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Kiitos! Airbus says thank you to Finnair

The delivery of MSN0018 on 7 October made Finnair the A350 XWB’s first European operator.

7 October 2015 Headline news

There was a crackle of excitement in the air as Finnair took delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse today. Working closely with Airbus, the Nordic carrier had been preparing the handover for ten years. “Today heralds an exciting chapter in our history,” CEO Pekka Vauramo said. “The A350 XWB is the future of flying. This is the moment we have been waiting for.”

The airline became the first to commit to the type in 2007 with an order for 19 A350 900s. The delivery makes it the A350 XWB’s third operator. “Ties between our two companies are becoming even stronger,” commented Fabrice...

Frontier Airlines takes delivery of its first A321

U.S. airline boosts all-Airbus fleet with largest A320 Family member

9 October 2015 Press Release

Frontier Airlines, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA has taken delivery of the first Airbus A321 to join its fleet. In the last year, the airline has placed firm orders for 19 A321s, reflecting its market strength and the need for the largest Airbus A320 Family member. All 19 A321s are the current engine option (ceo) and will be equipped with Sharklets. Each will seat 230 people in a single class, and be powered by CFM56-5B engines from CFM International....

Airbus A320 ACT maintenance class to be installed at Spirit Airlines

First customer in the Americas for Airbus Competence Training Suite

5 October 2015 Press Release

Spirit Airlines, a low-cost carrier based in Miramar, Florida, is preparing for the installation of the first Airbus Competence Training (ACT) classroom in the Americas. This state-of-the-art maintenance training suite is being set-up at Spirit’s new maintenance facilities in Detroit, Michigan (U.S.). Spirit’s maintenance personnel and engineers will receive initial and recurrent training in the new A320 ACT classroom.

“We are excited to continue our great partnership with Airbus, and delighted with the prospects of this new Detroit training facility,” said John Bendoraitis, Spirit's Chief...

Airbus BizLab global network expands with accelerator in Hamburg

Network announces second call for start-up projects to support

28 September 2015 Press Release

Airbus has inaugurated a second BizLab aerospace business accelerator as part of its strategy to establish a global network. Alexander Katzung, Innovation manager Airbus Corporate Innovation, will lead the accelerator in Hamburg. In parallel Airbus has opened a second round of applications for start-ups seeking support. Applicants can apply from September 28th to October 28th by registering on


Airbus starts assembly of the first A350-1000

Fuselage assembly begins in Hamburg and Saint-Nazaire

25 September 2015 Press Release

Less than one year after delivering the first A350 XWB (-900), the first A350-1000 is taking shape with the assembly start of the first fuselage major components at Airbus plants in Hamburg and Saint-Nazaire.

The forward fuselage section has been delivered by Premium Aerotec to Airbus in Hamburg where it will be equipped before being flown to Saint-Nazaire on board the Beluga. The nose fuselage section has been delivered by Stelia Aerospace to Airbus in Saint-Nazaire for assembly and equipping. The forward and nose fuselage sections will then be joined together in Saint-Nazaire to form the...

China Eastern Airlines receives its 50th A330

Airbus’ best-selling A330 widebody supports China Eastern’s impressive growth

21 September 2015 Press Release

China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its 50th A330 aircraft at a ceremony celebrated on Friday 18th in Toulouse, France. Powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines, the A330-200 features a comfortable two class cabin layout seating 30 passengers in business class and 203 in economy.

“We are very happy to take delivery of this 50th A330. It symbolically represents our 30 years of partnership with Airbus. With high efficiency, high economic performance and unrivalled comfort, the A330 gives our passengers an unrivalled flying experience,” said Ma Xulun,...

Featured story

Services by Airbus: going for growth

8 September 2015 Feature story

A new business unit called “Services by Airbus” has been launched within Airbus’ Customer Services operation, bringing a more integrated approach for worldwide operators and reinforcing the company’s service offering that keeps its market-leading jetliners competitive on every level.

“Our customers want to maintain, upgrade and operate their fleets, as well as train their crews to the highest standards with minimal disruption,” explained Laurent Martinez, leader of the business unit.  “Our integrated services offer can make a real difference. For them the cost of operating is just as...

News in brief

Airbus “hits the switch” for reduced energy use in the workplace

12 October 2015

As energy efficiency plays a crucial role in a more competitive and sustainable business, Airbus is now pushing for even greater improvements across the company. 

A particular emphasis has been placed on the four Airbus home countries: France, Germany, Spain and the UK – each of which is transitioning to a low-carbon grid, deploying renewables and new technologies. Airbus also is working to harmonise processes across the Airbus Group parent company with its fellow divisions, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space. 

Since 2006, Airbus has successfully reduced the...




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