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“Hello ANA Group!” The A380 is to join the jetliner fleet of this Japanese carrier

ANA Group has set its eyes on the future with its acquisition of three A380s, which will enable this Japanese carrier to meet increasing traffic demands to and from the country, while also providing a solution for capacity constraints.

The A380 is an ideal answer for generating sustainable growth f...

29 January 2016 Headline news

ANA Group has set its eyes on the future with its acquisition of three A380s, which will enable this Japanese carrier to meet increasing traffic demands to and from the country, while also providing a solution for capacity constraints.

The A380 is an ideal answer for generating sustainable growth from busy airports – including Japan’s Haneda and Narita – as the country is expected to reach 30 million foreign travellers by 2020. 

As an existing Airbus single-aisle operator, the ANA Group also will benefit from the A380’s capacity and efficiency, along with the Airbus concept of...

A321neo takes to the sky for the first time

Largest of Airbus’ best-selling single aisle with new engine option starts flight tests

9 February 2016 Press Release

The first A321neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines completed its maiden flight on February 9th from Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, registration D-AVXB, was flown by Experimental Test Pilots Martin Scheuermann and Bernardo Saez Benito Hernandez. Accompanying them in the cockpit was Test-Flight Engineer Gérard Leskerpit and monitoring the flight’s progress were Flight-Test Engineers Sandra Bour Schaeffer and Emiliano Requena Esteban.

The flight lasted five hours and 29 minutes during which tests were performed on the engine speed variation (low/high), systems behaviour and to...

Airbus commends global agreement on CO2 Standard

Major achievement to reduce CO2 emissions from civil aircraft

9 February 2016 Press Release

Airbus welcomes the CO2 emissions standard for commercial airplanes proposed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) on the 8th February 2016 in Montreal, Canada. The agreement on the ICAO “ CO2 Standard” is the result of work by a task force of experts from governments and observers and will be endorsed by the ICAO Council later this year.

The aim of this certification standard is to reduce CO2 emissions from aviation by encouraging the integration of fuel efficient technologies...

Singapore Airlines’ first A350 XWB takes to the sky

The first A350-900 for Singapore Airlines yesterday completed its maiden flight over the skies of South West France. The aircraft, featuring the airline’s iconic livery, will now enter the final phase of production, including further ground checks and test flights, before being prepared for delivery...

3 February 2016 Press Release

The first A350-900 for Singapore Airlines yesterday completed its maiden flight over the skies of South West France. The aircraft, featuring the airline’s iconic livery, will now enter the final phase of production, including further ground checks and test flights, before being prepared for delivery in the coming weeks.

The all-new A350 XWB will form the backbone of Singapore Airlines’ future mid-size widebody fleet. Altogether the airline has ordered 67 A350-900s which will be operated on long range flights, as well as on selected regional services. Seven of the aircraft will be delivered...

Comlux orders three Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft

Becomes largest customer for new corporate jet family

1 February 2016 Press Release

Comlux The Aviation Group has announced a firm order for three Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft, becoming the largest customer for Airbus’ new corporate jet family. The order also consolidates Comlux’s leadership in Airbus corporate jet deals, with more to its credit than any other client.

Deliveries of the aircraft begin at the end of 2018. Comlux has chosen CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power the aircraft. Cabin outfitting will be by Comlux America, in Indianapolis, the first independent authorised Airbus corporate jet service...

ANA Group selects the A380

Three aircraft for first Japanese airline to operate the world’s largest aircraft

29 January 2016 Press Release

ANA Holdings has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus covering the firm order of three A380s.  With this milestone order for Airbus, ANA Group has joined the customer base for the world’s largest passenger aircraft and will become the first Japanese airline to operate the type.

ANA Group will take delivery of the aircraft from 2019.  ANA Group has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines to power its new A380 fleet.

“We are extremely proud to welcome ANA Group as a new customer for the A380,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer. “As one of the...

Featured story

Airbus innovation effectively streamlines the repair process for fibre optic cables

2 February 2016 Feature story

A transnational, transfunctional Airbus team has been honoured for developing a highly-efficient new method to repair fibre optic cables, which are used extensively across the company’s product line of modern commercial jetliners. 

Lighter than traditional metallic wiring and offering much higher bandwidths, fibre optic cables are applied throughout an aircraft – integrated in taxi aid cameras, head-up displays, in-flight entertainment, cockpit systems and other key components. However, if non-conformities were discovered in a cable during its installation, making the necessary repairs...

News in brief

Turkish Airlines’ 300th aircraft is an Airbus A330-300

4 February 2016

The fleet of Turkish Airlines reached the 300th aircraft milestone with an A330-300, handed over during a ceremony today in Istanbul. To be deployed on medium- and long-haul routes in developing the airline’s growth strategy, this aircraft is fitted with “made in Turkey” galleys and economy-class seats. 

Turkish Airlines is a long-time operator for Airbus jetliners, starting in 1984 with the A310. Today, it operates some 160 Airbus-built aircraft, including more than 50 from the A330 Family.

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