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Reinforcing Airbus’ widebody leadership: A330neo is a winner at the Farnborough Airshow

Wrapping up its best performance ever at a biennial Farnborough Airshow, Airbus logged new business for 496 aircraft – including 133 widebody jetliners with agreements involving the newly-launched A330neo and in-production A330ceo versions, along with the soon-to-enter-service A350 XWB.

17 July 2014 Headline news

The A330neo (new engine option) was at the centre of attention throughout the week-long industry event, with Airbus’ go-ahead for the launch of this new engine option aircraft followed by rapid-paced announcements of commitments for 121 aircraft.  

These bookings involved both versions being offered: the A330-800neo, which has the same fuselage length as Airbus’ in-production A330-200ceo (current engine option); and the A330-900neo, which uses the A330-300ceo’s fuselage length.  

With this latest product line addition, Airbus continued to reinforce its widebody jetliner...

ANA Holdings firms up order for A320neo Family

ANA to become first A320neo operator in Japan

31 July 2014 Press Release

ANA Holdings has firmed up an order for 30 A320neo Family aircraft (seven A320neo and 23 A321neo). The initial agreement was announced in March 2014. The aircraft will be part of ANA Holdings fleet development and modernisation strategy to replace its existing single-aisle fleet in the coming years. Deliveries will start from 2016.

Shinichiro Ito, President and CEO of ANA HD said: “The aircraft we have selected will enable us to modernize and expand our fleet further as we seek to become one of the world’s leading airline groups. These new aircraft will give

One Year of Success with Airbus Managed Inventory for Latin America MRO Aeroman

Aeroman, an El Salvador based Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operation, is celebrating its first successful year of operating the Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) service. AMI ensures the optimised replenishment of high-usage, non-repairable parts at the customers’ facilities, guaranteeing part...

30 July 2014 Press Release

With a modern facility located in El Salvador International Airport, Aeroman provides maintenance services to A320 Family operators from the United States, Mexico, Central and South America. After only one year of implementing the AMI service, Aeroman is already looking at expanding the scope of the service. 

“By utilizing the AMI service, Aeroman has streamlined its supply chain, cut down administrative cost and created a better order flow for our customers,” said Bosco Rico, Supply Chain Director at Aeroman. “We have managed to reduce critical ad hoc orders and optimized our inventory...

Airbus terminates purchase order with Skymark Airlines for A380s

Following discussions with Skymark Airlines and in light of the airline’s expressed intentions in respect of the A380, Airbus has in accordance with its contractual rights, notified Skymark Airlines that the purchase order for the six A380s signed in 2011 has been terminated. Airbus is reserving all...

29 July 2014 Press Release

Following discussions with Skymark Airlines and in light of the airline’s expressed intentions in respect of the A380, Airbus has in accordance with its contractual rights, notified Skymark Airlines that the purchase order for the six A380s signed in 2011 has been terminated. Airbus is reserving all its rights and remedies.

A350 XWB arrives in Hong Kong for the first time ever

The world’s newest, most modern and efficient aircraft, the Airbus A350 XWB, landed for the very first time at Hong International Airport (HKAI) earlier today.

The aircraft, MSN 005, is one of five A350 prototypes used to perform comprehensive flight test and development trials. The aircraft has to...

28 July 2014 Press Release

The world’s newest, most modern and efficient aircraft, the Airbus A350 XWB, landed for the very first time at Hong International Airport (HKAI) earlier today.

The aircraft, MSN 005, is one of five A350 prototypes used to perform comprehensive flight test and development trials. The aircraft has to fly a representative airline schedule, demonstrating its maturity for airline operations. This route proving exercise is the last of the trials required for Type Certification, which is expected in September this year. The aircraft will be operated by Airbus flight crews.

For its visit to Asia,...

The A350 XWB embarks on final certification phase

World route proving tour to visit 14 cities

24 July 2014 Press Release

The world’s newest airliner, the Airbus A350-900, has taken off this morning for the final stage towards certification. These Route Proving tests are designed to demonstrate readiness for airline operations and will include high airfield performance, auto-landing trials, and airport turnaround and handling services. Some flights will have passengers on board. The A350 world tour itinerary includes 14 major airports worldwide and one route via the North Pole.

The world tour using A350 MSN5 test aircraft forms part of the route proving for certification campaign. The aircraft (MSN5) is one of...

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Aircraft and honey: Bees are playing a key role in “monitoring” Airbus’ environmental footprint

28 July 2014 Feature story

To help analyze the environmental footprint of its operations at Finkenwerder Airport in Hamburg, Germany, Airbus also produces more than 600 jars of honey per year from beehives on site.

As part of the company’s bio-monitoring efforts, honey from these bees – which collect the pollen and nectar from hundreds of thousands of plants across an approximately 12-square-kilometre area – can provide key data on the quality of surrounding soil, air and water. For example, any metal or chemical deposits in flowers from the surrounding areas would also be detected in the honey.

The honey is sent to...

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Airbus’ newest customer support centre begins operations in Malaysia

10 July 2014

Airbus Customer Services’ Malaysian-based subsidiary – Airbus Customer Services Sbn Bnd – has commenced operations, providing support to customers in close proximity to this fast-growing South East Asia region. Co-located with Sepang Aircraft Engineering near Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the new Malaysian center will offer services that cover the complete range of Airbus’ modern, efficient jetliner product line – with a focus on the A380 and A350 XWB.

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