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Airbus welcomes Franco-German decision to get Spain as partner in Future Combat Air System programme

At the 2019 Paris Air Show, the Governments of France and Germany officially welcomed Spain as a partner nation in the sixth-generation Future Combat...

Dassault Aviation and Airbus achieve next decisive milestone for Future Combat Air System programme – Industrial agreement, offers delivered to France and Germany

Industrial agreement on demonstrator programmes covers core elements of a Future Combat Air System: a New Generation Fighter, Remote Carriers and an Air...

[Pictures] Seville Airbus A400M assembly plant visit featuring cn104 (Luxembourg Air Component)

Authors Benoît Denet / Martin Gillet Last Tuesday, April 29th 2019, the final assembly of the first Belgian-Luxembourg A400M started at the AIRBUS assembly plant...

[Pictures] Seville Airbus A400M assembly plant visit featuring cn106 (Belgian Air Component)

Authors Benoît Denet / Martin Gillet Update on the A400M for the Belgian Air Force Programme In parallel to the onsite visit with the Luxembourg delegate...

Kazakhstan Border Service places order for Airbus C295

The Border Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan has signed a firm order for one C295 medium transport aircraft.  Through this new agreement, which includes...

Airbus delivers first upgraded Tranche 1 Eurofighter to Spanish Air Force

Airbus has delivered the first upgraded Tranche 1 Eurofighter to the Spanish Air Force. The upgrade was carried out at Airbus facilities in Getafe...

Republic of Korea Air Force receives first Airbus A330 MRTT

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. The new-generation A330 MRTT...

Ivory Coast joins the family of Airbus C295 operators

The Ministry of Defence of Ivory Coast has signed a firm order for one C295 medium transport aircraft. The aircraft, in transport configuration, will enhance...

France orders three more Airbus A330 MRTT tankers

Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA)...

Lockheed Martin and Airbus sign aerial refuelling Memorandum of Agreement

Lockheed Martin and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly explore opportunities to meet the growing demand for aerial refuelling for US defence customers. The...

Eurofighter fleet passes 500,000 flying hours

The Eurofighter fleet is celebrating after passing the 500,000 flying hours mark, as it cements its place at the heart of European air defence. Eurofighter...

Airbus comments on Belgium’s decision to buy 34 F-35 fighter jets: “A lost opportunity for European Defence”

With sincere regret Airbus Defence and Space has taken note of the decision by the government of Belgium to select the F-35 to replace...

Malaysian Airbus A400M transport aircraft undertakes flights to support relief efforts in Indonesia

The Indonesian Government, the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) and the Airbus Foundation have been working together to support humanitarian relief efforts in Palu,...

Thousands of jobs at stake at Airbus after rate reductions of A380 and A400M

Due to the previously announced rate reductions on the Airbus A380 and the Airbus A400M programmes, according to French weekly business magazine Challenges, Airbus wants...

Belgium participation expands Multinational MRTT Fleet to eight aircraft

Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order for an Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport from Europe’s organisation for the management...

Airbus-built Aeolus successfully passes all tests in Liège (Belgium), and has arrived in Toulouse for final checks

ESA’s wind-sensing spacecraft Aeolus will be the first satellite capable of performing global wind-component-profile observation on a daily basis in near real-time. Stevenage, 12/02/2018 -...

Airbus signs Declaration of Intent with A400M Launch Customer Nations to help mitigate programme risks going forward

Serves as a milestone to help mitigate programme risks going forward Agreement defines framework for mutually binding contract amendment in 2018 Airbus SE has...

Airbus delivers latest standard Eurofighter to Spanish Air Force

First two new-build aircraft to be delivered in P1Eb FW configuration Airbus Defence and Space has delivered to the...

Brazil orders additional Airbus C295 search and rescue aircraft

Brazil has ordered an additional Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft that will eventually take...

Flexing its muscles: the Airbus A400M Atlas is proven in service as Germany’s 15th aircraft is delivered

Versatility, range and payload lift demonstrated in varied missions With 56 A400M multi-role military transporters delivered to date by Airbus – including last friday’s handover of...