DGAP-Adhoc: Airbus Group N.V.: Airbus launches the A330neo

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Ad-hoc release, 14 July 2014 

Airbus launches the A330neo

Adds new members to its market-leading Widebody Family 

Following a decision by the Board of Directors of the Group, Airbus has
launched the A330-800neo and A330-900neo, two new members of its Widebody
Family, which will incorporate latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000
engines, aerodynamic enhancements and new cabin features. Benefitting from
the unbeatable economics, versatility and high reliability of the A330, the
A330neo reduces fuel consumption by 14% per seat, making it the most cost
efficient, medium range Widebody aircraft on the market. In addition to
greater fuel savings, A330neo operators will benefit from a range increase
of up to 400 nautical miles and all the operational commonality advantages
of the Airbus Family. Deliveries of the A330neo will start in Q4 2017.

"The A330 is a very important margin contributor for our Group. It's also
one of the most reliable and efficient commercial aircraft ever. Customers
love it. With our decision to re-engine the plane, we will keep the A330
flying high for many more years to come. The development costs for the
A330neo will be incurred from 2015 to 2017 with an impact of around -70
basis points on Airbus Group's 2015 Return on Sales target. However, we
have a very good business case and the A330neo, once in service, will
continue to significantly contribute to our group's earnings," said Tom
Enders, CEO of Airbus Group.

"The A330neo is the logical evolution of our reliable and versatile A330
Family. It provides an optimal solution for airlines around the world
looking to minimise their fuel and operating costs while offering
best-in-class comfort to their passengers," said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus
President and CEO. "We see strong market potential for the A330neo, and
like its market-leading smaller sister, the A320neo, we are confident this
new aircraft will be a success in the medium-haul segment. We are again
leveraging a proven aircraft with a wide operator base and making it even
more efficient with the latest innovations and technology developments."

In addition to the new Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, the A330neo will
feature incremental innovations, including aerodynamic enhancements such as
new A350 XWB inspired winglets, an increased wing span and new engine
pylons. Pilots will benefit from latest generation cockpit systems, and the
already very comfortable A330 cabin will be further optimised to offer up
to ten additional 18 inch wide seats. Passengers are winners too, as they
will be able to enjoy a 21st century on-board experience with for example,
fourth generation In Flight Entertainment (3D films), mood-lighting and
full connectivity.

Photos and video of our commercial announcements will be available for
media to download from the Airbus broadcast room on
www.airbus.com/presscentre/

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About Airbus Group 
Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services.
In 2013, the Group - comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus
Helicopters - generated revenues of EUR 57.6 billion (restated) and
employed a workforce of around 139,000 (restated).

Contacts for the media:
Martin Agüera (Airbus Group) +49 175 227 4369
Stefan Schaffrath (Airbus) +33 6 16 09 55 92
Marcella Muratore (Airbus) +33 6 79 28 18 54 


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Language:     English
Company:      Airbus Group N.V.
              P.O. Box 32008
              2303 DA Leiden
              Netherlands
Phone:        00 800 00 02 2002
Fax:          +49 (0)89 607 - 26481
E-mail:       ir@eads.net
Internet:     www.eads.com
ISIN:         NL0000235190
WKN:          938914
Indices:      MDAX
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart
 
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