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Airbus A380 Engine Begins Flight Trials on A340 Testbed

17 May 2004 Press Release

The first engine destined to power the 21st Century flagship A380, the Rolls-Royce Trent 900, made a successful first-flight aboard Airbus A340-300 testbed today.

The flight, which lasted 3 hr and 40 min, begins a 50-60 hour programme of some 30 flights spread over al

Airbus Opens New Maintenance Training Centre For A320 Family

12 May 2004 Press Release

Airbus has opened a new maintenance training centre in Hamburg, Finkenwerder, for A320 Family aircraft.

Maintenance engineers and mechanics worldwide can access a wide range of training such as full technical JAR 66 courses for light and heavy aircraft maintenance, le

Airbus Main Sponsor?s For The "Blessing Of Europe"

11 May 2004 Press Release

Within the framework of the long-standing cooperation with Malta and Air Malta, and on the occasion of Malta's accession to the European Union on the 1 st May, Airbus was the Main Sponsor of The Blessing of Europe

Spirit Airlines Orders Airbus - Low-Cost Carrier To Become All-Airbus Carrier

11 May 2004 Press Release

Spirit Airlines of Fort Lauderdale, Florida "a new customer for Airbus" has signed a firm order to purchase 15 Airbus A320 Family aircraft, plus up to 50 options. The firm order consists of 11 A319s and four A321s. Also, the airline will lease four A321s, in addition to the 20 A319

Airbus A380 Assembly Site is Opened By French Prime Minister

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7 May 2004 Press Release

Airbus A380 assembly facility in Toulouse, France, was formally inaugurated by French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin today, at a ceremony attended by more than 3000 guests, including customers, government officials, suppliers and employees.

The ceremony celebrate

Airbus Showcases A340-600 And A318 At Ila 2004 Berlin Airshow

4 May 2004 Press Release

Airbus will be present at this year's ILA 2004 Berlin Airshow (10 to 16 May) showcasing two of the latest aircraft, the 107-seat A318 and the 380-seat A340-600. Both Airbus aircraft will participate in the daily flying displays in the afternoon and can be seen on static display for the rest o

Airbus Receives 180 Minute Etops Approval For A320 Family Aircraft

28 April 2004 Press Release

Leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus has received approval for 180-minute extended range twin-engine operations (ETOPS) with its A319, A320 and A321 single-aisle aircraft, including its corporate jet versions.

The approval was granted by the new European Aviation Saf

Scandinavian Charter Airline Novair Becomes New Airbus A321 Operator

23 April 2004 Press Release

The Swedish charter airline Novair became a new Airbus A321 operator when it took delivery of its first Airbus A320 Family aircraft from the manufacturer?s assembly line in Hamburg. In total, Novair will receive two A321s, both leased via the US-based International Lease Finance Corporation (

Jean Claude Nicolas Appointed Senior Vice President Communications

20 April 2004 Press Release

Airbus announces the appointment of Jean Claude Nicolas as Senior Vice President Communications, effective mid April 2004. Mr Nicolas (52) is joining from Pechiney Group where he was Head of Communications since January 1998.

After graduating from the Rouen University

Cathay Pacific Expands Airbus Fleet By Six More A330 Aircraft

14 April 2004 Press Release

Cathay Pacific Airways has signed a contract with Airbus for three additional A330-300, plus three further A330-300s from US leasing company ILFC, expanding the Airbus widebody fleet at the airline. Deliveries of the new aircraft, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, are scheduled betwee

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