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The A350 XWB makes a big impression during its Asian demonstration tour

The latest member of Airbus’ market-leading widebody product line – the A350 XWB jetliner – took centre stage in the fast-growing Asian market during its successful 11-day demonstration tour, which was performed ahead of the first customer delivery, planned before year-end.

Using its MSN005 A350-90...

28 November 2014 Headline news

The latest member of Airbus’ market-leading widebody product line – the A350 XWB jetliner – took centre stage in the fast-growing Asian market during its successful 11-day demonstration tour, which was performed ahead of the first customer delivery, planned before year-end.

Using its MSN005 A350-900 developmental aircraft, Airbus debuted the A350 XWB – already a world traveler as a result of its certification and global route-proving campaigns – in five new Asian destinations: Seoul, Tokyo, Hanoi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, before it arrived back in Toulouse, France today.

Throughout this...

Airbus receives over 500 ideas for Fly Your Ideas student challenge

Teams at Airbus now selecting the best 100 concepts

17 December 2014 Press Release

Round One of Airbus’ global competition Fly Your Ideas has attracted worldwide entries on how the next generation will tackle the future challenges of aviation. Over 50 Airbus experts and innovators are now reviewing the more than 500 ideas submitted. Their mission is to select the 100 teams who merit a place in Round Two of the competition.

Ian Lane, Airbus Senior Expert and Fly Your Ideas assessor commented: “We passionately debate and review each idea. It is an absolute privilege and inspiration to see such imaginative, unrestrained thinking from the student teams.” He adds: “As aviation...

Finnair’s first A350 XWB takes shape

The first A350-900 for Finnair is taking shape in the Roger Béteille Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. Finnair will be the first European airline to fly the A350 XWB and the third operator in the world. Scheduled for delivery in autumn 2015 the aircraft is now in the fuselage section jo...

16 December 2014 Press Release

The first A350-900 for Finnair is taking shape in the Roger Béteille Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. Finnair will be the first European airline to fly the A350 XWB and the third operator in the world. Scheduled for delivery in autumn 2015 the aircraft is now in the fuselage section joining phase. 

Following this, the aircraft will move to wing junction, cabin installation and first power-on, all achieved in one single station. Once these phases are completed, the aircraft will undergo system tests, cabin completion, painting and engine installation before starting the...

AirAsia X places firm order for 55 A330neo

Carrier to benefit from even lower operating costs for long haul services

15 December 2014 Press Release

AirAsia X, the long haul affiliate of Asia’s largest low cost airline, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 55 A330neo aircraft. This is the largest single order to date for the best-selling A330 Family and reaffirms AirAsia X’s position as the biggest A330 airline customer worldwide, having now ordered a total of 91 aircraft. The announcement covers the firming up of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 50 A330neo signed during the Farnborough Air Show in July 2014, plus an additional five aircraft. Deliveries of the newly-ordered aircraft will begin

China needs over 5,300 new aircraft in the next 20 years

Chinese domestic traffic to become the world’s number one within 10 years

10 December 2014 Press Release

Airbus forecasts that China will need over 5,300 new passenger aircraft and freighters from 2014 to 2033, with a total market value of US$ 820 billion. It represents 17 per cent of the world total demand for over 31,000 new aircraft in the next 20 years. 

According to Airbus’ 2014-2033 Global Market Forecast, new deliveries of passenger and freight aircraft for China will be 5,363 over the next 20 years, including 3,567 single aisle aircraft, 1,477 twin-aisles and 319 very large aircraft.     

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LAN takes delivery of first A321

LAN Airlines, part of LATAM Airlines Group celebrated the arrival of its first A321 today at Santiago’s Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. This marks a significant milestone as LATAM Airlines affirms its regional and global presence as the largest A320 operator in Latin Ame

5 December 2014 Press Release

LAN Airlines, part of LATAM Airlines Group celebrated the arrival of its first A321 today at Santiago’s Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. This marks a significant milestone as LATAM Airlines affirms its regional and global presence as the largest A320 operator in Latin America. The aircraft, the first of 48 of its kind ordered by the airline, will be operated on domestic routes within Chile and joins LATAM Group’s existing fleet of nearly 230 A320 Family aircraft in operation. 

The A321 aircraft ordered by LAN have a one-cla

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Making a waste reduction difference at Airbus

24 November 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ significant efforts to help reduce waste at work are being highlighted during the European Week for Waste Reduction, which begins today to promote awareness-raising actions around sustainable resources and waste management.

At Airbus, the quantity of non-recycled waste was reduced by 24.8 per cent between 2011 and 2013 as the result of projects launched across the company, while the amount of mixed municipal waste was lowered by 16.3 per cent during the same timeframe.

Ongoing projects range from the improvement of titanium scrap management at Airbus’ St Eloi, France industrial...

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Time to “fly your ideas:” Airbus is accepting entries for the fourth edition of its student competition

12 November 2014

Students around the world are getting ready to “reach for the skies” with Airbus as the deadline for entering the company’s Fly Your Ideas 2015 contest approaches. Supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the biennial Fly Your Ideas competition challenges teams of 3-5 students to develop innovative concepts for aviation’s future. 

For Round 1, during which teams submit their ideas, Airbus will continue accepting registrations and project proposals by 1 December. At the end of three progressively challenging rounds, the winning team...

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