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China Southern Airlines' first A380 is fitted with its tail

China Southern Airlines' first A380 is fitted with its tail
15 September 2010 News in brief

The impressive 122-square-metre vertical tail plane for China Southern Airlines’ initial A380 has been fitted to the aircraft on the Final Assembly Line at Airbus’ Toulouse, France facility. This installation process takes about eight hours at the assembly line’s Station 40, which is the position wh...

Delivery of the first A380 tail for China Southern Airlines

Delivery of the first A380 tail for China Southern Airlines
2 September 2010 News in brief

The vertical tail for China Southern Airlines’ initial A380 has arrived at its final assembly facility in Toulouse, France. This component was delivered today from Airbus’ production site in Hamburg, Germany, aboard a Beluga transport aircraft. China Southern Airlines, which has five A380s on order,...

Airbus-sponsored biodiversity photo exhibit to make its U.S. debut

Airbus-sponsored biodiversity photo exhibit to make its U.S. debut
27 August 2010 News in brief

Continuing a world tour as part of the International Year of Biodiversity, the “See the Bigger Picture” exhibition is set to make its initial appearance in the U.S.  Beginning 25 September, the display will spend nearly two months at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center in Mobile, Alabama. T...

New A320 simulators at Airbus’ Miami training centre

New A320 simulators at Airbus’ Miami training centre
19 August 2010 News in brief

A new full-flight simulator for the A320 Family has been added to the U.S. Airbus training centre in Miami, Florida, with another to be qualified later this year – providing highly realistic and effective training for pilots from the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.  These Thales ...

26th Chinese-assembled aircraft delivered to West Air

26th Chinese-assembled aircraft delivered to West Air
4 August 2010 News in brief

Chinese private airline West Air has received its first Airbus aircraft, an A319 assembled at the A320 Family final assembly line in Tianjin. This 26th Airbus jetliner produced in China will be deployed on the carrier’s domestic routes from Chongqing to Wenzhou and via Shijiazhuang to Yantai. With t...

The A380 makes its 110th airport visit

The A380 makes its 110th airport visit
16 July 2010 News in brief

Another A380 milestone was achieved on 15 July when Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner was welcomed to its 110th airport. This occurred when the MSN004 A380 arrived at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands. The aircraft tested well in airport compatibility evaluations. With this landing, the A380 ...

Airbus "cuts the ribbon" on expanded U.S. engineering facility

Airbus "cuts the ribbon" on expanded U.S. engineering facility
29 June 2010 News in brief

A second Airbus engineering centre has been opened in Wichita, Kansas as the company continues to grow its local employment by an average of 30 per cent annually. This new facility is to focus on wing work for Airbus aircraft, and also will house a growing team of in-service repair engineers special...

A Dragonair A330 is painted with special 25th anniversary livery

A Dragonair A330 is painted with special 25th anniversary livery
14 June 2010 News in brief

One of Dragonair’s A330s is now flying with a special livery to mark the Hong Kong carrier's 25th anniversary celebrations. It features a golden dragon together with distinctive Chinese characters highlighting the anniversary theme: “Serving you for 25 years.”  Since 1985, Dragonair has become ...

First A350 XWB air inlet is provided for engine test campaign

First A350 XWB air inlet is provided for engine test campaign
11 June 2010 News in brief

Airbus has delivered the initial jet engine air inlet for its next-generation A350 XWB, which is to be utilised by Rolls-Royce for cross-wind testing and certification of the Trent XWB engine.  This highly-advanced component feeds engines with air, keeps the fan stable and performs a de-icing r...

The A380 makes its 100th airport visit

The A380 makes its 100th airport visit
2 June 2010 News in brief

Another A380 milestone was achieved on 31 May when Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner was welcomed to its 100th airport.  This occurred with the stopover of Lufthansa’s no. 1 A380 at Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport, Germany, in the framework of the carrier’s line-training activities. The 100 ...

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