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How Airbus Plans to Make eVTOLs User-Friendly

    Airbus Helicopters’ demonstrator FlightLab has successfully tested an electric flight control system. This is in preparation for a new human-machine interface (HMI) that will equip CityAirbus NextGen, Airbus’ eVTOL prototype. The milestone is important in advancing a new generation of electric-powered urban air mobility aircraft.

    Airbus has inaugurated its new final assembly line (FAL) in Toulouse, dedicated to the A320 Family.

    Airbus and Boeing Aircraft Deliveries: Stats to Know

      Airbus and Boeing have both reported on their deliveries. Airbus takes the lead on single-aisle aircraft with 384 YTD deliveries (through the end of August) compared to Boeing’s 286 single-aisle planes delivered through the end of Q3. Boeing leads on twin-aisle aircraft deliveries with 85 long-haul aircraft delivered versus Airbus’ 49.

      Thailand’s Airbus-built THEOS-2 Satellite Launched

        The Airbus-built THEOS-2 Earth observation satellite has successfully launched on a Vega rocket from Kourou, Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. In 2018, the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency of Thailand (GISTDA) chose Airbus as their partner for developing their next-generation national geo-information system.

        Japan Airlines (JAL) New Airbus A350-1000: All The Opulent Details

          Japan Airlines (JAL), a member of the oneworld alliance, has revealed the details of its latest addition to the international fleet. The opulent JAL Airbus A350-1000, delights enhancing passenger experience with a blend of Japanese aesthetics, top-tier technology, and unparalleled comfort.

          Airbus 12, Boeing 12: Qantas Orders Aircraft for International Fleet

            In a significant move to modernize its international fleet, Qantas has placed a firm order for 12 Airbus A350 and 12 Boeing 787 aircraft. This strategic decision replaces the current A330 and A380 fleets over the next decade and includes purchase-right options to facilitate future growth and fleet renewal. 

            Illustration of Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Quantum Research

            Airbus, BMW, Quantinuum Research Sustainable Energy

              Airbus, BMW Group, and Quantinuum have pioneered a groundbreaking hybrid quantum-classical workflow. This innovative framework expedites future research by utilizing quantum computers to simulate quantum systems, specifically emphasizing the chemical reactions of catalysts within fuel cells. 

              Rendering of the new QantasLink Airbus A220 by FIXION, Source: Qantas/Airbus

              Qantas Launches Airbus A220 Naming Competition

                The exciting phase of constructing the Qantas Group’s inaugural Airbus A220 is in full swing, indicating a major progression in the company’s ongoing fleet renewal efforts. The airline is asking customers to help them name the plane.

                Avolon’s 20 Year World Aircraft Fleet Forecast

                  This week, aircraft lessors Avolon published their Q2 2023 update, including one key accomplishment in the second quarter: the publication of their World Fleet Forecast (2023-2042).

                  Let’s take a closer look at both.

                  Icelandair Places First-Ever Airbus order of 13 A321XLRs

                  Icelandair Places First-Ever Airbus order of 13 A321XLRs

                    The Keflavik-based airline has just inked a firm order for 13 state-of-the-art Airbus A321XLR (extra long-range) aircraft, marking its debut as an Airbus customer. The Icelandic flagship also has plans on the horizon to lease four A321LRs (long-range).

                    Inside Qantas’ Airbus A350-1000 Flying The World’s Longest Flight

                      Qantas has revealed the full aircraft cabin design of its Airbus A350, set to pioneer long-haul travel. New product features include a unique Wellbeing Zone, enhanced Premium Economy and Economy cabins, a new Business class suite, an apartment style First-class suite, fast USB-C charging ports, and integrated wireless charging, positioning Qantas at the forefront of aviation innovation.

                      Clean Sky 2 Maiden Flight

                        “A few years ago this programme was just a dream of a more sustainable future for aviation. Today we are at the final stage and we finally made it fly.”