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ILA Berlin air show 2014: Airbus to showcase cutting-edge products and innovations first display of A350 XWB test aircraft at German air show


Airbus will demonstrate the leading position of its comprehensive product family at this year’s ILA Berlin Air Show, with a special focus on its highly efficient and popular widebody product range. The highlight of the opening day will be the first ever display of an A350 XWB test aircraft (MSN 4) at a German Airshow. Compared to current generation long-range twin-engine aircraft, the A350 XWB is up to 25 per cent more fuel efficient thanks to an intelligent use of advanced materials, latest state-of-the-art aerodynamics, cutting edge system... Read More »

Viva Aerobus starts A320 operations in Mexico


Mexico City-based VivaAerobus formally launched its fleet transition to A320 aircraft today, after the airline started operating its first three Airbus A320 aircraft in April. The low cost carrier will receive an additional two A320s before the end of 2014. The A320s, powered by IAE, are configured in an all economy 180 seat configuration, 32 additional seats or a 22 percent increase in capacity as compared to VivaAerobus’ existing fleet of 737-300s. The A320s will bring VivaAerobus improved fuel efficiency, performance and range, allowing t... Read More »

Airbus highlights ACJ319 at ebace


Airbus’ ACJ319 has the most capable cabin of any corporate jet at EBACE, allowing visitors to see for themselves how more people can fly in more comfort, with more freedom of movement. The Airbus ACJ319 on display is operated by K5 Aviation and has seating for 19 passengers in a cabin with several lounges, including one that converts to a bedroom with ensuite bathroom. “We’re in the business of giving wings to our customers’ lifestyles, which the more capable cabins of the Airbus ACJ320 Family are better at doing than any other business j... Read More »

Ad-hoc release: Airbus Group reports first quarter 2014 results


Airbus Group (stock exchange symbol: AIR) reported first quarter 2014 results reflecting the company’s continued focus on programme execution and achieving its operational milestones. Group order intake(2) was € 21.1 billion (Q1 2013: € 49.5 billion), with the order book(2) value amounting to € 683.2 billion on 31 March, 2014 (year-end 2013: € 680.6 billion). Airbus received 103 net commercial aircraft orders (Q1 2013: 410 net orders), including 20 A380s for Amedeo. Order intake at Airbus Helicopters rose 50 percent and was broadly stable at... Read More »

Airbus Group extends support to Saudi health summit


Under the patronage of the Saudi Ministry of Health, the Saudi Health Summit is the largest platform in the Kingdom for regional and international key industry players to interact and network with healthcare providers, distributors and suppliers. Airbus Group is providing value added products and services in the frame of both military and civil programmes, namely for health and civil defence: From telecommunications means to expertize in security fields, from medevac helicopters / aircrafts to mobile hospital capabilities, the Group is able ... Read More »

Nissan contributes € 415 million for first quarter 2014 to Renault’s earnings.


Nissan’s results, published in JGAAP, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013/2014 (January 1 to March 31, 2014) will have a positive contribution to Renault’s first-half 2014 net income estimated, after restatements, at € 415 million . ... Read More »

Airbus supporting the world’s scientific community on climate research


20 years of non-stop in-flight measurements for a better scientific knowledge Several Airbus aircraft collecting worldwide atmospheric data daily. Over 41,000 commercial flights performed since 1994 Airbus celebrates today the 20th anniversary of the first MOZAIC (Measurement of Ozone by Airbus in-service Aircraft) flight together with partners, users and the worldwide scientific community, highlighting the strong commitment of the aircraft manufacturer to advancing scientific knowledge on climate research. 20 years after the launch o... Read More »

Airbus’ first Family – the A300 – reaches 40


Today leading the aviation industry, Airbus was focused at the very outset on innovation, by designing the A300B as the world’s first twin-engine widebody. Moreover, the success of that programme and the philosophy to innovate has been the cornerstone of Airbus’ ongoing success story. Starting in 1974, 878 A300/A310 Family aircraft have been manufactured. Even today, over 400 of these are still in service with 65 customers. ... Read More »

GDF SUEZ successfully issues the largest green bond to date


The bond has two tranches: a 6-year tranche of €1,200 million with a 1.375% annual coupon, and a 12-year tranche of €1,300 million with a 2.375% annual coupon. The average coupon amounts to 1.895% for a 9.1 years average duration. The bond was 3-times oversubscribed and very successful with French, German and UK institutional investors. Strong demand came from investors focused on environmental and socially responsible investing who bought 64% of the issue. The funds of this bond issue will be used to finance the Group’s growth not only in r... Read More »

Renault Sport F1 – Spanish grand prix report


TEAM-BY-TEAM Infiniti Red Bull Racing Daniel Ricciardo claimed his first official podium of the year in today's 66-lap race. Having lost out to Valtteri Bottas at the start, the Australian regained the position in the first round of pit stops and was able to open a comfortable gap over the final two thirds of the race. Sebastian Vettel put in a storming race to fourth after starting 15th, the result of a gearbox penalty imposed after qualifying yesterday. Using an out-of-sync pit stop strategy, the reigning world champion was able to claw... Read More »

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