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Qantas signs firm order for eight additional A380s

21 December 2006 Press Release

Qantas Airways has signed a firm order for eight more of the world?s largest and most advanced passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, taking the total number of A380s ordered by Australia?s national carrier to 20 aircraft.

 

Singapore Airlines boosts Airbus fleet with additional A380 orders

20 December 2006 Press Release

Singapore Airlines has committed to expansion of its Airbus A380 fleet with the signing of a contract for an additional nine orders and six new options, details of which were announced by the airline on 21st July 2006. The delivery positions were protected by options accompanying the airline's ...

SilkAir expands fleet with additional A320 aircraft

20 December 2006 Press Release

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, has signed a contract for an additional 11 A320 aircraft, plus nine further options. The airline currently operates an all Airbus fleet of five A319s and eight A320s, with two additional A320 Family aircraft from an order in 2002 still to join the fl...

Asiana celebrates 100th aircraft delivery with another A330

Asiana celebrates 100th aircraft delivery with another A330
18 December 2006 Press Release

 

 

Airbus delivers first VIP A340-600 to SAAD Air

Airbus delivers first VIP A340-600 to SAAD Air
18 December 2006 Press Release

Airbus has delivered the first VIP version of its ultra long-haul A340-600, the world's longest airliner, to the private business group SAAD Air Ltd of Saudi Arabia, the first customer for the type.

The Airbus A340-600, which has yet to be outfitted with its VIP cabin, will seat around ...

AerCap orders 20 A330-200s

15 December 2006 Press Release

AerCap has signed a firm contract with Airbus for the purchase of 20 A330-200 passenger aircraft. With its proven benefits in terms of economics and a wide customer base, the A330-200 will assist AerCap in the growth of their portfolio which already includes more than 70 A320 Family aircraft. Headqu...

U.K. research programme to investigate wing designs for future civil aircraft

13 December 2006 Feature story

Airbus will lead a public/private-funded wing technology validation programme that forms a core element of the U.K. National Aerospace Technology Strategy. This programme brings together 17 leading British organisations to work on such "sustainable aviation" challenges as reduced fuel bu...

Airbus A380 receives joint EASA & FAA Type Certification

Airbus A380 receives joint EASA & FAA Type Certification
12 December 2006 Press Release

The world's largest commercial airliner, the 555-seat Airbus A380, has received joint European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type Certification on 12th December 2006. The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.

The EASA A3...

Comlux takes delivery of first Airbus A318 Elite

Comlux takes delivery of first Airbus A318 Elite
11 December 2006 Press Release

Zurich-based VVIP charter company Comlux has taken delivery of the first Airbus A318 Elite - one of three on order - which will make it the first to operate the type.



The aircraft will now be outfitted with a VIP cabin seating up to 18 passengers, by Lufthansa Technik at Hamburg, which is d...

Airbus completes a major A400M wing assembly milestone

7 December 2006 Feature story

The A400M military transport's initial set of wings has completed its assembly process at the Airbus U.K. facility in Filton, Bristol. These wings are the first for an Airbus aircraft to be built largely from composite materials.

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