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Xtra! Xtra! Airbus’ A350-1000 jetliner completes its historic first flight

The maiden flight of Airbus’ A350-1000 – the latest member of the all-new A350 XWB widebody family that is shaping the future of long-haul airline operations – has initiated a fast-paced test and certification programme leading to the jetliner’s service entry next year.

During more than 4 hours alo...

24 November 2016 Headline news

The maiden flight of Airbus’ A350-1000 – the latest member of the all-new A350 XWB widebody family that is shaping the future of long-haul airline operations – has initiated a fast-paced test and certification programme leading to the jetliner’s service entry next year.

During more than 4 hours aloft today, this longest-fuselage version of the A350 XWB demonstrated the performance and efficiency that will be appreciated by airline and aircraft leasing customers worldwide – 11 of which already have ordered 195 A350-1000s from the Middle East, North America, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the...

Jet Aviation Dubai joins ACJ service centre network

Widens support services choice for ACJ operators

6 December 2016 Press Release

Jet Aviation’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Dubai are to join the ACJ Service Centre network, adding to the choice of Airbus-approved facilities around the world for ACJ customers and operators. Its Basle facilities became part of the ACJ Service Centre Network earlier this year.

The expanded network comprises companies that are owned or controlled by Airbus, as well as independent ones that it has approved. Its capabilities include line and heavy maintenance, cabin-refurbishing, and cabin and system upgrades.

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ACJ320neo Family continues to win orders

New aircraft build on success of Airbus corporate jets

5 December 2016 Press Release

Airbus Corporate Jets has won another commitment for an ACJ320neo, highlighting the continuing success of its new aircraft family.

The latest deal adds to the seven orders already won by the ACJ320neo Family, taking total orders and commitments to eight, comprising six ACJ320neo and two ACJ319 neo aircraft.

Capitalising on new-generation engines and Sharklets at the wingtips, plus other improvements, the ACJ320neo Family delivers a 16 per cent fuel saving and corresponding range increase.

“The ACJ320neo Family further improves a proven and successful design, allowing customers to take...

Delta Air Lines receives its first U.S.-produced Airbus aircraft

Airbus delivers the new A321 in Mobile, Alabama

2 December 2016 Press Release

The first delivery of an A321 aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility to Delta Air Lines took place today, in Mobile, Alabama. On hand for the occasion were executives from Airbus and Delta Air Lines, a team of Delta employees from the airline’s Minneapolis-St. Paul station, and representatives of the more than 370 employees at the facility. 

Bob Lekites, Executive Vice President-Customers, Airbus Americas said, “Airbus is committed to giving our customers the right products for a marketplace that needs modern, efficient and passenger-friendly aircraft.  Delta has...

South African Airways takes delivery of its first A330-300 aircraft

South African Airways (SAA), has taken delivery of its first of five new leased A330-300 widebody jetliners, becoming Airbus’s first Southern African operator of the aircraft type.

2 December 2016 Press Release

SAA’s A330-300 are configured in a comfortable two-class cabin layout with 46 seats in Business Class and 203 in Economy class seats.  The aircraft will introduce new levels of onboard comfort, including connectivity for SAA’s passengers and enhanced operating efficiencies for the airline.

SAA has selected the latest 242-tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight variant of the A330-300, which incorporates a new aerodynamic packages enabling the aircraft to cover distances of up to 6,350 nautical miles (11,750km) in flights up to 15 hours in...

Airbus corporate jet is highlighted at MEBAA show

Stylish cabin takes business jet travel to a higher plane

1 December 2016 Press Release

Airbus Corporate Jets is exhibiting an ACJ318 at the MEBAA[1] show, highlighting the greater comfort and space that its ACJ320 Family offers when compared with traditional business jets.

The aircraft, which has the widest and tallest cabin of any business jet while being similar in size externally, is operated by Nasjet. Its cabin has several lounge areas, an office that converts to a bedroom, bathrooms and extensive stowage space. Delivering intercontinental range, the...

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Airbus is reaching new heights in providing in-flight connectivity solutions for passengers

15 November 2016 Feature story

Airbus is evaluating a new standard high-bandwidth architecture that will provide faster and more wide-reaching connectivity services on-board its modern, market-leading jetliners. 

Using the in-house A330 testbed aircraft this autumn, Airbus became the first in the industry to flight demonstrate such a high-bandwidth connectivity platform – which will enable faster internet, mobile telephone services and support applications for passengers and airlines via high-throughput satellites. 

Applying high-bandwidth connectivity is an important part of the company’s focus on providing a...

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Thailand student innovators experience the future of “greener” aviation at Airbus headquarters

2 December 2016

Winners of a Thailand student competition that addresses environmental aspects of air transport were welcomed to Toulouse, France for briefings on Airbus technical innovations, along with visits to the A350 XWB and A380 final assembly lines, and a close-up look at the passenger cabin mock-up centre. 

Thai Airways International (THAI) is the sponsor of this contest, called “TG Travel Green Innovation,” with the nine winners from its second competition provided the opportunity to visit Airbus’ Toulouse, France headquarters during November.  

Accompanied by their professors and two...

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