Today Airbus S.A.S The French Aircraft Manufacture that’s owned by EADS; made a milestone today by making its 8,000th Aircraft Delivery to Indonesian base airline “AirAisa”. The Aircraft, which is an Airbus A320 thats fitted with airbus branded new sharklets took off from the Manufacture base in Toulouse, France on August 3 and made a safe landing at her new home in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 5th. AirAisa had this to say about today’s milestone
“AirAsia has a long-standing, special relationship with Airbus. This is a very special moment for all of us. The people behind Airbus and their commitment in delivering the best product are key to our fruitful relationship, and we are extremely proud to have the 8,000th Airbus as a member of our fleet. It’s the same pioneering, forward-looking mindset and a lot of hard work that have brought both AirAsia and Airbus to their respective leading positions today,” said Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia. “The excellent fuel efficiency and economics of Airbus aircraft are key contributors to AirAsia’s success – we are confident that these modern aircraft will enable us to continue our ambitious growth plans”
Airbus S.AS Prisident and CEO had this to say about his companies major achievement!
“It’s particularly fitting that our 8,000th delivery goes to AirAsia – one of the world’s fastest growing airlines,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. “In an increasingly challenging and diverse worldwide economic context, we are more than ever focused on delivering real value to our customers. We will achieve this by continuing to innovate, together with our customers, in all fields of the business to stay ahead of the game and offer the most efficient products and services.”
AirAsia Group (AirAsia Berhad) which is a low-cost airline that operates out of Indonesia and other Asian cities, has long been a customer of Airbus. The Company is known to have the largest A320 Family Fleet of any airline and also have back order for the up coming re-engine option of the Airbus A320 Famiily; Know as the A320neo. The order was place this pass year for about 475 Aircraft that’s including 264 A320neo and 211 A320neo. AirAisa has also ordered 36 Total Airbus wide body jetliners which includes Airbus best selling wide body aircraft the A330 (26 firms) and its brand new A350 (10 firms) aircraft for its AirAsiaX brand which operated Long Haul flights across Australia and Europe. AirAsia Berhad Operates to over 25 Countines and maintain a series of different airlines over some of those countries. AirAsia operates out of the Low-Coast Carrier Terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport some of AirAsia owned and operated airlines are: Thai AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia, Philippines AirAsia, AirAsia India and AirAsia Japan and operates hubs out of the following airports: Don Mueang International Airport, Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Clark International Airport and Narita International Airport. AirAsia’s registered office is in Petaling Jaya, Selangor while its head office is also located at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
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Airbus 8,000TH Delivery Milestone Press Release
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