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Farnborough Airshow 2016: Airspace by Airbus is the new sensation in cabin design

The Farnborough Airshow has a reputation for attracting the most innovative ideas from the aerospace industry, so it is appropriate that Airbus’ new cabin concept “Airspace by Airbus” was in focus all week. 

Airspace was highlighted on Day 4, when the company also wrapped up its Farnborough Ai...

14 July 2016 Headline news


The Farnborough Airshow has a reputation for attracting the most innovative ideas from the aerospace industry, so it is appropriate that Airbus’ new cabin concept “Airspace by Airbus” was in focus all week. 

Airspace was highlighted on Day 4, when the company also wrapped up its Farnborough Airshow commercial activity with $35 billion of total business announced during the week. 

Pleasing passengers and operators alike 

Visitors to Farnborough have seen a preview of the Airspace by Airbus experience, which connects the well-being of passengers and the...

Lufthansa, Honeywell and Airbus sign MoU to deploy Airbus’ ROPS and Honeywell’s SmartLanding systems on Lufthansa Group’s fleet

• Cooperation to set the highest standard in runway safety;• Combining the strengths of two innovative technologies for a maximum number of aircraft types.

Lufthansa Group, Honeywell Aerospace and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work jointly on the development of...

20 July 2016 Press Release


• Cooperation to set the highest standard in runway safety;
• Combining the strengths of two innovative technologies for a maximum number of aircraft types.

Lufthansa Group, Honeywell Aerospace and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work jointly on the development of a runway safety solution combining Airbus’ Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) and Honeywell’s SmartLanding technologies for Lufthansa Group’s fleet. This cooperation aims to set the highest standard in runway safety by combining the strengths of these two innovative and...

Airbus launches the “I Fly A380” website: Choose. Fly. Love A380.

Flying on the iconic double deck is now a matter of choice, not chance!

14 July 2016 Press Release

The A380 is the passengers’ favourite aircraft, 60% of them are willing to make an extra effort to fly on it*. The iflyA380.com, launched by Airbus this week, is the unique website for travellers who want to experience the iconic double deck aircraft.

“As a global leading aviation company we are exploring new digital avenues and IflyA380.com illustrates this transformation journey.” said Marc Fontaine, Airbus Digital Transformation Officer. “Booking systems today do not allow the passengers to easily choose their preferred aircraft and we decided to...

ALAFCO upsizes to A321neo

Agreement for A321neo confirms market trend for larger models

14 July 2016 Press Release

ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company, the Kuwait-based international aircraft leasing company, has upsized an order of ten A320neos to A321neos. The contract was signed today at Farnborough International Airshow. This agreement is part of an overall agreement signed in 2012 for 85 A320neo’s.      

“In a continuously growing market, ALAFCO is fully focused on offering its customers the most modern, technologically advanced and economically efficient aircraft. With the A321neo we will be able to look forward to even greater levels of efficiency and offer our customers some...

Norwegian selects 30 A321LR for first transatlantic routes

A321LR performance, range and comfort ideal for longer haul routes

14 July 2016 Press Release

Norwegian, one of the largest low cost carriers in Europe, has placed an order for 30 A321LRs with Airbus. This follows a commitment signed in June 2012 for 100 A320neo aircraft. The switch from 30 A320neo aircraft to 30 A321LRs will support the carrier’s growth and modernization strategy and allows it to become the first low-cost carrier to operate the A321LR.

Norwegian (the brand name of Norwegian Air Shuttle AS) operates a network across Europe, North America and Asia, and is rapidly expanding its low cost operations. The new aircraft will feature a single class cabin layout, seating...

Avianca Brasil becomes Airbus Smarter Fleet® Maintenance Mobility launch customer in South America

Airbus brings digital, cloud-based maintenance services to South America for the first time

14 July 2016 Press Release

Avianca Brasil has become the first customer in South America to select Airbus Smarter Fleet Maintenance Mobility offering. The digital solution will provide the complete view of the aircraft status and maintenance activities across the airline and bring efficiency to mechanics through technical data and actionable items on mobile devices. Avianca Brasil will hence benefit from streamlined communication, decision-making and significant savings.

The agreement covers the integration of the Maintenance Mobility services into the airline’s information system, as well as the software and data...

Featured story

Designed for the future: Sizing up Airbus’ new Beluga XL transporter

19 July 2016 Feature story


With development of the new Beluga XL airlifter, Airbus is creating a platform tailored to meet its evolving transport needs in the decades to come – particularly to support future production ramp-ups for the company’s range of modern single-aisle and widebody jetliners. 

The Beluga XL programme was launched in November 2014, with this oversized transporter to be utilised for carrying complete sections of Airbus aircraft from different production sites around Europe to the final assembly lines in Toulouse, France and Hamburg, Germany. 

Based on the airframe of the versatile...

News in brief

Airbus reduces VOC emissions with improved technologies and processes

23 May 2016

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 revenue (and nearly 30 per cent in absolute terms) across its European sites. 

This improvement was underscored with recent achievements in Europe – such as the installation of a new washer for painting tools at Saint-Eloi, France; the replacement of a solvent-based primer with a water-based...

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