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Lion Air orders 234 A320 Family aircraft

Indonesian low cost carrier becomes new Airbus customer with major order

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GE Aviation, Hamble has achieved a major program milestone with the delivery of its initial production wing fixed trailing edge components for the first A350 XWB to fly - 'MSN001.' The first A350 XWB-MSN001 is now structurally complete and is currently undergoing ground testing in Toulouse.

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Sandy Bodet, aged 21, has been training as an apprentice for more than two years at the Airbus plant in Saint-Nazaire. She works on the structural assembly of the nose cone of Airbus’ emblematic aircraft, the A380, as a structure fitter.

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Lufthansa has taken delivery of its first A320 equipped with Sharklets at the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. Lufthansa is becoming the first carrier in Europe to take benefit of the new fuel-saving wing-tip devices. The airline will receive 21 more A320 Family aircraft equipped with Sharklets until 2015.

Published in European News

The first A350 XWB – MSN001 – now showing its completed wings, has moved to its next phase of ground testing, from Roger Béteille A350 XWB FAL “Station 30” to the Clément Ader area “Station 18” in Toulouse. The aircraft is structurally complete and shows the installed winglets, belly fairing panels, main landing gear doors.

Published in International News

Airbus and Thai Airways International (THAI) have signed an agreement for Maintenance Training Collaboration to develop a long term strategic partnership. As part of this, THAI would become Airbus' local maintenance training centre in the region and will initially provide maintenance type-training capabilities for A320 and A330.

Published in Asian News

Rockwell Collins announced today that it has been selected by Airbus to provide the rudder/brake pedal assembly for the A350 XWB family of aircraft.

Published in International News

The Airbus Corporate Foundation and its partners Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help (LOG), Turkish Airlines and Fraport AG have transported 35 tonnes of relief supplies from Frankfurt Airport to Adana, Turkey, today, on a Turkish Airlines A310-F freighter aircraft.

Published in European News

Asia-Pacific airlines will lead global demand for larger and more eco-efficient aircraft types over the next 20 years, according to the latest market forecast for the region by Airbus. The forecast was presented today in Singapore by John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers, Airbus.

Published in International News

At a crewmember event today at its base at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), JetBlue Airways unveiled the first of its Airbus A320 aircraft to be outfitted with Sharklets. The aircraft – registration number N821JB – is also the first of any North American airline to feature the fuel-saving structures. Sharklets are newly designed wing tip devices that improve the aerodynamics of Airbus aircraft and significantly cut fuel burn and emissions by up to four percent.

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