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Yahsat Contracts Airbus to Build Advanced Geostationary Satellites

UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat) announced a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for the construction of its new geostationary telecommunications satellites, Al Yah 4 (AY4) and…

Airbus, Avincis Collaborate on AAM Development

Airbus and Avincis have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly explore opportunities in Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). Their focus will be on electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL)…

Airbus Unveils Wingman Concept for Unmanned Fighter Support

Airbus is set to showcase its Wingman concept at the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) in Berlin. In military aviation, while the term traditionally refers to a pilot in another aircraft…

Airbus next-generation H160 gets CASA approval

Airbus has received certification from the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for the twin-engine H160, heralding a new chapter for helicopter operations in Australia. The H160 has already been…

Airbus, Japanese Consortium Invest USD 100M in AALTO HAPS Expansion

A consortium of Japanese businesses, led by NTT DOCOMO, Inc. and Space Compass Corporation, along with Mizuho Bank Limited and the Development Bank of Japan Inc., has committed to investing…

Aura Aero and Airbus Protect to Work for Certification of Regional Hybrid Electric Aircraft

Aura Aero and Airbus Protect have signed a cooperation agreement in view of the certification of ERA, the next regional transport 19-seater hybrid-electric aircraft developed by Aura Aero. Both companies…

Airbus Tests New Pilot Assistance Technologies with Optimate

Airbus UpNext, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus, has started testing new technologies to support automatic taxiing and enhance pilot assistance onboard an innovative electric truck. The three-year research project, called…

Airbus Signs Order with LCI and SMFL for 21 Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, LCI, a leading aviation company, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company (SMFL), have announced an order for up to 21 of the latest generation helicopters. The new…

Iberia to become First Airline to Add New Airbus A321XLR to Fleet

Iberia will be launching the new Airbus A321XLR, as it will receive the first A321XLR on the market by the end of the summer. As with all newly delivered planes,…

Airbus Eurodrone Completes Preliminary Design Review

Airbus Defence and Space, leading the Eurodrone programme, has concluded the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) milestone. This achievement, overseen by OCCAR and representatives from France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, along…

Airbus Helicopters, Babcock to Support French Ministry of Interior’s EC145s

Airbus Helicopters and Babcock have secured a contract to provide support for 48 EC145s operated by the French Ministry of Interior. The 12-year agreement, beginning this year, was signed with…

Spotlight on H225M as Malaysian PM Visits Airbus Helicopters Booth

As far as high-profile visits go, this one was right up there on the list. After speaking at the opening ceremony of the ongoing show, Malaysia's Prime Minister Datuk Seri…

Airbus Acquires Aerovel and its UAS Flexrotor

Airbus has finalised the acquisition of U.S.-based Aerovel and its unmanned aerial system (UAS), Flexrotor, in a move to strengthen its portfolio of tactical unmanned solutions. Flexrotor is a small…

Airbus Introduces Pléiades Neo Next for Earth Observation

Airbus has announced the launch of the Pléiades Neo Next programme, aimed at bolstering its high-resolution Earth observation satellite constellation, on Monday (Apr. 29). The initiative, set to introduce new…

GDHF Secures Contract for 20 Airbus H175 Helicopters

GD Helicopter Finance (GDHF), a Dublin-based helicopter leasing and finance company, has secured a contract with Airbus Helicopters and GDAT, a Chinese helicopter lessor and operator, to acquire up to…

IndiGo Opts for Airbus Widebodies with A350-900 Order

Indian Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) IndiGo has announced a firm order for 30 Airbus A350-900 aircraft in what is its first purchase of widebody aircraft. IndiGo has opted for Purchase Rights…

Airbus Helicopters Racer Prototype Completes Maiden Flight

Racer demonstrator, developed by Airbus Helicopters as part of the European Research Clean Sky 2 initiative, has completed its inaugural flight at Marignane, according to the company’s press release on…

UK MoD Acquires Six Airbus H145 Helicopters for Fleet Upgrade

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) ordered six Airbus H145 helicopters as part of its efforts to update its rotary fleet and streamline operations. These helicopters will primarily serve in…

Korean Air Orders 33 Airbus A350s

Korean Air finalized a firm order for 33 aircraft, including 27 A350-1000s and six A350-900s on Tuesday (Apr. 2). The A350 aircraft, known for its extended range, will seamlessly serve…

Airbus to Acquire INFODAS for Cybersecurity Expansion

Airbus Defence and Space has revealed its plans to acquire INFODAS, a Cologne-based company specialising in cybersecurity and IT solutions for the public sector, including defence and critical infrastructure. The…

Korean Air Finalizes Deal with Airbus for A350s

Korean Air is set to finalize a contract with Airbus for the acquisition of 33 A350 family aircraft. The agreement comprises of 27 A350-1000s and six A350-900s with a total…

Airbus to Construct GRACE-C Twin Spacecraft

Airbus has secured a contract from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, to design and manufacture the GRACE-C twin spacecraft. This collaborative effort between NASA and the German…

Vietnam Airlines to Operate Airbus A350 to Delhi from May 2024

Vietnam Airlines will introduce the Airbus A350 from New Delhi to Vietnam from May. This marks the official launch of the Airbus A350 by Vietnam Airlines for travelers in India.…

BelugaST Ships Airbus-built EUTELSAT 36D Satellite to Launch Site

The Airbus-built EUTELSAT 36D geostationary telecommunications satellite has been shipped from Toulouse, France to Sanford, Florida, on board an Airbus BelugaST (A300-600ST). Its next step is the Kennedy Space Center,…

Icelandair Picks Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines for New Airbus A320neo Fleet

Pratt & Whitney, a business under RTX, announced on Monday (Mar. 4) that Icelandair has chosen GTF engines to power up to 35 new Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The selection…

Airbus and DSTA Reveal A330 MRTT Maintenance Analytics

Airbus Defence and Space and Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) have collaborated on developing data analytics models for the Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aerial refuelling systems.…

Airbus Helicopters Concludes Heli-Expo 2024 with 155 Commitments.

Airbus Helicopters concludes the 2024 edition of Heli-Expo at Anaheim, California with 155 commitments, including 40 firm orders, from customers worldwide for various multi-mission helicopters. Highlights included a contract with…

Niagara Helicopters Renews Fleet with Six Airbus H130 Order

Niagara Helicopters, a tourism company based in Niagara Falls, Ontario, has confirmed a full fleet renewal by ordering six H130 helicopters. The company, which annually serves over 100,000 customers worldwide…

ACHI Signs Airbus Maintenance Contract for Its H225 Fleet

Air Center Helicopters, Inc (ACHI) has inked a five-year Airbus HCare In-Service contract to maintain their fleet of 18 H225 helicopters. The company employs these aircraft for various global missions,…

Airbus Helicopters, LCI Unveil Flight Path Partnership

LCI Aviation (LCI) and Airbus Helicopters announced a new Flight Path partnership which will address the long-term capacity, sustainability, and financing requirements of the industry on Thursday (Feb. 28). The…

THC Signs Agreement for 120 Airbus Helicopters

The Helicopter Company (THC), a provider of commercial helicopter services in Saudi Arabia and fully owned by the Public Investment Fund, has signed a significant framework agreement with Airbus at…

STARLUX Invests In More Airbus Aircraft

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has placed a firm order for five A350F freighters and three more A330neos aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Singapore Airshow by KW Chang, Chairman…

Airbus Anticipates Robust Demand Within the Asia-Pacific Freight Market

Amidst the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region's ongoing robust economic growth and active trade dynamics, Airbus projects a demand for approximately 400 widebody freighters in the area over the next two decades,…

Airbus A350-1000 Flies With SAF at Singapore Airshow

Airbus is bringing its newest A350-1000 widebody aircraft to the Singapore Airshow, where it will be featured in the flying display from February 20th to 22nd. The A350 is being…

Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia, and Vattenfall Collaborate on Hydrogen Aviation in Sweden and Norway

Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia, and Vattenfall signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday (Jan. 31) to explore hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Sweden and Norway. This…

Airbus, Tata Group to Set Up H125 Helicopter Assembly in India

Airbus Helicopters has announced that it is partnering with the Tata Group to establish a Final Assembly Line (FAL) for helicopters in India. The FAL will produce Airbus’ H125 helicopter…

Airbus Opens First ALSC Facility in Chengdu, China

The Airbus Lifecycle Services Centre (ALSC) has started its operations in Chengdu (China), offering solutions to manage the entire lifecycle of an aircraft. Certified by both the European Union Aviation…

Airbus Helicopters Acquires Aerovel to Expand Unmanned Aerial System Portfolio

Airbus Helicopters and Aerovel have signed an agreement regarding the acquisition of Aerovel and its unmanned aerial system (UAS), Flexrotor. Flexrotor is a small tactical unmanned aerial system designed for…

Delta Air Lines Orders 20 Airbus A350-1000 Aircraft

Delta Air Lines has placed a first order for 20 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. These aircraft will be a new aircraft type in Delta’s fleet. “We are thankful for Delta’s continued…

BOC Aviation to Lease Six Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft to Condor

BOC Aviation will purchase four new Airbus A321neo and two new Airbus A320neo aircraft from Airbus. The aircraft will be leased to Condor on long term leases and are scheduled…

Planes Collide and Catch Fire at Japan’s Haneda Airport, Airbus Issues Statement

An Airbus A350-900 aircraft operated by Japan Airlines was involved in an accident during flight JAL516 from Sapporo New Chitose Airport to Haneda International Airport. The aircraft and a Japanese…

Airbus Delivers First Aircraft from New Toulouse Final Assembly Line

Airbus has delivered its first Airbus A321neo assembled at its newest A320 Family Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse. The A321neo, which will be operated by Pegasus Airlines, the leading…

Vietjet Receives Airbus A321neo ACF Delivery, Launches 5th International Roure

Vietjet, a Vietnamese low-cost airline based in Hanoi, recently celebrated the delivery of an Airbus A321neo ACF as its 102nd aircraft. The airline’s 5th international route was also launched in…

Spain Orders 16 Airbus C295 in Maritime Patrol and Surveillance Configurations

The Spanish Ministry of Defence has ordered 16 Airbus C295 aircraft in Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) configuration and Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) configuration. The contract amounts to €1.695 billion. The…

Turkish Airlines to Order an Additional 220 Airbus Aircraft

Türkiye’s national carrier, Turkish Airlines, will expand its fleet with an order for 220 Airbus aircraft, made up of 150 A321s and 70 A350 widebody aircraft (50 A350-900s, 15 A350-1000s…

Lufthansa Technik Will Maintain Airbus A320s for Royal Jordanian

Royal Jordanian and Lufthansa Technik have expanded their cooperation in the field of Base Maintenance. Recently, two Airbus A320s underwent a C-check at Lufthansa Technik Budapest. The experts at Lufthansa…

Pratt & Whitney to Maintain PW980 Auxiliary Power Units for Emirates’ Airbus A380 Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney has signed a 10-year agreement with Emirates to maintain and support the airline's 116 PW980 auxiliary power units (APUs) on its Airbus A380 aircraft. "The PW980 is…

Air Lease Corporation Delivers First of Eight New Airbus A321 Aircraft to LATAM Airlines

Air Lease Corporation has delivered a new Airbus A321-200neo aircraft to LATAM Airlines. The aircraft is the first of eight new Airbus A321s confirmed to deliver to the South American…

Airbus’ Detumbler To Tackle In-Orbit Debris

Airbus-made Detumbler device, designed to prevent satellites at the end of their lives from tumbling, was launched on Nov. 11, and will be tested in space on the mission in…

Turkish Airlines set to order Airbus and Boeing jets

Bloomberg is reporting that Turkish Airlines is poised to order 350 aircraft at this week’s Dubai Air Show, starting Monday, November 13. The agency says, quoting un-named persons, that “the…

ITA Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo

ITA Airways has taken delivery of its first A321neo on lease from Air Lease Corporation from Airbus' Hamburg production facilities. The latest addition further consolidates ITA Airways' all-Airbus fleet strategy,…

Royal Thai Army to Soon Add Third Airbus C295 Transport Aircraft

The third Airbus C295 transport aircraft ordered by the Royal Thai Army (RTA) arrived in the country in October and is slated to be inducted into service, later in the…

Air Astana Takes Delivery Of Eleventh Airbus A321LR

The eleventh eco-friendly Airbus A321LR for Air Astana Group arrived in Almaty on Tuesday following delivery at the manufacturer’s assembly plant in Hamburg, Germany. The total number of aircraft in…

Airbus Announces Leadership Changes

Airbus has announced changes to its leadership team to best address operational challenges as well as strategic and transformational priorities under the lead of CEO Guillaume Faury The airframer's New…

Airbus Begins Construction of New A400M Maintenance Centre

Airbus has officially launched the construction of the new A400M maintenance centre in Wunstorf. The A400M maintenance centre is being built right next to the air base of Air Transport…

flynas Takes Delivery of Five Airbus A320neo Aircraft in a Month

flynas, the leading low-cost airline in the world and the Middle East, has announced the delivery of five A320neo aircraft in the past month to upscale flynas all-Airbus fleet to…

1st Airbus C295 Transport Formally Inducted into IAF

The first Airbus Defence C-295 military transport has been inducted into the IAF. The first IAF squadron to have the distinction of being equipped with the new aircraft, is 11…

J&C Aero Completes Ukrainian Presidential Airbus A319 Cabin Modification and Refurbishment

J&C Aero, an End-to-End aircraft cabin interior solutions provider, has announced that it recently completed a major refurbishment project under which it provided cabin modification and renewal services for a…

Airbus Unveils PioneerLab as its New Twin-engine Flying Laboratory

During the German National Aviation Conference in Hamburg, Airbus Helicopters unveiled the PioneerLab, its new twin-engine technology demonstrator based on the H145 platform. PioneerLab complements Airbus' range of FlightLabs and…

Airbus Helicopters and PHI Sign for 20 H175 and 8 H160 Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and PHI Group (PHI) have signed a framework agreement that includes commitments for 20 super-medium H175 helicopters and 8 H160s to serve the energy market worldwide, including in…

Air France-KLM and Airbus to Create JV Dedicated to Airbus A350 Component Support

Air France and Airbus have entered into exclusive negotiations to establish a joint venture for the provision on a worldwide basis of Airbus A350 component maintenance services (supply chain management,…

Airbus Opens A321XLR Equipment Installation Hangar in Hamburg

Airbus is advancing its industrial system and expanding ramp-up capacity with a new automated A321XLR equipping hangar. The facility was officially opened on Wednesday by Hamburg's First Mayor Peter Tschentscher…

US-Banga Airlines Takes Lease of 2 Airbus A330-300 Aircraft from Avolon

International aircraft leasing company Avolon has added US-Bangla Airlines as a new customer, with an agreement to lease the Bangladeshi carrier two Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The two aircraft will be…

Canada Orders 4 New Airbus A330 MRTTs

Canada has signed a contract for four newly-built Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft (MRTT) and for the conversion of five used A330-200s. The contract has an order value…

Icelandair and Airbus Finalize Order for up to 25 Airbus A321XLR Aircraft

Icelandair has secured four A321LR aircraft on long-term lease from lessor SMBC Aviation Capital Limited. Icelandair and Airbus had in April signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the purchase…

Airbus Opens New Toulouse A320 Family Final Assembly Line

Airbus has inaugurated its new A320 Family final assembly line (FAL) in Toulouse. "The inauguration of this new A321-capable final assembly line in Toulouse represents another milestone in the ongoing…

Azorra Leases Two New Airbus A220s to Breeze Airways

Azorra has signed lease agreements for two new Airbus A220-300 aircraft with Breeze Airways. These will also be the first deliveries to Breeze from Airbus’ Mirabel plant in Quebec, Canada.…

Airbus Flag Flies High in Paris, eVTOLS Come of Age

After the record-breaking order for 500 Airbus A320 family aircraft from IndiGo on the opening day of the Show, it would have nothing short of a major upset if Airbus…

CALC Selects GTF Engines to Power up to 60 More Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC) has entered into a memorandum of understanding to select GTF engines to power an additional 10 firm Airbus A320neo aircraft, with options for…

Airbus and Leonardo Sign MoU to Jointly Approach Future Integrated Training Systems Market

Airbus and Leonardo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly promote integrated training systems and study the future solutions to tackle Air Dominance challenges. Both companies will jointly…

Honeywell Partners with SIA Engineering Company On Airbus, Boeing Repair

Honeywell has announced two memorandums of agreement (MOAs) to establish a cooperative relationship with SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) and its affiliates in the areas of authorization of repair activities on…

Indian Carriers Provide Airbus and Boeing Reasons to be Happy

After the record-breaking 500-A320 Family aircraft order from IndiGo on the opening day of the Paris Air Show, it was Air India's turn to hog the headlines on the second…

Volaris Selects GTF Engines to Power an Additional 64 Airbus A321neo Jets

Pratt & Whitney and Volaris announced on the opening day of the Show that the airline has selected GTF engines to power an additional 64 A321neo aircraft. Pratt & Whitney…

Airbus Has a Day for the Ages

No prizes for guessing who won Day 1 in the ongoing commercial aircraft orders competition between Airbus and Boeing. The biggest talking point of the day was Indian low-cost carrier…

Airbus Wins Largest-Ever Order in Commercial Aviation History, from IndiGo

Airbus made history on the first day of the Paris Air Show, with India’s low cost carrier IndiGo placing a firm order for 500 A320 Family aircraft. The aircraft order is not only…

PAS: Airbus to Exhibit EcoPulse Hybrid-electric Aircraft

Airbus will publicly unveil its EcoPulse hybrid-electric aircraft at the Paris Air Show. The technology demonstrator is scheduled to have its first flight later this year. The EcoPulse is a…

EFW Redelivers 50th Airbus Freighter Converted Under its P2F Conversion Program

Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), center of excellence for Airbus Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversions and joint venture by ST Engineering and Airbus, has redelivered the 50th passenger-to-freighter (P2F) converted aircraft of its…

LATAM Selects GTF Engines to Power Up to 146 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

LATAM has selected Pratt & Whitney's GTF engines to power additional A320neo family aircraft, adding to their initial order selecting GTF engines to power more than 40 aircraft in 2013.…

airBaltic Receives its 42nd Airbus A220-300 Aircraft

Latvian national airline airBaltic has taken delivery of its 42nd Airbus A220-300 jet. The aircraft is the third Airbus A220-300 delivery for airBaltic in 2023. It is a part of…

Lufthansa Takes Delivery of 600th Airbus Aircraft

Airbus on Wednesday delivered the 600th Airbus aircraft to Lufthansa group at a ceremony at the aircraft OEM's Hamburg-Finkenwerder site. Lufthansa took delivery of its first Airbus A300B2 on February…

AerCap Delivers Four Airbus A321neo Aircraft to Air India

AerCap has completed a mandate for the lease of four new Airbus A321neo aircraft with Air India, the flag carrier of India, following the delivery of the fourth aircraft. The…

ABL Aviation Delivers Fourth Airbus A321neo to Pegasus Airlines

ABL Aviation has delivered a new Airbus A321neo aircraft to Pegasus Airlines, on behalf of ABL Aviation’s Japanese partner. The aircraft is the fourth A320neo Family unit delivered by the…

Masdar and Airbus Sign SAF Agreement

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), a leading clean energy company, has signed an agreement with Airbus to support the development and growth of the global sustainable aviation fuel market.…

airBaltic Receives 41st Airbus A220-300

Latvian national airline airBaltic welcomed its 41st Airbus A220-300 jet on April 29 in Riga. This is the second Airbus A220-300 delivery for airBaltic this year. It is a part…

Airbus Canada, Pratt & Whitney Canada and SAF+ Consortium Collaborate on SAFs in Quebec, Canada

Airbus Canada, Pratt & Whitney Canada, and SAF+ Consortium are collaborating on next-generation sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), supported by the Government of Quebec. Known as CADAQ-100, the project will contribute…

Safran and Lufthansa Technik Sign License Agreement for MRO Services of Airbus A320neo / LEAP-1A…

Safran Nacelles and Lufthansa Technik have signed a license agreement for MRO services on Airbus A320neo's LEAP-1A nacelles. Over 2,500 nacelles produced by Safran Nacelles are currently in service on…

Icelandair and Airbus Sign MoU for the Purchase of up to 25 Airbus A321XLRs

Icelandair and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of 13 Airbus A321XLR aircraft with purchase rights for additional 12 aircraft. The aircraft deliveries will start in…

Airbus Helicopters and China’s GDAT Sign Deal for 50 H160 Helicopters

During French President Macron's visit to China, Airbus Helicopters signed a contract with GDAT, one of China's most prominent helicopter lessors and operators, for 50 H160 helicopters. The contract is…

Airbus and China Aviation Industry Sign Next Phase of Ongoing Partnership

During a French state visit to China, Airbus signed new cooperation agreements with China aviation industry partners. In the presene of Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron,…

