Airbus Group

Ticker AIR

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Price Euros
122.57
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As of 07:20 17 Jun 2019
Market cap. Euros
95,388.93 million
As of 07:20 17 Jun 2019

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'There are many all Airbus airlines'

Boeing 737 Max
Reuters

One of our readers, Andrew, has emailed in to say that he won't be flying on Boeing's 737 Max when it returns to service.

He says: "There are many all Airbus airlines, for example easyJet and Wizz Air flying from the UK, so options are available not to get on one."

He adds: "Boeing is desperate to get the Max flying soon and I certainly wouldn’t want to be the person certifying it as fixed."

What about you? Would you be happy to board a Boeing 737 Max? What would it take to persuade you to fly on one?

Email us at bizlivepage@bbc.co.uk

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Airbus: We will take Germany to court to sell arms to Saudis

Theo Leggett

BBC International Business Correspondent

Thousands of civilians have died as a result of air strikes in the Yemen civil war
EPA
Thousands of civilians have died as a result of air strikes in the Yemen civil war

The new chief executive of Airbus, Guillaume Faury, says the company will "probably" have to take legal action against the German government over its effective ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

In November, Berlin said it would stop granting export licences for sales to the Saudi kingdom.

The embargo was introduced in the wake of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Instanbul last year, and Airbus has already said that it is affecting its business, because a number of the aircraft it sells contain German parts.

Speaking to journalists in London, Mr Faury said Airbus had contracts with its customers and needed to "defend our own contractual obligations and interests". He added that it was close to taking action in "a number of cases".

Jamal Khashoggi was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October
AFP
Jamal Khashoggi was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October
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