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Now 20 years “young,” Airbus’ Beluga airlifters show no signs of slowing down

Twenty years to the day since its maiden flight, the Beluga cargo aircraft continues to play an invaluable role in keeping the Airbus’ production and assembly network working at full output.  As the company ramps up production to meet a record order backlog, the Beluga’s airlifter fleet’s impor...

15 September 2014 Headline news

Twenty years to the day since its maiden flight, the Beluga cargo aircraft continues to play an invaluable role in keeping the Airbus’ production and assembly network working at full output.  As the company ramps up production to meet a record order backlog, the Beluga’s airlifter fleet’s importance – as well as its overall pace of operations – will grow accordingly.

Officially designated as the A300-600ST Super Transporter, the Beluga is a modified version of Airbus’ A300-600 passenger airliner, purpose-made to ferry crucial aircraft components among its network of European production...

A320neo Family sets new standards with 20% reduced fuel burn

A result of Airbus’ latest cabin innovations reinforced by further engine enhancements

23 September 2014 Press Release

The A320neo Family is reaching new heights, with increased fuel burn savings per seat further improved to 20% across the entire family by 2020. The 20% fuel burn saving is achieved through Airbus’ latest cabin innovations reinforced by further engine efficiency improvements.

“The A320neo Family keeps getting better as we are continuously innovating both in cabin productivity and engine efficiency to stay ahead of the game,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating...

Airbus Americas seeking next group of Liaison Engineers for Mobile Assembly Line

• Liaison Systems Engineer-Powerplant & Mechanical

• Liaison Systems Engineer-Cabin Systems

• Liaison Engineer-Structure

22 September 2014 Press Release

Airbus is looking for its next group of Liaison Engineers for three areas of its assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. The three job openings posted today are for Liaison Systems Engineers-Powerplant & Mechanical, Liaison Systems Engineers-Cabin Systems and Liaison Engineers-Structure.  

Liaison Systems Engineers will be responsible for providing engineering support during final assembly and delivery of A320 Family aircraft produced in the Mobile Assembly Line.

Liaison Engineers provide critical, time sensitive engineering support to Airbus production and are accountable for all...

IAG converts eight A330-200 options into firm orders

Iberia to become new operator of the efficient A330-200

22 September 2014 Press Release

IAG has decided to convert eight A330-200 options, previously announced, into firm orders for Spain’s flag carrier Iberia, which will become a new operator of the A330-200.  The aircraft will be delivered from the end 2015 and will be equipped with GE CF6 engines. Iberia’s all Airbus fleet already includes eight A330-300s.

“We are just delighted that Iberia has reconfirmed its confidence in the A330, and are extremely pleased to welcome them as a new operator of the A330-200 benefiting from the enhanced performance that the new 242 tonne version brings, while continuing to deliver the...

A350 XWB takes centre stage at Istanbul airshow 2014

Airbus products support the fast growing Turkish market

 

 

19 September 2014 Press Release

A350 XWB test aircraft MSN5 will fly to Turkey for the first time ever and be the star of Airbus’ presence at the 10th Istanbul airshow between September 25th-28th 2014 at the Istanbul Ataturk airport general aviation apron. Airbus is yet again bringing its newest  aircraft to the airshow having brought the A380 in recent years. The A380, Airbus’ flagship is ideally suited to regions with rapid traffic growth such as Turkey.

The A350 XWB will arrive on September 25th and be open to media and airline visitors during the morning of September 26th. The...

easyJet orders 27 more A320 aircraft

A320 Family delivers the best operating costs and passenger comfort

18 September 2014 Press Release

easyJet has placed an order for 27 additional current engine option A320s, taking its combined total order for the type to 315 aircraft. With an all Airbus fleet, easyJet selected the A320 Family aircraft as it delivers the best operating economics and the roomiest cabin for unequalled passenger comfort in the single aisle category.

"We are bringing new aircraft into the fleet as we continue to see a significant number of new profitable opportunities in our core markets in the near term and in order to maintain our cost advantage," said Carolyn McCall, easyJet Chief...

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A truly five-star experience – Qatar Airways’ A380 first-class cabin

15 September 2014 Feature story

Taking advantage of the A380’s unmatched double-deck roominess, Qatar Airways is continuing its focus on five-star service by configuring its state-of-the-art first class cabin to provide optimal comfort, space and service for its passengers.

Located on the aircraft’s upper deck, Qatar Airways initial A380 offers eight full-flat seats with a 90-inch pitch in first class, along with expansive entertainment options on individual 26-inch video screens.  

In addition, first-class passengers will have access to elegant lavatories on-board, along with a stylish lounge area for relaxing –...

News in brief

Airbus’ newest customer support centre begins operations in Malaysia

10 July 2014

Airbus Customer Services’ Malaysian-based subsidiary – Airbus Customer Services Sbn Bnd – has commenced operations, providing support to customers in close proximity to this fast-growing South East Asia region. Co-located with Sepang Aircraft Engineering near Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the new Malaysian center will offer services that cover the complete range of Airbus’ modern, efficient jetliner product line – with a focus on the A380 and A350 XWB.

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