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Reinforcing Airbus’ widebody leadership: A330neo is a winner at the Farnborough Airshow

Wrapping up its best performance ever at a biennial Farnborough Airshow, Airbus logged new business for 496 aircraft – including 133 widebody jetliners with agreements involving the newly-launched A330neo and in-production A330ceo versions, along with the soon-to-enter-service A350 XWB.

17 July 2014 Headline news

The A330neo (new engine option) was at the centre of attention throughout the week-long industry event, with Airbus’ go-ahead for the launch of this new engine option aircraft followed by rapid-paced announcements of commitments for 121 aircraft.  

These bookings involved both versions being offered: the A330-800neo, which has the same fuselage length as Airbus’ in-production A330-200ceo (current engine option); and the A330-900neo, which uses the A330-300ceo’s fuselage length.  

With this latest product line addition, Airbus continued to reinforce its widebody jetliner...

A350 XWB MSN001 successfully conducted ‘Maximum Energy Rejected Take-Off’ test

Airbus has successfully performed the ‘Maximum Energy Rejected Take-Off’ (MERTO) test with the A350 MSN001 on the morning of Saturday 19th July at Istres Air Force Base in France. MERTO, which follows on from the previous ‘High Energy Rejected Take-Off’ (HERTO) preparation test conducted by MSN001 t...

22 July 2014 Press Release

Airbus has successfully performed the ‘Maximum Energy Rejected Take-Off’ (MERTO) test with the A350 MSN001 on the morning of Saturday 19th July at Istres Air Force Base in France. MERTO, which follows on from the previous ‘High Energy Rejected Take-Off’ (HERTO) preparation test conducted by MSN001 two months ago, is a part of the mandatory series of tests for Certification.

This latest test is to confirm the braking system’s ability to safely stop the aircraft following a rejected take-off at high speed and high weight – using a set of worn-out brakes. As these brakes absorb the kinetic...

Airbus wins business worth more than $75 billion for 496 aircraft at Farnborough Air Show 2014 – a new Airbus record at Farnborough

• Customers endorse newly launched A330neo with 121 commitments;

• A320neo Family continues to outpace the competition with 317 orders

• Airbus achieves the 3,000th A320neo Family order during the show

17 July 2014 Press Release

During the 2014 Farnborough Air Show, Airbus won US$75.3 billion worth of business for a total of 496 aircraft, making it by far the largest Farnborough show for Airbus – both in terms of dollar value and also in the number aircraft. The deals comprise Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for 138 aircraft worth $36.9 billion and purchase orders for 358 aircraft worth $38.4 billion.

The show kicked-off with the launch of the A330neo, followed by a brisk slew of announcements from major customers for a total of 121 A330neos worth $33.2 billion. Leading the charge w

Transaero Airlines commits to 20 A330s

First A330neo launch customer in Europe

17 July 2014 Press Release

Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest airline, signed a Letter of Intent with Airbus for 20 A330 aircraft (8 A330ceo and 12 A330neo). This agreement  makes Transaero an important launch customer and the first European airline to commit to the A330neo. The A330s will allow Transaero to continue the massive fleet modernization program and to boost its medium and long-haul domestic and international network.

“Maintaining the balance between proven technologies and new fuel efficiency and passenger comfort solutions, the A330neo will enable a smoo

Hong Kong Aviation Capital orders 70 A320neo Family aircraft

Lessor confirms strong market demand for the efficient A320neo Family

17 July 2014 Press Release

Hong Kong Aviation Capital (HKAC), a fast growing aircraft leasing company based in Hong Kong, has signed a firm order with Airbus for a total of 70 A320neo Family aircraft (40 A320neo and 30 A321neo)

The contract was finalised at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow by Donal Boylan, CEO of HKAC and John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. The agreement follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed at the 2013 Paris Air Show.

“We are pleased to have finalised the order for 70 A320neo Family aircraft with Airbus. The green credentials of the NEO is one of the key factors for us...

Airbus, British Airways, Heathrow and NATS partner for ‘Quieter Flights’

Industry initiative to study noise reduction procedures

16 July 2014 Press Release

Airbus, British Airways (BA), Heathrow Airport (LHR) and NATS (the main air navigation service provider in the United Kingdom) have launched a unique partnership to study and develop operational procedures to reduce the number of people affected by noise around London’s Heathrow. The study will use British Airways’ A380. The A380 is recognised as one of the quietest aircraft today.

This project utilises the capabilities of the A380, the quietest aircraft of its size, and looks at how the aircraft manufacturer, airline, airport and air navigation services provider can further reduce the...

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Ready to board: Airbus issues the latest edition of the “Shaping Efficiency” magazine

19 July 2014 Feature story

Step inside the all-new A350 XWB with Issue no. 6 of the “Shaping Efficiency” A350 XWB interactive magazine.

Airbus’ e-magazine – which has followed the A350 XWB widebody from development, to its maiden flight and test and certification campaign – spotlights this highly efficient aircraft’s spacious and comfortable interior.

In the app, find multimedia content – including photos, videos – on the A350 XWB’s “inspired” interior design, the reveal of the first cabin-equipped flight-test aircraft (MSN002) and the A350 XWB Customer Definition Centre...

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Airbus’ newest customer support centre begins operations in Malaysia

10 July 2014

Airbus Customer Services’ Malaysian-based subsidiary – Airbus Customer Services Sbn Bnd – has commenced operations, providing support to customers in close proximity to this fast-growing South East Asia region. Co-located with Sepang Aircraft Engineering near Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the new Malaysian center will offer services that cover the complete range of Airbus’ modern, efficient jetliner product line – with a focus on the A380 and A350 XWB.

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