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A strong performance in 2016 positions Airbus Commercial Aircraft for the future

Airbus Commercial Aircraft enters 2017 on a strong competitive footing, having met the 2016 jetliner delivery goals and logging an order volume last year that exceeded the year’s target and raised backlog to a new industry record; all while positioning itself as a more efficient, innovative company ...

11 January 2017 Headline news

Airbus Commercial Aircraft enters 2017 on a strong competitive footing, having met the 2016 jetliner delivery goals and logging an order volume last year that exceeded the year’s target and raised backlog to a new industry record; all while positioning itself as a more efficient, innovative company offering a broader range of services to customers. 

Fabrice Brégier, President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, said the record of 688 aircraft deliveries in 2016 confirmed that the company's largest production ramp-up ever is “well and truly underway, and gathering momentum.” For new business...

Airbus premiers at ITB Berlin Travel Show (8-12 March)

• Empowering passengers to make best choices when travelling by air

• iflyA380.com website and cabin differentiation trends exhibited

27 February 2017 Press Release

Every year, over 3.5 billion passengers travel by plane, and while most carefully plan their itineraries, until now they were unable to select the aircraft or cabin experience of their own choosing.  

Airbus has set out to change this. The world’s leading aircraft manufacturer will empower the flying public by offering a range of initiatives enabling passengers to put their choices first. These will be presented at the ITB Berlin Travel Show, the world’s largest travel trade fair, on 8-12 March. Airbus Activities at ITB include:

    SoftBank Team Japan unveils AC Class yacht featuring Airbus expertise

    SoftBank Team Japan gets a step closer to the 2017 America’s cup racing with the roll-out of their new AC Class yacht embedding Airbus know-how. The unveiling event took place on February 25th in Bermuda.

    Airbus has been supporting America’s Cup challenger SoftBank Team Japan (STJ) as a technology ...

    27 February 2017 Press Release

    SoftBank Team Japan gets a step closer to the 2017 America’s cup racing with the roll-out of their new AC Class yacht embedding Airbus know-how. The unveiling event took place on February 25th in Bermuda.

    Airbus has been supporting America’s Cup challenger SoftBank Team Japan (STJ) as a technology partner since October 2015 by providing engineering expertise already recognised through its Innovation Partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA.

    As part of this partnership, Airbus’ knowledge in fields such as aerodynamics, instrumentation, simulation, composites, structures and data analysis have been...

    Citilink becomes first airline in Indonesia to operate A320neo

    Combining new levels of efficiency and with longer range capability

    24 February 2017 Press Release

    Citilink, the low cost unit of Garuda Indonesia, has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 35 A320neo set to enter service with the carrier.

    Citilink has selected CFM Leap-1A engines to power its A320neo fleet, which will be operated on its domestic network, and new international services to China and the Middle East.

    Seating 180 passengers in a single class layout, the A320neo joins an existing fleet of 44 A320ceo aircraft flying with the carrier.

    The A320neo “new engine option” incorporates many innovations,...

    Air India becomes latest A320neo operator

    Air India has become the latest A320neo operator after taking delivery of the first of 14 aircraft leased from Kuwait headquartered ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company, becoming the first CFM powered NEO operator in India. The delivery is also the first NEO for ALAFCO from an order for 85 A320...

    16 February 2017 Press Release

    Air India has become the latest A320neo operator after taking delivery of the first of 14 aircraft leased from Kuwait headquartered ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company, becoming the first CFM powered NEO operator in India. The delivery is also the first NEO for ALAFCO from an order for 85 A320neo Family. The A320neo will join Air India’s existing fleet of 66 A320 Family aircraft.

    Through a network of over 45 Indian suppliers, more than 6,000 professionals in India contribute directly and indirectly to all Airbus programmes and every aircraft produced today is partly made in India. The...

    ORACLE TEAM USA and Airbus: warming up for the final race

    New flying AC Class yacht marks two years of successful Innovation

    15 February 2017 Press Release

    ORACLE TEAM USA have unveiled their new yacht developed in collaboration with Airbus that will race the America’s Cup in June 2017. The American AC Class catamaran embeds many innovations as the result of a two year partnership between the two engineering design leaders where Airbus is Official Innovation Partner of ORACLE TEAM USA.

    “The new AC Class yacht really displays what a leading sailing champion and a leading aircraft manufacturer can achieve together. We share the science of aerodynamics and we are all very proud of both teams for their pioneering spirit and engagement to excel in...

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    Aircraft lifecycle from design to operations

    27 February 2017 Feature story

    When the A350-1000 and A330neo (new engine option) enter service as Airbus’ latest jetliner family members, these aircraft will have completed a comprehensive process called the development lifecycle. 

    The lifecycle’s guiding principle is to provide “key deliverables” at each milestone – which are known as Maturity Gates (MGs), from MG1 to MG15. 

    Once an aircraft’s need is established in response to market demand, the Feasibility Phase (MG1-MG3) is when the programme's overall objectives and assumptions are defined, and the basic architecture and decision solution rankings are...

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    Celebrating the “Airbus family spirit” on International Civil Aviation Day

    7 December 2016

    In celebration of today’s International Civil Aviation Day, Airbus has released a video showing its jetliner family in action – underscoring how the company is shaping the future of air transportation with its comprehensive product line of modern jetliners.

    Timed with a yearly worldwide observance of the aviation industry’s benefits, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly for December 7, the five-minute Airbus video takes a behind-the-scenes look as the...

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