Tag: Toulouse

Sun Express B737 Makes An Emergency Landing In Toulouse

Reading Time: 1 minute Sun Express Deutschland Boeing 737-800 was performing flight from Fuerteventura to Dusseldorf, with 192 people on board, when the crew reported an aft cargo smoke indication and decided to divert to Toulouse. Soon after the crew reported the cargo smoke indication had ceased, nonetheless, they continued diversion to Toulouse and would stop on the runway […]

Delta’s First A350 Takes Off For The First Time

Reading Time: 1 minute Delta’s first Airbus A350-900 — yet to be painted in Delta’s signature livery — took to the skies early Monday morning in Toulouse, France, where the aircraft is assembled, kicking off two months of flight testing, and a fresh paint job, prior to delivery to the airline mid-summer. The lightweight, composite widebody aircraft will be […]

Airbus BelugaXL Hits The Road In Toulouse

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first large sections of Airbus’ next generation new transport aircraft, the BelugaXL, have arrived at the aircraft Final Assembly facility (L34) in Toulouse. Following a five night long road convoy from Aernnova’s factory in Berantevilla, north eastern Spain, the panels (two laterals, one central) are required to complete the rear section of the BelugaXL. […]

Iran Air Takes Delivery of Its First of 100 Airbus Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 Books $1.6 Billion in Commercial Aircraft Orders in November

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus reported firm orders for 14 commercial aircraft in November, valued at $1.6 billion at list prices, from two airlines and one undisclosed customer. The Toulouse-based manufacturer’s biggest order for the month came from an undisclosed customer Nov. 15, for five A321ceos and three A320ceos, valued at $868.5 million. Additionally, Sharjah, UAE-based low-cost carrier (LCC) […]

Airbus Group to Cut Net Total of 934 Jobs

Reading Time: 1 minute European planemaker Airbus is to cut a net total of 934 jobs as part of a previously announced restructuring aimed at stripping out bureaucracy and simplifying its brand. Airbus Group said it would be cutting 1,164 jobs while also creating around 230 positions in other areas – confirming details released earlier by a French trade […]

Air Astana Takes Delivery of Its First A320neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse in the presence of airline executives and government officials. The aircraft leased from Air Lease Corporation is part of a deal announced at Farnborough Airshow 2015 for 11 A320neo Family aircraft. The A320neo will join Air Astana’s Airbus […]

The First A350-900 in Lufthansa Colours

Reading Time: 1 minute The Lufthansa Airbus was in the so-called “paint shop” in the Airbus plant in Toulouse for eleven days, and then the moment arrived – the first A350-900 with white Lufthansa paint and blue lettering was ready to go. 30 people worked on the task, painting a total surface area of around 2,100 square meters. This […]

First A330neo Starts Its Final Assembly in Toulouse

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has commenced the final assembly of its first A330neo, an A330-900, at its Final Assembly Line in Toulouse with the joining of the wings to the centre fuselage at station 40. As the newest member of the world’s most popular A330 wide-body family the A330neo builds on the Family’s proven economics, versatility and reliability, […]

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 […]