Airbus Awards Aircraft Cargo Doors Contract to Tata Advanced Systems

Airbus has awarded a contract to Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. (TASL) to manufacture cargo and bulk cargo doors of the A320neo aircraft family. TASL will produce these doors at a…

Airbus Final Assembly Line in China Delivers its First A321neo

Airbus has delivered the first A321neo aircraft assembled at its Final Assembly Line Asia (FAL Tianjin) to China’s Juneyao Air in Tianjin, China. The aircraft is powered by Pratt &…

Stelia Aerospace Canada becomes Airbus Atlantic Canada

Stelia Aerospace Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus Atlantic, has a new name: Airbus Atlantic Canada. Based in Mirabel since 2014, the company manages the design and manufacturing of…

Airbus Helicopters España and Sener to Install IFF Mode 5/S transponders in Spanish Military Helicopter…

Sener Aerospace and Defense has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters Spain to install IFF mode 5/S transponders in the helicopter fleets of Spanish armed forces. The navigation and communication…

Boeing and Airbus Maintain Dominance at the Top of Global Aerospace and Defence Industry

Boeing, with its brand value up 13% to US$17.5 billion, remains the most valuable aerospace and defence brand in 2023. However, Airbus has overtaken Boeing to become the strongest brand…

Lufthansa Orders 10 Airbus A350-1000 and 5 More A350-900 Aircraft

Lufthansa Group is expand its fleet by adding 10 A350-1000s and 5 A350-900s. In addition to the agreement on the purchase of the new aircraft, Airbus and Lufthansa have also…

Airbus Helicopters enjoys rebound after COVID

Like other helicopter OEMs, Airbus Helicopters is reporting a rebound in sales of rotorcraft after the worldwide shock caused by COVID-19. Indeed, Fabrice Rochereau, Vice President and Head of Sales…

Egyptair Takes Delivery of Africa’s first Airbus A321neo

Egyptair has taken delivery of its first A321neo from Airbus’ Delivery Centre in Hamburg, making the airline the first African operator of the aircraft. The carrier has specified a two-class…

AIRBUS Predicts Aircraft Growth in Asia-Pacific

Aerospace giant Airbus expects that the Pacific region, comprising Australasia and the Pacific Islands, will receive 920 new airliners over the coming 20 years, as revealed in the latest Airbus…

Supply Chain Problems Persist, But Airbus Had a Solid 2022

Despite a host of disruptive events during 2022, Airbus was able to post net profits of €4.3bn on revenue of €58.8bn. Gross commercial aircraft orders increased to 1,078, compared to…

Airbus Picks Thomas Toepfer as Future Chief Financial Officer

Airbus has appointed Dr. Thomas Toepfer, 50, to succeed Dominik Asam, 53, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Thomas Toepfer, currently CFO of Covestro AG,–will join Airbus on Sept. 1. Dominik…

Air India to Acquire 250 Airbus Aircraft

The Tata Group-owned Air India has announced its commitment to order 250 Airbus aircraft. The commitment includes 140 A320neo and 70 A321neo single-aisle aircraft as well as 34 A350-1000 and…

Airbus Selects Nidec Leroy-Somer Electric Motors for Future Hydrogen Powered Zero-Emission Engine

Nidec Leroy-Somer has been selected by Airbus to develop electric motors for its future hydrogen powered zero-emission engine. Leroy-Somer, part of the Japanese Nidec Group since 2017 has signed an…

Qatar Airways and Airbus Reach Amicable Settlement in A350 Dispute

Airbus and Qatar Airways have settled a dispute over surface damage on grounded A350 jets, the companies said on Wednesday. The settlement averts an UK court trial. The "amicable settlement"…

Airbus to Hire More Than 13,000 People Worldwide in 2023

To support its commercial aircraft ramp-up and to meet challenges in defence, space and helicopters, Airbus intends to recruit more than 13,000 people globally in 2023. Around 7,000 of these…

Airbus Records 661 Deliveries in 2022, an 8% Increase Over 2021

Airbus delivered 661 commercial aircraft to 84 customers in 2022 and registered 1,078 gross new orders. the OEM's December 2022 backlog stood at 7,239 aircraft. The year was the fourth…

Airbus Will Provide Poland With a Very High Resolution Optical Satellite System

Airbus Defence and Space has signed a contract with Poland to provide a geospatial intelligence system including the development, manufacture, launch and delivery in orbit of two high-performance optical Earth…

Airbus Makes Maiden Remote Carrier Launch from A400M

 Germany’s Bundeswehr, Airbus, the German Aerospace Center DLR, and German companies SFL and Geradts have jointly carried out the world’s first successful launch and operation of a Remote Carrier flight…

Air Greenland Takes Delivery Of Airbus A330neo Airliner

Air Greenland has taken delivery of an A330neo (A330-800) widebody aircraft, becoming the latest operator of the type, according to a press release from Airbus on Wednesday (Dec. 7). The…

Airbus No Longer Maintains 2022 Commercial Aircraft Delivery Target

Airbus considers its target to achieve “around 700” commercial aircraft deliveries in 2022 to now be "out of reach" but the final figure is not expected to fall materially short…

Brunei Signs Contract For Airbus C-295MW Aircraft

The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) of Brunei Darussalam announced that it has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for an undisclosed number of C-295MW military transport aircraft on…

Airbus reveals plans for hydrogen fuel cell aircraft

Airbus is developing a hydrogen-powered fuel cell engine and will test it on a modified A380 superjumbo, the largest commercial airplane to fly. Test flights are likely to take place…

Airbus and Neste Join Forces on SAF Development

Airbus and Neste, a world-leading producer of renewable fuels, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly advance the production and uptake of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). This collaboration…

Airbus to Advance Green Hydrogen Availability At Airports

Airbus will support the development of one of the world’s first low carbon hydrogen production and distribution stations at an airport. Airbus has entered into a partnership agreement with HyPort,…

Sogitec Selected by Airbus Helicopters for Joint Light Helicopter Simulators

Sogitec has bagged the tender for the supply of training equipment for the French ‘Guépard’, the Joint Light Helicopter (JLH). Sogitec has been notified by Airbus Helicopters of the contract…

Airbus and ArianeGroup Sign Ariane 6 Transition Batch Contract

Airbus and ArianeGroup signed a contract for the next transition batch of Ariane 6 large carbon fiber structures in Spain's capital, Madrid on Monday (Nov. 21). The contract includes the…

Airbus A330MRTT Completes First 100% SAF Test Flight on Both Engines

The Royal Air Force, Airbus and other industry partners have carried out the world’s first 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) flight using an in-service military aircraft. It is also the…

PTDI Signs MRO MoU with Airbus

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus to explore the expansion of Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) capabilities for helicopters and military aircraft delivered…

Airbus C-295MW for India to be Made in State of Gujarat

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of a transport aircraft manufacturing project for the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Vadodara, in the Western Indian State of…

Airbus Delivers First Two H135s to the Spanish Ministry of Interior

Airbus has delivered the first two H135s to the Spanish Guardia Civil and National Police under the 36-unit contract signed with the General Directorate for Armaments and Materiel (DGAM) at…

Airbus Starts Delivery of Jets to China Using SAF Blend

An A320neo for China Eastern Airlines, first time powered by a five percent Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) fuel blend, took off from the Airbus Delivery Centre in Tianjin on OCt.…

EFW Receives Order for Up To 30 Airbus A321P2F Aircraft

AerCap has placed firm orders for 15 Airbus A321-200 Passenger to Freighter (P2F) aircraft conversions and an option for a further 15 A321P2F conversions with EFW. The aircraft are from…

Airbus and Ecocopter Sign MoU for UAM Services in Chile, Ecuador and Peru

Airbus and Ecocopter have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start collaborating on the launch of urban air mobility services across various countries in Latin America. With the agreement, the…

Airbus Tests Loading System for Outsized Military Cargo on Beluga

Airbus Defence and Space has developed and tested a loading system to lift outsized military cargo into the Airbus Beluga A300-600ST aircraft. The capability was successfully tested during a verification…

Vietnam Airlines to Convert Two Airbus A321 to Freighters

Vietnam Airlines plans to convert two of its Airbus A321 passenger planes to freighters. The country’s flag carrier is preparing to create a freighter division to help capture more intra-Asia…

Airbus to Provide SatCom to Two European Militaries

Airbus has signed contracts with the Ministries of Defence of the Czech Republic and the Netherlands to provide satellite communications for a 15-year period. The Armed Forces of the Czech…

PTDI, Airbus Sign MoU on Aerostructure Production

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) and Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore cooperation in the production of aerostructure components on Wednesday (Sept. 7). The signing of the MoU…

FL Technics Indonesia Gains Certification For Airbus A320neo MRO

FL Technics Indonesia, a subsidiary of Lithuanian MRO provider FL Technics, has been certified by the Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul services of…

Orion Spacecraft With Airbus-built ESM Ready For Launch

NASA's Orion spacecraft will be launched in a few days from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, on its mission to the Moon. The Airbus-built European Service Module (ESM) will…

Malaysia Airlines to Acquire 20 Airbus A330neo

Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), the parent company of Malaysia Airlines, has selected the A330neo for the carrier’s widebody fleet renewal program. The initial agreements cover the acquisition of 20 A330-900…

Orders: Airbus Maintains Lead Over Boeing in July

Boeing stole Airbus' thunder at the latest edition of the Farnborough Airshow, announcing more new jet orders, but the European plane maker had the last laugh in July. Airbus secured…

Etihad Confirms Order For Seven Airbus A350F Freighters

Etihad Airways has confirmed its order with Airbus for seven A350F freighters, following its earlier commitment announced at the Singapore Airshow in February 2022, according to an Airbus press release…

Jetstar Airways Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A321neo

Jetstar Airways, Australia’s largest low fares airline and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Qantas Group, has taken delivery of its first A321neo. Featuring Jetstar's new livery, the aircraft is…

Condor Renews Fleet With Airbus A320neo Family

German airline Condor Flugdienst GmbH has selected the Airbus A320neo family to modernize its Single-Aisle-fleet. The agreement will cover 41 aircraft which will be powered by Pratt & Whitney engines,…

Airbus Gets Firm Order for 56 A320neo Aircraft

Airbus bounced back in the order competition on the third day of the show bagging a firm order of 56 A320neo Family aircraft from easyJet. The order,  following shareholder approval,…

Curtiss-Wright Wins Airbus Deal for A350F

Curtiss-Wright Corporation has been selected by Airbus to provide custom electric actuation technology for the main deck cargo door on the future Airbus A350F freighter aircraft. The A350F, a variant…

Delta Orders 12 Airbus A220 Jets

Delta Air Lines on Tuesday firmed up orders for 12 A220-300 aircraft, bringing the carrier' total firm order for A220s to 107 aircraft - 45 A220-100s and 62 A220-300s. The…

Airbus Bags Order from Chinese Airlines for Nearly 300 Aircraft

Airbus has confirmed signatures for orders for a total of 292 A320 family aircraft from Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, and Shenzhen Airlines. Once the relevant criteria are met,…

Vallair Announces Airbus A330-300 Cargo Conversion Capability

Vallair and UUDS Group, in partnership with Regio Lease and Deucalion Aviation, announced their Airbus A330-300 E Class cargo conversion capability at Vallair’s new mega hangar in Châteauroux, France, Monday…

Airbus Receives Chinese Orders For 292 Aircraft

Airbus has confirmed that the European multinational aerospace company received orders from Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, and Shenzen Airlines for a total of 292 A320 Family aircraft on…

Airbus Selects Honeywell’s Flight Management System

Honeywell’s Flight Management System (FMS) has been selected by Airbus to meet the air traffic management needs of the future A320, A330 and A350 aircraft. With the new FMS, airline…

MA Group Landing System on Airbus Helicopters’ Racer High-Speed Helicopter

Racer, the high-speed compound helicopter that is under development at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, France, has a landing system that has been developed and qualified by the ANGELA consortium that…

Inaugural Flight for Airbus A321XLR

Airbus’ first A321XLR (Xtra Long Range) has successfully accomplished its first flight. The aircraft's entry into service is targeted for early 2024. The aircraft, MSN 11000, took off from Hamburg-Finkenwerder…

VietJet Plans To Add More Airbus A330s

Vietnamese low-cost carrier (LCC) VietJet is planning to add up to six additional Airbus A330 aircraft to expand its routes to Australia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and other destinations.…

Wizz Air And Airbus Ink Deal on Hydrogen Powered Aircraft Operations

Wizz Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus to explore the potential for hydrogen-powered aircraft operations. Wizz Air will analyse the potential for highly efficient, ultra-low-cost hydrogen…

airBaltic Receives 36th Airbus A220-300

Latvian airline airBaltic recently welcomed its 36th Airbus A220-300 jet. This is the fourth of eight planned A220-300 aircraft deliveries for airBaltic this year and is part of the 50…

Breeze Airways Selects Airbus Flight Hour Services for A220 Fleet

Utah-based Breeze Airways has chosen Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) to provide long term material services support for its A220 fleet, including spare parts pooling, multiple on-site stocks, components repairs,…

Airbus Sees Opportunities in the Philippines

Airbus sees the Philippines as a growing market for military aircraft, and says is well-positioned to meet the country's defence and maritime security requirements. Countries in the Asia-Pacific region, especially…

BOC Aviation Orders 80 Airbus A320neo Aircraft

BOC Aviation Limited has entered into an agreement with Airbus S.A.S to purchase 80 new Airbus A320neo family aircraft.  All aircraft are scheduled for delivery between 2027 and 2029.  “We…

Etihad Airways Unveils New ‘Sustainability50’ Airbus A350 on Inaugural Flight to Paris

Etihad Airways, on March 31st., 2022, unveiled its new Airbus A350-1000, registration A6-XWB, on a special inaugural commercial flight from Abu Dhabi to Paris. The aircraft is the first A350…

Emirates Airbus A380 Breaks Speed Record, Accidentally Goes Supersonic

A routine service test for an Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft on April 1 has ended with a surprising result.   The aircraft, registered as A6-CJE, spent two years in storage…

Airbus Helicopters and Boeing Ink H-47 Chinook MoU for Germany

Airbus Helicopters and Boeing are partnering on the Chinook H-47 to support Germany’s Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH) heavy-lift helicopter requirements. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will build on the existing Chinook…

Airbus Celebrates RMAF A400M 10,000 Flight Hours

Airbus held a ceremony celebrating the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) for being the firstA400M operator to achieve more than 10,000 flight hours with the aircraft on the second day…

AIRBUS Highlighting Communication Solution for Maritime And Defence Industries

Airbus Secure Land Communications is promoting its mission-critical collaboration and communication solutions for the maritime and defence industries, including Tactilon Agnet, TACTEAM and Workflowmanagement, at the ongoing show. According to…

WDS: Airbus Signs MoU with stc for Communication Solutions

Airbus and stc have signed an agreement to explore key areas of cooperation focusing on mission-critical communication solutions. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed during the ongoing World Defense Show…

Airbus to Provide Cabin Upgrades and New Material Services to Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has selected Airbus to perform cabin modification for 15 aircraft and expand the material services programme for the airline’s Airbus fleet. PAL is also extending its ‘Flight…

Airbus Asia Training Centre Inaugurates Fourth Full Flight A350 Simulator

The Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC) has inaugurated its fourth A350 Full Flight Simulator (FFS). AATC thus offers more A350 simulator capacity than any other training centre in the world.…

Cebu Pacific Selects Airbus FHS to Support A330neo Fleet

Philippines low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has chosen Airbus’ Flight Hour Services (FHS) materials management to provide the component support for its fleet of 16 A330neos. The contract includes parts pooling,…

Airbus, Singapore to Evaluate Hydrogen Infrastructure for Aviation

Further burnishing Singapore’s credentials as an aviation leader in the region, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Changi Airport Group, global industrial gases and engineering company Linde and Airbus…

JetBlue Orders 30 More Airbus A220-300

JetBlue Airways has signed a firm order with Airbus for an additional 30 A220-300 aircraft. This takes the airline’s firm commitment for the A220-300 to 100 aircraft. This latest agreement…

Airbus Forecast: Asia-Pacific Region Will Need Over 17,600 New Aircraft by 2040

The Asia-Pacific region will require 17,620 new passenger and freighter aircraft by 2040, with nearly 30% of the new jets replacing older less fuel efficient models, Airbus Global Market Forecast…

Airbus Bags Order for 20 A220s

Airbus has bagged a firm order for 20 A220s from global full-service aircraft lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG). The new order announced on the eve of the Singapore airshow, follows…

Airbus Launches Air-cargo Service for Outsized Cargo

Airbus has launched a new air-cargo service using its unique BelugaST fleet to offer freight companies and other potential customers a solution to their outsized freight transportation needs. Airbus Beluga…

Airbus Inks Deal with Tarmac Aerosave for China-based “Lifecycle” Service Centre

Airbus signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the city of Chengdu and Tarmac Aerosave for the development of the first sustainable aircraft “life cycle” service centre in China. The…

Airbus Announces Recruitment Ramp-Up for 2022

Global aerospace powerhouse Airbus has announced that it will hire 6,000 new employees in 2022, as the aerospace industry shows strong signs of recovery post-COVID Airbus says that a quarter…

Airbus, NTT, DOCOMO, SKY Perfect JSAT Studying HAPS Based Connectivity Services

Airbus, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SKY Perfect JSAT) have begun studying the feasibility of collaborating on future high-altitude platform…

Airbus Launches Airbus Atlantic for Aerostructure Assembly

Airbus has established Airbus Atlantic, a new player in the global aerostructures field. The Airbus subsidiary, officially set up on Jan. 1, will combine the company’s strengths, resources and skills…

IndiGo Receives Last of Eight Airbus A320Neo Aircraft From BOC Aviation

BOC Aviation has delivered the last of eight Airbus A320NEO aircraft to IndiGo under a purchase-and-leaseback agreement signed earlier this year. The aircraft will be powered by CFM Leap engines.…

Singapore Airlines to Acquire At Least Seven Airbus A350 Freighters

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed a letter of intent with Airbus to purchase at least seven A350F freighter aircraft. Deliveries are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2025.…

Airbus Delivers World’s First H160 in Japan

Singapore, 10 December 2021 – Airbus has delivered the first ever H160 to Japanese operator All Nippon Helicopter (ANH), heralding a new chapter for this next generation twin-engine helicopter. With…

Saudi’s The Helicopter Company to Buy 26 More Airbus Helicopters

The Helicopter Company (THC), the only helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in Saudi Arabia, has signed a second purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters. The company has signed…

ITA Airways Firms Up Order for 28 Airbus Aircraft

ITA Airways, Italy’s new national carrier, has firmed up an order with Airbus for 28 aircraft, including seven A220s, 11 A320neos and 10 A330neos. The order confirms the Memorandum of…

AIRBUS Eyes Mena Market for Tactical Communication Systems

Airbus is showcasing its growing range of tactical communication systems at the ongoing EDEX. Buoyed by the growing market response for such smart collaboration and communication systems within defence and…

Nigerian Ibom Air purchases Ten Airbus A220 aircraft

Akwa Ibom state government owned airline in Nigeria, Ibom Air has signed a firm order for ten A220s at the Dubai Airshow. Mfon Udom, the chief Executive Officer of Ibom…

Airbus Gains First A220 and A330 Flight Hour Services customers in Africa

Two new airline customers in Africa have selected Airbus’ Flight Hour Services (FHS) to support their Airbus fleets: Air Tanzania for its A220s and Uganda Airlines for its A330neos. The…

Air Lease Corporation Orders 111 Airbus Jetliners

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) inked a Letter of Intent (LoI) at the air show with Airbus for 25 A220-300s, 55 A321neos, 20 A321XLRs, four A330neos and seven A350Fs. The order…

Airbus Bags Orders from UAE for 2 More A330 MRTTs

Two additional Airbus A330 Multirole Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft have been formally ordered by the United Arab Emirates Air Force & Air Defence at the ongoing airshow. The latest order…

Airbus Foresees Demand for 39,000 New Passenger & Freighter Aircraft by 2040

Over the next 20 years, Airbus forecasts demand for air transport to progressively shift from fleet growth to the accelerated retirement of older, less fuel-efficient aircraft, resulting in a need…

GA Telesis to Disassemble Multiple Boeing 737NG, Airbus A330-200 and A340-600s

In a significant expansion of its inventory of Used Serviceable Material (USM), GA Telesis (GAT) will disassemble two Boeing 737NG, two Airbus A330-200 and four Airbus A340-600 aircraft. The company's…

Airbus Secure Land Communications Showcases Tactilon Agnet for Smart Airports

Airbus Secure Land Communications is presenting its portfolio of modern hybrid communication and collaboration solutions for smart airports at the Dubai Airshow 2021. Airbus is holding a demo at its…

