Today’s naming of the newly-inaugurated A350 XWB Final Assembly Line after Roger Béteille has brought special recognition to one of the Airbus founders and a visionary whose decisions were key to the company’s original successes.
Airbus continued its excellence in widebody aircraft with today’s inauguration of the A350 XWB Final Assembly Line – an event that occurred 40 years after the maiden flight of its game-changing A300, which put the company on track to becoming a world-leading commercial airliner manufacturer.
The sights and sound of Thailand came to Airbus’ Toulouse, France delivery centre today as Thai Airways International (THAI) received the first of six A380s on order, which will bring a new dimension to the airline’s in-flight experience when it enters service next month.
Introduced by a troupe of ...
The Airbus vision of more efficient and eco-friendly airline operations was highlighted in a spectacular way this weekend as its futuristic “Smarter Skies” concept came to central Berlin in the form of a projected 4-D light show, which also served as an introduction to the company’s high-profile par...
Meeting the global demand: Airbus’ product line responds to the world’s new aircraft needs from 2012 to 2031
Airbus is well positioned to meet the continued upward demand worldwide for new aircraft during the next 20 years, benefiting from the company’s strengths in rapidly-expanding air transport markets, along with its continued evolution of a modern product line that includes the A320neo and A380.
Airbus’ commercial success at the 2012 Farnborough Airshow further reinforces the company’s leadership position
Since entering commercial service in 1988, Airbus’ A320 Family has transported some seven billion passengers – which is equivalent to the current world population. This best-selling single-aisle product line is in operation on every continent across the globe – including such picturesque destination...
The game-changing decision to create an A320 Family jetliner final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama will make Airbus the first additional manufacturer of large commercial aircraft at a U.S. facility in more than four decades.
The “Perfect Flight” delivers eco-efficient advantages during a trans-border North American demonstration
Airbus has made environmental history once again with the first-ever “Perfect Flight” across North America, which successfully combined several company-backed initiatives and procedures for the most eco-efficient air travel possible. As a leading aircraft manufacturer, the compan</...
As global leaders prepare to discuss the planet’s environmental issues next week in Brazil, Airbus is taking a leading role with the world’s largest restoration initiative – the Bonn Challenge – which aims to restore 150 million hectares of degraded lands by 2020.
As part of its commitment to the ...
Airbus will build on the strengths of its diversity, innovation and services to remain a global leader in commercial and military aircraft, with the focus on meeting the requirements of a growing global customer base.
This is the outlook of Fabrice Brégier, the
The A380 global operator base expanded once again with Airbus’ handover today of the initial 21st century flagship jetliner for Malaysia Airlines, which is the dynamic Asia-Pacific region’s latest carrier to receive the double-deck aircraft.
Air Asia marked another milestone on the way to becoming the largest A320 operator worldwide by accepting its 100th aircraft today, celebrating this event with a special touch that underscores the close relationship established between this low-cost carrier and Airbus.
A new milestone has been achieved in Airbus’ application of “Sharklets” to its single-aisle product line with this week’s rollout of the company’s first new-build A320 fitted with the large wingtip devices, which will reduce fuel burn and enhance aircraft performance.
Airbus is wrapping up the A380’s Latin America tour, during which the 21st century flagship visited multiple cities and took part in the region’s largest air show to underscore its capabilities in meeting this dynamic marketplace’s evolving air transport requirements.
The next Fly Your Ideas (FYI) challenge will give students the opportunity to help shape the future of flight by addressing one of six issues facing the air transport sector: energy, efficiency, affordable growth, traffic growth, passenger experience, and community friendliness.
Airbus has wrapped up a successful participation at the 2012 Singapore Airshow, completing a week that included the signing of a strategic partnership for A330 jetliner passenger-to-freighter conversions, and the addition of a new customer for its inventory management services – both of which involv...
Airbus will build on last year’s highly successful commercial performance as the company pursues its industry leadership in 2012, with the coming 12 months to include further production ramp-up for the jetliner families to meet a growing order backlog, supported by additional growth in its employee ...
The best-selling A320 Family jetliner – which is a familiar sight at airports around the world – assumed an even sleeker look today as the first aircraft equipped with Airbus’ fuel-saving “Sharklets” performed its maiden flight.
Using the Airbus in-house A320 development aircraft, this nearly five-...
New business announced by Airbus during the Dubai Airshow further reinforced the A320neo’s status as the world’s fastest-selling commercial jetliner, while a customer’s repeat order for the A380 further strengthened this very large aircraft’s sales totals.
The Middle East continues to be an important market for Airbus corporate jets, as the global sales activities for such aircraft gain renewed strength in 2011.
Approximately one-half of Airbus’ overall 170-plus corporate jet orders have been booked by Middle East customers, who have acquired aircraf...
Setting the tone at this month’s SAE Aerotech 2011 Congress and Exhibition in Toulouse, France, Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders delivered an opening address that underscored the importance of a “truly global vision” for the air transport industry’s future.
The global basing of Airbus’ 21st century flagship is extending to China with the delivery of China Southern Airlines’ initial A380 during a special ceremony in Toulouse, France today, which was based on the theme: “Pearl of the sky.”
