Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that it intends to add the A350-1000 to its future A350 XWB fleet, with an agreement to place a new order for ten aircraft. In addition, the Hong Kong-based airline will convert 16 of its existing orders for the A350-900 to the larger A350-1000.
An £120 million investment from government and industry in aerospace research and technology was announced by business secretary Vince Cable today at the Farnborough International Airshow. The new funding, part of a total £200 million investment in aerospace since 2011, was announced alongside a new vision for the future of the sector which will help UK aerospace firms win billions of pounds worth of new contracts over the next 15 to 20 years.
Malaysia Airlines’ second Airbus A380 received a VIP visit earlier from UK prime minister David Cameron, as part of his attendance at the Farnborough International Air Show. Malaysia Airlines’ Group chief executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya and Fabrice Bregier, president and chief executive of Airbus, welcomed Cameron on-board the aircraft following the official opening ceremony.