Tag Archives: Airbus

All Nippon Airways’ first Airbus A380 completes its maiden flight

TOULOUSE, 18-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took to the skies today, completing a maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is … Read the full press release

Airbus to use AirSeas’ SeaWing automated kite on its own RORO ships that transport large aircraft parts among its production sites

The company’s own transport vessels will be equipped with automated towing kites from an Airbus start-up TOULOUSE, 10-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus’ slogan, “We make it fly,” has taken an entirely new meaning with the application of its aeronautical expertise … Read the full press release

Airbus delivered Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) first A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT)

SINGAPORE, 10-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has delivered the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) first A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT). The aircraft made its first official public appearance on Saturday 1 September 2018 at the RSAF’s 50th anniversary … Read the full press release

Airbus to send new ACLS Life Support Rack to the International Space Station (ISS)

Airbus-built ACLS Life Support Rack is ready for launch from Tanegashima Alexander Gerst to install ESA´s new technology demonstrator on the ISS FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 10-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus is sending a new Life Support Rack to the International Space Station … Read the full press release

Airbus to design, implement and deliver a new framework of services for the management of public key certificates of NATO

BRUSSELS, 04-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency has awarded Airbus the Enterprise NATO Public Key Infrastructure (E-NPKI) contract to design, implement and deliver a new framework of services for the management of public key certificates. … Read the full press release

Airbus-developed Skywise open data platform now with more than 6,000 users around the world

Airbus’ Skywise open data platform has developed into an industry leader TOULOUSE, 04-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In less than three years’ time, Skywise has evolved from a promising concept to the aviation sector’s most robust data asset, with more than … Read the full press release

Airbus-built Aeolus wind sensing satellite successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana

Airbus-built Aeolus satellite to map Earth’s wind in real-time Kourou, French Guiana, 24-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Aeolus, the European Space Agency’s wind sensing satellite, built by Airbus, has been successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite will now undergo a … Read the full press release

The flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain Gulf Air took delivery of its first A320neo

TOULOUSE, 22-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gulf Air, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, took delivery of its first A320neo today. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, made its maiden journey from Toulouse to Bahrain, landing at the … Read the full press release

GKN Aerospace develops breakthrough technology in the rain protection domain

Permanent treatment lasts the life of a window Technology in evaluation with Airbus on flight-test aircraft REDDITCH, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — GKN Aerospace has developed a new hydrophobic coating for cockpit windows in its transparencies centre of excellence in Garden … Read the full press release

RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft launched into orbit from ISS to carry out Airbus designed-and-built active debris removal experiments

Airbus net, vision based navigation, and harpoon experiments will deploy in orbit TOULOUSE/ STEVENAGE/ BREMEN, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The space debris removal technology mission RemoveDEBRIS, led by the Surrey Space Centre (SSC) at the University of Surrey, has been … Read the full press release

Airbus builds new and modern, energy-efficient building for Navigation Ground Systems in Toulouse

TOULOUSE, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — More than 100 people are currently working within the EGNOS V3 phase B team following a sharp increase from mid 2017 linked to the award of the contract in January 2018. EGNOS consists of an extensive … Read the full press release

Airbus to help train customers on its spacecraft and systems at its new Space Academy in Toulouse

TOULOUSE, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has opened the company’s Space Academy in Toulouse, France to help train customers in the operation of satellites and space systems that are acquired from the company. When a spacecraft or system is purchased … Read the full press release

Airbus to provide Heron TP unmanned aerial systems and operational services to German Armed Forces

Covers provision of drone systems as well as all operational services Contractual model is based on the successful Heron 1 contract Includes five reconnaissance drone systems capable of carrying weapons BERLIN, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus and the Federal Office of … Read the full press release

Airbus opens fourth Hamburg A320 Family production line

New standard in digitalisation and automation, driving efficiency Key enabler in Airbus’ single-aisle ramp-up HAMBURG, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has inaugurated the fourth Hamburg, Germany A320 Family production line. Making use of digital technologies and a more flexible industrial setup, … Read the full press release

Airbus and the government of Côte d’Ivoire partner to develop Côte d’Ivoire’s aerospace industry

TOULOUSE, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus and the government of Côte d’Ivoire signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework of collaboration to support the development of the country’s aerospace industry, which has been identified as strategic for … Read the full press release

Airbus: Qantas launch operator of the A380 Cabin-Flex on its current A380 fleet from mid-2019

