Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Air France's first A350 completed its maiden test flight in Toulouse on Aug. 27. (Photo: Airbus)

Air France Welcomes 11th Airbus A350 As It Prepares for Winter Schedule Increases

In September 2019, Air France took delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB, the first aircraft of the then initial order of 28 of the type. Subsequently, in November of the same year, Air France decided to place an additional order for another 10 A350-900s, taking the total order to the current 38. The decision for the new A350 orders was made on account of the airline's initiative to renew its fleet, with the new-generation aircraft slated to replace its…

Qatar Airways Receives 250th Aircraft

Last week, an A350-900 was ferried from Airbus' facilities in Toulouse, France to Qatar Airways' home in Doha, representing the 250th aircraft to be delivered to the Qatari flag carrier. Just a few planes down, All Nippon Airways was receiving its first Airbus A380 from Airbus. Qatar CEO Akbar Al…