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Airbus statement on USTR decision regarding tariffs – 15 February 2020

Airbus deeply regrets USTR’s decision to increase tariffs on aircraft imported from the EU as well as the decision to maintain tariffs on goods from other sectors. – USTR’s decision to impose tariffs further escalates trade tensions between the US and the EU, thereby creating more instability for US airlines that are already suffering from …

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Protecting Earth from asteroids: Airbus has a solution

The threat is real: on 15 February 2013, a previously undetected meteorite exploded in the atmosphere above Russia’s Ural Mountains, and the resulting shock wave caused extensive damage and injuries. Asteroids are larger than meteorites, and they have created at least 170 impact craters on the Earth. Implementing a rapid-response, deep-space deflection mission is extremely …

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Can improved aircraft design & technology contribute to sustainable aviation?

Today’s commercial aircraft are generally equipped with four jet engines. A jet engine works by burning fuel to release hot exhaust gas. This gas is then forced through the blades of a turbine, making the turbine’s spinning wheels rotate and propelling the aircraft forward. Because conventional jet engines rely on fuel burn to operate, this …

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A330-800 receives joint EASA and FAA Type Certification

. Paving the way for entry into service this year . New technologies bring longer range and double-digit fuel burn reduction for airlines Toulouse, 13th February 2020 – The A330-800 has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The aircraft’s certification flight-test campaign was successfully …

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Airbus Helicopters maintains global market leader position in 2019

Gross orders for 369 units Book to bill > 1 by value for third consecutive year Leading position in civil and parapublic market maintained Marignane, 13 February 2020 – Airbus Helicopters logged gross orders for 369 helicopters in 2019 (310 net orders), combined with its support and services revenue, worth more than EUR 7 billion. …

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Airbus and Green Africa announce strategic partnership with MoU for 50 A220s

Singapore – Green Africa Airways, Nigeria’s Lagos-based airline, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 50 A220-300 aircraft, one of the major orders to be placed globally for the A220 programme and the largest ever from the African continent. Babawande Afolabi, Founder & CEO of Green Africa Airways said, “Together with Airbus, we are …

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H160: A digital ambition

Increased safety Monitoring airworthiness is another benefit of this digitalisation process. From the logcards (parts identification) and logbooks (maintenance book) to the Fleet monitoring application, the entire maintenance and airworthiness chain has been digitalised. There is no more manual data entry, which proved to be a source of errors. During its initial design, the H160 …

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Airbus reports Full-Year (FY) 2019 results, delivers on guidance

. Record commercial aircraft deliveries . Strong underlying financial performance, FY 2019 guidance achieved . EUR -3.6 billion penalties recognised for agreements with authorities . A400M EUR -1.2 billion charge; export assumptions revised . Revenues EUR 70.5 billion, +11% YoY; EBIT Adjusted EUR 6.9 billion, +19% YoY . EBIT (reported) EUR 1.3 billion; loss per …

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Airbus and the Government of Quebec become sole owners of the A220 Programme as Bombardier completes its strategic exit from Commercial Aviation

Bombardier transfers its remaining interest in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Airbus Canada) to Airbus SE and the Government of Quebec Airbus now holds 75 percent of Airbus Canada with the Government of Quebec increasing its holding to 25 percent for no cash consideration Bombardier work packages for the A220 and A330 will be transferred to …

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Demonstrator phase launched: Future Combat Air System takes major step forward

Paris/ Munich, 12 February 2020 – The governments of France and Germany have awarded Dassault Aviation, Airbus, together with their partners MTU Aero Engines, Safran, MBDA and Thales, the initial framework contract (Phase 1A), which launches the demonstrator phase for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS). This framework contract covers a first period of 18 …

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