The aircraft is the first out of 65 A320neo family aircraft ordered by Saudi Arabian Airline at the Paris Airshow 2019, and will join an all-Airbus fleet.
Boeing and United announced the carrier will expand its 737 order book by purchasing an additional 200 737 Max jets. At the same time, the US carrier has ordered 70 A321neo planes from Airbus.
Airbus has appointed Catherine Jestin as executive vice president digital and information management. She will join the executive committee and report to Guillaume Faury, Airbus chief executive.
The airline, based on the Balearic island of Mallorca and founded by the Spanish hotel company Iberostar, will operate the planes on long-haul routes from Madrid.
The manufacturer said the decision would provide increased flexibility throughout its global industrial production system to respond to market recovery and future demand.
Bernard Ziegler was instrumental in the introduction of the first digital fly-by-wire (FBW) and side stick controls in a commercial passenger aircraft - with the A320 in 1988.
JetBlue Airways has taken delivery of its first A321LR aircraft from Airbus. The planes, of which the carrier has 13 on order, will be utilised to launch highly-anticipated transatlantic services.
Airbus has reported consolidated net income of €362 million for the first quarter of 2021, compared to a net loss of €481 million for the same period last year.
Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 25 A321neo (New Engine Option) aircraft with Airbus. This is in addition to Delta’s 2017 order of 100 A321neo aircraft.
Airbus has taken the next step in reducing its industrial carbon footprint with the maiden flight of a Beluga super-transporter using sustainable aviation fuel.
Corsair has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from Avolon. By selecting a total of five A330neos, the French airline is executing its strategy to become an all-A330 operator.
A team of aerospace specialists has launched the first in-flight emissions study using 100 per cent sustainable aviation fuel on a wide-body commercial passenger aircraft.