The final two Pléiades Neo satellites arrive in Kourou for launch

The final two Pléiades Neo satellites arrive in Kourou for launch

Toulouse – The last batch of the Airbus-built, owned and operated Pléiades Neo satellites has arrived at the European Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, following a transatlantic flight from Toulouse, France, where most of the manufacturing steps occurred over the last years. Scheduled to be launched at the end of November on the first […]

easyJet to upgrade its Airbus A320 family fleet with Descent Profile Optimisation and Continuous Descent Approach to further improve efficiency, fuel savings and noise emissions 

easyJet to upgrade its Airbus A320 family fleet with Descent Profile Optimisation and Continuous Descent Approach to further improve efficiency, fuel savings and noise emissions 

Toulouse, 26 September 2022  – easyJet is to upgrade its A320 Family fleet with Airbus’ “Descent Profile Optimisation” (DPO) – a fuel-saving enhancement to the aircraft’s on-board Flight Management System (FMS) performance database and “Continuous Descent Approach” (CDA) to reduce noise impact on the ground. The European short-haul airline will become the biggest operator worldwide […]

French Navy takes delivery of first H160 for search and rescue missions

French Navy takes delivery of first H160 for search and rescue missions

Marignane, 22 September 2022 – The French Navy has taken delivery of the first of six H160s that will perform search and rescue (SAR) missions. The aircraft is part of the interim fleet that will be delivered by the partnership formed between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines. “The delivery of the first H160 […]

Airbus tests loading system for outsized military cargo on Beluga

Airbus tests loading system for outsized military cargo on Beluga

Manching – Airbus Defence and Space has developed and tested a loading system to lift outsized military cargo into the Airbus Beluga A300-600ST aircraft. The capability was successfully tested during a verification exercise with the German armed forces, the system’s first customer, by loading a CH53 military medium-lift helicopter into the Beluga. “The demand for […]

The Brazilian armed forces acquire 27 H125 helicopters

The Brazilian armed forces acquire 27 H125 helicopters

Brasilia– The Brazilian armed forces, through the Combat Aircraft Programme Coordinating Committee (COPAC), have acquired 27 single engine H125 helicopters to boost the training capacity of the Brazilian Navy and the Air Force. The H125 will be produced in the H125 final assembly line located in Itajubá, Brazil at Helibras’ factory where the H225Ms for the […]

Airbus partners with Hiratagakuen to test future eVTOL flight routes and concept of operations in the Kansai region

Airbus partners with Hiratagakuen to test future eVTOL flight routes and concept of operations in the Kansai region

Osaka– Airbus is partnering with Japanese helicopter operator Hiratagakuen to develop advanced air mobility services in the Kansai region and beyond. This is a key addition to the company’s strong regional footprint and growing international network to pioneer the future of mobility. Through this agreement, Airbus and Hiratagakuen will tackle crucial aspects required to launch […]

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