China Eastern Airlines takes delivery of its 100th Airbus aircraft in a ceremony at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport October 27, making it the first carrier in the Asia-Pacific region to operate more than 100 Airbus aircraft.
Airbus' second new engineering centre which will open in early 2007 at Mobile, Alabama - will perform design work on interior furnishings for the all-new A350.
A full-scale A380 cabin mock-up at the Seoul Airshow offers the first opportunity in Asia for industry executives and the general public to see this aircraft's spacious passenger cabin.
Airbus strengthens its ties with academia by donating an A320 fixed base simulator for advanced flight deck education.
Air New Zealand plans to introduce RNP (required navigation performance) approaches for their A320s, which will further improve landing operations in poor weather.
An improved online tool available from Airbus allows customers to easily follow the customization, assembly and delivery of their aircraft.
Qatar Airways, official airline of the 2006 Asian Games, receives the first of seven new A330-300s painted with images inspired by two of the Games' 39 sports.
Alitalia has adopted the Future Air Navigation System B (FANS B) to improve the level of communication between its Airbus A321s and air traffic controllers.
Wings for the new A350 long-range aircraft are undergoing wind tunnel testing in the U.K., Germany and France to validate and refine their design.
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