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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...

Cathay Pacific Airways becomes new operator of the A350 XWB

Cathay Pacific Airways has become the sixth airline to operate the world’s latest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. The airline’s first aircraft featuring the carrier’s new livery has arrived at its home base in Hong Kong.

 

Cathay Pacific has configured its A350-900 with a pr...

30 May 2016 Press Release

Cathay Pacific Airways has become the sixth airline to operate the world’s latest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. The airline’s first aircraft featuring the carrier’s new livery has arrived at its home base in Hong Kong.

 

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Delta Air Lines becomes launch customer of Airbus’ digital Prognostics and Risk-Management solution

Providing early detection to enhance Delta’s aircraft availability and reduce unscheduled maintenance

30 May 2016 Press Release

Delta Air Lines has become the launch customer for Airbus’ “Prognostics and Risk Management” solution following a successful year-long collaboration between the Airbus and the airline. The web-based application is part of the Smarter Fleet ‘big data’ solutions platform developed by Airbus in partnership with IBM.

Jim Jackson, Manager of Predictive Maintenance Engineering at Delta Air Lines said: “With Prognostics and Risk Management, we will leverage the strong expertise of Airbus’ design office to provide us with the most effective way to monitor our aircra

Airbus Corporate Jets adds Jet Aviation to Service Centre network

Adds to choice and global reach of support services

24 May 2016 Press Release

Airbus has added Jet Aviation and its MRO facilities to its ACJ Service Centre network, enhancing choice and geographical reach for its corporate jet customers and operators around the world.

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

Airbus launches ACJ350 XWB with Easyfit outfitting

World’s most modern VIP widebody

23 May 2016 Press Release

Airbus is launching a new corporate-jet version of its popular A350 XWB airliner, with Easyfit provisions for cabin-outfitting, expanding its corporate jet family with an aircraft that delivers more capacity, capability and comfort.

Called the ACJ350 XWB, it features 270 m2/2,910 ft2 of cabin space in the -900 version. The ultra-long range variant can fly 25 passengers up to 10,800 nm/20,000 km or 22 hours, making it today’s most modern and capable corporate jet.

The XWB stands for Xtra Widebody, enabling the ACJ350 to deliver Xt

American Airlines receives its first U.S.-produced Airbus aircraft

Airbus delivers the new A321 in Mobile, Alabama

17 May 2016 Press Release

The first delivery of an A321 aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility to American Airlines took place today, May 17, in Mobile, Alabama. On hand for the occasion were executives from Airbus and American Airlines and representatives of the more than 350 employees at the facility. 

Bob Lekites, Executive Vice President-Customers, Airbus Americas said, “The relationship between American Airlines and Airbus is a long and successful collaboration to provide the most modern, fuel-efficient aircraft for both of our customers. American Airlines already operates the world’s largest...

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Gaining momentum: Airbus delivers its second U.S.-produced jetliner

17 May 2016 Feature story

In what will become an increasingly familiar occasion, Airbus has delivered another “made in America” A320 Family jetliner from its final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama – marking the second such handover from the facility, and underscoring the company’s continuing focus on internationalisation. 

The aircraft – an A321ceo (current engine option) – was delivered today to U.S.-based carrier American Airlines, which already operates the world’s largest fleet of Airbus aircraft. It follows handover of the no. 1 aircraft produced in Mobile – also an A321ceo – to JetBlue on 25...

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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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