Press releases

THAI Smile takes delivery of its first A320

2 July 2012 Press Release

New regional air services to start operations in July with all-Airbus fleet

Unique Airbus international recruitment event in Toulouse- France

30 June 2012 Press Release

Applications for jobs on all Airbus aircraft programs open from now until 28th May

Airbus Innovation and technology leadership at Farnborough

29 June 2012 Press Release

A380 in static and flying displays

First MAS A380 revealed in special livery

26 June 2012 Press Release

The first A380 for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) was unveiled today bearing its special celebration livery, ahead of entry-into-service next week on the Kuala Lumpur-London route.

The livery was designed by MAS specifically for it its new A380 flagship and was applied post-delivery by Airbus in Toulouse....

First THAI A380 rolls out of paint shop

25 June 2012 Press Release

The first A380 for Thai Airways International (THAI) was rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg over the weekend, bearing the airline’s distinctive livery.

This marks the completion of the painting and cabin installation work on the aircraft, which will now enter a final phase of ground and...

Airbus rewarded at the World Investment Conference

22 June 2012 Press Release

Trophy for the Best European Investor in Europe

Transaero Airlines firms up order for four A380s

21 June 2012 Press Release

First A380 customer in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe

Airbus and Air Canada make North America’s first ever “Perfect Flight”

18 June 2012 Press Release

Potential to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 40%

Airbus launches enhanced Customer Support Network in India

18 June 2012 Press Release

Full local support for growing Airbus fleet and customer base in the region

Airbus supports the IUCN’s “Plant a Pledge” campaign advocating the largest land restoration initiative ever

12 June 2012 Press Release

Bianca Jagger calls on public to urge global leaders to meet 150 million hectare restoration target

Airbus marks 10 years of growth in Wichita, USA, and announces major foundation partnership with United Way to mentor local youth

11 June 2012 Press Release

Ten years ago, Airbus appeared on the Wichita, Kansas aviation scene with the opening of its first U.S. engineering center in the city’s Old Town section.  A decade later, Airbus’ operation in Wichita has grown by more than 600%, and the company’s role in the local aerospace community and its c...

Norwegian firms up order for 100 Airbus A320neo

8 June 2012 Press Release

New Airbus customer in Norway

AirAsia Japan takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft

8 June 2012 Press Release

Japan’s newest low-cost carrier to start operation with all-Airbus fleet in August

Air Lease Corporation firms up order for 36 A320neo Family aircraft

6 June 2012 Press Release

Clear lessor endorsement for the A321, the largest A320 Family member

Etihad Airways selects fuel saving Sharklets for new Airbus A320 fleet

6 June 2012 Press Release

Airbus’ new large wingtip devices to enhance performance of Etihad Airways’ future A320s

Fabrice Bregier at the Airbus controls

1 June 2012 Press Release

New Airbus President and CEO appoints his Executive Committee

UNESCO backs Airbus initiative to engineer tomorrow’s world

30 May 2012 Press Release

Global ‘Fly Your Ideas’ contest to inspire a new wave of engineering talent

Airbus Corporate Foundation and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies sign cooperation agreement

30 May 2012 Press Release

Extended cooperation for humanitarian relief

Malaysia Airlines takes delivery of its first A380

29 May 2012 Press Release

Eighth operator of world's largest and most eco-efficient aircraft

New Airbus operator Bingo Airways starts charter flights

29 May 2012 Press Release

Warsaw-based carrier operates its first Airbus A320

Airbus and Etihad Airways begin full RNP-AR implementation in Abu Dhabi Terminal Airspace

24 May 2012 Press Release

Etihad Airways A330 performs first optimized RNP-AR approach in Abu Dhabi.

Reducing fuel consumption by 100 to 200kg per approach with Continuous Descent Operations and shorter trajectories.


Airbus, EADS EFW and ST Aerospace finalise agreement for A330P2F conversion programme

21 May 2012 Press Release

• Paving the way for full industrial launch later this year
• Expanding Airbus’ freighter portfolio

Airbus, ST Aerospace and EADS EFW have finalised the agreement to establish the collaboration for the launch of the A330 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion programme. This follows...

Airbus corporate jets gain approval for Part 135 operations

14 May 2012 Press Release

Will enable more widespread use in charter operations

First MAS A380 moves to flight line in preparation for delivery

10 May 2012 Press Release

The first A380 for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) returned to Toulouse on 9th May following completion of interior furnishing and cabin system tests in Hamburg. The aircraft is now stationed at the Airbus flight line for final system checks prior to the start of the customer acceptance process and delivery...

