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At home in the Middle East: Airbus keeps close to its customers in the region

Airbus is in familiar territory for the Dubai Airshow, where the company is underscoring its significant presence in the Middle East – one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets.

It’s not only at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central this week that Airbus aircraft are a familiar ...

9 November 2015 Headline news

Airbus is in familiar territory for the Dubai Airshow, where the company is underscoring its significant presence in the Middle East – one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets.

It’s not only at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central this week that Airbus aircraft are a familiar site, but also around the Middle East every day – creating new and better ways for airlines to fly and for passengers to connect.

Members from every family of Airbus’ product line are in operation across the Middle East, with 674 aircraft in service for the region’s operators – from the...

JetBlue becomes launch customer of “Maintenance Mobility”

from the unique expertise and capabilities from Airbus and its affiliated family companies.

20 November 2015 Press Release

JetBlue has become the launch customer for Airbus’ “Maintenance Mobility” offering following a contract recently signed with Airbus. Maintenance Mobility allows the airline mechanics to have all the technical information they need on iPads. Maintenance Mobility is one of several services in the Smarter Fleet cloud-based services platform developed by Airbus in partnership with IBM. The agreement with JetBlue covers the integration of the Maintenance Mobility services into the airline’s maintenance information system (MIS), as well as the software and data hosting over a five-ye

Airbus Corporate Jets offers wider computerised maintenance choice

Combines Airbus and CAMP expertise to benefit customers

18 November 2015 Press Release

Airbus corporate jet customers and operators can now benefit from a wider range of computerised maintenance planning services, following an agreement concluded with CAMP. Acropolis Aviation of the UK, currently offering an Airbus ACJ319 for VVIP charter and the launch customer for the ACJ320neo, has become the first customer for the new service.

Airbus, as the manufacturer, defines the maintenance tasks that operators need to carry out to ensure the continued airworthiness of each of its modern aircraft families. These tasks are typically broken down into digit

Airbus Corporate Jets expands support offering

Broader service centre network extends customer care

17 November 2015 Press Release

Airbus is enhancing the way that it cares for corporate jet customers and operators around the world, by expanding the capabilities and reach of its service centre network.

The expanded network comprises companies that are owned or controlled by Airbus, as well as independent ones that it has approved. Its capabilities will include line and heavy maintenance, cabin-refurbishing, and cabin and system upgrades.

The Service Centre network currently comprises the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) in Toulouse, Sepang Aircraft Engineeri

TAP Portugal orders 14 A330-900neo and 39 A320neo Family aircraft

Airbus efficient aircraft shaping TAP Portugal’s future

13 November 2015 Press Release

TAP Portugal has signed a firm order with Airbus for 53 Widebody and single aisle aircraft including 14 A330-900neo, and 39 A320neo Family aircraft (15 A320neos and 24 A321neos). The aircraft will join TAP Portugal’s fleet as part of its fleet renewal announced by the airline’s new majority owner Atlantic Gateway. As part of the agreement, TAP Portugal is replacing its previous order of 12 A350-900s with the A330-900neo.              

“Our latest order for 14 Airbus A330-900neo aircraft and 39 A320neo Family aircraft reflects our ongoing commitment to...

Airbus ACJ319neo wins new customer

Adds to growing sales of new aircraft family

10 November 2015 Press Release

Airbus’ ACJ319neo has won another commitment, taking total sales of the new private jet family, which includes the ACJ320neo launched earlier this year, to six aircraft. Many of the sales are repeat orders from existing customers, highlighting the appeal of the family.

This will be the first ACJneo Family aircraft to be operated by K5 Aviation of Germany, which already manages three ACJ319s that are offered for VVIP charter exclusively through Vertis Aviation. 28 East, jointly owned by K5 and Vertis Aviation, managed the aircraft acquisition.

Delivery of the “green” aircraft is planned for...

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Approved: American Airlines captain becomes the first FAA-certified A350 XWB pilot.

30 October 2015 Feature story

It was all smiles for American Airlines’ John Dudley, as he became the first airline pilot certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB jetliner. 

“I’ve been waiting for this moment for eight years,” Dudley said at the Airbus training centre in Toulouse, France. “Being an A350 XWB captain is a dream come true, and being the first airline captain to receive FAA Type Rating for the aircraft is a special honour.” 

Dudley has had a long and close connection with the latest member of Airbus’ market-leading widebody product line based...

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Building tomorrow’s leaders: Airbus Little Engineer initiative fosters talent development

12 November 2015

With a focus on the future, Airbus is successfully spreading its spirit of innovation through a programme that inspires students in the Middle East and North Africa region to pursue careers in the aerospace industry. 

This initiative – called Airbus Little Engineer – has been a strong success from the start in 2012. It has attracted more than 2,000 students to date for specially tailored workshops in such countries as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Sri-Lanka, Morocco, Lebanon and Oman. 

Designed to inspire the next generation of professionals that will...

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