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Saa Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A340-300

9 March 2004 Press Release

South African Airways (SAA) took delivery of its first Airbus A340-300E, which is the first "enhanced" version of this Airbus type. SAA will receive six A340-300E by 2005.


The 295-seat A340-300E features several enhancements, including a higher thrust-generating version of the CFM...

A380 Ro-Ro Vessel Christened "Ville de Bordeaux" in Nanjing

27 February 2004 Press Release

The Airbus A380 program has reached a new milestone with the christening of a roll-on and roll-off sea (ro-ro) vessel built for the transportation of components of the aircraft. The vessel was named ?Ville De Bordeaux? at a ceremony held today in Nanjing in East China?s Jiangsu Province.


The 5,20...

Air Deccan to Acquire Airbus A320s

25 February 2004 Press Release

Air Deccan, India's first low-cost carrier, has chosen Airbus A320 family to expand services to major Indian cities from its Bangalore base. It will acquire two new Airbus A320s from Airbus, and has taken options on two more. In addition, it will lease a further five A320s from Singapore Aircraft Le...

Austrian Airlines Receives First Airbus A319

20 February 2004 Press Release

Austrian Airlines received its first Airbus A319. The aircraft will join the carrier's current Airbus single-aisle fleet, consisting of eight A320s and six A321s. In total Austrian Airlines has ordered seven A319s. This new aircraft will be the first reflecting the airline's new corporate identity w...

Airbus at Asian Aerospace '04

9 February 2004 Press Release

Airbus comes to Asian Aerospace '04 (24th-29th February) with a positive outlook after a landmark year in 2003, in which it became Number One also in terms of deliveries. During 2003, Airbus delivered 305 aircraft and achieved 284 new firm orders despite the widespread challenges faced by the air tr...

Aircalin Becomes New Airbus A320 Operator

9 February 2004 Press Release

Air Caledonie International has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320, becoming a new operator of the type. It plans to use it on flights from its base in Noumea, New Caledonia, to Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.


Aircalin?s A320 seats eight passengers in business class and 138 ...

Singapore Airlines A340-500 Flies Into The Record Books

4 February 2004 Press Release

(Los Angeles) A Singapore Airlines four-engine A340-500 has successfully operated the longest non-stop commercial air service in the world, with its first flight between Singapore and Los Angeles. The A340-500 departed at 16.00 Singapore local time and completed the 14,093 km / 7,609 nm sector to Lo...

Air Tahiti Nui Orders Another Airbus A340-300

29 January 2004 Press Release

Air Tahiti Nui has signed a firm contract with Airbus for another A340-300, which will be delivered in June 2005. The aircraft will become the fifth four-engined A340-300 in its fleet, which currently flies long-haul services across the Pacific and on to Europe - as well as to Japan.


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Airbus showcased the most flexible 100-seater aircraft, the Airbus A318

27 January 2004 Press Release

Today Airbus showcased the most flexible 100-seater aircraft, the Airbus A318, at Helsinki-Vantaa airport

Most flexible 100-seater aircraft Airbus A318 makes debut in Helsinki

27 January 2004 Press Release

Today Airbus showcased the most flexible 100-seater aircraft, the Airbus A318, at Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The A318 is the newest member of the Airbus single-aisle A320 Family, comprising the A318 (107 seats), A319 (124 seats), A320 (150 seats) and A321 (185 seats). The A318 combines unmatched effic...



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