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Tag: Airbus A350

IAG firms up for 8 Airbus A350-900.

International Airlines Group (IAG) has converted eight A350-900 options into firm orders for Iberia. The airline becomes a new customer for the fast-selling A350XWB Family. The aircraft will be equipped with efficient Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines and will deliver huge operational benefits through Airbus’ unique family values. IAG secured commercial terms for the A350… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce welcomes Kuwait Airways selection of A350 aircraft.

Rolls-Royce today welcomed a decision by Kuwait Airways to order ten Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. The new A350s will be the first Trent-powered aircraft to go into service with the airline. Bruce Blythe, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President Customers – Civil Large Engines, said: “This decision marks a new era in our relationship with Kuwait… Read More ›

Airbus announces lower weight A330 for regional & domestic operations.

Optimised for shorter haul missions, offering higher capacity, long-range comfort and unbeatable economics. Airbus has announced a new lower weight variant of its versatile A330-300 wide-body aircraft that is optimised for use on domestic and regional routes in high growth markets with large populations and concentrated traffic flows. China will be one of the most… Read More ›

A350 XWB’s Trent XWB engine achieves EASA type certification.

The Airbus A350 XWB programme has achieved yet another important milestone with the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) award of the Engine Type Certification of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB turbofan. EASA presented the certificate to Rolls-Royce at EASA’s headquarters in Cologne, Germany. This certification covers Trent XWB engines which will power the A350-800 and A350-900… Read More ›

CIT adds ten A350 XWB aircraft to its portfolio.

Repeat order from top lessor confirms strong market demand for A350 XWB CIT Group Inc. (NYSE CIT), a global leader in transportation finance has placed a firm order for 10 A350-900s. This is the second time CIT has ordered A350 XWBs and brings the lessor’s total backlog for the type to 15. “This order for… Read More ›

Front section for first flyable A350 XWB arrives at Toulouse FAL.

    Airbus has delivered the front fuselage for the first flyable A350 XWB (MSN1) to the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse (France). The impressive 21 metre long section is already equipped with its systems and was flown in from Airbus’ site in Saint-Nazaire (France) by the Airbus Beluga transport aircraft.   The A350… Read More ›

Unique Airbus international recruitment event in Toulouse- France.

Airbus, the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer, is launching a new recruitment initiative in Toulouse, France, on Saturday 30th June 2012 to look for top caliber Engineers, Technicians and Managers to support all Airbus aircraft programs. Positions are available in France, Germany, Spain and the UK for talented professionals with experience in the following areas: structure… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB completes first test flight.

The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine has taken to the skies for the first time, powering an Airbus A380 test aircraft in Toulouse, France. The aircraft flew with one of its four Trent 900 engines replaced by a Trent XWB. The Trent XWB is the most efficient civil aircraft engine on offer in the world and… Read More ›

Airbus predicts Nordic carriers require over 420 aircraft worth US$38.6bn.

Growth and replacement needs for more eco-efficient aircraft. According to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), Nordic airlines are predicted to require 424 new passenger aircraft between 2011 and 2030 with a value of US$ 38.6 billion. These new aircraft deliveries will be dominated by single-aisles (365), such as Airbus’ modern A320 Family. Airbus… Read More ›

British Prime Minister opens new Airbus wing factory for A350 XWB

Aircraft programme will support over 6,000 jobs across the UK The British Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron, officially opened Airbus’ new £400 million wing factory in Wales this afternoon, a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility which will assemble the wings for Airbus’ advanced new A350 XWB long-range aircraft family. The Prime Minister joined hundreds of… Read More ›

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