Tag Archives: Airbus

Aircraft News: A380 deliveries to Korean Air and Emirates, 787-9 completes engine test

by BA.com staffWe have a three pieces of aircraft related news for you this Friday morning. 7th A380 delivered to Korean Air Image Credit: Airbus Seoul-based Korean Air took delivery of its 7th Airbus A380 earlier this week, with Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 126. The aircraft is registered as HL7621 and left Tolouse on 28th August. Korean Air’s A380 are …

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WestJet orders 65 Boeing 737 MAX

by Vinay Bhaskara Image Credit: Boeing Canadian low cost carrier (LCC) WestJet announced today that it has signed a letter of intent (LoI) to purchase 65 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (40 737 MAX 8 and 25 737 MAX 7) from Boeing, in a deal worth $6.3 billion at list prices. Deliveries of the 737 MAX will commence from September of …

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Rostec and Airbus launch Russian sustainable aviation fuels at MAKS

Airbus and Rostec Group have signed a cooperation agreement at the MAKS air show in Moscow to work together on analyzing Russian feedstock with an eye at expanding Russian sustainable fuels for aviation. Find more details below. 28th August 2013 Airbus and RT-Biotekhprom (Rostec Group) signed a cooperation agreement to launch a large-scale analysis of Russian feedstock, and to evaluate …

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Pakistan International Airlines cancels Frankfurt and Amsterdam

A PIA Airbus A310 at Leeds Bradford – Image Credit: Mark Winterbourne According to the Airline Route blog, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will be cancelling its twice weeklyservices to Amsterdam and Frankfurt from 7th September. One flight per week is served as a triangular routing Lahore-Amsterdam-Frankfurt-Lahore on Fridays utilizing one of PIA’s 12 Airbus A310-300 aircraft, while the other weekly flight …

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Airbus A380 completes five years in service with Emirates

by BA Staff Emirates A380 arriving at London Heathrow airport. CC License The Airbus A380 marked a major milestone this month with the five-year anniversary of its service entry in the fleet of Emirates – the largest operator and and largest customer for the superjumbo. This Dubai-based carrier has conducted some 20,000 round trip flights since initiating A380 operations in …

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Airbus and VSMPO-AVISMA to reinforce partnership

Airbus and VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of an end-to-end strategic collaboration. Find more details below. 27th August 2013 Airbus and VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of an end-to-end strategic collaboration, which covers development, processing and recycling of titanium material utilised for all Airbus aircraft programmes. The …

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High resolution photos of South African Airways A320, French Air Force A400M, Turkish Air Force A400M

Courtesy Airbus S.A.S. some high resolution photos for your enjoyment. South African Airways takes delivery of its first two A320s ‘classic’. Enjoy the livery. The French Air Force (Armee De L’Air) took delivery of the first A400M transporter. Not high resolution. The first flight of the first A400M destined for the Turkish Air Force. All images are courtesy and copyright …

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Airbus achieves 8,000 aircraft delivered milestone

Photo courtesy Airbus S.A.S. Used under fair use. Earlier this month, Airbus achieved a historic milestone when it delivered its 8,000th aircraft – an A320 for the Indonesian wing of AirAsia. Over the years, Airbus S.A.S. has grown from a single aircraft model company to an aircraft manufacturer, offering aircraft covering every segment of the market from 100 to 500+ …

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Philippine Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A321

by BA Staff Image courtesy Airbus S.A.S. Used under fair use license. Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321. It is the first of 64 new Airbus aircraft ordered by the airline in 2012 under a major fleet modernisation programme. These include 44 single aisle A321s and 20 widebody A330s. Philippine Airlines will operate the A321 …

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Video: Emirates’ Tim Clark talks about the A350, 787, and 777X

Dubai-based Emirates airline is a behemoth in the world of wide-body aircraft. The airline’s president, Tim Clark, is considered a world authority on wide-body aircraft and is always pushing the envelope, demanding increasingly better performance from the two wide-body airframers, Boeing and Airbus SAS. Watch below, a very informative 16 minute video of Clark talking with Bloomberg’s Christopher Jasper, on …

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Airbus A380 airline-wise seating configurations compared

Qatar Airways A380 First Class Cabin

We have published a article with an updated seat chart, see it here. Early next year Qatar Airways will become the eleventh operator of the Airbus A380 super-jumbo. We have researched and produce below an airline-wise A380 seat configuration infographic for comparison. Airbus had original projected the aircraft in a three class 555 seat configuration. We have also reached some …

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Photos and videos: American Airlines receives first Airbus A319

by Devesh Agarwal and Vinay Bhaskara Dallas-Fort Worth headquartered American Airlines recieved its first Airbus narrow body aircraft, an A319-112(WL). MSN 5678 is registered N8001N, is the first A319 delivered, equipped with Sharklets, and the 100th A320 family aircraft delivered, fitted with the new wing-tip devices. The engines are from CFM. Our Vinay Bhaskara captured these exclusive photos at the …

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Video highlights of Airbus A350 AWB maiden flight vs. Boeing 787 first flight

In case you missed the first flight of Airbus’ newest aircraft the A350 XWB on June 14th, below are the video highlights. Compare with the first flight video highlights of the Boeing 787 3.5 years earlier, on December 15, 2009. Both flights picture perfect. The US airframer was gallant in congratulating its main competitor for its achievement. We congratulate @Airbus …

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She Flies!!!!! Airbus A350 XWB first flight in pictures

Congratulations to the Airbus team. The A350XWB has taken-off on its maiden flight from Toulouse Blagnac airport in France. Till the official pictures come, a few screen shots from the streaming video from Airbus. Awaiting behind the delivery flight of the Cebu Pacific A330 The Airbus wide-body flight line. Dominated by A330s and an A380. Compare the larger A350 with …

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