Past online event coverage

Farnborough International Airshow 2014

14-20 July 2014
Farnborough, Hampshire, England

Marking its best-ever performance at a Farnborough Airshow to date, Airbus logged new business for 496 aircraft during this biennial industry event. In addition, the company made headlines with its launch of the highly-efficient A330neo. 

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Asiana Airlines’ first A380 delivery

26 May 2014
Toulouse, France

With the handover of its first A380 during a ceremony in Toulouse, France, Asiana Airlines has become the 11th operator worldwide to receive Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner. Visit the special website for video highlights, photos, feature stories and more.

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Singapore Airshow 2014

11-16 February 2014
Changi, Singapore

At Asia’s largest aviation event, Airbus focused on the company’s strong presence in this fast-growing region, while the no. 2 A350 XWB to fly – MSN 3 – stole headlines with its first-ever appearance at a major aerospace industry gathering. 

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Dubai Airshow 2013

17-21 November 2013
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

New orders from Middle East and North African airlines announced at the Dubai Airshow for Airbus’ full range of commercial aircraft underscored the company’s continuing strong presence in this dynamic marketplace.

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Paris Air Show

17-23 June 2013
Le Bourget, France

Airbus secured orders and commitments for 466 aircraft worth nearly US$70 billion during the biennial event at Le Bourget Airport, while the company’s newest aircraft family member – the A350 XWB – made its public debut with a high-profile flyby during the show. 

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First flight of the A350 XWB successfully completed

14 June 2013 

Toulouse, France

The world’s aviation sector moved to the rhythm of Airbus’ A350 XWB as this new-generation jetliner performed its first flight – viewed by thousands of company employees, industry executives and aircraft enthusiasts at Toulouse, France.

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A350 XWB Final Assembly Line Inauguration

23 October 2012
Toulouse, France

French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault and Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer, Fabrice Brégier officially inaugurated the 74,000 square-metre A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL), in Toulouse, France.

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Delivery of the first THAI A380

27 September 2012
Toulouse, France

THAI has become the ninth operator to receive the world’s largest and most eco-efficient aircraft – Airbus’ 21st century flagship A380 – during a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France. Online coverage of this event is available on a special website, which includes video highlights, photos, feature stories and more.

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ILA Berlin Air Show

ILA Berlin Air Show

11-16 September 2012
Berlin, Germany

Airbus innovation was showcased at the 2012 ILA Berlin Air Show, which included the first presence of a Sharklet-equipped A320 at this biennial German event.  Also participating was an Emirates A380, Airbus Military's A400M multi-role airlifter, one of Airbus’ A300-600ST Super Transporter Beluga aircraft and more.

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“Smarter Skies” Humboldt-Box Light Show

8 September 2012

Berlin, Germany

Airbus presented a 4D projection light show on Berlin’s Humboldt-Box to illustrate the company’s Future by Airbus “Smarter Skies” campaign.  The show’s launch – held prior to the 2012 ILA Berlin Air Show – displayed how smarter aircraft operations could reduce travel times and emissions, while leading to fewer delays. 

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Farnborough International Airshow

9-15 July 2012

Farnborough, Hampshire, UK

The 2012 Farnborough International Airshow featured an active participation by Airbus, as the company underscored its continued industry leadership position with a full product line of new-generation commercial and military aircraft.

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A380 Latin America demonstration tour

22-30 March 2012
Brazil, Chile, Argentina

The A380 demonstration tour across Latin America underscored this 21st century Airbus flagship’s capabilities in meeting the dynamic region’s evolving air transport requirements.  The multi-city visit included stops in Brazil and Argentina, along with a high-profile presence at Chile’s FIDAE (Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio) air show.

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Singapore Airshow 2012

Singapore Airshow 2012

14-19 February 2012
Changi Exhibition Centre
Singapore

Airbus’ traditionally strong market presence in the Asia/Pacific region was highlighted once again with the company’s presence at this biennial air show, held adjacent to Changi Airport – the home to Singapore Airlines, a key Airbus customer. 

