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The Airbus Corporate Jetliner heads to Antarctica

1 February 2007 Feature story

Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) flights to Antarctica will involve operations in extreme conditions - including landings and takeoffs from a blue ice runway that is topped by a bonded snow pavement. This passenger and cargo air service, performed for the Australian Government Antarctic Division, is...

Comlux places repeat order for two A318 Elites

Comlux places repeat order for two A318 Elites
31 January 2007 Press Release

VVIP charter operator Comlux has placed a firm order for two more Airbus A318 Elites, taking its total orders for the type to five and making it - together with an undisclosed client - the joint largest customers.

Comlux is a launch customer for the A318 Elite, and will be the first to take ...

Czech Republic takes delivery of first Airbus ACJ

Czech Republic takes delivery of first Airbus ACJ
30 January 2007 Press Release

The Czech Republic has taken delivery of the first of the two Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJs) that it has ordered, becoming a new Airbus operator and highlighting the aircraft's appeal to governments throughout the world.

Airbus' ACJ is already the preferred choice of the Azerbai...

Airbus wins two new customers for VIP A340s

29 January 2007 Press Release

Airbus has won two new customers for VIP versions of its ultra long-haul A340s - one for an A340-500 and one for an A340-300 - highlighting their strong appeal to the business aviation market. The deals build on a customer-base of 40 or so VIP and government versions of Airbus widebodies already in ...

Royal Air Force of Oman orders two Airbus A320 Corporate Jets

Royal Air Force of Oman orders two Airbus A320 Corporate Jets
29 January 2007 Press Release

The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has signed a contract for two A320s from the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family, becoming another new government customer for the company's increasingly popular corporate jets.

Airbus' ACJ Family has already been chosen by the Azerbaijan, Braz...

MNG Airlines commits for A330 Freighter

MNG Airlines commits for A330 Freighter
25 January 2007 Press Release

Following the industrial launch of the A330 Freighter on 17th January 2007, MNG Airlines, a Turkish cargo operator, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for two A330-200F plus one option. The Istanbul-based carrier herewith becomes a launch customer for the new Airbus freighter.

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Airbus A320 Family passes the 5,000th order mark

Airbus A320 Family passes the 5,000th order mark
25 January 2007 Press Release

With the 5,000th order for A320 Family aircraft, Airbus has reached a significant landmark, highlighting the Family's position as the benchmark for single-aisle airliners. In the last two years alone, the A320 Family has received orders for around 1,600 aircraft, making it not only the best-sel...

Spirit orders 30 A319s

Spirit orders 30 A319s
23 January 2007 Press Release

Spirit Airlines has placed a firm order for 30 A319s, bringing its total Airbus order to 44 (37 A319s and seven A321s). The deal was finalized in late 2006. Each of the single-aisle aircraft will be powered by International Aero Engines' V2500s. Deliveries of the newly ordered aircraft are slat...

Airbus develops new three-dimensional textile for cabin interiors

19 January 2007 Feature story

An innovative three-dimensional textile has been created by the Airbus Design Studio for Portugal's national airline, TAP, using patented stamping techniques that create patterned material which a shiny or matt effect. The process - which was evolved in partnership with Lantal Textile (an aero...

Airbus delivers A320 MSN3000 to AirAsia

Airbus delivers A320 MSN3000 to AirAsia
18 January 2007 Press Release

Airbus has today delivered A320 manufacturing serial number 3000 (MSN3000) to Asia's largest low cost carrier, AirAsia. The official handover to Dato' Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia by Louis Gallois, Airbus President and CEO, and co-CEO of EADS, took place at a ce...

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