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Airbus Americas fills new position, Director - Research and Technology

1 May 2013 Press Release

David Paul Hills comes to U.S. from Airbus Operations in UK

Wizz Air Hungary takes delivery of its first Airbus Sharklet equipped A320

29 April 2013 Press Release

Wizz Air Hungary, the largest Central and Eastern European low cost - low fare airline, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices. The carrier becomes one of the first Eastern European Airlines to do so, following the delivery in March of the f...

Nepal Airlines selects the Airbus A320 for fleet modernisation

29 April 2013 Press Release

Sharklet equipped to save up to four percent in fuel burn

China’s CAS signs GTA with Airbus for 60 aircraft

25 April 2013 Press Release

Eco-efficient Airbus aircraft support fast growing Chinese civil aviation

EADS and Airbus donate four million RMB to earthquake hit Ya’an city in South western China

24 April 2013 Press Release

Eurocopter, another EADS subsidiary also contributes to disaster relief operations

LAN and TAM take delivery of first Airbus A320s with Sharklets

23 April 2013 Press Release

LAN and TAM Airlines, two of Latin America’s leading airlines and part of the LATAM Airlines Group -- one of Airbus largest customers in terms of orders, in-service aircraft and backlog -- took delivery of their first Airbus A320s equipped with Sharklets. Powered by CFM, the LAN and TAM aircraft wer...

Airbus and IBM to help aircraft operators optimize fleet management and operations

23 April 2013 Press Release

• Integrating and further developing Airbus’ airline “e-solutions”;

• Using ‘big-data’ to provide airlines with tailored fleet data management.

 

IAG and British Airways select the A350

22 April 2013 Press Release

A350-1000 to take major role in British Airways future long-haul fleet

Tail section for Qatar Airways’ first A380 rolls out of paint shop

22 April 2013 Press Release

The vertical tail section for the first A380 for Qatar Airways has been painted with the airline’s trademark oryx logo at Airbus facilities in Hamburg. The painting was completed earlier this week and the assembly of the airline’s first A380 is set to begin this month, for delivery in early 2014.&nb...

Airbus Americas names Joseph T. Houghton Vice President of Training & Flight Operations Support

19 April 2013 Press Release

Houghton to lead Airbus Training Center in Miami

Airbus ACJ318 brings comfort and elegance to ABACE

11 April 2013 Press Release

Highlights widest and tallest cabin of any business jet

Volaris becomes first Mexican airline with Sharklet-equipped A320

10 April 2013 Press Release

Today, Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris celebrated the delivery of its first Sharklet-equipped Airbus A320 with a special flight from Mexico City to Cancun. Volaris is the first Mexico-based operator of the new fuel-saving wing tip devices.  The flight today showcased the aircraft effici

Airbus recognises cabin BFE suppliers’ customer support

9 April 2013 Press Release

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

Airbus to further expand the A350 XWB’s Catalogue offering for Premium Economy Seating

9 April 2013 Press Release

• Offering even more interior choices for A350 XWB operators

• EADS Sogerma to introduce a new seat model into the A350 XWB catalogue

• Joining Zodiac in enriching the A350 XWB’s Premium Economy Seating offer

Construction begins on Airbus’ U.S. Assembly Line

8 April 2013 Press Release

Opportunity for some 1,000 high-skilled workers direct and many more in supply chain

Airbus showcases innovations at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2013

8 April 2013 Press Release

• A320 Family rear-cabin innovations – new mock-up on display

• Latest A350 XWB catalogue enrichments

• New A380 high-definition video cabin preview

• Experience A330 interactive cabin visualisation in 360 degrees

 

airberlin group takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 equipped with sharklets

26 March 2013 Press Release

Germany's airberlin group took delivery of its first Airbus A320 equipped with fuel saving wing tip devices, called Sharklets. The aircraft will join the fleet of the Austrian based airline NIKI, which is owned by the airberlin group. Between now and 2015 the airberlin group, Germany’s second bigges...

Airbus installs Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines and Honeywell APU on A350 XWB MSN001

26 March 2013 Press Release

Airbus has installed on the first flight-test A350 XWB (MSN001) its two flight-ready Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines and is also installing the new Honeywell HGT1700 auxiliary power unit (APU) at Airbus’ production facilities in Toulouse (France).

The new Trent engines were both received from UTC Aer...

Hawaiian Airlines orders 16 A321neo aircraft

25 March 2013 Press Release

First single-aisle Airbus aircraft to join Hawaiian’s fleet

Vueling takes delivery of its first Airbus Sharklet equipped A320.

22 March 2013 Press Release

Vueling, the largest low cost airline in Spain, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices, becoming the first Spanish carrier to do so. Including this delivery, Vueling’s in-service fleet rises to 61 A320 Family aircraft

Sharklets are newly de...

Airbus Americas appoints Jennifer Ogle as HR Director for Mobile assembly line

21 March 2013 Press Release

Airbus Americas has named Jennifer Ogle, 49, as the new Director of Human Resources (HR) for its Mobile, Alabama assembly line. Ogle will join Airbus on April 15 and report to Linda Herbert, Vice President of HR for Airbus Americas.

During the construction phase of the assembly line in Mo...

