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TAM signs contract for the acquisition of 37 additional Airbus aircraft

16 November 2006 Press Release

Brazil's largest airline, TAM has signed a firm contract with Airbus for the acquisition of

37 additional Airbus aircraft and 12 options (12 A319s, 16 A320s, three A321s and six A330s). With this new order TAM's fleet, directly acquired from Airbus, will reach 115 aircraft.



Since...

Airbus A380 beats expectations during heavy crosswind tests in Iceland

16 November 2006 Press Release

The world's largest commercial airliner, the 555-seat A380, successfully completed crosswind tests in extreme wind conditions at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, on Friday 10th November. A minimum of 23 knots (42 km/h) crosswind must be demonstrated at take off and landing for its Type Certificatio...

TAROM of Romania receives its first new Airbus A318

15 November 2006 Press Release

Romanian national carrier TAROM received the first of four A318 aircraft at a delivery ceremony in Hamburg on Wednesday 15th November.



This A318 aircraft is equipped with flexible seating that can be configured to provide a two or single class layout. The two class layout will comprise 14...

Kingfisher Airlines takes delivery of first Indian based A321s

15 November 2006 Press Release

India's Kingfisher Airlines, the carrier headquartered in Mumbai, has taken delivery of four A321 single aisled aircraft. Their first A321 was delivered in late October 2006, in Hamburg, Germany. The deliveries make Kingfisher Airlines the A321s launch operator for an Indian based carrier.
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Airbus A318 with CFM International engines approved for 180 min ETOPS

14 November 2006 Press Release

Airbus A318 models fitted with CFM International engines were approved for 180 minute Extended-Range Twin-Engine Operations (ETOPS), on Monday 6th November. The approval was granted by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) validation of this approval is tar...

easyJet boosts order for Airbus A319s by 52 aircraft

14 November 2006 Press Release

UK-based low-cost carrier easyJet has signed a firm contract with Airbus for an additional 52 Airbus A319s, taking their total orders for the type to 192. The order propels easyJet to one of Airbus' biggest customers worldwide. In addition, easyJet has also taken an option on another 75 A319s.

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Pakistan?s Airblue expands fleet with Airbus A320

13 November 2006 Press Release

Airblue, Pakistan's fastest-growing airline has signed a firm contract for two Airbus A320 aircraft and is currently in negotiations for four more. The Aircraft will be dual configured with 157 seats in a dual class.

Airblue currently operates six A320 family aircraft and has already ca...

ALAFCO places another big order with Airbus

13 November 2006 Press Release

ALAFCO, the Kuwait-based international Aviation Lease and Finance Company, has signed a firm contract for six Airbus A320s. The contract comes on top of an order for 12 Airbus A350s with options on a further six A350s that were booked in 2005.



ALAFCO's main shareholder is Kuwait Finan...

Egypt's Air Cairo receives its first Aircraft - an Airbus A320

Egypt's Air Cairo receives its first Aircraft - an Airbus A320
13 November 2006 Press Release

Egypt-based carrier Air Cairo, has taken delivery of its first directly purchased aircraft, an Airbus A320, at a ceremony in Cairo. The delivery is the first from a total for four A320 aircraft ordered from Airbus.

Air Cairo plan to operate the aircraft on charter routes between Europe and w...

A380 Flight Test team awarded Aero-Club de France Aeronautic Golden Medal

8 November 2006 Press Release

Members of the Airbus A380 Flight Test team have received the prestigious "Aero-Club de France" Golden Medal, the greatest distinction that can be bestowed by the "Aero-Club de France". The Medal was given in recognition for the work in the development and flight-testing of the A380, the largest com...

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