Airbus and Northrop Grumman Lead Team Seeking to Shape NATO’s AFSC Program

Northrop Grumman and Airbus Defence and Space, together with seven partners, have set up ASPAARO, the Atlantic Strategic Partnership for Advanced All-domain Resilient Operations. ASPAARO will compete for the Risk…

Airbus Helicopters Appoints Christian Venzal as MD for Australia and New Zealand

Christian Venzal has taken over as Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters in Australia and New Zealand. Venzal will be based in Brisbane, Australia and moves to the region from the…

Scandinavian Airlines Joins Airbus’ Skywise Open Data Platform

Scandinavian Airlines has signed a five-year contract with Airbus becoming the latest European operator to go with Airbus' Skywise Health Monitoring (SHM) digital solution. The carrier will apply Airbus' Skywise…

Airbus Receives First A320 Flight Hour Services Maintenance Contract in Europe

Finnair has selected Airbus's Flight Hour Services (FHS) to support its entire A320 Family fleet (35 aircraft), thus becoming the first European FHS customer for an A320 fleet. The airline…

Airbus Growing Strategic Footprint in South Korea

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) on display at the show is indicative of Airbus’ growing success in South Korea. The A330 MRTT…

Global Medical Response to Buy up to 44 New Helicopters from Airbus

Global Medical Response (GMR) has ordered 21 Airbus helicopters from the H125, H130 and H135 families, with options to include up to an additional 23 helicopters, bringing the total order…

Vallair Delivers its Third Airbus A321 Freighter

Mature aircraft asset specialist Vallair, the launch customer of the A321 freighter conversion (A321F), has delivered its third Airbus A321 freighter, bearing serial number 1017. The aircraft follows two Airbus…

Airbus Delivers First of 60 A220s to Air France

Air France has received its first A220-300 from an order for 60 aircraft of the type, the largest A220 order from a European carrier. The aircraft was delivered from Airbus’…

Satair and GAMECO Extend Long-Term Airbus Managed Inventory Deal

Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co. (GAMECO) has signed a contract with Satair extending its long-term agreement for the Airbus Managed Inventory service. The agreement extends the contract for a multi-year…

India Inks Deal to Buy Airbus C295 Aircraft

India has formally signed the deal to acquire  56 Airbus C295 MW aircraft to replace the Indian Air Force (IAF) legacy AVRO fleet. Under the deal, Airbus will deliver the first…

UAM: Airbus Reveals the Next Generation of CityAirbus

With the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market beginning to firm up, Airbus on Tuesday announced plans for a new CityAirbus at the inaugural "AirbusSummit on “Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace.” CityAirbus NextGen…

Airbus Highlights Space, Defence and Helicopters at DSEI

Airbus is showcasing its range of products and services in the defence, space, secure communications and helicopter segments at the DSEI exhibition at Excel, London from Sept. 14-17. The Airbus…

India to Buy 56 Airbus C-295MW Transport Aircraft

India has decided to buy 56 C-295MW transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space for the Indian Air Force (IAF). The deal is expected to cost about USD2.5 billion. The Cabinet…

Second Airbus Five-bladed H145 to Join WA Police Force

The Western Australian Police Force has purchased a second H145 helicopter to strengthen police operations in the region. The WA Police Force the only law enforcement jurisdiction in the southern…

Airbus Gains New A400M Customer in Republic of Kazakhstan

An order for two Airbus A400M aircraft has been placed by the Republic of Kazakhstan, making it the newest operator of the European built tactical airlifter. Airbus is to deliver…

Jet2.com Orders 36 A321neos, Becomes New Airbus Customer

Jet2.com has placed an initial order for 36 A321neos making the airline based in Leeds, United Kingdom, a new Airbus customer and a new Airbus A320neo Family operator. The order…

Delta Air Lines Orders 30 Additional Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Delta Air Lines has ordered 30 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft to help meet the airline’s future fleet requirements. The airline is slated to receive the first of its 155 A321neo…

BBAM and EFW Announce Order Volume for Airbus A320/A321P2F Conversion

Aircraft lease company BBAM and Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) have signed an agreement for Airbus A320/A321 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) orders including options. The new orders by BBAM bring the total number of…

British Airways Extends Airbus A380 Base Maintenance Services Deal

British Airways has extended its contract with Lufthansa Technik for Base Maintenance Services for its Airbus A380 aircraft. The contract will run from August next year for more than five…

Volga-Dnepr and Airbus Discuss A350 Conversion Plans

Volga-Dnepr and Airbus have initiated discussions on a launch program for A350 freighter conversions. A Volga-Dnepr delegation headed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Aleksey Ivanovich Isaikin, held…

BIRD Aerosystems Inks Deal for SPREOS DIRCM Delivery and AMPS certification (STC) on Airbus 320

BIRD Aerosystems has signed a new contract for the delivery of the SPREOS DIRCM solution and for the certification of BIRD Aerosystems' AMPS-MD on Airbus 320 type aircraft. The advanced…

Airbus Signs Flight Hour Services Deal with Air Manas for A220 Fleet

Air Manas, low-cost operator based in Kyrgyzstan, has selected Airbus’ Flight Hour Services (FHS) for component maintenance services in support of their new A220 leased fleet. As first A220 operator…

Intelsat 2Ku Available as a Linefit Option on Airbus A320-family Aircraft

Intelsat today announced that the first factory-installed Intelsat 2Ku system has been delivered on an A321neo aircraft. The 2Ku system was installed by Airbus at its factory in Hamburg, Germany…

flyadeal Receives All New Airbus A320neo

flyadeal, the low-cost Jeddah-based airline owned by Saudi Arabian Airlines, has taken delivery of a brand new A320neo, the first out of 30 to be delivered in the next 3…

Airbus Joins Canada’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Technology Initiative

Airbus and the Montreal-based SAF+ Consortium have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate with major Canadian aviation industry players on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) development and production in…

Airbus Starts Assembly of its First A321XLR Front Fuselage

In another significant milestone in the making of the first A321XLR,  Airbus has announced that the nose and front fuselage assembly of the aircraft has started in France, following the earlier…

Airbus-built European Robotic Arm Ready for Space

Airbus space engineers have installed European Space Agency's (ESA) European Robotic Arm (ERA) onto the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) and it is now ready for its flight to the…

S7 Technics Launches Automated Plant for Airbus Aircraft Panels in Russia

S7 Technics has launched the first automated plant for the production of Airbus aircraft panels in Russia. Floor panels and interior panels of the aircraft cabin will be produced at…

United Airlines Places Its Largest Order for 270 Boeing and Airbus Jets

United Airlines has announced the purchase of 270 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft,  the largest combined order in the airline's history and the biggest by an individual carrier in the…

Airbus Lands 70 A321neo Order from United

Airbus has bagged an order for 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft from United Airlines.  The new order complements existing orders from United for 50 A321XLR aircraft, bringing the total commitment from…

Catherine Jestin is Airbus EVP Digital and Information Management

Airbus has appointed Catherine Jestin as Executive Vice President Digital and Information Management, effective July 1. In the new role, Jestin will join the Executive Committee and report to Guillaume…

Royal Thai Army Orders Additional Airbus C295

The Royal Thai Army will receive an additional Airbus C295 air-lifter, following the placement of a firm order by the Ministry of Defence of Thailand with the European firm. The…

U.S, EU Agree on Five-year Truce in Airbus-Boeing Conflict

The United States and the European Union have agreed on a five-year truce in their near 17-year conflict over the allegedly unfair subsidies given to Boeing and Airbus. Many of…

Airbus and Partners to Test A320neo with 100% SAF

Airbus, Safran, Dassault Aviation, ONERA, and the Ministry of Transport will commence joint in-flight research at the end of 2021 to analyze the compatibility of unmixed sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)…

Airbus Helicopters Acquires ZF Luftfahrttechnik, Strengthens MRO Capabilities

Airbus Helicopters is acquiring ZF Luftfahrttechnik as part of its strategy to strengthen its MRO capabilities. The decision also improves the fleet availability of the programs covered by the ZF…

Airbus and Boustead to Explore Military Aircraft MRO in Malaysia

Airbus and Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to explore the joint development of military aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities in Malaysia.…

Airbus Signs Flight Hour Services Deal with JetBlue for A220 Fleet

Airbus has signed its first Flight Hour Services (FHS) contract with a North American customer. JetBlue has signed a long-term contract for Airbus components maintenance services for its 70 A220…

Recaro Aircraft Seating to Fully Equip Aeroflot’s Airbus fleet

Aeroflot has taken delivery of its brand-new Airbus A320 with Recaro Aircraft Seating's BL3710 and CL4710 installed in its economy class and business class, respectively. Recaro will fully equip Aeroflot’s…

Airbus, Leonardo in Consortium to Design Future EU Quantum Internet

The European Commission has selected a consortium of companies and research institutes to study the design of the future European quantum communication network, EuroQCI (quantum communication infrastructure). EuroQCI will enable…

Airbus Updates Suppliers About Production Plans

Expecting the commercial aircraft market to recover to pre-COVID levels between 2023 and 2025, Airbus has started updating suppliers about its production plans. The company expects the single-aisle segment to…

IndiGo Opts for CFM LEAP-1A Engines on 310 New Airbus Aircraft

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo will use CFM International's  LEAP-1A engine to power its fleet of 310 new Airbus A320s, A321s, and A321XLRs. The agreement between the two companies include 620…

Airbus Commences Structural Assembly of First A321XLR

Airbus’ manufacturing partner Premium Aerotec has delivered the first fully equipped Rear Centre Tank to Airbus’ major component assembly facility in Hamburg. “It's a major milestone for the A321XLR programme,"…

SL3710 and BL3710 Seats on TAP Air Portugal’s Airbus Fleet

Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro) has integrated its SL3710 and BL3710 into a hybrid layout on TAP Air Portugal’s (TAP) new Airbus fleet. TAP was the first announced customer for SL3710…

Gulf Air to Delay Delivery of Boeing and Airbus Jets for 6-8 Months

With air travel expected to pick up to pre-pandemic levels only by 2023-24, Gulf Air has agreed with both Boeing and Airbus to delay the delivery of currently ordered jets…

SmartLynx Airlines Adds 5 Airbus A330 Aircraft for Cargo Operations

SmartLynx Airlines Malta, EU-based specialists in full-service ACMI aircraft leasing solutions, has announced an addition to its Airbus fleet. In addition to the A320 and A321 that are currently operated,…

EFW Receives Order of four Airbus A321P2F from GTLK Europe

ST Engineering and Airbus’ joint venture, Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), on Thursday announced an order for four Airbus A321 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversions from new customer, GTLK Europe. Three of the four…

Airbus Tests C295 COMMOMISS Mission System Remotely

A flight test campaign for the C295 FITS mission system (COMMOMISS) has been completed by Airbus, which allows it to be remotely operated by ground-based crews. The test aircraft performed standard…

Lufthansa Technik and Airbus Offer “Temporary Cargo Cabin”

Lufthansa Technik and Airbus are joining hands to offer customers a reversible Cargo-in-Cabin solution to satisfy urgent demand quickly and easily. Finnair is the first airline to modify an Airbus…

AFI KLM E&M Introduces New MRO Services For Airbus A220

With the first A220 of the Air France-KLM Group due to fly at the end of 2021, AFI KLM E&M has developed and launched its A220 maintenance solutions. It was in…

JetBlue’s First Airbus A220 Aircraft Enters Service

JetBlue and  Pratt & Whitney on Monday celebrated the entry into service of the airline’s first A220 aircraft. The jet is powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. The event…

Airbus to Test Advanced Autonomous Features on Helicopter Flightlab

Airbus is introducing autonomous features to its helicopter Flightlab through a project code-named Vertex. The demonstration of the technologies is expected in 2023. The technologies aim to simplify mission preparation…

Barfield and Falgayras Sign Airbus A220 Wiper Motors Deal

Barfield, a subsidiary of Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) in the Americas, is the exclusive distributor and warranty repair center for Falgayras’ Wiper Motors operated…

Delta Air Lines Orders 25 Additional Airbus A321neos

Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 25 Airbus A321neo (New Engine Option) aircraft. This is in addition to Delta’s 2017 order of 100 A321neo aircraft. The planes…

Airbus Inks Major Integrated Support Contract with Egypt for C295

The Egyptian Air Force, the largest C295 fleet operator worldwide, has signed a five-year services contract with Airbus for the performance-based support of its fleet, composed of a total of…

Airbus to Supply Tactilon Agnet to India’s BSNL

Airbus will supply its Tactilon Agnet 500 communication and collaboration platform to Indian mobile network operator BSNL. Airbus will complete the contract in association with its value-added reseller; Arubaito India…

IndiGo Entrusts Airbus A320 Fleet Component Support to AFI KLM E&M

AFI KLM E&M and India‘s IndiGo have signed an agreement to extend their component support contract covering over 350 aircraft. The range of services to be delivered by AFI KLM…

Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines on Tigerair Taiwan’s First Airbus A320neo

Tigerair Taiwan has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines.  The airline placed the initial engine order in 2019 and has a…

Malaysia Airlines Extends Widebody FHS Contract with Airbus

Malaysia Airlines has extended its Flight Hour Services Components (FHS-C) contract with Airbus for the carrier's A330 and A350 fleets. The agreement was signed in Kuala Lumpur by Malaysia Airlines…

GAF’s Second Airbus A350 to Receive Full Government Cabin at Lufthansa Technik

The second of three Airbus A350-900s of the German Ministry of Defense’s Special Air Mission Wing has arrived at Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg for cabin completion. After the first aircraft…

Airbus Qualifies as Bidder for Canada’s Strategic Tanker Replacement

Canada has qualified Airbus  as a bidder for the Strategic Tanker Transport Capability (STTC) project, a procurement process launched to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Airbus A310MRTT (CC-150…

Antavia Provides Maintenance Support for Airbus Beluga XL

Antavia, which has has won a long-term contract from Airbus to provide wheel and brake maintenance for the Airbus Beluga XL, has received its first wheels and brakes of the…

A320s Dominate Airbus Deliveries in February

Airbus delivered a total of 32 aircraft to 20 customers last month, with narrowbodies accounting for most of the deliveries. The plane maker also  secured 11 new orders in February.…

Boeing, Airbus Subsidies: U,S., UK Suspend Tariffs for Four Months

The US and the EU have suspended, for four months,  tariffs imposed on each other as punishment for subsidies provided to rivals Airbus and Boeing. The decision, which came a…

BOC Aviation Delivers Final of Ten Airbus A320neo Aircraft to Air China

BOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has delivered the final aircraft of a ten new Airbus A320NEO aircraft transaction with Air China.…

BOC Aviation Signs Purchase and Leaseback Agreement with Indigo for 8 New Airbus A320neo Aircraft

BOC Aviation Limited is pleased to announce that it has signed purchase-and-leaseback agreements with InterGlobe Aviation Ltd. (“IndiGo”) for eight new Airbus A320NEO aircraft. The aircraft will be powered by…

Recaro Aircraft Seating Extends SWIFT SFE Deal with Airbus

Recaro Aircraft Seating has extended its contract with Airbus for the delivery of SWIFT economy class seats. The SWIFT program was created to target lessors and airlines that require a…

Airbus, Atlas Telecom Join Hands for Communications Solutions

Airbus and UAE-based Atlas Telecom signed a strategic partnership agreement to combine their local and global expertise and reinforce collaboration among public safety agencies in Abu Dhabi. The cooperation will…

Interview: Selim Bouri: How Airbus Critical Solutions Can Help

With the Covid-19 pandemic putting  the spotlight on mission-critical solution portfolio for defence and security forces, Airbus is highlighting its capabilities in the field. “Amid the evolving defence market landscape,…

RAAF Signs Up for Airbus SmartForce Digital Services

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has inked a contract with Airbus to provide a digital services focus based on Airbus' SmartForce  suite of digital services for the maintenance of…

IDEX: Airbus Highlights Latest Solutions for Defense and Security

Airbus is participating in the current International Defense Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2021, by presenting a portfolio of solutions for the defense and security forces. From its location within Atlas…

Airbus Space Technology to Reach Mars

When NASA's Perseverance rover lands on the surface of the Red Planet next Thursday, key Airbus technology will be on board. The Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyser (MEDA) meteorological station, designed…

Airbus Unveils its Helicopter Flightlab for Future Technologies

Airbus Helicopters has started in-flight tests on board its Flightlab, a platform-agnostic flying laboratory exclusively dedicated to maturing new technologies. Airbus will use the lab to test technologies that could…

Airbus Inks MoU with GMR Group

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been inked at the ongoing aero show between Airbus and GMR Group to explore potential synergies in several strategic areas of aviation services, including maintenance, components,…

Airbus will Partner Flytech To Train Drone Pilots In India

Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) training is set to receive a fillip in India, courtesy Airbus and Flytech Aviation Academy (FAA). On the opening day of the ongoing Aero India…

Airbus Moves to Aid Drone Training

Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore collaboration opportunities in Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), drone  training with Flytech Aviation Academy. The MoU between Airbus and Flytech Aviation…

Airbus Signs Maintenance Deal for RAAF’s KC-30As

Airbus has signed a deal for the maintenance of refueling systems on the Royal Australian Air Force's fleet of KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transports (MRTT). Airbus will provide a “digital service…

Gulf Air May Defer Some Airbus And Boeing Orders

With international air travel yet to pick up, Gulf Air is in discussions with Airbus and Boeing to delay delivery of some of the aircraft that it has on order.…

Jazeera Airways Takes Delivery of Sixth Airbus A320neo

Kuwaiti budget airline Jazeera Airways had taken delivery of its sixth Airbus A320neo jet at Kuwait International Airport. The new aircraft takes the carrier's fleet to 15 aircraft, consisting of…

ST Engineering, Airbus and EFW Redeliver A321P2F to BBAM

ST Engineering, Airbus and their joint venture, Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), have redelivered an A321P2F (passenger-to-freighter) aircraft to BBAM, a leading aircraft lease management company. This is the first A321P2F redelivery…

Airbus to Deliver Second C295 to Mali in 2021

The Republic of Mali has made a repeat order for Airbus C295 airlifter military transport aircraft. The aircraft will be delivered in 2021. The financial terms of the contract have…

Airbus Defence & Space Invests in bcom for Airborne Communications Solutions

Airbus Defence & Space and b<>com are joining hands to  develop airborne tactical systems such as drones and  helicopters for fast, easy deployment in theaters of operation or in areas…

Boc Aviation Delivers First Two of Five New Airbus A321neo to Middle East Airlines

BOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has delivered the first two of five new Airbus A321NEO aircraft for lease to Middle East…

Kuwait Airways Receives First Airbus A330neo

Kuwait Airways, the national airline of Kuwait, has received its first two Airbus A330-800 aircraft, out of eight aircraft ordered. The two aircraft join the company's current fleet of Airbus…

Airbus Delivers its First US-assembled A220 from Mobile, Alabama

Airbus has delivered its first US-assembled A220 aircraft from Mobile, Alabama. The aircraft was delivered to Delta Air Lines. "The delivery of the first US-built A220-300 is a historic moment that…

Airbus Deliveries Rise, Company Targets 500 deliveries for 2020

Airbus delivered 57 jets in September, the most it has delivered in a month in 2020. The total number of aircraft delivered in the first nine months of the year…

Air Safa Selects Airbus H125 to Launch Aircraft Leasing Business in India

Singapore based aircraft leasing company Air Safa has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters for a H125 helicopter with the option to add another one in the future. The…

Airbus Helicopters Adds to H160 Orderbook

Airbus Helicopters will deliver six additional H160 helicopters to Milestone Aviation, after the latter agreed to add the new helicopter to its orderbooj. The new helicopters are destined for a…

Airbus Delivers two H135 Helicopters to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Airbus  has delivered two new H135 helicopters to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from the production and completion facility in Columbus, Mississippi. The aircraft, along with a third…

Airbus Unveils Zero-Emission Concept Aircraft

Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035. All of these concepts rely on hydrogen as a primary power source…

Airbus to Move Copernicus Sentinel-6 to California

Airbus space engineers are preparing the European ocean satellite "Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich" for its journey to the Vandenberg launch site in California. Next week, the satellite will be loaded…

Donaldson Expands Air Purification System Offerings to Airbus A330/A340

Donaldson Aerospace & Defence, a division of the Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) has received product manufacturing approval for its A330/A340 Air Purification System (APS). Originally developed in conjunction with…

Airbus Canada Transfers A220 Material Management Services to Satair

Airbus Canada has officially transferred the overall A220 material management services offer to Satair, as part of the programme integration into Airbus. Since July, Satair has taken the lead on…

Recaro Aircraft Seating and Airbus Leadership Mull Ways to Manage Crisis

Recaro Aircraft Seating and Airbus leadership recently met at Recaro headquarters to collaborate on ideas to effectively manage the crisis caused by the ongoing pandemic. "Our strong partnership with Airbus…

