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The Airbus-led PAMELA recycling project receives an A300 for experimentation

16 March 2006 Feature story

The arrival of an A300-B2 at Tarbes airport in southwest France marked an important milestone in the Airbus-led PAMELA recycling project. This A300, which reached the end of its operational life, will be used to validate environmentally-responsible techniques for the decommissioning and recycling o...

Airbus awards A318 Elite outfitting to Lufthansa Technik

Airbus awards A318 Elite outfitting to Lufthansa Technik
16 March 2006 Press Release

Airbus has signed a contract with Lufthansa Technik (LHT) in Hamburg for the cabin-outfitting of A318 Elites, the newest and most affordable member of its corporate jet family. It simultaneously concluded a contract with A318 Elite launch customer Comlux of Switzerland, for the outfitting of its fir...

Aer Lingus expands its Airbus long haul fleet with purchase of two A330s

14 March 2006 Press Release

Aer Lingus has signed a contract with Airbus in Dublin for the purchase of two Airbus A330 aircraft, bringing the total number of the airline?s long haul fleet to nine Airbus A330s. Both aircraft will be delivered in mid 2007.



The two new A330 aircraft, an A330-200 and an A330-300, will be...

Airbus A380 reaches milestone of 1000 flight hours

Airbus A380 reaches milestone of 1000 flight hours
10 March 2006 Press Release

The Airbus A380 programme has reached the milestone of 1000 flight hours during the flight test programme for the aircraft type since the first flight of MSN1 on 27th April 2005. The 1000th flight hour was achieved after MSN1 took off from the manufacturer?s home base in Toulouse, France, at 09.40 h...

Czech Republic orders two Airbus ACJs

Czech Republic orders two Airbus ACJs
9 March 2006 Press Release

The Czech Republic has ordered two Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJs), joining the growing number of governments and private customers that have chosen the aircraft following an official call for tender. Total sales of the Airbus ACJ Family now stand at some 70 aircraft.

The Czech Republic ha...

A300/A310 Final Assembly to be completed by July 2007

7 March 2006 Press Release

In response to market demand for its newer aircraft ranges Airbus will progressively phase out the A300/A310 final assembly. This follows more than 35 years of successful marketing and production of Airbus' original aircraft programme. The last A300-600 aircraft on order will be handed over...

Yemenia-Yemen Airways to order up to 10 A350

Yemenia-Yemen Airways to order up to 10 A350
6 March 2006 Press Release

Yemenia-Yemen Airways, based in Sanaa, has selected the Airbus A350 for its long haul fleet modernization programme and has signed a preliminary agreement with Airbus for the acquisition of six aircraft of the type, with options for another four. The selection of the A350-800 by the airline followed...

The Airbus-led PAMELA recycling project receives an A300 for experimentation

2 March 2006 Feature story

The arrival of an A300-B2 at Tarbes airport in southwest France marked an important milestone in the Airbus-led PAMELA recycling project. This A300, which reached the end of its operational life, will be used to validate environmentally-responsible techniques for the decommissioning and recycling o...

Airbus fuel systems test facility opened at the Airbus site in Filton, UK

28 February 2006 Press Release

A new 24 million Euro (£16 million) test facility at Airbus' Filton, UK site is being opened today by His Royal Highness the Duke of York, during a visit to Bristol in his role as UK Special Representative for Trade and Investment. The Airbus Fuel Systems Test Facility, the first of its kind i...

Airbus begins UK production of its first A400M wing component

24 February 2006 Press Release

The A400M military airlifter has taken another leap forward as wing manufacturing has begun at Airbus' Filton, Bristol site with machining of the first wing rib for the first production aircraft. The three metre long aluminium alloy block or 'billet' will become 'wing rib ten&ap...

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