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The Ultra Long Range A350 XWB brings key destinations closer together with non-stop flights

Launch customer Singapore Airlines introduces Airbus’ highly-efficient jetliner on the world’s longest commercial route Singapore Airlines has ushered in a new generation of long-haul travel with its first A350-900 Ultra Long Range (ULR), which is now being operated on the world’s longest commercial route – Singapore-New York – covering a distance of nearly 9,000 n...

Airbus and Atos awarded major cyber security contract to protect key EU institutions

Airbus as leader of the consortium, partnering with Atos as coprime, has won a six year framework contract. Main EU institutions, services and agencies to benefit from cutting-edge cyber technology Airbus Defence and Space, through its Airbus CyberSecurity unit and partnering with Atos as coprime entity, have been selected by the Council of the European Union to provide cyber security ex...

Airbus Board of Directors Selects Guillaume Faury Future Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has selected Guillaume Faury as future Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Faury, 50, who currently serves as President Airbus Commercial Aircraft, will succeed Tom Enders, 59, who remains CEO until the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 10 April 2019, when the appointment of Faury as executive member of the Board will be submitted to...

Falcon 8X certified for EFVS to 100 ft operations

FalconEye CVS enhancement further extends mission capability of ultra-long range trijet  The Falcon 8X has been certified by EASA and the FAA for an enhanced flight vision system capability that gives operational credit for poor visibility approaches down to 100 ft, greatly improving access to airports in bad weather and significantly enhancing fleet efficiency.  The new EFVS capab...

H225M soars past the 100,000 flight hour milestone

Combat-proven, robust, versatile and reliable workhorse for military missions worldwide The H225M, with 88 aircraft currently in service in six countries across the globe, has surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone, following its first delivery to the French Air Force in 2006. The aircraft was rapidly deployed by the French Air Force in Lebanon in 2006 where the H225M, also known as the Ca...

EASA and FAA certify long-range capability for A321neo

Up to three Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs) are now certified on the A321neo, including for ETOPS operation; Paving the way for the A321neo customers to start “Long Range” (LR) operations; Facilitating the most flexible and capable version of the A321 to date: the “A321LR” Readiness to start “Long Range” (LR) operations with launch customers of the mo...

Lufthansa Group expands A320neo fleet

Orders additional 24 A320neo and three A321neo Lufthansa Group has converted 27 A320neo Family options into firm orders. Following a decision by the company’s supervisory board, the Group signed for an additional 24 Airbus A320neo and three A321neo aircraft. Ten of the aircraft will be deployed with Lufthansa Group’s Swiss International Air Lines. Part of the order will be powered b...

Airbus A330-900 receives EASA Type Certification

A330-900 ready for delivery to first operator TAP Air Portugal soon The A330-900 has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. The Type Certificate was signed by EASA’s Certification Director, Trevor Woods, and handed over by EASA’s Head of Large Aeroplanes Certification, Ludovic Aron,...

La Compagnie reveals its Airbus A321neo all-business class experience: more comfort without the price tag

In April 2019, La Compagnie will become the first french airline to operate the new generation aircraft : The Airbus A321neo. More efficient, less noisy and more sustainable the Airbus A321neo will enable the french boutique airline to accelerate its development between Paris and New York while offering a better experience to passengers. Unique and spacious, the new A321neo cabin is e...

Ultra Long Range A350 XWB goes the distance

Airbus’ handover of the first A350-900 Ultra Long Range (ULR) opens a new frontier in non-stop air travel With the delivery of the first A350-900ULR to launch customer Singapore Airlines (SIA), the A350 XWB Family is positioned to lead the way for new ultra-long-range operations, including on the world’s longest commercial route, between Singapore and New York. Airlines already u...

Airbus delivers first aircraft from Mobile powered by sustainable jet fuel blend

Airbus’ A320 Family production facility in the U.S. will this week deliver its first aircraft partially powered by sustainable jet fuel. The latest A321 for JetBlue is due to depart Mobile on 20 September with 15 percent sustainable jet fuel in its tanks. In total, five A321 aircraft are due to be delivered to JetBlue from Mobile using sustainable fuel by the end of 2018. All of the fuel...

First ANA A380 takes to the skies

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took to the skies today, completing a maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is now being prepared for cabin installation and painting in the airline’s special A380 livery. ANA HOLDINGS INC. placed a firm order for three A380s in 2016, becoming the first custo...