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Airbus Helicopters celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight

Airbus Helicopters celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight today during a conference at the museum of aviation in St Victoret, near the company headquarters. Fifty years after its maiden flight on 7 April 1967, the Gazelle is still being operated by nearly 100 customers in 34 countries and it is appreciated for its ease of maintenance and high reliability. Develo...

Asiana Airlines takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner.  Asiana’s A350-900 is configured with a three class layout with a total of 311 seats, comprising 28 in Business Smartium, convertible to fully flat beds, 36 in Economy Smartium and 247 in the main...

H145 is best in class for hoist operations with increased engine power

Airbus has extended the flight envelope of the H145 by enhancing the helicopter’s OEI power. The acronym OEI stands for “One-engine-inoperative”, measuring the performance of an aircraft with only one engine remaining operative. With the increased power, the light-twin helicopter H145 can accommodate two additional technicians or can fly longer distances during a missio...

Airbus delivers first ever A321neo to Virgin America

Airbus has delivered the first-ever A321neo. The latest generation aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines was handed over to U.S. airline Virgin America, an all-Airbus operator, at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany.  “After Virgin America having been the first customer signing for the A320neo back in December 2010, we are today delighted to deliver the first A321n...

Airbus Corporate Jets: Your world above the world

An advertising campaign highlighting the liberty of movement, relaxation and peacefulness available aboard Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) product line has made its debut at one of the world’s largest gatherings for art and artists. Unveiled at Artexpo New York 2017, the campaign – titled “Your world above the world” – comprises three scenes – Freedom, Harmon...

Vision Systems exhibits second-generation electronically dimmable window and latest smart interactive window

EBACE, 22-24 MAY 2017, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND BOOTH Y118 Vision Systems, through its recently created division Smart Lite devoted to the design, production and sales of new dimmable solutions, will present the second-generation Electronically Dimmable Window, Nuance V2, and the latest version of its smart interactive window, Acti-Vision Window, adapted to business aviation. The other exhibited...

Airbus Helicopters selects SingPost as Skyways logistics partner

Airbus Helicopters is collaborating with Singapore Post (SingPost) as its logistics partner for the innovative Skyways parcel delivery project. The announcement was made today at the inaugural Rotorcraft Asia exhibition taking place in Singapore. The MoU was signed by Jean-Brice Dumont, Airbus Helicopters’ Executive Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer, and Mervyn Lim...

ATR signs contract with Geven for new passenger seats

World’s leading turboprop manufacturer ATR and the Italian producer of aircraft interiors Geven signed a contract to equip the ATR -600 series aircraft with brand new passenger seats. Named Neo Classic and Neo Prestige, they have been specifically designed for ATR by the Italian designer Giugiaro and are presented at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo, currently held in Hamburg,...

Airbus names finalists for “Fly Your Ideas 2017” student competition

Airbus has shortlisted the five finalist student teams competing in the fifth edition of the Fly Your Ideas challenge. The radical concepts selected cover a wide range of innovations going from an alternative to satellite imagery, to improved aircraft taxiing, clever ways of boarding, new areas for luggage storage or offering a new business model using existing Airbus aircraft. Representing nin...

Airbus Helicopters and IAR sign an exclusive agreement for the H215M in Romania

Airbus Helicopters and IAR have signed a general agreement for an exclusive cooperation for the heavy twin engine H215M multi-role helicopter. Under this general agreement IAR will become the prime contractor for the H215M for any future order by the Romanian Ministry of Defense to replace their ageing fleet. “We are proud to have signed this general agreement that results from...

BelugaXL hits the road

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.  Toge...

Airbus Helicopters spotlights latest rotorcraft technologies at Rotorcraft Asia

Airbus Helicopters will showcase its comprehensive range of rotary wing products and technologies at next week’s Rotorcraft Asia.  The inaugural tradeshow dedicated to the growing Asia Pacific helicopter market, will take place at Singapore’s Changi Exhibition Centre from 18 to 20 April 2017.  Taking centre stage as the largest exhibitor at this regional event, Airbus...