Airbus Delivers H125 Helicopter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of 16 new H125 helicopters uniquely configured for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO). The first helicopter for the…

Airbus to Augment Arabsat’s Satellite Capability

Arabsat has contracted Airbus to build its new generation telecommunications satellite BADR-8. BADR-8 will replace and increase Arabsat’s capacity and augment its core business at the BADR hotspot 26°E. The…

Airbus Corporate Jets Wins First A321LR Order for Two Aircraft

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has won the first A321LR order for two aircraft from Lufthansa Technik, highlighting the market appeal and versatility of the A320neo Family. The aircraft will be…

Rolls-Royce Finds Cracks On Airbus A350 XWB-84 Engines

Rolls-Royce has announced that it had found cracks on some of its Airbus A350 XWB-84 engines that had undergone  routine examinations after four to five years of service. No abnormal…

Airbus Had Four New Orders in July, 2020 Gross Order is 369

Airbus’ 2020 gross orders by July 31 was 369 aircraft with net orders, after cancellations, of 302 aircraft. The company registered four new orders in July. During July, 49 deliveries…

CAAC Nod for HAECO Xiamen’s Airbus A320 Part-out Capability

HAECO Xiamen's Airbus A320 part-out capability has been formally approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). HAECO Xiamen,  a member of the HAECO Group, is the only MRO…

Airbus Helicopters VSR700 Prototype Makes First Autonomous Free Flight

Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system (UAS) prototype has successfully made its first free flight, completing a ten minute flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south…

Qatar Discontinues Airbus A380 Operations

Qatar Airways which has seen its passenger demand pummelled due to COVID-19 has taken the decision to ground its fleet of Airbus A380s. The carrier will keep its A380 aircraft…

Airbus Helicopters Marks 6 Decades of Japanese Partnership

Airbus Helicopters marks 6 decades of its partnership with Japan, which began when predecessor Sud Aviation entered into an exclusive distributorship agreement with Nozaki & Co., Ltd. in Japan in…

Airbus Helicopters Launches Bid for New Australian Helo Requirement

Airbus Helicopters is making a bid for an Australian requirement for new helicopters to support the Australian Defence Force’s Special Operations under Project LAND 2097 Phase 4. The Commonwealth of…

Airbus Approval for MAC Aero Interiors’ Production Facility in Estonia

MAC Aero Interiors, a subsidiary of Magnetic MRO, has received approval from Airbus to start producing interior elements for Airbus aircraft in its production facility located in Tallinn, Estonia. MAC…

Airbus Innovative Payload to Launch on Faraday-1 satellite

Prometheus 1, a next generation retaskable software defined radio payload, developed by Airbus, is to be launched on 3 July, on the Faraday-1 cubeSat from New Zealand. The Faraday-1 mission…

China Express has First Airbus A320neo Aircraft with GTF Engines

China Express has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. The delivery brings the China Express total fleet to a milestone 50…

Airbus Expects 40% Drop in Production Over Next Two Years

More jobs could be on the line as Airbus expects production to be down 40% this year and the next due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “For the…

Airbus to Integrate 115 New Eurofighter ESCAN Radars

Airbus has been awarded a contract for the development, supply and integration of 115 Eurofighter ESCAN Radars for the German and Spanish Eurofighter fleet. It marks the so far largest…

Airbus to Upgrade Training Capabilities of German Eurofighter Pilots

Airbus, acting as the main contractor within the industrial Pilot Synthetic Training System (PSTS) consortium, has been awarded two contracts to extend the Eurofighter PSTS at the Main Operating Base…

COVID-19: Airbus Extends UK, Spanish Employee Furloughs

Airbus will extend staff furloughs in various company sectors in both the U.K. and Spain, as the ongoing pandemic continues to wreak havoc. In the UK, about 2,200 Airbus workers…

Airbus to Continue Work on ESA’s Fetch Mars Rover

Airbus Defence and Space has won the next phase of the study contract (Advanced B2) from the European Space Agency (ESA) for the advanced Sample Fetch Rover which will be…

Emirates Retires its First Airbus A380

Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDB was spotted in an all-white livery at Dubai International Airport. The aircraft joined the airline fleet on October 24, 2008, six months after its first test flight.…

Airbus, Air France Secure €15 Billion Bailout

The French government unveiled a string of measures, totaling 15 billion euros ($17 billion), as a rescue plan to preserve hundreds of thousands of jobs and shore up the manufacturer…

Anand Stanley Appointed President Airbus APAC

Airbus has named Anand Stanley as President Airbus Asia-Pacific, effective 1 July 2020. Based in Singapore, Anand Stanley will lead the strategy and future positioning of Airbus and its divisions…

Airbus A400M Completes Paratrooper Simultaneous Dispatch

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has successfully achieved certification of the simultaneous paratrooper dispatch capability and completed the full industrial development of the type’s paratrooping deployment capacity, with a…

Airbus Says ‘Keep Trust in Air Travel’, Takes Measures

With heightened concerns on safety stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Airbus is working to ensure that passengers experience a safe return to air travel. The company is actively engaged…

Airbus wins ESA Contract to Construct Third ESM for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a contract with Airbus for the construction of the third European Service Module (ESM) for Orion, the American crewed spacecraft. The contract is…

COVID-19: Airbus Considering Permanent Jobs Cuts

Airbus is preparing for permanent job cuts after warning unions that it needs to rein in production amid a collapse in demand, Bloomberg News has reported. The number of positions to…

Airbus, Fraunhofer FKIE Form Panel on Responsible Tech Use

In the frame of the Future Combat Air System (FCAS), Airbus and Bonn, Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE have created an independent panel of experts…

Airbus Wins 4-Year EU Satcom Contract

Airbus has won the new satellite communications framework contract for military and civil missions of the European Union and its member states. This four-year framework contract was awarded by the…

Airbus, Xenesis Sign Payload Contract for New Bartolomeo Platform on ISS

Airbus and Xenesis have signed a contract for a payload slot on the International Space Station (ISS) Bartolomeo platform for the demonstration of their Xen-Hub optical communication space terminal. The…

Airbus, Koniku Inc. Embark on Disruptive Biotechnology Solutions

Airbus and Koniku Inc. have made a significant step forward in the co-development of a solution for aircraft and airport security operations, by extending research activities to include biological hazard…

Airbus Q1 Profit Plunges as it Faces ‘Gravest Aerospace Crisis’

Airbus on Wednesday posted a 49 per cent slump in first-quarter core profit. The planemaker consumed an unprecedented €8 billion of cash in the first quarter as chief executive officer…

Airbus Scraps E-Fan X Electric Hybrid Jet

Airbus and Rolls Royce have shelved their hybrid-electric plane project, announcing that work on the E-Fan X will cease. The aircraft was a part of a project between Airbus and…

AirAsia Halts Airbus Deliveries, to Review Orders

The low-cost carrier of Malaysia, which is one of Europe's top five corporate export customers, will not be taking any further deliveries of the Airbus jets this year. The airline…

Thai Airways to Go Ahead on MRO Facility After Airbus Withdrawal

Thai Airways International Pclhas decided to press on with a project to build a US$339 million to build a new MRO facility at Thailand’s U-Tapao airport, after its JV partner…

COVID-19: Airbus Furloughs 3,200 UK Workers

Airbus has decided to furlough 3,200 of its staff based at its plant in Broughton, Wales, which is responsible for the manufacture of wings. The employees will be able to…

Airbus Is ‘Bleeding Cash’, Says Chief Executive

Airbus Chief executive Guillaume Faury told employees in a letter that the company is rapidly “bleeding cash”, which threatens the manufacturer’s existence, reported Bloomberg. Emphasizing on the need to quickly…

COVID-19: Airbus Will Increase A220 Output Only in 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting demand for new aircraft, Airbus has decided to delay ramping up the increase in production of is Canada-based A220 narrow-body jet until next year. The…

Airbus to Support France, India to Monitor Climate Change with TRISHNA

The French Space Agency (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, CNES) has recently signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for the development and manufacture of the thermal infrared instrument for…

Airbus Achieves Automatic Air-to-Air Refueling Contact

Airbus has achieved the first ever fully automatic air-to-air refuelling (A3R) operation with a boom system. The flight test campaign, conducted earlier in the year over the Atlantic Ocean, involved…

Airbus Suspends Production at A220/A320 Facility in Alabama

Airbus, which has temporarily stopped commercial aircraft production and assembly activity at its German sites in Bremen and Stade, has paused production at its A220/A320 manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama…

Airbus Cuts Aircraft Production by a Third

After a strong commercial and industrial performance at the beginning of the year, Airbus has revised its production rates downwards to adapt to the new Coronavirus market environment. In Q1…

Lufthansa To Immediately Retire 6 Airbus A380s

The Lufthansa Group has announced that it will retire six of its Airbus A380 aircraft with immediate effect. The move has been directly attributed to the current pit of travel…

Airbus A350-1000 Deployed in Fight Against COVID-19

Airbus is continuing to purchase and supply millions of face masks from China, the large majority of which will be donated to governments of the Airbus home countries, namely France,…

Airbus to Produce 3D-Printed Hospital Visors

The majority of Airbus sites in Spain have joined forces to produce 3D printed visor frames, providing healthcare personnel with individual protection equipment in the fight against Covid-19. More than…

Airbus Spain Production to Pause Until 9 April

The Spanish Government announced new measures on 29 March in the fight against COVID-19. These measures are taking effect between Monday 30 March and Thursday 9 April inclusive and restrict…

Airbus Secures Mask Supplies to Support Europe’s Fight

Airbus has deployed a new air-bridge flight between Europe and China to deliver additional face mask supplies to France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom health systems in support of the…

Airbus Cuts Down Wing Production Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Even while securing business continuity, Airbus has been taking stringent measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its workforce during the current COVID-19 outbreak. On March 23, production resumed…

Airbus A400M Transports Masks to Spain

An Airbus A400M airlifter has performed an air-bridge between Toulouse and Madrid in order to deliver critically-needed mask supplies to the Spanish health system. The aircraft, known as MSN56 and…

Airbus Set to Partially Resume Production in France, Spain

Airbus SE announced that it expects production and assembly work to partially resume in France and Spain on Monday, 23 March following health and safety checks after the implementation of…

Airbus Pauses Production at French, Spanish Sites

Airbus SE said on Tuesday that it continues to closely monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 virus across the globe and is constantly assessing the situation, the impact on employees,…

Magnetic MRO and Airbus Sign Airframe Maintenance Deal

Magnetic MRO and Airbus have signed a long-term airframe maintenance agreement for the support and maintenance of Airbus family aircraft. “The Total Technical Care is not only about the quality…

Air Astana Modernises Fleet with New Airbus Deliveries

Air Astana continues to modernise its fleet with the delivery of the second Airbus A321LR under an operating lease agreement covering five aircraft with Air Lease Corporation of the United…

Airbus Helicopters: Thomas Hundt Appointed Executive VP

Airbus Helicopters has appointed Thomas Hundt Executive Vice-President Finance and Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 March 2020. Previously, he served as Senior Vice-President of Performance…

SWISS Welcomes its First Airbus A320neo

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft at a delivery ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. It is the first of 25 A320neo Family aircraft ordered…

Airbus Buys Bombardier’s Share in A220

Airbus SE, the Government of Québec and  Bombardier Inc. have agreed upon a new ownership structure for the A220 programme, whereby Bombardier transferred its remaining shares in Airbus Canada Limited…

Airbus, CAAS Sign MOU to Work on Urban Air Mobility

Airbus and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enable Urban Air Mobility (UAM) in Singapore. The MOU was signed on the…

Airbus and Singapore Aim at ‘Smart’ MRTT

On day 2 of the Singapore Airshow 2020 Airbus and Singapore announced a collaboration on the development of the A330 SMART Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) for the Republic of…

Airbus Unveils ‘Blended Wing Body’ Plane Design

Airbus on Tuesday unveiled a curvaceous aircraft design that blends wing and body at the Singapore Airshow 2020. MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls) with…

Korean Air Picks GTF Engines to Power Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Korean Air has picked Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power its future fleet of up to 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The aircraft are expected to begin delivery in 2021.…

Airbus Showcases Model of Maveric for First Time

Airbus is showcasing for the first time a model of Maveric, a new flying demonstrator, with a disruptive aircraft configuration besides its latest products, services and innovations in the commercial…

Airbus Keen to Meet India’s Defence Needs

Global aerospace major Airbus is showcasing its latest military products and defence technologies at the show. Airbus is demonstrating its “capabilities and commitment” to help kick-start a defence industrial base…

Airbus Helicopters Announces 38 Orders at Heli-Expo 2020

Airbus Helicopters concluded Heli-Expo 2020 with 38 orders, as well as 20 retrofits for the new five-bladed H145. German air rescue and ambulance provider DRF Luftrettung placed an order for…

Airbus CyberSecurity, Amossys Sign Cyber Security Agreement

Airbus CyberSecurity and Amossys will have signed a partnership agreement at the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) in Lille. The partnership between the major industrial cyber security services supplier and the…

Major Milestone for Airbus C295 AAR Tanker

Airbus has announced the first successful first wet contacts with the C295 during an air-to-air (AAR) tanker flight test campaign. The wet contacts took place in January 2020 over Seville,…

Airbus Adds 250 more Helicopters to Global Support Contracts

Airbus Helicopters added 250 helicopters to HCare Smart and Infinite contracts in 2019, increasing to 2,250 the number of aircraft now covered by a global HCare material management contract. This…

Airbus to Deliver 16 New H125s to CBP, AMO

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) will enhance its patrol and surveillance capabilities with the addition of 16 new Airbus H125 helicopters. The new aircraft…

NASA Places Order for Three Airbus H135 Helicopters

The US agency will use the aircraft for security during rocket launches, emergency medical services and qualified personnel transport. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order…

Airbus Gets 5 Cyber-Surveillance Contracts in France

In 2019, Airbus CyberSecurity won five new contracts with major groups or organisations in the industrial, finance and institutional sectors, some of which are operators of essential services (OIV -…

ESA, Airbus Sign Deal for Bartolomeo Platform on the ISS

The Bartolomeo platform from Airbus gives new opportunities for research on the International Space Station (ISS). The European Space Agency ESA has now firmly booked a payload slot for a…

Airbus Displays its Customer-Centric Solutions

Airbus Helicopters will be showcasing its civil range of helicopters at Heli-Expo 2020, which runs from 28-30 January at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. Centre-stage on booth 3432 will…

Airbus Brings A321 Production to Toulouse, Replaces A380 Work

Following its strategy to keep its overall production system at the leading edge of technology and to increase industrial capacity and flexibility, Airbus has decided to create new A321 production…

Airbus Helicopters Appoints Laurence Petiard as Head of External Communications

Laurence Petiard has been appointed Head of External Communications for Airbus Helicopters, effective January 2020. In this new role, she will be in charge of coordinating Airbus Helicopters’ media relations,…

Airbus Completes Pilotless Vision-Based Take-Off

Airbus has successfully performed the first fully automatic vision-based take-off using an Airbus Family test aircraft at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. The test crew comprising of two pilots, two flight test engineers…

Triumph to Supply Uplocks for Airbus A321XLR Aircraft

Triumph Group, Inc. announced that it has been selected by Airbus to supply uplocks for the main landing gear and nose landing gear for its latest A321XLR single aisle aircraft.…

Airbus BelugaXL Takes Off, Adds XL Fleet Capacity

The BelugaXL has entered into service, providing Airbus with 30 per cent extra transport capacity in order to support the on-going production ramp-up of commercial aircraft programmes. The aircraft, which…

Airbus Joins Indian Startup for Talent Acquisition

Continuing its outreach to develop the innovation ecosystem in India, Airbus has signed a contract with Bengaluru-based startup Traxof Technologies to automate the talent acquisition process for Airbus’ Information Management…

Airbus to Expand Aircraft Manufacturing in Mobile

Airbus announced that, as part of its plan to produce 63 A320 Family aircraft per month in 2021, the company will expand its industrial footprint in the US by increasing…

Airbus Creates ACH130 Aston Martin Edition Helicopter

The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, the first offering from the recently-announced partnership between Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters, was revealed at Courchevel in the French Alps. This stylish…

Air France-KLM Signs Order for 60 Airbus A220-300 Aircraft

Air France-KLM Group has confirmed its order for 60 Airbus A220-300s. The aircraft will all be operated by Air France and will replace its fleet of single-aisle A318 and A319.…

Joramco Adds Boeing 777 and Airbus A320neo to its GCAA Approval

Joramco, the Amman based MRO and the engineering arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE),  has extended its United Arab Emirates approval, the GCAA, to include the Boeing 777 and the…

Irish Department of Defence Orders Two Airbus C295 Aircraft

Ireland’s Department of Defence has announced the acquisition of two Airbus C295 medium airlifters in a maritime surveillance configuration. With this new order, the Irish Air Corps will become the…

Air Canada’s First Airbus A220 Takes Maiden Flight

The first A220-300 for Air Canada has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel A220 final assembly line in Canada. The first of 45 aircraft for Air Canada…

Airbus Buys Seattle-Area Robotics Supplier that Built Systems for Boeing Jets

A Mukilteo-based robotics supplier that's made manufacturing systems for the 787 Dreamliner, 777 and 747 aircraft programs was just acquired by Boeing rival — Airbus. The move deepens Airbus’ commitment…

Burkina Faso Orders Airbus C295

The Ministry of Defence of Burkina Faso has placed a firm order for one Airbus C295 military airlifter. As part of its 2018-2022 Military Acquisition Law, the Burkina Faso Air…

Aston Martin, Airbus Team Up to Take to the Skies

Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters revealed a new partnership that brings together the best of automotive and aeronautical design. For the past 12 months designers from both brands…

Kellstrom Aerospace Acquires Airbus A320 for Teardown

Kellstrom Aerospace, a global aftermarket leader in aircraft lifecycle solutions, has acquired an Airbus A320-232 MSN 1648. The 1994 A320 aircraft was acquired from Castlelake L.P. The airframe is currently…

United Airlines Orders 50 Airbus A321XLRs

United Airlines has placed a firm order for 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft as it begins to phase out older models and launches an expansion of transatlantic routes from its key…

Airbus Signs Global Support Contract for Tiger Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) have signed a tri-lateral Global Support Contract aimed at boosting the availability rate…

Air Corsica Receives its First Airbus A320neo

Air Corsica, the airline company based on the Island of Corsica, has taken delivery of its first of two Airbus A320neo aircraft on lease from ICBC Leasing. With this delivery,…

Airbus Celebrates the 100th A220 Aircraft Produced

Airbus celebrated the 100th A220 aircraft produced for a customer during a ceremony at the aircraft programme’s headquarters in Mirabel, Canada. The aircraft, an A220-300, destined for Riga, Latvia-based airBaltic, features…

SAS Takes Delivery Of Its First Airbus A350

Scandinavian carrier SAS has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the newest operator of this latest generation, highly efficient wide-body aircraft. The airline has a total of eight A350-900…

French Authorities Qualify Airbus CyberSecurity as Security Incident Detection Service Provider

The National Cybersecurity Agency of France, ANSSI, has qualified the Airbus CyberSecurity SOC (Security Operations Centre) in Elancourt, France, at PDIS (Prestataire de Détection d'Incidents de Sécurité - Security Incident…

Airbus Helicopters to Boost Support for Cougar, Caracal Fleets

Airbus Helicopters and its partner Heli-Union have signed a global support contract for the Cougar and Caracal helicopters in service in the French Army and Air Force. This agreement signed…

Airbus Delivers Greece’s First H145 to Airlift

Airlift has taken the delivery of its first H145 helicopter, becoming the first operator of this model in Greece. The twin-engine helicopter will be mainly dedicated to VIP transfers, but…

Airbus Delivers Technology for Eutelsat Quantum

Airbus, ESA and Eutelsat have presented the new ground breaking multibeam active antenna payload today at Airbus in Madrid. Airbus’ ELSA+ (ELectronically Steerable Antenna+) is a first for commercial satellite…

MBDA to Acquire Airbus Simulation Company GDI

MBDA has signed an agreement to purchase GDI Simulation from Airbus with closing subject to regulatory closing conditions. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. GDI Simulation is one…

Airbus and Boeing Make it Big at Dubai

Albeit weighed down by the crashes, ensuing safety concerns and the grounding of its fleet of roughly 400 jets around the world, Boeing managed to reach Day 3 of the…

Airbus Highlights Defence Partnership with Thailand

Airbus is showcasing its range of defence, space, and helicopter products and services at the ongoing show. Over the last decades, Airbus has developed a successful cooperation with Thailand and…

easyJet Orders 12 More Airbus A320neo

easyJet has exercised purchase rights to increase its fleet of A320neos by 12 new aircraft. The agreement takes the carrier’s total order for the A320neo Family to 159 aircraft and…

