Airbus cancels $6 billion contract with Qatar Airways after paint fight

NEW DELHI: Airbus has taken the extraordinary step of cancelling a multi-billion-dollar order of 50 planes from Qatar Airways, a major customer, in an escalating feud over the airline’s grounding of A350 aircraft. The Qatari company, one of the Gulf region’s “big three” carriers, has grounded nearly half of its 53-plane A350 fleet over degradation of […]

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Launch of Airbus Atlantic, a new global player for aerostructures

NEW DELHI: A wholly-owned Airbus subsidiary, Airbus Atlantic, a global player in the aerostructures field, was officially established on 1st January 2022. The new company groups the strengths, resources and skills of Airbus’s sites in Nantes and Montoir-de-Bretagne, the central functions associated with their activities, as well as the STELIA Aerospace sites worldwide. This unification […]

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Airbus delivers world’s first H160 in Japan

NEW DELHI: Airbus has delivered the first ever H160 to Japanese operator All Nippon Helicopter (ANH), heralding a new chapter for this next generation twin-engine helicopter. With 68 patents, the innovative H160 is the world’s most technologically advanced helicopter. The multi-role H160 was delivered from Airbus’ helicopter facility in Kobe, Japan, where flight training and […]

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Jet Airways in ‘advanced discussions’ with Boeing, Airbus for buying aircraft

NEW DELHI: Jet Airways, which is preparing to relaunch operations next year, on Friday said it is in “advanced discussions” with Boeing and Airbus for buying and leasing planes. The grounded airline has been acquired by Murarilal Jalan-Kalrock Capital consortium under the insolvency resolution process. The ongoing discussions are part of the grounded airline’s revival […]

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Indigo Partners portfolio airlines order 255 A321neo Family aircraft

NEW DELHI: Wizz Air (Hungary), Frontier (United States), Volaris (Mexico) and JetSMART (Chile, Argentina), Indigo Partners portfolio airlines, have announced an order for 255 additional A321neo Family aircraft under a joint Indigo Partners agreement. The firm order was signed at the Dubai Airshow. This order brings the total number of aircraft ordered by the Indigo […]

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Airbus Helicopters UH-72 Lakota fleet surpasses one million flight hours

NEW DELHI: The Airbus Helicopters UH-72 Lakota fleet has exceeded the one million flight-hour mark, some 15 years after the first Lakota UH-72A entered service for the U.S. Army and following the first delivery of the newest UH-72B to the National Guard, as announced at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) trade show […]

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Airbus delivers first of 60 A220s to Air France

NEW DELHI: Air France has received its first A220-300 from an order for 60 aircraft of the type, the largest A220 order from a European carrier. The aircraft was delivered from Airbus’ final assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada and officially unveiled to the public during a ceremony held at Paris Charles-De-Gaulle Airport. The A220 […]

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Airbus Helicopters enhances its support and services capability in China

NEW DELHI:Airbus Helicopters is demonstrating its commitment and determination to better support its Chinese customers at the 13th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in the city of Zhuhai in China’s southern Guangdong Province. On the opening day of the show, Airbus Helicopters signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement and an HCare Smart Parts By Hour […]

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Airbus gets Rs 22,000 crore contract form Defence Ministry for 56 C-295 transport aircraft

NEW DELHI: India has formalised the acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 aircraft to replace the Indian Air Force (IAF) legacy AVRO fleet as India’s Defence Ministry inked a nearly Rs 22,000 crore contract with Airbus Defence and Space of Spain to procure 56 C-295 medium transport aircraft which will replace Avro-748 planes of the Indian […]

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Breeze Airways confirms order for 20 additional A220-300 aircraft from Mobile Final Assembly Line

NEW DELHI: Breeze Airways has revealed its new A220-300 livery, while confirming that it has reached a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 more of the aircraft. This previously undisclosed order for 20 brings Breeze’s total order book to 80 A220-300s, the first of which will be delivered in Q4 2021. The aircraft’s fresh paint […]

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