Tag: Airbus

First Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 Production Engine Despatched

The first Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 production engine was despatched to the Airbus facility in Toulouse, in readiness to power Airbus’s latest aircraft, the A330neo, into service. Formal certification of the engine will also follow imminently, making the Trent 7000 the fourth Rolls-Royce engine to receive formal certification in just 12 months, following in the footsteps […]

Undisclosed Customer and Lessor Place Order for Up to 200 A320neo Aircraft

Airbus has announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with a leading global lessor for 80 A320neo Family aircraft. Meanwhile an undisclosed customer has penned a Memorandum of Understanding for 25 A321neo and 75 A320neo aircraft. Both agreements were  completed during the Farnborough Airshow. Engine selection will be made at a later date.

Philippine Airlines Takes Delivery of its First A350 XWB

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at a special event in Toulouse, France, becoming the 19th airline to operate the world’s most modern and efficient long range airliner. Altogether, Philippine Airlines has ordered six A350-900s, which will be primarily operated on non-stop services to Europe and North America. These will […]

Airbus Performs World’s First Automatic Air-To-Air Refuelling Contact

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 aircraft. In a joint operation with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), which is collaborating with Airbus in development of this pioneering technology, Airbus’ A310 […]

Air Vistara Places $3.1 Billion Order for Airbus and Boeing Aircraft

Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines joint venture Vistara has entered into a deal with Airbus and Boeing for 13 A320neo and A321neo aircraft as well as six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Both deals are together valued at $3.1 billion, excluding customary discounts, the airline announced on Wednesday.  With an order for 13 A320neo and A321neo aircraft, the […]

JetBlue Becomes First Customer for Airbus A220 with 60 Firm Orders

JetBlue became the first customer for the newly-rebranded Airbus A220 aircraft, signing a Memorandum of Understanding for 60 firm orders for the larger A220-300 model. In addition, the airline converted 25 of its current orders for Airbus A320neo aircraft into orders for the larger A321neo. JetBlue’s A321neos and A220s will be powered by Pratt & […]

Airbus Unveils Rebranded Bombardier CSeries as A220

Airbus has just unveiled its Airbus A220, previously known as CSeries or C Series, the aircraft marketed by Airbus but designed by and built in partnership with Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace. The Airbus company shared great news emphasizing that “It’s not every day you welcome a new member in your family”. “Today is a momentous […]

Nearly 37,400 New Aircraft Valued at US$5.8 Trillion Required Over 20 Years

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 year, driving a need for 37,390 new passenger and freighter aircraft according to Airbus’ new Global Market Forecast 2018-2037. Growth drivers include private consumption increasing 2.4 times in emerging economies, higher disposable incomes […]

Airbus’ Majority Stake in C Series Partnership Comes Into Effect

The closing of the previously announced C Series transaction between Airbus SAS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus SE (EPA: AIR), Bombardier Inc. (TSX: BBD.B) and Investissement Québec came into effect on July 1, 2018. Airbus now owns a 50.01% majority stake in C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, while Bombardier and Investissement Québec own approximately 34% […]

Airbus BelugaXL Rolls Out of Paintshop

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 employees through a poll where 20,000 people participated. With 40% votes in favour, the smiley livery won. The BelugaXL will now undertake gound tests before […]