Airbus A220 (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Civil Aviation

Airbus delivers record year despite hold ups

European airframer Airbus has delivered more aircraft in 2018 than ever before despite problems with engines causing delays to deliveries on its A320neo family. The Toulouse based company delivered 800 aircraft to 93 different customers in 2018, an 11% increase on the previous year. Despite delays in deliveries of engines [read more]

Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Welsh wings help A350 fly ultra-long range

Welsh wings made by Airbus in Broughton are helping the newly delivered Airbus A350-900ULR fly routes up to 9,700nm. The Ultra Long Range (ULR) variant of the ground breaking A350XWB range of aircraft has just entered service with Singapore Airlines, who have ordered 7 of the type. Aside from the [read more]

A330-900-TAP (Image: G.Housse/Airbus)
Civil Aviation

A330neo does flypast at Airbus wing factory

Airbus flew the first A330neo up to North Wales today for a flypast at the Airbus UK wing factory. The A330neo F-WWKM flew past the Broughton site, which is located at Hawarden Airport, just after 12:30 this afternoon. The aircraft is in the colours of launch customer TAP Air Portugal. [read more]

Solid Airbus performance boosts Welsh Economy
Civil Aviation

Solid Airbus performance boosts Welsh Economy

Airbus saw another increase in commercial aircraft deliveries last year for the 15th year in a row giving a boost to welsh jobs and the economy. The company reached a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers over the year, more than four percent higher than the previous [read more]

Airbus A380 at Farnborough Air Show (Image: Aviation Media Co.)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

No Emirates deal will kill the A380

It’s no secret that the Airbus A380 has been on life support for some time with Airbus cutting production but Airbus has now admitted that if it doesn’t get a new order from Emirates it will have to kill the A380 project. Emirates was widely expected to place an order for 50 [read more]

Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Wales gets new boost from Qatar

Qatar has converted a tentative order for A320neo’s into a firm order for 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft for state airline Qatar Airways. The Airline, which starts flights from Cardiff Airport to Doha on 1st May 2018, chose to upgrade to the largest of the A32X family to give it maximum [read more]

What the Dubai Air Show means for Wales
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

What the Dubai Air Show means for Wales

The 2017 Dubai Air Show has just ended and over the 5 days it delivered surprises and shocks, and a record breaking order haul. For Wales, that record breaking order was great news as it is just one of many orders for aircraft whose wings are made in Broughton, North [read more]