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Dubai Airshow 2011

Dubai Airshow 2011

13-17 November 2011
Airport Expo Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

New orders and commitments for the A320neo Family and A380 made headlines during the 2011 Dubai Airshow, where Airbus also exhibited passenger and cargo versions of its A330 jetliner family, along with two members of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner product line.

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Delivery of the first China Southern Airlines A380

Delivery of the first China Southern Airlines A380

14 October 2011
Toulouse, France

China Southern Airlines became the first Chinese carrier to receive the world’s largest passenger aircraft – Airbus’ 21st century flagship A380 – during a ceremony held in Toulouse, France. Online coverage of this milestone event is available on a special website, which includes video highlights, photos, feature stories and more. 

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MAKS 2011 International Aviation & Space Salon

MAKS 2011 International Aviation & Space Salon

16-21 August 2011
Moscow, Russia

Airbus’ 21st century flagship A380 made its debut appearance at the annual MAKS event, which is Russia’s leading aerospace exhibition and air show. The A380 performed flying presentations, and was also highlighted on the MAKS 2011 static display line.

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Paris Air Show 2011

Paris Air Show 2011

20-26 June 2011
Le Bourget, France

Airbus has put the spotlight on innovation and its modern, eco-efficient aircraft during a high-profile participation at this year’s Paris Air Show – which included the 21st century flagship A380’s presence, along with the Airbus Military A400M and  C295 tactical airlifters.

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First A380 delivery to Korean Air

First A380 delivery to Korean Air

24 May 2011
Toulouse, France

Korean Air became the sixth operator of Airbus’ 21st century flagship A380, starting service in June 2011. Prior to this milestone, a special delivery celebration event was held in Toulouse, France with Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders and Korean Air Chairman Yang Ho Cho. Visit the photo exhibition, the video gallery and articles.

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Farnborough International Airshow 2010

Farnborough International Airshow 2010

19-25 July 2010
Farnborough Aerodrome, Farnborough, Hants, UK

Airbus’ modern, new-generation commercial and military aircraft had an important presence at the 2010 Farnborough International Airshow – highlighted by participation of its A380 and A400M in this biennial event’s flying demonstrations.

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ILA Berlin Airshow 2010

ILA Berlin Airshow 2010

8-13 June 2010
Berlin-Schönefeld Airport, Germany

The A400M and A380 made headliner appearances at the 2010 Berlin Air Show. The company’s presence at this biennial German event included the display of a full-scale A400M fuselage cross-section, and a full-scale A350 XWB cabin mock-up that served as a theatre for audio-visual presentations highlighting Airbus’ latest “shaping efficiency” innovations.

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First A380 Delivery to Lufthansa

First A380 Delivery to Lufthansa

19 May 2010
Hamburg, Germany

Lufthansa joined the list of European airlines with the A380 when its no. 1 aircraft was accepted during a ceremony at Airbus' Hamburg, Germany delivery centre. At the time of this event, the German national had a total of 15 A380s on order. Video highlights, photos, stories and much more from this milestone event are available.

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Singapore Airshow 2010

Singapore Airshow 2010

02-07 February 2010
Singapore

Airbus' high-profile presence at this largest aerospace and defence exhibition in Asia included the first public display of the A330-200F freighter and a representative A350 XWB forward fuselage section, which serves as an "immersion theatre" for a video presentation on Airbus' newest jetliner.

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First flight of the A400M

First flight of the A400M

11 December 2009
Seville, Spain

The maiden flight of Airbus Military's A400M took place on 11 December from Seville, Spain. This 3-hour, 47-minute-long mission marked a key milestone for the all-new multi-role airlifter, which has been developed to replace ageing fleets of C-130 Hercules and C-160 Transalls in service around the world.

