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Qatar Commits to A321neo

Qatar Airways has replaced its original order for 50 Airbus A320neos with a firm commitment for 50 A321neos with the Airbus Cabin Flex (ACF) configuration.  The Doha-based airline placed the original order in 2011 and was set to be the

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Latest A330 Takes Shape

Airbus has started the final assembly phase of the latest member of its A330neo Family, the A330-800. The prototype aircraft, (c/n 1888), is positioned in Station 40 where the fuselage barrels are joined, the wings are fixed to the fuselage

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Nacelle Work for Northern Ireland

Canadian aerospace manufacturer Bombardier has been selected by Airbus as the supplier of a new engine nacelle programme for the Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo Family. The company’s Aerostructures and Engineering Services division, based at the former Short Brothers Belfast

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Hybrid-Electric Airliner Proposal

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens have formed a partnership to develop hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial airliners. The companies are planning to build the E-Fan X hybrid-electric technology demonstrator, based on a British Aerospace 146 flying testbed, with one of the jet’s

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A350-1000 Certified

Following an intensive flight test programme Airbus has been awarded the type certificate for the A350-1000 by the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration. The milestone was reached in less than a year, during which the aircraft’s

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Dubai: Indigo Partners Signs Mega Airbus MOU

Airbus is celebrating after Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines signed a memorandum of understanding for 430 A320neo Family aircraft.  The jets will be split between Frontier Airlines, JetSMART, Volaris and Wizz Air upon completion of the final purchase agreement. The

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Bombardier Lines Up Significant C Series Order

Bombardier has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with an undisclosed European airline for up to 61 C Series aircraft.  The deal, which consists of 31 firm orders and 30 options, was disclosed by the Montreal-based manufacturer during its 3Q17

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50th A320 for Citilink

Indonesian low-cost carrier Citilink has taken delivery of its 50th Airbus A320, a neo registered PK-GTF (c/n 7834). The jet is configured in a single-class layout, seating 180 passengers, and powered by CFM Leap-1A engines.  The airline, a subsidiary of

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First Tianjin-Built A320neo Delivered

AirAsia has taken delivery of the first A320neo built at Airbus’ final assembly line in Tianjin, China.  The jet, registered 9M-AGK (c/n 7803), was handed over to the Malaysian low-cost carrier during a special ceremony.  It is powered by CFM Leap-1A

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Airbus A330neo Takes to the Air

The first of three A330neo Family aircraft to fly, F-WTTN (c/n 1795), completed its maiden flight on October 19. The successful flight, which lasted 4hrs 13mins, will deliver a much-needed boost for a programme that has slipped several months owing

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