airbus group nv - unsp adr (EADSY) Key Developments
Airbus Announces Executive Changes
Jan 30 15
Airbus announced Domingo Urena-Raso, head of the military aircraft unit at Airbus Defence and Space, has resigned over the delivery delays dogging the A400M military transport aircraft programme. In addition, the production of the military transport aircraft will be transferred to the operations unit of the defence division. Urena-Raso will be succeeded by Fernando Alonso, currently head of flight and integration tests at Airbus, effective March 1.
International Airfinance Corporation Orders for Up to Nine Airbus A330-200 Aircraft from Airbus Group
Jan 22 15
Airbus Group announced order for up to nine Airbus A330-200 aircraft placed by International Airfinance Corporation. The agreement also includes options for an additional four A330-200 aircraft. Based on list price, the contract value for International Airfinance Corporationâ s (IAFC) transaction covering five Airbus A330-200 aircraft and four options is approximately $2 billion.
Airbus Helicopters Launches Upgraded EC135 T3/P3 with Aiut Alpin Dolomites
Jan 14 15
Airbus Group NV has launched a new twin-engine rotorcraft with the operational start-up of Airbus Helicopters's upgraded EC135 T3/P3 of Aiut Alpin Dolomites, a northern Italy-based Alpine mountain rescue service. Aiut Alpin Dolomites' operations benefit from Airbus Helicopters' enhancements incorporated in this latest variant of the versatile EC135 family, which include significant power reserves for increased safety margins during flight and while maneuvering; an improved flight envelope, especially in hot-and-high environments; and an increased maximum takeoff weight of 2,980 kg. The upgraded EC135 is available in two versions with its corresponding upgraded engine options: Turbomeca's Arrius 2B2 "Plus" for the EC135 T3; and Pratt & Whitney Canada's PWC 206B3 for the EC135 P3.
Finnair Oyj Announces New Agreement with Airbus Group NV for Eight Additional A350-900s Aircraft
Jan 12 15
Finnair Oyj has signed an agreement with Airbus Group NV for eight additional A350-900s aircraft. Finnair was the first airline to select the A350 XWB and will be the airline in autumn 2015 to receive the all new Airbus Widebody. Finnair's A350 XWBs will seat 297 passengers in a two class configuration. The aircraft will be deployed on Finnair's long-haul routes to Asia and America. This agreement brings the total committed order to 19 A350-900s. The A350 XWB was designed above all for passengers' comfort and well-being and will provide Finnair's passengers with an excellent flight experience with the most advanced cabin with wider seats in both business and economy class. The A350 XWB is the latest addition to the Airbus Widebody product line. Offering its customers a 25% reduction in fuel-burn, the all-new mid-size long-range A350 XWB Family aircraft can seat up to 369 passengers in a typical two-class layout. The A350 has carbon fibre fuselage and wings and sets new standards in terms of passenger experience, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. At the end of November 2014, the A350 XWB had won 775 orders from 40 customers worldwide.
CIT Group Inc. Orders 15 A330-900neo Aircraft and Five A321ceo Aircraft from Airbus Group NV
Jan 12 15
CIT Group Inc. has ordered 15 A330-900neo aircraft and five A321ceo aircraft from Airbus Group NV. CIT became one of the launch customers of the A330neo after signing its initial agreement in July 2014, at the Farnborough International Airshow. The A330-800neo and the A330-900neo are two new members of the Airbus Widebody Family launched in July 2014 with first deliveries scheduled to start in Fourth Quarter 2017. The A330neo incorporates latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, aerodynamic enhancements and new cabin features. Benefitting from the unbeatable economics, versatility and high reliability of the A330, the A330neo reduces fuel consumption by 14% per seat, making it the most cost efficient, medium range Widebody aircraft on the market. In addition to greater fuel savings, A330neo operators will also benefit from a range increase of up to 400 nautical miles and of course all the operational commonality advantages of the Airbus Family. The A320 Family is the world's best-selling single aisle product line with almost 11,000 orders to date and over 6,200 aircraft delivered to 400 customers and operators worldwide.