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First A350 XWB nose section coming together in St Nazaire

First A350 XWB nose section coming together in St Nazaire
27 September 2011 News in brief

The first A350 XWB nose section has been transported by Beluga to Airbus in St Nazaire from partner company Aerolia’s site in Méaulte. The A350 XWB nose section comprises three main sub-assemblies: the cockpit plus upper and lower forward fuselage parts, which incorporate door one and the nose landi...

The A400M passes new certification tests in France and Spain

The A400M passes new certification tests in France and Spain
22 September 2011 News in brief

The Airbus Military A400M has completed a series of key tests over the past week as this new-generation airlifter moves closer to its civil and military type certification. These successful evaluations included the A400M’s high-energy rejected takeoff test in Toulouse, France, which confirmed the br...

Singapore Airlines signs for 15 A330-300s

Singapore Airlines signs for 15 A330-300s
15 September 2011 News in brief

Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong yesterday signed the final agreement to acquire 15 more A330-300 aircraft with John Leahy, Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer – Customers at Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse, France. The signature firms up an announcement from 29 June 2011. The A330 Family – which...

The first A350 XWB wing upper cover is en route to Airbus’ wing assembly plant in Broughton, UK

The first A350 XWB wing upper cover is en route to Airbus’ wing assembly plant in Broughton, UK
6 September 2011 News in brief

The first flyable A350 XWB wing upper cover manufactured at Airbus’ Stade, Germany site today was loaded on to a Beluga to be transported to Airbus’ wing assembly site in Broughton, UK. The A350 XWB lower wing cover made in Illescas, Spain will arrive in Broughton in the coming days. The A350 XWB wi...

Airbus continues its support for famine relief in Somalia

Airbus continues its support for famine relief in Somalia
2 September 2011 News in brief

An Airbus flight in support of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) took off this morning on route to Nairobi, Kenya, to help support hunger relief efforts in Somalia. This flight carrying 41 tons of high energy food is the second Airbus relief flight following...

China Southern Airlines’ first A380 enters final round of tests

China Southern Airlines’ first A380 enters final round of tests
17 August 2011 News in brief

The final phase of testing has begun for China Southern Airlines’ initial A380, which is scheduled to enter commercial service with the carrier later this year. These flight and ground evaluations, which are being carried out from Airbus’ facilities in Hamburg, Germany, are validating the double-dec...

Airbus provides famine relief for southeast Africa

Airbus provides famine relief for southeast Africa
29 July 2011 News in brief

The Airbus Corporate Foundation has helped deliver 36 tonnes of dried food to famine-blighted areas of southeast Africa, in a relief effort organised jointly with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IRFC). On 27 July, a flight test crew left Toulouse, France aboard ...

Singapore high school competition seeks “green” ideas for the future of aviation

Singapore high school competition seeks “green” ideas for the future of aviation
26 July 2011 News in brief

Airbus and Singapore Airlines are teaming up to support CREATE, an annual high school competition that promotes career paths in the engineering field. Organised by the Singapore government, this year’s edition focusses on “green” ideas for the aviation sector – with teams competing for a chance to v...

The 800th A330 Family aircraft is delivered by Airbus

The 800th A330 Family aircraft is delivered by Airbus
13 July 2011 News in brief

Airbus has reached a new delivery milestone with handover of the 800th aircraft from its widebody A330 Family, which occurred today during a ceremony in Toulouse, France. The aircraft – an A330-200F freighter – was received by Aircastle Advisor Ltd for operation by Hong Kong Airlines, part of t...

New A330 delivery underscores the jetliner’s continued popularity in China

New A330 delivery underscores the jetliner’s continued popularity in China
23 June 2011 News in brief

China Southern Airlines has received its latest A330-200, with handover occurring today during a ceremony at the 2011 Paris Air Show. This delivery reinforces the A330’s status as China’s most popular widebody aircraft – with a total of 77 jetliners now in service across the country. China Southern ...

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