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Emirates' A380 fleet continues to grow

Emirates' A380 fleet continues to grow
2 December 2010 News in brief

Dubai-based Emirates received its 15th A380 on 30 November, with the handover occurring at Airbus’ delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany.  It is the 40th A380 provided to customers so far, and the 17th delivered this year.  More than 7.5 million passengers have flown on A380s in revenue serv...

The longest fuselage panel for Airbus’ A350 XWB completes its curing process

The longest fuselage panel for Airbus’ A350 XWB completes its curing process
22 November 2010 News in brief

The A350 XWB programme has reached a new industrial milestone with the successful curing of this new-generation jetliner’s composite “crown” fuselage panel. The 19.7-metres-long, 77-square-metre component was completed by Airbus partner Spirit Aerosystems at its Kinston, North Carolina, USA site – w...

An A380 visits the site of China's A320 assembly line

An A380 visits the site of China's A320 assembly line
19 November 2010 News in brief

Tianjin, which is home to the A320 Family Final Assembly Line and Delivery Centre in China, gave a traditional welcome for the A380’s first visit to Tianjin Binhai International Airport.  Today’s arrival brings to 125 the number of airports around the world visited by Airbus’ 21st  century...

Airbus’ President and CEO joins parachutists for jump from the A400M airlifter

Airbus’ President and CEO joins parachutists for jump from the A400M airlifter
15 November 2010 News in brief

The A400M’s superior capabilities for paratroop operations were underscored by a successful parachute jump from the Grizzly 3 developmental aircraft, which occurred yesterday over the La Juliana drop-zone near Seville, Spain. Included in the ten-man team of parachutists were Airbus President and CEO...

The A380 takes to Egyptian skies for the first time

The A380 takes to Egyptian skies for the first time
10 November 2010 News in brief

Airbus’ 21st century flagship A380 has completed its initial visit to Egypt, which concluded with a special flight over the country’s ancient pyramids.  This milestone trip also included the A380 developmental aircraft’s presence at the 2010 AVEX International Airshow in Sharm el-Sheikh, as wel...

Airbus delivers its 400th aircraft in 2010

Airbus delivers its 400th aircraft in 2010
29 October 2010 News in brief

Maintaining the sustained delivery rate in 2010, Airbus has handed over its 400th aircraft this year.  The milestone jetliner was an A330-300 provided on 22 October to Cathay Pacific Airways.  This Hong Kong-based carrier is a long-time operator of Airbus aircraft, with a major fleet of A3...

China Southern Airlines' first A380 is fitted with its tail

China Southern Airlines' first A380 is fitted with its tail
15 September 2010 News in brief

The impressive 122-square-metre vertical tail plane for China Southern Airlines’ initial A380 has been fitted to the aircraft on the Final Assembly Line at Airbus’ Toulouse, France facility. This installation process takes about eight hours at the assembly line’s Station 40, which is the position wh...

Delivery of the first A380 tail for China Southern Airlines

Delivery of the first A380 tail for China Southern Airlines
2 September 2010 News in brief

The vertical tail for China Southern Airlines’ initial A380 has arrived at its final assembly facility in Toulouse, France. This component was delivered today from Airbus’ production site in Hamburg, Germany, aboard a Beluga transport aircraft. China Southern Airlines, which has five A380s on order,...

Airbus-sponsored biodiversity photo exhibit to make its U.S. debut

Airbus-sponsored biodiversity photo exhibit to make its U.S. debut
27 August 2010 News in brief

Continuing a world tour as part of the International Year of Biodiversity, the “See the Bigger Picture” exhibition is set to make its initial appearance in the U.S.  Beginning 25 September, the display will spend nearly two months at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center in Mobile, Alabama. T...

New A320 simulators at Airbus’ Miami training centre

New A320 simulators at Airbus’ Miami training centre
19 August 2010 News in brief

A new full-flight simulator for the A320 Family has been added to the U.S. Airbus training centre in Miami, Florida, with another to be qualified later this year – providing highly realistic and effective training for pilots from the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.  These Thales ...

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