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10 years in the skies: the A380’s numbers add up

Wherever it flies, the A380 continues to be an impressive sight as the jetliner’s route network expands to a growing number of destinations around the globe.

 

Ten years after the first take-off on 27 April 2005, Airbus’ A380 has clearly established itself as the world’s favourite Very Large Aircra...

27 April 2015 Headline news

Wherever it flies, the A380 continues to be an impressive sight as the jetliner’s route network expands to a growing number of destinations around the globe.

Ten years after the first take-off on 27 April 2005, Airbus’ A380 has clearly established itself as the world’s favourite Very Large Aircraft (VLA) – with the 317 orders booked from 18 customers, representing a 90 per cent share of this market.

The A380’s track record is as remarkable as the jetliner’s distinctive profile, transporting nearly three million passengers every month

Construction of new Airbus Asia Training Centre underway

Joint venture between Airbus and Singapore Airlines for full flight training

29 April 2015 Press Release

Construction of the new Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC) in Singapore is now underway, following the completion of initial ground-breaking works. Due to open in the first quarter of 2016, the new facility will offer type rating and recurrent training courses for all in-production Airbus types. AATC is a joint venture between Airbus (55%) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) (45%), incorporated in the Republic of Singapore.

The 9,250 square metre state-of-the-art facility, located at Seletar Aerospace Park, will be the fourth Airbus flight training centre in its glob

Airbus Selects Korean Air Aerospace to manufacture Sharklet wingtips for the A330neo Family

• Building on KAL-ASD’s experience with manufacturing Sharklets for the A320 Family

• Contributing to making the A330neo the most cost-efficient widebody in its size category

23 April 2015 Press Release

Korean Air Aerospace Division (KAL-ASD), the aerospace manufacturing division of the Korean Air Group, has been selected by Airbus to supply new Sharklet wingtip devices including a wingspan extension for the A330neo – the new variant of the best-selling A330 Family of widebody aircraft.

Under the terms of the agreement, KAL-ASD will manufacture the new composite wingtip devices at its Busan facility in South Korea, and supply them to the A330 Family final assembly line in Toulouse. Inspired by the curved wingtips on the A350 XWB, the A330neo’s devices will increase overall wingspan from...

easyJet takes delivery of its 250th Airbus aircraft

Europe's and one of the world's biggest A320 family airlines celebrates milestone in Hamburg with partners Airbus and CFM

22 April 2015 Press Release

easyJet and Airbus have celebrated their successful partnership at a ceremony in Hamburg to mark the delivery the airline’s 250th Airbus A320 family aircraft. Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO, Jean-Paul Ebanga, CFM International President and CEO, Didier Evrard, Airbus EVP and Head of Programmes, and Christopher Buckley, Airbus EVP Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific were present at the event.

To celebrate the 250th delivery, easyJet unveiled its newest A320 with a unique livery featuring 250 miniature aircraft. As with other recent deliveries to easyJet, the A320 is equipped with the latest...

Airbus, FlightSafety International’s U.S. Partnership to Help Address Future Commercial Pilot Shortage

The Airbus Training Center (ATC) in Miami, Florida has signed a three-year agreement with FlightSafety International to provide an integrated, “ab-initio” training solution to airline customers and aspiring pilots at FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida. This agreement will help address the w...

21 April 2015 Press Release

The Airbus Training Center (ATC) in Miami, Florida has signed a three-year agreement with FlightSafety International to provide an integrated, “ab-initio” training solution to airline customers and aspiring pilots at FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida. This agreement will help address the worldwide demand for new pilots. Courses and programs offered through the Airbus/FlightSafety cooperation will encompass First Officer, Multi-Crew Pilot (MPL) and specifically in North America Airline Transport Pilot-Certified Training Program (ATP-CTP).

FlightSafety and Airbus will offer...

Over 1,500 orders for the versatile A330

Growing market endorsement for most popular widebody aircraft

17 April 2015 Press Release

Airbus’ successful widebody A330 Family has passed the major milestone of winning over 1,500 firm orders from over 100 customers. Total sales to date (1,501) include a recent order for four A330-200 Freighters from Turkish Airlines and 25 A330-900neo from Air Lease Corporation. 

“It’s great to see the strong and growing endorsement for the versatile A330 Family. This reflects the market’s continuing appetite for the A330’s winning combination of unbeatable economics, best-in-class comfort and high reliability. As for all members of our product family, we a

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A print for the future: Innovation is helping the A320neo take flight

13 April 2015 Feature story

The company is utilizing 3D printing (also known as additive layer manufacturing) to produce components for the pylon of A320neo developmental aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A – which is one of two new-generation engine choices for the single-aisle NEO Family, along with the PurePower PW1100G-JM from Pratt & Whitney.

Applying such pioneering technical solutions is important for Airbus to ensure its market-leading jetliners continue to meet ever-changing requirements, as well as for sustaining the fast-paced production increases of its latest products. 

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Airbus and ORACLE TEAM USA: one step closer to the 2017 America’s Cup yacht race

27 February 2015

Airbus, as Official Innovation Partner of ORACLE TEAM USA, and the defending champion of the America’s Cup, passed a key milestone in February when ORACLE TEAM USA launched its new foiling AC45S catamaran. This boat is a testing platform for the technology the team will use in the AC62 - the type of boat that will race in the 2017 America’s Cup.

To learn more about how Airbus engineers have been working alongside on this technology partnership to help ORACLE TEAM USA prepare to defend its title, visit www.oracleteamusa.com and see the...

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