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Dubai Airshow 2009

Dubai Airshow 2009

15-19 November 2009
Airport Expo, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Airbus' high-profile presence at the foremost aerospace event in the Middle East included a visit from the A380, an A318 on static display, and an interactive exhibit highlighting the company's family of civilian and military aircraft.

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First flight of the A330-200F freighter

First flight of the A330-200F freighter

05 November 2009
Toulouse, France

The A330-200F's first flight took place on 5 November from Airbus' Toulouse, France headquarters. This maiden takeoff marked a key milestone for the cargo version of Airbus' popular A330 jetliner, which is the first new mid-sized freighter to be launched in 40 years.

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First A380 delivery to Air France

First A380 delivery to Air France

30 October 2009
Hamburg, Germany

Air France became the first European airline to receive the A380 when its no. 1 aircraft was accepted during a ceremony at Airbus' Hamburg, Germany delivery centre. The French flag carrier currently has a total of 12 A380s on order. Video highlights, photos, stories and much more from this milestone event are available on a special mini-website.

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Paris Airshow 2009

Paris Airshow 2009

15-21 June 2009
Le Bourget, France

Airbus marked its 40-year history of innovation with a high-profile presence at the 2009 Paris Air Show – during which orders and commitments for 127 aircraft were announced. This week-long event was highlighted by a milestone flight demonstration of Airbus' family of single-aisle and widebody jetliners.

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A350 XWB final assembly line groundbreaking ceremony

A350 XWB final assembly line groundbreaking ceremony

14 January 2009
Toulouse, France

The start-up of construction for Airbus' A350 XWB final assembly line facility was marked by a groundbreaking event in Toulouse, France. This centre is to handle the assembly of Airbus' newest jetliner family, which will be produced in the A350-800, -900 and -1000 versions.

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First A380 delivery to Qantas

First A380 delivery to Qantas

19 September 2008
Toulouse, France 

Qantas became the world's third airline to receive the A380 when its no. 1 aircraft was accepted during an evening ceremony at Airbus' delivery centre in Toulouse, France. The Australian-based carrier has a total of 20 A380s on order.

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First A380 delivery to Emirates Airline

First A380 delivery to Emirates Airline

28 July 2008
Hamburg, Germany

Emirates Airline received its first Airbus A380 aircraft on 28 July 2008 in an historic delivery ceremony with over 500 guests in Hamburg, Germany.

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Farnborough International Airshow 2008

Farnborough International Airshow 2008

14-20 July 2008
Farnborough, Hampshire, UK

Airbus showcased its modern, eco-efficient aircraft at this year's Farnborough International Airshow. The 21st century flagship A380 took part in the event's daily flying demonstrations, and also was on static display.

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ILA Berlin Airshow 2008

ILA Berlin Airshow 2008

27 May - 01 June 2008
Berlin, Germany

Airbus showcased its three product lines of modern, eco-efficient aircraft at this year's Berlin Air Show in Germany - including the company's 21st century flagship A380, which took part in the event's daily flying demonstrations.

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Flight presentation - The A380 flies with Air France

Flight presentation - The A380 flies with Air France

12-15 November 2007
Montreal, Canada

The Airbus A380 continued its world tour with a first time visit to Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Quebec during November 2007. For this milestone, the world's largest commercial airliner was operated jointly, under Airbus' responsibility, by Airbus and Air France flight and cabin crew.

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Dubai Airshow 2007

Dubai Airshow 2007

11-15 November 2007
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Airbus brought the 21st century A380 flagship and an A318 Elite to the Dubai Airshow, marking its growing presence in the Middle East region's commercial and corporate aviation sectors. The A380 took take part in daily flying presentations, and also joined the A318 Elite on the show's static display line.

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First A380 delivery to Singapore Airlines

First A380 delivery to Singapore Airlines

15 October 2007
Toulouse, France

Relive the magic of the A380’s first ever delivery. Singapore Airlines became the initial customer to receive the 21st century Airbus flagship, which positioned it for the history-making startup of commercial service.  Discover exclusive video and photo coverage of the delivery event.

