Airbus will begin testing its first prototype flying car next year in a move that could reshape the short distance transport market currently served by taxis and rideshare services such as Uber. Dubbed ‘CityAirbus’ and capable of vertical take-offs and landings, the vehicle would be ...
POSTED 25 Aug, 2016 12 Comments
The first Airbus A350-1000 has rolled out of the hangar at Airbus' Toulouse factory, with the stretched jetliner set to make its maiden flight by year's end. A larger to the A350-900 – which is now flown by Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways, among othe...
POSTED 1 Aug, 2016 29 Comments
AirAsia customers in Perth and Darwin are in the box seat to enjoy brand new planes in coming years after the Malaysian low-cost carrier today unveiled an order for 100 Airbus A321neo (New Engine Option) aircraft. Valued at some A$16.5 billion (US$12.6 billion) based on list prices, it marks the...
POSTED 13 Jul, 2016 8 Comments
You usually wouldn’t associate aircraft with fast Internet speeds. Flights which are equipped with sky-high WiFi, especially via satellite, rarely deliver what you’d think of as ‘broadband’. But back on the ground, Airbus is helping one tech startup to literally deliver d...
POSTED 10 Jun, 2016 5 Comments
Some days, says Airbus chief commercial officer John Leahy, it's a wonder he gets any work done. "I've got a big plasma screen in my office, showing in real time every A380 flying around the world" Leahy explains. "Today there are 14 daily A380 flights out of Hong Kong, 24 A380 flights out of L...
POSTED 31 May, 2016 18 Comments
Hawaiian Airlines will begin flying its lie-flat Premium Cabin seats in June, with US West Coast destinations first to see and sample the Airbus A330 business class seats on a 'surprise-and-delight' basis (meaning the airline isn't going to lock down initial routes until a few months down th...
POSTED 24 May, 2016 31 Comments
Airbus has revealed all-new cabin designs for the interior of its aircraft with an emphasis on a greater sense of space and comfort for passengers. The designs – brought together under the ‘Airspace’ cabin brand, and launched overnight in London – will debut on the...
POSTED 23 Mar, 2016 9 Comments
Airbus is considering adding a small lower deck to the forthcoming A350-1000 jet to accommodate lavatories and kitchens. Shifting these 'service areas' off the main deck would free up significant amounts of space for more seats in both business class and economy class, Airbus says. "The average...
POSTED 23 Mar, 2016 24 Comments
Malaysia Airlines looks set to debut its new business class seats on the Sydney-Kuala Lumpur route from late March, and has also revealed the seatmap for the refitted A330's business class cabin. The airline's schedule shows the new seats flying between KL and Sydney from March 23 as the MH140/1...
POSTED 18 Feb, 2016 7 Comments
Garuda Indonesia's all-new international business class takes flight on its equally new Airbus A330-300 this month. The SkyTeam member airline is upgrading from today's 2-2-2 business class seating arrangement to a more passenger-friendly 1-2-1 layout – specifically, the Super Diamond desi...
POSTED 2 Feb, 2016 17 Comments
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