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“Hello ANA Group!” The A380 is to join the jetliner fleet of this Japanese carrier

ANA Group has set its eyes on the future with its acquisition of three A380s, which will enable this Japanese carrier to meet increasing traffic demands to and from the country, while also providing a solution for capacity constraints.

The A380 is an ideal answer for generating sustainable growth f...

29 January 2016 Headline news

ANA Group has set its eyes on the future with its acquisition of three A380s, which will enable this Japanese carrier to meet increasing traffic demands to and from the country, while also providing a solution for capacity constraints.

The A380 is an ideal answer for generating sustainable growth from busy airports – including Japan’s Haneda and Narita – as the country is expected to reach 30 million foreign travellers by 2020. 

As an existing Airbus single-aisle operator, the ANA Group also will benefit from the A380’s capacity and efficiency, along with the Airbus concept of...

Comlux orders three Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft

Becomes largest customer for new corporate jet family

1 February 2016 Press Release

Comlux The Aviation Group has announced a firm order for three Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft, becoming the largest customer for Airbus’ new corporate jet family. The order also consolidates Comlux’s leadership in Airbus corporate jet deals, with more to its credit than any other client.

Deliveries of the aircraft begin at the end of 2018. Comlux has chosen CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power the aircraft. Cabin outfitting will be by Comlux America, in Indianapolis, the first independent authorised Airbus corporate jet service...

ANA Group selects the A380

Three aircraft for first Japanese airline to operate the world’s largest aircraft

29 January 2016 Press Release

ANA Holdings has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus covering the firm order of three A380s.  With this milestone order for Airbus, ANA Group has joined the customer base for the world’s largest passenger aircraft and will become the first Japanese airline to operate the type.

ANA Group will take delivery of the aircraft from 2019.  ANA Group has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines to power its new A380 fleet.

“We are extremely proud to welcome ANA Group as a new customer for the A380,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer. “As one of the...

Discover the aeronautical professions: Lycée Airbus Open Day on Saturday, February 6th 2016, Toulouse - France.

Registration for the 2016 admission tests open from 15th February to 25th March on the Lycée website

27 January 2016 Press Release

The Lycée Airbus will present on 6th February the four Vocational Baccalaureates it offers to students: Industrial Metalworking Technician; Machining Technician; Aeronautics – Avionics option and Aeronautics – Structure option.

These courses last three years, and are taught in a school context for the first two years, and then as an apprenticeship for the last year. They address girls and boys who have Fourth Year level at least (aged 15 to under-18 on August 25th, 2015), and are highly motivated for working in a team, and on aircraft.

On completion of their Vocational...

Gulf Air orders 29 A320neo Family aircraft

Bahrain’s national carrier to upgrade its fleet with fuel-efficient single aisle aircraft

21 January 2016 Press Release

As part of its fleet renewal strategy, Gulf Air has announced a firm order of 29 A320neo Family. The new order includes 17 A321neo and 12 A320neo of which 10 A320neo have been confirmed in 2012. The contract was signed today at the Bahrain International Airshow between Mr. Maher Salman Al Musallam, A/Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Air and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer, in the presence of H.E. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Kingdom of Bahrain and Mr Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of...

K5 Aviation orders Airbus ACJ319neo

Aircraft is part of newest corporate jet family

21 January 2016 Press Release

K5 Aviation GmbH of Germany has firmed up a previously announced commitment for an Airbus ACJ319neo, adding to the growing number of orders for the world’s newest private jet family, which includes the ACJ320neo launched in 2015.

The ACJ319neo will be operated by K5 Aviation, which will be the first to fly the new type. K5 Aviation already manages three ACJ319s that are offered for VVIP charter exclusively through Vertis Aviation. 28 East, jointly owned by K5 and Vertis Aviation, managed the aircraft acquisition.

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Airbus innovation effectively streamlines the repair process for fibre optic cables

2 February 2016 Feature story

A transnational, transfunctional Airbus team has been honoured for developing a highly-efficient new method to repair fibre optic cables, which are used extensively across the company’s product line of modern commercial jetliners. 

Lighter than traditional metallic wiring and offering much higher bandwidths, fibre optic cables are applied throughout an aircraft – integrated in taxi aid cameras, head-up displays, in-flight entertainment, cockpit systems and other key components. However, if non-conformities were discovered in a cable during its installation, making the necessary repairs...

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Airbus pays homage to Jacques Rosay with the naming of its no. 1 A380.

30 November 2015

The no. 1 A380, which continues to serve as Airbus’ flight test aircraft, has been named after late company test pilot Jacques Rosay, who was the first to fly the 21st century flagship and also contributed to development and certification activities for the A318, A319, A330-200, A340-600, and A340-500 while with Airbus. 

During a naming ceremony for A380 MSN 001 (Manufacturer’s Serial Number 1) at Airbus’ Toulouse, France headquarters facility this month, Rosay was recognized for his professional qualities, as well as his humility and down-to-earth attitude. Rosay’s name has...

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