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Bangkok Airways selects A350 for new long range services

30 December 2005 Press Release

After an extensive evaluation of the competing next generation of long haul aircraft, Bangkok Airways has announced its decision to acquire six Airbus A350s for operation on new long range services from Thailand to Europe commencing in 2012. The airline currently operates a fleet of seventeen jet an...

easyJet signs for 20 more Airbus A319s

easyJet signs for 20 more Airbus A319s
22 December 2005 Press Release

UK-based low-cost carrier easyJet has signed a firm contract with Airbus for 20 more Airbus A319s, taking its total firm orders for the type to 140 and consolidating its role as the largest European customer for the A320 Family. Like the rest of easyJet's Airbus A319 fleet, the new aircraft wil...

Brazilian TAM becomes A350 launch customer in Latin America

Brazilian TAM becomes A350 launch customer in Latin America
21 December 2005 Press Release

Major Brazilian carrier TAM has signed a firm contract for ten A350-900s plus five options. TAM's intention to buy the A350 was initially announced at the Paris Air Show in June, when it announced a commitment for eight aircraft Deliveries of the all-new A350s are scheduled to start at the end ...

Pratt & Whitney PW6000 powered Airbus A318 earns EASA type certificate

21 December 2005 Press Release

The Airbus A318 powered by the new Pratt & Whitney PW6000 engine has been granted its type certificate by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This follows an extensive flight test period, which started in December 2004 and comprised some 540 flight test hours in around 240 flights.



Airbus inaugurates new "AIRTAC" facility

21 December 2005 Press Release

Airbus inaugurated its new state-of-the-art AIRTAC (Airbus Technical Aircraft-on-ground Centre) support centre. The aim of the AIRTAC team is to minimise on-the-ground-time for aircraft for trouble shooting and repairs.


The new AIRTAC facilities are fitted with the most innovative technology and le...

Airbus places additional work packages with Russian manufacturers

21 December 2005 Press Release

As part of its commitment to broaden industrial co-operation with Russia, Airbus is placing additional large work packages for aircraft of the A320, A330/A340 and A380 Families with two Russian companies - IRKUT Scientific Production Corporation and Voronezh Aircraft Production Association (VASO). T...

Airbus A318 Elite sales reach double-figures with new order

Airbus A318 Elite sales reach double-figures with new order
20 December 2005 Press Release

Sales of the Airbus A318 Elite have reached double-figures with a further five firm orders from an undisclosed multinational corporation. The deal takes A318 Elite sales to 13 aircraft plus eight options, and those of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family to more than 60.


All five A318 Elites ...

Turkish Airlines receives its first Airbus A330-200 and its first purchased Airbus A320

15 December 2005 Press Release

Turkish Airlines (THY) took delivery of the first of its five long haul Airbus A330-200s and the first of its 19 purchased Airbus A320s, during a recent ceremony held in Istanbul. The A330-200 aircraft are powered by General Electric CF6-80E1 engines and the A320s by International Aero Engines V2500...

Airbus announces third consecutive spare parts price freeze

13 December 2005 Press Release

Airbus has today announced its decision not to increase prices for Airbus proprietary parts in 2006, thus keeping prices at the current level. This follows price reduction and price freeze initiatives taken by Airbus Spares Support and Services over the recent years. This third consecutive price fre...

UPS signs firm contract for A380

13 December 2005 Press Release

Following a commitment announced in January 2005, Atlanta, Georgia-based UPS has formally signed the contract for 10 Airbus A380 freighter aircraft.


Deliveries to UPS are scheduled between 2009 and 2012. The company has not yet made its engine selection.


"The A380?s strength as a freighter in the...




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