The Airbus A318 Babybus Flew For The First Time 20 Years Ago

January 15th, 2002: The first flight of the Airbus A318. At the time, the “baby bus” was the European planemaker’s newest variant of its popular A320 family- a further shrink of the... Read more »

Did You Know: Airbus Has Its Own Football Team

Multi-national European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is a large and diverse company, with over 130,000 employees on its books as of 2020. It is best known for its production of airliners, but also... Read more »

Airbus achieves 2021 commercial aircraft delivery target

Airbus SE delivered 611 commercial aircraft to 88 customers in 2021, demonstrating resilience and recovery with progress on ramp-up plans. “Our commercial aircraft achievements in 2021 reflect the focus and resilience of... Read more »

Qantas’ Airbus A380 Returns To Passenger Service

The Qantas Airbus A380 made a triumphant return to the skies with passengers onboard earlier today. The aircraft took off from Sydney Airport in Australia at 22:07 local time, around a quarter... Read more »

Qatar Airways takes Airbus to court in London, 21 A350s grounded due to alleged surface degradation

Qatar Airways has issued this statement: Qatar Airways on December 20 issued legal proceedings against Airbus in the Technology and Construction division of the High Court in London. We have sadly failed... Read more »

US Leasing Firm Azorra Orders 22 Airbus A220s

Fort Lauderdale-based Azorra has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 22 A220 planes, including 20 A220-300s and a pair of ACJ 220s. At list prices, the deal is worth almost US$1... Read more »

On The Right Path: Airbus Increases Deliveries By 8% In 2021

Airbus today shared that it delivered a total of 611 aircraft to 88 different customers last year. The European aircraft manufacturer emphasizes that it achieved its commercial delivery goal for 2021 with... Read more »

100+ Airbus Twinjets: The Spring Airlines Fleet In 2022

Chinese carrier Spring Airlines will celebrate 17 years since commencing operations this year, having first taken to the skies in July 2005. During this time, it has amassed a fleet of more... Read more »

Iraqi Airways Takes Delivery Of Its First Airbus A220

The first A220 for Iraqi Airways has left Montreal and is en route to Baghdad. The aircraft has made a stop in Manchester, UK, this morning, and will continue its journey later... Read more »

Another Lawsuit: Airbus Faces $339 Million Challenge In The Netherlands

Airbus is up against a €300 million $339 million class-action lawsuit in the Netherlands involving over a hundred institutional investors. Legal representatives of the group this week claimed that the aviation powerhouse... Read more »

Qatar Airways Seeks Over $600m In Damages From Airbus

Qatar Airways is seeking over $600 million in damages from Airbus over the grounding of its Airbus A350 fleet. The airline is seeking a judgment from the London High Court over the... Read more »

Worlds 1st Airbus Private A220 Jet Delivered To Comlux

Airbus has announced today the delivery of the world’s first ACJ TwoTwenty, a business jet based on the A220-100, to launch customer Comlux. The aircraft is in flight at the moment, and... Read more »

Airbus Atlantic: The European Planemaker’s New Subsidiary

Airbus has today formally announced the launch of its new subsidiary Airbus Atlantic. Bringing together two of its key parts production sites and its wholly-owned seating business Stelia Aerospace, Airbus Atlantic is... Read more »

What Can We See From Airbus In 2022?

Airbus ended 2021 on quite a high note as it landed a significant order from Aviation Capital Group on December 30th. This was just days after firming up an even larger order... Read more »

Hi Fly Pilot Achieves New Flight Record With Airbus A330neo

A new record flight time was registered yesterday. Hi Fly Commander Carlos Mirpuri flew between the Portuguese destinations of Madeira and Lisbon with a wheels up time of 70 minutes. The pilot’s... Read more »

Airbus Vs. Boeing: Which Manufacturer Won 2021?

The Airbus – Boeing duopoly is now decades old, and competition between the two plane makers is intense. Boeing faced its second blow in a row last year as the 737 MAX... Read more »

Air Lease Corporation Firms Huge 116 Aircraft Order With Airbus

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has firmed up a letter of intent (LOI) the company signed with Airbus at the Dubai Air Show. The order for 116 planes covers four aircraft families and... Read more »

TAP Air Portugal Airbus A321LR Diverts To Funchal Over Bag Mishap

An unfortunate Christmas Day diversion took place for travelers aboard a TAP Air Portugal A321LR flying from Lisbon (Portugal) to Natal (Brazil). The aircraft had flown for approximately 90 minutes when it... Read more »

Why Spirit Airlines Brought Back Its Airbus A319s

Spirit Airlines is well-known for being a prolific Airbus A320 family operator. It has a sizable order for Airbus A320neo aircraft and has plans to significantly grow its fleet of A320neo aircraft... Read more »

How Airbus Builds The A321XLR In Hamburg

There has been considerable excitement surrounding the Airbus A321XLR in recent years. Seen by many as a cornerstone of the movement towards long-haul narrowbody aircraft, Airbus constructs the type in Hamburg, Germany.... Read more »