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Farnborough Airshow 2016: Airspace by Airbus is the new sensation in cabin design

The Farnborough Airshow has a reputation for attracting the most innovative ideas from the aerospace industry, so it is appropriate that Airbus’ new cabin concept “Airspace by Airbus” was in focus all week. 

Airspace was highlighted on Day 4, when the company also wrapped up its Farnborough Ai...

14 July 2016 Headline news


The Farnborough Airshow has a reputation for attracting the most innovative ideas from the aerospace industry, so it is appropriate that Airbus’ new cabin concept “Airspace by Airbus” was in focus all week. 

Airspace was highlighted on Day 4, when the company also wrapped up its Farnborough Airshow commercial activity with $35 billion of total business announced during the week. 

Pleasing passengers and operators alike 

Visitors to Farnborough have seen a preview of the Airspace by Airbus experience, which connects the well-being of passengers and the...

JetBlue orders 30 additional A321 aircraft

Order combines current and new engine types

26 July 2016 Press Release

New York-based JetBlue Airways has amended its purchase agreement with Airbus to include an additional 15 Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) and 15 A321neo (new engine option) aircraft.  The airline, which already operates A321s, has not yet announced its engine selection for the newly ordered aircraft.  Beginning in 2019, JetBlue has the flexibility to configure the New Engine Option aircraft to the Longer Range version of the A321 – the A321LR.

“Airbus has been our partner since the beginning, and we are proud that our partnership continu

THAI’s first A350 XWB takes to the skies

The first A350 XWB for Thai Airways International (THAI) has completed its maiden flight over the skies of South West France. The aircraft bearing the airline’s distinctive livery will now enter the final phase of production, including further ground and flight tests.

Altogether, THAI will acquire ...

25 July 2016 Press Release

The first A350 XWB for Thai Airways International (THAI) has completed its maiden flight over the skies of South West France. The aircraft bearing the airline’s distinctive livery will now enter the final phase of production, including further ground and flight tests.

Altogether, THAI will acquire a total of 12 A350-900s with four on direct order and eight on lease. The airline will be able to operate these aircraft on long range as well as on selected regional services.

The A350 XWB is the world’s latest generation airliner and the newest member of Airbus’ modern, comfortable &...

Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines receives world's first CFM powered Airbus A320neo

Airline becomes launch operator for A320neo with CFM engines

21 July 2016 Press Release


Pegasus Airlines, Turkey’s leading low-cost airline, took delivery on Tuesday July 19th, its first Airbus A320neo powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines, becoming the first airline to do so for the type. Pegasus placed the largest single order by a Turkish carrier for up to 100 A320neo Family aircraft in 2012, making it a new Airbus customer. Pegasus Airlines along with Airbus and CFM top management and employees celebrated the delivery in a private ceremony at Airbus’ site in Hamburg. 

“This delivery marks the start of Pegasus’ fleet renewal with the most fuel...

Lufthansa, Honeywell and Airbus sign MoU to deploy Airbus’ ROPS and Honeywell’s SmartLanding systems on Lufthansa Group’s fleet

• Cooperation to set the highest standard in runway safety;• Combining the strengths of two innovative technologies for a maximum number of aircraft types.

Lufthansa Group, Honeywell Aerospace and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work jointly on the development of...

20 July 2016 Press Release


• Cooperation to set the highest standard in runway safety;
• Combining the strengths of two innovative technologies for a maximum number of aircraft types.

Lufthansa Group, Honeywell Aerospace and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work jointly on the development of a runway safety solution combining Airbus’ Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) and Honeywell’s SmartLanding technologies for Lufthansa Group’s fleet. This cooperation aims to set the highest standard in runway safety by combining the strengths of these two innovative and...

Airbus launches the “I Fly A380” website: Choose. Fly. Love A380.

Flying on the iconic double deck is now a matter of choice, not chance!

14 July 2016 Press Release

The A380 is the passengers’ favourite aircraft, 60% of them are willing to make an extra effort to fly on it*. The iflyA380.com, launched by Airbus this week, is the unique website for travellers who want to experience the iconic double deck aircraft.

“As a global leading aviation company we are exploring new digital avenues and IflyA380.com illustrates this transformation journey.” said Marc Fontaine, Airbus Digital Transformation Officer. “Booking systems today do not allow the passengers to easily choose their preferred aircraft and we decided to...

Featured story

Designed for the future: Sizing up Airbus’ new Beluga XL transporter

19 July 2016 Feature story


With development of the new Beluga XL airlifter, Airbus is creating a platform tailored to meet its evolving transport needs in the decades to come – particularly to support future production ramp-ups for the company’s range of modern single-aisle and widebody jetliners. 

The Beluga XL programme was launched in November 2014, with this oversized transporter to be utilised for carrying complete sections of Airbus aircraft from different production sites around Europe to the final assembly lines in Toulouse, France and Hamburg, Germany. 

Based on the airframe of the versatile...

News in brief

Airbus reduces VOC emissions with improved technologies and processes

23 May 2016

Minimising harmful VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions is a continuing focus at Airbus as part of its multi-pronged Blue5 initiative for improved environmental performance. Since 2006, the company has made impressive progress – decreasing VOC emissions by more than 60 per cent compared to revenue (and nearly 30 per cent in absolute terms) across its European sites. 

This improvement was underscored with recent achievements in Europe – such as the installation of a new washer for painting tools at Saint-Eloi, France; the replacement of a solvent-based primer with a water-based...

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