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Two giant pandas are transferred aboard a MASkargo-operated A330-200F

7 July 2014 News in brief

Airbus’ versatile A330-200F freighter delivered some important freight for MASkargo this spring, flying two live giant pandas – named “Fu Wa” and “Feng Yi” – from China to Kuala Lumpur, en route to their new home at Malaysia’s Zoo Negara.  Further highlighting the flexibility of the world’s mos...

One year since first flight: a successful anniversary for the A350 XWB

14 June 2014 News in brief

With its historic takeoff from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport on June 14, 2013, the A350 XWB opened a new era in commercial aviation.  One year later, Airbus’ four development A350 XWBs have logged nearly 2,000 hours aloft, placing the jetliner programme well on track for certification – and service ...

Airbus’ next-generation A350 XWB jetliner “tours” Mobile, Alabama during its first-ever U.S. visit

23 May 2014 News in brief

Airbus’ A350 XWB MSN2 developmental aircraft made a high-profile appearance today in the skies over the U.S. state of Alabama, where the company’s newest A320 Family final assembly line is being constructed and the Airbus Mobile Engineering Center is located – both situated at the Mobile Aeroplex at...

Opening new “windows”: Airbus offers upgraded electronic flight bag for Windows 8

13 May 2014 News in brief

Airbus is enhancing the capabilities of its “FlySmart with Airbus” electronic flight bag for Windows, with this year’s release of a new version that is fully compatible with the Windows 8 Pro operating system. Complementing the growing success of the company’s iPad application, this Windows version ...

Over 13,000 pilots are “flying smart” with Airbus’ electronic flight bag iPad application

12 May 2014 News in brief

An increasing number of airlines have selected the “FlySmart with Airbus” electronic flight back (EFB) solution for iPad devices. To date, more than 13,000 pilots from 73 customers are taking advantage of this innovative tablet application – a total which represents approximately 14 percent of the w...

A “flying” experience: U.S. middle school students recognized for completing an Airbus-sponsored mentorship programme

9 May 2014 News in brief

Local middle school students from Wichita, Kansas “took to the skies” this month as part of an Airbus Corporate Foundation-sponsored initiative. As a reward for completing the “Flying Challenge” mentorship programme, 66 students were recognized with a flight over their hometown in a general aviation...

Concorde MSN1 arrives at its new home

14 March 2014 News in brief

One of the first Concorde jetliners built at Toulouse, France has made its final “voyage” with the aircraft’s ground transfer to the Airbus-supported Aeroscopia museum site at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport.  Designated MSN1, this Concorde made its last flight in April 1985, returning to Toulouse aft...

Airbus is named title sponsor of the LPGA golf tournament in Mobile, Alabama

21 January 2014 News in brief

While its first U.S.-based aircraft assembly plant is under construction at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, Alabama, Airbus is venturing into another international project with local connections – professional women’s golf.

SKYMARK Airlines signs FHS Components contract with Airbus covering its leased A330s

20 November 2013 News in brief

Securing the highest service level for SKYMARK’s daily A330 operations

European tour for Airbus’ A330 highlights the widebody aircraft family’s 1,000th delivery

23 September 2013 News in brief

Airbus’ in-house A330 developmental aircraft visited the company’s facilities across Europe this month, marking the milestone 1,000th delivery of an A330 Family jetliner – which was received by Cathay Pacific Airways earlier this summer. On its tour, the A330 was shown off for Airbus teams in Getafe...

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