EASA Certifies Airbus A330 BelugaXL

The BelugaXL has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), paving the way for entry-into-service by early 2020. The aircraft is an integral part of Airbus’…

Airbus, Partners Unveil Details of New Eurofighter ECR Concept

At the International Fighter Conference in Berlin Airbus and its partners introduced for the first time concrete details of the new Eurofighter electronic combat role (ECR) concept. This role will…

Airbus VSR700 Prototype Performs Maiden Flight

The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. The VSR700 performed several…

Airbus Provides Optimum In-Flight Experience with CIDS

One of the key developments by Airbus is CIDS (Cabin Intercommunication Data System), which allows cabin crew to simply manage all cabin functions via easy-to-use centralised interfaces. Airbus introduced the…

Air Canada’s First Airbus A220 Revealed

Air Canada’s first Airbus A220 was unveiled when it rolled out of the painting hangar at the A220 final assembly line in Mirabel. In December, Air Canada will become the…

Airbus Conducts Successful ‘Delivery by Drone’ Initiative Testing

A multi drone combined flight tracked by a fleet management station was successfully tested at the E-Valley Park, on the site of the former Cambrai airbase in northern France as…

Airbus Eyes China’s Huge Potential in Aviation

Airbus and China are strengthening their long-standing partnership as both sides commit to a further deepening and broadening of cooperation in the aviation industry. A Memorandum of Understanding on the…

Airbus Makes Strategic Investment in Amprius

Airbus Defence and Space has partnered with US based Amprius Inc’s current equity funding. This financing will further boost the development of new generation batteries based on Silicon Nanowire Anode…

Vietjet Cements Order for 20 Airbus A321XLRs

New age-carrier Vietjet and aircraft manufacturer Airbus signed a contract for 20 brand-new A321XLR aircraft on 31 October 2019. The deal took place in Toulouse (France) and will make Vietjet…

Airbus Takes New A220 Jet on Pacific Region Tour

Airbus has launched an extensive tour of the Pacific region to showcase the A220, its latest family member. The aircraft being used for the tour is an A220-300 leased from Latvia’s airBaltic, which…

ESA, Airbus to Cooperate on the Bartolomeo Platform

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus Defence and Space signed a Statement of Intent on their common interest to use the Bartolomeo external platform for a limited number of…

Volotea Chooses Airbus Services to Train its Pilots

Volotea, the Barcelona-based airline, has chosen Airbus to train all its pilots following the signature of an exclusive five-year contract. The training, which will commence in January 2020, includes Type-Rating…

Airbus Advances Maritime Capabilities with HAROPA-Port of Le Havre Deal

Airbus and HAROPA-Port of Le Havre have signed an industrial and a distribution agreement relating to a joint software solution based on the Airbus VTS (Vessel Traffic Services) product family…

Airbus Built Solar Orbiter Heads to Florida

Solar Orbiter, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) flagship mission to study the Sun has completed all tests and is set to be flown to Cape Canaveral ready for its launch…

TIBA-1 Satellite Leaves Airbus Defence and Space

TIBA-1, the communications satellite for the Government of Egypt developed by Airbus and Thales Alenia Space (TAS) left the Airbus Defence and Space clean rooms in Toulouse. The spacecraft was…

Airbus Built CHEOPS Satellite Flies to Guiana

CHEOPS (CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite), built by Airbus in Madrid was loaded into the freighter aircraft that flew it today to Kourou, French Guiana. After arrival, the spacecraft will be prepared…

Airbus, Delta to Develop Predictive MRO Solutions

Airbus and Delta Air Lines are forming a digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance and health-monitoring solutions for airline customers worldwide from 2020. To be accessed via a unified…

Turkish Technic, Satiar Ink Airbus Fleet Maintenance Deal

Turkish Technic and Satair have signed a strategic General Terms Agreement (GTA) to facilitate further business growth between the two entities. Under this agreement, Satair will support Turkish Technic with…

Airbus Delivers 1000th A320neo Family Aircraft

Airbus has delivered the 1,000th A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft, an A321neo produced in Hamburg, Germany, was delivered to Indian airline IndiGo. IndiGo is the world’s biggest customer for the A320neo…

Thales, Airbus Join Forces to Detect Cyber Threats

Airbus CyberSecurity and Thales, two European leaders in cybersecurity, have signed a partnership agreement to offer a unique solution against cyber attacks.  The solution will combine the file analysis system…

Airbus Highlights South Korean Partnership

European airframer Airbus is putting up a strong show at the ongoing ADEX, where it is showcasing a wide range of products, services and strong industrial partnerships, covering commercial air-…

First Royal Canadian Air Force’s Airbus C295 Rolls Out of Paint Shop

The first Airbus C295, purchased by the Government of Canada for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement (FWSAR) programme, rolled out of the…

Air Greenland to Receive Two Airbus H225 Helicopters

Air Greenland has ordered two Airbus H225 heavy helicopters to support its bid to win its home country’s search and rescue (SAR) contract. Under the terms of a firm contract…

Airbus Opens Hamburg A320 Structure Assembly Line

Airbus has inaugurated its highly automated fuselage structure assembly line for A320 Family aircraft in Hamburg. With a special focus on manufacturing longer sections for the A321LR, the new facility…

Airbus, Alibaba Cloud to Develop Skywise Data Centre

Airbus has signed a cooperation agreement with Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, to cooperate on developing a Skywise Data Centre in China. Skywise is Airbus’ open…

Air France Welcomes First Airbus A350 to Fleet

Air France has taken delivery of its first A350-900 wide-body aircraft. The first jet out of a total order of 28 was handed over to Anne Rigail, Air France Chief Executive…

Airbus Launches Composite MRO Training Scheme

Airbus Services has launched a new Structure Training offer focusing on composite materials that is now available for customers worldwide. New generation aircraft featuring advanced materials require new skills for…

Vistara Picks Airbus’ FHS-TSP Solution for A320 Fleet

Vistara, India’s full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has signed a long-term contract to partner with Airbus for their Flight Hour Services - Tailored…

GTF Engines Power JetBlue’s Airbus A321neo Entry into Service

Pratt & Whitney, Airbus and JetBlue Airways have celebrated the entry into service of JetBlue's A321neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. The event was commemorated on Sept.…

Air Astana Takes Delivery of First Airbus A321LR

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s leading carrier, has taken delivery of the first of seven Airbus A321LR (long range) aircraft under an operating lease agreement with Air Lease Corporation of the United…

Airbus to Develop Technology for Ultra-High-Res Satellites

Airbus has won a design study from the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to develop the technologies for a cluster of ultra-high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites for…

Airbus Starts Flight Trials of Connected Cabin Technologies

Airbus has commenced in-flight trials of IoT connected cabin technologies on board an A350-900 Flight Lab aircraft – to be shortly revealed to customers. In doing so, Airbus becomes the…

Airbus Foundation Supports Bolivian Efforts to Fight Fires in Amazon

The Airbus Foundation, in collaboration with the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs’ Crisis and Support Centre is supporting Bolivia’s efforts against the severe fires currently affecting the country.…

Airbus, Telespazio to Sell Excess Capacity on Syracuse 4 Satellites

Airbus and Telespazio (Leonardo/Thales) have set up a partnership to market military telecommunications services using the future Syracuse IV satellites. This partnership will lead to the creation of France’s leading private…

EgyptAir Receives First Airbus A220

EgyptAir has taken delivery of its first of 12 A220-300 aircraft on order, becoming the first A220 operator based in the Middle East and North African region, and the sixth…

Airbus, China Deepen Industrial Cooperation

Airbus reaffirms its commitment to its long-term strategic partnership with China’s aviation industry, and has signed new agreement with AVIC to deepen industrial cooperation on Airbus single-aisle production. The agreement…

Airbus Delivers First A330neo in Hi Fly Livery

Hi Fly, the privately-owned Portuguese wet lease specialist operating an exclusive all-Airbus fleet, has taken delivery of a new A330neo on lease from Air Lease Corporation. The aircraft is configured…

Airbus Completes Ocean Imagery Satellite

Airbus has completed the ocean satellite ‘Copernicus Sentinel-6A’, and is now sending it on its first journey. Its destination - Ottobrunn near Munich in Germany, where over the next six…

FACC to Manufacture Radomes for Airbus A220

Austria-based FACC has been commissioned by Bombardier Aviation to manufacture radomes for the Airbus A220, in addition to the Bombardier Challenger and Global business jet families. Deliveries for the A220…

Airbus Earmarks US$120m Projects in Malaysia

Airbus announced plans to develop further its industrial presence in Malaysia with three new initiatives. These include the expansion of Airbus’ wholly-owned maintenance facility, Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE); the establishment…

AirAsiaX Orders 42 Airbus Aircraft Worth US$5bn

AirAsia X, the long haul unit of the AirAsia Group, has finalised a firm order with Airbus for an additional 12 A330-900 and 30 A321XLR aircraft, worth a total catalogue…

Airbus Offers to Take Tiger Beyond 2040

Airbus Helicopters is offering a cost-effective approach for taking the Tiger platform beyond 2040, in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s (CoA) Request for Information (RFI) for the Project LAND4503…

Airbus Wins Contract to Support NH90 Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters as prime contractor will work together with Dresden-based Elbe Flugzeugwerke to maintain the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr’s) NH90 fleet. Airbus and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology…

Japan Airlines’ New Airbus A350 Uses Mobil JetTM Oil 387

Japan Airlines is using Mobil Jet Oil 387 in its new Airbus A350 aircraft scheduled to take flight in September. The synthetic high performance capability turbine engine oil is used…

Airbus Built ExoMars Rover Gets its Eyes

One of the key instruments on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars rover, the Panoramic Camera (PanCam) has been fitted and integrated in the Airbus bio-burden cleanroom in Stevenage. Designed…

Lufthansa Technik Malta to Work on Airbus A350-1000 Overhauls

Lufthansa Technik Malta has received German Federal Aviation Office (LBA) approval to carry out all overhaul work on the Airbus A350-1000. The recent certification amends the approval to perform overhaul…

Airbus Begins US-Based Production of A220

Airbus has officially begun manufacturing the A220 in the US. The first team of A220 production workers began work at Airbus’ Mobile, Alabama-based production facility following their recent return from…

Airbus Delivers H145 Helicopters to New Zealand EMS

Airbus has delivered two H145 helicopters to the New Zealand Helicopter Emergency Medical Services. Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson said these were the first two H145 helicopters in…

Airbus Helicopters Expands Malaysian Footprint

Airbus is extending further its extensive footprint in Malaysia with the opening of a new regional helicopter completion and delivery centre (CDC) at its Subang facility.  The new CDC will…

Airbus Defence and Space Announces Top Management Appointments

Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Julian Whitehead Executive Vice-President Global Business and Strategic Programmes, effective 1 October 2019. Currently, he is serving as Executive Vice-President Finance for the division…

Scoot to Add 16 Airbus A321neos to Fleet

Scoot announced the introduction of 16 brand-new A321neo aircraft into its fleet. The first aircraft, named “Wings of Change”, will be delivered in the last quarter of 2020 and will…

Airbus A220 Embarks on Demo Tour Across Asia

An Airbus A220-300 flight test aircraft will visit six Asian destinations as part of a demonstration tour across the region. After a stopover at Seoul’s Incheon Airport the aircraft heads to…

Airbus Scores First ACH160 order in SE Asia

Airbus Helicopters has secured an ACH160 order from an undisclosed new customer in the Philippines, launching this new model in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region. It will be used…

Airbus Helos Develops Presence in Italy

Airbus Helicopters has strengthened its footprint in Italy with the acquisition of its distributor and 50-year partner Aersud Elicotteri. Headquartered in the North of Italy, near the city of Verona,…

Airbus Helicopters Makes Changes to its Executive Committee

Airbus Helicopters is implementing a new Executive Committee on 1 September 2019 with the goal of simplifying and strengthening cross-function collaboration within the company. “The simplification of our organisation aims…

Airbus to Develop CO3D Earth Observation Programme for CNES

The French Space Agency (CNES) has awarded the CO3D (Constellation Optique 3D) contract to Airbus. Under this agreement, Airbus will deliver a global high-resolution Digital Surface Model (DSM). Following launch,…

Sabena technics Acquires Airbus A330 MRTT Rating Approval

French MRO Sabena technics, has been granted by the DSAé the EMAR (European Military Aviation Requirements) approval to perform base maintenance operations on the Airbus A330 MRTT. With the approval,…

Romain Trapp Appointed President of Airbus Helicopters, Inc.

Airbus announced that Romain Trapp has been appointed President of Airbus Helicopters Inc., and Head of the North America Region for helicopters. He succeeds Chris Emerson, who is assuming the…

Chris Emerson Appointed President of Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.

Airbus has appointed Chris Emerson President of Airbus Defense and Space Inc., a subsidiary of Airbus Americas, effective 1 July 2019. Emerson previously served as President of Airbus Helicopters Inc.…

Airbus, OCCAR Sign New A400M Support Deal

Airbus has signed the new A400M Global Support Step 2 contract with OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation), which manages the multinational programme on behalf of the Launch Customer Nations…

Innovation Award from Airbus Helicopters for Cobham

Airbus Helicopters has awarded a prestigious prize for innovation to Cobham Aerospace Communications for their integrated antenna technology. The award-winning design integrates multiple antenna functions within the fuselage’s composite in…

Lockheed Martin, Airbus Reaffirm Tanker Partnership in Paris

Six months after Airbus and Lockheed Martin signed a Memorandum of Agreement to work with each other to meet the aerial refueling needs of the U.S. Air Force, senior executives…

Airbus Dominates but Electric Airplanes Steal the Show in Paris

Airbus stole the limelight from Boeing and took home most of the orders, as was expected in the light of the worldwide grounding of the Max 737 aircraft, but the…

Airbus, TAI Extend Aftersales Support for Military, Govt Fleets

Airbus Helicopters and Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) have declared their common intention to extend the aftersales support of all Airbus helicopters operated by Thailand’s military and government agencies. Under this agreement,…

American Airlines Orders Airbus A321XLRs

Airbus has successfully concluded a deal with American Airlines at the ongoing air show that will see the US carrier acquire 50 of the new longer-range jetliners. The A321XLR is…

Cebu Renews Fleet with Order of 31 AirbusNEO Jets

Cebu Pacific, the Philippines based carrier, announced that it has ordered 31 next-generation aircraft from Airbus. The investment accelerates the carrier’s plan to introduce more fuel-efficient and eco-friendly aircraft to…

SIAEC, Airbus Complete 1st Cabin Retrofit for A380 Fleet

SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) in collaboration with Airbus Services has recently completed the first of 14 A380 full-cabin retrofits for Singapore Airlines (SIA). This extensive retrofit programme, which was announced…

Airbus Reveals First A330neo for AirAsia

Airbus and AirAsia have unveiled the first A330neo for the AirAsia Group at the Paris Air Show. The aircraft will be delivered via lessor Avolon in the coming weeks for…

Airbus Launches A321XLR

Airbus stole the limelight on day one of the Paris Air Show by launching the A321XLR, a much-awaited long-range, single-aisle airliner. The company also announced that it would be selling…

Airbus Tests its NFTS on MRTT Aircraft

Airbus has successfully completed a flight demonstration of a connected airborne battlespace scenario, centred on a MRTT aircraft. The test was carried out as part of the development of Airbus’…

Le Bourget Debut for Airbus Helicopters H160M

Airbus Helicopters is displaying a full-scale mock-up of its new H160M military rotorcraft, marking the first public display of the new type. The new rotorcraft which has been selected as…

Airbus Tests its Network for the Sky on MRTT Aircraft

Airbus has successfully completed a flight demonstration of a connected airborne battlespace scenario, centred on a MRTT aircraft. The test was carried out as part of the development of Airbus’…

United Airlines Signs Up for Airbus Skywise Data Platform

United Airlines has become the latest U.S. airline to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise. United will leverage Skywise to enhance all aspects of its maintenance and engineering operations on…

Jat To Support Latest Boeing, Airbus Types

Jat Tehnika’s aircraft maintenance center in Belgrade, Serbia, is planning to train its staff to maintain Boeing 737 MAXs, the Airbus A320neo family and Sukhoi SSJ-100 Superjets, according to Radoslav…

Airbus Delivers H130 to Nautilus Aviation

Airbus has this week delivered the first of two new H130 helicopters to be deployed by Far North Queensland tourism operator, Nautilus Aviation’s new partnership with the Quicksilver Group, based…

Airbus, Spanish Air Force to Develop Drone & AR Inspections

The Spanish Air Force has become the first air force worldwide to support the development of Airbus’ drone and augmented reality-based maintenance inspection services, with the aim of drastically reducing…

Airbus, Hungary to Open Manufacturing Site

Airbus Helicopters and the Hungarian Government have selected the town of Gyula in the Békés County as the site for a new aerospace enterprise in Hungary. Gyula is located in…

Airbus Celebrates 50 Years of Pioneering Progress

Airbus has launched a global campaign celebrating the company’s 50 year anniversary, showcasing key moments of pioneering progress throughout the past five decades. The campaign began by marking 50 years…

Air New Zealand Selects Boeing Over Airbus

Air New Zealand has ordered eight new Boeing 787-10 aircraft, to replace its aging fleet of Boeing 777-200s and potentially make it possible for the carrier to fly non-stop to…

Airbus Delivers First A330neo to Delta

Delta Air Lines took delivery of its first A330-900, one of 35 A330neos the Atlanta, Georgia-based airline has on order. Delta was the launch customer for the A330-900, ordering 25…

Airbus And SAS Ink MoU For Hybrid And Electric Aircraft Research

Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SAS Scandinavian Airlines for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. The MoU was signed by Grazia Vittadini, Chief…

Airbus Celebrates 12,000th Aircraft With A220 Delta Delivery

Airbus celebrated the delivery of its 12,000th aircraft ever in its 50-year history. The aircraft was an A220-100, assembled in Mirabel, Canada and handed over to US-based Delta Air Lines.…

Airbus Honors Top-Performing Suppliers

Airbus Defence and Space revealed the winners of its best in class awards with an official ceremony at its 5th Supplier Conference. The four winners Mercury Systems, Airgrup S.L., All System…

Airbus Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Airbus SE has appointed Antoine Bouvier, 59, Head of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Public Affairs, effective 1 June 2019. In this position, he will report to Guillaume Faury, Chief…

Airbus to Build Multi-Mission Satellite for MEASAT

Airbus has been selected by MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”), the leading Malaysian operator, to build MEASAT-3d, a new multimission telecommunications satellite to replace capacity and augment its core business in…

Airbus at IDEF with A330MRTT Model

Airbus is showcasing a scale model of the A330 MRTT - the new generation strategic tanker/transport aircraft which is also combat proven.  The large 111 tonnes basic fuel capacity of…

Air Macau Gets First Airbus A320neo Aircraft With GTF Engines

Pratt & Whitney and Air Macau have celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. The delivery was celebrated during a…

Airbus ACJ319neo Sets Longest Flight Record

The first ACJ319neo successfully completed a  16-hr and 10-min test flight on 26th April, setting a new record for the longest A320 Family flight by an Airbus crew. It flew…

Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge in Mexico City This Year

oThe Airbus Foundation will collaborate with Fondo Unido-United Way México to bring to the country the Flying Challenge, a youth activity and mentoring program that helps raise awareness about aerospace,…

Airbus Recognizes EAM for “ab initio” Pilot Programs

During the Famex Airshow 2019 in Santa Lucía, Airbus recognized Escuela de Aviación México (EAM) for their collaboration over the past 10 years in facilitating ab initio pilot programs for…

Airbus Recognition for SEDENA, SEMAR at Famex

Airbus has recognized the Mexican National Defence (SEDENA) and the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) for their commitment to the local population, in the context of the application of the country’s emergency…

Airbus Hopes to Cement Ties with Mexico

Airbus is showcasing its single-engine H125 and H130 helicopters and a twin-engine of the H145 family at the ongoing show. “The multi-mission capacity of the H125 and H145 are perfectly…

China Gets First Airbus H215

China’s State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC) has taken delivery of one heavy twin-engine Airbus H215 helicopter – a member of the mission-proven Super Puma family – becoming the launch…

Airbus Appoints Jean-Marc Nasr Head of Space Systems

Airbus SE has appointed Jean-Marc Nasr, 57, Executive Vice President Space Systems within the Airbus Defence and Space division. Nasr will assume his new duties on 1 June 2019 and succeeds Nicolas…

Airbus H135 Assembly Begins Ops in China

Airbus Helicopters has expanded its industrial footprint and partnership with China with the opening of the H135 final assembly line in Qingdao. The factory is the first helicopter FAL built…

Airbus Names New EVP Communications and Corporate Affairs

Airbus has appointed Julie Kitcher as Executive Vice-President Communications and Corporate Affairs, effective immediately. In this role, she joins the Airbus Executive Committee leading all external and internal communication activities,…

