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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...

New Airbus aircraft list prices for 2015

Price adjustment for Airbus’ modern, comprehensive and fuel-efficient aircraft Family

13 January 2015 Press Release

Airbus has increased the average list prices of its aircraft by 3.27 per cent across the product line. The new pricing is effective from January 1st 2015. The 3.27 per cent price increase has been calculated according to Airbus’ standard escalation formula over the January 2014 to January 2015 period, and enables Airbus to continue to enhance its profitability.

“Our new 2015 pricing reaffirms the value of Airbus’ modern, comprehensive and fuel-efficient aircraft family,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “We continue to see strong dema

Airbus launches A321neo with true transatlantic capability

ALC first to commit to Airbus’ increased range option

13 January 2015 Press Release

Airbus has officially launched the A321neo with 97 tonnes Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW) having secured the first commitment from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The Los Angeles based lessor signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 30 more A321neo, upsizing its commitments at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow from 60 to 90 and becoming the launch customer for Airbus’ increased range option.

The A321neo 97t will have, with 4,000nm, the longest range of any single aisle airliner available today and tomorrow, making it ideally suited to transatlantic routes and will allow airlines to tap into...

Airbus exceeds targets in 2014 and prepares for the future

. Incremental innovation rewarded by A320neo & A330neo market success

. Highest number of Airbus Widebody airliners delivered

. Industry record backlog of 6,386 aircraft secures Airbus’ long term outlook.

13 January 2015 Press Release

Airbus has exceeded its targets for 2014, achieving a new record of 629 aircraft deliveries for 89 customers of which eight are new, comprising 490 A320 Family aircraft, 108 A330s, 30 A380s and also our first A350 XWB. This production achievement means that Airbus’ aircraft deliveries in 2014 were up for the 13th year in a row, surpassing the previous record set in 2013.

Airbus also achieved 1,456 net orders from 67 customers (of which 14 are new) – our second best year ever, comprising 1,321 single aisle aircraft and 135 widebodies. As a result, by year end, the backlog had...

First 242 tonne take-off weight A330 successfully completes first flight

Key milestone for the latest evolution of the popular A330 Family

Paves the way for entry into service in 2015 with launch customer Delta Air Lines.

12 January 2015 Press Release

The first 242 tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) variant of the A330 has successfully completed its maiden flight, landing back in Toulouse-Blagnac Airport following a 3 hours and 30 minutes flight.

Didier Evrard, Airbus Executive Vice President Head of Programmes said: “I congratulate the whole team in charge of the A330 242 tonnes weight variant for making this day happen ahead of schedule. We are on track to deliver this new higher weight variant in 2015 to launch customer Delta Air Lines, who will also be the launch customer for the A330neo.”

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China Aircraft Leasing Company firms up order for 100 A320 Family

Major endorsement for Airbus single-aisles in world’s leading growth region

12 January 2015 Press Release

China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC), the leading independent aircraft operating lessor in China, firmed up its contract in December 2014 with Airbus for 100 A320 Family aircraft. The order comprises 74 A320neo, 16 A320ceo and 10 A321ceo. Including this new order, CALC’s total backlog with Airbus stands at 140 A320 Family aircraft.

“Adding these A320 Family aircraft, including the latest generation A320neo to our portfolio, means we can fully meet all our customers’ requirements in terms of low fuel burn, high reliability and unbeatable comfort,” said Dr Mi

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

28 January 2015 Feature story

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 aircraft displayed in its exhibition hall and paved grounds, including an A300B – the landmark widebody twin-engine jetliner that launched Airbus – a “Super Guppy” outsized transporter used by Airbus to...

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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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