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Highest honour: Airbus’ A380 is awarded Best Aircraft Type in a major passenger survey

9 December 2015 Headline news

More than a decade after its maiden flight, the popularity of Airbus’ A380 has never been higher among airline passengers around the world – evidenced in part by this game-changing jetliner’s recent recognition as Best Aircraft Type by the U.S. publication Global Traveler.

The honour was voted by G...

Putting passengers first: An industry-wide commitment to advancing aviation safety.

7 December 2015 Feature story

Every day, millions of people board airplanes around the world, trusting that they will arrive at their destinations safely – whether they are visiting family or friends, travelling for an important business meeting or flying to experience a new part of the globe.

This high-level of confidence is w...

First A350 XWB for TAM Airlines makes its maiden flight

1 December 2015 Press Release

TAM Airlines’ first A350 XWB has successfully taken off from Toulouse International Airport in France. The aircraft now progresses to the final production phase which includes further ground checks and flight tests, before delivery to TAM Airlines in December.

TAM will become the first airline from...

On schedule: Airbus’ A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines receives Type Certification

24 November 2015 Headline news

The A320neo (new engine option) Family is one step closer to meeting its commitment of delivering the lowest operating costs of any single-aisle jetliners with today’s certification of the Pratt & Whitney-powered A320neo variant.

Completing a 14-month flight test programme on time, the Pure Po...

Approved: American Airlines captain becomes the first FAA-certified A350 XWB pilot.

30 October 2015 Feature story

It was all smiles for American Airlines’ John Dudley, as he became the first airline pilot certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB jetliner. 

“I’ve been waiting for this moment for eight years,” Dudley said at the Airbus training centre in Toulo...

Airbus to boost A320 production to 60 a month in mid-2019

30 October 2015 Press Release

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