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Tunisair orders A319 extended-range for its medium range operation

5 July 2006 Press Release

North African airline Tunisair has made a firm order for an A319 Extended-Range for non-stop, scheduled, international services on its Middle East and African routes, and is hence to become the first operator for this configuration in Africa. This aircraft features an additional centre tank compared...

Airbus President and CEO Gustav Humbert resigns

2 July 2006 Press Release

Toulouse, 2nd July 2006 - Gustav Humbert, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus SAS, has tendered his resignation from his position with immediate effect. He has also resigned from the EADS Executive Committee.

Mr Humbert has been President and CEO since June 2005 and on the ...

A380 sets world record for number of emergency slides deployed

27 June 2006 Press Release

The world's largest passenger aircraft set another record last week. 16 emergency slides were deployed at the same time using only the aircraft's battery power. This is the largest number of evacuation slides ever inflated simultaneously in any passenger aircraft.



The tests form p...

Airbus MRO Network welcomes Lufthansa Technik AG as new member

19 June 2006 Press Release

One of the world's largest and most experienced aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) providers, Lufthansa Technik AG, Germany, signed an agreement with Airbus to become a new member of the Airbus MRO Network. Lufthansa Technik AG, with its roots going back as far as the early fift...

Airbus maintains target date for A380 certification and first delivery by year end, but announces shift in the production programme

13 June 2006 Press Release

 

 

Stumpf Group becomes new Airbus ACJ customer

13 June 2006 Press Release

Austria-based Stumpf Group, internationally renowned for its industrial and real-estate investments, is to acquire an Airbus ACJ, becoming a new customer.



Stumpf Group's activities encompass major shareholdings in a number of corporations, including global leaders that are enabling pro...

Airbus Chinese A320 final assembly line to be located in Tianjin

8 June 2006 Press Release

The National Development & Reform Commission of China (NDRC) and Airbus announced today that the site for a potential A320 family final assembly line (FAL) in China is Tianjin Binhai New Coastal District, a state level new development zone. This follows the signing of the memorandum of understanding...

Air China received its first A330-200

Air China received its first A330-200
8 June 2006 Press Release

Today, Air China Southwest Branch took delivery of Air China's first A330-200, becoming a new operator of the aircraft type on the Chinese Mainland. Configured in a two-class layout, the aircraft provides comfortable space for 283 passengers, including 12 business class seats and 271 economy cl...

Airbus and technology partners signed MoU for joint research & technology projects

1 June 2006 Press Release

Leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus, and major Polish applied research group, Technology Partners, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on aeronautics research and technology projects. The agreement is an important step towards strengthening Airbus' partnership with Poland and opens the...

Volaris takes delivery of the first two directly ordered Airbus A319

Volaris takes delivery of the first two directly ordered Airbus A319
31 May 2006 Press Release

Volaris, a Mexican low fares airline based in Toluca, close to Mexico City, has received the first two Airbus A319 directly ordered from Airbus, during a delivery ceremony held at the manufacturer's Hamburg factory. In January 2006, the new Mexican start-up airline signed a contract with Airbus...

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