For the first time the Airbus Military A400M has been involved in dropping of paratroopers and was able to do in form of successful demonstration. This is important since the aircraft is going to have these kinds of droppings as their key role.
The jet market that has been dominated by big daddies like Airbus SAS and Boeing Co. for almost a decade is now experiencing sleepless nights.
The reason for this is the advent of rivals from Canada, China and Russia into the mammoth jet market that is projected to reach out to $1.68 trillion in next 20 years.
Yemenia, the official carrier of Yemen has struck a deal worth $700 million with Airbus for purchasing 10 Airbus aircrafts. The agreement signed on the sidelines of the three-day Bahrain International Air Show is aimed to enhance its fleet size for expanding its operations in the Gulf, Middle East, Africa, India and southern Europe.
An unidentified customer has placed an order for 52 narrow-bodied A320 jets, pushing the total order tally of the European commercial aircraft builder Airbus to 194 in November. The plane maker booked total of 74 orders in November and and is doing everything possible to woo airlines by announcing discounts and easy finance facilities.
Qatar Airways has announced that it has inked a firm contract for 24 Airbus A320 Family aircraft.
The sources said that the pact entails the firming up of a contract for four A321 aircraft.
At present, Qatar Airways operates 19 A320 Family aircraft, the Middle East's largest fleet. The new aircraft configured with a two-class cabin will be deployed to increase and expand services on regional, Eastern European and south west Asia services.