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The A350 XWB’s reach expands to three new carriers

19 June 2013 Feature story

Airbus expanded the customer base for its A350 XWB today with one order and a new commitment announced at the Paris Air Show, which will see this next-generation jetliner ultimately enter the fleets of three additional operators.  

For the trio of carriers, the A350 XWB will be utilized to mod...

British Airways’ first A380 has impressive performance at the Paris Air Show

19 June 2013 Feature story

The no. 1 British Airways A380 today concluded its three-day visit to the Paris Air Show – which included static and flying displays at Le Bourget Airport.

The display of this Airbus 21st century flagship jetliner – noticeable by its distinctive British Airways livery that includes a Union Jack-the...

Airbus hosts Fly Your Ideas contest winners at the Paris Air Show

19 June 2013 Feature story

Students who dream of shaping aviation’s future were given a first-hand look at the industry during the Paris Air Show as Airbus hosted its Fly Your Ideas contest winners – members of Team Levar, from Brazil.

The students came to the show’s Le Bourget Airport venue with their innovative idea to ret...

Airbus’ A380 is ready to “Own the sky”

18 June 2013 Feature story

When the A380 first entered commercial service, it was “Love at first flight” – and with more than five years of worldwide operations to its credit, this 21st century jetliner has proven it is ready for long-term relationships.

Concurrent with Airbus’ launch of the newest A380 marketing campaign: “...

Airbus’ Sharklets delivering efficiency to operators around the world

18 June 2013 Feature story

Airbus has delivered more than 70 A320 jetliners equipped with Sharklets since these fuel-saving wingtip devices entered service.  Two of the latest occurred this week with aircraft provided to Air New Zealand (the Sharklets launch customer) and LATAM Airlines Group during the Paris Air Show at...

Airbus delivers landmark aircraft for its largest Latin American operator

18 June 2013 Feature story

LATAM Airlines Group received its 200th A320 Family aircraft during the Paris Air Show today, highlighting an important milestone for one of Airbus’ major worldwide customers.

The jetliner, a Sharklet-equipped A320 that will operate under the TAM Airlines livery, was accepted during a ceremony at L...

“Made in America” A320 jetliners for ILFC

17 June 2013 Feature story

U.S.-based ILFC will receive some of its latest-ordered A320 Family aircraft from Airbus’ new single-aisle jetliner final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama – providing this major leasing company with aircraft built in America.

ILFC Chief Executive Officer Henri Courpron said it was a plus for the co...

Attention all future pilots! Let’s shop Airbus

17 June 2013 Feature story

As the A350 XWB prepares to shape the future of air travel following its recent first flight, Airbus is reaching out to the next generation of aspiring pilots who may be at the controls of this new innovative aircraft sometime in the future.

The company’s branded product boutique – called “Let’s sh...

Doric wows the international press with its agreement for 20 A380s

17 June 2013 Feature story

It not often that an air show announcement creates audible gasps of surprise from the international aviation trade press – but it was the case today when Doric Lease Corp CEO Mark Lapidus told reporters his company will order 20 A380s, and stated this amount probably is not enough to meet demand.

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Design a career with Airbus and EADS

17 June 2013 Feature story

Airbus and its EADS parent company are looking for a hand – or possibly a paintbrush – to help promote creativity and innovation with a graffiti mural at the Paris Air Show.

The special “Express yourself – design your future” graffiti mural will evolve throughout the show with visitor participation...

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