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Building momentum: Vietnam Airlines becomes second operator of the game-changing A350 XWB

The operator base for Airbus’ new-generation A350 XWB is extending to East Asia with handover of the Xtra Wide Body jetliner to Vietnam Airlines. This aircraft will enter commercial revenue service later in the week, operated on lease from AerCap.

Today’s milestone delivery, celebrated during a cer...

30 June 2015 Headline news

The operator base for Airbus’ new-generation A350 XWB is extending to East Asia with handover of the Xtra Wide Body jetliner to Vietnam Airlines. This aircraft will enter commercial revenue service later in the week, operated on lease from AerCap.

Today’s milestone delivery, celebrated during a ceremony at Airbus facilities adjacent to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France, makes Vietnam Airlines the world’s second A350 XWB operator after the jetliner’s introduction in January by launch customer Qatar Airways.

With the A350 XWB in its fleet, Vietnam Airlines will bring a new level of service...

Vietnam Airlines signs first Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) agreement for A350 XWB

Ensuring the highest performance for Vietnam Airlines’ A350 fleet from day one

2 July 2015 Press Release

Vietnam Airlines has selected Airbus to provide Flight Hour Services (FHS) for its new fleet of 14 A350-900s on order. With this contract, Vietnam Airlines becomes the first A350 XWB operator to select Airbus FHS. The agreement, which will run for 12 years, provides an extensive scope including A350 line replaceable units (LRUs), guaranteed spare parts availability through a pool access service at Vietnam Airlines’ main base and selected outstations.

The signature of this FHS agreement took place on the occasion of the arrival of the first A350 XWB for Vietn

Vietnam Airlines becomes world’s second operator of the A350 XWB

New levels of comfort and efficiency for carrier’s long haul services

30 June 2015 Press Release

Vietnam Airlines has become the second airline in the world to operate the all-new A350 XWB, following a special ceremony in Toulouse today. The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to global lessor AerCap on lease to the airline for operation on long haul routes and is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi tomorrow. Altogether, Vietnam Airlines is set to acquire 14 A350 XWBs, including 10 ordered from Airbus and four from lessors.

Vietnam Airlines will inaugurate commercial service with the A350 XWB later this week, initially on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh domestic sector and then on non-stop flights from...

Airbus wins $57 billion of aircraft orders at Paris Air Show 2015

Market endorses Airbus’ most innovative products & services

18 June 2015 Press Release

During the 2015 Paris Air Show, Airbus won $57 billion worth of business for a total of 421 aircraft. The deals comprise firm orders for 124 aircraft worth $16.3 billion and commitments for 297 aircraft worth $40.7 billion.

In the widebody market, Airbus kicked-off the show with the announcement of the first operator for the new A330 Regional, with Saudi Arabian Airlines taking 20 on lease from IAFC, a leading lessor in the Middle East. The A330 Regional will enable airlines to serve fast-growing domestic and regional routes at least cost and maximum efficiency.

The A350 XWB continues to...

Wizz Air signs for 110 A321neo aircraft

Single largest A321 order

18 June 2015 Press Release

Wizz Air, the largest low cost carrier serving Eastern and Central Europe, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the biggest single order for the popular A321neo aircraft. The deal signed at the 51st Le Bourget International Paris Air Show pushes NEO orders and commitments beyond 4,000. Significantly the order includes the latest A321neo Airbus Cabin Flex configuration with 239 seats in 18 inch comfort standard.

Currently Wizz Air operates 61 aircraft on one of Central and Eastern Europe’s most extensive networks with over 380 routes from 22 bases.

“Thanks to our...

Paris Airshow: Strong endorsement for “Services by Airbus”

• Seamlessly integrating Airbus' complete portfolio of aircraft lifecycle services;

• Enhancing the superiority of Airbus fleets with innovative solutions and most efficient technologies.

18 June 2015 Press Release

Paris Airshow 2015 – ‘Services by Airbus’ (SBA), the continuity of Airbus’ complete portfolio encompassing all aircraft lifecycle solutions, has been successful during the show, demonstrated by achievements across its broad spectrum of offerings. SBA covers six key pillars: Training, Flight Operations; Upgrades; Engineering & Maintenance e-solutions; Material & Supply Chain; and Flight Hours & Tailored Support Package services. Through this approach, customers will benefit from the full range of capabilities and expertise of Airbus, its network and ventures, including SATA

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Remembering Jacques Rosay: A true pilot among pilots

15 June 2015 Feature story

At the Paris Air Show this week, Airbus is remembering and honouring its long-time test pilot Jacques Rosay, who made significant contributions to the company’s success and was the first pilot to fly Airbus’ A380 aircraft.   

He held various roles at the company, including Vice President – Chief Test Pilot of Airbus’ flight test division, and tested more than 150 types of military and civilian aircraft during his life.  Rosay passed away on 12 June 2015 at the age of 66.

Rosay was a down-to-earth, humble pilot, who notably brought his bicycle in the car him when driving...

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Innovation and leadership on display: Airbus at the 2015 Paris Air Show

4 June 2015

Airbus will showcase its highly-efficient families of commercial aircraft – which range from 100 to more than 500 seats – and continuous technological innovations at this year’s Paris Air Show, which runs from 15-21 June.

The company’s market-leading widebody product line will be out in “full force” on the grounds of Le Bourget Airport near Paris – with four total A350 XWB and A380 aircraft appearing during the event. Qatar Airways – the next-generation A350 XWB’s launch customer – will display one of its A350-900s, along with an A380. These jetliners are to be joined by two Airbus in-house...

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