Airbus achieves new commercial aircraft delivery record in 2018

Deliveries total 800 aircraft, 11 percent higher than in 2017 Net orders total 747, backlog increases to 7,577 aircraft Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, meeting its full year delivery guidance and setting a new company record. Deliveries were 11 percent higher than the previous record of 718 units, set in 2017. For the 16th year in a row now, Airbus has increased the number of commercial aircraft deliveries on an annual basis. In total, the 2018 commercial aircraft deliveries comprise: 20 A220s (since it became part of the Airbus family in July … Continue reading Airbus achieves new commercial aircraft delivery record in 2018

First Airbus A321LR completes hot weather tests at Sharjah International Airport

Transatlantic mission capable single aisle on track for 2018 entry into service  Airbus’ first A321LR has completed a set of hot weather tests at Sharjah International Airport. The hot weather tests which began on Tuesday 27th March, were performed to check the aircraft’s systems’ behaviour with a focus on the cabin, including cooling performance on the ground. The tests are part of a 100-hour flight test programme following the aircraft’s maiden flight on 31st January 2018. The trip marks the third time that Airbus has chosen to test its aircraft in the UAE due to the optimal weather conditions combined with … Continue reading First Airbus A321LR completes hot weather tests at Sharjah International Airport

Emirates wins three Passenger Choice Awards at APEX Asia

Accolades underline Emirates’ outstanding onboard facilities and services, as rated by passengers Emirates received three Regional Passenger Choice Awards for Best Entertainment in the Middle East, Best Inflight Wi-Fi in the Middle East, and the Best Overall Experience in the … Continue reading Emirates wins three Passenger Choice Awards at APEX Asia

ETIHAD AVIATION GROUP LAUNCHES SECOND YEAR OF ACCLAIMED ‘FIKRA’ PROJECT OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN THE UAE

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has launched its Fikra University project for 2017. Fikra University is a competition which aims to foster entrepreneurship and innovation with students across the UAE. For this second edition of Fikra University, EAG is delighted to be partnering with Abu Dhabi Airports in order to offer a more expansive aviation competition. Fikra University provides entrepreneurial students the opportunity to put forward solutions for a range of challenges set by both EAG and Abu Dhabi Airports related to the travel and tourism industry. Wissam Hachem, Etihad Aviation Group Vice President Learning and Development, said: “Fikra University is … Continue reading ETIHAD AVIATION GROUP LAUNCHES SECOND YEAR OF ACCLAIMED ‘FIKRA’ PROJECT OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN THE UAE