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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...

Airbus brings associations and companies together around diversity

Helping guide young people in their careers and professional development

2 May 2016 Press Release

Airbus, in partnership with three associations – Capital Filles, Passeport Avenir and NQT – is organising a forum focused on social diversity and sponsoring young people from unprivileged areas, on Tuesday 3rd May in Toulouse.

This forum will open the floor to young people who have chosen tutoring to develop themselves and as a way to link the education and corporate worlds. The forum will also show what public-private sector commitment can do to improve the prospects of the future young adults by promoting equal opportunities, gender, culture and profi

FAA approves A350 XWB for ‘beyond 180 minutes’ ETOPS

• Includes option for 300min ETOPS capability; On target for full 370min approval this year

• A350 XWB ‘beyond 180 minutes’ ETOPS capability now approved by both EASA and FAA

• Enabling straighter more fuel efficient flight paths with lower CO2 emissions

2 May 2016 Press Release

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Airbus A350-900 for ETOPS* (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) ‘beyond 180 minutes’ diversion time. This approval means that when the first FAA-affiliated operators start to take delivery of their A350s in 2017 they will be able to serve new direct non-limiting routings, compared with a standard 180 minute ETOPS diversion time. It also means that now the A350 XWB is approved by both EASA and the FAA for beyond 180 minutes ETOPS.

This FAA approval, which includes ‘ETOPS 180min’ in the bas

Delta Orders 37 A321s

Third Delta A321ceo order in three years

29 April 2016 Press Release

Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.) – based Delta Air Lines has placed an order for 37 A321ceo aircraft. This order follows previous Delta orders for the Current Engine Option version of the largest Airbus A320 Family member in 2013 and 2014. Delta took delivery of its first A321 in March 2016. Including that aircraft and today’s announcement, Delta has ordered a total of 82 A321s. Each will be powered by CFM56  engines from CFM International.

"The Airbus A320 family of aircraft continues to be a cost-efficient, reliable and customer-pleasing mainstay of our narrowbody fleet," said Ed...

China Eastern Airlines orders 20 Airbus A350 XWB

Endorsement pushes Airbus’ A350 XWB firm order book above 800

29 April 2016 Press Release

China Eastern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900 aircraft, making the airline the latest customer for the aircraft.

“The introduction of the latest generation A350 XWB aircraft demonstrates that the partnership between China Eastern Airlines and Airbus has embarked on a new phase. The introduction of A350 XWB will play a very important role in promoting our operational capability, profitability and service brand on our international long haul routes and opening a new chapter in the international development of China Eastern Airlines,” said Liu Shaoyong,...

Philippine Airlines finalises order for the A350 XWB

Future flagship of airline’s long haul fleet for services to US and Europe

29 April 2016 Press Release

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has finalised a purchase agreement with Airbus covering the firm order of six A350-900s, plus six options. The contract firms up a Memorandum of Understanding announced earlier this year during the Singapore Airshow.

The A350 XWB will become the flagship of PAL’s future long haul fleet and will be configured with a premium three class layout. The airline will operate the aircraft on non-stop flights to the US, as well as on services to new destinations in Europe. 

“We are pleased to finalise this important order and are now defining the final layout for the...

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From the A330 to Beluga XL: New transport capacity for Airbus’ industrial network

2 May 2016 Feature story

The first of Airbus’ five new Beluga XL airlifter “giants” will begin taking shape early next year, initiating the creation of a new jetliner fleet to transport complete sections of the company’s aircraft from production sites around Europe to final assembly lines in France, Germany and Spain. 

Beluga XL’s lower fuselage will be the same as the Freighter version of Airbus’ A330-200 jetliner and is to be built on the A330 final assembly line adjacent to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southwestern France. 

The Beluga XL’s other aerostructure-specific components are provided by external...

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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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