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A330-200F launch times well with freighter market rebound

8 October 2009 Feature story

Airbus' A330-200F was highlighted at this year's Cargo Facts symposium as the modern, efficient, and eco-friendly solution for air freight as the market recovers from the recession.

Chinese training centre expands its offerings

6 October 2009 Feature story

As the demand for maintenance mechanics and other aviation personnel grows in China, the Airbus/CASC Hua-Ou Aviation Training Centre joint venture is responding with online programmes and English language instruction.

Airbus Military North America inaugurates new facility in Mobile, Alabama

Airbus Military North America inaugurates new facility in Mobile, Alabama
1 October 2009 Feature story

Airbus Military North America’s new 30,000 square-foot facility at the Mobile Regional Airport will improve support for the C-212 and CN-235 tactical multi-mission aircraft..

Wing demonstrator validates A350 XWB production techniques

29 September 2009 Feature story

The "demo box 2" wing demonstrator - which is more than 60 per cent of the actual A350 XWB wing's final size - is helping validate the manufacturing methods for Airbus' next-generation jetliner.

Airbus' Russian engineering centre emerges as a model for success

18 September 2009 Feature story

Making its mark with contributions to new aircraft development, Airbus' state-of-the-art engineering centre in Moscow is demonstrating the benefits of the company's globalisation strategy.

Successful production ramp-up continues for Airbus' Chinese Final Assembly Line

17 September 2009 Feature story

Airbus' Chinese Final Assembly Line remains on track to hand over 11 A320 Family aircraft to customers this year as the Tianjin facility marks its first delivery of two aircraft in a single month.

Europe-U.S. scheduled service with the A380 to be introduced by Air France in November

Europe-U.S. scheduled service with the A380 to be introduced by Air France in November
11 September 2009 Feature story

Air France will inaugurate A380 flights between Paris and New York in November, marking the jetliner’s first scheduled transatlantic service between Europe and the U.S.

American Airlines retires its A300 fleet

10 September 2009 Feature story

After 21 years of operations, the final A300 has been phased out of service with American Airlines. The carrier acquired 35 aircraft for flights to the Caribbean and Central/South America.

The end of an era: American Airlines retires its A300s

The end of an era: American Airlines retires its A300s
10 September 2009 Feature story

The final A300 in American Airlines' fleet has been phased out, completing 21 years of service on routes from the U.S. t the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

Brazil’s TAM receives milestone 4,000th Airbus A320 Family aircraft

Brazil’s TAM receives milestone 4,000th Airbus A320 Family aircraft
28 August 2009 Feature story

Brazilian flag carrier TAM has taken delivery of the 4,000th A320 Family aircraft – an A319 – at the final assembly facility in Hamburg, Germany.

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