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Airbus prepares its A330 variant tailored for regional services

13 February 2014 Feature story

As part of the focus on continuous improvement for its jetliner product line, Airbus is moving forward with development of the new A330 Regional – a lower-weight A330-300 variant for use on domestic and regional routes in high growth areas that include the Asia-Pacific market. 

The aircraft –...

The A330: Setting widebody standard for Asia-Pacific operators

13 February 2014 Feature story

The A330’s Asia-Pacific market presence will continue to grow in the coming years, with more and more customers opting for this widebody jetliner thanks to its unmatched economics, reliability and passenger appeal.

Currently, some 465 A330-200 and A330-300 passenger versions are flown by Asia-Pacif...

“Four” is a magic number: a record number of operators will receive their first A380s in 2014

12 February 2014 Feature story

The global operator base for Airbus’ 21st century flagship A380 will expand significantly this year – with new operators including two Asia-Pacific airlines – underscoring the smooth industrial process now in place for this double-deck aircraft, as well as its effectiveness in capturing passenger tr...

Amedeo’s A380 order spotlights the role of aircraft lessors

12 February 2014 Feature story

As the commercial air transport sector continues to emerge from the economic downturn of recent years, the world’s aircraft leasing companies are taking on even greater importance – with more and more customers now looking to rent their aviation assets.

This growing trend toward “airliners for hire...

Airbus partners with Asia-Pacific for improved air traffic management

12 February 2014 Feature story

As the Asia-Pacific region – currently the world’s fastest-growing sector for air travel – continues to expand, Airbus is committed to delivering innovative and effective solutions to cope with the massive anticipated traffic increase and avoid congestion around airport hubs.

Leading this effort – ...

The Airbus A380 in operational service: A continuing success story

12 February 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ 21st century flagship A380 – which began its operational career in 2007 with launch customer Singapore Airlines – continues to receive high marks in commercial service across the globe, reinforcing its reputation as the new “queen of the skies.”

More than 151,000 revenue flights...

An Asian success: The A320 Family establishes Airbus’ single-aisle leadership in this fast-growing region

11 February 2014 Feature story

Airbus’ popular A320 Family has become the aircraft of choice for the Asia-Pacific region’s operators, ranging from mainline carriers to low-cost airlines.

Continuing its momentum, this single-aisle product line has received another major endorsement in the region, from VietJetAir – covering both c...

A “remarkable” flight test programme, and production ramp-up underway for a mature A350 XWB aircraft

11 February 2014 Feature story

As the A350 XWB progresses toward its certification and service entry goals before year-end, Airbus’ focus also continues on the initial customer aircraft and production ramp-up for the new jetliner.

Speaking to international reporters at Singapore’s Changi Airport, Airbus managers stressed the A35...

Building the future: Airbus’ first A320neo to fly begins final assembly in March

11 February 2014 Feature story

As one of Airbus’ next-generation aircraft makes headlines with the A350 XWB’s Singapore Airshow appearance, another of the company’s latest products – the A320neo – is preparing for its own major milestones this year.

The A320neo programme is moving into full gear as final assembly starts nex...

An important A320 Family acquisition for a “rising star” in Southeast Asia’s low cost market

11 February 2014 Feature story

The growing importance of low-cost carriers in Asia-Pacific – and the A320 Family’s advantages in meeting their needs – was underscored with today’s Singapore Airshow announcement by VietJetAir for more than 100 jetliners in both the current engine option (CEO) and new engine option (NEO) versions....

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