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Wataniya Airways becomes newest Airbus operator

Wataniya Airways becomes newest Airbus operator
21 January 2009 Press Release

Kuwait based Airline Wataniya Airways, has taken delivery of its first leased A320 aircraft, and has become the newest Airbus operator. Wataniya Airways, founded in 2006, plans to take delivery of a total of seven leased A320s.

 

In a standard two class configuration, the A320 can seat 180 passengers...

Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A330

Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A330
21 January 2009 Press Release

Singapore Airlines has added a new Airbus type to its fleet with the delivery of its first A330-300. Acquired under a lease agreement with Dublin-based AWAS, the aircraft was handed over to the airline at a ceremony in Toulouse today attended by Mak Swee Wah, Executive Vice President Operations and ...

Airbus 2008 commercial results

Airbus 2008 commercial results
15 January 2009 Press Release

In 2008 Airbus delivered a new record number of 483 aircraft, 30 more than in 2007. This number is made up of 386 A320 Family aircraft, 85 A330/A340 and 12 A380s.  

The order intake in a difficult year was remarkably strong. Overall, Airbus won 777 net orders (900 new gross orders) valued...

Air Austral selects A380 in single-class configuration for future growth

Air Austral selects A380 in single-class configuration for future growth
15 January 2009 Press Release

Air Austral, the airline based in Saint Denis, La Reunion, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for the purchase of two A380s in a single-class configuration. In such a configuration, the A380 will offer unprecedented level of fuel economy, further emphasising the eco-efficient natur...

Airbus remembers Nancy-Bird Walton

14 January 2009 Press Release

Airbus is saddened by the passing of Australian aviation pioneer Nancy-Bird Walton, who has died in Sydney aged 93.

 

Nancy-Bird Walton was the first Australian woman to fly a commercial aircraft and is recognised as one of the world?s most famous and pioneering female pilots.

 

Qantas na...

Airbus builds eco-efficient A350 XWB final assembly line in Toulouse

Airbus builds eco-efficient A350 XWB final assembly line in Toulouse
14 January 2009 Press Release

Today, Airbus starts construction work on the final assembly line for the A350 XWB, the new highly efficient wide-body aircraft scheduled to enter service in 2013.

 

The 74,000 m2 factory will house the first stages of final assembly for the A350 XWB:  the joining up of the fuselage and wings....

EADS/Airbus completes its aerostructures strategy

6 January 2009 Press Release

With GKN Aerospace's recent acquisition of the Airbus wing component and assemblies manufacturing unit at Filton, UK, EADS/Airbus has accomplished its aerostructures reorganisation strategy. This initiative combines the divestment of non-core activities and sites in order to establish a network...

Airbus delivers 12 A380s in 2008

Airbus delivers 12 A380s in 2008
30 December 2008 Press Release

Airbus today reached its target of delivering 12 A380 aircraft in 2008, bringing the total number of A380s delivered to date to 13. The first A380 was delivered to Singapore Airlines on 15th October 2007, with five more delivered to the airline in 2008. Qantas received three A380s in 2008, and Emira...

Overwhelming participation in "Fly Your Ideas" Airbus competition

18 December 2008 Press Release

 The international competition "Fly Your Ideas" launched by Airbus on 14th October 2008 is proving to be a great success. The competition challenged student teams worldwide to come up with innovative ideas to shape the future of aviation and to develop eco-efficient ideas to bring fur...

Airbus undertakes Blended-Winglet evaluation on A320

Airbus undertakes Blended-Winglet evaluation on A320
17 December 2008 Press Release

Airbus has started flight-testing of Blended Winglet devices on an Airbus A320. The Blended Winglet technology, developed by Aviation Partners Inc. (API), has been specially adapted for these tests on the A320 Family. The objective of these tests and the subsequent evaluation is to identify both the...

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