Press releases

Germania becomes new Airbus A321 operator

13 November 2013 Press Release

Aircraft equipped with Sharklet wing tip fuel saving devices

Airbus highlighting two corporate jets at Dubai Airshow

13 November 2013 Press Release

Demonstrating comfort and space par excellence

Airbus delivers first A319 with Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) to American Airlines

12 November 2013 Press Release

FAA certifies ROPS technology on A320 Family

Airbus showcases Innovation at the Dubai Airshow

12 November 2013 Press Release

Most modern aircraft, services and products take centre stage

Japan’s Vanilla Air takes delivery of first A320 with Sharklets

12 November 2013 Press Release

Narita-based low-cost carrier becomes newest Airbus operator

A320neo programme starts first major-component assembly

8 November 2013 Press Release

First A320neo engine pylon assembled in Toulouse

Other NEO subassemblies taking shape soon across Airbus sites

Tigerair is first in Asia to retrofit A320 with Sharklets

5 November 2013 Press Release

Tigerair of Singapore today unveiled the first A320 aircraft to be retrofitted in Asia with Sharklets. Five A320s have already been delivered to Tigerair with Sharklet-ready wings, with the retrofit work being undertaken by Sepang Aircraft Engineering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sharklets are made f...

Fifth and final A350 XWB test aircraft enters final assembly line

4 November 2013 Press Release

Assembly of MSN5, the fifth and final member of the A350 XWB flight test fleet is now underway with the fuselage joining process. This follows the recent arrival of the three fuselage sections at the A350 XWB final assembly line in Toulouse, France.

Local new hires to Airbus Americas begin global career adventure

30 October 2013 Press Release

First group of manufacturing-related employees for assembly line in Mobile, Alabama.

Airbus launches Sharklet retrofit for in-service A320 Family aircraft

29 October 2013 Press Release

Cuts fuel burn by up to 4%, lengthens in-service life

JetBlue Deal Marks 10,000th Airbus A320 Family Order

29 October 2013 Press Release

Order includes: 35 new aircraft; 18 upsized models; launches Sharklets retrofit programme

Airbus calls on aviation industry to set a new standard for long-haul comfort

28 October 2013 Press Release

Airbus proposes 18 inch (45.72cm) seat width as the standard for future long haul economy air travel

EVA Air takes delivery of its first Airbus A321 equipped with Sharklets

23 October 2013 Press Release

Carrier becomes Taiwan’s first operator of Airbus’ wing tip fuel saving devices

Airbus and Global Engineering Deans Council hand out the first award for diversity in engineering education

22 October 2013 Press Release

Wichita State University representative wins for her initiative to increase diversity in engineering.

Airbus receives prestigious European Award

22 October 2013 Press Release

Recognition for European integration and economic achievement

VivaAerobus places Latin America’s biggest Airbus aircraft order

21 October 2013 Press Release

Mexican low-cost airline to renew fleet with order for 52 A320 Family aircraft

Airbus ACJ319 highlights wide-cabin comfort at NBAA show

17 October 2013 Press Release

Most comfort and space of any business jet

Second A350 XWB test aircraft successfully completes first flight

14 October 2013 Press Release

The second A350 XWB to fly, MSN3, has just landed back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France, shortly after 14:30 hours local time, after successfully completing its first flight that lasted approximately five hours.

The A350 XWB test aircraft, MSN3, was flown by Frank Chapman and Thierry Bourges, Air...

Airbus opens its doors to young girls - “Les Elles du Futur”

14 October 2013 Press Release

Schoolgirls discover professions in aeronautics

World freighter fleet to reach almost 3,000 aircraft in next 20 years

10 October 2013 Press Release

Strong long-term traffic growth with the emerging countries set to outpace the growth of developed countries;

Dedicated freighters will remain an essential part of world cargo – belly cargo proportion to remain unchanged;

Mid-sized aircraft account for largest freighter segment, requiring almost 1...

Airbus and Japan Airlines sign their first ever order

7 October 2013 Press Release

Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed a purchase agreement for 31 A350 XWBs (18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s), plus options for a further 25 aircraft. This is JAL’s first ever order for Airbus aircraft.* It is also the first order Airbus has received from Japan for the A350 XWB, confirming its continuing s...

Airbus donates A300 flap to Pennsylvania State University

4 October 2013 Press Release

Recent inventory checks at Airbus’ Spares Center in Ashburn, Virginia revealed a treasure which was handed over today to Penn State’s College of Engineering.

Airbus has donated a like-new flap for an A300 aircraft to school leaders in University Park, Pennsylvania. The flap, which will be used for...

