A330-900-TAP (Image: G.Housse/Airbus)
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A330 in focus as Airbus delivers 1500th

Airbus delivered the 1500th Airbus A330 airliner on the 21st September to US Airline Delta (DL/DAL) marking the latest milestone in this pioneering and hugely popular product line. In this article, we look back at the beginnings of the A330 and its 2014 reboot. A300 Replacement The Airbus A330 was [read more]

Aeroflot Airbus A350-900 (Image: Airbus/P Masclet)

Aeroflot plans A350 usage Moscow to London route

According to schedule updates by Russian airline Aeroflot (SU/AFL) they plan to operate an Airbus A350 between Moscow and London on five of the weekly flights for the Winter 20/21 season. The filings show that the A350-900XWB will operate 5 of the 14 weekly flights between Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO/UUEE) and [read more]

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Boeing Exec says Hydrogen airliner unlikely any time soon

A top Boeing executive and product developer has poured water onto claims by Airbus that it will have a Hydrogen-powered airline in service by 2035. Commercial vice-president and general manager of product development at Boeing, Michael Sinnett, spoke the day after Airbus made the announcement and said that while Hydrogen [read more]

An Airbus A350-1000XWB touches down at Farnborough (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
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Airbus at risk of collapse says CEO

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury has warned that Airbus is potentially at risk of collapse due to the ongoing global crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Speak to French Radio station RTL said that the company must take the right measures to protect the business and if it didn’t then the [read more]

Emirates Airbus A380 at London Gatwick (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
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Final A380 completed at Toulouse

The transfer of Airbus A380 MSN 272 from Station 40 to Station 35 yesterday marked the completion of the last ever Airbus A380 to be built. Airbus announced in 2019 that it was ending production of the Superjumbo after sales of the type slumped and airlines cancelling orders in favour [read more]

AirbusZEROe Turbofan Concept
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Airbus: hydrogen-powered aircraft in service by 2035

European airframer Airbus has announced plans for the first zero-emissions commercial aircraft which it says could be in service by 2035. Airbus is developing three ZEROe concept aircraft which will be powered by Hydrogen in what CEO Guillaume Faury called an “a historic moment for the commercial aviation sector”. It [read more]

Aerial view of Stage 3 Flowline of single aisle in Broughton. (Image: Airbus)
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Airbus boss warns of compulsory job losses

Airbus Chief Executive, Guillaume Faury, has warned staff that “it’s unlikely that voluntary departures will be enough” as it seeks to cut its workforce to survive the current crisis in the aviation industry. Airbus is seeking to cut around 15,000 jobs around the world with 1,670 of those to go [read more]

An Airbus A350-1000XWB touches down at Farnborough (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
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Airbus increased deliveries in June

European airframer Airbus showed a small increase in deliveries for June 2020 compared to the previous month according to its half-year (H1) commercial aircraft orders & deliveries report. June saw 36 new aircraft being delivered compared to 24 in May and overall in the first half of 2020, Airbus delivered [read more]