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10 years in the skies: the A380’s numbers add up

Wherever it flies, the A380 continues to be an impressive sight as the jetliner’s route network expands to a growing number of destinations around the globe.

 

Ten years after the first take-off on 27 April 2005, Airbus’ A380 has clearly established itself as the world’s favourite Very Large Aircra...

27 April 2015 Headline news

Wherever it flies, the A380 continues to be an impressive sight as the jetliner’s route network expands to a growing number of destinations around the globe.

Ten years after the first take-off on 27 April 2005, Airbus’ A380 has clearly established itself as the world’s favourite Very Large Aircraft (VLA) – with the 317 orders booked from 18 customers, representing a 90 per cent share of this market.

The A380’s track record is as remarkable as the jetliner’s distinctive profile, transporting nearly three million passengers every month

Volaris takes delivery of first two A321s

First airline in Mexico to operate Airbus’ largest single-aisle aircraft

21 May 2015 Press Release

Volaris, a Mexican low-cost carrier, has received its first two Airbus A321 aircraft, the latest being received during a ceremony at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Hamburg, Germany. Volaris’ aircraft will be the first A321s to operate in Mexico and will be deployed on the carrier’s domestic routes to and from Cancun.

The Volaris A321 seats 220 passengers, is equipped with Sharklet fuel-saving wing tip devices and powered by IAE engines. The two A321s will join Volaris’ existing all-Airbus fleet of more than 50 A319s and A320s aircraft. To date, Volaris has ordered a total of 74 Airbus single...

Airbus and Aerospace Valley foster eco-innovation

Partnership with Small & Medium Enterprises

21 May 2015 Press Release

Airbus and Aerospace Valley, the largest Research & Development cluster in France, have selected four projects proposed by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) which will be supported in the short term. This follows a call for ideas launched in 2014 across Europe to reduce aircraft noise, CO2emissions or fuel consumption in civil aviation, to contribute to the eco-performance and efficiency of the cabin as well as in the development of alternative energies.

The projects are:

•         ISAE/INSA – Innovative de-icing system

A320neo with LEAP- 1A engines takes to the sky for the first time

Marking the start of testing for second engine choice

The first A320neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines completed its maiden flight today in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, registration F-WNEW, was flown by Experimental Test Pilots Philippe Perrin and Malcolm Ridley. Accompanying th...

19 May 2015 Press Release

Marking the start of testing for second engine choice

The first A320neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines completed its maiden flight today in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, registration F-WNEW, was flown by Experimental Test Pilots Philippe Perrin and Malcolm Ridley. Accompanying them in the cockpit was Test-Flight Engineer Jean-Michel Pin and monitoring the progress of the flight profile were the Flight-Test Engineers Tuan Do and Philippe Pupin. The flight lasted 4 hours and 25 minutes during which tests were performed to validate the aircraft’s flight envelope up to...

Airbus launches ACJneo Family with order from Acropolis Aviation

New aircraft expands Airbus corporate jet family

19 May 2015 Press Release

Airbus has launched the ACJneo (New Engine Option) Family with an order for an ACJ320neo from Acropolis Aviation of Farnborough, near London, which is the first to order the new aircraft.

Delivery of Acropolis’ ACJ320neo, which will seat 19 passengers, is planned for the fourth  quarter of 2018. Cabin outfitting details and engine choice will be decided later.

Airbus’ ACJ320neo features new, more efficient, engines, wingtip-mounted Sharklets, and a more comfortable cabin. Together, these improve fuel burn, range and performance, while delivering an even better ride. The ACJ320neo...

Modern design of Airbus ACJneo is natural fit for new technologies

Customers benefit from more comfort, range and value

19 May 2015 Press Release

Launching two new aircraft, the ACJ319neo and ACJ320neo, gives Airbus the ability to offer customers a corporate jet solution with more comfort, range and efficiency. They build on the widest and tallest cabin that is already the cornerstone of the family’s success around the world.

Both aircraft capitalise on new engines now being developed for the modern A320 airliner family, as well as Sharklets and improvements in cabin comfort and fuel capacity.

The more modern design of the A320 Family,...

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A print for the future: Innovation is helping the A320neo take flight

13 April 2015 Feature story

The company is utilizing 3D printing (also known as additive layer manufacturing) to produce components for the pylon of A320neo developmental aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A – which is one of two new-generation engine choices for the single-aisle NEO Family, along with the PurePower PW1100G-JM from Pratt & Whitney.

Applying such pioneering technical solutions is important for Airbus to ensure its market-leading jetliners continue to meet ever-changing requirements, as well as for sustaining the fast-paced production increases of its latest products. 

Printing...

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Airbus and ORACLE TEAM USA: one step closer to the 2017 America’s Cup yacht race

27 February 2015

Airbus, as Official Innovation Partner of ORACLE TEAM USA, and the defending champion of the America’s Cup, passed a key milestone in February when ORACLE TEAM USA launched its new foiling AC45S catamaran. This boat is a testing platform for the technology the team will use in the AC62 - the type of boat that will race in the 2017 America’s Cup.

To learn more about how Airbus engineers have been working alongside on this technology partnership to help ORACLE TEAM USA prepare to defend its title, visit www.oracleteamusa.com and see the...

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