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.
Air France-KLM has firmed up an order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft to modernise its single-aisle fleet. The aircraft are intended to be operated by Air France.
After detailed evaluation of the Boeing 777X and Airbus A350, Qantas has selected the A350-1000 as the preferred aircraft for the ultra-long-haul project Sunrise.
Sky, a Chilean-based ultra-low-cost carrier, has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for ten A321XLRs. The airline will expand its international route network with the new aircraft.
The A321XLR will be operated by the same crew, powered by the same engines and have the same cabin as the A321neo, with more than 90 percent commonality.