Tag: Airbus

India to Require 1,750 Aircraft Valued at $255 Billion over 20 Years

India will require 1,750 new passenger and cargo aircraft over the next 20 years to meet an exponential rise in both passenger and freight traffic, according to Airbus’ latest India Market Forecast. To help meet this growth, India will need 1,320 new single-aisle aircraft and 430 widebody aircraft valued at US$255 billion. While much of […]

Airbus A380 Program Suffers New Blow – Virgin Atlantic Cancels Order

The struggling A380 superjumbo program at Airbus has been hit with more disappointment as Virgin Atlantic cancels its order for six of the 550-seat plane. The order was placed back in 2000 and confirmed in 2001. While an initial delivery date had been set for 2006, continued delays on Airbus’ side, followed by postponements on […]

Airbus A380 and A400M Production Cuts Put 3700 Jobs at Risk

Following the previously announced changes to the A380 and A400M delivery plans, Airbus confirms the formal adjustment of production rates for its A380 and A400M programmes. The new plan, which was presented to the European Works Council, involves the production of six A380s per year starting from 2020 and eight A400Ms per year, also as […]

Airbus Looks to Reduce Supplier Costs to Make C Series Profitable

With Airbus still in discussions with Bombardier and the Canadian Government over its intended acquisition of a 50.01% stake in the ailing C Series project, the French plane maker has announced its intention to squeeze supplier prices for future C Series planes. The intention is to try and make the cost of manufacture of the […]

Airbus to Discus Job Cuts with European Works Council

As a result of continued poor interest in both the Airbus A380 commercial passenger jet and the A400M turboprop military aircraft, Airbus is being faced with making substantial reductions in the workforces associated with these two aircraft. According to a Company press release: Airbus has a policy of first addressing workforce issues with its social […]

Air Asia Exits Leasing Business with Sale of 182 Airbus Jets

Air Asia is to sell its plane leasing operations to firms managed by BBAM Ltd. and which will see the sale of an impressive 182 Airbus jets. The initial part of the deal with one of the world’s largest aircraft portfolio managers is valued at US$1.2 billion and will assist AirAsia, the region’s largest budget […]

First Ultra Long Range A350 XWB Makes Its Debut

The first Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB has rolled out of the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse. The latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB Family will be able to fly further than any other commercial airliner and will enter service with launch operator Singapore Airlines later this year. Altogether, Singapore […]

New-Generation Technical Data Management with airnavX

The operation and maintenance of Airbus commercial jetliners around the world will be further optimised with this month’s launch of airnavX, the company’s advanced one-stop consultation tool for technical data – which incorporates all principal technical manuals and enables simplified internal distribution by customers. Based on the Airbus’ innovative [email protected] platform, the airnavX tool significantly […]

Airbus Delivers Its First A350-1000 to Launch Customer Qatar Airways

Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 37 A350-1000s ordered by the carrier and is the first ever Airbus aircraft fitted with the revolutionary new Qsuite seats, offering the first ever double bed in Business […]

A350-1000 Spreads Its Wings on a Globe-Trotting Demonstration Tour

Airbus’ flight test A350-1000 jetliner is back home after a demonstration tour to Middle East and Asia-Pacific destinations, a three-week trip that underscored all the attributes this largest A350 XWB version brings in upsized efficiency, maximum reliability and unique passenger comfort for fast-growing regions of the global airline marketplace. More than 10,000 persons had the […]