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A strong performance in 2016 positions Airbus Commercial Aircraft for the future

Airbus Commercial Aircraft enters 2017 on a strong competitive footing, having met the 2016 jetliner delivery goals and logging an order volume last year that exceeded the year’s target and raised backlog to a new industry record; all while positioning itself as a more efficient, innovative company ...

11 January 2017 Headline news

Airbus Commercial Aircraft enters 2017 on a strong competitive footing, having met the 2016 jetliner delivery goals and logging an order volume last year that exceeded the year’s target and raised backlog to a new industry record; all while positioning itself as a more efficient, innovative company offering a broader range of services to customers. 

Fabrice Brégier, President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, said the record of 688 aircraft deliveries in 2016 confirmed that the company's largest production ramp-up ever is “well and truly underway, and gathering momentum.” For new business...

Airbus welcomes new agreement on industrial partnerships with Japan

It seeks cutting-edge Japanese aerospace technologies for future aircraft

1 March 2017 Press Release

Tokyo, 1 March 2017 – Airbus welcomes the signature of a new chapter of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in Civil Aeronautical Industry between the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan (METI) and the Directorate General for Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEDDE) of the French Republic.  

The agreement was signed today in Tokyo between Toshihide Kasutani, Director-General, Manufacturing Industries Bureau of METI, and Thierry Dana, French Ambassador to Japan.

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Air Caraïbes takes delivery of its first A350-900, opening up a new era in air transport to the French Caribbean

With this latest delivery, Air Caraïbes becomes the first French airline to operate the A350 XWB. The aircraft, leased from AerCap, was delivered during a ceremony held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse on 28 February. It will take off at 14:00 heading for Paris Orly Sud before embarking on ...

28 February 2017 Press Release

With this latest delivery, Air Caraïbes becomes the first French airline to operate the A350 XWB. The aircraft, leased from AerCap, was delivered during a ceremony held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse on 28 February. It will take off at 14:00 heading for Paris Orly Sud before embarking on its first commercial flight to Pointe-à-Pitre and Fort-de-France on 2 March. 

This A350-900 can accommodate 389 passengers in a three-class configuration, (18 in Business, 45 in Premium Economy and 326 in Economy). The exceptional comfort and quietness of the ‘Airspace by Airbus’ cabin,...

Airbus Appoints Jean-Brice Dumont as Head of Engineering for Commercial Aircraft

• Jean-Brice Dumont to succeed Charles Champion, who retires end 2017

• Alain Flourens to replace Dumont as Head of Engineering at Helicopters

28 February 2017 Press Release

Jean-Brice Dumont, 45, currently Head of Engineering at Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Engineering at Airbus Commercial Aircraft, following the decision by Charles Champion, 61, to retire by the end of this year. Dumont will join Airbus on 1 September, 2017 and take over from Champion in December 2017 following a transition phase. He will become a member of the Airbus Commercial Aircraft Management Committee.

“I would like to express my sincere thanks to Charles Champion for his outstanding contribution to Airbus throughout his career,” said Tom Enders, Airbus Chief Executive...

Airbus premiers at ITB Berlin Travel Show (8-12 March)

• Empowering passengers to make best choices when travelling by air

• iflyA380.com website and cabin differentiation trends exhibited

27 February 2017 Press Release

Every year, over 3.5 billion passengers travel by plane, and while most carefully plan their itineraries, until now they were unable to select the aircraft or cabin experience of their own choosing.  

Airbus has set out to change this. The world’s leading aircraft manufacturer will empower the flying public by offering a range of initiatives enabling passengers to put their choices first. These will be presented at the ITB Berlin Travel Show, the world’s largest travel trade fair, on 8-12 March. Airbus Activities at ITB include:

    SoftBank Team Japan unveils AC Class yacht featuring Airbus expertise

    SoftBank Team Japan gets a step closer to the 2017 America’s cup racing with the roll-out of their new AC Class yacht embedding Airbus know-how. The unveiling event took place on February 25th in Bermuda.

    Airbus has been supporting America’s Cup challenger SoftBank Team Japan (STJ) as a technology ...

    27 February 2017 Press Release

    SoftBank Team Japan gets a step closer to the 2017 America’s cup racing with the roll-out of their new AC Class yacht embedding Airbus know-how. The unveiling event took place on February 25th in Bermuda.

    Airbus has been supporting America’s Cup challenger SoftBank Team Japan (STJ) as a technology partner since October 2015 by providing engineering expertise already recognised through its Innovation Partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA.

    As part of this partnership, Airbus’ knowledge in fields such as aerodynamics, instrumentation, simulation, composites, structures and data analysis have been...

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    Aircraft lifecycle from design to operations

    27 February 2017 Feature story

    When the A350-1000 and A330neo (new engine option) enter service as Airbus’ latest jetliner family members, these aircraft will have completed a comprehensive process called the development lifecycle. 

    The lifecycle’s guiding principle is to provide “key deliverables” at each milestone – which are known as Maturity Gates (MGs), from MG1 to MG15. 

    Once an aircraft’s need is established in response to market demand, the Feasibility Phase (MG1-MG3) is when the programme's overall objectives and assumptions are defined, and the basic architecture and decision solution rankings are...

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    Celebrating the “Airbus family spirit” on International Civil Aviation Day

    7 December 2016

    In celebration of today’s International Civil Aviation Day, Airbus has released a video showing its jetliner family in action – underscoring how the company is shaping the future of air transportation with its comprehensive product line of modern jetliners.

    Timed with a yearly worldwide observance of the aviation industry’s benefits, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly for December 7, the five-minute Airbus video takes a behind-the-scenes look as the...

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