The Airbus A220 is a family of narrow-body airliners made by Airbus Canada Limited Partnership. It was originally designed by Bombardier and had two years in service as the Bombardier CSeries. The program was launched on 13 July 2008, the smaller A220-100 (formerly CS100) made its maiden flight on 16 September 2013 was awarded an initial type certification by Transport Canada on 18 December 2015 and entered service on 15 July 2016 with launch operator Swiss Global Air Lines. The longer A220-300 (formerly CS300) first flew on 27 February 2015, and received an initial type certification on 11 July 2016 and entered service with air Baltic on 14 December 2016
A 220 Family
A 320 Family
The Airbus A320 family is a series of narrow-body airliners developed and produced by Airbus. The A320 was launched in March 1984, First flew on 22 February 1987, and was introduced in April 1988 by Air France. The first member of the family was followed by the longer A321 (first delivered in January 1994), the shorter A319 (April 1996), and the even shorter A318 (July 2003). Final assembly takes place in Toulouse in France, Hamburg in Germany, Tianjinin China since 2009 and in Mobile, Alabama in the United States since April 2016.
In December 2010, Airbus announced the re-engined A320neo (new engine option), which entered service with Lufthansa in January 2016. With more efficient turbofans and improvements including sharklets, it offers up to 15% better fuel economy. Earlier A320s are now called A320ceo (current engine option).
A 330 Family
The Airbus A330 is a flat-line long-haul medium-capacity aircraft manufacturer built by European Airbus. It shares its development program with the A340 Quad jet, with the difference that the A330 targets the ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operation Performance Standards) large jet market directly.
The A330 shares fuselage and wings with the A340 (except A340-500 and A340-600), a fuselage itself largely borrowed from the Airbus A300; cockpit design is shared with the A320
Airbus has launched redesigned versions of the A330 on July 14 2014, at the Farnborough Airshow. The new generation of the A330-800 and A330-900 will therefore replace the A330-200 and A330-300 respectively from the end of 2017.
The A330neo made its maiden flight on October 19 2017 In Toulouse.
The super-stretch A340-600 is Airbus' longest jetliner operating today, with an overall fuselage length of 75.36 metres.
A350 The next generation
The Airbus A350 XWB is a widebody aircraft type. The airliner was created as a response to the development of the Boeing 787 by competitor Boeing.
The A350 XWB should eventually replace the Airbus A330 and Airbus A340. The Airbus Supervisory Board approved the development of the aircraft in December 2006. On June 14, 2013, it made its first test flight. The "Launch Customer", Qatar Airways, received the first aircraft on December 22, 2014 in Toulouse.
The Airbus A350 XWB consists largely of composite materials. The A350 XWB, has 52% composite materials, 2 percentage points more than its Boeing counterpart. Unlike the Boeing 787, the Airbus A350 does not use "bleedless" engines. This means that some of the energy produced by the engines (hot air) is still used to power systems that are not directly related to propulsion (such as air conditioning). Technologies from the Airbus A380 are also applied. Glare (Material constructed from layers of aluminum 0.3 and 0.4 millimeters thick, primed and then stacked alternately with fiberglass fabrics impregnated with plastic resin.) will not be used in the A350.
A380 The largest passengers airplane of all.
The Airbus A380 is a passenger aircraft of the European concern Airbus. It is the largest airworthy passenger aircraft in the world. It is a two-storey wide-body aircraft, not counting the cargo hold. It seats 853 passengers, with an average configuration it can fit 555 people. The first test flight was made on April 27, 2005, the first commercial flight was made two and a half years later, on October 25, 2007. That was an aircraft that flew from Singapore to Sydney in service of Singapore Airlines. This was also the first route on which a regular service was maintained by the aircraft.
The assembly of the aircraft takes place in Toulouse, in France, but production was discontinued in 2021 due to disappointing sales.
On 8 June 2010, an A380 landed for the first time at Brussels Airport.