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Airbus and Tenzing achieve breakthrough in low-cost airborne e-mail

24 February 2003 Press Release

TOULOUSE, France (February 24, 2003) ? Airbus and Tenzing today unveiled the next step in their evolutionary approach to in-flight internet access, announcing the successful completion of the first full-scale test of Tenzing email services using the INMARSAT Swift 64 service over a standard high-gai...

Airbus receives Japanese state-of-the-art technology contribution for A380: Yokogawa Electric, Casio Computers, and Makino Milling Machines

19 February 2003 Press Release

The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced today the participation of three more leading Japanese companies in the A380 programme. Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Casio Computers Co. Ltd., and Makino Milling Machines Co. Ltd. have agreed to supply equipment for the next-generation super jum...

Air Pacific selects the Airbus A330-300

18 February 2003 Press Release

Air Pacific has decided to acquire two Airbus A330-300s and has taken options on two more, becoming a new customer for the market-leading A330/A340 Family. Deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled to begin in 2005.

Air Pacific will initially use the A330s on routes to Australia, Japan and Ne...

Middle East Airlines takes delivery of first A321 from Airbus

17 February 2003 Press Release

Middle East Airlines (MEA) of Lebanon has taken delivery of the first of six A321s scheduled for delivery during the year 2003 from Airbus. As part of a ceremony held in Toulouse in the presence of His Excellency, Lebanese Minister of Transport Najib Mikati, the A321 was handed over to Middle East A...

JetBlue orders two more A320S: new order comes on heels of airline's third birthday

11 February 2003 Press Release

New York low-fare carrier JetBlue Airways has signed a contract converting two A320 options to two A320 firm orders, bringing its total number of A320s on order to 78, including those already delivered. Deliveries of these newly ordered aircraft are scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year (200...

Air Tahiti takes delivery of A340s, consolidating Airbus fleet

3 February 2003 Press Release

Air Tahiti Nui has taken delivery of two firmly ordered A340-300s, as part of a fleet modernisation and expansion that will see it operate four of them.



The aircraft will join the A340s already in service with Air Tahiti Nui on flights to Japan and the US West coast, as well as on one-stop ...

Iberia to join the long list of A340-500/-600 customers

31 January 2003 Press Release

Airbus is very pleased with today's announcement by Iberia that it has selected the A340-600 over the 777-300ER. This decision follows a long and intensive evaluation process as part of Iberia's fleet renewal programme. It shows the level of confidence Iberia, as well as the majority of ot...

First Minister of Wales opens new AIRBUS A380 manufacturing facilities

31 January 2003 Press Release

Today at a ceremony at Airbus in Broughton, North Wales, the First Minister of Wales, The Right Hon Rhodri Morgan AM, formally opened Airbus UK's three new facilities for manufacturing large components for the wings of the new A380 aircraft.



These three new developments are constructed...

South African Airways celebrates first A340-600

24 January 2003 Press Release

South African Airways (SAA) celebrated its first of nine new Airbus A340-600s marking the commencement of a 41 aircraft, 10-year total fleet modernization programme.



When it puts the A340-600 into service later this month, SAA will become the first airline in the southern Hemisphere and in ...

Cyprus Airways Inaugurates A330-200 services on its London route

24 January 2003 Press Release

Cyprus Airways will be entering a new era on 25 January with the introduction of its latest generation A330-200 widebody aircraft on its popular London Heathrow-Larnaca route. The A330-200 offers the most spacious cabin of any widebody jet in its category, creating a more enjoyable seating arrangeme...

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