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The no. 2 production A400M makes its maiden flight

11 June 2013 News in brief

Airbus Military’s second production A400M – designated MSN8 – marked an important milestone this month with completion of the aircraft’s initial flight from Seville, Spain on 7 June. This new-generation military airlifter is planned for delivery to the French Air Force during the third quarter of 20...

A320neo engine makes first flight

4 June 2013 News in brief

The Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engine for Airbus’ highly efficient A320neo jetliner is now in flight testing.  This powerplant successfully completed its maiden flight on a test bed aircraft from Pratt & Whitney’s facilities in Quebec, Canada after more than 375 hours of groun...

EASA certification granted for Airbus’ Sharklets on A319 aircraft powered by CFM56 engines

29 May 2013 News in brief

Airbus has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for Sharklet-equipped A319 jetliners fitted with CFM International CFM56 powerplants. This milestone marks an important step for the planned service entry later this year of the shortened-fuselage A320 Family member with these ...

The second production A400M accomplishes engine run milestone

24 May 2013 News in brief

Airbus Military’s second production A400M marked a key step toward its delivery to the French Air Force later this year with the successful completion of its first engine runs. Designated MSN8, this aircraft – one of the four next-generation airlifters that Airbus Military expects to complete in 201...

Airbus A380 dazzles in Malaysian flyover

27 March 2013 News in brief

Airbus’ 21st century A380 flagship jetliner turns heads wherever it goes, and did so this time with some high-powered help at the 2013 Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition in Malaysia. The aircraft from Malaysia Airlines’ growing fleet of A380s partnered with four Sukhoi Su-30M...

Qatar Airways receives its first A330-200F cargo aircraft

13 March 2013 News in brief

Airbus has delivered the initial A330-200F for Qatar Airways, further expanding the list of international carriers enhancing their aircraft fleets with this new-generation freighter. Qatar Airways’ A330-200F is the first of three to be provided on lease from BOC Aviation, and will be used on the ope...

The first production A400M soars on its maiden flight

6 March 2013 News in brief

Airbus Military marked a key milestone towards delivery of the initial A400M with today’s successful maiden flight of the first production aircraft. This new-generation airlifter, designated “MSN7,” took off from Seville, Spain and returned there after a smooth 5-hour, 42-minute trip. The French Air...

A400M training service contract is awarded to Airbus Military and Thales UK

4 March 2013 News in brief

Airbus Military and Thales UK have signed an 18-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to supply training services for its A400M Atlas next-generation transport aircraft, which are to be operated by the Royal Air Force. Provided through the A400M Training Services Ltd.  joint venture of ...

Airbus Military’s A330 MRTT is accepted into the Royal Saudi Air Force fleet

27 February 2013 News in brief

Saudi Arabia has placed its first A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport into operational service with this new-generation aircraft’s formal acceptance into the Royal Saudi Air Force fleet. The clearance was given by Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khaled bin Sultan during a dedication ceremony held ear...

The A330 MRTT is certified for Royal Australian Air Force operations

26 February 2013 News in brief

The Australian Department of Defence has declared initial operating capability (IOC) for its A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport, which is designated the KC-30A in service with the Royal Australian Air Force. This announcement was made today at the Australian International Airshow, and it reinforces th...

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