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Iberia signs the purchase of 30 single aisle Airbus aircraft

8 July 2005 Press Release

Iberia has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of 30 A320 Family aircraft and taken another 49 options, hereby confirming the commitment signed in January this year. The contract covers the acquisition of 10 Airbus A318s, 10 A320s, seven A319s and three A321s. These aircraft will be deliv...

GECAS plans to acquire 40 additional Airbus A320 family aircraft

30 June 2005 Press Release

GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) has signed a letter of intent to order 40 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The order covers A319s, typically seating 124 passengers, as well as the larger A320s with 150 passengers in a standard layout, with the flexibility to convert some to A321 models. GECAS ha...

Air Mauritius expands its fleet with new Airbus A340-300E aircraft

27 June 2005 Press Release

Air Mauritius has signed a firm purchase agreement with Airbus for three A340-300Es, with deliveries to begin in the last quarter of 2006. The contract covers also two further options on the same type. With the acquisition of this new generation aircraft, Air Mauritius will be the first all-Airbus o...

Donbassaero becomes new Airbus operator in CIS

27 June 2005 Press Release

Donbassaero Airlines, one of the leading Ukrainian carriers, took delivery its first Western-built aircraft into its fleet, an Airbus A320, herewith joining to the other 230 operators of Airbus aircraft worldwide. The Donetsk-based airline, which will operate the aircraft under an operational lease ...

Airbus announces $33.5 billion worth of orders during airshow

17 June 2005 Press Release

Airbus announced orders and commitments for 280 airliners, which does not include undisclosed orders and commitments finalised during Le Bourget for 40 additional aircraft. The 280 orders and commitments are worth around $33.5 billion. They reaffirm Airbus? leadership of the airliner business and r...

Air Berlin becomes 100th client for Airbus Customised Lead Time (CLT) service

17 June 2005 Press Release

As the 100th Airbus customer, the German low-cost carrier Air Berlin has joined the Customised Lead Time (CLT) service for Airbus aircraft spare parts. Air Berlin will take delivery of Airbus A320 aircraft as from September 2005 and has a total of 60 firm orders plus additional 40 purchase options....

Airbus first to fly with dedicated on-board medical site

Airbus first to fly with dedicated on-board medical site
17 June 2005 Press Release

Airbus has conceived yet another innovative solution for customers with a dedicated site capable of hosting medical equipment on-board its aircraft.  While the medical aspect of the onboard medical site remains the responsibility of the individua l airline, customers might use a choice of equ...

Saudi Arabian client becomes first VIPcustomer for the world's longest airliner, the Airbus A340-600

17 June 2005 Press Release

A private non-governmental business group of Saudi Arabia, which already has a VIP A320, has acquired an Airbus A340-600, becoming the first VIP customer for the ultra-long range aircraft, which is also the world?s longest airliner.


Both Airbus aircraft will be operated by Jeddah-based Natio...

Germanwings to expand Airbus fleet with additional A319s

17 June 2005 Press Release


Germanwings, the rapidly-expanding Cologne-based low-cost carrier (LCC), has announced at this year?s Le Bourget Airshow near Paris, France, that it will increase its all-Airbus fleet with an additional 18 A319s, to be purchased directly from Airbus. In addition to the 18 A319s that will be ...

Air Tahiti Nui takes delivery of fifth AIrbus A340-300

16 June 2005 Press Release


Air Tahiti Nui took delivery of its fifth Airbus A340-300, christened ?Nuku Hiva? after a French Polynesian island, during a ceremony held at the Le Bourget airshow. The aircraft was handed over to Air Tahiti Nui Chairman Patrick Leboucher by Airbus Vice President Guy Brunon.


Air Tahiti Nu...




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