50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Bregier: Airbus Confident of A350 XWB Delivery Goal for 2015

Download: Printable PDF Date: 02 Oct 2015 03:32 (UTC) category:
Publisher:
Bregier: Airbus Confident of A350 XWB Delivery Goal for 2015 - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: France
Source: ATW

Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier remains confident that the European aircraft manufacturer will achieve its goal to deliver around 15 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft this year.

"If we reach this target, I think we have secured a strong foundation for the future ramp-up of A350 production. It is always extremely difficult to produce an aircraft that is just certified," Bregier said.

Total orders for the A350 XWB program stand at 782 orders from 40 customers.

Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders said that along with the Middle East and Asia, North America offers good market opportunities for the A350, as well for the A330neo.

Currently three North American customers have orders for a total of 82 A350 XWBs.

Finnair will take delivery of its first A350-900 on Oct. 7. The A350 XWB European launch customer has 19 of the type on firm order, to be received from 2015-2023, and will become the third carrier after Qatar Airways and Vietnam Airlines to operate the the aircraft.

Meanwhile, Airbus began fuselage assembly of the largest member of the A350 family, the A350-1000, at its Hamburg and Saint-Nazaire plants. Final assembly of the aircraft will begin in Toulouse in early 2016, followed by the first flight in the second half of the year. First deliveries are scheduled to start mid-2017.



Loading comments for Bregier: Airbus Confident of A350 XWB Delivery Goal for 2015...


Recommended

Get ready - the production underway for new Dassault Falcon 10X

Parts production for Dassault Aviation’s new ultra-long range Falcon 10X is now underway, with final assembly of the first aircraft set to begin next year. With detailed design nearly complet...

Designing your perfect cabin - Airbus opens unique creative studio for business jet customers

Airbus Corporate Jets has opened its exclusive new ACJ TwoTwenty creative studio in Toulouse, France. The studio dedicated to ACJ customers showcases  a real-size section of the ACJ TwoTwent...

VoltAero brings its Cassio electric-parallel hybrid aircraft to the Netherlands for sustainable aviation demo flights with the country Power Up initiative

VoltAero Cassio electric-hybrid aircraft is to perform demonstration flights across selected routes in the Netherlands beginning June 13 to promote highly sustainable regional aviation throughout...

London Oxford Airport continues investment in infrastructure to harmonize light GA & commercial bizav grow

London Oxford Airport is stepping up its infrastructure projects to support its historic general aviation (light aircraft /pilot training) customers and its expanding commercial business aviation acti...

The drones news