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A strong performance in 2016 positions Airbus Commercial Aircraft for the future

Airbus Commercial Aircraft enters 2017 on a strong competitive footing, having met the 2016 jetliner delivery goals and logging an order volume last year that exceeded the year’s target and raised backlog to a new industry record; all while positioning itself as a more efficient, innovative company ...

11 January 2017 Headline news

Airbus Commercial Aircraft enters 2017 on a strong competitive footing, having met the 2016 jetliner delivery goals and logging an order volume last year that exceeded the year’s target and raised backlog to a new industry record; all while positioning itself as a more efficient, innovative company offering a broader range of services to customers. 

Fabrice Brégier, President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, said the record of 688 aircraft deliveries in 2016 confirmed that the company's largest production ramp-up ever is “well and truly underway, and gathering momentum.” For new business...

Flynas orders 60 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft

Converts further 20 CEOs to NEOs

16 January 2017 Press Release

Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s leading low-cost carrier, has signed an agreement with Airbus for 60 A320neo Family aircraft.

In addition to the 60 aircraft, Flynas has converted 20 A320ceo from a previous order to A320neo bringing the airline’s total firm order to 80 A320neo. The deliveries are scheduled to take place during 2018-2026.

The agreement was announced today in Riyadh at a press conference attended by Ayed Al Jeaid, Chairman, NAS Holding, Bander Al Mohanna, Chief Executive Officer, NAS Holding Group and Fouad Attar, Managing Director, Airbus Middle East.

Flynas, an all Airbus operator,...

Iran Air takes delivery of its first of 100 Airbus aircraft

Start of major fleet modernisation

11 January 2017 Press Release

Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new aircraft, an A321, in a handover ceremony in Toulouse with Mr. Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO, and Mr. Fabrice Bregier, President, Airbus Commercial Aircraft and Chief Operating Officer Airbus, in the presence of Gael Meheust, SVP Sales and Marketing CFM, Tom Enders, Airbus Chief Executive Officer, and international media. 

The delivery is the first from a firm order placed by Iran Air in December 2016 for 100 Airbus aircraft (46 single aisle and 54 wide-body jets) to renew and expand its fleet. 

“This significant milestone...

Airbus achieves targets proving ramp-up readiness in 2016

. Record commercial aircraft deliveries of 688

. 731 net orders, book-to-bill above one

. Healthy backlog of 6,874 aircraft

11 January 2017 Press Release

Airbus’ commercial aircraft deliveries in 2016 were up for the 14th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 688 aircraft delivered to 82 customers. Deliveries were more than eight percent higher than the previous record of 635 set in 2015. These included 545 single aisle A320 Family of which 68 were A320neo, 66 A330s, 49   A350 XWBs and 28 A380s. Over 40 percent of single aisle deliveries were the larger A321 models.

Airbus achieved 731 net orders from 51 customers of which eight are new. These included 607 single aisle and 124 wide-body aircraft. At the end of...

Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan’s China Airlines to develop its Maintenance, Engineering and Training capabilities

Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Airlines (CAL) to support the development of the airline’s maintenance, engineering and technical training capabilities in Taiwan. Under the MoU, Airbus and CAL will evaluate technical and business solutions to develop the carrier’s se...

10 January 2017 Press Release

Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Airlines (CAL) to support the development of the airline’s maintenance, engineering and technical training capabilities in Taiwan. Under the MoU, Airbus and CAL will evaluate technical and business solutions to develop the carrier’s services for all Airbus aircraft types currently operated by the airline, which include the A350 XWB, A330/A340, and A320 families.

The companies will also jointly evaluate and promote CAL’s retrofit activities and cabin and airframe modifications, the feasibility of approving the airline’s...

Airbus adapts A380 deliveries

Reconfirms its delivery target from 2018 onwards

27 December 2016 Press Release

Following an agreement reached between Emirates Airline and Rolls-Royce and a consecutive agreement between Emirates Airline and Airbus, the Toulouse based aircraft manufacturer is to adapt the A380 delivery stream with six aircraft deliveries postponed from 2017 to 2018 and six others from 2018 to 2019.

Airbus re-confirms the target to deliver around 12 A380s per year from 2018 as announced earlier in July 2016.

Further fixed cost reduction initiatives will be accelerated so the impact on break-even in 2017 is minimal.

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A350 XWB: six million passengers flown… and counting

17 January 2017 Feature story

Just two years after the A350 XWB’s commercial service entry, over six million passengers already have enjoyed the unique flying experience and well-being provided by Airbus’ latest-generation widebody jetliner – which is shaping the future of long-haul airline operations. 

The 62 A350 XWBs in airline service at the end of December 2016 had accumulated 154,000-plus flight hours on more than 25,000 flights, with an average daily utilisation of 12.5 hours. 

These aircraft are operated by a growing customer base that currently includes: Qatar Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Finnair,...

News in brief

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

7 December 2016

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 of the aviation industry’s benefits, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly for December 7, the five-minute Airbus video takes a behind-the-scenes look as the...

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