Airbus Names Guillaume Faury as New CEO

Airbus SE shareholders passed all resolutions at its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), including the appointment of Guillaume Faury as an Executive Member of the Board of Directors for three years. At…

Airbus Makes Malaysia its Southeast Asia MRO Hub

Airbus Helicopters is making Malaysia its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) hub in Southeast Asia following the integration of its Subang facility with its network of MRO facilities in the…

Saft Skyzen Batteries for Airbus A320

Saft Skyzen batteries that enable maintenance intervals to be doubled are now in service on the Airbus A320 aircraft Family. The Skyzen™ batteries are the latest development in Saft’s ULM®…

Airbus, Safran Win Crystal Cabin Award

Airbus, in cooperation with Safran, has won the 2019 Crystal Cabin Award in the story_category Cabin Concepts. The Lower Deck Pax Experience Modules consists of enabling extension of passengers’ space…

Airbus Opens Expanded Cabin Centre in Hamburg

Airbus has extended its Airspace Customer Definition Centre (CDC) at its Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany for cross-programme cabin customization by now including the A320 and A330 programmes – to…

ICG Upgrades to Airbus H225 Rescue Helos

Airbus Helicopters is supporting the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) with the entry into service of two Airbus H225 heavy search and rescue (SAR) helicopters as the first step in a…

Airbus Wins US$35bn China Order for 300 Jets

Airbus SE secured a US$35 billion jet deal from China during a state visit by President Xi Jinping to the French capital, dealing a fresh blow to Boeing Co.as it grapples with…

Airbus Displays Aviation Prowess

European airframer Airbus considers Malaysia as a strategic market and is showcasing its range of offerings being used by the Malaysian military in addition to commercial aircraft operated by Malaysian…

ANA Receives First Airbus A380

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has taken delivery of its first A380 at a special ceremony in Toulouse, becoming the 15th operator of the world’s largest passenger aircraft. The delivery…

Airbus Trials Shore-to-Ship Delivery Drones

Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. This marks the first-time drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions to deliver a variety…

CSALP to Become Airbus Canada Limited Partnership

C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) is pleased to announce it will soon change its name to Airbus Canada Limited Partnership.   The new name reflects the majority interest of Airbus…

Lion Air Considering Airbus Over Boeing

The Boeing 737 Max crash in Ethiopia may hit the planemaker’s future orders as mounting safety concerns prompt airlines to reconsider plans to purchase the jetliner. Indonesia’s Lion Air, one…

Lufthansa Orders 40 Boeing, Airbus Planes

Lufthansa has ordered 20 Boeing 787-9 and 20 additional Airbus A350-900 long-haul planes to replace its older four-engine aircraft as it seeks to boost the fuel efficiency of its fleet,…

Airbus Delivers First FANS-C-Equipped A320 to easyJet

Airbus has delivered the first *FANS-C-equipped A320 aircraft to easyJet. In the framework of Europe’s SESAR Air Traffic Management (ATM) research programme, this aircraft – and others to follow –…

Aviation Education: Airbus, Embry-Riddle Sign MOU

The AirBusiness Academy and the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Singapore have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on delivering aviation education and management training programmes for students…

Lockheed-Airbus Venture ‘Problematic’ for IAF

By Arie Egozi The expected initiative of Lockheed Martin and Airbus to offer the A-330 as the next aerial refueling aircraft of the Israeli air force (IAF), has been discussed…

Airbus Announces 43 Orders at Heli-Expo

Airbus Helicopters wrapped up the 2019 edition of Heli-Expo with 43 orders from worldwide customers announced for the whole Airbus civil product range - H125, H130, H135, H145, H160, H175…

AMS, Lundin Partner with Airbus for Digital Maintenance Data Exchange

Airbus Helicopters has signed partnerships with two new MRO software providers – Aircraft Maintenance Systems and Lundin Software – that will enable their maintenance information systems (MIS) to be connected…

Airbus Confirms Order for Canada’s First H160

Airbus has signed an order for an ACH160 with an undisclosed Canadian customer.  The customer, who is said to have vast experience in corporate aviation, has opted for the aircraft…

Airbus Helicopters Unveils New H145

Airbus Helicopters is unveiling a new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter at Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta. This latest upgrade brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the…

Airbus Considering Making A330 in China

Airbus SE is looking at assembling its newest A330neo wide-body jet in China as part of a bid to win orders for the plane in one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation…

Airbus to Open Flight Academy

In order to meet the high market demand for cadet pilot training in Europe – 94,000 new pilots over the next 20 years (as per its global market forecast 2018-2037)…

Airbus Certifies A400M Cargo Hold Tanks Refueling Unit

Airbus has successfully completed the certification flight tests for the A400M Cargo Hold Tanks (CHT) refueling unit, taking a new step towards the full certification of the aircraft for air-to-air…

Go Air and Sri Lankan Airlines opt for Skywise by Airbus

Sri Lankan Airlines and Go Air have signed agreements with Airbus to benefit from the manufacturer’s cloud-based platform Skywise Core.   Go Air, first Indian customer on Skywise, will use…

Brazil Orders Three Multi-Role H135s from Airbus

The Brazilian Navy has ordered three H135 light twin-engine helicopters to be operated by the 1st General Purpose Helicopter Squadron (HU-1). The aircraft will be dedicated to a wide range of…

Airbus Inaugurates Innovation Centre in China

Airbus inaugurated its Innovation Centre in China at an office opening ceremony in Shenzhen, China.   Airbus China Innovation Centre has been operating since early 2018 and currently focuses on…

Japan Airlines Inks Flight Hour Services Deal with Airbus

Japan Airlines (JAL), which will soon operate the A350 XWB, has signed a  operator has signed a Flight Hour Services (FHS) contract with Airbus. The contract between Airbus and JAL is…

Airbus Delivers H145 Helicopter to Indian Operator

Airbus Helicopters announced the delivery of another H145 helicopter to an Indian customer at the ongoing Aero India.   The helicopter was delivered to Mumbai based Heligo Charters Private Limited…

Airbus Signs Flight Hour Services Deal with JAL

Airbus confirms the growing success of its Flight Hour Services (FHS) business in Japan with a new contract from soon-to-be A350 XWB operator Japan Airlines (JAL). Airbus is welcoming JAL…

Etihad Cancels 42 Airbus A350s

Etihad Airways cut its A350 order by 42 aircraft, leaving the airline with 20 A350-1000s in the backlog. It also cut down on order for Boeing 777-9 aircraft from 25…

Airbus Terminates A380 Programme

Airbus is ending the A380 program. The European aircraft manufacturer announced plans to scrap production of the superjumbo after its biggest customer, Emirates, and a handful of remaining buyers receive…

Airbus Gears Up for Big Presence at Aero India

From flying and static displays of its best-in-class products to showcasing its cutting-edge aerospace services, Airbus has planned one of its biggest-ever participations at Aero India, to be held in…

Qantas Cancels Airbus A380 Orders

Qantas, the Australian carrier, has formally canceled a longstanding 2006 order for eight Airbus A380 airplanes, further adding to the future of the four-engined A380. The airline, however, declined to…

Airbus, Dassault Aviation Sign Deal for Future Combat Air System

France and Germany have awarded the first-ever contract – a Joint Concept Study (JCS) – to Dassault Aviation and Airbus for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) program. The starting date for…

airBaltic to Expand Airbus A220 Maintenance Capabilities

Latvia’s airBaltic has announced plans for in-house base maintenance capabilities for the Airbus A220-300. The move is part of the airline's strategy that will see it completely reshape its fleet…

Airbus and Dassault Systèmes Sign Five-year Deal

Airbus and Dassault Systèmes have signed a five-year Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to cooperate on the implementation of collaborative 3D design, engineering, manufacturing, simulation and intelligence applications.  Under the MOA,…

Airbus Creates First Electric Airplane Race with Air Race E

Airbus has announced a global partnership with Air Race E, the world’s first electric airplane race set to launch its inaugural series in 2020.   Airbus is the Official Founding…

Airbus Helos Appoints New Executive Committee Members

Alain Flourens, 61, currently Head of Engineering for Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Industry for Airbus Helicopters, following Christian Cornille’s departure from Airbus.   Alain will be replaced…

Airbus, CATC to Work on MRO and Pilot Training

Airbus and Thailand’s Civil Aviation Training Center (CATC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together on projects to develop and implement maintenance training and pilot training courses in…

Airbus Helicopters Sees Strong Sales Increase in 2018

Airbus Helicopters delivered 356 rotorcraft and logged gross orders for 413 helicopters in 2018 (up from 350 gross orders in 2017), maintaining its lead in the civil & parapublic market…

Airbus’ Quantum Computing to Transform the Aircraft Lifecycle

Airbus has launched a global competition in quantum computing, inviting experts to propose and develop solutions, for complex optimisation and modelisation across the full aircraft life-cycle, using newly available computing…

Airbus Begins Construction of US Manufacturing Facility for A220

Airbus’ manufacturing growth in the United States advanced another step in Mobile, Alabama, as construction of the company’s A220 Manufacturing Facility was officially launched.   The assembly line will satisfy…

Delta Orders for Additional 15 Airbus A220 Aircraft

Delta Air Lines has ordered 15 additional A220 aircraft, bringing to 90 the total number of the new generation, highly fuel-efficient jetliners the world’s second-largest airline has on order. The…

Airbus Appoints Jean-Marc Nasr President of APAC

Airbus has appointed Jean-Marc Nasr as President Asia-Pacific, effective 1 January 2019.   Based in Singapore, Jean-Marc Nasr will be responsible for Airbus’ overall strategy, industrial footprint and operations in…

Satair, GMF AeroAsia Sign LOI for Expansion into Airbus 3rd Party Maintenance

Satair and GMF AeroAsia have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) confirming Satair as the exclusive provider of material to support GMF AeroAsia’s successful expansion into their Airbus Aircraft 3rd…

Airbus Achieves 800 Deliveries for 2018

Airbus SE delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, meeting its full year delivery guidance and setting a new company record. Deliveries were 11 per cent higher than…

Airbus to Continue RAAF C-130J Sustainment

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has awarded a wo year contract extension to Airbus Australia Pacific (Airbus) for sustainment of its  C-130J fleet. The sustainment work will last till…

Airbus, Hungary Announce Long-Term Industrial Pact

Airbus Helicopters and Hungary have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to create an industrial cooperation for long-term aviation projects that will initially focus on the production of certain high precision…

Alberto Gutiérrez Appointed Head of Military Aircraft at Airbus DS

Airbus SE has appointed Alberto Gutiérrez, 56, Head of Military Aircraft within Airbus Defence and Space, effective 1 January 2019. He will report to Airbus Defence and Space Chief Executive…

Airbus Delivers 100th A320 Family Aircraft Assembled in US

Airbus has delivered its 100th aircraft from the company’s US Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama.   The A320neo, serial number (MSN) 8580, was delivered to Frontier Airlines. The aircraft features…

Airbus, Royole Sign Pact on Flexible Technologies for Cabins

Airbus China Innovation Centre (ACIC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Royole Technology. The two parties will collaborate to develop applications that implement flexible electronic technologies in cabin…

Lockheed, Airbus Sign Aerial Refuelling Pact

Lockheed Martin and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly explore opportunities to meet the growing demand for aerial refuelling for US defence customers.   The companies will seek to…

Delta Orders Ten More Airbus A330-900s

Delta Air Lines has ordered 10 more Airbus A330-900 widebody aircraft, thus expanding its A330neo order book to 35 aircraft. Delta and Airbus have also agreed to defer 10 previously…

Airbus Expands MRO Presence in Japan

Riding on its growing business, Airbus Helicopters will be adding a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) complex adjacent to its existing facility in the Kobe Airport Facility in Japan. Construction…

Airbus Delivers First A330-900 to TAP Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal has taken delivery of the world’s first new-generation wide-body A330neo and, as the launch airline, will be the first to benefit from the aircraft’s unbeatable operating economics,…

Delivery of PW127G Engines for Airbus C295 Aircraft Begins

Pratt & Whitney Canada has started delivering PW127G engines to Airbus Defence and Space in support of Canada's Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement Project. The engines will be installed…

Vietnam Airlines Has First Airbus A321neo with GTF Engines

Pratt & Whitney and Vietnam Airlines recently celebrated the delivery of the airline's first Airbus A321neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines.  Vietnam Airlines is leasing the aircraft…

Airbus Displays A220 in Turkey

An airBaltic A220, the latest member of Airbus’ commercial aircraft family, landed at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport on Monday, 12 November. It represents the first visit to Turkey by an…

Airbus to Deliver NZ’s First HEMS-Configured H145s

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand Limited has selected Airbus’ H145, in response to New Zealand’s Health Ministry’s call to enhance its helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) industry.  …

Satair, GAMECO Expands Airbus Managed Inventory Service Deal

Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co., Ltd. (GAMECO) has signed an extension with Satair to its long-term agreement for the Airbus Managed Inventory service. The agreement extends the contract scope to…

Airbus Announces New FHS Deal with ANA

Airbus announced a new contract of Flight Hour Services (FHS) with the Japanese Carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA). The agreement, made at the MRO Asia exhibition in Singapore, with ANA…

First Airbus A330-800 Takes to the Skies

The A330-800 has completed its maiden flight, with this highly-efficient addition to the A330 twin-engine widebody jetliner product line performing an evaluation lasting four hours and four minutes from Toulouse-Blagnac…

Airbus Showcases A200-300 New Gen Aircraft

Airbus has flown in an airBaltic A220-300 new-generation single-aisle aircraft to Airshow China 2018 being held in Zhuhai.   The aircraft is attending as part of its visit to five…

Airbus to Feature Innovative Products, Services at Zhuhai

Airbus will be participating in the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai from 6th to 11th November, presenting a broad portfolio of innovative products and services that meet…

Airbus, China Airlines Present A350-900 with Special Joint Livery

Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its newest A350-900 aircraft, which features a unique joint livery that combines the airline’s distinctive plum blossom logo with Airbus’ exclusive A350…

WOW Air Selects Airbus FHS Component Support for A320, A330 Fleets

At MRO Europe, WOW Air selected Airbus’ Flight Hour Services (FHS) Components services for its A320 and A330 fleets, covering 20 aircraft and becoming one of the first A330 customers…

Airbus to Showcase H135 as Future Navy Helicopter Trainer

Airbus Helicopters will showcase the versatile and market-leading H135 aircraft as the future training helicopter for the US Navy at the Naval Helicopter Association’s Fleet Fly-in at Naval Air Station Whiting…

MRO Software Providers Team Up with Airbus to Exchange Maintenance Data Digitally

MRX Systems, Rusada, Ramco and Traxxall have signed agreements with Airbus Helicopters enabling their maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) databases to be connected with Airbus systems.   “Through these agreements, we’re…

Delta Extends Airbus Skywise Contract to Cover 400 Aircraft

Delta Air Lines has entered into a multi-year contract with Airbus to continue using the Skywise open-data platform and related predictive maintenance services. The airline will expand the use of…

Airbus BoD Selects Guillaume Faury as Future CEO

The Board of Directors of Airbus SE has selected Guillaume Faury as future Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Faury, 50, who currently serves as President Airbus Commercial Aircraft, will succeed Tom Enders,…

Turkish Aerospace Signs New Airbus Contract

Turkish Aerospace Industries and Airbus have signed a collaborative agreement on research and development in secondary structures, such as movable parts, for Airbus aircraft programs.   The agreement was signed…

Airbus Invests €60M in Military Aircraft Logistics Centre

Airbus Defence and Space is investing around € 60 million into a new logistics centre for spare parts of military aircraft (Military Air Spares Centre – MASC) at Manching to…

Airbus’ China Assembly Facility Marks 10 Years of Manufacturing

It has been a decade since Airbus inaugurated its Final Assembly Line at Tianjin, China, from where over 380 jetliners from the A320 Family have been delivered from the site…

Airbus Helos Delivers First H135s for China

Airbus Helicopters has delivered one H135 to Health Commission of Qingdao in China’s Shandong Province, making this helicopter the first of 100 H135s to be delivered to China per a…

Airbus Helicopters Tiger to Get New Set of Claws

OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) has commissioned Airbus Helicopters, on behalf of the French, German and Spanish Armament agencies DGA, BAAINBw…

Philippine Coast Guard Orders Airbus H145 Helicopter

Philippine Coast Guard has placed an order for one H145 helicopter, making it the first H145 parapublic operator in the Philippines.   The new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is equipped with high frequency…

Airbus Delivers First A320neo to Sky Airline

Chilean low cost carrier and all-Airbus operator Sky Airline has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft, on lease from ALC, at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse. Sky Airline’s A320neo…

Airbus Helicopters to 3D Print A350 Components

Airbus Helicopters has officially launched the production of latch shafts for the doors of A350 passenger aircraft using 3D manufacturing. The printed components are cheaper to produce and weigh less…

Airbus Eyes Philippine Market at ADAS 2018

Airbus will display a wide range of military platforms at the third edition of Asian Defence & Security (ADAS) 2018 exhibition to be in Manila, the Philippines on 26-28th September.…

THAI Smile Unveils Newly Designed Airbus A320-200

Thailand’s discount airline, THAI Smile Airways has showcased its new Airbus A320-200 decorated with the new design displaying a unique orange logo of the THAI Smile to make it outstanding…

Airbus Appoints ATR’s Christian Scherer as CCO

Airbus has appointed Christian Scherer, 56, as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), replacing Eric Schulz, who has decided to leave the company for personal reasons.   Christian Scherer (pictured) will start…

Airbus Names Aviation Experience Center in Mobile

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday joined Airbus executives, city and county leaders from Mobile, and industry and educational partners in breaking ground for Flight Works Alabama, the new aviation…

Milestone Aviation and Airbus to Provide Five H145 to Aramco

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (Milestone), a GECAS company, and Airbus Helicopters announced they will provide five H145s to Aramco Overseas Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, a fully integrated, global petroleum…

Airbus Delivers First A330 MRTT to Singapore

Airbus has announced the delivery of the first A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) to the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).   The aircraft made its first official public…

ANA’s First Airbus A380 Rolls Out of FAL

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the final assembly line (FAL) in Toulouse.   The aircraft has now been moved to an outside station…

First Airbus A350 in China has Recaro Seats

Air China has ordered 2500 CL3710 economy class seats from Recaro Aircraft Seating for their ten new Airbus A350 aircraft. China´s flag carrier is the first operator of the A350…

Delta Opens Engine MRO Facility for Airbus A350s, Rolls-Royce

Delta completed its 127,000-square-foot engine repair shop near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and plans to take its first engine induction next month.   According to a report in Atlanta Business…

Air China Receives its First Airbus A350-900

Air China has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse. The national flag carrier is the first Chinese mainland customer to order and take ownership of the new twin-engine wide-body…

Airbus Evaluates A320neo Multi-Mission Version

Having made its mark in the commercial airline sector, the A320neo is now being considered by Airbus for new applications - as a highly-capable and cost-effective platform for ISR (intelligence,…

Maiden Flight for Airbus BelugaXL

Airbus has completed the maiden flight of the first BelugaXL oversize air transporters over south-western France. >> Farnborough International Airshow 2018 A total of five BelugaXLs are slated to enter…

Airbus Launches AirSense, Inks Partnership with Aireon

 Airbus Defence and Space has launched AirSense, an advanced analytics solution enabled by multi-source surveillance data, based on global Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data. AirSense is based on various aircraft positions data…

Airbus: 540,000 New Pilots Needed in 20 years

As many as 540,000 new pilots will be needed in the next 20 years, according to Airbus’ new Global Services Forecast. >> Farnborough International Airshow Coverage The forecast predicts a…

Airbus Launches Data Analytics System to Boost Defense Security

Airbus has introduced its advanced data analytics tool – SmartForce, inching closer towards realizing its ambition of having an expanded military product line in the aviation community. >> Farnborough International…

Asian Carriers Give Airbus Plenty to Cheer About

The high level of interest in Airbus aircraft from Asian carriers,  due to the soaring demand for air travel in the region, has translated into multiple deals for the plane-maker.…

Sichuan Airlines Inks Deal for 10 Airbus A350 XWBs

Chinese carrier Sichuan Airlines is adding the A350 XWB to its fleet. The company has ordered ten aircraft, Airbus said on the opening day of the ongoing Farnborough Airshow. The…

STARLUX and Airbus Sign Deal for 17 A350XWB

STARLUX Airlines, a new startup airline company in Taiwan, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Airbus on the opening day of Farnborough International Airshow 2018 to purchase 17 A350XWBs. The…

RAF Receives 20th Airbus A400M

Airbus has delivered the 20th next-generation Atlas A400M transport aircraft out of a total order for 22 to the Royal Air Force (RAF). The newly-delivered aircraft has formally entered service…

