This video recaps a wide range of commercial and operational achievements for Airbus during 2015. Highlights for the year included the company’s 9,000th total aircraft delivery, the official inauguration of the new U.S.-based A320 Family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, as well as key milestones for the company’s market-leading product line of advanced and modern jetliners.
During a delivery ceremony held 30 August 2016, Thai Airways International (THAI) became the eighth operator to receive Airbus’ A350 XWB jetliner – which features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fiber fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines. The carrier’s no. 1 aircraft is on lease from U.S.-based CIT. This video highlights key moments from the handover event.
The Airbus Asia Training Centre, located at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park, offers pilot type rating and recurrent training courses for all in-production Airbus jetliner types. This video includes key details on the facility’s capabilities.
The AirAsia Group’s long-haul affiliate places a firm order with Airbus for 25 additional A330-300 widebody aircraft, which will support the carrier’s expansion plans. In total, AirAsia X now has 51 A330-300 jetliners on firm order, with an additional six to be leased from International Lease Finance Corporation.
Airbus offers Asian passengers comfort without compromising operating efficiency for the region’s airlines, as enhanced seat comfort levels are the most important factor for travellers of this dynamic area – which is predicted to account for 45 per cent of global air passengers by 2032..
According to research by The Future Laboratory and Airbus, the fast-growing Asian market will define future comfort standard in aviation, with high-income frequent travellers and new emerging affluent travellers shaping the region’s demand for high comfort levels. In this video, Future Laboratory Founder Martin Raymond discusses the study’s results.
Cathay Pacific Airways – which together with its sister airline Dragonair is the world’s largest A330 operator – accepted delivery of the landmark 1,000th A330 on 19 July 2013. Watch the highlights from the handover ceremony in this video.
Airbus’ MSN005 developmental A350 XWB jetliner travelled to Asia on the second trip of its global route-proving tour to demonstrate the aircraft’s readiness for airline operations. In this phase, the jetliner flew from Toulouse, France to Hong Kong, and then operated multiple flights between Hong Kong and Singapore before returning to Toulouse. The Asian trip allowed Airbus to evaluate the A350 XWB’s performance in hot and humid conditions, as well as showcase the aircraft for Cathay Pacific Airways – which has 46 of these highly efficient jetliners on order.
In this video montage, the first A380 for South Korea’s Asiana Airlines takes shape at Airbus production facilities ahead of its 26 May 2014 delivery. Asiana will be the 11th operator worldwide to receive Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner.
The no. 1 Asiana Airlines A380 receives its colours in this video clip, which includes time-lapse footage of the double-deck jetliner’s painting process – which was performed at Airbus’ highly-advanced paint shop in Hamburg, Germany.
In preparation for the 26 May 2014 delivery by Airbus, Asiana Airlines’ first A380 receives its seats, luggage compartments and additional cabin equipment. This double-deck jetliner has seating for a total of 495 passengers with high comfort levels.
The company’s successful 2014 – during which it booked more than 1,456;_LINE_TERMINATEDnet orders and delivered 629 aircraft – is recapped in this “best of”;_LINE_TERMINATEDvideo. Highlights from the 12-month period include: completing the A350;_LINE_TERMINATEDXWB’s successful flight test campaign and Airbus’ first A350-900;_LINE_TERMINATEDdelivery to global launch customer Qatar Airways; July’s A330neo (new;_LINE_TERMINATEDengine option) launch; the maiden flight of the A320neo during;_LINE_TERMINATEDSeptember; three new customers receiving their first A380 jetliners in;_LINE_TERMINATED2014; and more.