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First A380 for Qantas

1 February 2008 News in brief

First A380 for Qantas

Airbus completes first test flight with alternative fuel on civil aircraft

Airbus completes first test flight with alternative fuel on civil aircraft
1 February 2008 Press Release

 

 

Airbus A380 commences alternative fuel test flight programme

Airbus A380 commences alternative fuel test flight programme
1 February 2008 Press Release

 On Friday, February 1st, 2008, the Airbus A380 will launch the company?s alternative fuel research programme by becoming the first commercial aircraft to fly with a synthetic liquid fuel processed from gas (Gas to Liquids ? GTL) in a three hour flight between Filton, UK and Toulouse, Fr

Harald Wilhelm appointed Chief Financial Officer

1 February 2008 Press Release

Harald Wilhelm has been appointed Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect, replacing Hans-Peter Ring, who will remain Chief Financial Officer of the EADS group.

Until now, Harald Wilhelm was Chief Controlling Officer and deputy to the Chief Financial Officer as from January 2007.
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NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH announces repeat order for A320 Family aircraft

NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH announces repeat order for A320 Family aircraft
31 January 2008 Press Release

NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH today announces a follow-on order for additional nine A320 Family aircraft. The order will raise NIKI?s fleet to 20 A320 Family aircraft.

The successful Vienna-based low cost carrier NIKI will employ the new Airbus jets on routes to European cities and holiday destination...

Atlantic Airways becomes new customer for Airbus A319

Atlantic Airways becomes new customer for Airbus A319
30 January 2008 Press Release

Atlantic Airways, flag carrier of the Faroe Islands and based in Sørvágur, has signed a firm contract for one Airbus A319 plus one option, and becomes a new Airbus customer.

Atlantic Airways' Airbus A319s will feature a comfortable single-class cabin layout. The aircraft will be operate...

Airbus attends Singapore Airshow

29 January 2008 Press Release

Airbus will attend the Singapore Airshow, taking place in Singapore from 19th to 24th February. The manufacturer's participation will feature an A380 development aircraft, which will take part in the daily flying schedule and will also be on view at the static display area throughout the week.

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MatlinPatterson signs for six A330-200F

28 January 2008 Press Release

MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC, the US investment fund, through an affiliate, has signed a firm contract for six A330-200 Freighter aircraft. The company intends for the aircraft to be used by certain of its airline portfolio companies, such as Varig Logistica in Brazil and Global Aero Logistic...

Hamburg International orders two additional aircraft and receives its first Airbus A319

24 January 2008 Press Release

Hamburg International has signed a new firm order for a further two A319s today while taking delivery of its first A319. The aircraft, powered by CFM-56 engines from CFM International, was handed over to the airline's management team Christoph von Saldern, Norbert Grella and Klaus Schlichtmann ...

TACA orders 15 A320 Family aircraft

TACA orders 15 A320 Family aircraft
24 January 2008 Press Release

TACA, a leading Latin American airline, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 15 additional A320 Family aircraft (12 A320s and three A319s). The aircraft will be configured in a comfortable two-class layout. Engine decision has not yet been announced.

TACA already successfully opera...

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