Tag: A350

Qatar Airways Urges Airbus To Resolve A350 ‘issues’

Reading Time: 1 minute Qatar Airways increased pressure on Europe’s Airbus over aircraft reliability on Wednesday, saying it had some “issues” with the A350 passenger jet, barely a year after it entered service. “We have some issues with the A350, which was expected because it’s a new programme. However, we feel that Airbus is losing steam in resolving these […]

New Airbus Asia Training Centre opens in Singapore

Reading Time: 2 minutes The new Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC), a joint venture owned 55% by Airbus and 45% by Singapore Airlines (SIA), was officially opened in Singapore today. The opening ceremony was hosted by Fabrice Brégier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airbus and Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Airlines, in the presence of S Iswaran, […]

What Do We Know About Airbus A350 XWB?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Airbus is seeing its future with a new generation of long-range widebody airliners with better fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and reduced noise and emission, and the A350 is the best example of all this. The A350 is the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. This new-generation jetliner […]

Air France-KLM Drops Two A380s For Three More A350 Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute Air France-KLM group announced that they converted the last two Airbus A380 orders to three A350-900 long-haul airliners. In 2013, it is understood from consolidated results that the real price of an Airbus A380 bought in 2012 by Air France was 149 million euros, far from the $404 million of the list price. This year, […]

United Airlines Updates Its Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes United Airlines announced an order to purchase 25 new Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The order is in addition to the previously announced order of 40 737-700s. United will take delivery of the aircraft beginning at the end of 2017. The new 737-700 aircraft will enable United to continue utilizing larger, more efficient aircraft as the airline […]

Malaysia Airlines Weighs Up More A350s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Malaysia Airlines is considering buying more Airbus A350 widebodies and has seen a year-over-year 10% improvement in its revenue per available seat kilometer (RASM) for the quarter ended February, the company said Friday. Announcing latest updates in its restructuring process, Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) said there was “sustained progress amidst a backdrop of external macroeconomic […]

Singapore Airlines’ First Airbus A350-900

Reading Time: 1 minute Singapore Airlines’ first Airbus A350-900 arrived in Singapore this morning from the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse. The aircraft’s arrival was celebrated in grandeur with a spectacular water cannon salute and a ceremony graced by Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, as well as distinguished guests who had […]

Philippine Airlines Finally Selects Airbus

Reading Time: 2 minutes On the heels of the Singapore Airshow, Philippine Airlines (PAL) decided to order six Airbus A350-900 aircraft.  The deal is valued at $1.85 billion and the first aircraft will be delivered in 2018.   Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer Fabrice Brégier expressed pleasure at the flag carrier’s decision to go with their aircraft. He […]

Iran Selects Airbus For Its Civil Aviation Renewal

Reading Time: 1 minute Iran officials have signed two agreements for 118 new aircraft, pilot training, airport operations and ATM support. The agreements were signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s official visit to France with French President François Hollande. Iran Air has signed an agreement with Airbus for the acquisition of the full range […]

Iran Makes Order for Airbus A380 and A350

Reading Time: 1 minute It didn’t take long after the sanctions against Iran were lifted: the country has made a provisional deal with Airbus to buy eight A-380 aircraft to be delivered from 2019, according to the deputy transport minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan quoted by Reuters this Sunday (24 January). The tentative deal, which the ministry hopes to complete […]