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Paris Airshow 2007

Paris Airshow 2007

18-24 June 2007
Le Bourget Airport, France

Airbus took a starring role at the 2007 Paris Air Show, announcing 425 firm orders from 19 customers, along with commitments for a total of 303 additional aircraft. This confirmed the worldwide market's strong endorsement of the A380 and A350 XWB, along with its continuing demand for the A330/A340, as well as the A320 Family. Two A380s participated in the Paris Air Show, with one taking part in the daily flight presentations, while the other was on display in the static area. Also on static display was an A330-200 in Qatar Airways livery.

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A380 commercial route proving

A380 commercial route proving

19-28 March 2007
Worldwide

Watch the A380 as it makes its first landings in the United States as part of a 12-day commercial route proving mission in 2007, performed in conjunction with Lufthansa. Follow the aircraft as it flies to New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C., as well as Hong Kong, Frankfurt and Munich.

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A380 technical route proving

A380 technical route proving

13-30 November 2006
Worldwide

Follow the A380 in its 18-day series of technical route proving flights as a final step for its U.S./European Type Certification in December 2006. Join the A380 as it visited 10 airports and crossed the North and South Poles - covering approximately 69,000 nm./127,788 km. in some 152 flight hours.

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Farnborough International Airshow 2006

Farnborough International Airshow 2006

17-23 July 2006
Farnborough Airfield, England 

The Farnborough International Air Show featured flying displays of the A380 and A340-600, with Airbus managers also on hand at the biennial event to update airline customers, industry partners and the media on sales status and development goals. Daily news was provided on a special section of the Airbus corporate Website throughout the show.

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ILA Berlin Airshow 2006

ILA Berlin Airshow 2006

16-21 May 2006
Berlin Schönefeld Airport, Germany

Germany's biennial aerospace gathering allowed Airbus to highlight its full product line from the 100-seat A318 to the 555-seat A380, and to underscore its confidence in the future. While the A318, A380 and A340 were starring in the flight displays, Airbus announced that its order book was virtually full for at least the next four years, with nearly 430 aircraft deliveries planned in 2006.

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Asian Aerospace 2006

Asian Aerospace 2006

21-26 February 2006
Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore

Airbus underscored its strong presence at Asian Aerospace 2006 by highlighting the flagship A380 and the new A350. Held at the Chingi Exhibition Centre in Singapore from 21st-26th February, the exhibition showcased the A380 in daily flying displays. 2005 Airbus orders from the Asia-Pacific region accounted for more than 45 per cent of the global total.

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Dubai Airshow 2005

Dubai Airshow 2005

20-24 November 2005
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Airbus brought the A380 to Dubai's biennial air show, which is one of the key Middle East gatherings for the aerospace industry. International suppliers and partners of Airbus also highlighted their participation in the A380 and A350 programmes, including Lufthansa Technik - which showed main deck layout concepts for the A380 in a VIP configuration.

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Paris Airshow 2005

Paris Airshow 2005

13-19 June 2005
Le Bourget Airport, France

Airbus had a major presence at the biennial Paris Air Show – the world's most prestigious aerospace industry event. The company spotlighted its entire product line, from the A318 to the A380.

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A380 First flight

A380 First flight

27 April 2005
Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport, France

Relive the excitement of the A380 maiden flight on April 27, 2005, meet the crew, browse through hundreds of messages sent from all over the world and discover the earlier Airbus first flights.

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A380 Reveal

A380 Reveal

18 January 2005
First official presentation of the A380, Toulouse, France 

View highlights of the ceremony to unveil the A380, the 21st century airliner, attended by four heads of State and representatives of customers who have ordered the aircraft.

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A340-600 Route proving

Follow the progress of the A340-600 as it performs its route proving around the world.

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