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Full-scale cabin test and 10,000 flight cycles fatigue test a success for Airbus A380 programme

Full-scale cabin test and 10,000 flight cycles fatigue test a success for Airbus A380 programme
10 May 2006 Press Release

Airbus reached two major test milestones in the A380 programme this week.

 

In Hamburg, Germany, Airbus successfully completed the first extensive ground cabin tests in a fully-equipped A380. During five hours of testing, 474 passengers and 20 crew memb

Airbus A320 Family approved for 180 minute ETOPS by the FAA

9 May 2006 Press Release

Airbus A320, A321 and A319, including the corporate jet version, are approved for 180 minute extended range twin-engine operations (ETOPS). The approval was granted by the Federal Aviation Administration after European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) had granted the same approval in March 2004.
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Strong Airbus presence at EBACE 2006

3 May 2006 Feature story

A flying display of the Airbus A318 Elite corporate airliner was the center of attention at the opening day of the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, which continues through 5 May. Also on display at EBACE is the A319 Long Range corporate jet, which features a ne...

JETALLIANCE becomes first Austrian customer for Airbus ACJ

3 May 2006 Press Release

VIP charter operator JETALLIANCE, based in Austria, has placed a firm order for an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), becoming the first Austrian customer.

JETALLIANCE Flugbetriebs AG is one of the world's leading business-jet enterprises, with a fleet of over 37 aircraft with an average ...

Airbus at the Aviation & Environment Summit 2006

2 May 2006 Feature story

Participating in the 2006 Aviation & Environmental Summit, Airbus underscored its commitment to environmental care and the harmonising of aviation sector efforts in this area. Airbus executives attending the annual gathering - held April 25-26 in Geneva, Switzerland - underscored the company's...

Frontier places its first A320 order - ten A320s to join the all-Airbus carrier

2 May 2006 Press Release

Frontier Airlines, of Denver, Colorado, has finalized a contract for six A320s, the first time the low-cost carrier has selected the aircraft type. The incremental order comes less than one year after Frontier converted to an all-Airbus operator. Also as part of the agreement, Frontier is converting...

CASGC/Airbus Training and Support Centre contract renewed for two more decades

CASGC/Airbus Training and Support Centre contract renewed for two more decades
27 April 2006 Press Release

China Aviation Suppliers Import and Export Group Corporation (CASGC) and Airbus extended their cooperation agreement for the joint venture CASC/Airbus Training and Support Centre for two more decades. The companies announced this at a ceremony held today in Beijing celebrating the 10th anniversary o...

Airbus A330 fitted with Trent 772C engines approved for 180 min ETOPS

26 April 2006 Press Release

Airbus A330-243 and A330-343 fitted with new Trent 772C engines were approved for 180 min Extended-Range Twin-Engine Operations (ETOPS) on Thursday April 20th, 2006. The approval was granted by the new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).



The first aircraft fitted with these engines will...

A380 to make its British debut at London Heathrow

26 April 2006 Press Release

The world's largest commercial airliner, the 555 seat Airbus A380, will make its British debut when it flies into London's Heathrow Airport on 18th May 2006, to carry out airport compatibility checks in conjunction with airport operator British Airports Authority (BAA). London Heathrow is...

Kingfisher grows its Airbus fleet with purchase of five A340-500

Kingfisher grows its Airbus fleet with purchase of five A340-500
24 April 2006 Press Release

Kingfisher Airlines, the carrier headquartered in Mumbai, India signed a contract for five Airbus A340-500 and an option for five more, on Monday, April 24th, 2006, in Hannover, Germany. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2008. The aircraft are the latest high gross weight versions, allowing...

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