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A journey of 10,000 aircraft and counting: Airbus’ pioneering spirit and commitment to shaping the future

Driven by a passion for aviation and a desire to create better ways to fly, the over-four-decade-long Airbus success story is now an achievement that spans 10,000 aircraft – from the A300 to the A350 XWB and beyond.

With the handover of an A350-900 to Singapore Airlines today, Airbus marked the 10,...

14 October 2016 Headline news

Driven by a passion for aviation and a desire to create better ways to fly, the over-four-decade-long Airbus success story is now an achievement that spans 10,000 aircraft – from the A300 to the A350 XWB and beyond.

With the handover of an A350-900 to Singapore Airlines today, Airbus marked the 10,000th aircraft provided to worldwide customers since the aircraft manufacturer’s initial delivery in 1974. This accomplishment underscores the company’s ongoing growth that has transformed a European upstart in the 1970s to a global market leader now offering a modern and comprehensive...

Frontier Airlines takes delivery of its first A320neo

Airline is first in the U.S. to get A320neo with CFM engines

19 October 2016 Press Release

Frontier Airlines, headquarters in Denver, Colorado (U.S.), took delivery today of its first A320neo. Frontier is the first U.S. airline to receive an A320neo with CFM engines, and the aircraft is the first of 80 A320neo Family aircraft the low-cost carrier has ordered. All of Frontier’s A320neo Family aircraft will be powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. 

“We’re excited to receive our first A320neo,” said Barry Biffle, President and CEO – Frontier Airlines. “The efficiency of the A320neo will help us lower costs even more and pass those savings along to our...

APEX Expo 2016 – Singapore: Airbus focusing on connectivity and choice for airlines and passengers

• Visit Airbus at Marina Bay Sands Expo Centre, Stand #739 – Tues 25th to Thurs 27th Oct;• Latest news on Airbus’ ‘Pax-Ex’ offerings and future cabin concepts;• Interactive Airspace experience using the latest “Vive” technology;• Media Briefing at 9.00am, Tuesday 25th October;• Keynote speech: ...

19 October 2016 Press Release

• Visit Airbus at Marina Bay Sands Expo Centre, Stand #739 – Tues 25th to Thurs 27th Oct;
• Latest news on Airbus’ ‘Pax-Ex’ offerings and future cabin concepts;
• Interactive Airspace experience using the latest “Vive” technology;
• Media Briefing at 9.00am, Tuesday 25th October;
• Keynote speech: “Connected Cabin of the Future”, Monday 24th October.

APEX EXPO Singapore, Stand #739 – Airbus showcases its latest cabin innovations at this year’s APEX Expo in Singapore – the world’s dedicated event for the in-flight passenger...

Airbus celebrates the delivery of its 10,000th aircraft

Positioned for the future with world’s most modern and complete aircraft family

14 October 2016 Press Release

Airbus today celebrated the delivery of its 10,000th aircraft - an A350-900 for Singapore Airlines. The milestone event was marked by a special ceremony in Toulouse hosted by Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders and attended by Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines.

The aircraft delivered today is the sixth A350-900 for Singapore Airlines, out of a total order for 67. Featuring a special “10,000th Airbus” logo, the aircraft will be used to launch the airline’s new non-stop services between Singapore and San Francisco later this month.

The 10,000th Airbus delivery comes as...

Airbus A350 XWB starts its China tour with debut at Zhuhai Airshow

The aircraft will also visit Haikou, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu

13 October 2016 Press Release

Airbus A350 XWB test aircraft will make its China debut touring the cities of Haikou (HAK), Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (SHA), Guangzhou (CAN) and Chengdu (CTU), from October 29 to November 8. The eleven-day trip also includes static and flight displays at the Zhuhai Airshow. 

Featuring a distinctive “Carbon Fibre” signature livery to reflect its primary construction from advanced composite materials, the aircraft (MSN2) is one of Airbus’ fleet of five A350-900 test aircraft and one of two with a fully functional cabin configuration (42 business class and 2

Patrick de Castelbajac nominated Company Secretary and Chief of Staff at Airbus

Airbus has announced the appointment of Patrick de Castelbajac as Company Secretary and Chief of Staff; effective from November 1st. Patrick de Castelbajac is currently Chief Executive Officer of ATR, a joint venture between Airbus Group and Italy’s Leonardo-Finmeccanica.

“As former Head of ATR, Pa...

13 October 2016 Press Release

Airbus has announced the appointment of Patrick de Castelbajac as Company Secretary and Chief of Staff; effective from November 1st. Patrick de Castelbajac is currently Chief Executive Officer of ATR, a joint venture between Airbus Group and Italy’s Leonardo-Finmeccanica.

“As former Head of ATR, Patrick is rejoining Airbus bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience. His appointment will provide valuable expertise to Airbus in the current transformation of our company,” says Fabrice Brégier, President and CEO of Airbus.

In his new role, Patrick will report

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Airbus innovation goes digital for the distribution of technical data

20 October 2016 Feature story

Airbus is leading the digital shift in the aviation industry, taking advantage of wide-ranging benefits from improving its business performance and customer support to reducing the company’s environmental footprint. 

One area Airbus has targeted is the distribution of technical data manuals to customers – with the objective to take this process “all-digital” by early 2017, eliminating the need for the CDs and DVDs that are sent out today.  

"Online delivery is the fastest way to ensure important technical data is made available to customers to support their efficient...

News in brief

A “carbon copy:” The no. 2 A350-1000 rolls out sporting the A350 XWB Family’s signature composites livery

23 September 2016

Airbus’ second A350-1000 flight test aircraft has emerged from the paint shop in Toulouse, France with a distinctive carbon fibre-themed livery that is inspired by the advanced composites technology incorporated on the world’s most-modern widebody aircraft product line. 

The A350-1000 is the longest-fuselage member of the all-new, highly efficient A350 XWB Family, which features the most comfortable and quietest twin-aisle cabin in the world. The A350-1000 typically seats 366 passengers and offers a 25 percent lower operating cost than its similarly sized competitors. 

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