Air France-KLM has positioned a agency order for ten further widebody A350-900s with Airbus.
The transfer will take its whole order for the plane sort to 38 planes.
The A350s are supposed to be operated by Air France.
“Rationalising and modernising the fleet is central to our effort to regain our main place in Europe,” mentioned Benjamin Smith, chief government of Air France-KLM Group.
“It should strengthen our efficiency from each an financial and operational standpoint, and can assist us ship on our bold sustainability agenda.
“Providing a 25 per cent discount in gasoline consumption in comparison with earlier era plane, the Airbus A350-900 is a jewel of European experience and a passenger favorite.”
Air France-KLM presently operates a fleet of 159 Airbus plane.
“Ben is main a formidable transformation at Air France-KLM and we really feel honoured that our A350 plane have been chosen as a part of this endeavour,” mentioned Guillaume Faury, Airbus chief government.
“We sincerely thank Air France-KLM for the arrogance positioned in us.”
Additionally right this moment, Airbus has acquired industrial automation firm, MTM Robotics, for an undisclosed sum.
The transfer deepens Airbus’ dedication to increasing superior robotics capabilities inside its manufacturing processes.
The MTM enterprise will retain its present management and 40-person workers, in addition to its facility in Mukilteo, Washington, close to Seattle.
“We’re happy and excited to grow to be part of the Airbus household and look ahead to additional integrating our merchandise and approaches into the Airbus industrialization chain,” mentioned MTM founder, Mike Woogerd.
The acquisition is the newest chapter in a trusted, ten-year-plus relationship between the businesses, with a number of MTM gentle automated robotics methods presently in use at Airbus manufacturing amenities.
Whereas MTM will function as an entirely owned subsidiary of Airbus Americas, headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, it should proceed to serve different clients within the aerospace business.
Since 2003, MTM has deployed greater than 40 aerospace manufacturing methods comprised of machines, instruments, machine software program, enterprise software program and assist all through the US, Europe, the Center East and Asia.