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Inspection by Drone

Airbus has demonstrated how it is using the latest drone technology to help carry out visual aircraft inspections. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), showcased on the A350 and A380 at last week’s Farnborough Airshow, is equipped with a high definition

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First Widebody for Tibet Airlines

Tibet Airlines celebrated a significant milestone when it took delivery of its maiden widebody jet, an Airbus A330. Airbus handed over the 242 tonne maximum take-off weight (MOTW) variant to the Lhasa-based carrier at Toulouse last week.  Lhasa Airport is

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Premium Upgrades for Hawaiian

Hawaiian Airlines has received the first Airbus A330 with its upgraded onboard product.  The new Premium Cabin has 18 lie-flat seats which fold into 180° beds.  It also features island-inspired designs and is configured in a 2-2-2 layout.  Passengers meanwhile

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TAP Upgrades

Lisbon-based TAP Portugal has contracted Airbus to complete comprehensive cabin upgrades across its A330 and A320 Family fleets. The deal, signed at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg earlier this month, includes retrofitting new Business Class seats and an

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Breaking Ground in China

Airbus has taken another major step in its strategic partnership with China after breaking ground on a new A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin. 

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Iran Opts for Airbus

Iran has selected Airbus to provide a comprehensive civil aviation co-operation package.  The deal was signed at the Élysée Palace in Paris on January 28 during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s official visit to France and includes an agreement for 118

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A Record Year for Airbus

European aerospace giant Airbus is in a celebratory mood after delivering 635 commercial aircraft during 2015, a new company record.  This included 491 A320 Family aircraft, 103 A330s, 27 A380s and 14 A350 XWBs which were handed over to 85

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China’s A330 Completion and Delivery Centre

AIRBUS AND its Chinese partners have signed a framework agreement to establish an A330 completion and delivery centre (C&DC) in Tianjin. 

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Marshall Opens Finishing Centre

MARSHALL AEROSPACE and Defence Group has developed one of Europe’s largest and most advanced aircraft finishing facilities at its Cambridge Airport site in the UK.

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Latest Evolution A330’s Maiden Flight

THE FIRST 242 tonne maximum take-off weight (MTOW) variant of the Airbus A330 successfully completed its maiden flight on January 12.

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