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Shining brightly at Le Bourget: Airbus wraps up a successful Paris Air Show

Airbus’ active 2015 International Paris Air Show underscored the firm endorsement of its comprehensive, highly-efficient and market-leading product line, which provides unmatched cabin comfort and environmental performance, all backed by the company’s dedication to customer service.

Firm orders and...

19 June 2015 Headline news

Airbus’ active 2015 International Paris Air Show underscored the firm endorsement of its comprehensive, highly-efficient and market-leading product line, which provides unmatched cabin comfort and environmental performance, all backed by the company’s dedication to customer service.

Firm orders and commitments for 421 Airbus aircraft worth more than $57 billion (at list prices) were announced during the week – comprising commercial activity from across its market-leading widebody and single-aisle product lines and representing one of its best-ever showings at this biennial aviation...

Kuwait Airways receives its first A330-200

Fleet upgrade continues with the world’s most versatile wide-body

25 June 2015 Press Release

Kuwait Airways has taken delivery of its first A330-200, becoming a new operator for the type. In February 2014, Kuwait Airways announced the lease of 12 Airbus aircraft including 7 A320ceo and 5 A330-200s in addition to the purchase of 25 aircraft including 10 A350-900 and 15 A320neo Family aircraft marking the start of a major fleet renewal plan.

Kuwait Airways’ first A330-200 accommodates a three-class configuration of 17 full-sleeper first class modules, 30 very high-comfort business and 165 latest standard economy seats, a combination that shows a cle

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...

Manufacturing of THAI’s first A350 XWB well underway

Manufacturing of the first A350 XWB for Thai Airways International (THAI) is advancing well, with major components progressing towards the start of final assembly in October 2015. First delivery of Airbus’ latest generation widebody airliner to THAI is scheduled in mid-2016.

 

THAI will acquire a t...

18 June 2015 Press Release

Manufacturing of the first A350 XWB for Thai Airways International (THAI) is advancing well, with major components progressing towards the start of final assembly in October 2015. First delivery of Airbus’ latest generation widebody airliner to THAI is scheduled in mid-2016.

THAI will acquire a total of 12 A350 XWB aircraft, with four on direct order and eight on lease. The airline will be able to operate these aircraft on long-haul services to Europe and in Asia.

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Airbus and JAMCO to introduce new rear-galley option for A350 XWB

- Increased Cabin Efficiency for A350 operators while maintaining high passenger comfort

- JAMCO becomes a ‘Tier One’ cabin supplier and risk-sharing partner to Airbus

17 June 2015 Press Release

Airbus and JAMCO have signed an agreement for the development, manufacture, supply and support of a new aft galley and lavatory module option for the A350 XWB aircraft Family. The new galley arrangement, which will accommodate up to 16 trolleys and two lavatories integrated into the rear fuselage section, will become available from 2018 to airline customers as a ‘supplier-furnished-equipment’ (SFE) offering. With this SFE contract, JAMCO becomes a ‘Tier One’ cabin supplier and risk-sharing partner to Airbus. 

The new module is called “ICE Rear Galley”, in which the acronym...

Synergy commits to 62 A320neo Family aircraft

Once firm, order will mark over 400 A320neo sold in Latin America

17 June 2015 Press Release

Synergy Aerospace Corporation, Avianca’s largest shareholder and owner of Avianca Brasil, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 62 A320neo Family aircraft. The agreement paves the way for Avianca Brasil to base its fleet renewal and network growth strategy on the A320neo Family.

“These 62 A320neo aircraft will make it possible for Avianca Brasil to take an important leap toward growing and modernizing its fleet, while improving passenger experience,” said German Efromovich, Chairman of Synergy. “Thanks to their excellent eco-efficiency, reliability and comfort,...

Featured story

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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