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The latest on quantum computing in Europe, January 2023 – February 2024

(IN BRIEF) Europe has made significant progress in quantum computing with investments, partnerships, and innovations. Highlights include a €3.5 million investment in LioniX International by the University of Twente, and T-Systems offering cloud access to IBM’s quantum systems. Other developments … Read the full press release

Singapore Aviation Committee Propels Hydrogen Fuel as Key to Decarbonization

(IN BRIEF) The Singapore Hydrogen Cooperation Committee, formed by Airbus, Changi Airport Group, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), and Linde, is advancing hydrogen fuel’s potential role in the nation’s aviation decarbonization strategy. Tasked with examining regional hydrogen market dynamics, … Read the full press release

Vietjet Air and Airbus Strike Landmark Deal for A330-900 Widebodies

(IN BRIEF) Vietjet Air has inked a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus, marking the airline’s inaugural foray into widebody aircraft with the purchase of 20 A330-900s. Intended to bolster Vietjet’s long-range and regional operations, these A330neo additions will … Read the full press release

Airbus and Singapore Economic Development Board Partner to Establish Sustainable Aviation Hub

(IN BRIEF) Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to pave the way for the establishment of a Sustainable Aviation Hub in Singapore. This hub, to be hosted within Airbus’ Singapore Campus … Read the full press release

Nordic Aviation Leaders and Vattenfall Team Up to Explore Hydrogen-Powered Airports in Sweden and Norway

(IN BRIEF) Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia, and Vattenfall have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to investigate the feasibility of establishing a hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Sweden and Norway. The collaboration aims to understand hydrogen aircraft concepts, operations, supply, infrastructure, … Read the full press release

Airbus to Deliver 42 H145 Helicopters to French Interior Ministry

(IN BRIEF) The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has placed an order for 42 H145 helicopters on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, with deliveries slated to commence in 2024. Of these, 36 will be used by the French rescue … Read the full press release

Airbus Lifecycle Services Centre Opens in Chengdu, China

(IN BRIEF) Airbus has inaugurated its Airbus Lifecycle Services Centre (ALSC) in Chengdu, China, which offers comprehensive solutions to manage the entire lifecycle of an aircraft. This one-stop facility covers activities such as aircraft parking, storage, maintenance, upgrades, conversions, dismantling, … Read the full press release

easyJet Strengthens Partnership with CFM International by Ordering LEAP-1A Engines for Airbus A320neo Family

(IN BRIEF) Leading European carrier easyJet has placed an order with CFM International for CFM LEAP-1A engines to power its fleet of 157 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, including 56 A320neo and 101 A321neo, with deliveries expected to begin in 2029. … Read the full press release

EVA Air Places Order for 18 A350-1000s and 15 A321neo Aircraft from Airbus

(IN BRIEF) Taiwanese airline EVA Air has confirmed its order for 18 long-range A350-1000s and 15 single-aisle A321neo aircraft from Airbus. This decision marks EVA Air as the latest global airline to choose the A350-1000 for its long-haul operations and … Read the full press release

Airbus Delivers First A321neo from Cutting-Edge Toulouse Assembly Line

(IN BRIEF) Airbus has celebrated the successful delivery of its inaugural Airbus A321neo from its advanced A320 Family Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse. This milestone marks the start of the production ramp-up at the new facility, emphasizing Airbus’ commitment … Read the full press release

German Bundeswehr Orders Record-Breaking 82 Airbus H145M Multi-Role Helicopters

(IN BRIEF) The German Bundeswehr has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the acquisition of up to 82 multi-role H145M helicopters, comprising 62 firm orders and 20 options. This order is not only the largest ever for the H145M … Read the full press release

Japan Airlines Receives First Airbus A350-1000 for International Routes

(IN BRIEF) Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, marking a significant addition to the airline’s international fleet. The A350-1000 will initially operate on the Tokyo Haneda – New York JFK route. JAL’s A350-1000 is … Read the full press release

Airbus Begins Production of Galileo Second Generation Satellites in Germany

(IN BRIEF) Airbus has commenced full-scale production of the Galileo Second Generation (G2) satellites at its facility in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The first satellite flight model structure has arrived from Beyond Gravity in Zurich and will undergo final integration and testing … Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport Joins International “Hydrogen Hub at Airport” Network to Advance Hydrogen Infrastructure in Aviation

(IN BRIEF) Hamburg Airport has become the first German member and the 12th overall member of the international “Hydrogen Hub at Airport” network. This network aims to promote the expansion of hydrogen infrastructure in aviation and includes members from airports, … Read the full press release

