2017 marked new achievements and key milestones for Airbus’ family of single-aisle and widebody aircraft, including the single largest commercial jetliner announcement in the company’s history.
Widebody jetliner achievements included delivery of the 100th A350 XWB – an A350-900 variant; the Type Certification of the longer-fuselage A350-1000, clearing the way for the initial customer delivery by year-end; and the first flight of the A330neo, kicking off some 1,400 hours of airborne flight evaluations.
For the single-aisle product line, the A319neo new engine version made its maiden flight equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines; the first-ever A321neo was provided to an operator; and a U.S.-produced A321 became the 1,500th Airbus commercial aircraft in North American service.
The A350 XWB: new operators and a milestone delivery
The A350-1000 is cleared for service
The A330neo takes to the skies
Major achievements for Airbus’ A320 Family
Airbus A320 production and North America
Tianjin: Airbus’ first widebody centre outside Europe
Commitment to eco-efficiency: sustainable bio-fuels
IranAir’s fleet modernisation begins with Airbus
A “dynamic” business atmosphere at the Paris Air Show
BLADE: laminar flow research takes flight