Airbus A330: 1,500 orders and counting

Airbus A330

Airbus on Friday announced that its A330 family of aircraft has surpassed the milestone of 1,500 orders. The company said in a press release that recent orders for the widebody aircraft from Turkish Airlines and Air Lease Corp. have pushed the order total to 1,501. The company announced last year plans to upgrade the A330 […]

Japan’s Skymark to stop flying Airbus A330 in favor of Boeing-only fleet

skymark 737 800

Skymark Airlines said it will stop flying Airbus A330 jets in favour of a single-model fleet of Boeing Co 737 aircraft to cut costs after the discount carrier filed for protection from creditors late on Wednesday. “We will stop using the A330s from February,” Skymark’s chairman, Takashi Ide, told reporters at a news conference in […]

OPINION: Airbus delivers great wide hope; but what next?

A350 XWB

A year ago, Airbus’s widebody strategy looked ragged at best. At one end of its offering, the A330 was a two-decade-old programme with a depleting backlog (its thirsty A340 sibling having already been killed off). At the other, the A380 was struggling to expand its appeal beyond Emirates. In the middle, Toulouse’s great hope was […]

Airbus to Build Five A330-Based ‘Beluga’ Jets

A350 Beluga

Airbus Group NV will build five new Beluga transport planes based on its A330 widebody jet as the European plane maker seeks to secure its ability to meet increasing production demands. The first of the new Beluga jets is due for delivery in mid-2019, the Toulouse-based company said Monday. Airbus’s existing Beluga fleet is based […]

Boeing to Go Head-to-Head With Airbus in China

Airbus A330-200

The pre-eminent Chinese air show kicks off next Tuesday in Zhuhai, and both Boeing Co. and rival Airbus are expected to take some new orders. What the new orders may obscure is the difficulties both companies face in the medium wide-body class, where Boeing’s 777 and Airbus’s current A330 are facing some near-term issues. First, […]

Milan Malpensa Airport Plane Spotting. Boeing 777, 767, Airbus A330 [VIDEO]

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Want to submit your plane spotting video for consideration for Video of the Day? Message us HERE. Video shows various airplanes landing and take-off at Milan Malpensa airport.