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Batik Air receives its first Airbus A320neo

Batik Air, the full service wing of Indonesia’s Lion Group marked the arrival of its first A320neo with a ceremony at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia. The aircraft is the 46th Airbus aircraft in Batik Air’s fleet that already includes 44 A320 Family Aircraft and one A330-300. The new aircraft features 156 seats (12 […]

Nordic Aviation Capital finalised order for 20 A220 Family aircraft

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the leading lessor of regional aircraft, signed at the end of 2019 a firm order for 20 A220 Family aircraft. This latest order from NAC, counted in the 2019 order-book, is a huge endorsement and affirms the strong market demand for the state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient A220 Family. “NAC’s order for the A220 […]

SAA’s New Airbus A350-900 Takes to the Skies

South African Airways (SAA) new Airbus A350-900 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International (ORTIA) airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport. “This inaugural flight was the first that we plan to introduce on our international routes in the near future. We are excited that our passengers will enjoy the […]

Airbus to add A321 production capabilities in Toulouse

Following its strategy to keep its overall production system at the leading edge of technology and to increase industrial capacity and flexibility, Airbus has decided to create new A321 production capabilities at its site in Toulouse. By mid-2022 the current A380 Lagardère facility in Toulouse will accommodate a digitally-enabled A321 line as a step to […]

SWISS now flying with a fully-refurbished Airbus A340 fleet

SWISS concluded the cabin refurbishment programme for its Airbus A340 aircraft fleet in mid-January. All five fleet members have now been provided with a totally new cabin and a new inflight entertainment system. As a result, SWISS now offers its passengers internet connectivity on board throughout its long-haul fleet. Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has […]

CALC signs purchase agreement for 40 additional A321neo aircraft

CALC (China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited), a full value-chain aircraft solutions provider for global airlines, has reached an agreement with Airbus on its remaining backlog, and includes an additional order for 40 A321neo aircraft. It also includes a conversion of 15 of its existing A320neo backlog into A321neos. Together with a previous order for […]

Airbus demonstrates first fully automatic vision-based take-off

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 two pilots, two flight test engineers and a test flight engineer took off initially at around 10h15 on 18 December and conducted a total of 8 take-offs over a period of […]

Air Canada Celebrates the Arrival of its First Airbus A220

Canadian-built aircraft unveiled at the airline’s Montreal headquarters First commercial flight departs Montreal for Calgary January 16, offering customers a modern, spacious new cabin interior A220 technology reduces fuel consumption by 20 per cent per seat Air Canada yesterday unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300, before employees and special guests at […]

Airbus BelugaXL enters service, adding XL capacity to the fleet

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 programmes. The aircraft, which is an integral part of Airbus’ industrial system, made its first operational flight on 9 January. This is the first of six BelugaXL to begin work alongside […]

Airbus announces increased investment, expansion of aircraft manufacturing in the U.S.

Airbus announced today that, as part of its plan to produce 63 A320 Family aircraft per month in 2021, the company will expand its industrial footprint in the U.S. by increasing the production rate of A320 family aircraft at its Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile to seven per month by the beginning of next […]