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.
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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.