Toulouse, 19 October 2017 – The first A330neo took off this morning at Blagnac in Toulouse, France at 09.57 hrs local time, for its maiden flight taking place over south-western France. The aircraft, MSN1795, is a A330-900 and the first of three certification flight-test aircraft to fly, powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans.
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Toulouse, September 26th, 2017 – Airbus’ A340 laminar-flow “BLADE” test demonstrator aircraft (A340-300 MSN001) has made its successful maiden flight for the EU-sponsored Clean Sky “Blade” project. The aircraft, dubbed “Flight Lab”, took off from the Tarbes aerodrome in southern France at local time 11:00, and after a series of successful tests it landed at Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse Blagnac. The overall flight time was 3hrs/38mins.
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Dr. Reza Mousavi, CEO of Iran Airtour Airlines Interview, Tehran based Iran Airtour Airlines, has become Airbus’ newest customer for the A320neo Family after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 45 aircraft at the Paris Air Show. Celebrating 45 years since establishment, the carrier now has been added to Airbus’ list of new customers after being an all-Boeing operator with a fleet of eight aircraft. Operating scheduled services to domestic and international markets, Iran Airtour will benefit from the new aircraft to modernise its fleet and expand its operations to domestic and international markets.
Providing strong evidence that the commercial aircraft market remains healthy, Airbus announced $39.7 billion worth of new business during the 2017 Paris Air Show. The company won commitments for a total of 326 aircraft, including firm orders for 144 aircraft worth $18.5 billion and MoUs for 182 aircraft worth $21.2 billion.
József Varady, Wizz Air Managing Director & CEO Itw - Wizz Air Holdings Plc with its subsidiary, Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has signed a firm contract for 10 A321ceos. The aircraft will be powered by IAE International Aero Engines AG’s V2500.