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AirAsia X orders 10 additional Airbus A330 aircraft

27 March 2008 Press Release

AirAsia X, the new long-haul low cost-carrier within the AirAsia Group, has signed a firm contract for an additional 10 A330-300s, which brings the airline's total order to 25 A330 aircraft. In June 2007, AirAsia X placed a first order to 15 A330s. The agreement was signed by Azran Osman-Rani, ...

Airbus showcases new A350 XWB cabin at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2008

26 March 2008 Press Release

Airbus showcases the new A350 XWB cabin at this year's Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg/Germany (April 1-3, 2008) on its stand located in Hall A3 (Stand 3D15). Visitors will discover the attributes of the A350 XWB cabin interior in a new mock-up, displayed for the first time at an exhibition....

Airbus continues talks on site divestment in all three countries

21 March 2008 Press Release

Airbus wishes to clarify that it is continuing with the negotiations for the divestments of sites in France, Germany and the UK. The sites concerned are Filton (wing component part) in the UK, St Nazaire-Ville and Meaulte in France, Varel, Nordenham and Laupheim as well as the Augsburg site of EADS,...

More than 900 aircraft will be needed within next 20 years in Russia

12 March 2008 Press Release

The Russian airlines will need more than 900 passenger aircraft over the next 20 years in response to the strong growth in this market, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF). The Russian passenger aircraft fleet of 100 seats or more is expected to grow strongly from 528 aircraf...

Airbus attends FIDAE Airshow with A380 aircraft

12 March 2008 Press Release

Airbus will be present at the FIDAE Airshow 2008, the "Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio", taking place in Santiago de Chile from 31st of March to 6th of April. On this occasion an A380 development aircraft will take part in the daily flying demonstrations and can also be viewed at the stat...

CIT orders 15 A320 Family aircraft and five A330s

12 March 2008 Press Release

CIT Aerospace, a business unit of CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT), a leading global commercial finance company, has signed a firm contract for 15 A320 Family aircraft and five A330-200s. Including the order announced today, CIT has ordered a total of 189 Airbus aircraft (152 A320 Family aircraft, includi...

Airbus delivers third A380 to Singapore Airlines

Airbus delivers third A380 to Singapore Airlines
11 March 2008 Press Release

The third production Airbus A380 (MSN006) was handed over to Singapore Airlines on 11th March. Equipped with four Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines, the third aircraft for the first A380 operator follows the delivery of the first A380 (MSN003) on 15th October 2007 and second delivery (MSN005) on 11th Ja...

U.S. Air Force selects KC-30 Tanker based on A330 MRTT

29 February 2008 Press Release

An EADS press release - Selection of the KC-45A Tanker was announced today by the U.S. Air Force, culminating a multi-year evaluation. The programme award calls for 179 aircraft with an estimated contract value of US$ 40 billion. The initial KC-45A contract for Northrop Grumman covers four System De...

A320 successfully completes first test flight powered by new IAE Select One engines

A320 successfully completes first test flight powered by new IAE Select One engines
27 February 2008 Press Release

As part of Airbus' commitment to offering its customers the most eco-efficient aircraft and also to driving down aircraft related maintenance costs, the Airbus A320 test aircraft successfully performed the first in a series of test flights on 26th February, powered for the first time by Interna...

BOC Aviation signs firm order for five A330-200F aircraft

22 February 2008 Press Release

BOC Aviation, the leading Asia-based aircraft leasing company, has signed a firm contract for five A330-200F all-cargo aircraft. The agreement was signed during the 2008 Singapore Airshow. Previously known as Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise, BOC Aviation is headquartered in Singapore, with rep...

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