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Innovation in motion: Airbus’ A330 increased maximum takeoff weight version completes its first flight

12 January 2015 Headline news

The newest evolution in Airbus’ market-leading widebody jetliner product line – the A330 with an increased 242-tonne maximum takeoff weight capability – is another step closer to entering service later this year after its successful maiden flight.  

Taking off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport tod...

Opening a new chapter in aviation, first delivery of A350 XWB to Qatar Airways

22 December 2014 Headline news

Customer satisfaction means giving the airlines that operate Airbus aircraft exactly what they want. This was achieved on 22 December when A350 XWB MSN006 was delivered to launch customer Qatar Airways, widely recognised for insisting on the highest possible standards for its passengers. The airline...

Etihad Airways’ A380 delivery continues the momentum for Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner

18 December 2014 Headline news

The number “13” was a source of great pride and celebration today as Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways became the 13th carrier to date to receive an Airbus A380 jetliner – which is setting new operational benchmarks in reliable service around the globe.

This milestone handover – the 150th by Airbus ov...

The A350 XWB makes a big impression during its Asian demonstration tour

28 November 2014 Headline news

The latest member of Airbus’ market-leading widebody product line – the A350 XWB jetliner – took centre stage in the fast-growing Asian market during its successful 11-day demonstration tour, which was performed ahead of the first customer delivery, planned before year-end.

Using its MSN005 A350-90...

A leader today and tomorrow: Increased takeoff weight version positions the A330 Family for continued success

7 November 2014 Headline news

A new evolution in Airbus’ market-leading widebody product line is now taking shape as the company’s A330-300 offering the increased 242 tonne maximum takeoff weight capability has entered final assembly in Toulouse, France. 

This marks a key milestone for the A330 programme, with Airbus apply...

The Common Type Rating is approved for A350 XWB and A330 pilot training

22 October 2014 Headline news

Airlines and pilots will both benefit from the Common Type Rating pilot training on the A350 XWB and A330 jetliners, further extending Airbus’ concept of flight operational commonality between its fly-by-wire aircraft families.

The new regulatory approval means that pilots who are qualified and cur...

“Stretching its legs” – the A380 now serves the world’s longest airline route

3 October 2014 Headline news

The growing network of A380 flights now includes the world’s longest airline route: Qantas’ Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth service, which covers a 13,804-km. distance and connects the most populous city in Australia with the busy gateway airport facility in the U.S. state of Texas. It is one of more than ...

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