Developed by Airbus and its NAVBLUE subsidiary, the Braking Action Computation Function (BACF) provides real-time data on potentially challenging or dangerous runway conditions created by rain, snow or freezing water, and will be deployed first on A320 Family jetliners
Aircraft lessor Avolon firmed up an order for 75 A320neo and 25 A321neo jetliners, taking this Dublin, Ireland-headquartered aircraft lessor’s cumulative orders with Airbus to 284 single-aisle and widebody aircraft
The ab initio Pilot Cadet Training Programme, co-developed by Airbus and France’s ENAC civil aviation university, supports airline customers in contributing to the long-term availability of qualified pilots
The milestone delivery of the first U.S.-produced A321 to Air Lease Corporation (ALC) was celebrated by (left to right): Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of ALC; Jeff Knittel, Airbus Americas Chairman & CEO; Jimmy Dempsey, Frontier Airlines CFO; and Daryl Taylor, Vice President & General Manager of the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility
Bringing new levels of efficiency and comfort to the long-range market, Airbus’ A350 XWB Family is particularly well suited to the needs of Asia-Pacific carriers like China Eastern Airlines – which received its first A350-900 in November 2018
Delivered from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, the first U.S.-produced A321 for Air Lease Corporation (ALC) will be operated by Frontier Airlines; keeping with the Denver-based-carrier’s animal-themed paint scheme, this aircraft features Xavier the Mountain Goat on its vertical tail
China Eastern Airlines’ first A350-900 – delivered by Airbus in November 2018 – initially will operate on the Shanghai-based carrier’s domestic routes, to be followed by flights to international destinations
TAP Air Portugal’s first A330-900 jetliner – delivered 26 November 2018 – is configured in a comfortable three-class layout to accommodate 298 passengers (34 in full-flat seats business class, 96 in economy plus and 168 in economy class).
The handover of TAP Air Portugal’s first A330neo – an A330-900 version – is marked during the 26 November delivery ceremony by TAP Air Portugal CEO Antonoaldo Neves, Airbus Commercial Aircraft President Guillaume Faury and Rolls-Royce CEO Warren East (left to right)
The A350-1000 will be deployed on Cathay Pacific’s new non-stop route from Hong-Kong to Washington D.C., representing the longest flight – approximately 17 hours – performed by any airline from Hong Kong
Representing Airbus’ largest-ever jetliner acquisition announcement, the four portfolio airlines of Indigo Partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will double its existing A320neo Family fleet
Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A380, the “A380plus”. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4% fuel burn savings.
Continuing a partnership with Airbus of 10 years, Air Astana has taken delivery of its first A320neo (new engine option) aircraft – leased from Air Lease Corporation – to become the initial NEO operator in the CIS