German Navy’s NH90 Sea Tiger Helicopter Successfully Takes Maiden Flight

(IN BRIEF) In a significant milestone, the NH90 Sea Tiger, destined for the German Navy’s shipborne operations, has completed its inaugural flight at Airbus Helicopters’ Donauwörth site in Germany. This achievement marks a crucial step forward as Airbus Helicopters proceeds … Read the full press release

Neste and Emirates Team Up for Groundbreaking Air Travel with A380 SAF Engine Trial

(IN BRIEF) Emirates has conducted a pioneering Airbus A380 demonstration flight with one engine powered by Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This milestone demonstrates SAF’s compatibility and potential as a sustainable alternative to traditional jet fuel. The flight, which took … Read the full press release

Eco-Conscious Airbus: Fleet Renewal for Sustainable Transatlantic Transport

(IN BRIEF) Airbus is set to renew its fleet of chartered vessels that transport aircraft subassemblies between Europe and the United States. They will be replaced with three modern, low-emission roll-on/roll-off vessels that utilize wind-assisted propulsion. Airbus has partnered with … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space Secures €1.2 Billion Contracts for Enhancement and Support of French A330 MRTT Fleet

(IN BRIEF) Airbus Defence and Space has inked two contracts with France’s Direction générale de l’armement (DGA) and Direction de la Maintenance Aéronautique (DMAé), amounting to a total of €1.2 billion. The contracts pertain to the Capability Enhancement and In-Service … Read the full press release

AMAG Austria Metall Renews Multi-Year Supply Contract with Airbus, Expanding Market Share and Focusing on Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) AMAG Austria Metall AG has renewed its multi-year supply contract with Airbus. This contract renewal allows AMAG to increase its business volume due to rising aircraft production rates and a larger market share. AMAG will supply certified rolled … Read the full press release

Airbus Launches THEOS-2 Earth Observation Satellite, Enhancing Thailand’s Geo-Information Capabilities

(IN BRIEF) Airbus has successfully launched THEOS-2, an Earth observation satellite, for the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency of Thailand (GISTDA) from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. This satellite follows the launch of THEOS-1 in 2008 and will provide … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters’ PioneerLab: Elevating Autonomy and Sustainability in Aviation

(IN BRIEF) Airbus Helicopters has unveiled PioneerLab, a new technology demonstrator based on the H145 platform, at the German National Aviation Conference. PioneerLab focuses on reducing helicopter emissions, increasing autonomy, and integrating bio-based materials. It aims to achieve a 30% … Read the full press release

Airbus Innovators Shortlisted for German Future Prize with CO2 Capture Breakthrough

(IN BRIEF) A team of engineers and a developer from Airbus has been shortlisted as one of the top three finalists for the prestigious German Future Prize 2023. Their nomination is in recognition of their innovative work in developing Direct … Read the full press release

Airbus OneSat: A Transformative Satellite Solution for Thaicom

(IN BRIEF) Thaicom, a leading Asian satellite operator, has chosen Airbus to develop its cutting-edge software-defined high throughput satellite. Airbus will provide Thaicom with a fully reconfigurable OneSat satellite, capable of dynamically adjusting its coverage, capacity, and frequency. Positioned at … Read the full press release

Henkel’s Montornès Aerospace Plant Earns Airbus Supplier Qualification for Quality and Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Henkel’s aerospace plant in Montornès Del Vallès, Spain, has been recognized as a Standard and Raw Materials Supplier by Airbus. This acknowledgment demonstrates Airbus’s approval of the quality and value of procedures, production, and individual products at the … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters and KAI Move to Serial Production of Light Armed Helicopters, Deepen Collaboration in Rotorcraft Programs

(IN BRIEF) Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) have entered the serial production phase of the Light Armed Helicopters (LAH) after an agreement was signed. The Republic of Korea Army’s initial batch of ten LAH will be supplied by … Read the full press release

Airbus Secures $27.8 Million U.S. Army Contract to Enhance UH-72A Lakota Capabilities

(IN BRIEF) Airbus has secured a $27.8 million contract from the U.S. Army to upgrade the Mission Equipment Package (MEP) of the Army National Guard Security & Support Battalion. These upgrades will enhance the capabilities of the UH-72A Lakota helicopter, … Read the full press release

NASA-Backed Starlab Project Takes Shape with Voyager-Airbus Agreement

(IN BRIEF) Voyager Space and Airbus Defence and Space have jointly announced a transatlantic agreement to develop and operate Starlab, a commercial space station intended to succeed the International Space Station. Voyager was awarded a $160 million Space Act Agreement … Read the full press release

