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Airbus

Airbus SAS is a division of the multinational Airbus Group SE that manufactures civil aircraft. It is based in Blagnac, France, a suburb of Toulouse, with production and manufacturing facilities mainly in France, Germany, Spain, China, United Kingdom and the United States. The company employs 72,816.

Airbus began as a consortium of aerospace manufacturers, Airbus Industrie. Consolidation of European defence and aerospace companies in 1999 and 2000 allowed the establishment of a simplified joint-stock company in 2001, owned by the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) (80%) and BAE Systems (20%). After a protracted sales process BAE sold its shareholding to EADS on 13 October 2006.

Airbus has sixteen key sites in four countries: France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. Final assembly production is based at Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; Seville, Spain, Tianjin, China, and Mobile, United States. Airbus has subsidiaries in the United States, Japan and India.

The company produces and markets the first commercially viable digital fly-by-wire airliner, the Airbus A320, and the world’s largest passenger airliner, the A380. The 10,000th aircraft, an A350, was delivered to Singapore Airlines on 14 October 2016 ; the global Airbus fleet having performed more than 110 million flights over 215 billion kilometres, carrying 12 billion passengers.

ANA to receive third FLYING HONU A380 from Airbus, expanding its fleet for the Narita-Honolulu route

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) will be launching the third of its specially designed “FLYING HONU” Airbus A380s, allowing for ANA to offer both daily...

Airbus demonstrates first fully automatic vision-based take-off

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Airbus has successfully performed the first fully automatic vision-based take-off using an Airbus Family test aircraft at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. The test crew comprising of...

Air Canada celebrates the arrival of its first Airbus A220, continuing its fleet modernization program

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Air Canada unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300, before employees and special guests at the airline's Montreal headquarters. Built in...

Lufthansa is basing Airbus A320neo aircraft in Munich to reduce noise and CO2 emissions on European routes

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Nine Airbus A320neo will be based in Munich in 2020  50 percent lower noise and 20 percent less CO2  emissions The Airbus A320neo, the latest generation...

Airbus BelugaXL enters service, adding XL capacity to the fleet

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The BelugaXL has entered into service, providing Airbus with 30% extra transport capacity in order to support the on-going production ramp-up of commercial aircraft...

Airbus delivers 863 aircraft (+8%) to 99 customers in 2019

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Airbus delivers strong 2019 commercial aircraft performance 863 aircraft deliveries, 8 percent higher than in 2018 1,131 new aircraft orders, 768 net orders, backlog...

Airbus now also offering Gentex dimmable aircraft windows

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Yesterday at CES 2020, Gentex Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of electronically dimmable windows (EDWs) for the aerospace industry, announced that Airbus is now...

Spirit Airlines finalizes order for 100 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft

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U.S.-based Spirit Airlines has finalized a purchase agreement with Airbus for 100 A320neo Family aircraft. In October, the two parties had signed and announced...

AerCap signs lease agreement with AirSial for 3 Airbus A320 aircraft

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On 30 December, AerCap Holdings N.V. announced it has signed an agreement with AirSial Limited, a privately-owned Pakistani startup airline, for the lease of...

A Eurocopter AS350 B2 “Ecureuil” crashes in Hawaii – Remains found of 6 of the 7 people on board

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The search for the last person missing after a helicopter crash in Hawaii killed six people is expected to resume this Saturday, depending on...

airBaltic receives its 22nd Airbus A220-300, the last one in 2019

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Latvian airline airBaltic on December 23, 2019 in Riga welcomed its 22nd Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAV. The 22nd Airbus A220-300 completes the...

Air Canada takes delivery of its first Airbus A220

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Air Canada has taken delivery of its first A220-300, designed, built and delivered from the Mirabel A220 programme facilities in Canada. The first aircraft...

First Airbus A350-1000 joins Air Caraibes’ fleet

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Air Caraibes (a member airline of Groupe Dubreuil) has taken delivery of its first A350-1000, the largest member of Airbus’ new generation A350XWB Family,...

Air France-KLM Group firms up order for 60 Airbus A220-300s for Air France

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The Air France–KLM Group has firmed up an order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft to modernise its single-aisle fleet. The aircraft are intended to...

Airbus’ A321XLR flies high with 450+ customer bookings

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The Xtra-long-range A321neo version provides single-aisle efficiency with widebody range and comfort In the six months since Airbus officially launched its A321XLR, this Xtra-long-range version...

Irish Department of Defence orders two Airbus C295 aircraft

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Ireland’s Department of Defence has announced the acquisition of two Airbus C295 medium airlifters in a maritime surveillance configuration. With this new order, the Irish...

Czech Air Force orders two additional Airbus C295 aircraft

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The Czech Air Force has signed a contract for the acquisition of two additional Airbus C295 medium airlifters. The aircraft, equipped with winglets and...

Air Canada’s first Airbus A220-300 takes to the skies

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The first A220-300 for Air Canada has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel A220 final assembly line in Canada. The first...

Qantas selects Airbus A350-1000 for Project Sunrise

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QANTAS UPDATE ON PROJECT SUNRISE Airbus A350 selected as preferred aircraft (no order placed) Deadline for confirming delivery slots extended by one month Regulatory...

Air France accelerates its fleet renewal and orders an additional 10 Airbus A350-900s

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The Air France and Air France-KLM Boards of Directors have reached a decision concerning the replacement of Air France's Airbus A380s and approved an...