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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.

United Airlines finds a replacement for its existing fleet of Boeing 757-200 aircraft and orders 50 Airbus A321XLR’s

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On 3 December, United Airlines announced an order to purchase 50 new Airbus A321XLR aircraft, enabling the carrier to begin replacing and retiring its...

Air Corsica takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

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Air Corsica, the airline company based on the Island of Corsica, has taken delivery of its first of two Airbus A320neo aircraft on lease...

Airbus’ 100th A220 aircraft delivered to airBaltic

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Airbus has celebrated the 100th A220 aircraft produced for a customer during a ceremony at the aircraft programme’s headquarters in Mirabel, Canada. The aircraft,...

Thirteen French soldiers died in a collision of two helicopters in Mali

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On 25 November, shortly before 20:00 (UTC +1) thirteen French soldiers - engaged in operation Barkhane (an ongoing anti-insurgent operation in Africa's Sahel region)...

Hungary takes delivery of its first two H145Ms

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The first two of twenty H145M military helicopters have been delivered to the Hungarian Defence Forces. The H145Ms of the Hungarian fleet are equipped with...

Airbus delivers Greece’s first H145 helicopter to Airlift

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Airlift has taken the delivery of its first H145 helicopter, becoming the first operator of this model in Greece. The twin-engine helicopter will be...

easyJet to become the world’s first major airline to operate net-zero carbon flights

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From today easyJet will be the first major airline to offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all of its flights...

easyJet and Airbus sign hybrid and electric aircraft research agreement    

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Partnership will analyse the opportunities and challenges surrounding  hybrid and electric aircraft Collaboration supports a joint vision to decarbonise aviation easyJet and...

Lessor GECAS orders 12 A330neo and 20 A321XLR aircraft from Airbus

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GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has signed a firm order for 12 highly efficient...

flynas firms up order for 10 Airbus A321XLR aircraft

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flynas, Saudi Arabia’s first low-cost airline, has signed a firm order for 10 A321XLRs at the 2019 Dubai Airshow. The agreement was signed by...

Air Senegal to grow its fleet with eight Airbus A220-300 aircraft

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Air Senegal, the new national carrier of Senegal, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for eight A220-300 aircraft. The MoU was signed today in...

easyJet orders 12 more Airbus A320neo aircraft

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easyJet has exercised purchase rights to increase its fleet of A320neos by 12 new aircraft. The agreement takes the carrier’s total order for the...

Airbus inspired by nature to boost aircraft environmental performance

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– Airbus has unveiled fello’fly, its latest demonstrator project inspired by biomimicry*, that is set to boost the environmental performance of commercial aircraft and...

[Air Race E] “World’s first electric race plane unveiled at Dubai Airshow”

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This Sunday November 17th, 2019, the world’s first electric race plane has been unveiled on day one at the Dubai Airshow, showcasing custom modified...

Air Arabia orders 120 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, including 20 A321XLRs

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Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, has signed a firm order for 120 Airbus aircraft comprising 73...

New Caledonia’s Aircalin returns brand new but “smelly” A330-900 to Airbus for thorough inspection

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On 18 November, New Caledonia’s Aircalin returned one of its two brand new A330-900 (F-ONET) to the Airbus factory in Toulouse. The aircraft, only...

In a deal worth $16 billion, Emirates Airline and Airbus announce order for 50 Airbus A350-900

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During the 2019 Dubai Airshow, Emirates Airline and Airbus have announced an order for 50 Airbus A350-900's. The first delivery of the $16 billion...

Fiji Airways takes delivery of the first of its two Airbus A350-900 aircraft

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Fiji Airways has become the first airline from the South Pacific region to take delivery of the A350 XWB, the world’s most modern all-new...

Belgian Defence to build new hangar at Brussels Airport for the Airbus A400M

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At the military airport of Melsbroek (part of Brussels Airport), preparations are ongoing for the construction of the largest aircraft hangar ever built by...

Airbus BelugaXL receives EASA Type Certification

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The BelugaXL has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) paving the way for entry-into-service by early 2020. The aircraft is...