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China Southern Airlines Company Limited and China Aviation Supplies Imp. purchase of five A380s

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28 January 2005 Press Release

China Southern Airlines Company Limited and China Aviation Supplies Imp. and Exp. Group Corporation (CASGC) have signed in Paris a General Terms Agreement (GTA) with Airbus for the purchase of five A380s. This is the first commitment placed by a Chinese carrier for the A380, which herewith beco...

Northwest Airlines has placed a firm order for eight A330s

27 January 2005 Press Release

Northwest Airlines has placed a firm order for eight A330s, including two A330-200s and six A330-300s. Like the existing A330s in Northwest?s fleet, the new A330-200s will seat 243 passengers in a two-class configuration and the A330-300s will accommodate 298 passengers in two classes. Both versions...

Unveiling the flagship - the A380 reveal

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17 January 2005 Press Release

One of the key milestones in the Airbus A380 programme will take place tomorrow, 18th January. The world?s first full-length twin-deck aircraft will be officially revealed to the world for the first time at a ceremony to be held in the Jean-Luc Lagardere Final Assembly Line hall at Toulouse, France....

2004: Another Landmark Year for Airbus

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12 January 2005 Press Release

 2004 was another landmark year for Airbus, a year in which the manufacturer once more maintained its position as Number one, both in terms of orders and deliveries.

With 320 aircraft delivered, Airbus exceeded expectations at the beginning of the year when it had indicated that the 2004 deliv...

UPS selects A380

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11 January 2005 Press Release

 UPS has joined the growing list of worldwide carriers to select the A380. Specifically, the Atlanta, Georgia-based company has agreed to purchase 10 freighter versions of the A380, with options for an additional 10. UPS will take delivery of its first A380F in 2009. The carrier has not yet ann...

Airbus committed to supporting Red Cross humanitarian aid for tsunami victims

5 January 2005 Press Release

Airbus committed to supporting Red Cross humanitarian aid for tsunami victims

A350 receives Authorisation To Offer(ATO)

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10 December 2004 Press Release

Airbus has received approval from its shareholders, EADS and BAE Systems to begin making firm commercial offers to launch customers for two new members of its wide-body Family. The new sisterships to the A330s, called A350 models, respond to the market demand foreseen by Airbus customers, many of wh...

Airbus A318 performs first flight with new PW6000A engines

9 December 2004 Press Release

The A318, the latest member of Airbus? best-selling A320 Family, flew for the first time today with new PW6000A engines (PW6124A) from Pratt & Whitney. Certification of this aircraft engine combination should take place towards the end of 2005 after some 500 flight hours.

 

The A318 took off ...

Vietnam Airlines has signed a contract for an additional ten A321 aircraft, bringing total orders for Airbus aircraft to fifteen

8 December 2004 Press Release

Vietnam Airlines has signed a contract for an additional ten A321 aircraft, bringing total orders for Airbus aircraft to fifteen. The airline placed its initial order with Airbus for five A321 aircraft in October 2002, having been an operator of A320 Family aircraft on lease since late 1993. Deliver...

China Aviation Supplies Import & Export Group Corporation (CASGC) has announced its decision to acquire 23 Airbus A320 Family aircraft

6 December 2004 Press Release

China Aviation Supplies Import & Export Group Corporation (CASGC) has announced its decision to acquire 23 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The announcement was made in Beijing at a ceremony in the Great Hall of the People attended by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder...

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