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A “carbon copy:” The no. 2 A350-1000 rolls out sporting the A350 XWB Family’s signature composites livery

23 September 2016 News in brief

Airbus’ second A350-1000 flight test aircraft has emerged from the paint shop in Toulouse, France with a distinctive carbon fibre-themed livery that is inspired by the advanced composites technology incorporated on the world’s most-modern widebody aircraft product line. 

The A350-1000 is the l...

A rapid phase-in for Saudi Arabian Airlines’ A330-300 Regional jetliners

1 September 2016 News in brief

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is quickly building up its A330-300 Regional jetliner fleet, receiving ten aircraft during 2016 from a total of 20 on order. After Saudi’s initial A330-300 Regional delivery earlier this summer, two more were provided by Airbus in August, along with seven others befor...

Airbus reduces VOC emissions with improved technologies and processes

23 May 2016 News in brief

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 reve...

Reach new heights with Airbus-branded merchandise

29 March 2016 News in brief

The revitalized “Let’s shop Airbus” official store is now on-line, offering a full collection of branded apparel, accessories, scale models, collectables and other items for aviation enthusiasts of all ages.

Open 24 hours a day at www.airbus-shop.com, the available merchandise includes plastic mode...

Going the Xtra distance: Continuous innovation for the A350-900

28 March 2016 News in brief

The A350-900 version of Airbus’ A350 XWB jetliner will be able to fly even farther from 2020, thanks to increased fuel efficiency and an optional increased maximum takeoff weight (MTOW).

Contributing to the longer range are aerodynamic enhancements by Airbus and engine improvements to the Rolls-Roy...

Belgian artist René Magritte is honoured with special Brussels Airlines A320 livery

21 March 2016 News in brief

Brussels Airlines has unveiled its second A320 with a special livery inspired by famous Belgians. This aircraft is dedicated to surrealist artist René Magritte, and its exterior incorporates elements from two of his most famous paintings: La Clairvoyance and Le Retour. The A320’s interior also has u...

Turkish Airlines’ 300th aircraft is an Airbus A330-300

4 February 2016 News in brief

The fleet of Turkish Airlines reached the 300th aircraft milestone with an A330-300, handed over during a ceremony today in Istanbul. To be deployed on medium- and long-haul routes in developing the airline’s growth strategy, this aircraft is fitted with “made in Turkey” galleys and economy-class se...

Airbus pays homage to Jacques Rosay with the naming of its no. 1 A380.

30 November 2015 News in brief

The no. 1 A380, which continues to serve as Airbus’ flight test aircraft, has been named after late company test pilot Jacques Rosay, who was the first to fly the 21st century flagship and also contributed to development and certification activities for the A318, A319, A330-200, A340-600, and A340-5...

Building tomorrow’s leaders: Airbus Little Engineer initiative fosters talent development

12 November 2015 News in brief

With a focus on the future, Airbus is successfully spreading its spirit of innovation through a programme that inspires students in the Middle East and North Africa region to pursue careers in the aerospace industry. 

This initiative – called Airbus Little Engineer – has been a strong success ...

Getting ready for the show: Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB arrives for the 2015 Dubai Airshow

7 November 2015 News in brief

Airbus’ A350 XWB jetliner is ready for the spotlight at the Dubai Airshow as part of its Middle East demonstration tour that is showcasing this highly-efficient member of the company’s market-leading widebody product line.

The A350 XWB’s Dubai Airshow presence is the third stop in a high-profile de...

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