Wrapping up its best performance ever at a biennial Farnborough Airshow, Airbus logged new business for 496 aircraft – including 133 widebody jetliners with agreements involving the newly-launched A330neo and in-production A330ceo versions, along with the soon-to-enter-service A350 XWB.
Airbus is familiar with making headlines at the Farnborough International Airshow, but the company’s A330neo (new engine option) programme has been creating a “buzz” long before this week’s opening of the biennial aerospace industry event.
The highly-efficient NEO (new engine option) single-aisle jetliner project is another step closer to taking flight with today’s rollout of the initial A320neo – a key milestone as Airbus continues on-schedule for the aircraft’s maiden flight.
Airbus has established its reputation as an aerospace industry leader for environmental responsibility, a commitment that – first and foremost – benefits Airbus’ bottom line, while also supporting a cleaner planet.
Today’s A350 XWB appearance at the 2014 ILA Berlin Air Show has the dual role of spotlighting Airbus’ newest jetliner and underscoring the company’s important industrial, engineering and research ties to Germany.
This month marks the 40th anniversary of Airbus’ first-ever delivery – an A300B2 version handed over to Air France on 10 May 1974, which established the basis for the company’s global success and commitment to non-stop innovation.
The A350 XWB cabin was revealed to excited customers and the media in Hamburg, Germany on 7 April. But as photographers, journalists and film crews admired the cabin installed on flight test aircraft MSN002, other visitors attended the inauguration of Airbus’ A350 XWB Customer Definition Centre (CDC...