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Airbus' new delivery centre processes its first customer aircraft

12 September 2006 Feature story

Initial deliveries of Airbus aircraft to customers have begun from a large new centre in Toulouse, France in preparation for its full operational startup in early 2007. The new delivery facility at Toulouse Blagnac International Airport is significantly larger than Airbus' existing centre, and...

Fire extinguishers get environmentally friendly

11 September 2006 Feature story

An Airbus project has resulted in the development of a new, environmentally-friendly fire extinguishing system for aircraft engines and auxiliary power units, underscoring the company's commitment to the environment. The halon-free system consists of a sphere partially filled with Novec 1230, ...

A380 Early Long Flight Series near completion

8 September 2006 Press Release

A380 MSN2 took off from Toulouse-Blagnac (southern France), for the fourth and last of the planned Early Long Flights this morning at 7 a.m. for a 15-hour flight. Once completed, the total distance flown by the A380 during these four flights will be equivalent to a little more than one trip around t...

Air Namibia receives its second A340

7 September 2006 News in brief

Air Namibia receives its second A340

The Airbus A380 takes off from Toulouse on first passenger flight

4 September 2006 Press Release

 

 

Appointment of new heads for A380 and A320 programmes

4 September 2006 Press Release

 

 

US Airways orders more A321s

31 August 2006 Press Release

US Airways Group has placed a new firm order for seven A321-200 model aircraft. It has simultaneously converted eight pre-existing A320 Family orders (for seven A319s and one A320) to eight A321s. The airline has not yet announced its engine selection for these aircraft. Each of the 15 new A321s wil...

Cathay Pacific celebrates 100th aircraft delivery when taking another Airbus A330

Cathay Pacific celebrates 100th aircraft delivery when taking another Airbus A330
29 August 2006 Press Release

Cathay Pacific Airways celebrated the 100th aircraft to join its fleet by taking delivery of an Airbus A330-300 at a ceremony at the manufacturer's base in Toulouse, France. The aircraft was presented in special livery to mark the achievement and named "Progress Hong Kong." A further five A330-...

"Air+ by Airbus" adds value for customers

28 August 2006 Feature story

Airbus' customer services offering has been re-branded to underscore all of the capabilities available to operators of its aircraft around the world. "Air+ by Airbus" provides a comprehensive range of support and services that enhance the quality of operations, and which can be tailo...

Satellite communications will keep A380 pilots in touch

28 August 2006 Feature story

A new, lighter-weight antenna will enable A380 pilots to keep in contact with air traffic controllers and their own operations departments via satellite. Satellite relay links are particularly important when the aircraft is over water or is crossing remote areas during long-range flights.

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