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The A350 XWB makes a big impression during its Asian demonstration tour

The latest member of Airbus’ market-leading widebody product line – the A350 XWB jetliner – took centre stage in the fast-growing Asian market during its successful 11-day demonstration tour, which was performed ahead of the first customer delivery, planned before year-end.

Using its MSN005 A350-90...

28 November 2014 Headline news

The latest member of Airbus’ market-leading widebody product line – the A350 XWB jetliner – took centre stage in the fast-growing Asian market during its successful 11-day demonstration tour, which was performed ahead of the first customer delivery, planned before year-end.

Using its MSN005 A350-900 developmental aircraft, Airbus debuted the A350 XWB – already a world traveler as a result of its certification and global route-proving campaigns – in five new Asian destinations: Seoul, Tokyo, Hanoi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, before it arrived back in Toulouse, France today.

Throughout this...

VietJet Air celebrates delivery of first aircraft ordered from Airbus

Carrier embarks on major expansion with best-selling A320 Family

26 November 2014 Press Release

Vietnam’s VietJetAir has celebrated the delivery of its first A320 ordered directly from Airbus at a special ceremony in Toulouse today. The event was attended by top management from the airline, including Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao and Managing Director Luu Duc Khanh, and witnessed by Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Transport Pham Quy Tieu.

The delivery marks the start of a major expansion at the airline which will see it acquire up to 100 A320 Family aircraft, including 63 on firm order with Airbus. In addition, the airline has purchase rights...

School-Company Agreement: Airbus and ENIT, working together

Future talents for an industry where excellence is key

25 November 2014 Press Release

Airbus, the aeronautical industry world leader, and ENIT, The Tarbes National Engineering School, a higher education and research establishment, signed a partnership agreement on 24 November, with a view to strengthening and developing their relationship.

This agreement includes various areas of collaboration, particularly at the level of academic life, preferential internship offerings, regular participation in conferences, forums and company visits. Furthermore, support for and the...

Frontier Airlines orders nine Airbus A321ceo aircraft

Deal marks customer’s first order for largest A320 Family member

24 November 2014 Press Release

Frontier Airlines has placed a firm order for nine Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) aircraft. This is the first time Frontier has ordered the largest member of the Airbus A320 Family. The airline currently flies a fleet of 35 A319ceo, and 20 A320ceo aircraft. In addition, Frontier has on its order backlog 80 A320neo (new engine option) family aircraft. 

Including the order announced today, Frontier has a backlog of 89 Airbus single-aisle aircraft. The airline has not yet announced its engine selection or the seating configuration for i

Delta orders 50 Airbus widebody aircraft

25 A350-900 and 25 A330-900neo to join fleet of leading U.S. airline

20 November 2014 Press Release

Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 50 new Airbus widebody aircraft, 25 A350-900 and 25 A330-900neo aircraft. Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines will power the Airbus A330neo aircraft and Trent XWB engines will power Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.

“When the most successful U.S. airline today – a company that has flown passengers around the world for more than 80 years, has 80-thousand employees and 165 million customers in a year – says ‘yes we want 50 more of your widebody planes’, you can’t debate the fact that it is a massive endorsement of your product line,” said John Leahy, Airbus’...

Airbus and UNESCO partner on global student challenge Fly Your Ideas

Empowering a new generation of young innovators

20 November 2014 Press Release

Leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) have signed a formal partnership supporting Airbus’ global student challenge, Fly Your Ideas.

This new agreement is another milestone in the partnership between Airbus & UNESCO, following the granting of patronage to the biennial student challenge in 2012. The partnership aims at further inspiring a new generation of engineers and innovators, while harvesting relationships between universities and industries through Fly Your Ideas. The agreement builds on the...

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Making a waste reduction difference at Airbus

24 November 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ significant efforts to help reduce waste at work are being highlighted during the European Week for Waste Reduction, which begins today to promote awareness-raising actions around sustainable resources and waste management.

At Airbus, the quantity of non-recycled waste was reduced by 24.8 per cent between 2011 and 2013 as the result of projects launched across the company, while the amount of mixed municipal waste was lowered by 16.3 per cent during the same timeframe.

Ongoing projects range from the improvement of titanium scrap management at Airbus’ St Eloi, France industrial...

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Time to “fly your ideas:” Airbus is accepting entries for the fourth edition of its student competition

12 November 2014

Students around the world are getting ready to “reach for the skies” with Airbus as the deadline for entering the company’s Fly Your Ideas 2015 contest approaches. Supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the biennial Fly Your Ideas competition challenges teams of 3-5 students to develop innovative concepts for aviation’s future. 

For Round 1, during which teams submit their ideas, Airbus will continue accepting registrations and project proposals by 1 December. At the end of three progressively challenging rounds, the winning team...

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