The world?s largest commercial airliner, the 555-seat Airbus A380, has successfully completed a series of technical route proving missions, receiving an enthusiastic welcome at each destination. Technical route proving is the last of the trials required for Type Certification, which is expect
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Robert Lafontan, Senior Vice President Engineering, Airbus A380 Programme, has received the prestigious "Prix de l'Aeronautique et de l'Astronautique", of the French Aeronautical and Astronautical Association, as a distinction for his outstanding achievements in the aeronautics sector. The...
The first set of wings for the first A400M military transport aircraft - MSN001 - passed a major milestone when the first whole wing was removed from its state-of-the-art assembly jig at Airbus' Filton, Bristol, UK site. The wing is the first-ever wing for an Airbus-built aircraft constructed l...
Galaxy Airlines Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Sagawa Express Co. Ltd, one of the largest cargo business companies in Japan, took delivery of the first Airbus A300-600F freighter today in Toulouse, France. With the acquisition of its own freighter, Sagawa intends to offer lower fares than those of the ex...
The A330 has reached the milestone of over 600 firm orders. This shows a strong market endorsement of Airbus? environmentally friendly, long-range twin-engine in production aircraft which is leader in the medium to extended range category. The milestone was reached with the firm order, previo
Between 2006 and 2025, some 22,700 new passenger and freight aircraft valued at US$2.6 trillion will be required by aircraft operators, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast. This represents an increase of some 5,400 aircraft compared with the previous one.
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.
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...
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...
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.
- 25 August 2006
Engine Alliance powered A380 takes off on first flight
- 29 August 2006
Cathay Pacific celebrates 100th aircraft delivery when taking another Airbus A330
- 31 August 2006
US Airways orders more A321s