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Airbus in 2014 and beyond: “Delivering on commitments, preparing the future”

Airbus has set its sights on another busy year of commercial and industrial activity, having delivered on its commitments in 2014 – during which it achieved a new aircraft delivery milestone, attained an industry record backlog, and marked new progress toward a more agile and rapid-reacting organisa...

13 January 2015 Headline news

Airbus has set its sights on another busy year of commercial and industrial activity, having delivered on its commitments in 2014 – during which it achieved a new aircraft delivery milestone, attained an industry record backlog, and marked new progress toward a more agile and rapid-reacting organisation.

Speaking at Airbus’ year-opening press conference, President and CEO Fabrice Brégier said 2015 priorities in preparing the future include: the A320neo (new engine option) jetliner’s service entry in the fourth quarter; delivery start-up in May of A330s with an increased 242-metric tonne...

Airbus A350 XWB makes its “première” in Paris

Xtra mature, reliable, innovative, efficient, comfortable

26 February 2015 Press Release

The A350 MSN2, one of Airbus’ five A350 XWB test aircraft, has landed today at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport for the first time ever. The aircraft will continue its journey from Paris to Munich this evening, with media guests on board travelling to the Airbus Group Annual Results conference taking place on the 27th February.

The A350 XWB is an efficient medium-capacity long-range wide-body aircraft. With a range of up to 8,000 nm / 14,800 km. it is available in 2 basic passenger versions: the A350-900 seating 315 passenger and the A350-1000 for 369 in a typical two-class...

Airbus selects the 100 teams for Round Two of the Fly Your Ideas global student challenge

Strong showing from Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas

19 February 2015 Press Release

After a thorough evaluation process by over 50 Airbus experts and innovators judging more than 500 ideas, Airbus has selected the 100 teams that have made it into Round Two of the fourth edition of the global student competition Fly Your Ideas organised in partnership with UNESCO.

The competition is dominated by teams registered in India (17 teams), UK (10), USA (8), France (7), as well as China and Hong Kong (6) and Australia (5). The 100 teams comprise of 413 students representing 48 different nationalities. Thanks to a strong drive from Airbus to encourage more diversity, 71% of teams are...

Airbus A350 XWB makes its début at Madrid-Barajas airport

Outstanding efficiency and comfort to benefit airlines and passengers

19 February 2015 Press Release

The A350 MSN2, one of Airbus’ five A350 XWB test aircraft, has landed today at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport for first time to demonstrate its all new features to Iberia, the Madrid airport authorities and the media. Iberia has eight A350-900s on order.

The A350 XWB is an efficient medium-capacity long-range wide-body aircraft. With a range of up to 8,000 nm / 14,800 km. it is available in 2 basic passenger versions: the A350-900 seating 315 passenger and the A350-1000 for 369 in a typical two-class layout.

The A350 XWB is t

ARKIA goes long-haul and commits to Airbus A330-900neo

Airbus makes further inroads in Israel with its first widebody aircraft deal.

 

18 February 2015 Press Release

ARKIA Israeli Airlines, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for up to four A330-900neo aircraft. The commitment makes ARKIA the first Airbus widebody customer in Israel and the first customer for the type in the region. The aircraft will help ARKIA to expand their growing operations into long haul business and leisure markets with the world’s most popular wide-body. The A330-900neo is the most cost-efficient in its size category, offering a reduction in fuel burn of 14 percent per seat, an increase in non-stop flying range of up to 400 nautical miles and the lowest...

Airbus pursues its negotiations with Sopra Steria regarding the sale of its subsidiary CIMPA SAS

Airbus is pursuing negotiations for the sale of its subsidiary CIMPA SAS with the Sopra Steria group, a European player in the digital transformation sector.

The decision to sell Cimpa stems from Airbus’ detailed portfolio review, and enters into the framework of its strategic plan aiming to refocu...

17 February 2015 Press Release

Airbus is pursuing negotiations for the sale of its subsidiary CIMPA SAS with the Sopra Steria group, a European player in the digital transformation sector.

The decision to sell Cimpa stems from Airbus’ detailed portfolio review, and enters into the framework of its strategic plan aiming to refocus on its core aeronautical activities. 

With this in mind, Airbus has been seeking a partner that would enable Cimpa to pursue its long-term development and market diversification. 

Airbus will now discuss the terms and conditions of this sale with Sopra Steria in the coming weeks, and...

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A new attraction in Toulouse for aviation enthusiasts: The Aeroscopia museum opens

28 January 2015 Feature story

Aviation’s past, present and future have come together in southwestern France with this month’s official opening of the Aeroscopia museum – which was developed with Airbus support. 

Aeroscopia is located adjacent to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, putting it in proximity to Airbus’ home location – including the company’s headquarters and its A380, A350 XWB, A330 and A320 Family final assembly lines.  This enables visitors to appreciate Airbus’ current production activity while exploring aviation history at Aeroscopia. 

The museum features a collection of iconic...

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Handover of the first A350 XWB jetliner to Qatar Airways is scheduled for 22 December

19 December 2014

Airbus and Qatar Airways are set to open a new chapter in commercial aviation together with the official delivery of the world’s first customer A350-900 aircraft, which is planned for 22 December 2014 in Toulouse, France. Qatar Airways – the global launch customer for this highly efficient next-generation widebody jetliner type – has 80 total A350 XWB Family aircraft on order, including 43 A350-900s and 37 of the longer-fuselage A350-1000 versions. The carrier plans to commence commercial service with the A350 XWB between its Hamad International Airport hub in Doha, Qatar and Frankfurt,...

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