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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 ...

Deliveries continue for Airbus Military’s A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport

Deliveries continue for Airbus Military’s A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport
22 June 2011 News in brief

Airbus Military today delivered Australia’s second A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), less than one month after handover of its initial aircraft – which was received for operation by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on 1 June. Designated the KC-30A in RAAF service, the country’s newest A3...

A new mission for Airbus Military’s C295 tactical transport

A new mission for Airbus Military’s C295 tactical transport
21 June 2011 News in brief

As part of an agreement signed today at the Paris Air Show, Airbus Military and Israel Aerospace Industries will jointly develop and market a new version of the C295 tactical transport – which is to be equipped with an Airborne Early Warning and Command (AEW&C) system. The aircraft’s readiness f...

Airbus and Rolls-Royce join forces for enhanced A350-1000

Airbus and Rolls-Royce join forces for enhanced A350-1000
21 June 2011 News in brief

Airbus and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce have entered into an agreement to develop an enhanced version of the A350-1000 – the largest member of Airbus’ next-generation A350 XWB Family – featuring a higher-thrust Rolls-Royce Trent XWB turbofan. To deliver up to 97,000 lbs. of thrust on takeoff, thi...

China Southern Airlines’ initial A380 emerges from the paint shop

China Southern Airlines’ initial A380 emerges from the paint shop
20 June 2011 News in brief

The first A380 for China Southern Airlines has been rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, Germany, where it was completed with the airline’s distinctive livery. China Southern Airlines has five A380s on order, and will become the seventh operator of Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner a...

Singapore Airlines receives the 50th A380 from Airbus

Singapore Airlines receives the 50th A380 from Airbus
17 June 2011 News in brief

Airbus has marked a new A380 programme milestone with its delivery of the 50th aircraft, received yesterday by Singapore Airlines – the first carrier to inaugurate revenue service with the 21st century flagship jetliner in 2007.  This brings the total number of A380s delivered in 2011 to nine, ...

A new way to keep up with Airbus

A new way to keep up with Airbus
14 June 2011 News in brief

Airbus has expanded its presence in the online social media sphere with launch of the company’s official Twitter account (@Airbus). By “following” Airbus, registered users of this popular application will have instant access to the latest company news and information – which conveniently will appear...

Final production begins for the no. 1 Malaysia Airlines A380

Final production begins for the no. 1 Malaysia Airlines A380
9 June 2011 News in brief

The final assembly process has begun for Malaysia Airlines’ initial A380 jetliner, which is now taking shape at the Airbus Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France. The overall process is made up of five primary phases – beginning with assembly of the front, central and aft fuselages, wings, and hori...

A330 MRTT deliveries begin with the initial aircraft’s handover to Australia

A330 MRTT deliveries begin with the initial aircraft’s handover to Australia
1 June 2011 News in brief

The no. 1 Airbus Military A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport has been provided to a customer with this milestone aircraft’s delivery to Australia on 1 June for operation by the Royal Australian Air Force.   In its role as an aerial tanker, the Australian A330 MRTTs are equipped with Airbus M...

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