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On schedule: Airbus’ A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines receives Type Certification

The A320neo (new engine option) Family is one step closer to meeting its commitment of delivering the lowest operating costs of any single-aisle jetliners with today’s certification of the Pratt & Whitney-powered A320neo variant.

Completing a 14-month flight test programme on time, the Pure Po...

24 November 2015 Headline news

The A320neo (new engine option) Family is one step closer to meeting its commitment of delivering the lowest operating costs of any single-aisle jetliners with today’s certification of the Pratt & Whitney-powered A320neo variant.

Completing a 14-month flight test programme on time, the Pure Power PW1100G-JM engine-equipped A320neo was approved by both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – becoming the first NEO version to earn Type Certification. 

“This is a great day for the NEO,” said Klaus Roewe, Airbus Senior Vice President...

Airbus A320neo receives joint EASA and FAA Type Certification

Paving the way to first delivery

24 November 2015 Press Release

The world's best-selling single aisle aircraft, the A320neo, has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 24th November 2015. The certified aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines.

JetBlue becomes launch customer of “Maintenance Mobility”

from the unique expertise and capabilities from Airbus and its affiliated family companies.

20 November 2015 Press Release

JetBlue has become the launch customer for Airbus’ “Maintenance Mobility” offering following a contract recently signed with Airbus. Maintenance Mobility allows the airline mechanics to have all the technical information they need on iPads. Maintenance Mobility is one of several services in the Smarter Fleet cloud-based services platform developed by Airbus in partnership with IBM. The agreement with JetBlue covers the integration of the Maintenance Mobility services into the airline’s maintenance information system (MIS), as well as the software and data hosting over a five-ye

Airbus Corporate Jets offers wider computerised maintenance choice

Combines Airbus and CAMP expertise to benefit customers

18 November 2015 Press Release

Airbus corporate jet customers and operators can now benefit from a wider range of computerised maintenance planning services, following an agreement concluded with CAMP. Acropolis Aviation of the UK, currently offering an Airbus ACJ319 for VVIP charter and the launch customer for the ACJ320neo, has become the first customer for the new service.

Airbus, as the manufacturer, defines the maintenance tasks that operators need to carry out to ensure the continued airworthiness of each of its modern aircraft families. These tasks are typically broken down into digit

easyJet orders an additional 36 A320 Family aircraft

Cumulative orders surpass 450 A320 Family aircraft

17 November 2015 Press Release

easyJet has signed a firm order for a further 36 A320 Family aircraft taking its cumulative order for the type to 451. The agreement for six A320ceo and 30 A320neo makes easyJet one of the world’s biggest airline customers for the A320ceo Family with 321 ordered and also for the A320neo with 130 on order.

In the year that easyJet celebrates its 20th anniversary, earlier in April 2015, the airline took delivery of its 250th A320 aircraft. As with other recent deliveries to easyJet, the A320 is equipped with the latest technology and fuel-saving Sharklets.

“Our mission...

Airbus Corporate Jets expands support offering

Broader service centre network extends customer care

17 November 2015 Press Release

Airbus is enhancing the way that it cares for corporate jet customers and operators around the world, by expanding the capabilities and reach of its service centre network.

The expanded network comprises companies that are owned or controlled by Airbus, as well as independent ones that it has approved. Its capabilities will include line and heavy maintenance, cabin-refurbishing, and cabin and system upgrades.

The Service Centre network currently comprises the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) in Toulouse, Sepang Aircraft Engineeri

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Approved: American Airlines captain becomes the first FAA-certified A350 XWB pilot.

30 October 2015 Feature story

It was all smiles for American Airlines’ John Dudley, as he became the first airline pilot certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB jetliner. 

“I’ve been waiting for this moment for eight years,” Dudley said at the Airbus training centre in Toulouse, France. “Being an A350 XWB captain is a dream come true, and being the first airline captain to receive FAA Type Rating for the aircraft is a special honour.” 

Dudley has had a long and close connection with the latest member of Airbus’ market-leading widebody product line based...

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Building tomorrow’s leaders: Airbus Little Engineer initiative fosters talent development

12 November 2015

With a focus on the future, Airbus is successfully spreading its spirit of innovation through a programme that inspires students in the Middle East and North Africa region to pursue careers in the aerospace industry. 

This initiative – called Airbus Little Engineer – has been a strong success from the start in 2012. It has attracted more than 2,000 students to date for specially tailored workshops in such countries as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Sri-Lanka, Morocco, Lebanon and Oman. 

Designed to inspire the next generation of professionals that will...




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