Airbus BelugaXL (Image: TransportMediaUK)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

BelugaXL No4 takes flight from Toulouse

The fourth aircraft for Airbus’ Transport fleet took flight from Toulouse yesterday (20th July) for its maiden flight and preparation for entry into service. BelugaXL No4 is the latest oversized transport aircraft to join Airbus Transport International (ATI) to move components such and wings and fuselage sections from Airbus sites [read more]

Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus launches cloud-based pilot training service

Airbus has launched a new cloud-based pilot training service for recurrent and initial type rating training for its A320 family of aircraft. The Mobile Airbus Training Experience (MATe) gives subscribers access to a wealth of training materials including a 3D interactive virtual cockpit. The system has been built on the [read more]

A321neo United Airlines (Fixion/Airbus)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus deliveries continued to rise in June

Figures released by European airframer, Airbus, has shown that it continued its rise in aircraft deliveries in June 2021. The month saw 77 aircraft delivered to 44 customers, up from 50 in the previous month. Deliveries included 62 single-aisle airliners from the A320 family, 3 A330, 11 A350 and 1 [read more]

A321neo United Airlines (Fixion/Airbus)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus wins 70 aircraft order from United Airlines

European airframer Airbus has won an order for 70 single-aisle Airbus A321neo aircraft from American carrier United Airlines (UA/UAL). The order brings the total to 130 of the type for United with 50 Airbus A321XLRs already on order. Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International said: “Such [read more]

Emirates Airbus A380 at London Gatwick (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Civil Aviation

Airbus delivers 50 aircraft in May

European airframer Airbus has released its latest figures which show it delivered 50 aircraft to 32 different customers in May 2021. The deliveries included 41 of its single aisle A320 family aircraft, of which 38 were New Engine Option (NEO) types. Other aircraft included 1 A330neo, 4 A350, 4 A220 [read more]

An Airbus A350-1000XWB touches down at Farnborough (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus outlines post-covid production expectations

European airframer Airbus has outlined its manufacturing plans as the aviation industry recovers from the coronavirus pandemic which saw it grind to a halt globally. Airbus says that it still expects the industry to recover to pre-covid levels somewhere between 2023 and 2025 and believes, for aerospace companies, this will [read more]

Bernard Ziegler 1933 - 2021
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Fly by wire pioneer Bernard Ziegler dies at 88

One of the Airbus’ engineering pioneers who was instrumental in the introduction of the world’s first digital Fly-By-Wire (FBW) and side stick controls in a commercial passenger aircraft has died aged 88. Bernard Ziegler was born in 1933 in Boulogne sur Seine and graduated from the French “Ecole Polytechnique” in [read more]