Iraqi Airways A220-300 YI-ARE (Image: Airbus)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Iraqi Airways gets first A220 (via Manchester)

Iraqi Airways has officially taken delivery of its first Airbus A220 aircraft, the first of five it has on order. The aircraft, A220-300 YI-ARE, was delivered to Baghdad, Iraq on Friday 7th January from the Airbus assembly line in Mirabel Canada, stopping off at Manchester Airport in the early hours [read more]

Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus beats Boeing to Air France-KLM order

In a major blow to Boeing, Air France-KLM has placed an order for 100 narrowbody aircraft with rival Airbus. The order for Airbus A320neo and A321neo is part of the fleet replacement plan for medium-haul aircraft at KLM and Transavia, both traditionally Boeing airlines. Air France also has the rights [read more]

Qatar Airways A350-900 arrives into Cardiff Airport
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus seeks legal assessment in A350 paint row

Airbus has confirmed it is seeking independent legal assessment of the Airbus A350 paint issue which Airbus says is being subject to ‘mischaracterization’ by ‘one of its customers’. Although not naming the customer directly, Qatar Airways is the customer that has been driving this issue which has resulted in a [read more]

Airbus A321XLR Complete
Civil Aviation

First Airbus A321XLR test aircraft takes shape

The first Airbus A321XLR (MSN11000) has been structurally completed at Airbus’ Final Assembly Line (FAL) at Hamburg, Germany. Major Component Assemblies for the aircraft were shipped from several sites including fuselage sections from Saint Nazaire in France and wings from Broughton, Wales. The aircraft will now be fitted out with [read more]

Airbus A321neo (Image: Airbus)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Dubai Airshow: More orders roll in for Airbus

Following on from the first day massive order for 255 aircraft, Airbus has maintained momentum with more orders on days two and three. Monday saw a Letter of Intent (LoI) signed by Air Lease Corportation (ALC) for 111 aircraft from across Airbus’ current product catalogue. The list is made up [read more]