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Singapore Airlines selects Airbus for A380 retrofit programme

14 aircraft currently in service to receive airline’s new cabin products Airbus has been selected by Singapore Airlines (SIA) to provide cabin retrofit services for 14 A380 aircraft currently in service with the carrier. The retrofit programme, which will be undertaken at SIA Engineering Company in Singapore, will see the airline’s recently launched cabin products installed on the a...

Bringing airline experience into A350-1000 testing

As Airbus prepares for the service entry of its latest A350 XWB jetliner version – the A350-1000 – a new approach that for the first time puts customers’ pilots into ground-based flight simulators during the test campaign has proven so valuable that such sessions are set to become regular events. The initial customer invited to participate was Cathay Pacific Airways – a...

Indigo Partners doubles existing A320neo Family order

Valued at $49.5 billion, this is Airbus’ largest single announcement ever Airbus, Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and...

Airbus develops world’s first Mixed Reality Trainer for A350 XWB

Airbus and JAL cooperate and explore benefits of mixed reality technologies for mechanics and crew training for aircraft operations  Airbus, in cooperation with Japan Airlines (JAL) and JAL Engineering (JALEC), has developed a prototype application supporting new training solutions, taking advantage of the world’s most advanced Mixed Reality technology, Microsoft “HoloLens&rdqu...

Sichuan Airlines signs A350 XWB FHS components support and AiRTHM agreement with Airbus

Airbus’ expertise in services secures highest performance and operations of airline’s fleet  Sichuan Airlines, an all-Airbus-fleet airline based in Chengdu, has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) and Airbus Real Time Health Monitoring Service (AiRTHM) to provide components and predictive maintenance support securing the highest service level and operations for its new f...

ATR Offers New Vibration Monitoring System

ATR, the world’s leading turboprop manufacturer, has certified  its new Vibration Monitoring System (VMS) which will allow airlines to constantly monitor and fine tune propeller vibration. This innovation, which will be available on all new aircraft from March 2018, improves both aircraft reliability and passenger comfort. It will also be available to retrofit on in service aircraft, vi...

A350-1000 completes Functional and Reliability Testing

Aircraft on track to reach Type Certification  The A350-1000, the newest member of Airbus’ leading Widebody family, has successfully completed its Functional & Reliability testing, bringing the aircraft a step closer to Type Certification in November 2017. The first customer delivery to Qatar Airways will follow in the coming weeks.  The Functional and Reliability Testing...

The NH90 joins the digital marketplace, part by part

Earlier this year, Swedish and Finnish customers of the NH90 began ordering used and new spare parts from Airbus’ MyNH90 internet portal, a move that represented another sign of the manufacturer’s digital push. Some 330 NH90 helicopters – Airbus’ and NHIndustries’ military multi-role helicopter – are in operation across the globe, accumulating more than 150,0...

Emirates welcomes 100th A380 to its fleet

Celebrates milestone delivery in Hamburg, reaffirms commitment to A380 programme Emirates chairman highlights positive impact of Emirates’ A380 operations on aerospace manufacturing, aviation industries and consumer experience Emirates today celebrates the milestone delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer’s delivery ce...

Singapore Airlines unveils its New A380 experience

The world’s first carrier to operate the A380 – Singapore Airlines – has taken the passenger experience to a new level with a new cabin being rolled across its entire fleet of iconic double-deck Airbus jet. The new cabin results from four years of development and an investment by the airline of $850 million, reaffirming its ongoing full commitment to the aircraft type. &ldq...

Airbus reports Nine-Month (9m) 2017 results

Revenues €43bn; EBIT Adjusted €1.8bn; EBIT (reported) €2.3bn; EPS (reported) €2.39 Commercial aircraft market healthy, robust backlog supports ramp-up plans Engine delays impact 9m results, focus on fourth quarter deliveries and ramp-up 2017 guidance confirmed Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) reported nine-month 2017 financial results and confirmed its guidanc...

VSR700 rotary-wing UAV brings eyes beyond the horizon

What is going on beyond the horizon? It’s a crucial question for any ship captain. In the past, sailors would climb to the crow’s nest for a better view. Modern technology means today’s captains can send unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into the air to transmit images and data back to the bridge. It is a rapidly growing field and Airbus aims to enter with the 700 kg Vertiv...