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Airbus delivers its first A350-1000 to launch customer Qatar Airways

The carrier shapes the future of air travel with leading A350 XWB widebody fleet Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 37 A350-1000s ordered by the carrier and is the first ever Airbus aircraft fitted with the revolutionary new Qsuite seats, offering the firs...

The A350-1000 spreads its wings on a globe-trotting demonstration tour

Twelve stopovers in three weeks provides high visibility for the latest A350 XWB jetliner version Airbus’ flight test A350-1000 jetliner is back home after a demonstration tour to Middle East and Asia-Pacific destinations, a three-week trip that underscored all the attributes this largest A350 XWB version brings in upsized efficiency, maximum reliability and unique passenger comfort for f...

SIGNALIS becomes Airbus

SIGNALIS, now Maritime Surveillance, is the Airbus Centre of Competences for Maritime Safety and Security A subsidiary of Airbus since its creation in 2011, SIGNALIS has now been fully integrated under the Airbus brand SIGNALIS, a subsidiary of Airbus since its creation in 2011, has been fully integrated into the Airbus CIS (Communications, Intelligence and Security) business becoming th...

Bruno Even est nommé CEO d’Airbus Helicopters

Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Bruno Even, 49, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 April 2018. He will report to Airbus CEO Tom Enders and join the company’s Executive Committee. Bruno Even comes to Airbus from Safran where he was CEO of the Helicopter Engines business since 2015. He succeeds Guillaume Faury who will a...

Full-Year 2017 results: Airbus overachieved on all key performance indicators

Strong underlying business performance Revenues €67bn; EBIT Adjusted €4.3bn; EBIT (reported) €3.4bn; EPS (reported) €3.71 Proposed 2017 dividend €1.50 per share, up 11 percent from 2016 Solid commercial environment: book-to-bill of 1.5, record backlog supporting ramp-up Free cash flow before M&A and customer financing € 2.9 billion A400M charge €...

Daher's Model Year 2018 TBMs introduce heated seats for enhanced comfort

Daher announced new features for its 2018 production TBM 910s and TBM 930s, including the first electrically-heated seats for an aircraft in its single-engine turboprop category. Building on the cabin restyling implemented last year for Daher’s very fast turboprop aircraft, every seat in Model Year 2018 TBM 910s and TBM 930s are the new heated seats, with the heating function controlled....

Airbus’ A321LR goes the distance to open new horizons for airlines

Nonstop Paris-New York flight demonstrates the jetliner’s capabilities, including on busy North Atlantic routes The best-selling A320 Family marked a new milestone with yesterday’s Paris-to-New York nonstop flight flown by the A321LR – demonstrating this jetliner version’s ability to serve new markets and operate on heavily-travelled North Atlantic routes with the highes...

Voom joins Airbus Helicopters

Voom, the world's premier on-demand helicopter booking platform, is now joining Airbus Helicopters as part of the company’s strategy to provide new urban mobility solutions for commuters. Initially incubated in A^3, Airbus’ Silicon Valley outpost, Voom launched commercial operations in April 2017 in Sao Paulo, flying thousands of passengers over t...

Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s

Aircraft of choice to continue airline’s successful growth Emirates and Airbus firmed up an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and signed a contract for the 20 additional A380s with a further 16 options to be confirmed at a later date. The total agreement for 36 aircraft is valued at US$16 bn based on latest list prices. Deliveries are to start as early as 2020. The agreement wa...

TAG Aviation expands presence in Europe with appointment of new business development director for French region

TAG Aviation Europe has announced the appointment of Victoire Totah as business development director for the French region. In this new role, Ms Totah will be responsible for the development and growth of aircraft management and charter opportunities within France, Monaco and Benelux and the ongoing expansion of TAG Aviation's footprint throughout this key European region. Ms Totah joins...

Airbus’ Toulouse paint centre: Art in motion

Painting facilities at the Toulouse-area industrial site are equipped for continued success When a customer receives a commercial aircraft produced by Airbus at its Toulouse, France-area facilities – home to final assembly lines for the A320, A330 and A350 XWB jetliner families – they can be sure that the highest level of care went into to applying their livery, which is a criticall...

Airbus’ growing A350 XWB Family makes its mark

The A350-1000 will build on the highly-successful commercial service experience with its A350-900 sibling Just over three years since entering commercial service, Airbus’ A350 XWB is flying high – with its A350-900 baseline version becoming an increasingly-common sight at airports around the globe, and the extended-fuselage A350-1000 variant positioned for a smooth start in its own...