Airbus and Wizz Air Strengthen Partnership with New Aircraft Order

(IN BRIEF) Wizz Air, the fastest-growing European ultra-low-cost airline, has finalized an agreement for an additional 75 A321neo Family aircraft, elevating their total order for the Airbus single-aisle family to 434 and their A320 Family overall order to 565 aircraft. … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters Receives Certification for H175 Helicopter in China

(IN BRIEF) Airbus Helicopters has received certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for its H175 helicopter. This certification allows for the delivery of H175 helicopters to customers in China, which is a demanding market with a growing … Read the full press release

Airbus Showcases Technological Advancements in New A320 Family Assembly Facility

(IN BRIEF) Airbus has opened its new A320 Family final assembly line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. The inauguration ceremony was attended by high-ranking officials and Airbus employees. The assembly line incorporates several innovations to improve product quality, efficiency, and sustainability, … Read the full press release

Viva Aerobus Expands Fleet with Memorandum of Understanding for 90 Airbus A321neo Aircraft

(IN BRIEF) Viva Aerobus, the Mexican ultra-low-cost airline, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the acquisition of 90 Airbus A321neo aircraft. This strategic move is aimed at driving the airline’s growth both in the international … Read the full press release

Italian Operator Air Corporate Signs Landmark Deal for 43 Helicopters with Airbus

(IN BRIEF) Italian business aviation operator Air Corporate has placed a firm order for 43 helicopters from Airbus, including 40 single-engine helicopters (H125/H130) and three ACH160s. This order, the largest commercial helicopter order by Airbus in Italy, will support private … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters seals largest order for H160 in China

(IN BRIEF) Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with Chinese helicopter lessor and operator GDAT during French President Macron’s visit to China for 50 H160 helicopters. This contract represents the largest single order for the H160 on the civil and … Read the full press release

Azerbaijan Airlines expands fleet with fuel-efficient A320neo Family aircraft from Airbus

(IN BRIEF) Azerbaijan Airlines has ordered 12 A320neo Family aircraft, including A320neo and A321neo, as part of its fleet renewal strategy to operate the most modern and fuel-efficient aircraft, increase operational efficiency and competitiveness, and offer passengers excellent comfort throughout … Read the full press release

Airbus signs agreements with Chinese partners to expand A320 Family assembly and purchase 160 commercial aircraft

(IN BRIEF) Airbus signed several cooperation agreements with Chinese aviation industry partners during a French state visit to China. The agreements include expanding A320 Family final assembly capacity at Airbus’ Tianjin site and signing General Terms of Agreement (GTA) with … Read the full press release

Airbus Partners with BASF to Enhance In-Flight Experience with VOZC Technology

(IN BRIEF) Airbus has chosen BASF to supply a new Volatile Organic Compound/Ozone Converter (VOZC) technology for its A320 Family aircraft starting in 2024. The decision came after a multi-year technical competition, taking into consideration BASF’s world-class global manufacturing, supply … Read the full press release

Atos riceve un’offerta da Airbus per acquisire una partecipazione di minoranza in Evidian e entrare in una partnership strategica

(NOTIZIA IN BREVE) Atos, leader globale nella trasformazione digitale, ha ricevuto un’offerta da Airbus per acquisire una quota di minoranza del 29,9% in Evidian e per stipulare un accordo strategico e tecnologico a lungo termine. Evidian è un partner leader … Read the full press release

Atos Receives Offer from Airbus to Acquire Minority Stake in Evidian and Enter Strategic Partnership

(IN BRIEF) Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, has received an offer from Airbus to acquire a 29.9% minority stake in Evidian and to enter into a long-term strategic and technological agreement. Evidian is a leading digital transformation partner … Read the full press release

Airbus stärkt Europas strategische Autonomie mit zwei EEF-finanzierten Projekten

(IN KÜRZE) Airbus wurde ausgewählt, zwei Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekte im Verteidigungsbereich im Rahmen des Europäischen Verteidigungsfonds (EDF) zu leiten. Die EDF fördert die Zusammenarbeit zwischen europäischen Unternehmen und Forschungsinstituten, um die strategische Autonomie Europas zu stärken. Airbus Defence and Space … Read the full press release

Airbus to Boost Europe’s Strategic Autonomy with Two EDF-Funded Projects

(IN BRIEF) Airbus has been selected to lead two defense R&D projects as part of the European Defence Fund (EDF). The EDF promotes collaboration among European companies and research institutes to strengthen Europe’s strategic autonomy. Airbus Defense and Space will … Read the full press release