Airbus signs MoU on aircraft financing with Abu Dhabi partner ADNL

21 March 2013 Press Release

Increasing cooperation to support aircraft deliveries and airline customers

American Airlines selects Airbus’ Runway Overrun Prevention System for its A320 Family fleet

20 March 2013 Press Release

ROPS to also become available to other manufacturers’ aircraft

Wizz Air Ukraine takes delivery of its first Sharklet equipped A320.

19 March 2013 Press Release

First Ukrainian carrier to benefit from up to four per cent fuel savings

Véronique Creissels nominated Head of Communications

19 March 2013 Press Release

Véronique Creissels has been appointed Airbus’ Head of Communications and will take up the position in early June. Reporting directly to Airbus President and CEO, Fabrice Brégier, she will oversee the Airbus’ communication activities as Brand Strategy, Media Relations, Internal Communications, Exhib...

Airbus Americas names Craig Hoskins as Vice President of Safety and Technical Affairs

19 March 2013 Press Release

Airbus Americas has named Craig Hoskins, 50, as its new Vice President of Safety and Technical Affairs. He will join the company in May and spend some time in Airbus headquarters in Toulouse and traveling for orientation, before assuming all responsibilities of the role in July. Hoskins will be repl...

Lion Air orders 234 A320 Family aircraft

18 March 2013 Press Release

Indonesian low cost carrier becomes new Airbus customer with major order

Turkish Airlines places its biggest order ever with Airbus

15 March 2013 Press Release

Up to 117 A320 Family aircraft including first order for the NEO

Airbus A330 Becomes Flagship Aircraft for Fiji’s National Airline

15 March 2013 Press Release

A330 comfort, efficiency and reliability set the foundation for Air Pacific’s new identity of ‘Fiji Airways’.

Airbus delivers 100th aircraft in Japan

15 March 2013 Press Release

Jetstar Japan welcomes its 10th A320

Monarch Airlines takes delivery of its first A320 with Sharklets

14 March 2013 Press Release

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

Lufthansa Supervisory Board gives go-ahead for major Airbus order

14 March 2013 Press Release

• 100 A320 Family aircraft and two additional A380s

• Third A380 order from the German flag carrier

 

Airbus delivers 100th A380

14 March 2013 Press Release

Sixth aircraft for Malaysia Airlines handed over in Toulouse

Airbus and the GEDC join forces to encourage diversity in engineering classrooms worldwide

13 March 2013 Press Release

Call for nominations opens with ten thousand USD award for diversity champion

Yann Barbaux appointed Airbus Chief Innovation Officer

12 March 2013 Press Release

Agility & entrepreneurship boosted with enhanced innovation focus

Sandy Bodet, structure fitter at Airbus, to receive Gold Medal for Best Apprentice Aircraft Mechanic.

4 March 2013 Press Release

A woman gets all the honours in a technical profession, on 6 March at the French Senate.

Airbus in Hamburg: Lufthansa takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 equipped with Sharklets

1 March 2013 Press Release

Airbus in Hamburg: Lufthansa takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 equipped with Sharklets

First A350 XWB with wings complete emerges for outdoor testing

26 February 2013 Press Release

The first A350 XWB – MSN001 – now showing its completed wings, has moved to its next phase of ground testing, from Roger Béteille A350 XWB FAL “Station 30” to the Clément Ader area “Station 18” in Toulouse. The aircraft is structurally complete and shows the installed winglets, belly fairing panels,...

Airbus and THAI to develop strategic maintenance training partnership in Thailand

26 February 2013 Press Release

Sharing Airbus experience on long term basis for the benefit of our customers

Airbus Corporate Foundation and Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen send humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey

25 February 2013 Press Release

35 tonnes of blankets, food and medicine shipped on Turkish Airlines A310F

Asia-Pacific to drive demand for bigger and more efficient aircraft

25 February 2013 Press Release

Demand for nearly 10,000 new aircraft, including over 3,800 widebodies

Airbus and JetBlue unveil 1st A320 in North America with Sharklets

22 February 2013 Press Release

At a crewmember event today at its base at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), JetBlue Airways unveiled the first of its Airbus A320 aircraft to be outfitted with Sharklets. The aircraft – registration number N821JB – is also the first of any North American airline to featur...

Jetstar Japan takes delivery of its first A320 with Sharklet

19 February 2013 Press Release

Carrier becomes the first operator of the new fuel saving devices in Japan

Connecticut Senator visits Airbus

18 February 2013 Press Release

United States Senator Richard Blumenthal in the A350 XWB Final Assembly Line

Airbus activates “Plan B” for the A350 XWB batteries

15 February 2013 Press Release

Reverts back to nickel cadmium technology

Airbus supports new noise standard

14 February 2013 Press Release

Industry to further reduce aircraft noise by seven decibels

Avianca takes delivery of Sharklet equipped A320

13 February 2013 Press Release

First to benefit from fuel savings in Latin America

Airbus corporate jet is exhibited in Australia for first time

11 February 2013 Press Release

Highlights widest and tallest cabin of any business jet

A350 XWB’s Trent XWB engine achieves EASA type certification

7 February 2013 Press Release

Engine certification paves the way for A350 XWB first flight in the summer

Open Day at the Airbus Lycée, Saturday 16th February to discover the aeronautical professions it proposes for young people

7 February 2013 Press Release

Registration starts on 15th February for the 2013 school year

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