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Shenzhen Airlines receives its first two A319s

Shenzhen Airlines receives its first two A319s
17 February 2006 Press Release

Shenzhen Airlines has taken delivery of its first two Airbus A319s today, becoming a new operator of this aircraft type in China. Powered by CFM International's CFM56-5B engines, the aircraft will be configured in a two-class layout, which will provide spacious space for 128 passengers.
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Airbus to test new wing tip devices for A320 Family

15 February 2006 Press Release

Airbus is studying the value of new wing tip devices for its Single Aisle Family as part of its commitment of continuous improvement. Airbus seeks to apply innovations to its products whenever it makes sense and brings real benefits to operators.



Wing tip devices are designed to improve wi...

Airbus sets up new Middle East operations company

14 February 2006 Press Release

Airbus has created a subsidiary called "Airbus Middle East". Headquartered at the Dubai Airport Free Zone, it will be in charge of all commercial activities, including marketing, sales, contracts and customer relations, as well as all customer service activities, such as spare parts, training, and t...

Airbus A380 heads to Asian Aerospace?06 after successful cold soak trials in Canada

Airbus A380 heads to Asian Aerospace?06 after successful cold soak trials in Canada
14 February 2006 Press Release

Airbus' A380 MSN004 has returned from Iqaluit, Canada, where it successfully completed the cold weather test campaign, and is now preparing to head for Asian Aerospace '06 in Singapore. The aircraft will perform daily flying displays during the show which is due to begin on 21st February. ...

Hamburg International new customer for Airbus A319

Hamburg International new customer for Airbus A319
13 February 2006 Press Release

Hamburg International has become a new customer for the Airbus A319 with an order for 14 aircraft of the type, plus another six on option. Ten of those aircraft will replace the airline's current fleet of previous-generation single-aisle aircraft. Airbus will deliver the aircraft configured in ...

Cable harness manufacturing - saving money and time on long cables

2 February 2006 Feature story

Airbus engineers have merged technological innovation and efficiency in the development of an electronic jigboard - a cable harness manufacturing device that makes the cable positioning process more flexible. Along with meeting the demand for custom products ready on short notice, the e-jigboard off...

Air Asia receives A320 painted in Manchester United colours

Air Asia receives A320 painted in Manchester United colours
2 February 2006 News in brief

Air Asia receives A320 painted in Manchester United colours

First GP7200 engine installed on 5th A380 flight test aircraft

First GP7200 engine installed on 5th A380 flight test aircraft
1 February 2006 Press Release

The first of four Engine Alliance GP7200 engines has been installed on the fifth A380 test aircraft, MSN009, at the Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France. Once all four engines are installed in March the aircraft will join the flight test programme as part of the certification campaign by mid-2006...

Airbus develops new fuel testing facility at Filton, U.K.

31 January 2006 Feature story

Airbus' new Filton, U.K fuel systems test facility will become a vital catalyst for engineers studying improvements in fuel modeling and researching emerging technologies. Initial operations include fuel testing on A380 wing tanks and work on the A400M and A350 aircraft.

Singapore Technologies Marine selected to build A380 transport vessels

31 January 2006 Press Release

Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine), a leading shipbuilder which is part of the Singapore Technologies Engineering Group, has been selected to build two large roll-on and roll-off vessels for the shipment of A380 sections. The two vessels are due for delivery in 2008 and will join the existing...

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