Tag: Airbus

Leahy Confirms A380 Future Hinges on Emirates Order

Airbus COO-customers John Leahy has confirmed the Airbus A380 program will have to be shut down if Dubai-based Emirates does not order more aircraft. “If we can’t work out a deal with Emirates, it is clear we will have to shut down the program,” Leahy said, speaking on Airbus’ 2017 orders and deliveries webinar. During […]

Airbus Commercial Aircraft Delivers Record Performance

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 than four percent higher than the previous record of 688 set in 2016. The 2017 total comprises: 558 single aisle A320 Family (of which 181 […]

Airbus to Raise China A320 Production to Six Per Month by 2020

Airbus plans to ramp up A320 family production rates at its Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) in Tianjin, China beginning in 2019, according to a framework agreement signed by Airbus and its Chinese partners Jan. 9. The agreement targets a ramp-up in production to five aircraft per month by early 2019 and six per month […]

First BelugaXL Transporter Rolls off Assembly Line

The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France this month. Once operational, a fleet of these next-generation airlifters will be used to transport completed sections of Airbus aircraft among the company’s European production sites and to its final assembly lines in France, Germany and Spain. […]

Airbus Rolls out First A321neo ACF

Airbus has completed assembly of the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) at its facilities in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, will undergo ground tests prior to its scheduled first flight in the coming weeks. First delivery of an A321neo ACF to a customer is scheduled for mid-2018. The A321neo ACF […]

Airbus to Open First US West Coast Training Center

In a move to further expand its global training capacity, Airbus has acquired the Strategic Simulation Solutions flight training center in Aurora, Colorado, a Denver suburb. Currently, the training center primarily supports Frontier Airlines and has significant room for growth. Airbus plans to at least double capacity at the facility in the next few years. […]

Vietjet Introduces First A321neo Southeast Asia

New-age carrier Vietjet has become the first airline in Southeast Asia to take delivery of an A321neo (new engine option) after the Airbus aircraft landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport from Hamburg, Germany. The A321neo, registered as VN-646, is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation GTF engines. Fitted out with 230 comfy leather-covered seats […]

Airbus A320 Family Aircraft for a Bright Beginning?

Having a bird’s eye of the world beneath by being in control of a large flying machine is a great dream for many. But, if you are the one who desires to pursue a pilot’s career path, there is a high probability that your first stop would be the First Officer’s seat in the A320. […]

Airbus and Indigo Partners Finalize Orders for 430 A320neo Family Aircraft

Airbus announced that it had finalized agreements with Indigo Partners and its four portfolio airlines for the purchase of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft for ultra-low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary). The signed purchase agreement follows a Memorandum of Understanding among the parties announced at the Dubai […]

Iron Bird Power On: 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 electric propulsion system of CityAirbus, developed by Airbus’ E-Aircraft Systems unit. The first full electric propulsion test bench has the capability to operate the propulsion […]