Airbus is displaying an ACJ319 at EBACE

10 May 2012 Press Release

Features widest and tallest cabin of any business jet

First new-build Sharklet-equipped A320 completed in Toulouse

26 April 2012 Press Release

Airbus has produced the first new-build A320 with Sharklets. Depicted here at its roll-out in Toulouse, MSN 5098 will be one of several A320 Family aircraft in the certification flight-test campaign starting in May this year and lasting around 600 flight hours. These Sharklet tests follow the succes...

Students graduate from Sino-European aeronautics masters programme supported by Airbus

26 April 2012 Press Release

A joint programme to educate aviation professionals for China

A350 XWB static test aircraft aft fuselage delivered to final assembly line

25 April 2012 Press Release

Airbus has delivered the aft fuselage for the A350 XWB static test airframe to the final assembly line in Toulouse (France). This final section of the fuselage will be assembled with the front and centre fuselage sections which were joined up in early April.

Assembled at Airbus’ site in Hamburg (Ge...

Jetstar Japan takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft

24 April 2012 Press Release

Narita-based low-cost carrier to start services in July 2012

Airbus Managed Inventory Service operational at Iberia Maintenance

23 April 2012 Press Release

Automatically managing material inventory replenishment in real-time

Warsaw Chopin Airport chooses Airbus ELISE consulting services

18 April 2012 Press Release

Enhancing operations and increasing capacity

Garuda Indonesia orders 11 more A330s

11 April 2012 Press Release

Aircraft are key element in fleet modernisation programme

Airbus MRO Network welcomes TAM MRO as newest member

5 April 2012 Press Release

Enhancing services for Airbus customers in South America

Airbus starts final assembly of A350 XWB static test aircraft

5 April 2012 Press Release

A350 XWB next generation aircraft takes shape

New Board members bring wide international expertise and know-how to the Airbus Corporate Foundation

2 April 2012 Press Release

Virginie Guyot, fighter pilot and Birgitte Stalder-Olsen, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies join Board of Directors

Airbus wins 1st corporate jet sale in Japan

30 March 2012 Press Release

ACJ318 has widest and tallest cabin of any corporate jet

Chile sees demand for more than 160 aircraft in next 20 years

29 March 2012 Press Release

Airbus unveils country’s market forecast at 2012 FIDAE Air Show

Airbus to invest € 2bn in R&D in 2012

27 March 2012 Press Release

Over 90% to benefit the environment

Airbus expands the A350 XWB’s Catalogue offering for Premium Seating, Business Class

27 March 2012 Press Release

• Offering even more interior choices for A350 XWB operators

• Jamco America becomes a new Airbus Contracted Supplier


Airbus to exhibit corporate jet for first time in Shanghai

27 March 2012 Press Release

ACJ318 on display has widest and tallest cabin of any bizjet

Airbus recognises cabin BFE suppliers customer support

27 March 2012 Press Release

Airbus’ Cabin BFE Supplier Support Rating recognises suppliers for best in-service performance

Airbus showcases A350 XWB cabin flexibility throughout the A350 Family at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2012:

26 March 2012 Press Release

Visit us at: Booth # B7D20, Hall 7, Tuesday 27th — Thursday 29th

Only one month left to register at the Airbus Lycée for the 2012/2013 school year

23 March 2012 Press Release

Registrations end 20th April 2012

Atlantic Airways takes delivery of its new Airbus A319

22 March 2012 Press Release

Aircraft to boost travel to and from Faroe Islands

Airbus, Boeing, Embraer collaborate on Aviation Biofuel Commercialisation

22 March 2012 Press Release

Accelerating availability is key pillar of industry’s sustainable growth strategy

Airbus and Virgin Australia study new alternative fuel process

21 March 2012 Press Release

Commercialisation of alternative aviation fuels takes a step forward

Airbus leads the way at the Aviation & Environment Summit in Geneva

19 March 2012 Press Release

Airbus underlines sustainable practices for “perfect flight”

25th humanitarian flight for the Airbus Corporate Foundation

16 March 2012 Press Release

Cebu Pacific Air and “Aviation sans Frontières” help ship 1 tonne of medical equipment to the Philippines on delivery flight

India needs over 1,040 aircraft worth US$145 billion in next 20 years

15 March 2012 Press Release

Demand for larger eco-efficient aircraft

A350 XWB "MSN1" aft fuselage built

13 March 2012 Press Release

Structural assembly of the first A350 XWB aft fuselage destined for the first flying A350 XWB (MSN1) has been completed at Airbus’ manufacturing site in Hamburg (Germany). The fuselage section will now undergo its secondary interior structural assembly and system installation before being delivered ...





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