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Airbus' order backlog increasing further during the first six months of 2008

Airbus' order backlog increasing further during the first six months of 2008
14 July 2008 Press Release

 

During the six-month period from January to June 2008, Airbus achieved a healthy gross order total of 525 aircraft units and a leading market share of 52 per cent. In dollar terms, this represents a total value of $62bn, based on current list prices. The orders during this period comprise 33...

VSMPO signs agreement on titanium E

14 July 2008 Press Release

VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation, the Russian Titanium manufacturer, Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer, and its shareholder EADS, the European Aerospace and Defense Company, signed a framework agreement on titanium supply.

The agreement covers the supply of Titanium to Airbus and others EADS Division...

Saudi Arabian Airlines orders eight A330s

Saudi Arabian Airlines orders eight A330s
14 July 2008 Press Release

Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudi Arabia?s national airline, has signed a firm contract with Airbus for eight A330-300 wide body aircraft, as part of its fleet modernisation plan.

 

The contract follows one for 22 Airbus A320s signed at the end of 2007, marking the first agreement between Saudi Arab...

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...

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