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Now 20 years “young,” Airbus’ Beluga airlifters show no signs of slowing down

Twenty years to the day since its maiden flight, the Beluga cargo aircraft continues to play an invaluable role in keeping the Airbus’ production and assembly network working at full output.  As the company ramps up production to meet a record order backlog, the Beluga’s airlifter fleet’s impor...

15 September 2014 Headline news

Twenty years to the day since its maiden flight, the Beluga cargo aircraft continues to play an invaluable role in keeping the Airbus’ production and assembly network working at full output.  As the company ramps up production to meet a record order backlog, the Beluga’s airlifter fleet’s importance – as well as its overall pace of operations – will grow accordingly.

Officially designated as the A300-600ST Super Transporter, the Beluga is a modified version of Airbus’ A300-600 passenger airliner, purpose-made to ferry crucial aircraft components among its network of European production...

A350 XWB takes centre stage at Istanbul airshow 2014

Airbus products support the fast growing Turkish market

 

 

19 September 2014 Press Release

A350 XWB test aircraft MSN5 will fly to Turkey for the first time ever and be the star of Airbus’ presence at the 10th Istanbul airshow between September 25th-28th 2014 at the Istanbul Ataturk airport general aviation apron. Airbus is yet again bringing its newest  aircraft to the airshow having brought the A380 in recent years. The A380, Airbus’ flagship is ideally suited to regions with rapid traffic growth such as Turkey.

The A350 XWB will arrive on September 25th and be open to media and airline visitors during the morning of September 26th. The...

easyJet orders 27 more A320 aircraft

A320 Family delivers the best operating costs and passenger comfort

18 September 2014 Press Release

easyJet has placed an order for 27 additional current engine option A320s, taking its combined total order for the type to 315 aircraft. With an all Airbus fleet, easyJet selected the A320 Family aircraft as it delivers the best operating economics and the roomiest cabin for unequalled passenger comfort in the single aisle category.

"We are bringing new aircraft into the fleet as we continue to see a significant number of new profitable opportunities in our core markets in the near term and in order to maintain our cost advantage," said Carolyn McCall, easyJet Chief...

Swiss International Air Lines orders up to 25 A320neo

Successful A320 operations expand with eco-efficient NEOs

17 September 2014 Press Release

Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board has announced that SWISS, a member-airline of the Group, will expand its A320 fleet with a firm order for 15 A320neo aircraft, plus an additional ten of the type to be confirmed at a later stage. The fuel-efficient NEO-fleet will gradually renew and replace SWISS’ existing fleet of A320 Family aircraft.

“Our decision to go with the cleanest, the most reliable and the most efficient belongs to the image of Switzerland, thus the A320neo was a natural fit with our modernization strategy,” says Nico Buchholz, Executive Vice President Lufthansa Group Fleet...

Lufthansa Group orders 10 A320ceo aircraft for Eurowings

Eurowings to become new A320 operator

17 September 2014 Press Release

Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board has approved the purchase of ten A320ceo aircraft for its subsidiary Eurowings. The new aircraft will become the backbone of the new low cost business model announced by the Lufthansa Group in July 2014, which foresees Eurowings operations on direct connections within Europe.

“By purchasing fuel-efficient A320 aircraft with the highest reliability standards, we offer our customers a comfortable, appealing and modern product in a highly competitive market environment,” said Nico Buchholz, Executive Vice President, Lufthansa Group Fleet Management. “These...

Qatar Airways flies into a new era of travel with delivery of its first A380

World’s flagship aircraft takes Gulf airline to new heights with innovative solutions and bespoke design

17 September 2014 Press Release

At a ceremony in Hamburg hosted by Airbus, Qatar Airways, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines welcomed a new star to its fleet – the A380. In the presence of His Excellency  Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO, the airline took delivery of the first of its 10 Airbus A380 aircraft on order.

The delivery marks the beginning of a new chapter for Qatar Airways, as it pushes boundaries and expands its operations. The A380, with its unique combination of increased capacity, long-haul range and unbeatable fuel efficiency,...

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A truly five-star experience – Qatar Airways’ A380 first-class cabin

15 September 2014 Feature story

Taking advantage of the A380’s unmatched double-deck roominess, Qatar Airways is continuing its focus on five-star service by configuring its state-of-the-art first class cabin to provide optimal comfort, space and service for its passengers.

Located on the aircraft’s upper deck, Qatar Airways initial A380 offers eight full-flat seats with a 90-inch pitch in first class, along with expansive entertainment options on individual 26-inch video screens.  

In addition, first-class passengers will have access to elegant lavatories on-board, along with a stylish lounge area for relaxing –...

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Airbus’ newest customer support centre begins operations in Malaysia

10 July 2014

Airbus Customer Services’ Malaysian-based subsidiary – Airbus Customer Services Sbn Bnd – has commenced operations, providing support to customers in close proximity to this fast-growing South East Asia region. Co-located with Sepang Aircraft Engineering near Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the new Malaysian center will offer services that cover the complete range of Airbus’ modern, efficient jetliner product line – with a focus on the A380 and A350 XWB.

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