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Airbus in 2014 and beyond: “Delivering on commitments, preparing the future”

Airbus has set its sights on another busy year of commercial and industrial activity, having delivered on its commitments in 2014 – during which it achieved a new aircraft delivery milestone, attained an industry record backlog, and marked new progress toward a more agile and rapid-reacting organisa...

13 January 2015 Headline news

Airbus has set its sights on another busy year of commercial and industrial activity, having delivered on its commitments in 2014 – during which it achieved a new aircraft delivery milestone, attained an industry record backlog, and marked new progress toward a more agile and rapid-reacting organisation.

Speaking at Airbus’ year-opening press conference, President and CEO Fabrice Brégier said 2015 priorities in preparing the future include: the A320neo (new engine option) jetliner’s service entry in the fourth quarter; delivery start-up in May of A330s with an increased 242-metric tonne...

ANA Holdings orders seven additional A321s

ANA’s new order further boosts presence of A320 Family in Japan

30 January 2015 Press Release

ANA Holdings has ordered seven more A321 aircraft (four A321ceo with Sharklets and three A321neo), in addition to the firm order for 30 A320neo Family (seven A320neo and 23 A321neo) placed in July 2014. 

The latest agreement brings ANA’s total order for the A320 Family to 37 aircraft which will gradually replace its existing single aisle fleet. ANA will be the first Japanese operator of both...

French Prime Minister visits Airbus Final Assembly Line in Tianjin

Over 200 Airbus A320 Family aircraft assembled so far

29 January 2015 Press Release

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has visited the Airbus A320 Family Final Assembly Line China (FALC), located in the Eastern Chinese city of Tianjin. The PM visited the main hangar of the FALC, where the aircraft structure is assembled.

Inaugurated in 2008, the FALC is a joint venture between Airbus, the Tianjin Free Trade Zone and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). It is the first Airbus final assembly line outside Europe and the third A320 final assembly line overall. The FALC assembles A320 and A319 of the Airbus A320 Family. More than 200 Airbus A320s and A319s assembled at...

New Airbus aircraft list prices for 2015

Price adjustment for Airbus’ modern, comprehensive and fuel-efficient aircraft Family

13 January 2015 Press Release

Airbus has increased the average list prices of its aircraft by 3.27 per cent across the product line. The new pricing is effective from January 1st 2015. The 3.27 per cent price increase has been calculated according to Airbus’ standard escalation formula over the January 2014 to January 2015 period, and enables Airbus to continue to enhance its profitability.

“Our new 2015 pricing reaffirms the value of Airbus’ modern, comprehensive and fuel-efficient aircraft family,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “We continue to see strong dema

Airbus launches A321neo with true transatlantic capability

ALC first to commit to Airbus’ increased range option

13 January 2015 Press Release

Airbus has officially launched the A321neo with 97 tonnes Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW) having secured the first commitment from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The Los Angeles based lessor signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 30 more A321neo, upsizing its commitments at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow from 60 to 90 and becoming the launch customer for Airbus’ increased range option.

The A321neo 97t will have, with 4,000nm, the longest range of any single aisle airliner available today and tomorrow, making it ideally suited to transatlantic routes and will allow airlines to tap into...

Airbus exceeds targets in 2014 and prepares for the future

. Incremental innovation rewarded by A320neo & A330neo market success

. Highest number of Airbus Widebody airliners delivered

. Industry record backlog of 6,386 aircraft secures Airbus’ long term outlook.

13 January 2015 Press Release

Airbus has exceeded its targets for 2014, achieving a new record of 629 aircraft deliveries for 89 customers of which eight are new, comprising 490 A320 Family aircraft, 108 A330s, 30 A380s and also our first A350 XWB. This production achievement means that Airbus’ aircraft deliveries in 2014 were up for the 13th year in a row, surpassing the previous record set in 2013.

Airbus also achieved 1,456 net orders from 67 customers (of which 14 are new) – our second best year ever, comprising 1,321 single aisle aircraft and 135 widebodies. As a result, by year end, the backlog had...

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A new attraction in Toulouse for aviation enthusiasts: The Aeroscopia museum opens

28 January 2015 Feature story

Aviation’s past, present and future have come together in southwestern France with this month’s official opening of the Aeroscopia museum – which was developed with Airbus support. 

Aeroscopia is located adjacent to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, putting it in proximity to Airbus’ home location – including the company’s headquarters and its A380, A350 XWB, A330 and A320 Family final assembly lines.  This enables visitors to appreciate Airbus’ current production activity while exploring aviation history at Aeroscopia. 

The museum features a collection of iconic...

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Handover of the first A350 XWB jetliner to Qatar Airways is scheduled for 22 December

19 December 2014

Airbus and Qatar Airways are set to open a new chapter in commercial aviation together with the official delivery of the world’s first customer A350-900 aircraft, which is planned for 22 December 2014 in Toulouse, France. Qatar Airways – the global launch customer for this highly efficient next-generation widebody jetliner type – has 80 total A350 XWB Family aircraft on order, including 43 A350-900s and 37 of the longer-fuselage A350-1000 versions. The carrier plans to commence commercial service with the A350 XWB between its Hamad International Airport hub in Doha, Qatar and Frankfurt,...

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