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A380, world?s largest commercial aircraft, successfully takes to the skies

A380, world?s largest commercial aircraft, successfully takes to the skies
27 April 2005 Press Release

Aviation history was made this morning when the first A380, the world?s largest commercial aircraft, successfully took off on its maiden flight leaving Blagnac International Airport in Toulouse, France at 10.29 hours local time (08.29 UTC) from runway 32L. The A380 first flight will take place above...

Kingfisher Airlines celebrates delivery of first Airbus A320

Kingfisher Airlines celebrates delivery of first Airbus A320
25 April 2005 Press Release

Kingfisher Airlines, the new value-based carrier headquartered in Mumbai, India, today celebrated the delivery of its first A320, becoming a new Airbus operator.

Dr Vijay Mallya, Chairman of the UB Group, one of India?s largest companies and the parent company of Kingfisher Airlines, accepte...

Airbus Engineering Centre to be set up in China

22 April 2005 Press Release

Airbus and China Aviation Industry Corporation II (AVIC II) have agreed to set up an engineering centre in the form of a joint venture in Beijing. The facility will in particular perform aircraft specific design work for the A350 programme.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and French Prime Ministe...

Airbus recognises best performance in its Annual Supplier Support Survey

22 April 2005 Press Release

Airbus highlights its top 10 suppliers in its Annual Supplier Support Survey, which reflects the results of the 2004 Customer Satisfaction, and Supplier Support Performances Evaluation.

The Survey conducted for 40 suppliers and rated by over 85 customers is designed by Airbus to recognise be...

China to produce wing box for Airbus A320 Family aircraft

22 April 2005 Press Release

Airbus and China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I) have agreed to enter into the third phase of the A320 Family Wing Cooperation Programme, which comprises the production of wing box. This represents significant progress in Airbus? technology transfer to China.

The two sides signed to...

Chinese Airlines order 30 Airbus aircraft

21 April 2005 Press Release

Three Chinese airlines have signed contracts for the purchase of 30 Airbus aircraft. China Southern Airlines has signed with Airbus for five A380s; China Eastern Airlines has signed with Airbus for five A319s, 11 A321s and four A320s; Shenzhen Airlines has signed with China Aviation Supplies Import ...

First metal cut for the Airbus A380 freighter

First metal cut for the Airbus A380 freighter
12 April 2005 Press Release

The A380 freighter became a reality when the first ?metal cut? of the aircraft?s centre wing box took place today at Airbus? site in Nantes, France. This marks the start of manufacturing of the largest commercial freighter ever and is confirmation that the A380F programme is on track.

The ce...

Airbus reduces supply chain for spare parts

6 April 2005 Press Release

Airbus Spares Support and Services and The Mexmil Company of Santa Ana, CA (Mexmil) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which provides the basis for a future agreement under which Mexmil will manufacture, market and distribute specific Airbus proprietary spare parts for the thermo-acoust...

CSA Czech Airlines add A319 and A320 aircraft to its fleet

6 April 2005 Press Release

The Czech national carrier CSA Czech Airlines has signed a firm contract for the purchase of twelve Airbus single aisle aircraft. The signature follows a preliminary announcement made last year that CSA Czech Airlines had selected the A319 and the A320 to replace the older generation aircraft in its...

Thai Airways International initiates major Airbus fleet expansion

6 April 2005 Press Release

Thai Airways International has taken delivery of the first of four A340-500s, with the aircraft also being the first in the entire fleet to be painted in the airline?s striking new livery. This event marks the start of a major Airbus widebody fleet expansion programme, which will also see six A340-6...

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