Tag: Fabrice Brégier

Qatar Airways Reconfirms and Upsizes Its Order for 50 A321neo ACF

Qatar Airways has re-affirmed its earlier order for 50 A320neo with a firm order for 50 A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration). The selection of the largest member of Airbus’ single-aisle Family reflects the airline’s need for efficiency and additional capacity. This updated order replaces the original one placed in 2011. Joining Qatar Airways’ fleet […]

Airbus Details A380plus Modifications

Changes as designed for the A380plus upgrade package will be available for entry-into-service by 2020, according to A380 marketing head Frank Vermeire. Airbus gained authority to offer the package, but has not yet received firm commitments from either existing or new customers. The A380plus project targets a cash operating cost reduction of 13% to be […]

Airbus And China To Enhance Cooperation In Aviation And Aerospace

Airbus and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on aviation and aerospace, further enhancing a spirit of cooperation. The MoU was signed in Berlin by Fabrice Brégier, Airbus COO and President of Commercial Aircraft, and He Lifeng, Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China. The MoU strengthens and deepens […]

Aeroflot Cancels Eight A350-800s

Aeroflot Airline has canceled an order for eight Airbus A350-800s, Airbus revealed in a presentation at an annual press briefing. Airbus confirmed to ATW the Russian flag carrier has 14 A350-800s on order. The order change was made in November 2016. In 2007, Aeroflot ordered 22 A350s, comprising eight -800s and 14 -900s. Because the […]

Iran Air Takes Delivery of Its First of 100 Airbus Aircraft

Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new aircraft, an A321, in a handover ceremony in Toulouse with Mr. Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO, and Mr. Fabrice Bregier, President, Airbus Commercial Aircraft and Chief Operating Officer Airbus, in the presence of Gael Meheust, SVP Sales and Marketing CFM, Tom Enders, Airbus Chief […]

Airbus and Iran Air Sign Historic 100-Jet Deal

Following on from an official commitment signed in January this year, Airbus and Iran Air have now signed a firm contract for 100 commercial jets, comprising 46 A320 Family, 38 A330 Family and 16 A350 XWB aircraft, with deliveries beginning in early 2017. “I am delighted that we have reached an agreement to go to […]

Airbus A321neo With P&W Engines Receives Type Certification

Following a comprehensive flight test programme, the A321neo powered by Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G-JM engines received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 15th December 2016. The documents were respectively signed by EASA’s Certification Director Trevor Woods and by Jeffrey Duven, FAA Manager of […]

Airbus Hopes to Deliver Up To 80 A350 Aircraft in 2017

Airbus tentatively aims to deliver as many as 80 A350 jetliners in 2017, two people familiar with the plans said. The target marks a new stage in ambitious plans to raise output of the company’s newest long-haul jet to 10 a month in 2018, but depends mainly on how successful suppliers will be in curbing […]

First A350-1000 Successfully Completes First Flight

The first of three A350-1000 development aircraft to fly – MSN059 – has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France at 15.00hrs local time after successfully completing its first flight which lasted four hours and 18 minutes. The crew in the cockpit on board this flight comprised: Hugues van der Stichel, Experimental Test Pilot; Frank Chapman, Experimental […]

Airbus Historic Sale to Iran Could Be in Trouble

In January, Airbus and Iran Air agreed to a landmark deal for 118 aircraft with a total value rising to as much as $25 billion.One of the most significant parts of the deal is an agreement for 12 A380 superjumbos worth upwards of $5.2 billion at list prices. However, this portion of the deal may […]