The A321neo’s maiden flight lasted five hours and 29 minutes, during which tests were performed on both high and low engine speed variation and on systems behavior. Tests were also performed during the first flight to validate the aircraft’s flight envelope.

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Volaris’ aircraft will be the first Airbus A321s operated by a Mexican carrier and will be deployed on the airline’s domestic routes to and from Cancun, according to Airbus.

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To celebrate its 250th Airbus delivery, easyJet’s newest Airbus A320 was unveiled bearing a unique livery, which features a large ‘250’ made up of 250 miniature aircraft symbols on the A320’s rear fuselage.

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Airbus has delivered its 9,000th commercial jet, at a ceremony at Finkenwerder Airfield near Hamburg on March 20. The milestone aircraft is the first Airbus A321 to be delivered to Vietnamese carrier VietJetAir.

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Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380, at the Airbus facility at Finkelwerder Airfield near Hamburg.

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On April 8, 2014, following completion of airframe assembly and system tests in Toulouse, Skymark Airlines’ first Airbus A380 flew from Toulouse Blagnac Airport to the manufacturer’s completion facility at Finkenwerder Airfield near Hamburg.

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Airbus has rolled out the first A380 for Asiana Airlines from the paint shop at the manufacturer’s Hamburg plant.

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Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, finalized the contract documents for the 50-aircraft Airbus A380 order during a visit to Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse. Clark’s visit to Toulouse came as Emirates accepted two new A380s (the 43rd and 44th delivered to the airline) on the same day, from Airbus’ A380 completion center at Finkenwerder Airfield in Hamburg.

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The Airbus A380 flew on December 13 from Airbus’ widebody final-assembly facility at Toulouse Blagnac Airport in France to the aircraft manufacturer’s facility at Finkenwerder Airfield in Hamburg, Germany.

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