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                        Commercial Aircraft History

                        Commercial Aircraft History

                        1967 to today

                        Early days (1967-1969)

                        Early days (1967-1969)

                        Trouble and strife (1968-1969)

                        Trouble and strife (1968-1969)

                        First order, first flight (1970-1972)

                        First order, first flight (1970-1972)

                        Champagne... and drought (1973-1977)

                        Champagne... and drought (1973-1977)

                        Technology leaders (1977-1979)

                        Technology leaders (1977-1979)

                        Fly-by-wire (1980-1987)

                        Fly-by-wire (1980-1987)

                        The family grows (1988-1991)

                        The family grows (1988-1991)

                        Expansion (1991-1992)

                        Expansion (1991-1992)

                        Record breakers (1993-2000)

                        Record breakers (1993-2000)

                        Going global (2001-2004)

                        Going global (2001-2004)

                        The "wow" factor... and a new era dawns (2004-2007)

                        The "wow" factor... and a new era dawns (2004-2007)

                        Singapore Airlines managers, flight crew and Airbus programme personnel proceed with the formal Transfer of Title for the A380’s first customer delivery (15 October 2007)

                        Challenges and achievements (2006-2009)

                        Preparing the future (2009-2010)

                        Preparing the future (2009-2010)

                        AirAsia, the largest low cost airline in the Asia-Pacific region, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 200 A320neo aircraft – which marks the largest booking ever placed for the A320 Family (23 June 2011)

                        Confirming Airbus' industry leadership (2011)

                        Airbus President & CEO Fabrice Brégier (at left) and Alabama Governor Robert Bentley pose for international journalists during the 2 July 2012 event announcing the new A320 Family jetliner production facility in Mobile, Alabama

                        Higher production goals, while new aircraft take shape (2012)

                        Installation of the first Rolls-Royce Trent XWB flight-test engine on the A380 “flying-testbed” aircraft was completed at Airbus’ Jean-Luc Lagardère site in Toulouse (18 October 2011)

                        Continuing the momentum (2013)

                        A350 AROUND THE WORLD

                        Building on a record year (2014)

                        The world is watching: The NEO’s historic first flight was broadcast live around the globe with Airbus’ online streaming coverage

                        Delivering on commitments and preparing for the future (2015)

                        Airbus’ top management reported results for 2015 and outlined key objectives for 2016 at the company’s year-opening press conference in Paris, France

                        Boosting competitiveness with efficiency, innovation and diversity (2016)

                        A320neo MSN6286 PW AIRBUS in flight

                        Airbus Commercial Aircraft positioned for the future (2017)

                        The BelugaXL’s maiden flight – which began and concluded at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport on 19 July 2018 – initiated a certification campaign that will lead to this next-generation oversize airlifter’s service entry in 2019

                        Maintaining commercial aircraft market leadership (2018)

                        A220-100 Delta Air Lines, before the First flight.
A220-100 on ground

Delta Air Lines A220 takes to the skies for its first flight

Delta will be first U.S. operator to benefit from new-generation aircraft’s unbeatable efficiency 

Mirabel (Canada), 3rd October 2018

                        Building on success (2019)

                        U.S.-based Spirit Airlines – which finalised a purchase agreement with Airbus for 100 A320neo Family aircraft – will receive a mix of A319neo, A320neo, and A321neo

                        Poised to reach new heights (2020)

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