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Frontier places its first A320 order - ten A320s to join the all-Airbus carrier

2 May 2006 Press Release

Frontier Airlines, of Denver, Colorado, has finalized a contract for six A320s, the first time the low-cost carrier has selected the aircraft type. The incremental order comes less than one year after Frontier converted to an all-Airbus operator. Also as part of the agreement, Frontier is converting...

CASGC/Airbus Training and Support Centre contract renewed for two more decades

CASGC/Airbus Training and Support Centre contract renewed for two more decades
27 April 2006 Press Release

China Aviation Suppliers Import and Export Group Corporation (CASGC) and Airbus extended their cooperation agreement for the joint venture CASC/Airbus Training and Support Centre for two more decades. The companies announced this at a ceremony held today in Beijing celebrating the 10th anniversary o...

Airbus A330 fitted with Trent 772C engines approved for 180 min ETOPS

26 April 2006 Press Release

Airbus A330-243 and A330-343 fitted with new Trent 772C engines were approved for 180 min Extended-Range Twin-Engine Operations (ETOPS) on Thursday April 20th, 2006. The approval was granted by the new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).



The first aircraft fitted with these engines will...

A380 to make its British debut at London Heathrow

26 April 2006 Press Release

The world's largest commercial airliner, the 555 seat Airbus A380, will make its British debut when it flies into London's Heathrow Airport on 18th May 2006, to carry out airport compatibility checks in conjunction with airport operator British Airports Authority (BAA). London Heathrow is...

Kingfisher grows its Airbus fleet with purchase of five A340-500

Kingfisher grows its Airbus fleet with purchase of five A340-500
24 April 2006 Press Release

Kingfisher Airlines, the carrier headquartered in Mumbai, India signed a contract for five Airbus A340-500 and an option for five more, on Monday, April 24th, 2006, in Hannover, Germany. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2008. The aircraft are the latest high gross weight versions, allowing...

Newly certified A340-600 brings 18% higher productivity

Newly certified A340-600 brings 18% higher productivity
14 April 2006 Press Release

Airbus has achieved certification for the latest version of the long range A340-600, the 380 tonne variant from The European Aviation and Safety Agency (EASA). The new aircraft brings extended range, greater passenger capacity and overall substantially enhanced productivity for airlines. This conclu...

Airbus Super Transporter Beluga flies Egypt's Sunken Treasures to exposition in Europe

Airbus Super Transporter Beluga flies Egypt's Sunken Treasures to exposition in Europe
11 April 2006 Press Release

The Airbus A300-600ST, the aircraft manufacturer's Super Transporter, which is also known as "Beluga", supports the exhibition "Egypt's Sunken Treasures" by carrying some of the artefacts from Egypt to European destinations. "Egypt's Sunken Treasur...

Airbus presents all new A350 cabin at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2006

3 April 2006 Press Release

Airbus will present the all-new A350 cabin during this year's Aircraft Interiors Expo from April 4th to 6th in Hamburg/Germany. The market leading aircraft manufacturer will display a full-scale 12 meter cabin mock-up on its Hall 6 stand, highlighting three main drivers: Comfort, Efficiency and Serv...

Finnair orders A350s and A340s for future long-haul fleet

Finnair orders A350s and A340s for future long-haul fleet
30 March 2006 Press Release

Finnair has firmed up its decision to acquire the A350 by signing a firm contract for the purchase of nine Airbus A350-900s. The Finnish carrier also has options for four additional aircraft. Finnair had initially announced its intention to modernise and increase its long range capacity with the new...

CSA Czech Airlines takes delivery of its first new A320

30 March 2006 Press Release

The Czech national carrier CSA Czech Airlines took delivery of its first directly purchased A320 during a ceremony in Toulouse today. The delivery is the first of 12 aircraft included in CSA's purchase contract last year for the six A319s and six A320s, and follows the delivery of aircraft from...

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