500th Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Delivered to Airbus

Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB recently celebrated two new milestones in its highly successful programme.   One of the major milestones for the engine programme is that it has now crossed the…

Ukraine to Buy 55 Helos from Airbus Helicopters

Ukraine’s Interior Ministry has signed an agreement with Airbus Helicopters to buy 55 civil helicopters for search and rescue (SAR), public services, and emergency medical service (EMS) missions in the…

Airbus Performs First Automatic Air-to-Air Refuelling Contact with Large Receiver

Airbus Defence and Space has followed its earlier achievement in demonstrating Automatic Air-to-Air (A3R) refuelling of a fighter with another world-first – the same operation performed with a large receiver…

JetBlue Selects P&W GTF Engines to Power 60 Airbus A220-300 Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., congratulates JetBlue Airways on its selection of 60 firm Airbus A220-300 aircraft, which are powered exclusively by Pratt & Whitney Geared…

Airbus to Display A220-300 at Farnborough 2018

Airbus'  static display at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018  will include two A220-300s, a test aircraft and an airBaltic aircraft. The aircraft, along with the smaller A220-100, represent the newest members of the Airbus single-aisle…

PPG DESOTHANE HD 9008 Mica Basecoat-Clearcoat Qualified by Airbus

PPG announced that Airbus has qualified PPG DESOTHANE HD 9008 mica basecoat-clearcoat for applying mica sparkle effects to aircraft liveries.   The company says that the coatings system offers enhanced…

Vistara Places Big Order with Airbus, Boeing

Indian full-service carrier, Vistara, a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has announced total orders valued at US$ 3.1 billion for 13 Airbus A320neo family aircraft and six…

Airbus Introduces A220-100 and A220-300

Airbus has revealed the A220 at a ceremony held at its Henri-Ziegler Delivery Centre, near Toulouse. Witnessed by Airbus employees and members of the global news media, the A220-300 landed…

JetBlue Orders 60 Planes in $5.4 Billion Airbus-Bombardier Deal

JetBlue Airways Corp. is placing a big bet on Airbus SE’s newest jetliner.   The carrier is ordering 60 of Airbus’s A220 jets, the freshly rechristened plane formerly known as Bombardier Inc.’s…

Bangkok Airways Gets New Airbus A321

Bangkok Airways welcomed the arrival of its newest Airbus A321 at the Thai capital’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.   The airline is strengthening its network with an increase in frequencies and will…

Airbus Raises 20-year Forecast, Says Over 37K New Aircraft Needed

The world’s passenger fleet will more than double to 48,000 aircraft in 20 years with traffic growing at a resilient 4.4 per cent per year, driving a need for 37,390…

Airbus, GMF AeroAsia Renew MTS Contract

Airbus and Indonesia’s GMF AeroAsia have renewed their Maintenance Training Services (MTS) agreement for another five years. The new agreement, which will run from 2018 to 2023, was signed at an…

Airbus to Stick to 2018 Delivery Target

Airbus said it is sticking to its target of 800 aircraft deliveries this year, despite problems with getting timely delivery of new fuel-efficient engines for its A320neo jets.   "We're…

Airbus, Bombardier Airliner Deal Now Operational

The closing of the previously announced C Series transaction between Airbus SAS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus SE, Bombardier Inc. and Investissement Québec came into effect on July 1, 2018.…

First BelugaXL Rolls Out of Airbus Paint Hangar

The first BelugaXL has rolled out of the paintshop unveiling a special livery making it look like a Beluga Whale. The livery was one of six choices submitted to Airbus…

DSTA Signs Digital Technology Accords with Boeing & Airbus

Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and Boeing signed the first project agreement to commence joint research and co-development in data analytics earlier at the inaugural Singapore Defence Technology…

Airbus, Safran Roll Out Boost to H125 and H130

Airbus H125 and H130 helicopter customers will get a boost in their operations owing to a significant reduction in direct maintenance costs for the Safran Arriel 2D engine, which equips…

Aegean Airlines Orders 30 Airbus A320neo Jets

Greece’s biggest airline, Aegean Airlines, signed a $5 billion deal with Airbus for up to 30 aircraft to renew its fleet of single-aisle planes, stay competitive and add capacity for…

Airbus and THAI to Proceed with JV MRO

Airbus and Thai Airways International (THAI) have signed an agreement to establish a new joint venture maintenance and overhaul (MRO) facility at U-Tapao International Airport near Bangkok.   The accord…

Airbus Delivers Three H175s to Hong Kong’s GFS

Hong Kong based Government Flying Service (GFS) has received three H175s in public services configuration, becoming the world’s first operator of this new variant which enlarges the H175 mission capacity…

Airbus A330neo En Route to Function, Reliability Tests

The A330neo, Airbus’ newest wide-body aircraft, has embarked on a worldwide tour to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations. As a final step in the aircraft certification phase, these function…

Uzbekistan Airways to Get New Airbus Aircraft

The Uzbek national air carrier, Uzbekistan Airways, plans to receive two Airbus A320 neo planes in December 2018, according to the company's deputy general director Gennadiy Kharlap.   “We hope…

Airbus Signs Contract for HERON TP Drones with German Armed Forces

Airbus and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) have signed an operator agreement for Heron TP unmanned aerial systems (UAS) after parliamentary approval was…

Canada Jetlines Signs Lease Agreement for Two Airbus A320

Canada Jetlines has teamed up with AerCap, the world’s largest independent aircraft leasing company. The carrier has signed a Definitive Lease Agreement for two Airbus A320 aircraft with AerCap. Delivery…

Cathay Pacific to Use Alternative Jet Fuel on Airbus A350-1000

Cathay Pacific is planning to use a blend of alternative jet fuel to fly its new fleet of Airbus A350-1000 aircraft home to Hong Kong. The airline has 20 of…

Airbus Helicopters Delivers Final H135 for Bundeswehr Training

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the fifth and final H135 that will be used by the German Armed Forces in Bückeburg to train their pilots. The German Federal Office for Bundeswehr…

Airbus, Bombardier and IQ Agree C Series Partnership Closing Effective July 1

Having received all required regulatory approvals, Airbus SE, Bombardier Inc. and Investissement Québec (IQ) have agreed to close the C Series transaction effective on July 1, 2018. The transaction by…

APS Wins Airbus Casa 295 MRO Contract

Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC has recently been awarded a five-year contract to service the 568F propeller blades on its EADS CASA C-295, a twin-turboprop tactical military transport aircraft, currently manufactured by Airbus Defence and…

Airbus Said to be Front-Runner for Vistara Order

Airbus SE is favored to pull in an order from Singapore Airlines Ltd. affiliate Vistara for as many as 60 new-engine single-aisle airliners to gain a stronger foothold in the booming Indian market.…

Assembly Underway of Airbus CC-295 Fixed-Wing SAR Aircraft

Assembly of the first of Canada's fleet of CC-295 Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) aircraft is well underway at the Airbus-Pre Final Assembly Line (Pre-FAL) in Tablada, Spain.   The front-, mid- and…

Bangkok Air Eyes 20 Aircraft from Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier

Bangkok Airways will soon submit specifications for an order of 20 narrow-body planes to Airbus SE, Boeing Co. and Bombardier Inc., its President Puttipong Prasattong-Osoth said.   The carrier, which currently…

Airbus Sees Kazakh as Growth Market for EO Sats

Airbus Defence and Space, which has helped Kazakhstan with land remote sensing satellites of high and medium resolution, sees the country as a growth market for its Telecommunications and Earth…

Airbus uses dentCHECK on the Flightline for 90% Efficiency Gains

Airbus has begun reaping the benefits of 8tree’s dentCHECK at its Flightline operations in Hamburg, Germany. Technicians who used dentCHECK when inspecting dents stories-rework on the difficult-to-access joint section 14/15…

Cebu Pacific Takes 3 New Airbus Deliveries

Cebu Pacific took delivery of three more brand new Airbus A321 CEO jets.   The airline is pursuing a fleet modernization, stated a report on ABS CBN.   Currently the…

Airbus UAE TETRA Network Receives Appreciation

Airbus has received praise from the Professional Communication Corporation - Nedaa, the Dubai Government security networks provider, for its work on specialized telecommunications projects and optimizing TETRA technology The TETRA…

Airbus, Boeing Risk Etihad Order Disruption

With Etihad Airways pressing for a company-wide business review, aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing are expecting changes in plane orders from the airlines.   Etihad is considering its options for…

Safran Wins Landing Gear MRO Contract for Airbus A330 Fleet

Safran Landing Systems has been selected by AirAsia X, an Air Asia   affiliate, to provide landing gear maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on its A330 fleet. The contract was…

JetBlue Unveils Restyled Airbus A320 Interior

JetBlue has unveiled its first Airbus A320 to undergo the airline’s fleet restyling, which brings an all-new interior to its A320 aircraft. The aircraft, tail N646JB named “Bravo Lima Uniform Echo,”…

Airbus Appoints Grazia Vittadini Chief Technology Officer

Airbus SE has appointed Grazia Vittadini, 48, Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In her new capacity, Vittadini will report to Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Enders and join the company’s…

Airbus Helicopters Secure Additional H225 Order from JCG

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) will be further strengthening its fleet with an additional H225 order from Airbus, bringing JCG’s H225 fleet to ten units.   Currently JCG operates three…

Airbus and Dassault Aviation Come Together for Future European Fighter

Europe’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS) will be developed by Airbus and Dassault Aviation, following an announcement by both companies that they will join forces for the development and production…

Schiebel and Airbus Helicopters Achieve Historic MUM-T

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) and Airbus Helicopters’ manned H145 successfully completed a series of Manned UnManned Teaming (MUM-T) flights.   Level 5 interoperability was achieved by providing…

EAD Aerospace Announces EASA STC for GX on Airbus A320

EAD Aerospace, an Eclipse company, has received the final EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Inmarsat GX fuselage satcom antenna installation on Airbus A319 CEO, A320 CEO and NEO, A321…

Airbus Showcases Defence, Space and Helo Products

Airbus is highlighting its extensive range of defence, space and helicopter products and services at the 16th edition of Defence Services Asia 2018.From the Airbus Helicopters division, there are scale…

FEAM Signs Line Maintenance Agreement with Airbus

FEAM Maintenance / Engineering has signed a three-year agreement with Airbus to provide line maintenance services for Flight Hour Services -Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) customers. The announcement was made at…

Airbus Unveils Drone for Inspecting Aircraft in Hangars

Airbus has unveiled a drone - Airbus’ Advanced Inspection Drone –for inspecting aircraft inside a hangar. The drone system is intended to significantly reduce the time required for aircraft inspections,…

STG Aerospace Completes LED Retrofit Offering with Launch of Airbus Systems

STG Aerospace has announced the launch of the latest version of their liTeMood LED lighting system for Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft, along with the first two launch customers -…

Airbus to Showcase Range of Products at DSA 2018

Airbus will bring a range of air defence products and services as well as helicopters during the 16th edition of the Defence Services Asia (DSA 2018) exhibition at the Malaysia…

Airbus Helicopters Ink HCare Smart Deals for Two H225M Fleets

The Brazilian Armed Forces and the Mexican Air Force have signed on for Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Smart by the hour maintenance programs for a total contract value of more than…

Airbus A350-900 Makes Repeat Appearance at FIDAE

An Airbus A350-900 flight test aircraft is the cynosure of all eyes at the ongoing FIDAE airshow being held in Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benitez Airport The new generation jetliner is…

Airbus Helicopters H160 Breaks into Latin American Market

Airbus Helicopters has received an order from an undisclosed Brazilian customer for a single H160 helicopter for use in private and business aviation operations. This is the first order for…

Airbus to Provide 16 UH-72A Lakotas for the US Army

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has received a contract modification valued at approximately US$116 million to deliver 16 additional UH-72A Lakotas for the United States Army. The contract is the company’s second…

Airbus, Heathrow Celebrate 10th Anniversary of First A380 Flight

Airbus and Heathrow Airport are celebrating the 10th anniversary of A380 operations at the airport. They began on 18 March, 2008 with the arrival of the first A380, Singapore Airlines flight…

Turkish Airlines to Buy 25 Airbus A350 XWB

Turkish Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to acquire 25 A350-900 aircraft plus five options, underlining its strong confidence in the global market-dynamism and growth.   “This significant…

Airbus Predicts India Needs 1750 New Aircraft by 2036

Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer, has predicted India will require 1,750 new passenger and cargo aircraft over the next 20 years to meet the exponential growth in both passenger and…

India Grounds Airbus Jets with Faulty Pratt Engines

The Directorate of the General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have taken a drastic step of grounding 11 Airbus narrow-body aircraft – A320 neos – powered by the latest Pratt &…

Hawaiian Selects Boeing, Cancels Airbus Order

Hawaiian Airlines has agreed to order 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners worth up to US$2.82 billion at list prices. The deal signed also includes an option for 10 additional Dreamliners.  …

Airbus signs first H160 orders for North America

Airbus Helicopters has signed the first order for four ACH160s with an undisclosed, North American customer. The launch  customer, a major US business entity with extensive experience in corporate aviation, has opted…

Airbus Partners with Blade to boost UAM Business

Airbus Helicopters and Fly Blade, Inc. (Blade) have signed a strategic partnership to develop new premium on-demand helicopter flight experiences. The agreement will expand new market opportunities for on-demand helicopter services.…

Metro Aviation Orders 25 Airbus EC145e Helicopters

Metro Aviation has ordered an unprecedented 25 EC145e helicopters that it will place into service providing air medical transport and other aerial services, said an Airbus announcement.   It is…

Airbus Helicopters, Thales & Helisim to Build Training Center in Texas

Airbus Helicopters, Thales and Helisim have announced they will join forces to construct a new, state-of-the-art helicopter pilot and maintenance crew training center in Texas. The Airbus Helicopters Training Center…

Additional Airbus C295 Search and Rescue Aircraft for Brazil

Brazil has ordered an additional Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft. Once the aircraft is delivered, the Brazilian Air Force will have 15 C295s. The three SAR aircraft will…

Bruno Even is New Airbus Helicopters CEO

Bruno Even will take over as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters, effective April 1, 2018. Even succeeds Guillaume Faury who moves up the ladder as President…

Airbus Aerial Launched at the Show

Airbus has launched the Asia-Pacific operations of its “Airbus Aerial” commercial drone services at the Singapore Airshow 2018. The newly established regional base of Airbus Aerial adds to two existing…

Airbus Fleet Support for Hong Kong Airlines A350s

Airbus has been contracted to provide its Flight Hour Services – Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) for Hong Kong Airline’s A350 XWB fleet. The airline operates 21 of the type and…

Airbus Signs a Two-Helicopter Deal with Japan

The first of the two contracts was signed for a Helionix-equipped H135 helicopter, with its longstanding customer Excel Air Services. Currently their fleet comprises of an AS355N, AS350B2, AS350B3 and…

Asia-Pacific Will Need 14,450 Aircraft by 2010: Airbus

The Asia-Pacific region will need about 14,450 new aircraft valued at US$2.3 trillion over the next two decades as passenger traffic in the region is set to triple, according to…

Airbus Delivers Latest Standard Eurofighter to Spanish Air Force

The Spanish Air Force has taken delivery of the first two Eurofighter Typhoons produced Airbus Defence and Space in the latest configuration with enhanced air-to-surface capabilities. The remaining six of…

One more Airbus C295 Search and Rescue Aircraft for Brazil

Brazil has ordered an additional Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft, thus bringing the number of C295s in service with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) to 15. The latest…

Airbus Delivers 718 Aircraft in 2017, Sets New Records

Airbus’ Commercial aircraft deliveries in 2017 were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers.   Deliveries were more…

Air Astana Takes Delivery of First Airbus A321neo C

Air Astana has taken delivery of the first A321neo at the Airbus facility in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is on an operating lease from Aercap, with the deal including two…

Airbus Confirms $50 Billion Jet Order

Airbus has confirmed a mammoth order of 430 jets worth a total $49.5 billion, one of the biggest aviation deals in history, from US private equity fund Indigo Partners.

CityAirbus Reaches Next Milestone

The CityAirbus programme has reached another important milestone, the completion and “power on” of the “iron bird” ground test facility in Taufkirchen, Germany. This enables the verification of the entire…

Airbus Considering Cuts to A380 Production

Amid growing question marks over the future of the superjumbo A380 double-decker jet, a top Airbus executive indicated that the company is considering cutting the production to as low as…

SIA Chooses Airbus for A380 Interior Retrofits

Singapore Airlines has chosen Airbus to provide cabin retrofit services for 14 A380 aircraft currently in service with the carrier. The retrofit programme will be undertaken by SIA Engineering.

Strata Delivers First Set of A350 Flaps to Airbus

Strata Manufacturing PJSChas completed delivery of its first set of A350-900 inboard flaps to Airbus. These flaps will be incorporated into A350s from January 2018 and the UAE-based company expects…

Airbus Acquires Sepang Aircraft Engineering

Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE), an MRO centre based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is now a fully owned Airbus subsidiary, following the acquisition by Airbus of its remaining shares.

Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Airbus and Bombardier are partnering on the C Series aircraft programme. Under the agreement, Airbus will provide procurement, sales and marketing, and customer support expertise to the C Series Aircraft…

Airbus Helicopters Fleet Keeper Enters Philippines

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ (CAAP) has accorded its acceptance to Airbus Helicopters for the deployment of its Fleet Keeper application in the country. Philippines is the second…

Airbus’ Fleet Keeper Extends Deployment to Philippines

Airbus Helicopters has successfully obtained Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ (CAAP) acceptance for the deployment of its Fleet Keeper application in the country.

Malaysia Airlines to Lease 6 Airbus A330-200s

Malaysia Airlines Bhd has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with AerCap for the lease of six used Airbus A330-200, as replacement for six Boeing 737 that are being returned…

Azul Orders Five Airbus A330-900neos

Azul has ordered five next-generation Airbus A330-900neo widebody aircraft from Avolon, an international aircraft leasing company.

Airbus Eyes China for A380 jumbo

With growing passenger traffic, Chinese airlines could need between 60 to 100 of Airbus SE's A380 jets over the next five or so years, said the plane maker's China head…

Hong Kong Airlines is Newest Airbus A350 XWB Operator

Hong Kong Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, making it the 15th carrier to fly the new long-hauljetliner from Airbus.

Airbus Helicopters Deepens Strategic Partnership with Romania’s IAR

Airbus Helicopters has extended an exclusive cooperation with IAR, Romania’s leading aerospace company, for work on the H215M multirole helicopter.

One Airbus A321 Delivered by CALC to Tianjin Airlines

Global aircraft lessor CALC has announced the delivery of anew Airbus A321-200CEO jetliner to Tianjin Airlines. The new jetliner has been custom-painted for the 13th National Games of the People's…

Airbus’ New China InnovationCentre CEO Announced

Airbus has appointed Luo Gang as the CEO of an innovation centre to be set up in China. Gang will report to Paul Eremenko, Airbus CTO and his first task…

Airbus C295 Commences Asia Leg of Demo Tour

Airbus has commenced its Asia demonstration tour for the advanced C295 maritime surveillance aircraft (MSA), with Thailand being the first stop of the two-week Asian tour.

Air Transat Eyes Airbus A321LR

Canadian leisure airline Air Transat intends to add 10 Airbus A321LR long range aircraft to its fleet, in place of the older A310s, under a 12-year lease agreement through AerCap.

China Demo Tour Underway for Airbus Helicopters’ H215

Airbus Helicopters is undertaking the maiden demonstration of the heavy twin H215 helicopter and its multi-mission capabilities at its debut demo tour in China, during which the H215 will cover…

Final Airbus Helicopters H145M Delivered to German Air Force

Airbus Helicopters has completed the delivery to the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) of the 15th and final H145M multi-role helicopter.

ETOPS Certification for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Engine on Airbus A320neo

Pratt & Whitney announced the grant of 180-minute Extended Range Operations (ETOPS) eligibility for its PurePower PW1100G-JM engine by the European Aviation Safety Agency at the ongoing Paris Air Show.…

Airbus Unveils A380plus Development Study

Following months of speculation on the direction Airbus will take with regards to its slow selling A380 jetliner, the European airframer announced a development study for an enhanced A380, called…

First Airbus A320neo Delivered to Vistara

India’s full service airline and joint venture between Tata Sons Ltd. and Singapore Airlines (SIA), Vistara has taken delivery of its first A320neo.

Airbus Corporate Jets Launches ACJ330neo

The private jet version of the new A330neo has been launched by Airbus Corporate Jets. The ACJ330neo will fly 25 passengers in extraordinary levels of comfort up to distances of…

Airbus A350-1000 Completes Early Long Flight

Airbus has announced the successful completion of the first “Early Long Flight” of its new A350-1000 widebody twin-aisle jetliner.

