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Celebrating the “Airbus family spirit” on International Civil Aviation Day

7 December 2016 News in brief

In celebration of today’s International Civil Aviation Day, Airbus has released a video showing its jetliner family in action – underscoring how the company is shaping the future of air transportation with its comprehensive product line of modern jetliners.

Timed with a yearly worldwide observance ...

Thailand student innovators experience the future of “greener” aviation at Airbus headquarters

2 December 2016 News in brief

Winners of a Thailand student competition that addresses environmental aspects of air transport were welcomed to Toulouse, France for briefings on Airbus technical innovations, along with visits to the A350 XWB and A380 final assembly lines, and a close-up look at the passenger cabin mock-up centre....

Opening doors in South Korea: Airbus’ A380 supports growth at the country’s major hub

21 November 2016 News in brief

As a highly modern society, it is no surprise that South Korea today has two home-based A380 airline operators – Korean Air and Asiana Airlines – who are taking advantage of the “A380 effect” to define new opportunities in the Seoul Capital Area and own the sky. 

Using Incheon Airport as a fin...

Flying high in China: Airbus’ A350 XWB concludes a successful demonstration tour in the country

17 November 2016 News in brief

Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB jetliner took centre stage in China this month – proving that the world’s most-modern and fuel-efficient widebody aircraft is ready to shape the future in a country which is expected to become the largest market for passenger air traffic over the next 20 years. 

The ai...

A “carbon copy:” The no. 2 A350-1000 rolls out sporting the A350 XWB Family’s signature composites livery

23 September 2016 News in brief

Airbus’ second A350-1000 flight test aircraft has emerged from the paint shop in Toulouse, France with a distinctive carbon fibre-themed livery that is inspired by the advanced composites technology incorporated on the world’s most-modern widebody aircraft product line. 

The A350-1000 is the l...

A rapid phase-in for Saudi Arabian Airlines’ A330-300 Regional jetliners

1 September 2016 News in brief

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is quickly building up its A330-300 Regional jetliner fleet, receiving ten aircraft during 2016 from a total of 20 on order. After Saudia’s initial A330-300 Regional delivery earlier this summer, two more were provided by Airbus in August, along with seven others befo...

Airbus reduces VOC emissions with improved technologies and processes

23 May 2016 News in brief

Minimising harmful VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions is a continuing focus at Airbus as part of its multi-pronged Blue5 initiative for improved environmental performance. Since 2006, the company has made impressive progress – decreasing VOC emissions by more than 60 per cent compared to reve...

Reach new heights with Airbus-branded merchandise

29 March 2016 News in brief

The revitalized “Let’s shop Airbus” official store is now on-line, offering a full collection of branded apparel, accessories, scale models, collectables and other items for aviation enthusiasts of all ages.

Open 24 hours a day at www.airbus-shop.com, the available merchandise includes plastic mode...

Going the Xtra distance: Continuous innovation for the A350-900

28 March 2016 News in brief

The A350-900 version of Airbus’ A350 XWB jetliner will be able to fly even farther from 2020, thanks to increased fuel efficiency and an optional increased maximum takeoff weight (MTOW).

Contributing to the longer range are aerodynamic enhancements by Airbus and engine improvements to the Rolls-Roy...

Belgian artist René Magritte is honoured with special Brussels Airlines A320 livery

21 March 2016 News in brief

Brussels Airlines has unveiled its second A320 with a special livery inspired by famous Belgians. This aircraft is dedicated to surrealist artist René Magritte, and its exterior incorporates elements from two of his most famous paintings: La Clairvoyance and Le Retour. The A320’s interior also has u...

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