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And now there are three! The A319neo performs its first flight

The third member of Airbus’ best-selling A320neo Family – the A319neo – has gone airborne, performing its maiden flight today. After taking off from Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport in Germany (which is one of four final assembly line sites worldwide for the single-aisle jetliner family), the aircraft t...

31 March 2017 Headline news

The third member of Airbus’ best-selling A320neo Family – the A319neo – has gone airborne, performing its maiden flight today. After taking off from Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport in Germany (which is one of four final assembly line sites worldwide for the single-aisle jetliner family), the aircraft touched down five hours later at Airbus’ Toulouse, France headquarters location. 

This shortest-fuselage member of the A320neo product line is equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines – one of the two powerplants available on the NEO jetliners. 

Once in airline service, the...

Asiana Airlines takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

24th April 2017, Toulouse - Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. Asiana’s A350-900 is configured with a three class layout with a total of 311 seats...

24 April 2017 Press Release

24th April 2017, Toulouse - Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. 

Asiana’s A350-900 is configured with a three class layout with a total of 311 seats, comprising 28 in Business Smartium, convertible to fully flat beds, 36 in Economy Smartium and 247 in the main cabin. 

Altogether Asiana has ordered 30 A350s and will initially operate the aircraft on flights within Asia. From the third quarter of 2017, the carrier...

ACJ Nimbus artwork makes Artexpo New York debut

ACJ Nimbus, the latest cloud-creativity of internationally renowned artist Berndnaut Smilde and professional photographer RJ Muna, is making its debut at Artexpo New York, where they are exhibiting for the first time.

“Creating ‘clouds in rooms’ is part of my passion for exploring the creativity of...

21 April 2017 Press Release

ACJ Nimbus, the latest cloud-creativity of internationally renowned artist Berndnaut Smilde and professional photographer RJ Muna, is making its debut at Artexpo New York, where they are exhibiting for the first time.

“Creating ‘clouds in rooms’ is part of my passion for exploring the creativity of spaces, so it was intriguing when Airbus Corporate Jets proposed using it as a twist on the ‘putting rooms in clouds,’ which it does,” says Smilde.

“The challenge was to capture an ephemeral and living artwork, lasting only a few seconds, in a way that echoed elegance, space and relaxation,” adds...

Airbus delivers first ever A321neo to Virgin America

• Aircraft powered by CFM engines boosts fuel efficiency by at least 15 percent

• Significant reductions in emissions and noise

20 April 2017 Press Release

Airbus has delivered the first-ever A321neo. The latest generation aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines was handed over to U.S. airline Virgin America, an all-Airbus operator, at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. 

“After Virgin America having been the first customer signing for the A320neo back in December 2010, we are today delighted to deliver the first A321neo to them,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus Chief Operating Officer and President Commercial Aircraft. “With our largest, latest, most fuel efficient NEO Single Aisle aircraft we are turning a n

Airbus names finalists for “Fly Your Ideas 2017” student competition

New technologies and business models to shape the future of aviation

Five teams compete for the crown of most innovative and a €30,000 prize

12 April 2017 Press Release

Toulouse, 12th April – Airbus has shortlisted the five finalist student teams competing in the fifth edition of the Fly Your Ideas challenge. The radical concepts selected cover a wide range of innovations going from an alternative to satellite imagery, to improved aircraft taxiing, clever ways of boarding, new areas for luggage storage or offering a new business model using existing Airbus aircraft.

Representing nine different nationalities and eight universities across Africa, Europe and Asia-Pacific, the five finalist teams embody true diversity, which is

BelugaXL hits the road

First large sections road convoy reaches final assembly hangar in Toulouse

12 April 2017 Press Release

Toulouse, 12 April 2017 – The first large sections of Airbus’ next generation new transport aircraft, the BelugaXL, have arrived at the aircraft Final Assembly facility (L34) in Toulouse. 

Following a five night long road convoy from Aernnova’s factory in Berantevilla, north eastern Spain, the panels (two laterals, one central) are required to complete the rear section of the BelugaXL. 

Together with further work packages built by various other partners, the sections will eventually form the first BelugaXL. The design concept

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Airbus recognises the performance of cabin equipment suppliers

19 April 2017 Feature story

The performance of suppliers who provide systems and equipment for passenger cabins of Airbus jetliners was recognised during a ceremony at this month’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany – which is one of the major gatherings worldwide for this industry sector.

During the event, Airbus presented awards and certificates to suppliers of buyer-furnished equipment (BFE) – which airline customers select to outfit their jetliners.

The awards for excellent-performing suppliers, as rated by the Airbus supplier support standard, were presented to Rockwell Collins and Jamco Corporation by...

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Airbus’ A350-1000 shows off its cold weather capabilities under the Northern Lights

2 March 2017

The latest member of Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB widebody family has undergone rigorous ground and flight tests in the extreme operating conditions of Iqaluit, Canada – which provided a picturesque backdrop accentuated by the Northern Lights. 

Iqaluit, a Canadian territory with a polar climate caused by the Labrador Current, allows Airbus’ longest-fuselage A350-1000 version to face-off against one of the most challenging environments for an aircraft. The jetliner successfully completed five days of intensive testing at an outside air temperature (OAT) th

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