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Airbus unites with industry to create single European sky

13 July 2006 Feature story

The unification of Europe is now moving skyward, as the region's air traffic control system becomes more integrated and unified. Airbus is an important element of this pan-European effort, participating in the Air Traffic Alliance association, which also includes EADS and Thales.

Airbus to open new engine test facility

13 July 2006 Feature story

A new engine run-up facility in Toulouse, France will be used for full-scale testing of jet engines once they have been integrated on Airbus aircraft. The circular-shaped test complex allows technicians to validate the engines' performance up to their full thrust output.

Christian Streiff confirmed as Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer

Christian Streiff confirmed as Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer
7 July 2006 Press Release

Toulouse, 7th July 2006 - The Airbus Shareholder Committee has confirmed Christian Streiff as Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer. This follows his nomination to the position on 2

Farnborough air display for world?s most advanced passenger aircraft

7 July 2006 Press Release

Airbus, the world's largest aircraft manufacturer by deliveries, will have two aircraft participating in flying displays at the 45th Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom (17th ?23rd July). It will have the A380, the world's most advanced passenger aircraft, as well as th...

Tunisair orders A319 extended-range for its medium range operation

5 July 2006 Press Release

North African airline Tunisair has made a firm order for an A319 Extended-Range for non-stop, scheduled, international services on its Middle East and African routes, and is hence to become the first operator for this configuration in Africa. This aircraft features an additional centre tank compared...

Airbus President and CEO Gustav Humbert resigns

2 July 2006 Press Release

Toulouse, 2nd July 2006 - Gustav Humbert, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus SAS, has tendered his resignation from his position with immediate effect. He has also resigned from the EADS Executive Committee.

Mr Humbert has been President and CEO since June 2005 and on the ...

A380 sets world record for number of emergency slides deployed

27 June 2006 Press Release

The world's largest passenger aircraft set another record last week. 16 emergency slides were deployed at the same time using only the aircraft's battery power. This is the largest number of evacuation slides ever inflated simultaneously in any passenger aircraft.



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New stamp celebrates A380

New stamp celebrates A380
26 June 2006 News in brief

New stamp celebrates A380

Tenth A330-300 delivered to China Airlines

Tenth A330-300 delivered to China Airlines
24 June 2006 News in brief

Tenth owned A330-300 delivered to China Airlines

Airbus MRO Network welcomes Lufthansa Technik AG as new member

19 June 2006 Press Release

One of the world's largest and most experienced aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) providers, Lufthansa Technik AG, Germany, signed an agreement with Airbus to become a new member of the Airbus MRO Network. Lufthansa Technik AG, with its roots going back as far as the early fift...

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