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17:05  13 november  2017
17:05  13 november  2017 Source:   Reuters

Airbus will test its Vahana electric ‘flying car’ by the end of 2017

  Airbus will test its Vahana electric ‘flying car’ by the end of 2017 Airbus is making progress on its new electric-powered vertical take-off and landing aircraft — colloquially (and incorrectly) known as a “flying car.” Airbus has said it wants to build a fleet of electric, autonomous, multirotor VTOL aircraft that can be used to fly from rooftop to rooftop in dense cities where traffic is often at a standstill. The project launched in early 2016 as one of the first pursuits of A³ (pronounced A-cubed), its Silicon Valley subsidiary. (Vahana is a Sanskrit word that refers to the vehicle or mount of a god.) Since then, the company has reported regular updates, including a concept video of the user experience.

An Airbus A 380 is taking part in a flying display during the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris Thomson Reuters. × Recommended For You Powered by Sailthru. Emirates may order 36 - 38 Airbus A 380 jets : source .

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai's Emirates [EMIRA.UL] may place an order at the Dubai Airshow for 36 - 38 Airbus A 380 superjumbo jets , worth some billion at list prices, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Saturday.

a large passenger jet flying through a cloudy blue sky: An Airbus A380 is taking part in a flying display during the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris© REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol An Airbus A380 is taking part in a flying display during the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris By Tim Hepher and Alexander Cornwell

Dubai's Emirates [EMIRA.UL] may place an order at the Dubai Airshow for 36-38 Airbus A380 superjumbo jets, worth some $16 billion at list prices, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Saturday.

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Airbus will test its Vahana electric ‘flying car’ by the end of 2017

  Airbus will test its Vahana electric ‘flying car’ by the end of 2017 Airbus is making progress on its new electric-powered vertical take-off and landing aircraft — colloquially (and incorrectly) known as a “flying car.” Airbus has said it wants to build a fleet of electric, autonomous, multirotor VTOL aircraft that can be used to fly from rooftop to rooftop in dense cities where traffic is often at a standstill. The project launched in early 2016 as one of the first pursuits of A³ (pronounced A-cubed), its Silicon Valley subsidiary. (Vahana is a Sanskrit word that refers to the vehicle or mount of a god.) Since then, the company has reported regular updates, including a concept video of the user experience.

DUBAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Dubai's Emirates may place an order at the Dubai Airshow for 36 - 38 Airbus A 380 superjumbo jets , worth some billion at list prices, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Saturday. Emirates and Airbus both declined to comment.

An Airbus A 380 is taking part in a flying display during the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France June 23, 2017 - REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol. Emirates may order 36 - 38 Airbus A 380 jets : source .

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Emirates and Airbus (AIR.PA) both declined to comment.

The order is expected to be one of the highlights of the Nov. 12-16 event at which Gulf carriers - minus Qatar Airways which is absent due to a rift between Arab nations - are expected to put a brave face on fragile business confidence in the region.

It comes as Airbus and Boeing chase deals to prop up recently softening demand for wide-body passenger jets.

Emirates is by far the largest buyer of the world's largest passenger jet, the A380, with 142 on order and 100 already delivered.

The 544-seat jet entered service amid huge fanfare in 2007, but its future has been thrown into doubt by sluggish sales as airlines turn to efficient smaller jets like the Boeing 777, of which Emirates is also the largest buyer.

Boeing sees steady Gulf demand, interest in mid-sized jet

  Boeing sees steady Gulf demand, interest in mid-sized jet By Tim Hepher

An Airbus A 380 is taking part in a flying display during the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris. By Tim Hepher and Alexander Cornwell. DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai's Emirates [EMIRA.UL] may place an order at the Dubai Airshow for 36 - 38 Airbus A 380 superjumbo jets , worth

(Adds details). By Tim Hepher and Alexander Cornwell. DUBAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Dubai's Emirates may place an order at the Dubai Airshow for 36 - 38 Airbus A 380 superjumbo jets , worth some billion at list prices, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Saturday.

An A380 sale would bring respite to Airbus which has fallen well behind rival Boeing this year, with 35 percent of their combined new orders.

Aerospace manufacturers were pitching for other deals on the eve of the show, one of the largest business gatherings in the Middle East.

Boeing (BA.N) sought earlier to dispel concerns about a slowdown in the growth of Gulf airlines as the aerospace industry gathered on Saturday for the Dubai Airshow.

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