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A perfect couple: Airbus’ A330-200F and A330P2F will team up to meet future air freight demand

20 November 2013 Feature story

With global air freight traffic expected to grow 4.8 per cent annually over the next 20 years, Airbus is well-positioned to help operators accommodate this demand with its two A330-based freighter programmes: the A330-200F, which already is demonstrating its value in reliable service around the glob...

Sustained growth in passenger traffic and aircraft size is forecasted for the Middle East

20 November 2013 Feature story

The Middle East’s strategic geographical location – combined with a sustained global expansion of the middle class – will continue this region’s dramatic air transport growth, creating the requirement for some 2,075 new passenger and freighter aircraft deliveries over the next two decades at an esti...

Reporting for duty: The international A330 MRTT fleet includes aircraft in service with two Middle East air forces

20 November 2013 Feature story

Airbus Military featured its A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) at this week’s Dubai Airshow, underscoring the importance of this aircraft to its two Middle East operators, as well as for the region’s aerial refuelling and airlift requirements.

To date, Airbus Military has delivered all three ...

Airbus and the Middle East benefit from their industrial cooperation

19 November 2013 Feature story

Airbus’ commitment to cooperating with developing aerospace markets around the world is highlighted this week at the Dubai Airshow, as the Middle East industry is playing a growing role in the company’s jetliners.

This includes partnerships with two United Arab Emirates-based companies: Strata, a M...

Airbus’ A330 has a year to remember in 2013

19 November 2013 Feature story

It’s been a year of major achievements for the twin-engine A330, which in 2013 has lived up to its motto as “the right aircraft, right now” with significant commercial milestones, a successful production ramp-up and introduction of a new version for domestic and regional passenger operations.

Among...

A Middle East “introduction” for the A400M at Dubai

19 November 2013 Feature story

Visitors to this week’s Dubai Airshow are seeing Airbus Military’s A400M displayed for the first time at a major aviation event in the Middle East and North Africa region.

The next-generation airlifter’s debut at this important...

The A330: Defining widebody passenger and cargo operations in the Middle East

19 November 2013 Feature story

The Middle East will continue to be an important market for Airbus’ A330 jetliner in the years ahead, as more and more customers are won over by the widebody aircraft’s unbeatable economics, reliability, passenger appeal and cargo-carrying capability.

Currently, more than 95 A330-200 and A330-300 p...

The Dubai Airshow highlights popularity of Airbus Military C295s in the region

18 November 2013 Feature story

Middle East and North Africa operators are benefitting from the versatility of Airbus Military’s multi-role C295 aircraft – one of which is on display this week at the Dubai Airshow.

Well-tailored for conditions in the Middle East and North Africa, the region’s C295s are being deployed for an expan...

Another new-start airline in the Middle East and North Africa selects Airbus jetliners

18 November 2013 Feature story

Airbus aircraft will once again play an important role for a new airline’s launch in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with Libyan Wings’ selection of the next-generation A350 XWB and A320 to build up its operations – which are to begin next year with the lease of two A320s. 

Dur...

Navigating projected traffic growth with the A380

17 November 2013 Feature story

As the air transport sector continues its upturn, Airbus expects the A380 to play an even greater role in accommodating air traffic demand. 

According to Antonio Da Costa, Head of A380 Marketing at Airbus, the crisis left airlines in a challenging situation to plan their future fleets. “As we ...

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