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“Stretching its legs” – the A380 now serves the world’s longest airline route

The growing network of A380 flights now includes the world’s longest airline route: Qantas’ Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth service, which covers a 13,804-km. distance and connects the most populous city in Australia with the busy gateway airport facility in the U.S. state of Texas. It is one of more than ...

3 October 2014 Headline news

The growing network of A380 flights now includes the world’s longest airline route: Qantas’ Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth service, which covers a 13,804-km. distance and connects the most populous city in Australia with the busy gateway airport facility in the U.S. state of Texas. It is one of more than 200 weekly A380 services to eight U.S. destinations.

Qantas began operating its A380 non-stop roundtrips this week, with the aircraft configured in a three-class cabin layout accommodating 14 first class seats, 64 in business, 35 in premium economy and 371 in economy.

The new service underscores...

Airbus opens its doors to schoolgirls: “Elles du Futur - Girls for the Future of Aeronautics”

Discovering aeronautical professions

15 October 2014 Press Release

On 17th October 2014, Airbus will welcome eighty secondary school students at its Toulouse site for a day, giving them the opportunity to meet Airbus employees and learn more about the different professions in the aeronautical industry. The goal of “Elles du Futur - Girls for the Future of Aeronautics”, an initiative launched by Airbus in 2011, is to help make the aeronautical industry’s professions better known and encourage young girls to consider studying aeronautics and pursuing a career in this industry. New this year: this day will also be open to boys who are, like the girls,...

IndiGo signs MoU for 250 A320neo aircraft

Important endorsement for Airbus’ leading single aisle aircraft Family

15 October 2014 Press Release

India’s largest domestic airline by market share, IndiGo and its Co-Founders, Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia, Group Managing Director of InterGlobe, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 250 firm A320neo Family aircraft. The agreement will become Airbus’ single largest order by number of aircraft.

Aditya Ghosh, President of IndiGo said, “This new order reaffirms IndiGo’s commitment to the long-term development of affordable air transportation in India and overseas. The additional aircraft will enable us to continue to bring our low fares and courteous, hass

VietJetAir’s first A320 on order from Airbus enters final assembly

Final assembly of VietJetAir’s first A320 on order from Airbus is now underway in Toulouse, France. This is the first of up to 100 of the best-selling single aisle aircraft that will be acquired by the airline under a deal finalised in February this year. 

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13 October 2014 Press Release

Final assembly of VietJetAir’s first A320 on order from Airbus is now underway in Toulouse, France. This is the first of up to 100 of the best-selling single aisle aircraft that will be acquired by the airline under a deal finalised in February this year. 

The acquisition plan covers firm orders with Airbus for 63 aircraft, plus 30 purchase rights. In addition the airline will lease seven more aircraft from third party lessors.

VietJetAir will start taking delivery of its new A320 Family fleet in Q4 of this year. The aircraft wi

Airbus-China partnership keeps growing

Letter of Intent on wide-body cooperation

10 October 2014 Press Release

Airbus and its Chinese partners (the Tianjin Free Trade Zone (TJFTZ) and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC)), have re-confirmed their intention to set up an A330 Completion and Delivery Centre in Tianjin, China, by signing a Letter of Intent (LoI). This follows the successful establishment of an A320 Family Final Assembly Line and Delivery Center in the Chinese city and takes into account the need to support the fast growth of air traffic in China with larger aircraft. 

The LoI was signed today by Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CE

China Aviation Supplies (CAS) opts for 70 A320 Family aircraft

An important endorsement for Airbus’ single aisle Family

10 October 2014 Press Release

China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) and Airbus have signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) for the purchase of a total of 70 Airbus A320 Family aircraft, reflecting the strong demand from Chinese carriers for the leading Airbus single-aisle Family for domestic, low cost, regional and international operations. The GTA was signed by Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO and Li Hai, President of CAS.

“We are grateful to China for its strong vote of confidence in our leading A320 Family aircraft, and are happy to see them assembled at our Chine

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A320neo: A “new” leader takes flight

25 September 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ highly efficient A320neo (new engine option) jetliner took to the skies for its maiden flight today from Toulouse, France – opening a new chapter for the company’s market-leading single-aisle product line.  

The A320neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G-JM engines ascended from at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, kicking off this historic first mission with a five-member crew of Airbus flight test pilots and engineers.

Today’s planned flight of approximately two-and-a-half-hours – which is flying over Southern France before landing back in Toulouse –...

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Airbus’ newest customer support centre begins operations in Malaysia

10 July 2014

Airbus Customer Services’ Malaysian-based subsidiary – Airbus Customer Services Sbn Bnd – has commenced operations, providing support to customers in close proximity to this fast-growing South East Asia region. Co-located with Sepang Aircraft Engineering near Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the new Malaysian center will offer services that cover the complete range of Airbus’ modern, efficient jetliner product line – with a focus on the A380 and A350 XWB.

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