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Airbus A340 in first flight of "AWIATOR? programme

29 August 2003 Press Release

The flight demonstrations as part of the AWIATOR (Aircraft Wing with Advanced Technology Operation) technology programme have begun, using an Airbus A340-300 as the test bed aircraft.

The 80 million Euro programme, which is investigating future wing technologies, includes many other partner...

Start of A380 major component assembly in Hamburg

25 August 2003 Press Release

On Monday, Airbus started assembly work on the first A380 fuselage section in Hamburg. This will take place in the Major Component Assembly (MCA) hall, which has been specially built for this purpose and was inaugurated on 21 May in the presence of the Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. By the end...

Frontier Airlines orders 15 more A319

21 August 2003 Press Release

Consistent with its commitment to the Airbus A320 Family of aircraft and a with a Letter of Intent previously announced by the airline, U.S. low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines has placed a firm order for 15 new A319s. The Denver-based carrier currently operates 19 A319s and took delivery of the firs...

Airbus unveils first A380 centre wingbox

19 August 2003 Press Release

The first major section of the A380 ? the centre wingbox ? was unveiled today on the Airbus site of Nantes where it was produced. From a technical point of view, the structure, a key section of the aircraft located at the junction between the wings and the fuselage, is a world?s first, with over 40...

China's flag carrier Air China receives first A319

15 July 2003 Press Release

Air China, the flag carrier of the People?s Republic of China, has taken delivery of its first A319 at the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany. This is the very first aircraft of the A320 Family ever delivered to Air China. The ferry flight will take the aircraft to Xiaoshan International Air...

Prime minister opens UK?s biggest new factory

4 July 2003 Press Release

A £350 million aerospace factory built for planemaker Airbus, was officially opened today by the Prime Minister

UK?s biggest new factory opens at Airbus, Broughton

4 July 2003 Press Release

A £350 million aerospace factory built for planemaker Airbus, will be officially opened today

SWISS will fly its first new A340-300 to Zurich

1 July 2003 Press Release

Swiss International Air Lines will fly its first Airbus A340-300, which was delivered last evening, from the manufacturer's delivery centre in Toulouse to its main base in Zurich, Switzerland, today.

The aircraft is the first of seven to be delivered to SWISS this year and meets the a...

EVA air takes delivery of first A330-200

27 June 2003 Press Release

EVA Air of Taiwan has taken delivery of the first of ten A330-200 aircraft, becoming a new Airbus operator and the first A330-200 operator in Taiwan.

Powered by General Electric CF6-80E1A3 engines, the ten A330-200s - eight leased from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and two purchased ...

Iberia takes delivery of its first A340-600

25 June 2003 Press Release

Iberia took delivery today in Toulouse of its first new A340-600. This aircraft, named "Gaudi" after the famous Spanish Catalan architect, is part of a first order of three, which will be followed by another five with planned deliveries between 2004 and 2006. The ultra-long range, high capacity airc...


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