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“Touchdown”! The Airbus team scores with the historic first delivery from its U.S. A320 Family final assembly line

In a festive American football-themed ceremony held today, Airbus marked the official handover of its first A320 Family aircraft produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama. 

Appropriately, the no. 1 aircraft was delivered to U.S.-based JetBlue – a milestone that unde...

25 April 2016 Headline news

In a festive American football-themed ceremony held today, Airbus marked the official handover of its first A320 Family aircraft produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama. 

Appropriately, the no. 1 aircraft was delivered to U.S.-based JetBlue – a milestone that underscored the strong global “team” behind Airbus’ position as a leading aircraft manufacturer that remains close to its customer base around the world. 

JetBlue operates a predominately Airbus fleet, including 130 A320s and 26 A321s. The carrier designated its milestone U.S.-built A321...

Delta Orders 37 A321s

Third Delta A321ceo order in three years

29 April 2016 Press Release

Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.) – based Delta Air Lines has placed an order for 37 A321ceo aircraft. This order follows previous Delta orders for the Current Engine Option version of the largest Airbus A320 Family member in 2013 and 2014. Delta took delivery of its first A321 in March 2016. Including that aircraft and today’s announcement, Delta has ordered a total of 82 A321s. Each will be powered by CFM56  engines from CFM International.

"The Airbus A320 family of aircraft continues to be a cost-efficient, reliable and customer-pleasing mainstay of our narrowbody fleet," said Ed...

China Eastern Airlines orders 20 Airbus A350 XWB

Endorsement pushes Airbus’ A350 XWB firm order book above 800

29 April 2016 Press Release

China Eastern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900 aircraft, making the airline the latest customer for the aircraft.

“The introduction of the latest generation A350 XWB aircraft demonstrates that the partnership between China Eastern Airlines and Airbus has embarked on a new phase. The introduction of A350 XWB will play a very important role in promoting our operational capability, profitability and service brand on our international long haul routes and opening a new chapter in the international development of China Eastern Airlines,” said Liu Shaoyong,...

Philippine Airlines finalises order for the A350 XWB

Future flagship of airline’s long haul fleet for services to US and Europe

29 April 2016 Press Release

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has finalised a purchase agreement with Airbus covering the firm order of six A350-900s, plus six options. The contract firms up a Memorandum of Understanding announced earlier this year during the Singapore Airshow.

The A350 XWB will become the flagship of PAL’s future long haul fleet and will be configured with a premium three class layout. The airline will operate the aircraft on non-stop flights to the US, as well as on services to new destinations in Europe. 

“We are pleased to finalise this important order and are now defining the final layout for the...

Air Côte D’Ivoire orders two A320neos and two A320s

First order of the A320neo in Africa

28 April 2016 Press Release

Air Côte D’Ivoire, the national airline of Ivory Coast based in Abidjan, has signed a firm order for two A320neo and two A320 aircraft. The agreement makes Air Côte D’Ivoire the first African airline to order the A320neo. The airline’s first purchase agreement directly with Airbus also makes Air Côte D’Ivoire a new customer. 

Air Côte D’Ivoire selected the A320 Family for its wider cabin, low operating costs and excellent fuel efficiency. The airline has selected CFM engines for their A320 fleet. Air Côte D’Ivoire currently operates five Airbus aircraft on lease; 4 A319s and 1...

Airbus delivers its first aircraft produced in the USA

JetBlue receives A321 from Airbus team in Mobile, Alabama

25 April 2016 Press Release

The first ever delivery of an aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility took place today, April 25th, in Mobile, Alabama. The entire team of employees from the American assembly line gathered to present their very first completed product, an Airbus A321, to JetBlue. On hand for the occasion were executives from Airbus, JetBlue senior management, including President and CEO Robin Hayes, and a broad collection of dignitaries from the Gulf Coast region.

“I am immensely proud to be here to participate in this first delivery from Mobile,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief...

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Airbus leverages innovation to improve the conductivity of aircraft electrical systems

22 April 2016 Feature story

Marking a technological first for Airbus, the company has implemented a new industrial process that uses laser stripping to improve the return current from an aircraft’s electrical systems. This solution was applied by the A350 XWB project teams at Airbus’ Saint-Nazaire plant in France.

On the A350 XWB’s centre fuselage section, all electrical systems are assembled outside of the aircraft, then integrated as a single unit throughout. In addition to this assembly, electrical tracks called “raceways” – which carry the return current – are installed, with all connection points stripped to...

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Reach new heights with Airbus-branded merchandise

29 March 2016

The revitalized “Let’s shop Airbus” official store is now on-line, offering a full collection of branded apparel, accessories, scale models, collectables and other items for aviation enthusiasts of all ages.

Open 24 hours a day at www.airbus-shop.com, the available merchandise includes plastic models representing the company’s best-selling commercial jetliners; clothing and apparel ranging from caps, shirts and jackets to stylish cashmere scarves; along with lanyards, key rings, watches, headsets and luggage. Shoppers also can stay connected with the...

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