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Airbus and the Middle East benefit from their industrial cooperation

19 November 2013 Feature story

Airbus’ commitment to cooperating with developing aerospace markets around the world is highlighted this week at the Dubai Airshow, as the Middle East industry is playing a growing role in the company’s jetliners.

This includes partnerships with two United Arab Emirates-based companies: Strata, a M...

Airbus’ A330 has a year to remember in 2013

19 November 2013 Feature story

It’s been a year of major achievements for the twin-engine A330, which in 2013 has lived up to its motto as “the right aircraft, right now” with significant commercial milestones, a successful production ramp-up and introduction of a new version for domestic and regional passenger operations.

Among...

A Middle East “introduction” for the A400M at Dubai

19 November 2013 Feature story

Visitors to this week’s Dubai Airshow are seeing Airbus Military’s A400M displayed for the first time at a major aviation event in the Middle East and North Africa region.

The next-generation airlifter’s debut at this important...

The A330: Defining widebody passenger and cargo operations in the Middle East

19 November 2013 Feature story

The Middle East will continue to be an important market for Airbus’ A330 jetliner in the years ahead, as more and more customers are won over by the widebody aircraft’s unbeatable economics, reliability, passenger appeal and cargo-carrying capability.

Currently, more than 95 A330-200 and A330-300 p...

The Dubai Airshow highlights popularity of Airbus Military C295s in the region

18 November 2013 Feature story

Middle East and North Africa operators are benefitting from the versatility of Airbus Military’s multi-role C295 aircraft – one of which is on display this week at the Dubai Airshow.

Well-tailored for conditions in the Middle East and North Africa, the region’s C295s are being deployed for an expan...

Another new-start airline in the Middle East and North Africa selects Airbus jetliners

18 November 2013 Feature story

Airbus aircraft will once again play an important role for a new airline’s launch in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with Libyan Wings’ selection of the next-generation A350 XWB and A320 to build up its operations – which are to begin next year with the lease of two A320s. 

Dur...

Navigating projected traffic growth with the A380

17 November 2013 Feature story

As the air transport sector continues its upturn, Airbus expects the A380 to play an even greater role in accommodating air traffic demand. 

According to Antonio Da Costa, Head of A380 Marketing at Airbus, the crisis left airlines in a challenging situation to plan their future fleets. “As we ...

Proven in service: the A330-200F meets its mid-sized freighter promise

17 November 2013 Feature story

The A330-200F is proving its capabilities as the most modern mid-size freighter in service today, providing highly reliable service with eight operators: Avianca Cargo, Etihad Cargo, Hong Kong Airlines, MASkargo, MNG Airlines, Qatar Airways, Turkish Cargo and Yangtze River Express.

The fleet is ope...

How time flies: Emirates marks five years of A380 commercial service

17 November 2013 Feature story

It was on 1 August 2008 when Emirates operated its first scheduled Airbus A380 flight – linking this carrier’s Dubai home base to New York.  Fast-forward five years, and this progressive airline has become the world’s largest operator of Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner – with ...

The numbers add up for Airbus’ A380

17 November 2013 Feature story

In addition to its starring role at events such as the Dubai Airshow, Airbus’ 21st century flagship A380 continues to receive high marks in revenue service from operators and passengers alike – furthering its reputation as the new “queen of the skies.”

More than 137,000 revenue flights h...

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