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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...

Airbus Spares Support and Services receives quality norm EN9100:2000 Certification

24 January 2003 Press Release

Airbus Spares Support and Services, the aircraft manufacturer's spare part division within the customer services organisation, has been awarded the EN9100:2000 certification for its quality management. To gain EN9100:2000 certification, Airbus had to meet criteria which go even beyond the ones ...

Northwest set to optimise transatlantic fleet with A330s: first jets to arrive this year

21 January 2003 Press Release

Northwest Airlines will become the first U.S. carrier to operate the new Airbus A330-200 widebody airliner, following the conversion of ten of its order for 24 A330-300s, placed in 2001, into A330-200s. This is part of its plan to upgrade its transatlantic fleet with the two new, highly fuel efficie...

Airbus holds first recruitment communication forum in Italy

17 January 2003 Press Release

Some 200 students and academics attended the first ever Airbus recruitment communication forum in Italy, which took place yesterday at the Politecnico di Torino and which also involved Milan and Pisa Universities. Airbus executives from major functions such as Engineering, Manufacturing and Customer...

Airbus achieves healthy commercial results in 2002

14 January 2003 Press Release

In 2002 Airbus continued to generate healthy commercial results despite the industry downturn. Its extensive high-tech product line and customer-focused approach, combined with industrial flexibility and the results of cost saving measures adopted in 2001, enabled Airbus to meet all its objectives f...

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