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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...

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 acquired by Cathay Pacifi

Vietnam Airlines signs first Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) agreement for A350 XWB

Ensuring the highest performance for Vietnam Airlines’ A350 fleet from day one

2 July 2015 Press Release

Vietnam Airlines has selected Airbus to provide Flight Hour Services (FHS) for its new fleet of 14 A350-900s on order. With this contract, Vietnam Airlines becomes the first A350 XWB operator to select Airbus FHS. The agreement, which will run for 12 years, provides an extensive scope including A350 line replaceable units (LRUs), guaranteed spare parts availability through a pool access service at Vietnam Airlines’ main base and selected outstations.

The signature of this FHS agreement took place on the occasion of the arrival of the first A350 XWB for Vietn

Vietnam Airlines becomes world’s second operator of the A350 XWB

New levels of comfort and efficiency for carrier’s long haul services

30 June 2015 Press Release

Vietnam Airlines has become the second airline in the world to operate the all-new A350 XWB, following a special ceremony in Toulouse today. The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to global lessor AerCap on lease to the airline for operation on long haul routes and is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi tomorrow. Altogether, Vietnam Airlines is set to acquire 14 A350 XWBs, including 10 ordered from Airbus and four from lessors.

Vietnam Airlines will inaugurate commercial service with the A350 XWB later this week, initially on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh domestic sector and then on non-stop flights from...

Kuwait Airways receives its first A330-200

Fleet upgrade continues with the world’s most versatile wide-body

25 June 2015 Press Release

Kuwait Airways has taken delivery of its first A330-200, becoming a new operator for the type. In February 2014, Kuwait Airways announced the lease of 12 Airbus aircraft including 7 A320ceo and 5 A330-200s in addition to the purchase of 25 aircraft including 10 A350-900 and 15 A320neo Family aircraft marking the start of a major fleet renewal plan.

Kuwait Airways’ first A330-200 accommodates a three-class configuration of 17 full-sleeper first class modules, 30 very high-comfort business and 165 latest standard economy seats, a combination that shows a cle

Airbus wins $57 billion of aircraft orders at Paris Air Show 2015

Market endorses Airbus’ most innovative products & services

18 June 2015 Press Release

During the 2015 Paris Air Show, Airbus won $57 billion worth of business for a total of 421 aircraft. The deals comprise firm orders for 124 aircraft worth $16.3 billion and commitments for 297 aircraft worth $40.7 billion.

In the widebody market, Airbus kicked-off the show with the announcement of the first operator for the new A330 Regional, with Saudi Arabian Airlines taking 20 on lease from IAFC, a leading lessor in the Middle East. The A330 Regional will enable airlines to serve fast-growing domestic and regional routes at least cost and maximum efficiency.

The A350 XWB continues to...

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Remembering Jacques Rosay: A true pilot among pilots

15 June 2015 Feature story

At the Paris Air Show this week, Airbus is remembering and honouring its long-time test pilot Jacques Rosay, who made significant contributions to the company’s success and was the first pilot to fly Airbus’ A380 aircraft.   

He held various roles at the company, including Vice President – Chief Test Pilot of Airbus’ flight test division, and tested more than 150 types of military and civilian aircraft during his life.  Rosay passed away on 12 June 2015 at the age of 66.

Rosay was a down-to-earth, humble pilot, who notably brought his bicycle in the car him when driving...

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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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