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Rytis Beresnevicius
Airbus and China shake hands to increase A320 and A350 production

Airbus and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will help the European manufacturer to increase the productivity on two of its most popular jets, the A320 and the A350....


Ruta Burbaite
Airbus goes the distance, prepares to unveil A350-1000ULR

Airbus A350XWB family of jetliners have become the aircraft-of-choice for many airlines competing in the ultra-long-haul market. But as the market grows, so does the appetite for an aircraft capable of flying ever longer distances. Airbus is reportedly preparing to launch the A350-1000ULR, an ultra-long-range variant of the largest member of the A350 XWB family of jetliners....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Why The Airbus A350 Was The Make It Or Break It Aircraft For Airbus

When Boeing announced the 787, Airbus had no response to it. Nevertheless, airlines asked the company to provide an answer to the 787 and it was the A350. Read more:...


Ruta Burbaite
Sydney-London non-stop service: can Qantas make it work?

UPDATED. An ambitious project is underway for Qantas – Australia’s national carrier is expecting Airbus and Boeing to present their final offers for the ultra-long-haul aircraft that would be operated on the planned Sydney-London route, set to be the world’s longest commercial flight when it is launched in 2023. The ultra-comfortable passenger experience boasted about by the airline’s CEO, on the other hand, may not come t...


AeroTime Team
Starlux Airlines signs firm order for 17 A350XWB

Starlux Airlines of Taiwan has signed a firm order with Airbus on March 19, 2019, for 17 widebody aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s....


AeroTime Team
Airbus orderbook shrinks by 99 aircraft in February 2019

In February 2019, Airbus faced cancellations of 103 aircraft in its orderbook, while during the same month it landed just one order for four A220s. Knowing that February was also the month when the Toulouse-based manufacturer announced the end of its A380 program, customers changing their minds of the A380 is already a widely discussed topic, but order cuts affected other models as well, including the A380 successor....


Ruta Burbaite
Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 breaks into tarmac at Tel Aviv Airport

It is not every day that an aircraft breaks into tarmac and ends up getting stuck there. That is exactly what happened to an Airbus A350 operated by Cathay Pacific. The plane got stuck in the tarmac on a taxiway at Tel Aviv International Airport in Israel....


AeroTime Team
Highlights of Airbus 2018: from DNA of A380 to ease on Brexit

2018 was an eventful year for Airbus, as there were ongoing and new investigations of data breaches, leadership change turmoils and the lost battle to Boeing on commercial aircraft orders. Nevertheless, the company states it kept its promises and with a "little help from Canadian friends" reached the deliveries target....


Ruta Burbaite
Airbus thinking of new narrow-body, re-engined A350?

Airbus’ latest plans may involve a new narrow-body jet as well as an upgraded version of its latest family of wide-bodies, the A350 XWB. And the plane maker is already hiring staff for the task, a report by Bloomberg on November 21, 2018, indicates....


AeroTime Team
Airbus, China Airlines joint-livery A350 XWB

Airbus delivered China Airlines a new A350 XWB, painted in joint livery of both companies – shift from Taiwanese carrier’s previous A350s liveries....