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ACJ and Sabena technics to co-operate in Self-Protection

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) and Sabena technics are to co-operate in proposing self-protection systems (SPSs) for Airbus corporate jets. Each SPS would combine an existing, state of the art, directional infra-red countermeasure (DIRCM) system with installation on an Airbus corporate jet. SPSs will initially be offered for the ACJ320 Family. An SP offers protection against… Read More ›

Etihad Airways Engineering hosts the Indian Ambassador to the UAE

Etihad Airways Engineering, the largest commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East, welcomes His Excellency Navdeep Suri, Ambassador of India to the UAE and Mr Rajamurugan, Counsellor, Embassy of India in the UAE, to its Abu Dhabi base. The Ambassador was received by Mr Abdul Khaliq Saeed, Chief Executive… Read More ›

Airbus-sponsored Ang’elles earn their “wings”

The all-women parachuting team has proven its capabilities in international competitions. A world-class parachuting squad requires many of the same qualities that have driven Airbus’ success around the globe: precision, focus and a great team spirit. This is according to Pascale Dumarcet, who is perfectly-positioned to compare the two activities: she’s a design office engineer… Read More ›

CAAS, EASA and AIRBUS collaborate to advance safety of unmanned aircraft systems in urban environments

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate in the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments. The tripartite Project Document, which lays out the areas of collaboration, was signed by representatives from CAAS, EASA and… Read More ›

Airbus’ iflyA380 app for smarter travel now available for Android users

Airbus has released an Android version* of the iflyA380 app, already available for iOS users, bringing the experience of flying on the iconic A380 to even more passengers. In recent years, new technological advances have transformed the expectations of always-connected travellers who demand super convenience, personalization and speed of use in every aspect of their… Read More ›

AEGEAN Airlines firms up order for 30 A320neo Family aircraft

Purchase agreement follows MoU signed in March 2018 Greece’s biggest airline, AEGEAN Airlines, has firmed up an order for the purchase of 30 A320neo Family aircraft at a ceremony in Athens. The purchase agreement, comprising 10 A321neos and 20 A320neos, was signed by AEGEAN Chairman Eftichios Vassilakis and Airbus Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders. It… Read More ›

Focus on: how an aircraft is built

International collaboration for global jetliners From design through production and onward to final tests and certifications, each Airbus jetliner is the result of wide-ranging expertise, complex logistics, and multinational cooperation across thousands of employees, suppliers and partners. Design offices and engineering centres Airbus’ principle of global cooperation is built upon a global network of regional… Read More ›

Gulfstream G500 and G600  highlight their high-speed performance with Tandem city-pair records

Aircraft Continue To Demonstrate Maturity, Reliability In Real-World Operations Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft continue to demonstrate their unmatched performance excellence, maturity and reliability with tandem city-pair records from Asia to North America. The sister aircraft flew together, each accomplishing the records in their respective weight classes. On April… Read More ›

SWISS adds two further Boeing 777-300ERs to its long-haul fleet

SWISS orders two further Boeing 777-300ERs to take its long-haul fleet to a total of 31 aircraft. The aircraft are expected to go into operation in early 2020 and will be used to extend the route network. Through this investment of over half a billion US dollars, SWISS will create over 300 additional jobs –… Read More ›

WOW air’s first A330neo rolls out of paintshop

Iceland-based airline continues fleet modernisation WOW air‘s first A330neo aircraft has rolled out of the paintshop in Toulouse. The low-fare airline based in Iceland will take delivery of the aircraft on lease from Avolon later in 2018, becoming the third operator of the type worldwide. WOW air is an all-Airbus operator with a fleet of… Read More ›

ANA Unveils the Features of Airbus A380

The first Airbus A380 in Japan, flying to Honolulu, features a strategically designed cabin All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and only 5-Star airline, today announced the features of Japan’s first Airbus A380, launching in spring 2019. This aircraft will be introduced on ANA’s Tokyo – Honolulu service, and each cabin is specially designed to… Read More ›

Philippine Airlines selects Airbus Flight Hour Services maintenance solution for its A350-900 fleet

Airbus’ FHS reaffirms its leading position on the A350 XWB both globally and in the Asia-Pacific region. FHS contract to support PAL’s long-haul services to North America and Europe. Philippine Airlines (PAL) has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) to support the maintenance requirements of the Philippine flag carrier’s A350-900 aircraft with the signing of… Read More ›

Boeing Delivers First 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter

Launch customer GE Capital Aviation Services takes delivery of first-in-service 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) • Next-Generation 737 converted freighter is here Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced the delivery of the first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). The first customer is GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and the freighter will be operated by West Atlantic… Read More ›

Norwegian to increase USA flights from Ireland and Scotland this winter

Airline adds 90,000 seats to USA this winter from Edinburgh, Dublin and Shannon airports Transatlantic growth continues with increased frequency this winter despite seasonal reductions on some routes More flights added to routes with strong passenger demand in the winter season Norwegian is increasing flights from Edinburgh, Dublin and Shannon airports to the USA during… Read More ›

50th anniversary of the trademark Fenestron

Celebrating one of Airbus Helicopters’ most recognizable innovations Continues to set new standards with the H160 On the 12th of April 1968, the first Fenestron, invented by Paul Fabre and René Mouille, took to the skies on the second prototype of the Gazelle. It has since become emblematic of Sud Aviation, Aerospatiale, Eurocopter and now… Read More ›

Rockwell Collins’ new Air Rest™ business class seats launch with Oman Air

New luxury electric business class seating for narrowbody aircraft Allows passengers total control of their environment HAMBURG, Germany (April 10, 2018) – Oman Air’s Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is the first to feature Rockwell Collins’ new Air Rest™ luxury business class seating solution for narrowbody aircraft. Initial deliveries for a total of 30 aircraft recently… Read More ›

Boeing, Qatar Airways Sign Letter of Intent for Five 777 Freighters

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Qatar Airways today signed a letter of intent to purchase five 777 Freighters, valued at $1.7 billion at list prices. When a purchase is finalized, it will be posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website. The letter of intent was signed during a ceremony attended by Qatari Minister of Finance and… Read More ›

HELICAL becomes first operator in the South Pacific to choose HCare Smart

Operating an H125 in New Caledonia, HELICAL recently opted for Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Smart support package, becoming the first South Pacific operator to use the service. HELICAL, a member of the HCM Group of New Caledonia, recently became the first South Pacific company to choose Airbus’ HCare Smart contract. Under the service, scheduled and unscheduled… Read More ›

Airbus Corporate Jets is highlighted at ABACE show

Your world above the world on display Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is highlighting the better travel experience that its aircraft provide, together with their many other benefits, at the ABACE[1] show. Airbus’ ACJ320 Family – represented at the show by an Al Jaber Aviation ACJ318 that is offered for VVIP charter – features the widest… Read More ›

SAS traffic figures – March 2018

• Scheduled traffic (RPK) increased 4.5% while the capacity (ASK) decreased 0.3%. • The load factor increased by 3.4 p.u. versus last year to 73.1%. • Scheduled number of passengers amounted to 2.4 million in March. • The preliminary currency adjusted yield decreased 3% while the PASK increased 2% in March 2018 vs. last year…. Read More ›

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