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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...

Fleets in Russia & CIS to more than double by 2034

Traffic growth in the region will generate demand for over 1,280 new aircraft

26 August 2015 Press Release

According to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), the Russia & CIS air passenger market will more than double in the next 20 years, with over 2,000 aircraft needed by 2034, compared to the 922 in operation today to meet the countries’ growing demand for air travel. Airbus’ forecast shows that over 1,280 of these aircraft will be new deliveries, valued at US$150 billion, comprising 1,100 single-aisles, 160 twin-aisles and 24 very large aircraft. These additional aircraft will satisfy both fleet replacement needs and future growth for the intra-regional CIS and international...

Allegiant Travel Company adds another Airbus A320 to its fleet

The order is Allegiant’s 50th commitment for Airbus aircraft

19 August 2015 Press Release

Allegiant Travel Company, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, is continuing to grow its Airbus fleet with a firm order for one A320 aircraft. This marks the airline’s 50th commitment to an Airbus A320 Family member, and the first time they have purchased an aircraft directly from Airbus. Airbus’ Asset Management team structured the deal, which is a strong example of how Airbus aircraft find a second life with many customers worldwide. Allegiant currently owns a fleet of 34 Airbus A320 Family aircraft, with 17 in their own service (7 A319s and 10 A320s), and the balance either pending service or...

IndiGo firms up 250 A320neo aircraft – Airbus’ largest order by number

Boosting Airbus’ firm backlog for its leading Single Aisle well beyond 4000 aircraft

17 August 2015 Press Release

India’s largest domestic airline by market share, IndiGo celebrated their 9th birthday by firming up their last year’s commitment and ordering 250 A320neo Family aircraft. This historic aircraft purchase agreement was signed on the 69th Independence Day of India on the 15th of August, 2015.

Aditya Ghosh, President of IndiGo said, “This new order further reaffirms IndiGo’s commitment to the long-term development of affordable air transportation in India and overseas. The additional fuel efficient A320neo aircraft will enable us to continue to bring our...

IAG orders 31 widebody & single aisle aircraft

Eight A350 XWBs, three A330s, 20 A320neos for the group

6 August 2015 Press Release

International Airlines Group (IAG) has signed a firm order for 31 Airbus aircraft, which includes 11 wide-body aircraft (eight A350-900s, three A330-200s) and 20 A320neos. The A350s and A330s are slated for Iberia’s fleet modernisation and to open new long-haul routes, and the A320neos will be allocated to the group’s airlines for fleet replacement. 

With this latest order for 31 aircraft IAG and its airlines have ordered a total of nearly 450 aircraft from Airbus. IAG’s airlines British Airways, Iberia and Vueling, between them operate nearly every aircraft in Airbus’ product range...

Airbus BizLab selects five start-ups in its first call for projects

Airbus BizLab has selected the first five start-ups to support through a six month mentoring and acceleration programme, to speed up the process to transform the ideas into credible businesses. 

 

Airbus BizLAb, launched its first call for projects in May 2015 and received a total of 150 appli...

3 August 2015 Press Release

Airbus BizLab has selected the first five start-ups to support through a six month mentoring and acceleration programme, to speed up the process to transform the ideas into credible businesses. 

Airbus BizLAb, launched its first call for projects in May 2015 and received a total of 150 applications worldwide. A pre-selection process short-listed 15 start-ups that were invited to pitch in front of an Airbus BizLab jury in July, 2015. Of these, five were selected to be integrated within BizLab from the 7th of September. The five start-ups select

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Welcome to Bermuda: the Airbus-ORACLE TEAM USA innovation partnership advances with co-location of engineering personnel

4 August 2015 Feature story

Last month brought a dramatic change of scenery for Airbus engineer Xavier Pol, who relocated from the company’s St. Martin campus in Toulouse, France all the way to the Atlantic island of Bermuda – where he is now furthering the Airbus innovation partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA as the sailing team prepares to defend its title in the 2017 America’s Cup competition.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Pol, who was involved with flight control systems integration, modelling and simulation activities at the St. Martin campus, and is being joined in Bermuda by another company...

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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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