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A strong performance in 2016 positions Airbus Commercial Aircraft for the future

Airbus Commercial Aircraft enters 2017 on a strong competitive footing, having met the 2016 jetliner delivery goals and logging an order volume last year that exceeded the year’s target and raised backlog to a new industry record; all while positioning itself as a more efficient, innovative company ...

11 January 2017 Headline news

Airbus Commercial Aircraft enters 2017 on a strong competitive footing, having met the 2016 jetliner delivery goals and logging an order volume last year that exceeded the year’s target and raised backlog to a new industry record; all while positioning itself as a more efficient, innovative company offering a broader range of services to customers. 

Fabrice Brégier, President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, said the record of 688 aircraft deliveries in 2016 confirmed that the company's largest production ramp-up ever is “well and truly underway, and gathering momentum.” For new business...

A350-1000 performed ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign in Latin America

With the objective of conducting a ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign to check aircraft and engine performance in high-altitude, warm and humid conditions, the A350-1000 MSN071 test aircraft flew first to Bolivia before completing its tour in Colombia and then returning to Toulouse, France, after ...

23 March 2017 Press Release

With the objective of conducting a ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign to check aircraft and engine performance in high-altitude, warm and humid conditions, the A350-1000 MSN071 test aircraft flew first to Bolivia before completing its tour in Colombia and then returning to Toulouse, France, after 10 days of flight and ground tests. 

The flight test campaign took place at three different airports:

· Cochabamba at an altitude of 8,300ft (2,350m)

· La Paz at 13,300ft (4,054m)

· Barranquilla at sea level, with temperatures ranging between 8°C and 32°C 

The aircraft took-off and...

Malaysia Airlines signs with Airbus for A350 XWB flight training

Langkawi, 21st March 2017 - Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has signed an agreement with the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC) in Singapore to provide A350 XWB training to the carrier’s flight crew.

 

The contract will cover complete courses for flight crew transition to the new A350 XWB, as well a...

21 March 2017 Press Release

Langkawi, 21st March 2017 - Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has signed an agreement with the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC) in Singapore to provide A350 XWB training to the carrier’s flight crew.

The contract will cover complete courses for flight crew transition to the new A350 XWB, as well as regular recurrent training services. 

The agreement was signed today at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition 2017 by Nik Azli Abu Zahar, Executive Counsel, Malaysia Airlines and Jean-Francois Laval, Executi

Airbus’ first fully owned training facility in Asia to be established close to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport

To prepare next generation of pilots and maintenance engineers

17 March 2017 Press Release

Airbus is setting up a greenfield training facility at Aerocity, New Delhi, to support India’s growing need for Airbus aircraft pilots and maintenance engineers. The ground-breaking for the Airbus India Training Centre was performed by P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Hon’ble Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Tom Enders, CEO, Airbus in the presence of Jayant Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Civil Aviation.

India is the fastest growing domestic aviation market in the world and is expected to continue to grow at an annualised 9.3% over the next 20 years, outpacing the world average of 4.6%. The...

New South Korean carrier KAIR Airlines orders eight A320s

Airline to begin low cost international operations in 2018

13 March 2017 Press Release

Toulouse, 13th March 2017- South Korean start-up carrier KAIR Airlines has announced that it has selected the A320 Family to launch its new low cost operation, with a firm order for eight A320ceo. The new airline will be based in Cheongju in central South Korea and will focus primarily on services to international destinations in North East Asia. 

“We see enormous potential for the development of a low cost model linking central South Korea with destinations in China, Taiwan and Japan”, said Byung Ho Kang, KAIR Airlines Representative Director and Chairma

Iran Air receives its first A330-200 as fleet upgrade continues

Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new A330-200.

The delivery of the aircraft is part of Iran Air’s major fleet renewal plan, and is the first wide body from a firm order placed by the national carrier of Iran in December 2016 for 100 Airbus aircraft (46 single aisle and 54 wide-body jets) to...

10 March 2017 Press Release

Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new A330-200.

The delivery of the aircraft is part of Iran Air’s major fleet renewal plan, and is the first wide body from a firm order placed by the national carrier of Iran in December 2016 for 100 Airbus aircraft (46 single aisle and 54 wide-body jets) to renew and expand its fleet with new aircraft.  

Iran Air’s A330-200 features a two class cabin layout, seating 32 passengers in business and 206 in economy. 

The delivery, which took place at the Airbus delivery centre in Toulouse, marks yet another milestone for Iran Air, as it...

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New manufacturing solutions take shape with 3D printing

28 March 2017 Feature story

The advantages of 3D printing – also known as additive layer manufacturing – are being applied to the A330neo (New Engine Option) jetliner and BelugaXL airlifter, enabling fast reaction that saves both time and money. 

A prototype air nozzle was 3D printed for the A330neo passenger cabin’s climate control system, verifying a new configuration that is adapted to the aircraft’s larger overhead storage lockers. The enlarged storage is part of the new “Airspace by Airbus” cabin concept for an enhanced passenger experience – which is being introduced on the A330neo and will be incorporated...

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Airbus’ A350-1000 shows off its cold weather capabilities under the Northern Lights

2 March 2017

The latest member of Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB widebody family has undergone rigorous ground and flight tests in the extreme operating conditions of Iqaluit, Canada – which provided a picturesque backdrop accentuated by the Northern Lights. 

Iqaluit, a Canadian territory with a polar climate caused by the Labrador Current, allows Airbus’ longest-fuselage A350-1000 version to face-off against one of the most challenging environments for an aircraft. The jetliner successfully completed five days of intensive testing at an outside air temperature (OAT) th

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