Airbus Demonstrates Automatic Air-to-Air Refuelling Contact

Automatic air-to-air refuelling (AAR) contacts with a fighter aircraft from a tanker’s refuelling boom, has been successfully demonstrated for the first time in the world in a demonstration performed by…

New Airbus H135 Sets Sights on Mexican Market

Airbus Helicopters recently completed a demonstration tour of the latest version of the H135 in Mexico City. The lightweight twin-engine helicopter was showcased to several potential clients and demonstration flights…

Airbus Helicopters and IAR to Cooperate on H215M for Romania

A general agreement for an exclusive cooperation has been signed between Airbus Helicopters and Romania's IAR for the heavy twin engine H215M multi-role helicopter.

Airbus Unveils New A380 Cabin Options

Airbus has unveiled new cabin options for the A380 which are under development at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg. The newest of the cabin developments is the “New…

Airbus Extends Hamburg Customer Definition Centre

Airbus’ Hamburg Customer Definition Centre (CDC) will now also serve A320 and A330 customers. The Hamburg CDC had been an exclusive ‘product showroom’ for A350 XWB customers since it commenced…

Airbus Helicopters Displays Strong Start at Heli-Expo 2017

Airbus Helicopters wrapped Heli-Expo 2017 with a strong performance. “This year’s Heli-Expo has shown that 2017 is already off to a good start for our best-selling products, with orders for…

South Korean Start-Up Carrier KAIR Airlines Orders 8 Airbus A320ceos

Airbus has announced firm orders for eight A320ceos from South Korean start-up carrier KAIR Airlines. The new Korean low-cost carrier (LCC) will be based in Cheongju in central South Korea…

Airbus and THAI Sign MoU to Evaluate MRO Business

Airbus has announced the inking of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Thai Airways International (THAI) to evaluate the development of a major new maintenance and overhaul (MRO) facility at…

Airbus Helicopters Offers H175 7.8t Extended MTOW Variant

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) extension from 7,500 kg to 7,800 kg, for the H175 helicopter, allowing customers to benefit from an…

Waypoint Leasing Places Orders for 16 New Airbus Helicopters Models

Airbus Helicopters has announced that Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has committed to acquiring an additional 16 Airbus rotorcraft, under an agreement for more…

Intelsat General is Airbus Channel Partner for Military Satellite Communications

Intelsat General will be channel partner programme for Airbus Defence and Space’s Skynet 5 military satellite communication services.

Airbus Helicopters to Retrofit 26 Bundeswehr CH-53 Helos

Germany’s Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has awarded Airbus Helicopters a contract for the retrofit of 26 CH-53 heavy transport helicopters.

Jean-Brice Dumont Next Head of Engineering at Airbus Commercial Aircraft

Jean-Brice Dumont, 45, will be the new Head of Engineering at Airbus Commercial Aircraft. He will take over in the new role from his existing appointment as Head of Engineering…

Indonesia has First Airbus A320neo Operator in Citilink

The low-cost unit of Garuda Indonesia, Citilink has taken delivery of its first A320neo making it the first Indonesian carrier to take delivery of the type. The aircraft is the…

Airbus Helicopters to Showcase Best-Selling Line-Up at Heli-Expo

Airbus Helicopters will be showcasing a lineup of three of its best-selling aircraft, including the H130 in a VIP configuration; the H145 in a public services configuration and the recently…

Airbus Furthers Industrial Partnership with Japan

Tokyo, 1 March 2017 – Airbus welcomes the signature of a new chapter of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in Civil Aeronautical Industry between the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and…

GMF AeroAsia Signs Agreement with Satair Group for Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) and Just In…

GMF AeroAsia and Satair Group have entered into a long-term agreement for Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) and Just in Time (JIT) services. Inventory management is optimised by Satair Group’s AMI…

Cabin Installation of First Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 Completed by Lufthansa Technik

Lufthansa Technik has completed the required cabin installations for Lufthansa’s Airbus A350-900 jetliners. The brand-new type is slated to commence commercial operations shortly.

Airbus Helicopters Increases Rotorcraft Deliveries to 418 in 2016

Airbus Helicopters announced the delivery of 418 rotorcraft in 2016, further strengthening its lead on the civil and parapublic helicopter market. The company also received gross orders for 388 helicopters…

60 Airbus A320neo Family Orders by Saudi Arabia’s Flynas

Saudi Arabia’s leading low-cost carrier, Flynas has contracted Airbus for 60 A320neo Family aircraft.

Japanese EMS Provider Adds Brand New Airbus H135

Japanese emergency medical service (EMS) operator, Hiratagakuen has taken delivery of a brand new H135 from Airbus Helicopters and will add another of the type later this year.

Iran Air Firms Up 100 Jetliner Order from Airbus

Iran Air has finalised its initial commitment for 100 Airbus jetliners. Under the terms of the agreement signed by Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO and Fabrice Bregier, Airbus…

Lufthansa Prepares for Airbus A350-900 Induction

Lufthansa is preparing for the delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 jetliner on 19 December, which will be transferred from Toulouse to Munich on 21 December.

South African Airways Takes Delivery of First Airbus A330-300

South African Airways (SAA) has received the first of five Airbus A330-300 widebody jetliners that are being acquired on lease.

Airbus Receives Orders for Two A320neos and A330-900s

Airbus has announced an agreement (MoU) for purchase of two A320neo single-aisle and two A330-900 wide-body jetliners from Noumea, New Caledonia based carrier Aircalin.

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Takes to the Sky with Airbus A350-1000

The sole powerplant for the longer range A350-1000 widebody jetliner, Rolls-Royce’ Trent XWB achieved another milestone when it powered the new-generation jetliner for its maiden flight recently.

Manufacture of Airbus A350 WXB Parts in Malaysia Underway

CTRM and Spirits Aerosystems, two of Airbus’ Malaysia-based industrial partners have started the manufacture of parts in Malaysia for the first of six new Airbus A350-900s destined for Malaysia Airlines…

DCNS and Airbus Helicopters to Work on Future VTOL Drone System

DCNS and Airbus Helicopters will work together to design and develop the future tactical component of France’s Naval Aerial Drone (Systeme de Drones Aeriens de la Marine - SDAM) programme.…

Airbus A330 CAMO Capabilities Added by FL Technics

FL Technics has recently expanded its range of Continuous Airworthiness Management capabilities, by adding the Airbus A330 to its EASA Part M approval. The latest approval adds to the company’s…

WTO Indicts European Union on Airbus Subsidies Compliance

In a blow to Airbus, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) compliance panel, has ruled that European Union subsidies provided to the European airframer had not been remedied as ordered by…

First U.S. Made Airbus Delivered to Spirit Airlines

The delivery of the first Airbus aircraft manufactured at Airbus’ U.S. Manufacturing Facility has taken place to American low-cost carrier (LCC) Spirit Airlines. The A321 jetliner delivered to the airline is…

New Airbus Group Leadership University Opens in Toulouse

Airbus Group has inaugurated the flagship campus for its Leadership University in Toulouse-Blagnac. The campus will take on the role of being the Airbus Group’s creative hub, working on innovative…

Rolls-Royce Trent 700 to Power Cebu Pacific Airbus A330s

Rolls-Royce has been selected by Cebu Pacific (CEB) to supply Trent 700 engines, with TotalCare long-term engine services, to power its two new Airbus A330 aircraft, for which the airline…

Air Lease Corporation Delivers Second Airbus A321-200 to WOW Air

Air Lease Corporation has delivered a new Airbus A321-200 on long-term lease to Iceland based WOW air. This is the second of six new A320/A321 family jets leased by WOW…

Cebu Pacific Orders Two Airbus A330-300s

Cebu Pacific has placed a firm order with Airbus for two A330-300s. The new widebody jetliners, will join CEB's existing fleet of six A330s flying on long haul and selected…

Airbus Helicopters Completes Maiden Flight of First UK MFTS Rotorcraft

Airbus has announced the successful completion of the maiden flight of the first UK MFTS first H135 rotorcraft, after completing initial ground runs of the first UK MFTS H135 at…

Turkish Missile Specialist to Integrate ATGM and LGB Weapons on Airbus C295W

Airbus Defense & Space and Roketsan will work together for integration of a range of weapon systems on the C295W transport and surveillance aircraft. A MOU to this effect was…

Virgin Atlantic Airways to Acquire Airbus A350-1000s

The A350-1000, the largest member of the A350 Family, has been selected by Virgin Atlantic Airways as the newest aircraft type to join its fleet. The UK based carrier is…

Airbus Bags 100 A321neo Order from AirAsia

AirAsia has signed a firm order for the purchase of 100 A321neo jetliners with Airbus. The contract was announced at the ongoing Farnborough Airshow, by AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer…

Airbus Safran European Space Launchers JV Finalised

Airbus Group SE and Safran have finalised their Airbus Safran Launchers 50/50 Joint Venture, which now becomes a fully-fledged operational company. Airbus Safran Launchers will be the head company in…

Airbus Commences A350XWB China Demonstration Tour

Airbus has announced the start of its first ever demo tour of China for the Airbus A350XWB. The tour will commence from June 25th and will end on July 2nd.…

First Airbus Helicopters HForce Firing Campaign Concludes

Airbus Helicopters has announced the successful completion of the first round of firing tests with HForce, a generic weapon system in development for the company’s commercial helicopter range. The first…

Airbus Defence and Space, Telespazio France Consortium Awarded Space-Based Maritime Surveillance Service Contract

A four-year contract for the provision of a satellite-based maritime surveillance service for the French Navy has been awarded to an Airbus Defence and Space and Telespazio consortium. A follow-up…

Airbus Defence & Space Delivers Commercial Satellite Communications for German Military

Airbus Defence & Space will provide commercial satellite communication services until 2023, for the German Armed Forces, as part of a recently awarded 113.8 million euro contract. The new contract…

GoAir Receives First Airbus A320neo

Indian low cost carrier (LCC) GoAir has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft, becoming the world’s third operator of the type and the second Indian airline to do so.…

Monacair Receives Last of Six H130 Airbus Helicopters H130s

Monacair has received its sixth and final H130 rotorcraft from Airbus Helicopters, completing a September, 2015 contract for six helicopters. The new helicopter will operate on Monacair’ s regular scheduled…

VIP Airbus Helicopters H160 Ordered by Falcon Aviation

UAE based private jet & helicopter charter operator, Falcon Aviation will acquire a VIP version of the new Airbus Helicopters H160 rotorcraft, both companies announced at Ebace, following the signing…

Airbus Helicopters Receives Securite Civile EC145 Retrofit Contract

The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has awarded a contract for retrofit of an avionics upgrade on 35 EC145 helicopters operated by the Securite Civile, to Airbus Helicopters. The helicopters…

Airbus Helicopters Commences Talks for Poland Tiger HAD Project

Airbus Helicopters is undertaking industrial talks for the Tiger HAD in Poland with Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) as part of a two-day workshop in Radom to identify potential areas of…

Airbus A321 Sharklet Retrofit Completed by Ameco

Ameco has completed its first Sharklet retrofit on an A320 family aircraft. The retrofit work was performed on an Airbus A321 jetliner at Ameco’s Chengdu facility. The installation of Sharklet…

Airbus Delivers First U.S. Built Jetliner

Airbus has completed the delivery of the first aircraft built at its U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, to JetBlue. The A321 jetliner delivered to JetBlue completed its maiden flight…

Airbus Announces First ACJneo Family Customer from Asia

Airbus has secured a firm order for an Airbus ACJ319neo, from an Asian customer, who becomes the first in the region to place an order for the type. The aircraft…

New Ergonomic Seats for CEB Airbus Fleet

Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading carrier, has placed orders with Recaro Aircraft Seating for the SL3510 seat which has been selected for the airline’s brand-new fleet of 30 Airbus A321neo…

Airbus Underscores Leading Presence in Latin America and the Caribbean

European airframer Airbus put up a strong presence at the recently concluded FIDAE 2016 air show in Chile, highlighting the company’s leading presence in Latin America and the Caribbean, where…

Lufthansa Airbus A380 D-AIMA Returns after Overhaul

The "Frankfurt am Main", Lufthansa's first Airbus A380, with tail sign D-AIMA, has returned to service after completing a major overhaul, the Intermediate Layover or "IL-check" at Lufthansa Technik Philippines.

Airbus Defence and Space to Enable French Navy Vessels with Broadband Satellite Communication

Airbus Defence and Space has received a contract award from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) to equip 17 French Navy vessels with the capability to connect up to the…

Airbus, SIAEC to Form JV in Singapore

Airbus and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) have signed an agreement to form a joint venture based in Singapore. The company will provide airframe maintenance, cabin upgrade and modification services for…

Airbus Defence and Space Showcases Versatility at Singapore Air Show

The A400M on static display is a Royal Malaysian Air Force aircraft being exhibited outside its home country for the first time.

New C295W Order for Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space announced at the Show an order from Mali for a single C-295W transport aircraft. This is the first order of the year for the C-295.

Airbus Helicopters’ H145 Shows Off Offshore Mission Capability

Airbus Helicopter’ H145, twin-engine multipurpose helicopter H145 has successfully completed a two-day flight trial in late January with offshore operators Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH and HTM Offshore, that proved the…

EASA Certification forAirbus Helicopters H225Rig’N Fly Approach

EASA certification been granted to Airbus Helicopters for its avionics enhancement called Rig’N Fly (Rig Integrated GPS approaches with eNhanced Fly-ability and safetY), which allows automatic rig approaches for offshore…

Airbus Defence and Space to Provide German Troops with Free Satellite Calls

Airbus Defence and Space has announced the renewal of a contract by the German Ministry of Defence, that will see it provide free satellite communications and calls for another four…

Airbus Defence and Space Steps Up Bid for Canadian FWSAR Requirement

Airbus Defence & Space has announced that it will set-up a joint venture called AirPro SAR Services (AirPro), with Canadian Firm, Provincial Aerospace to support its C295W offering for Canada’s…

Airbus Sets Delivery Record – 13th Year in a Row

Airbus announced at its annual press conference, that it had delivered more aircraft than the previous year for the 13th year in a row.  

Airbus Helicopters Receives H130 Order from Philippines

Airbus Helicopters has received an order for a H130 light helicopter from Philippines based operator PhilJets.  

Chinese Government Department Places Order for Airbus Helicopters H155

Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract for the delivery of a H155 helicopter to the Shaanxi Provincial Public Security Department.  

Airbus Defence and Space C295W Commences Latin America Tour

Airbus Defence & Space is undertaking a Latin America demonstration tour for its C295W that will demonstrate its capabilities to customers in the region.  

Airbus Defence and Space to Offer C295W Water Bomber

Airbus Defence and Space will offer a new water bomber version of its C295W transport aircraft, the airframer has announced.  

GAL and Airbus Helicopters Renew Services Partnership

Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) and Airbus Helicopters announced at the 2015 Dubai Air Show, the renewal of their customer support services distribution agreement, that will further enhance GAL’s role as…

Airbus Helicopters Provides Global Service Solution for French Gendarmerie Nationale and Securite Civile EC145s

Airbus Helicopters will provide a global service solution as part of a 5-year contract for full-by-the-hour support, logistics, and technical assistance for French Gendarmerie Nationale and Securite Civile EC145s.  

Airbus to Upgrade Oman Air A330 Cabins

Oman Air will modernize the cabins on its A330s, to harmonise the business class cabins across its long range fleet.  

Vietjet Receives New Airbus A321neo

Vietnamese carrier, Vietjet has taken delivery of its newest aircraft, an Airbus A321 (VN-A665), which is the tenth airplane of a 100 aircraft order it placed with Airbus in September…

Bhutan Receives First Airbus Helicopters H130

Airbus Helicopters has announced delivery of the first H130 helicopter to the Kingdom of Bhutan.  

Airbus Helicopters H135 and H145 Receive New Orders at Helitech

The Airbus Helicopters H135 received numerous orders and commitments at the recently concluded Helitech Show in London.  

Finnair Becomes First European Airline to Receive Airbus A350 XWB

Finnair has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB from Airbus, making it the first European operator of the type and only the third worldwide after Qatar Airways and Vietnam…

Assembly of first Airbus A350-1000 Underway

Airbus has begun assembly of the first A350-1000 fuselage at its Hamburg and Saint-Nazaire facilities.  

Air China Receives 50th Airbus A330 Jetliner

China’s flag carrier has taken delivery of its 50th A330 in Toulouse, France. The airline will also be the first Chinese carrier to operate the A330-300...  

Airbus Secures Largest Ever Order for A321neo

Hungarian low cost carrier Wizz Air has confirmed its orders for 110 A321neos, first announced at the Paris Air Show earlier in June.  

Airbus Helicopters Receives Order from China based MIT Group for Seven H130 Rotorcraft for HEMS…

China’s first highway accident helicopter rescue service will commence operations with seven Airbus Helicopters H130s.  

Guangzhou Police Buys One Airbus H145 Helo

Guangzhou Police and Airbus helicopters have signed an agreement for an order of one H145 light helicopter for law enforcement duties, to be delivered at the end of 2016.  

U.K. Receives Seventh Airbus A400M

Airbus Defence and Space has welcomed the decision of the U.K. Ministry of Defence to declare that the key contractual milestone known as In-Service Delivery (ISD) has been met following…

Airbus Helicopters at China Helicopter Expo 2015 in Tianjin

Airbus Helicopters has confirmed its line-up of four rotorcraft to be showcased at the China Helicopter Exposition 2015 - one light single-engine H130 Ecureuil, two light twin-engine H135s and one…

Airbus Helicopters’ H175 reaches 1,000 flight hours with NHV Group

Airbus Helicopters H175’s in service with launch operator NHV Group have logged their first 1,000 hours.  

IndiGo Confirms Order for 250 Airbus Aircraft

India’s biggest and most profitable low-cost airline IndiGo has finalized its order for 250 Airbus A320neo aircraft, touted as the largest-ever, by numbers, for the European aircraft maker.  

Airbus Receives EASA Certification for ROPS technology on A330 Family

The innovative Airbus Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) technology will now be available on all Airbus family aircraft.  

Japan’s Peach Aviation Introduces FlySmart with Airbus on iPad

Peach Aviation, Japan’s Low Cost Carrier (LCC), has selected “FlySmart with Airbus” on iPad, the Airbus Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution.  

Vietnam Airlines Signs First Airbus FHS Deal for A350 XWB

Vietnam Airlines has selected Airbus to provide Flight Hour Services (FHS) for its new fleet of 14 A350-900s on order. With this contract, Vietnam Airlines becomes the first A350 XWB…

Airbus Helicopters Kicks-Off Australia Demo Tour

Airbus Helicopters has commenced a month long demonstration tour in Australia with its new H145 twin-engine helicopter.  

Airbus Helicopters Strengthens Training Facilities

A brand new Airbus Helicopters Training Academy in Donauwörth, Germany is now open. The new facility further expands on the company’s support and services network adding additional training capacity for…

Vietnam Airlines Becomes 2nd Airbus A350 XWB Operator Worldwide

Vietnam Airlines will soon commence operations with its brand new A350 XWBs becoming the second airliner in the world to commence operations on the new type.  

Airbus Adds to A330 Success in China

Airbus has entered into a “General Terms Agreement (GTA) for 45 A330 Family aircraft and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for options for 30 A330s,” with China Aviation Supplies Holding…

Airbus and Mahindra to Make Helicopters in India

Airbus Helicopters has teamed up with Mahindra Group to make helicopters in the country. Mahindra Defense, a subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, will now start discussions with the division of…

Airbus Helicopters Raises Rotorcraft Standards

Airbus Helicopters secured orders for 52 rotorcraft during the just concluded Paris Air Show, with the H175 seeing its largest order to date.  

First Large Aircraft Components for Airbus A320 Family Aircraft Production in the US have been…

The first large aircraft components destined for Airbus A320 family aircraft production in Mobile, Alabama, USA have been shipped by Airbus from the Hamburg port in Germany.  

Final assembly underway for first Singapore Airlines AirbusA350-900

The first A350-900 for Singapore Airlines has begun its final assembly at the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France.  

Airbus delivers 100th aircraft to Sichuan Airlines

China’s largest all Airbus operator Sichuan Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th aircraft, an A321.  

New addition to Airbus corporate jet family

An order for an ACJ320neo from Acropolis Aviation of Farnborough, has marked the launch of the ACJneo (New Engine Option) family.  

Airbus Selects Rockwell Collins for Wireless EFB solution

Rockwell Collins will supply the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) interface and communication unit (EICU) forAirbus A320 and A330 aircraft families.  

Airbus Helicopters Demonstrates Low-Noise IFR Operations

Airbus Helicopters successfully demonstrated eco-friendly, low-noise helicopter instrument (IFR) approaches at the Toulouse –Blagnac airport, with commercial airline traffic.  

Airbus A400M crashes during test flight in Spain

An Airbus A400M military transport plane crashed outside Seville on Saturday, May 9, killing four test crew and prompting Britain and Germany to ground Europe's new troop and cargo carrier.…