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Flying around the world: The number of in-service A350 XWB jetliners continues to grow

28 September 2016 Feature story

From its conception, the A350 XWB aircraft was designed to set new standards and shape the future of air travel. 

With more than a year and a half of commercial service under its belt, the newest member of Airbus’ market leading widebody family is living up to this reputation as an increasing ...

RwandAir takes delivery of its first A330 aircraft

28 September 2016 Press Release

RwandAir, the national flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has taken delivery of its first of two Airbus long-haul widebody A330 aircraft.  In doing so, it becomes the East African launch operator of the aircraft and Airbus’s newest customer.

The A330 is the first wide-body aircraft in Rwa...

First A330neo starts its final assembly in Toulouse

27 September 2016 Press Release

Newest member of the world’s most popular wide-body family takes shape

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

23 September 2016 News in brief

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 l...

JetBlue becomes launch customer of Airbus’ Scheduled Maintenance Optimizer solution

22 September 2016 Press Release

JetBlue has become the launch customer for the first module of Airbus’ “Scheduled Maintenance Optimizer”, following a successful prototyping and demonstration of value. This application, focusing on Long Term Planning, is part of the Airbus Smarter FleetTM solutions. 

The Long Term Planning mo...

Airbus innovation at work: 25 years of aircraft family commonality

20 September 2016 Headline news

The commonality feature of Airbus’ fly-by-wire jetliner families is marking 25 years of operations, providing benefits that range from enhanced fleet deployment, improved efficiency and better scheduling for airlines to greater productivity, proficiency and job satisfaction for pilots. 

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Azores Airlines to expand transatlantic operations with A321neo

20 September 2016 Press Release

SATA owned airline renews its fleet with the longest range of any single aisle airliner

Spirit Airlines receives its first U.S.-produced Airbus aircraft

19 September 2016 Press Release

Airbus delivers the new A321 to 140 Spirit employees at ceremony in Mobile, Ala.

Airbus Group opens Leadership University in Toulouse

19 September 2016 Headline news

• Creative and unique global hub system to prepare Airbus leaders for a changing world

• More than 20,000 employees per year have access to key development programmes

China Airlines’ first A350 XWB takes to the skies

15 September 2016 Press Release

The first A350 XWB for China Airlines (CAL) has completed its maiden flight over the skies of Toulouse in South West France.

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