A350-1000_F-WWXL (Image: Aviation Wales)
Civil Aviation

Airbus carries out unique family flight

Airbus has carried out a unique family flight including aircraft from nearly all branches of the company. The formation flight involved fixed-wing and rotary aircraft from their Commercial, Military and Helicopter businesses. It featured the Airbus A350-1000 XWB and Airbus A400M. Both of which have their wings made at Airbus [read more]

Qatar Airways A380 (Image: Aviation Wales)
Cardiff Airport News

Qatar Airways to launch flights from Cardiff Airport

Qatar Airways (QR/QTR) have today announced that they are to launch flights from Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) in 2018 to the Qatari capital Doha (DOH/OTHH). Attracting long haul carriers has long been a target for Wales’ National Airport with Thomson and Thomas cook already offering Montego Bay, Orlando and Barbados as [read more]

British Airways A380 at London Heathrow (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Civil Aviation

Airbus sees 63% drop in profits for 2016

European Airframer Airbus has seen a 63% drop in profits for 2016 despite a 4th Quarter rally on deliveries. Airbus, who make wings for its aircraft at Hawarden, North Wales saw its group income sink to below $1bn against a profit of $2.8bn the previous year. The drop is largely [read more]

Airbus A350XWB (Credit: Airbus)

Airbus gets £26bn boost at Farnborough

Airbus has netted orders worth £26bn at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) from airlines across the globe. The European airframer came to Farnborough with a heavy focus on its New Engine Option (NEO) aircraft including the Airbus A330NEO and A320NEO Family. Single aisle airliners accounted for the majority of [read more]

Airbus A350XWB (Credit: Airbus)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus update shows challenging year

Airbus has said that it faces a “challenging year” when it released its 1st Quarter update. The airframer which employs over 6000 people in Wales had anticipated the challenging start to 2016 however it does expect the commercial outlook to improve as the year progresses. The new orders for the [read more]

A350-1000 Wing Production
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus improves wing assembly at Broughton

Airbus has improved the wing assembly procedure for the Airbus A350XWB at its Broughton plant in North Wales. When Airbus designed the wing for the A350 it was designed to be built horizontally as opposed to the traditional vertical build. The advantage being the wing never has to be rotated [read more]