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Made in the U.S. by a global team: The Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility is open for business

Airbus and the newest members of its global team are “getting to work… together” – as the company officially inaugurated its first U.S. manufacturing facility: an A320 Family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. 

It was a red, white and blue theme today as the company welcomed the world ins...

14 September 2015 Headline news

Airbus and the newest members of its global team are “getting to work… together” – as the company officially inaugurated its first U.S. manufacturing facility: an A320 Family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. 

It was a red, white and blue theme today as the company welcomed the world inside the main hangar of its new U.S. Manufacturing Facility – where two A321 jetliners have entered final assembly at the site – with a ceremony that highlighted the importance of the plant to Airbus’ global presence, the local community and the U.S.

“Today is a moment of pride for all Airbus...

Finnair becomes first European A350 XWB operator

Offering a new generation flying experience for passengers

7 October 2015 Press Release

Finnair has taken delivery in Toulouse of the first of 19 A350 XWBs on order, thus becoming the first European operator and the third worldwide of the all-new airliner. The aircraft is configured in a premium three-class layout, with 297 seats, comprising 46 Business Class, 43 Economy Comfort and 208 Economy.

Finnair will commence commercial services with the A350 XWB later this week, with a European tour starting at Amsterdam and Oslo on October 9th. Furthermore, on the 21st of November 2015, non-stop long-haul A350 XWB flights will start from Helsinki

Air China takes delivery of its 50th A330

Flag carrier becomes China’s first to operate the longer range 242 tonnes version

30 September 2015 Press Release

China’s flag carrier Air China has taken delivery of its 50th A330 in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, an A330-300 is the first 242 tonnes maximum take-off-weight (MTOW) version to be operated by a Chinese airline. The increased MTOW allows airlines to operate longer range at improved operating costs.

Displaying a special livery to celebrate...

Airbus starts assembly of the first A350-1000

Fuselage assembly begins in Hamburg and Saint-Nazaire

25 September 2015 Press Release

Less than one year after delivering the first A350 XWB (-900), the first A350-1000 is taking shape with the assembly start of the first fuselage major components at Airbus plants in Hamburg and Saint-Nazaire.

The forward fuselage section has been delivered by Premium Aerotec to Airbus in Hamburg where it will be equipped before being flown to Saint-Nazaire on board the Beluga. The nose fuselage section has been delivered by Stelia Aerospace to Airbus in Saint-Nazaire for assembly and equipping. The forward and nose fuselage sections will then be joined together in Saint-Nazaire to form the...

China Eastern Airlines receives its 50th A330

Airbus’ best-selling A330 widebody supports China Eastern’s impressive growth

21 September 2015 Press Release

China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its 50th A330 aircraft at a ceremony celebrated on Friday 18th in Toulouse, France. Powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines, the A330-200 features a comfortable two class cabin layout seating 30 passengers in business class and 203 in economy.

“We are very happy to take delivery of this 50th A330. It symbolically represents our 30 years of partnership with Airbus. With high efficiency, high economic performance and unrivalled comfort, the A330 gives our passengers an unrivalled flying experience,” said Ma Xulun,...

SAS receives new A330-300 version with longer range

First airline in Europe to receive the A330-300 242-tonne version

21 September 2015 Press Release

Scandinavian Airlines is the first European airline to receive the new A330-300 242-tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) variant. The aircraft was delivered to SAS during a ceremony held at Airbus in Toulouse, France. SAS has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power its new A330-300.

Launched in 2012 as Airbus’ latest evolution to the twin-engine widebody A330 Family, the increased take-off weight A330-200 and A330-300 incorporate a new aerodynamic package, engine improvements and an optional centre fuel tank (the latter for the A330-300 version). These upgrades allow for an extended...

Featured story

Services by Airbus: going for growth

8 September 2015 Feature story

A new business unit called “Services by Airbus” has been launched within Airbus’ Customer Services operation, bringing a more integrated approach for worldwide operators and reinforcing the company’s service offering that keeps its market-leading jetliners competitive on every level.

“Our customers want to maintain, upgrade and operate their fleets, as well as train their crews to the highest standards with minimal disruption,” explained Laurent Martinez, leader of the business unit.  “Our integrated services offer can make a real difference. For them the cost of operating is just as...

News in brief

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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