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First Airbus engineering centre opens in Russia

First Airbus engineering centre opens in Russia
3 June 2003 Press Release

The new engineering centre of Airbus in Russia, ECAR, which has been created jointly with the Kaskol Group was officially opened today in Moscow in the presence of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Aleshin. This is Airbus' first engineering facility in Europe outside its home countries. The ceremo...

Airbus expands network of Japanese partners in the A380 programme: Bridgestone, Mitsubishi Rayon Join, ShinMaywa gets second contract

3 June 2003 Press Release

Bridgestone Corporation and Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. announced today that they are joining the club of other Japanese manufacturers which have become partners on the A380 programme. They both have agreed to supply new technology equipment and advanced materials for the next-generation super jumbo ...

Airbus at Le Bourget 2003

3 June 2003 Press Release

Having obtained more than 150 new orders during the first five months of the year, Airbus comes to the Paris International Air Show (15-22 June) at the Le Bourget Airport, after an active beginning of the year thus far for the company despite troubled times. Airbus' achievements included the ce...

Airbus backs the construction of the Peace Tower

27 May 2003 Press Release

In the context of the sound and unflagging ties that it fosters with Russia and its aeronautical sector, Airbus has decided to associate itself with Saint Petersburg's tercentenary celebrations by, among other things, taking part in the construction of the Peace Tower in Siennaya Square. Design...

Final go-ahead for A400M military airlifter

27 May 2003 Press Release

The most ambitious European military procurement programme ever undertaken was launched today with the signature of the contract for the purchase of 180 A400M military transport aircraft.



The future military airlifter, chosen by seven European NATO nations to equip their air forces, is now ...

Airbus and Mariinsky Theatre congratulate the people of Saint Petersburg on the 300th anniversary of their city

25 May 2003 Press Release

Within the framework of its long-standing partnership with Russia, Airbus, the European leading aircraft manufacturer, is pleased to participate in the celebration of the 300th anniversary of St Petersburg together with the Mariinsky Theatre, the world renowned Russian musical institution, during th...

A318 is certificated as newest and smallest Airbus aircraft

A318 is certificated as newest and smallest Airbus aircraft
23 May 2003 Press Release

Airbus' A318, the newest and smallest addition to the world's most modern airliner family, was certificated today by the European Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA), at a ceremony held in Hamburg, Germany.



Approval covers the CFM International CFM56-5B powered version of the new 100-120...

Airbus' A380 major component assembly hall in Hamburg inaugurated by German Chancellor

Airbus? A380 major component assembly hall in Hamburg inaugurated by German Chancellor
21 May 2003 Press Release

The new A380 Major Component Assembly (MCA) hall was officially opened today in the presence of the German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder at the Airbus site in Hamburg. The ceremony, hosted by Airbus President and CEO Noël Forgeard, was also attended by Ole von Beust, First Major of the Free and Hansea...

A400M engine decision

6 May 2003 Press Release

Following a full and thorough evaluation of the engine manufacturers' proposals, Airbus Military has today announced that the engine selected to power the A400M will be the TP400-D6, to be developed and manufactured by EPI (EuroProp International), a European consortium.



The chosen en...

Airbus maintains 300 aircraft delivery target

25 April 2003 Press Release

Following the newswire reports of today, Airbus communicates that its 300 aircraft delivery target for 2003 is, at this stage, confirmed.



This figure carries a higher degree of risk than a few weeks ago, however, when the SARS epidemic was unknown.



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