In a significant step for modernising Iran’s commercial aviation sector, Iranian officials have signed two agreements with Airbus at the Elysée Palace during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s official visit to France. One agreement covers Iran Air’s acquisition of 118 Airbus jetliners – 73 widebodies and 45 single-aisle aircraft – and includes pilot and maintenance training and support services. The other is a comprehensive cooperation agreement to develop air navigation services, airport and aircraft operations, regulatory harmonisation, technical and academic training, maintenance, repair and industrial cooperation in the country. This video provides highlights from the signing at Elysée Palace, along with commentary from Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier.
Watch the first Airbus 242-tonne maximum takeoff weight A330-300 variant – which was delivered to launch customer Delta Air Lines in May 2015 – take shape. This video follows the aircraft manufacturing process from final assembly to flight testing.
In a key programme milestone, Airbus’ delivered its first 242-tonne maximum takeoff weight A330-300 variant, which was received by U.S.-based launch customer Delta Air Lines. This enhanced member of the A330 Family offers increases range at lower costs, and underscores Airbus’ philosophy for incremental innovation, while serving as a platform for the A330neo. Relive the highlights of the delivery ceremony held at Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse, France on 28 May 2015 as Delta Air Lines officially welcomed the 242-tonne A330 into its fleet.
The no. 1 A330 for Tunisair is the “star” of this video clip, which spotlights the widebody jetliner’s assembly and other activities leading up to its delivery in June 2015.
Tunisia’s national airline, Tunisair, received its first A330-200 jetliner during a ceremony held in Toulouse, France on 9 June 2015. Providing comments during the handover event was Didier Evrard, Airbus Executive Vice President Head of Programmes; Michel Dubarry, Rolls-Royce Head of Europe and North America; Sarra Rejeb, Tunisair Chief Operating Officer; and Mahmoud Ben Romdhane, the Tunisian Minister of Transport.
On the Farnborough International Airshow’s opening day, Airbus presented its Global Market Forecast for 2016-2035 – which projects a need for more than 33,000 new aircraft with over 100 seats during that 20-year timeframe, driven by passenger traffic growth. In this video clip, Airbus Head of Market and Product Strategy Bob Lange highlights key data from the report.
On Day Three of the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow, Airbus put the spotlight on its product line of modern widebody jetliners – which was represented with impressive flying displays performed by the company’s next-generation A350 XWB and 21st century flagship A380.
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’ successful 2013 is highlighted in this video review, which;includes its new industry record of 1,619 gross orders for the A320,A330, A350 XWB and A380 product line, and another record set with 626;aircraft deliveries completed during the 12-month period. Also;underscored are the A350 XWB’s history-making first flight; the;construction start-up for Airbus’ new U.S. A320 Family final assembly;line in Mobile, Alabama; delivery of the 150th A320 Family aircraft;Dassembled in Tianjin, China; and delivery of the initial A400M military;airlifter.
Explore the continuous innovation and latest technologies on board Airbus’ A330 Family aircraft, whose worldwide popularity reached new heights with the milestone delivery of the 1,000th A330 – which was received by Cathay Pacific Airways in July 2013.
Indonesia’s national carrier, Garuda Indonesia, began taking delivery of its 18 new A330-300 aircraft – which are a major part of the airline’s fleet modernisation programme – with a ceremony in Toulouse marking the handover of the first jetliner on 26 September 2013.
Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier details the milestone first Japanese order for Airbus’ A350 XWB, received from Japan Airlines - which is acquiring 31 of the widebody jetliners. Brégier also underscores the strategic importance of this win a market traditionally dominated by the competition.
Continuing its commitment to continuous product upgrades, Airbus launched the enhanced A330neo (new engine option) at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow. Scheduled for a fourth quarter 2017 service entry, the A330neo will be equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and shares 95 per cent commonality with existing A330 aircraft. Other upgrades include improved aerodynamic performance with new sharklets and increased wingspan and state of the art cabin modern design and technology – Airspace by Airbus – providing Larger bins, new entrance area, Space-Flex and smart-Lav.
AirAsia X, which announced its Memorandum of Understanding for 50 A330-900neo aircraft at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow, is positioned to become the first airline receiving the new engine option aircraft. This video clip includes comments from Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier and Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Co-Founder and Director of AirAsia X.
Airbus’ MSN005 developmental A350 XWB jetliner continues on the third trip of its global route-proving tour to demonstrate the aircraft’s readiness for airline operations. In this phase, the aircraft received warm welcomes in Johannesburg, South Africa; Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Santiago, Chile then flew to Sao Paulo, Brazil before returning to Toulouse, France.
Airbus’ next-generation A350 XWB completed its four-trip route-proving campaign – which is designed to demonstrate the aircraft’s readiness for airline operations and is part of the final stage toward certification. On its fourth trip, this highly-efficient jetliner made stops in Doha, Qatar, Perth, Australia, Moscow, Russia and Helsinki, Finland to wrap up a campaign that amassed some 81,700 naut. mi. in approximately 180 flight hours. The A350 XWB performed as expected and on schedule at each destination, and is expected to achieve Type Certification in the third quarter of 2014.
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.
Follow the initial Airbus A350-900 aircraft for global launch customer Qatar Airways through the manufacturing process – from delivery of components to the final assembly line in Toulouse, France to its maiden flight in autumn 2014. The video also highlights the “Xtra” that makes the difference for this Airbus next-generation widebody jetliner – including its spacious and comfortable cabin, use of advanced composite materials along with the aircraft’s highly-efficient and quiet Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.
Continuing Airbus’ philosophy of incremental innovation, the company’s 242-metric tonne maximum takeoff weight A330 variant took to the skies for the first time in January 2015. The aircraft performed a successful maiden flight, which lasted approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes from takeoff to landing – both of which occurred at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southwestern France. As the newest enhancement to the popular and reliable A330 Family, the 242-tonne maximum takeoff weight A330 variant offers up to 500 nautical miles more range and up to 2 per cent reduced fuel consumption.
A highly-successful 2014 – during which Airbus achieved a new company record of 629 deliveries, while also receiving 1,456 net orders from 67 customers – is outlined by management during the year-opening press conference held 13 January 2015 in Toulouse, France. Providing comments in this video clip are President and CEO Fabrice Brégier and John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer – Customers.