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Airbus and EADS/EFW sign freighter conversion agreement with MIG and Irkut

16 May 2006 Press Release

Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer, EFW (Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH) the EADS' freighter conversion centre of expertise based in Dresden (Germany), MIG and Irkut, leading Russian aircraft manufacturers, signed a preliminary co-operation agreement for a civil freighter aircraft conversion b...

Airbus launches new titanium supply strategy

15 May 2006 Feature story

Airbus has signed agreements with major suppliers to balance and secure the supply of titanium to meet long-term requirements for its ramp-up in production, in particular for the A380. The supply contracts were signed with RTI International Metals, Inc., of the United States, Russia's VSMPO an...

First US customer takes delivery of Airbus ACJ

15 May 2006 Press Release

Pharmair Corporation, a privately held Florida-based company, has taken delivery of an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), becoming the first US customer for one of the company's business jets, as well as a new operator.



The aircraft, which was delivered without its cabin, is to be comple...

Airbus displays three aircraft Family members at ILA 2006 Berlin Airshow

15 May 2006 Press Release

Airbus will be the only manufacturer of large commercial airliners present at ILA 2006 Berlin Airshow (16-21 May), Germany. The European aircraft manufacturer will fly three of its aircraft to Berlin, representing the most modern Family of commercial aircraft in the world: the A318 single-aisle jet,...

Airbus A318 lands at London City Airport

15 May 2006 Press Release

Airbus undertook A318 airport compatibility tests at London City Airport on Saturday, May 13th, 2006, an important part of the programme aimed at enabling the aircraft to undertake commercial flights at the airport.



Offering twice the range of existing aircraft serving London City Airport, ...

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...

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