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.
At the Dubai Airshow signing for five A330-200 Freighter jetliners and options for eight more, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker explains how the carrier will use these aircraft in catering to the air cargo market’s growing demand. Joining the signing event in the presence of international reporters was Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier.
Etihad Airways’ 117-aircraft booking announced at the Dubai Airshow is described by James Hogan, the airline’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and commented upon by Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier during a press conference.
In this video interview from the 2013 Dubai Airshow, Andreas Hermann, Airbus Vice President, Freighters – Customer Affairs provides an update on the company’s A330-200F freighter – which made headlines at the biennial event with new firm orders from Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways. Hermann also discusses Airbus’ partnership with Mercedes-Benz, which was spotlighted during the Dubai Airshow with car loading demonstrations using a Qatar A330-200F.
The Beluga, both the oddest looking and one of the most popular aircraft in the Airbus family is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the air. The cargo plane affectionately named after the Arctic white whale is responsible for ferrying crucial parts including new wings and fuselage sections between factories across Europe. It will see its work rate double as Airbus ramps up production along its assembly lines to meet a backlog of orders that stretches nearly 8 years.
Since its first flight on 13 September 1994, Airbus’ A300-600ST Super Transporter – known as the Beluga – has been transporting components for the company’s jetliners between its European production facilities and final assembly lines. This video highlights the unique airlifter’s maiden flight 20 years ago.