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Etihad Airways buys 55 Airbus aircraft, including the A380 and A350

Etihad Airways buys 55 Airbus aircraft, including the A380 and A350
14 July 2008 Press Release

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 20 A320s, 25 A350 XWBs and 10 Airbus A380 aircraft.  The agreement was signed by James Hogan, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways and Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO durin...

New appointments at Airbus

10 July 2008 Press Release

Mario Heinen (52) has been appointed Executive Vice President, Head of the trans-national Centre of Excellence (COE) Fuselage and Cabin with immediate effect. This follows the departure of Rüdiger Fuchs who wishes to pursue other opportunities outside of Airbus. With his wide ranging industrial expe...

A380 delivery centre Hamburg

A380 delivery centre Hamburg
4 July 2008 Press Release

Airbus officially opened a new A380 Delivery Centre today at the manufacturer?s site in Hamburg, Germany. During the ceremony, Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO, named the building after Jürgen Thomas, the former head of the Airbus Large Aircraft Division, who was in charge of the development of ...

Airbus selects lead logistics and transport providers

30 June 2008 Press Release

Airbus has selected Kuehne+Nagel as lead logistics provider and DHL as lead transport provider, becoming Tier 1 partners for Airbus. The decision is a significant step towards the integration of Airbus and will allow a further harmonization and optimisation of Airbus' logistics and related ...

Airbus transports first aircraft segments to assembly line in China

Airbus transports first aircraft segments to assembly line in China
24 June 2008 Press Release

Airbus has started transporting the first aircraft segments to the new single-aisle assembly line in Tianjin, China. The assembly process of the first aircraft, which is for Sichuan Airlines, will start in August 2008. Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled for the first half of 2009. Six jigs loaded...

Middle East client orders two Airbus A318 Elites

16 June 2008 Press Release

A Middle East customer has placed a firm order for two A318 Elites, highlighting the growing success of the newest and most affordable member of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family. Both aircraft will feature the classic VIP cabin created by Lufthansa Technik in partnership with Airbus - the ...

Air Astana signs a firm order for six A320s

11 June 2008 Press Release

Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of six A320s, as part of its expansion programme on domestic and medium-haul routes. The contract, which is the airline?s first with Airbus, confirms the Memorandum of Understanding which was announced in Decembe...

Second A380 Ro-Ro vessel

Second A380 Ro-Ro vessel
11 June 2008 Press Release

 

The second roll-on and roll-off (RoRo) sea vessel designed to transport sections of the A380 between manufacturing countries has been officially named City of Hamburg at a ceremony in Singapore. The event took place at the shipyard of Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine) and was preside...

Air One orders A350s and A330s

Air One orders A350s and A330s
4 June 2008 Press Release

Air One, the fast-growing Italian airline, has signed a firm order with Airbus for 12 A350-800s, plus 12 options, and 12 A330-200s, plus eight options. The Rome based airline, the second largest in Italy, will use these aircraft to develop a comprehensive long-haul route network, which will compleme...

Airbus selects Diehl / Thales as preferred bidder for Laupheim site

31 May 2008 Press Release

Airbus has selected Diehl / Thales as preferred bidder for its Laupheim site.  Teams on both sides will now enter into negotiations on remaining details and take the next steps including confirmatory due diligence to achieve a final agreement as soon as possible.

 

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