A321XLR First flight test crew
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus A321XLR successfully carries out first flight

The latest incarnation of the Airbus A321, the XLR has carried out its first flight from Airbus’ final assembly line at Hamburg-Finkenwerder airport. Getting airborne just after 11am (CEST) MSN11000 flew for 4 hours and 25 minutes testing the basic handling of the aircraft and flight envelope protection systems at [read more]

Airbus increases hydrogen innovation with UK centre
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus increases hydrogen innovation with UK centre

Airbus is launching the Zero Emissions Development Centre (ZEDC) to strengthen its presence in the UK and boost hydrogen fuel system innovation. One of ZEDC’s first priorities will be to develop the “cost-competitive cryogenic fuel systems” which will be needed for the Airbus ZEROe project which aims to put a [read more]

Airbus A330neo (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus: April figures show 48 deliveries

European airframer Airbus has published its orders and deliveries for April 2022 which show it delivered 48 airliners to 34 customers. The deliveries included 38 A320neo family aircraft, 7 Airbus A220s, 2 Airbus 330 (1x ceo 1x neo) and 5 Airbus A350 aircraft. Wizz Air UK and Virgin Atlantic (Air [read more]

Airbus A220 (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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Strong start to 2022 for Airbus

European airframer Airbus has posted a strong start to 2022 with revenues hitting €12bn (EBIT Adjusted €1.3 bn) and 142 airliners delivered. Airbus also posted strong order figures with a gross figure of 253 although this only actually is 83 net orders after taking into account cancellations. As a result [read more]

Air France Cargo A350F
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Air France-KLM finalises A350F order

European Airframer Airbus has announced that Air France-KLM has finalised an order for 4 Airbus A350F Freighter aircraft. The dedicated freighter variant of the Airbus A350 airliner has proven popular with airlines as an alternative to the US-made widebody freighters. Offering the greener option to move air freight, the A350F [read more]

Airbus A321neo (Image: Airbus)
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Airbus wins 80 aircraft order from BOC Aviation

Airbus has won an order for 80 Airbus A320neo family aircraft from Singapore based BOC Aviation. The order is made up of 10 Airbus A321XLR, 50 A321neo and 20 A320neo making it the single biggest order placed by the leasing specialist. Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOC [read more]

Airbus A330neo (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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Airbus delivers 63 airliners in March 2022

Airbus has posted its latest order and delivery figures showing that it delivered 63 airliners in March to 38 customers. The bulk of the deliveries was A320neo family aircraft with airlines including Wizz Air, Iberia, and Lufthansa receiving the type. In total, 27 Airbus A321neo and 22 Airbus A320neo were [read more]