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Building momentum: Vietnam Airlines becomes second operator of the game-changing A350 XWB

The operator base for Airbus’ new-generation A350 XWB is extending to East Asia with handover of the Xtra Wide Body jetliner to Vietnam Airlines. This aircraft will enter commercial revenue service later in the week, operated on lease from AerCap.

Today’s milestone delivery, celebrated during a cer...

30 June 2015 Headline news

The operator base for Airbus’ new-generation A350 XWB is extending to East Asia with handover of the Xtra Wide Body jetliner to Vietnam Airlines. This aircraft will enter commercial revenue service later in the week, operated on lease from AerCap.

Today’s milestone delivery, celebrated during a ceremony at Airbus facilities adjacent to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France, makes Vietnam Airlines the world’s second A350 XWB operator after the jetliner’s introduction in January by launch customer Qatar Airways.

With the A350 XWB in its fleet, Vietnam Airlines will bring a new level of service...

China Aviation Supplies Holding Company signs a GTA for 45 A330 Family aircraft and an MoU for 30 aircraft

A330 expands its wide-body lead in China

30 June 2015 Press Release

China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) has signed with Airbus a General Terms Agreement (GTA) for 45 A330 Family aircraft and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for  options for 30 A330s. The agreements reflect the continuous popularity of the versatile A330 Family in the world’s fastest growing market.

The GTA and MoU were signed today in Paris by Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO and Li Hai, President and CEO of CAS in the presence of visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

“The package order is a new vote of confidence in our A330...

Kuwait Airways receives its first A330-200

Fleet upgrade continues with the world’s most versatile wide-body

25 June 2015 Press Release

Kuwait Airways has taken delivery of its first A330-200, becoming a new operator for the type. In February 2014, Kuwait Airways announced the lease of 12 Airbus aircraft including 7 A320ceo and 5 A330-200s in addition to the purchase of 25 aircraft including 10 A350-900 and 15 A320neo Family aircraft marking the start of a major fleet renewal plan.

Kuwait Airways’ first A330-200 accommodates a three-class configuration of 17 full-sleeper first class modules, 30 very high-comfort business and 165 latest standard economy seats, a combination that shows a cle

Wizz Air signs for 110 A321neo aircraft

Single largest A321 order

18 June 2015 Press Release

Wizz Air, the largest low cost carrier serving Eastern and Central Europe, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the biggest single order for the popular A321neo aircraft. The deal signed at the 51st Le Bourget International Paris Air Show pushes NEO orders and commitments beyond 4,000. Significantly the order includes the latest A321neo Airbus Cabin Flex configuration with 239 seats in 18 inch comfort standard.

Currently Wizz Air operates 61 aircraft on one of Central and Eastern Europe’s most extensive networks with over 380 routes from 22 bases.

“Thanks to our...

Paris Airshow: Strong endorsement for “Services by Airbus”

• Seamlessly integrating Airbus' complete portfolio of aircraft lifecycle services;

• Enhancing the superiority of Airbus fleets with innovative solutions and most efficient technologies.

18 June 2015 Press Release

Paris Airshow 2015 – ‘Services by Airbus’ (SBA), the continuity of Airbus’ complete portfolio encompassing all aircraft lifecycle solutions, has been successful during the show, demonstrated by achievements across its broad spectrum of offerings. SBA covers six key pillars: Training, Flight Operations; Upgrades; Engineering & Maintenance e-solutions; Material & Supply Chain; and Flight Hours & Tailored Support Package services. Through this approach, customers will benefit from the full range of capabilities and expertise of Airbus, its network and ventures, including SATA

Manufacturing of THAI’s first A350 XWB well underway

Manufacturing of the first A350 XWB for Thai Airways International (THAI) is advancing well, with major components progressing towards the start of final assembly in October 2015. First delivery of Airbus’ latest generation widebody airliner to THAI is scheduled in mid-2016.

 

THAI will acquire a t...

18 June 2015 Press Release

Manufacturing of the first A350 XWB for Thai Airways International (THAI) is advancing well, with major components progressing towards the start of final assembly in October 2015. First delivery of Airbus’ latest generation widebody airliner to THAI is scheduled in mid-2016.

THAI will acquire a total of 12 A350 XWB aircraft, with four on direct order and eight on lease. The airline will be able to operate these aircraft on long-haul services to Europe and in Asia.

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Featured story

Remembering Jacques Rosay: A true pilot among pilots

15 June 2015 Feature story

At the Paris Air Show this week, Airbus is remembering and honouring its long-time test pilot Jacques Rosay, who made significant contributions to the company’s success and was the first pilot to fly Airbus’ A380 aircraft.   

He held various roles at the company, including Vice President – Chief Test Pilot of Airbus’ flight test division, and tested more than 150 types of military and civilian aircraft during his life.  Rosay passed away on 12 June 2015 at the age of 66.

Rosay was a down-to-earth, humble pilot, who notably brought his bicycle in the car him when driving...

News in brief

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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