Airbus develops presence in Malaysia with new services

2 October 2013 Press Release

Manufacturer to expand footprint in South East Asia

Airbus elected ‘most appealing employer in France’ for the third year running

2 October 2013 Press Release

A forward-looking company offering real career opportunities

Sichuan Airlines takes delivery of its first A321 with Sharklets

27 September 2013 Press Release

Captures growth with larger, eco-efficient single-aisle model

Air Namibia takes delivery of its first Airbus A330

27 September 2013 Press Release

A330s to modernize long-haul fleet.

Garuda Indonesia starts taking delivery of new A330-300 fleet

26 September 2013 Press Release

Aircraft feature premium products for long range services

Final assembly of first Asiana Airlines A380 underway

26 September 2013 Press Release

First aircraft scheduled for delivery in second quarter of 2014

VietJetAir to acquire up to 100 new A320 Family aircraft

25 September 2013 Press Release

Low Cost Carrier becomes new Airbus customer

BOC Aviation orders 25 A320 Family aircraft, including 12 A320neo

25 September 2013 Press Release

Key lessor highlights flourishing demand for A320 Family

Qingdao Airlines orders 23 A320 Family aircraft

25 September 2013 Press Release

Newly established airline in China to start operation with best-selling A320

Zhejiang Loong Airlines signs MoU for 20 A320 Family aircraft

25 September 2013 Press Release

Hangzhou based airline to start passenger operations soon

Airbus announces lower weight A330 for regional & domestic operations

25 September 2013 Press Release

Optimised for shorter haul missions, offering higher capacity, long-range comfort and unbeatable economics

Spring Airlines receives its first A320 with fuel-saving Sharklets

24 September 2013 Press Release

China’s first low-cost carrier benefits from most efficient single-aisle aircraft

Over 29,000 new aircraft required in the next 20 years

24 September 2013 Press Release

Future journeys will increasingly rely on aviation

A350 XWB joins the A330 and A380 for an Airbus “Xtra-widebody” family flight

19 September 2013 Press Release

The Airbus widebody family of flight test aircraft, the A380, A330 and the all-new A350 XWB, took off from Toulouse today flying together for the first time before continuing on separate flight test missions. 

Airbus’ full range of modern, widebody aircraft - from the versatile A330, to the su...

Lufthansa, Airbus’ biggest airline customer, commits to up to 55 A350s

19 September 2013 Press Release

A350 key to modernising Lufthansa’s long-haul fleet

Harbin Composite Manufacturing Centre delivers 1st major A350 part

16 September 2013 Press Release

Airbus’ newest joint venture in China progresses well on A350 work packages

Airbus Assembly Line in Mobile Reaching for the Sky

13 September 2013 Press Release

First vertical steel column raised for A320 Family Assembly Line in Mobile, Alabama.

Qatar Airways’ first A380 takes off for its maiden flight

9 September 2013 Press Release

Flies to Hamburg for painting and cabin installation

Airbus and China extend cooperation on safety into the future

6 September 2013 Press Release

Responds to rapid aviation growth in China

Finnair receives world’s first A321 with Sharklets

6 September 2013 Press Release

Launch customer to operate an all Airbus fleet

Airbus showcases innovations and passenger comfort at Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) 2013 Expo

5 September 2013 Press Release

Explore the Airbus comfort standard

A320 Family ‘non-stop innovation’ mock-up

New high-definition video A380 & A350 XWB cabin walkthroughs

Latest A350 XWB cabin updates

Airbus ACJ319 in the spotlight at Russian business jet show

5 September 2013 Press Release

Unmatched comfort and space on show

Delta Air Lines returns to Airbus with order for 40 aircraft

4 September 2013 Press Release

Deal includes A330s and the first-ever A321s for the airline

Airbus and China to collaborate on Air Traffic Management

4 September 2013 Press Release

Breakthrough agreement to modernise China’s ATM ensuring growth

Airbus’ cooperation in Russia highlighted at MAKS airshow by major contracts and collaboration agreements

2 September 2013 Press Release

Confirming Airbus’ commitment to reinforcing opportunities with Russia


Airbus wins prestigious Greentec Award for innovative fuel cell project

2 September 2013 Press Release

Emission-free power supply on ground and improved efficiency in the air

Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier gets first-hand experience of A350 XWB

2 September 2013 Press Release

Airbus President & CEO, Fabrice Brégier has enjoyed his first experience on-board the A350 XWB MSN1 during a routine test flight which lasted close to three hours and took place over the south-western part of France.

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Airbus and S7 Engineering to develop strategic A320 maintenance training partnership in Russia

29 August 2013 Press Release

Local operators to get easier access to Airbus’ standards and latest technologies in maintenance training





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