The first Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB has rolled out of the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse. The latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB Family will be able to fly further than any other commercial airliner and will enter service with launch operator Singapore Airlines later this year.
Airbus, Delta, OneWeb, Sprint, and Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) announce the formation of the Seamless Air Alliance – which will usher in a new era of innovation for airlines on all routes. By empowering member mobile operators to extend their services into airline cabins, the Seamless Air Alliance will allow them to continuously provide their customers – via satellite technology – with the same high speed, low latency connectivity from ground, to air and back again. It will also significantly reduce costs for everyone involved while creating a smooth, positive user experience.
Homeward bound: having completed a 12-city tour across the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, the Airbus A350-1000 demonstration aircraft departs Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, on its way back to Toulouse, France
Underscoring Qatar Airways’ commitment to excellence in flight, a bird is depicted using projection mapping technology with the first-delivered A350-1000 during this aircraft’s handover ceremony at Airbus’ Toulouse, France-area facility
During the ceremony
From left to right :
Eric Schulz, Executive Vice-President Chief of Sales, Marketing and Contracts for Airbus Commercial Aircraft
Warren East, Rolls Royce President Chief Executive
His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive
Fabrice Brégier, Airbus
Giles Agutter, Qatar Airways
Guillaume Faury, President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft
Executives representing Airbus, Qatar Airways, and engine manufacturer Roll-Royce join together at an evening gala to celebrate the handover of the first Airbus A350-1000 jetliner to launch operator Qatar Airways; from left to right are: Eric Schulz, Airbus; Warren East, Rolls-Royce; His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways; Fabrice Brégier, Airbus; Giles Agutter, Qatar Airways; and Guillaume Faury, Airbus
Enjoying a demonstration of projection mapping technology at a gala in the Toulouse, France area celebrating the delivery of the first A350-1000 to Qatar Airways are, left to right: Warren East, Rolls-Royce; His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways; and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus
His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, the Chief Executive of Qatar Airways Group, is presented with a gift during an evening gala at Airbus’ Toulouse, France-area operation celebrating the first Airbus A350-1000 delivery to his airline
His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, delivers remarks at a gala celebrating delivery of the first Airbus-made A350-1000 to his airline, which occurred at Airbus’ Toulouse, France-area operation
A cityscape of Doha, home city of Qatar Airways, is projected onto the side of the airline’s newest acquisition – the first Airbus A350-1000 jetliner delivered to a carrier – in an evening ceremony celebrating the handover in the Toulouse region of France
Utilizing projection mapping technology, Airbus’ new A350-1000 is precisely illuminated during an evening ceremony in the Toulouse region of France celebrating the aircraft’s delivery to Qatar Airways, the launch operator of the new jetliner
Representing Airbus’ largest-ever jetliner acquisition announcement, the four portfolio airlines of Indigo Partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will double its existing A320neo Family fleet
Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A380, the “A380plus”. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4% fuel burn savings.
Continuing a partnership with Airbus of 10 years, Air Astana has taken delivery of its first A320neo (new engine option) aircraft – leased from Air Lease Corporation – to become the initial NEO operator in the CIS
Underscoring its ongoing increases in production, Airbus’ most recent 1,000 aircraft deliveries took only 19 months, compared to 19 years for its first 1,000 handovers. Overall, 40 percent of the company’s deliveries have occurred in the 2010-2016 timeframe