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First A320neo delivered to CALC

CALC takes delivery of its first A320neo 6 December 2017 China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC), the Hong-Kong based lessor, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft, and in parallel celebrated handing it over to lessee Frontier Airlines. CALC has 68 A320neo Family aircraft on order and a total of 147 Airbus […]

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Airspace XL

American Airlines selects Airspace XL

Airspace XL bins for American Airlines’ A321s 6 December 2017 American Airlines (AAL) has chosen Services by Airbus to provide cabin upgrades for 202 of its A321s in-service – the largest retrofit project in Airbus history. The airline will be the first retrofit customer for Airbus’ new Airspace XL bins. The larger bins provide a […]

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Air China

China Airlines joins biofuel club

China Airlines takes delivery of A350 powered with biofuel mix 30 November 2017 China Airlines of Taiwan has become the second airline to join a programme to use a blend of traditional and sustainable biofuels to power aircraft for delivery flights from Airbus. The aircraft involved is the tenth A350-900 for China Airlines, which left […]

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A330-300P2F enters service with DHL

First A330-300P2F enters service with DHL 1 December 2017 DHL Express has become the first operator to take delivery of the A330-300 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft from Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the joint venture between ST Aerospace and Airbus. This delivery, which took place at EFW’s freighter conversion facilities in Dresden, follows the successful completion of […]

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First A350-900 for Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines takes delivery of its first A350 XWB 30 November 2017 Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has taken delivery of its first A350-900, leased from Air Lease Corporation, becoming the 17th airline to operate the world’s newest twin engine widebody airliner. The delivery was celebrated upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. ALC receives its […]

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A330-800 begins final assembly

New A330-800 starts final assembly 29 November 2017 Final assembly of the newest member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, has started and is on track for the first flight planned in mid-2018. The A330-800 complements the A330-900, the largest member of the A330neo Family. With its 242-tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) as base variant, […]

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E-Fan X

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Siemens team for E-Fan X

Partnership launches E-Fan X hybrid-electric demonstrator 28 November 2017 Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing E-Fan X, a near-term flight demonstrator which will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft. The three companies together announced the groundbreaking collaboration, bringing together some of the world’s foremost […]

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Aussies in 3rd round of Airbus BizLab

Airbus BizLab starts its third season 23 November 2017 Airbus BizLab, the start-up accelerator of the global corporation Airbus, is pleased to announce the next chapter in its success story. Beginning in October 2017, twelve new start-ups joined locations in Hamburg and Toulouse, where they will tinker with and perfect their ideas for the aerospace […]

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Airbus selected for Singapore A380 refresh

Singapore Airlines selects Airbus for A380 retrofit programme 20 November 2017 Airbus has been selected by Singapore Airlines (SIA) to provide cabin retrofit services for 14 A380 aircraft currently in service with the carrier. The retrofit programme, which will be undertaken at SIA Engineering Company in Singapore, will see the airline’s recently launched cabin products […]

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