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Xtra! Xtra! Airbus’ A350-1000 jetliner completes its historic first flight

The maiden flight of Airbus’ A350-1000 – the latest member of the all-new A350 XWB widebody family that is shaping the future of long-haul airline operations – has initiated a fast-paced test and certification programme leading to the jetliner’s service entry next year.

During more than 4 hours alo...

24 November 2016 Headline news

The maiden flight of Airbus’ A350-1000 – the latest member of the all-new A350 XWB widebody family that is shaping the future of long-haul airline operations – has initiated a fast-paced test and certification programme leading to the jetliner’s service entry next year.

During more than 4 hours aloft today, this longest-fuselage version of the A350 XWB demonstrated the performance and efficiency that will be appreciated by airline and aircraft leasing customers worldwide – 11 of which already have ordered 195 A350-1000s from the Middle East, North America, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the...

Aircalin orders two A330neo and two A320neo aircraft

New Caledonia selects world’s most fuel-efficient aircraft to upgrade its fleet

29 November 2016 Press Release

Aircalin, the Noumea based carrier in the French territory of New Caledonia has signed an agreement (MoU) for two A320neo single-aisle and two A330-900 wide-body aircraft. The agreement was finalised and signed at a ceremony in the capital Noumea attended by airline officials and Airbus executives.

The A320neo engine choice will be made at a later date as will the cabin configuration of both aircraft types. The A320neo will be deployed on existing regional routes to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. With the A330neo, Aircalin will boost services to Japan for onward connections...

WTO delivers knockout blow to Boeing’s record-breaking subsidies with historic ruling

• Extends the WTO’s earlier condemnation of massive illegal subsidies to Boeing to 26 billion USD in the form of wholly non-refundable corporate welfare. This is the single largest state-level instance of corporate welfare in US history.

• The subsidy package condemned by today’s report is large en...

28 November 2016 Press Release

Today’s report from the World Trade Organization (WTO) Panel (DS487) confirms that the United States has ignored international trade rules by permitting illegal subsidies to Boeing, this time targeted at the 777X aircraft.  The Panel found Washington State’s multi-billion dollar subsidy regime for Boeing to include “prohibited” subsidies, which in the Panel’s words belong to “a special category… which Members have deemed to create such trade distortions that they are proscribed,” because they are “specifically designed to affect trade.”   

“The United Stat

First A350-1000 successfully completes first flight

Flight test campaign benefitting from the A350-900 experience and maturity;

Three test aircraft to perform all flight testing in under one year;

Development on track for entry into service scheduled for the second half of 2017.

24 November 2016 Press Release

The first of three A350-1000 development aircraft to fly – MSN059 – has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France at 15.00hrs local time after successfully completing its first flight which lasted four hours and 18 minutes.

The crew in the cockpit on board this flight comprised: Hugues van der Stichel, Experimental Test Pilot; Frank Chapman, Experimental Test Pilot and Gérard Maisonneuve, Test-Flight Engineer. Furthermore, monitoring all the test parameters at the Flight-Test-Instrumentation (FTI) station...

First A350-1000 becomes airborne for its maiden flight

· Flight-test programme now underway;

· Three development aircraft will prepare A350-1000 programme for certification.

24 November 2016 Press Release

The first A350-1000 took off this morning for its maiden flight at Blagnac in Toulouse, France at 10.42 hrs local time. The A350-1000 is Airbus’ largest and most powerful twin-engined airliner ever – and the world’s most fuel efficient large widebody. Equipped with specially developed Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 turbofans, the A350-1000’s first flight is taking place...

Peach Aviation orders 10 A320neo and three A320ceo

Airline to become first low cost carrier in Japan to operate A320neo

18 November 2016 Press Release

Japan’s Peach Aviation has signed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 10 A320neo and three A320ceo.  The order was announced at a signing ceremony in Tokyo today, attended by Shinichi Inoue, Managing Director and CEO, Peach Aviation and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. 

The newly-ordered aircraft will join an existing A320 Family fleet at Peach currently comprising   18 A320ceo and another two on order. With the addition of the A320neo, the airline will become the first low cost carrier (LCC) in Japan to operate the latest member of the popular A320...

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Airbus is reaching new heights in providing in-flight connectivity solutions for passengers

15 November 2016 Feature story

Airbus is evaluating a new standard high-bandwidth architecture that will provide faster and more wide-reaching connectivity services on-board its modern, market-leading jetliners. 

Using the in-house A330 testbed aircraft this autumn, Airbus became the first in the industry to flight demonstrate such a high-bandwidth connectivity platform – which will enable faster internet, mobile telephone services and support applications for passengers and airlines via high-throughput satellites. 

Applying high-bandwidth connectivity is an important part of the company’s focus on providing a...

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Opening doors in South Korea: Airbus’ A380 supports growth at the country’s major hub

21 November 2016

As a highly modern society, it is no surprise that South Korea today has two home-based A380 airline operators – Korean Air and Asiana Airlines – who are taking advantage of the “A380 effect” to define new opportunities in the Seoul Capital Area and own the sky. 

Using Incheon Airport as a finely-tuned hub-and-spoke operation to serve South Korea and its capital city, Seoul, these carriers’ A380s are important assets in capturing traffic growth, developing business and increasing tourism links across Asia and beyond. 

A combined total of 15 A380s currently are flown by the two...

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