HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] officially opened its new research and technology center in Alabama. The facility will serve as the company's hub for collaborative technology development with academic institutions and research partners in analytics and simulation in the Southeast United States.
Local government leaders and Boeing Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering, Operations & Technology John Tracy joined employees to open the facility's 80,000 square feet of laboratories and offices that are devoted to the creation and development of technologies for use in current and future Boeing products.
Airbus Group SE is set to face a fresh challenge in reviving sales of its flagship A380 superjumbo as used aircraft hit the market.
Malaysia Airlines Bhd. said June 2 it would like to dispose of two of its six A380s, deliveries of which began three years ago, while two built for failed carrier Skymark Airlines Inc. are seeking new owners. Thai Airways International PCL could also attempt to sell some of its six planes, all of them less than three years old, people familiar with the situation said.
Airbus hasn’t won a new airline customer for the world’s biggest commercial jet in almost three years and needs to sell close to 30 a year just to break even. In addition to aircraft deemed excess to requirements, some of the oldest A380s are poised come off lease, with five flown by Singapore Airlines Ltd., the model’s first operator, being offered to other carriers by asset-management firms.