In just one full year of commercial service, Airbus’ A330-200F has rapidly established itself as a highly efficient and profitable cargo lift solution for a growing global customer base – more than living up to its billing as “the right aircraft, right now.”
Strong growth in airliner numbers and seating capacity is foreseen by Airbus’ 2011-2030 Global Market Forecast
The continuing “democratization” of air transport – driven by emerging economies, a global increase in wealth, greater urbanization, the need for more eco-efficient aircraft and a nearly doubling of major airport hubs for mega-cities – will lead to the demand for more than 26,900 new passenger airli...
Airbus highlights its successful relationship with Russia at the MAKS 2011 International Aviation & Space Salon
For the first time, Airbus has brought its 21st century flagship A380 to Russia’s leading aerospace exhibition and air show – MAKS – which began today at Ramenskoye Airfield (Zhukovsky) near Moscow and runs until 21 August.
First transpacific A380 service to US East Coast
American Airlines’ milestone A320 Family order marks a key win in the U.S. market, where Airbus’ single-aisle jetliners already have established themselves as workhorse aircraft in daily service on short- and medium-haul routes.
The unprecedented volume of A320neo orders and commitments announced during this week’s Paris Air Show has more than validated Airbus’ decision to launch this enhanced fuel-efficient version of its single-aisle jetliner family.
Boosted by a record setting 200-aircraft booking from AirAsia that was ...
Korean Air has become the sixth A380 operator worldwide and the first in North East Asia with today’s introduction of revenue service with its initial 21st century flagship from Airbus.
Specially designated with the flight number “KE380” to mark this event, Korean Air’s A380 took off fro...
After celebrating four decades of innovation, Airbus now is looking forward to how air transport might look for passengers in the year 2050 and beyond.
Airbus’ A380 will soon be in service with Korean Air as its sixth international operator, further expanding a global route network that every day is underscoring this aircraft’s undisputed role as the world air transport industry’s new flagship airliner.
During a ceremony today at Airbus’ Toulouse...
Airbus’ line of corporate jets has marked a new evolution with today’s introduction of updated branding, colours and nomenclature for these aircraft – which offer unmatched comfort, space and cabin flexibility.
The new engine option for Airbus’ best-selling A320 Family of jetliners continues to build momentum, having already received more than 330 firm orders and commitments as the company gears up for an October 2015 entry-into-service.
Airbus’ A330-300 has surpassed the 500-order mark, reinforcing this widebody jetliner’s market competitiveness and demonstrated capabilities in service with more than 90 operators around the world.
Airliners serving the Asia-Pacific region are expected to grow larger in the coming decades, responding to strong growth across this dynamic market – which is to carry one-third of the world’s passenger traffic by 2029.
This is one of the key messages from Airbus’ Asia-Pacific market forecas...
Airbus has added another Asia-Pacific operator – and the first in Japan – to the A380 customer list with Skymark Airlines’ order for four of the 21st century flagship jetliners.
Airbus will build on its industry-leading commercial activity in 2010 with a full slate of programme milestones targeted for completion this year, including key advances in the company’s civil and military product lines.
According to Airbus’ Global Market Forecast for 2010-2029, almost 26,000 new passenger jetliners and freighters will be needed to meet the rising demand for flight services.
Airbus brings together minimum change with maximum benefit for its A319, A320 and A321 by offering two new jet engines – CFM International’s LEAP-X and the PW1100G PurePower from Pratt & Whitney – along with the large wing tip devices called Sharklets.
International leasing companies are playing an increasingly important role in aircraft acquisitions, accounting for one-third of all jetliners that leave Airbus final assembly lines today.
The growing profile for Airbus in China is taking centre stage at this year's biennial Airshow China exhibition, where the company is underscoring its increased market presence in the Chinese air transport sector.
More Airbus corporate and VIP aircraft have been sold worldwide as these jetliners become the worldwide reference with their large cabins, long-range capabilities, and modern technology.
With a new addition to the Hua-Ou Aviation Support Centre in Beijing, this facility will provide enhanced support for operators of Airbus aircraft in China.
Shortly after receiving its first A330-300 passenger jetliner and initial A330-300F freighter from Airbus this week, Turkish Airlines highlighted these A330s at the Istanbul Airex air show – where an Airbus A380 test and development aircraft also was on display.
Airbus’ updated branding combines the original ball-shaped logo with the modernised typeface of its EADS corporate parent company.
The Airbus Corporate Foundation has provided assistance for a relief mission, which was performed with the testbed A340-600 aircraft and delivered supplies to those affected by the recent flooding in Pakistan.
Etihad Airways has received the first A330-200F at its Abu Dhabi home base, and is preparing for the service introduction of this new mid-size freighter with the carrier's Etihad Crystal Cargo air freight operation.
The 133 firm orders and 122 commitments announced by Airbus at this week's Farnborough International Airshow continues the company's strong commercial performance in 2010.
Airbus’ high-level activity during the 2010 Farnborough Airshow’s opening day was led by major sales announcements for A320 Family aircraft and an order for A330-300 widebody jetliners.