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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...

Aerolineas Argentinas receives first of four new A330-200s on order

Versatile, flexible, economic A330s to fuel Airline’s fleet renewal

2 March 2015 Press Release

Argentina’s flagship carrier, Aerolineas Argentinas, has taken delivery of their first new, directly purchased Airbus A330-200 aircraft as a part of the carrier’s fleet renewal strategy. The aircraft, equipped with GE engines, joins the airline’s existing fleet of 11 Airbus widebody aircraft, comprising four A330-200s and seven A340s.

“The addition of this new A330-200 to our wide body family will enable Aerolineas Argentinas, to redefine its long-haul network and enhance its international service offering,” said Dr. Mariano Recalde, President of Aerolineas Argentinas. “This new A330 not...

Airbus A350 XWB – Welcome and “Grüß Gott” in Munich

First visit of an A350 XWB to Munich International Airport

27 February 2015 Press Release

The A350 MSN2, one of Airbus’ five A350 XWB test aircraft, landed on Thursday evening at Munich International airport for the first time. Munich is one of the biggest Lufthansa and Star Alliance hubs worldwide. Lufthansa has 25 Airbus A350 XWB on order. The flight on Thursday landed with 90 international journalists on board who attended the Airbus Group Annual Results Press conference on Friday in Munich.

The A350 XWB is an efficient medium-capacity long-range wide-body aircraft. With a range of up to 8,000 nm / 14,800 km. it is available in 2 basic passeng

Airbus increases A320 rate, adjusts A330 for NEO transition

Airbus has decided to further increase the production rate for its very successful A320 Family to 50 aircraft per month from Q1 2017, matching market demand. Additionally, Airbus is adjusting the A330 production rate to six a month from Q1 2016 as it transitions towards the A330neo.

“As an aircraft...

27 February 2015 Press Release

Airbus has decided to further increase the production rate for its very successful A320 Family to 50 aircraft per month from Q1 2017, matching market demand. Additionally, Airbus is adjusting the A330 production rate to six a month from Q1 2016 as it transitions towards the A330neo.

“As an aircraft manufacturer, it is our role, for our employees, partners, customers and investors to anticipate market demands whilst delivering on orders and managing revenues,” said Didier Evrard, Executive Vice President Programmes. “Given the success of the A320 Family, both CEO and NEO, we work closely with...

Airbus A350 XWB makes its “première” in Paris

Xtra mature, reliable, innovative, efficient, comfortable

26 February 2015 Press Release

The A350 MSN2, one of Airbus’ five A350 XWB test aircraft, has landed today at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport for the first time ever. The aircraft will continue its journey from Paris to Munich this evening, with media guests on board travelling to the Airbus Group Annual Results conference taking place on the 27th February.

The A350 XWB is an efficient medium-capacity long-range wide-body aircraft. With a range of up to 8,000 nm / 14,800 km. it is available in 2 basic passenger versions: the A350-900 seating 315 passenger and the A350-1000 for 369 in a typical two-class...

Airbus selects the 100 teams for Round Two of the Fly Your Ideas global student challenge

Strong showing from Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas

19 February 2015 Press Release

After a thorough evaluation process by over 50 Airbus experts and innovators judging more than 500 ideas, Airbus has selected the 100 teams that have made it into Round Two of the fourth edition of the global student competition Fly Your Ideas organised in partnership with UNESCO.

The competition is dominated by teams registered in India (17 teams), UK (10), USA (8), France (7), as well as China and Hong Kong (6) and Australia (5). The 100 teams comprise of 413 students representing 48 different nationalities. Thanks to a strong drive from Airbus to encourage more diversity, 71% of teams are...

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Focus on innovation: building your own cockpit

4 March 2015 Feature story

Andre, whose work at the time centred on cockpit-related research and technology, believed that an inexpensive and easily-available mock-up would be extremely useful for early testing of ideas. “After a trip to look at some furniture (at IKEA), it occurred to me that a simple-to-construct, wooden version of a cockpit would do the job very well,” he explained. 

The idea stuck with Andre, however he didn’t take action until a couple of years later after a visit to Airbus ProtoSpace in Toulouse – a facility that enables and encourages innovators, and has the prototyping equipment needed...

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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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