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Leasing company CIT orders more Airbus long-range and single-aisle aircraft

20 July 2006 Press Release

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE CIT), a leading provider of commercial and consumer financing solutions, has signed a firm contract with Airbus for five medium capacity long range A330-200 widebodies, as well as four A320 Family aircraft. The transaction underlines the continuing success of both the Airbus lon...

Airbus ACJ wins new sale, takes orders for the year to 14

19 July 2006 Press Release

Airbus' corporate jetliner (ACJ) has won a new order, from an undisclosed European customer, taking sales of the company's executive and private aircraft in 2006 to a record 14 firm orders. The family has also won additional commitments.


The sales comprise nine ACJs, four A318 Elites and ...

Aegean Airlines reconfirms its confidence in Airbus with three more Airbus A320s

19 July 2006 Press Release

The fast-growing Greek airline, Aegean Airlines, has ordered three more A320s. In total - including three additional A320s leased from ILFC - the airline has committed to 14 A320 Family aircraft and has a further nine options, according to the initial agreement signed in December 2005. Delivery is s...

ILFC order for A320s takes its total Airbus orders beyond 600 aircraft

19 July 2006 Press Release

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), the world's largest commercial leasing company and a subsidiary of American International Group, Inc, has signed a contract with Airbus for six additional A320 Family aircraft. The deal takes ILFC's orders for the Airbus A320 Family to more ...

AirAsia orders 40 more A320 Family aircraft

19 July 2006 Press Release

AirAsia, the region's fastest growing low cost carrier, has signed a contract for 40 more A320 Family aircraft, and taken another 30 on option. This brings their total orders for the Airbus Single Aisle Family to 100. A total of seven A320s are currently in service with AirAsia. Over time they ...

Grupo Marsans expands its Airbus long haul fleet with purchase of up to 22 A330s

19 July 2006 Press Release

Grupo Marsans, the largest tourism and transport group in Spain, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus in Farnborough for the purchase of 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, plus 10 options. The aircraft will be delivered between 2008 and 2009.


The new A330 aircraft will be used for the Gr...

Airbus A380 fatigue test reaches 15,000 flight cycles

19 July 2006 Press Release

The Airbus A380 fatigue-test reached an important milestone this week by passing 15,000 simulated flights. This is three times the 5,000 flights needed for certification. In total 47,500 flights will be simulated to test the fatigue strength of the A380 structure, which corresponds to two-and-a-half...

Seven major European aerospace manufacturers sign LoI on a Clean Sky joint technology initiative

Seven major European aerospace manufacturers sign LoI on a ?Clean Sky? joint technology initiative
19 July 2006 Press Release

Seven major European aerospace manufacturers - Airbus SAS, Dassault Aviation, Eurocopter SAS, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Rolls-Royce plc, Safran and Thales - have signed a letter of intent in a Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) that works on the preparation of an innovative "Clean Sky&...

Japan?s RIMCOF and Airbus agree to conduct a cooperative study for structural health monitoring technology development

18 July 2006 Press Release

Japan's R & D Institute of Metal and Composites for Future Industries (RIMCOF) and the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus have agreed to conduct a cooperative study for development of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) technology. It is the first time for RIMCOF to conduct a joint study ...

Air Caraïbes signs for an additional A330-300

18 July 2006 Press Release

Air Caraïbes signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of an additional A330-300, to cope with growth on its transatlantic routes. The aircraft will be delivered in November 2008. Air Caraïbes currently operates two A330-200s and one A330-300, which was put into service two weeks ago. The addit...




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