Airbus is to pause the majority of production in Spain until April 9th as the country continues to battle one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks in Europe. The Spanish government announced new measures in the fight against the pandemic earlier.
In a rare sport of good news, Airbus has said it expects production and assembly work to partially resume in France and Spain today. For other non-production activities globally, Airbus continues to support home-working where possible.
Swiss International Air Lines has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. It is the first of 25 A320neo planes ordered by the carrier.
Airbus has increased its share in the A220 programme to 75 per cent, with the Canadian government’s Investissement Quebec holding the 25 per cent balance. The deal means Bombardier exits from the former CSeries partnership.
Airbus has agreed a settlement with French, British and US authorities following lengthy investigations into allegations of bribery and corruption.
Airbus has revealed it will create new A321 production capabilities at its site in Toulouse. The move is part of a strategy to keep the overall production system at the leading edge of technology.
The BelugaXL has entered into service, providing Airbus with 30 per cent extra transport capacity in order to support the on-going production ramp-up of commercial aircraft programmes.
Airbus delivered 863 commercial aircraft to 99 customers in 2019, outpacing its previous output record set in 2018 by eight per cent. The bulk of deliveries came in the form of A320 planes, where Airbus delivered 642 last year.
Spirit is based in South Florida and is the fastest-growing airline in the United States, with flights throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Cebu Pacific has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 15 A320neo family aircraft. The transaction is valued at US$2 billion.
Air Canada has taken delivery of its first A220-300, designed, built and delivered from the Mirabel programme facilities in Canada. The first aircraft out of an order of 45 will enter service in January, making Air Canada the first airline to operate the A220-300 in North America.