernt fliegen

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 27, 2017

Für viele Menschen ist es unvorstellbar, dass irgendwann die meisten Autos elektrisch fahren. Sie müssen jetzt ganz tapfer sein: Auch in der Luftfahrt wird der E-Antrieb populär. Von Michail Hengstenberg mehr... Video | Forum ]

Milliarden-Deal: Airbus verkauft Verteidigungselektronik an US-Investor

Milliarden-Deal: Airbus verkauft Verteidigungselektronik an US-Investor

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 19, 2016

Der Luftfahrtkonzern Airbus hat sich für 1,1 Milliarden Euro von seinem Rüstungselektronik-Geschäft getrennt. Käufer ist der US-Finanzinvestor KKR. Die Behörden müssen dem Deal noch zustimmen. mehr...


Cyber-Attack Warning: Could Hackers Bring Down a Plane?

Cyber-Attack Warning: Could Hackers Bring Down a Plane?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 22, 2015

For years, hackers have been warning that passenger jets are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Airlines and plane manufacturers have largely ignored the risks, but recent events are leading German authorities and pilots to take the threats extremely seriously. By Marcel Rosenbach and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

Descent to Oblivion: The Death Wish of a Germanwings Co-Pilot

Descent to Oblivion: The Death Wish of a Germanwings Co-Pilot

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 27, 2015

The flight was routine, but it ended in disaster. On Tuesday, a Germanwings co-pilot apparently intentionally flew Flight 4U9525 into the ground, killing 149 people and himself. It is unlikely we will even know why he did. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Beinahe-Crash in Barcelona: Russische Boeing kriegt die Kurve

Beinahe-Crash in Barcelona: Russische Boeing kriegt die Kurve

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 07, 2014

Eine Boeing und ein Airbus auf Kollisionskurs: In Barcelona soll es fast zu einem Crash gekommen sein. In letzter Sekunde zog ein russischer Pilot seine Maschine hoch, um eine Katastrophe zu vermeiden. So wirkt es zumindest auf einem Amateurvideo. mehr...

Third Time's a Charm: Airbus Has Fewer Headaches with New A350 Jet

Third Time's a Charm: Airbus Has Fewer Headaches with New A350 Jet

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 05, 2014

The new A350 from European airplane manufacturer Airbus is expected to go into service this year. The long-haul plane, which can carry up to 300 passengers, is experencing far fewer problems than the A380 or its Boeing competitor, the 787 Dreamliner. By Marco Evers in Toulouse, France more... Comment ]