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A successful cooperation continues: Airbus and China strengthen their partnership

Airbus reaffirmed its strong commercial and industrial ties to China this week, building on a successful relationship with the country to further establish the company’s position as a leader in this rapidly-developing market for commercial aviation.

With two separate agreements announced this week ...

3 July 2015 Headline news

Airbus reaffirmed its strong commercial and industrial ties to China this week, building on a successful relationship with the country to further establish the company’s position as a leader in this rapidly-developing market for commercial aviation.

With two separate agreements announced this week between Airbus and its Chinese partners, the company received its largest-ever A330 commitment for China, while also creating the framework for setting up an A330 completion and delivery centre in Tianjin.  

“Following our successful cooperation projects in China, most notably the A320 Family...

Airbus welcomes Transaero as a new operator

The A321 offers the best in class fuel efficiency and low operating costs

3 August 2015 Press Release

Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest airline, took delivery of its first Airbus A321 aircraft. The festive ceremony was held in Vnukovo international airport (Moscow) on the arrival of the A321 welcomed by the airline management, representatives of Vnukovo, Airbus and members of the media. The aircraft is delivered as part of Transaero’s contract with ICBC Leasing Company.

 

‪Transaero’s A321, powered by CFM56 engines, features a two-class cabin layout seating 184 passengers (eight in business  and 176 in economy ). The spacious configurati

Cutting-Edge A350 XWB arrives in the United States

Atlanta is first of five U.S. cities to see the A350 XWB on its Americas Demo Tour

14 July 2015 Press Release

As it touched down in Atlanta, the newest commercial aircraft in the world, the Airbus A350 XWB, kicked off the U.S. leg of its tour of the Americas. The demo tour features a flight test version of the aircraft, which Airbus is showing off to investors and airlines in Atlanta, Newark, Chicago and Milwaukee before the general public can experience the A350 XWB at EAA’s AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

While it is in Atlanta, Delta Air Lines employees will tour the aircraft, familiarizing themselves with its layout and features. For many of them it will be their first opportunity to...

Japan’s Peach Aviation introduces FlySmart with Airbus on iPad

Peach Aviation, Japan’s Low Cost Carrier (LCC), has selected “FlySmart with Airbus” on iPad, the Airbus Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution.

8 July 2015 Press Release

Peach Aviation pilots will consult all their Airbus flight operational manuals on iPads. They will also be able to compute their aircraft performance calculations which will provide them with optimised and accurate results on any runway of their operational route network.

Shinichi Inoue, Representative Director and CEO of Peach Aviation, says: “FlySmart with Airbus will allow us to realize optimised operations and to remove paper thus reducing associated costs. We consider this solution as a real asset for our future operations to further improve the quality

A350 XWB debuts in Brazil’s Campinas airport

World’s newest wide-body aircraft visits Azul’s home base

8 July 2015 Press Release

Arriving from Sao Paulo, the A350 XWB landed in Campinas, Viracopos International Airport, Brazil for the first time ever as part of its Demo Tour across the Americas. Flight test aircraft MSN 2 will travel to Bogota on July 9th, where it will complete the Latin America portion of its Demo Tour before heading to the United States.

Following the arrival in ‘Viracopos International Airport, Airbus welcomed senior Azul Linhas Aereas airline representatives, government officials and media aboard the A350 XWB. Azul will be one of the early airlines to operate the A350 XWB, with five leased...

First A350 XWB for Cathay Pacific is taking shape

Assembly of the first A350-900 for Cathay Pacific Airways is progressing well at Airbus’ A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. Following the fuselage section joining phase, the wings, the horizontal and vertical tailplane as well as tail cone have been joined to the fuselage. Follo...

6 July 2015 Press Release

Assembly of the first A350-900 for Cathay Pacific Airways is progressing well at Airbus’ A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. Following the fuselage section joining phase, the wings, the horizontal and vertical tailplane as well as tail cone have been joined to the fuselage. Following this, the aircraft will move to the next assembly station for structural completion, ground testing and start of cabin installation.

The aircraft is scheduled for delivery early next year and will be the first of 48 A350 XWBs to be acquired by Cathay Pacific. Cathay Pacific’s A350 XWB fleet...

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A smarter view: Airbus looks into the future on the A330 final assembly line with “connected” glasses

31 July 2015 Feature story

Airbus is demonstrating its pioneering spirit to build the world’s best aircraft with an innovative new tool that is ready to increase efficiency and save time on the A330 final assembly line. 

Working with an industry partner, the company has developed a revolutionary “connected” glasses tool, which is worn by final assembly line technicians to enable precise positioning – down to the millimetre – during the cabin installation marking process, when operators designate the exact location where seats and cabin furnishings should be affixed inside the aircraft.  

The head-worn...

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Innovation and leadership on display: Airbus at the 2015 Paris Air Show

4 June 2015

Airbus will showcase its highly-efficient families of commercial aircraft – which range from 100 to more than 500 seats – and continuous technological innovations at this year’s Paris Air Show, which runs from 15-21 June.

The company’s market-leading widebody product line will be out in “full force” on the grounds of Le Bourget Airport near Paris – with four total A350 XWB and A380 aircraft appearing during the event. Qatar Airways – the next-generation A350 XWB’s launch customer – will display one of its A350-900s, along with an A380. These jetliners are to be joined by two Airbus in-house...

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