Airbus

2020 in numbers: The year of freighters and preighters

By Chris Seymour, head of market analysis, Ascend by Cirium

The airfreight sector had just come out of its worst year for traffic in a decade, driven by weak global…

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Why freighter strategy is a loaded question for Boeing

Few would dispute that Boeing has long shaded Airbus in the cargo sector with its broad portfolio of new-build “factory…

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Worldwide Flight Services, Bolloré Logistics and Airbus team up to ship medical masks

By Rachelle Harry

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has collaborated with Bolloré Logistics and Airbus to transport 2m medical face masks from China to…

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A321 converted freighter secures EASA certification

European authorities have certified the Airbus A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion undertaken by the airframer’s EFW joint venture with ST Engineering. Approval…

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First A321P2F cargo conversion aircraft takes flight

Qantas’ plans to operate the first A321 as a freighter took a step closer to reality when Vallair launched an…

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BelugaXL freighter enters into service

By Damian Brett

Airbus’ BelugaXL freighter has entered into service after making its first operational flight on January 9. The aircraft will provide…

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Limited freighter orders announced at Dubai Airshow

With regards to cargo, there has been comparatively little to shout about so far from this year’s Dubai Airshow, taking…

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Airbus BelugaXL receives EASA type certification

By Rachelle Harry

Airbus’s BelugaXL is set for entry-into-service by early 2020, after having received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency…

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Airbus ups freighter forecast as stored fleet remains historically low

By David Kaminski-Morrow

Airbus is predicting demand for just over 850 new-build freighters over the next two decades in the airframer’s latest global…

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Lessor BBAM and unanammed airline order A321 converted freighter

Aircraft lessor BBAM and an unnammed airline have signed letters of intent (LoI) for A321 converted freighters at the Paris…

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