A computer rendering of the A350 in Qatar Airways livery. The A350 is the manufacturer’s challenger to Boeing’s 787 long-range, mid-sized aircraft. Photograph: AP Photo

The chief executive of Airbus, Fabrice Brégier, is hoping that 2014 will be remembered for Airbus delivering the A350 passenger jet – the company’s fi(...)

Japan Airlines President Yoshiharu Ueki (right) shakes hands with Airbus Chief Executive Fabrice Bregier during their joint news conference in Tokyo today.  Airbus has announced a landmark order from Japan Airlines for more than 30 A350 jets worth $9.5 billion at list prices. Photo: Reuters

Airbus won its first order from Japan Airlines, securing a commitment for as many as 56 wide-body planes in a market that Boeing has almost monopolize(...)

An Airbus A380 on a  demonstration flight during the 50th Paris Air Show north of Paris this week. Photograph: AP Photo/Francois Mori

Airbus came within reach of its annual order target after adding almost $15 billion in sales on the fourth day of the Paris Air Show, prompting its sa(...)

The new Airbus A350 lands at Toulouse-Blagnac airport in southwestern France after its maiden flight  today. Photograph: Reuters/Jean-Philippe Arles

Airbus SAS’s new A350 widebody returned from its maiden flight after a four-hour airborne test of the long-range airliner, in a show of confidence tha(...)