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At 10 years young, the A380 continues to “spread its love” for passengers and airline operators alike

16 April 2015 Headline news

When the A380 performed its maiden flight 10 years ago this month, it was clear that Airbus was once again shaping the future of air transportation.   

 

A decade later, the company’s vision and passion for aviation are keeping the A380 at the forefront – providing a very large jetliner t...

Improving performance with incremental innovation: The first enhanced 242-tonne A330 variant is granted EASA airworthiness approval

1 April 2015 Headline news

Underscoring the company’s philosophy for incremental innovation across its product line in order to meet ever-changing market needs, Airbus marked a key programme milestone with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of the first 242-tonne maximum take-off weight A330-300 variant.

As...

Airbus BizLAb, from innovation to business

13 March 2015 Headline news

Airbus launched its first BizLab aerospace accelerator on 9 March. The 700m2 Toulouse facility is the first in a start-up-nurturing network that will extend to Hamburg and Bangalore. BizLab provides bright ideas with resources and support to take them to market faster. Guests at the inauguration hea...

Airbus in 2014 and beyond: “Delivering on commitments, preparing the future”

13 January 2015 Headline news

Airbus has set its sights on another busy year of commercial and industrial activity, having delivered on its commitments in 2014 – during which it achieved a new aircraft delivery milestone, attained an industry record backlog, and marked new progress toward a more agile and rapid-reacting organisa...

Innovation in motion: Airbus’ A330 increased maximum takeoff weight version completes its first flight

12 January 2015 Headline news

The newest evolution in Airbus’ market-leading widebody jetliner product line – the A330 with an increased 242-tonne maximum takeoff weight capability – is another step closer to entering service later this year after its successful maiden flight.  

Taking off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport tod...

Opening a new chapter in aviation, first delivery of A350 XWB to Qatar Airways

22 December 2014 Headline news

Customer satisfaction means giving the airlines that operate Airbus aircraft exactly what they want. This was achieved on 22 December when A350 XWB MSN006 was delivered to launch customer Qatar Airways, widely recognised for insisting on the highest possible standards for its passengers. The airline...

Etihad Airways’ A380 delivery continues the momentum for Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner

18 December 2014 Headline news

The number “13” was a source of great pride and celebration today as Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways became the 13th carrier to date to receive an Airbus A380 jetliner – which is setting new operational benchmarks in reliable service around the globe.

This milestone handover – the 150th by Airbus ov...

The A350 XWB makes a big impression during its Asian demonstration tour

28 November 2014 Headline news

The latest member of Airbus’ market-leading widebody product line – the A350 XWB jetliner – took centre stage in the fast-growing Asian market during its successful 11-day demonstration tour, which was performed ahead of the first customer delivery, planned before year-end.

Using its MSN005 A350-90...

A leader today and tomorrow: Increased takeoff weight version positions the A330 Family for continued success

7 November 2014 Headline news

A new evolution in Airbus’ market-leading widebody product line is now taking shape as the company’s A330-300 offering the increased 242 tonne maximum takeoff weight capability has entered final assembly in Toulouse, France. 

This marks a key milestone for the A330 programme, with Airbus apply...

The Common Type Rating is approved for A350 XWB and A330 pilot training

22 October 2014 Headline news

Airlines and pilots will both benefit from the Common Type Rating pilot training on the A350 XWB and A330 jetliners, further extending Airbus’ concept of flight operational commonality between its fly-by-wire aircraft families.

The new regulatory approval means that pilots who are qualified and cur...

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