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The first A330-200F begins production

10 July 2008 Feature story

Fuselage sections and other parts for the new A330-200F freighter aircraft are now taking shape throughout Airbus' production network.

New appointments at Airbus

10 July 2008 Press Release

Mario Heinen (52) has been appointed Executive Vice President, Head of the trans-national Centre of Excellence (COE) Fuselage and Cabin with immediate effect. This follows the departure of Rüdiger Fuchs who wishes to pursue other opportunities outside of Airbus. With his wide ranging industrial expe...

Wind tunnel testing assists in the A350 XWB's development

9 July 2008 Feature story

Wind tunnel testing for the new A350 XWB is generating gigabytes of data each week as this new Airbus jetliner continues its development.

A royal celebration for A400M military airlifter's rollout

7 July 2008 Headline news

A royal celebration for A400M military airlifter's rollout

A380 delivery centre Hamburg

A380 delivery centre Hamburg
4 July 2008 Press Release

Airbus officially opened a new A380 Delivery Centre today at the manufacturer?s site in Hamburg, Germany. During the ceremony, Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO, named the building after Jürgen Thomas, the former head of the Airbus Large Aircraft Division, who was in charge of the development of ...

Singapore Airlines takes delivery of its fifth A380

30 June 2008 Feature story

Airbus has delivered Singapore Airlines' fifth A380, which will allow the operator to replace more of its B747-400 flights on the Singapore-London route and create the first commercial A380 services to Beijing, China as passenger traffic increases leading up to the Olympic Games.

Airbus selects lead logistics and transport providers

30 June 2008 Press Release

Airbus has selected Kuehne+Nagel as lead logistics provider and DHL as lead transport provider, becoming Tier 1 partners for Airbus. The decision is a significant step towards the integration of Airbus and will allow a further harmonization and optimisation of Airbus' logistics and related ...

Airbus transports first aircraft segments to assembly line in China

Airbus transports first aircraft segments to assembly line in China
24 June 2008 Press Release

Airbus has started transporting the first aircraft segments to the new single-aisle assembly line in Tianjin, China. The assembly process of the first aircraft, which is for Sichuan Airlines, will start in August 2008. Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled for the first half of 2009. Six jigs loaded...

Germany's aircraft fleet will more than double over the coming 20 years

17 June 2008 Feature story

According to Airbus' latest Global Market Forecast, the German airliner and freighter fleet is expected to grow from over 500 aircraft in operation in 2006 to more than 1,100 by 2026. This growth represents a need for some 900 new commercial transports at a market value of US$109 billion.

Mainland China's passenger aircraft fleet will triple in the coming 20 years

17 June 2008 Feature story

Airbus predicts that the Chinese Mainland will need approximately 2,800 new passenger aircraft over the 20-year period covered by the company's latest Global Market Forecast - including 190 very large aircraft, such as the A380.

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