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On schedule: Airbus’ A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines receives Type Certification

The A320neo (new engine option) Family is one step closer to meeting its commitment of delivering the lowest operating costs of any single-aisle jetliners with today’s certification of the Pratt & Whitney-powered A320neo variant.

Completing a 14-month flight test programme on time, the Pure Po...

24 November 2015 Headline news

The A320neo (new engine option) Family is one step closer to meeting its commitment of delivering the lowest operating costs of any single-aisle jetliners with today’s certification of the Pratt & Whitney-powered A320neo variant.

Completing a 14-month flight test programme on time, the Pure Power PW1100G-JM engine-equipped A320neo was approved by both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – becoming the first NEO version to earn Type Certification. 

“This is a great day for the NEO,” said Klaus Roewe, Airbus Senior Vice President...

Turkish Airlines firms-up order for 20 additional A321neo aircraft

Repeat order for A321neo confirms market trend for larger models

1 December 2015 Press Release

Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s flagship airline, has firmed-up a commitment for the purchase of 20 additional A321neo aircraft. The airline already has 72 A321neo on order and is now again renewing its confidence in the A321neo as the aircraft of choice to boost its expansion.

“As one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, our ambitious growth strategy needs to be fully supported by only the most efficient, reliable and profitable aircraft,” said Dr. Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines. “This order for 20 more A321neo will help us achieve our expansion plans in a profitable and sustainable...

Airbus BizLab global network expands to Bangalore, India

First call for projects in the region.

24 November 2015 Press Release

Airbus has inaugurated a BizLab in Bangalore, India, its third after Toulouse, France and Hamburg, Germany, as part of its strategy to establish a global network of aerospace business accelerators. In parallel, Airbus has opened a first round of applications for start-ups seeking support in the region. Applications are open until December 9th on:

Airbus talks about disabilities with its employees to facilitate inclusion

Understanding differences and sharing best practices to work together

18 November 2015 Press Release

Airbus is taking part in the “European Disability Employment Week” from November 16 to 22. On this occasion, the aircraft manufacturer is organising a series of engaging, interactive awareness-raising workshops on many of its sites in order to share best practices, promote an inclusive mindset and improve the way disabilities are perceived, whether visible or not, in the working environment. 

Amongst these activities: 

- A video clip will be sent to the employees each day describing the situations disabled people are faced with in their professional lives, making it easier for...

Airbus Corporate Jets offers wider computerised maintenance choice

Combines Airbus and CAMP expertise to benefit customers

18 November 2015 Press Release

Airbus corporate jet customers and operators can now benefit from a wider range of computerised maintenance planning services, following an agreement concluded with CAMP. Acropolis Aviation of the UK, currently offering an Airbus ACJ319 for VVIP charter and the launch customer for the ACJ320neo, has become the first customer for the new service.

Airbus, as the manufacturer, defines the maintenance tasks that operators need to carry out to ensure the continued airworthiness of each of its modern aircraft families. These tasks are typically broken down into digit

easyJet orders an additional 36 A320 Family aircraft

Cumulative orders surpass 450 A320 Family aircraft

17 November 2015 Press Release

easyJet has signed a firm order for a further 36 A320 Family aircraft taking its cumulative order for the type to 451. The agreement for six A320ceo and 30 A320neo makes easyJet one of the world’s biggest airline customers for the A320ceo Family with 321 ordered and also for the A320neo with 130 on order.

In the year that easyJet celebrates its 20th anniversary, earlier in April 2015, the airline took delivery of its 250th A320 aircraft. As with other recent deliveries to easyJet, the A320 is equipped with the latest technology and fuel-saving Sharklets.

“Our mission...

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Approved: American Airlines captain becomes the first FAA-certified A350 XWB pilot.

30 October 2015 Feature story

It was all smiles for American Airlines’ John Dudley, as he became the first airline pilot certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB jetliner. 

“I’ve been waiting for this moment for eight years,” Dudley said at the Airbus training centre in Toulouse, France. “Being an A350 XWB captain is a dream come true, and being the first airline captain to receive FAA Type Rating for the aircraft is a special honour.” 

Dudley has had a long and close connection with the latest member of Airbus’ market-leading widebody product line based...

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Airbus pays homage to Jacques Rosay with the naming of its no. 1 A380.

30 November 2015

The no. 1 A380, which continues to serve as Airbus’ flight test aircraft, has been named after late company test pilot Jacques Rosay, who was the first to fly the 21st century flagship and also contributed to development and certification activities for the A318, A319, A330-200, A340-600, and A340-500 while with Airbus. 

During a naming ceremony for A380 MSN 001 (Manufacturer’s Serial Number 1) at Airbus’ Toulouse, France headquarters facility this month, Rosay was recognized for his professional qualities, as well as his humility and down-to-earth attitude. Rosay’s name has...




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