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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.

The AirVenture air show bids farewell to the A380

The AirVenture air show bids farewell to the A380
31 July 2009 Feature story

The A380 wrapped up its AirVenture air show appearance with an aerial salute to the hundreds of thousands of attendees who provided an overwhelmingly enthusiastic welcome to Airbus’ 21st century jetliner during its visit to the world’s greatest aviation celebration.

AirVenture Oshkosh air show highlights the Airbus A380 flight test team

AirVenture Oshkosh air show highlights the Airbus A380 flight test team
29 July 2009 Feature story

The A380 wrapped up its AirVenture air show appearance with an aerial salute to the hundreds of thousands of attendees who provided an overwhelmingly enthusiastic welcome to Airbus’ 21st century jetliner during its visit to “the world’s greatest aviation celebration.”

Airbus underscores the importance of its U.S. supplier base

Airbus underscores the importance of its U.S. supplier base
24 July 2009 Feature story

U.S. suppliers will continue to play a vital supporting role in Airbus' jetliner production as the company manages its output in today's challenging market conditions and prepares for the global recovery that is to follow.

Airbus signs five-year support package with Czech Air Force to support Presidential and VIP aircraft

14 July 2009 Feature story

The Czech Air Force's A319CJ fleet will be backed by a five year Flight Hour Services-Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) agreement that provides full component and engineering support, along with engine care, trend monitoring and heavy maintenance.

Two new international A380 routes opened by Emirates

3 June 2009 Feature story

The worldwide network of A380 scheduled routes was expanded with Emirates' 1 June deployment of the 21st century Airbus flagship aircraft on service to Bangkok, Thailand and Toronto, Canada.

Airbus aims to increase A380 productivity with electrical wiring bracket plan

18 May 2009 Feature story

An action plan to improve the installation of A380 electrical wiring harness brackets - which can number as many as 60,000-80,000 per aircraft - will provide significant production improvements for the 21st century Airbus flagship jetliner.

The A330/A340 Family jetliners benefit from lower maintenance costs

16 April 2009 Feature story

Optimisation of scheduled maintenance programme intervals for A330/A340 Family jetliners has resulted in improvements in maintenance costs for these Airbus aircraft, which also contributes to their efficiency.

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