Up to 11 more premium economy seats or seven business class seats To be available in service from 2019 TOULOUSE, 10-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the efficiency-boosting A380 cabin enablers, Airbus has developed a new option: “A380 Cabin-Flex”. … Read the full press release

Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace to develop lower-deck modules with passenger sleeping berths

Sleeping berths would fit inside the aircraft’s existing cargo compartments Improving the passengers’ experience while enabling airlines to differentiate To be included in catalogue of certified solutions by 2020, initially on A330 TOULOUSE, 10-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus and Zodiac … Read the full press release

Airbus now has the first 3D-printed parts seamlessly integrated into the cabins of its jetliners

First 3D-printed part visible to passengers will be flying soon with Finnair TOULOUSE, 10-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — When an airline updates its aircraft cabin layout, gaps are often created between the existing and new components. Such gaps need to be … Read the full press release

Airbus showcasing products, services and innovations in the commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter markets at FIDAE air show

Latest products, services to be showcased at Latin America’s leading airshow TOULOUSE, 03-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus will have a major presence at the 20th FIDAE air show, showcasing the latest products, services and innovations in the commercial aircraft, defence, … Read the full press release

SB Havacılık A.Ş. appointed new distributor and Service Center in Turkey for Airbus Helicopters

ISTANBUL, 09-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Helicopters has appointed SB Havacılık A.Ş. (SBAIR) as its new distributor and Service Center in Turkey. The Istanbul based company will represent the European manufacturer in Turkey and promote its civil product line. SBAIR … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space to deliver Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport from Europe’s organisation for the management of cooperative armament programmes OCCAR

MADRID, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order for an Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport from Europe’s organisation for the management of cooperative armament programmes – OCCAR – on behalf of NATO Support … Read the full press release

EU Clean Sky: Airbus’ Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe (BLADE) project received the 2018 Aviation Week Laureates Award for Commercial, Technology

The most extensive wing laminar flow demonstrator programme ever undertaken for commercial aviation. Improving aviation’s ecological footprint, with a 50% reduction of wing friction and up to five percent lower CO2 emissions. TOULOUSE, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At a ceremony in … Read the full press release

TAP Air Portugal is the launch operator of Airbus’ newest A330 variant

Back-to-back painting of the initial two A330neo jetliners is completed for the Portuguese flag carrier TOULOUSE, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The initial two A330neo jetliners destined for an airline operator have rolled out of the paint shop bearing the red … Read the full press release

Airbus announces firm order for two A330neo aircraft from Air Sénégal

Order to boost the development of Senegal’s new national carrier TOULOUSE, 05-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Air Sénégal, the national carrier of Senegal, has signed a firm order for two A330neo aircraft, the new re-engined version of the best-selling A330 wide-body … Read the full press release

Safran Nacelles to maintain Airbus A330 thrust reversers for Egyptair

Dubai, United Emirates, 23-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran Nacelles has signed a contract with Egyptair for maintenance services on thrust reversers that equip its Airbus A330 jetliner fleet, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines. The agreement involves scheduled soft time … Read the full press release

Safran: Aerostructures Middle East Services (AMES) now supporting five airlines with its radome repair solutions

Dubai, UAE, Paris, Amsterdam, 23-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Aerostructures Middle East Services (AMES) is now supporting five airlines with its radome repair solutions, providing services at competitive rates with quick turnaround times for operators throughout the Middle East and Indian Peninsula. … Read the full press release

Airbus China appointments: Eric Chen becomes Chairman and George Xu CEO

TOULOUSE, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eric Chen, previously President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft China, succeeds Laurence Barron as Chairman of Airbus China. Simultaneously, George Xu has been appointed CEO of Airbus China. In his role as country head of Airbus … Read the full press release

Airbus signs MoU with the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC): technical innovation, engineering capabilities and supply chain expansion

Further enhancing the industrial cooperation in Tianjin Production ramp-up to six aircraft per month in Tianjin’s A320 Final Assembly Line TOULOUSE, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In the presence of visiting French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Airbus … Read the full press release

Airbus unveils the latest addition to the A320 Family: A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex)

New evolution with longer range and higher capacity TOULOUSE, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has completed assembly of the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) at its facilities in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, will undergo ground … Read the full press release

Airbus: A320neo Fleet rises to 270 aircraft

TOULOUSE, 29-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading aircraft lessor AerCap holdings N.V. (“AerCap”) (NYSE: AER) has upped its A320neo portfolio after signing a firm agreement to buy 50 additional aircraft. This transaction brings AerCap’s firm orders for the A320neo Family aircraft … Read the full press release