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New customer Wizz Air orders 12 A320 Family aircraft

New customer Wizz Air orders 12 A320 Family aircraft
7 September 2005 Press Release

Wizz Air, Central and Eastern Europe?s largest low-fare, low-cost airline has signed a contract for 12 firm A320 Family aircraft, including A319s and A320s, plus 12 options, becoming a new Airbus customer. All the aircraft will be powered by International Aero Engines V2500-A5s and be configured in ...

Alitalia is latest FANS B operator

6 September 2005 Feature story

Alitalia has adopted the Future Air Navigation System B (FANS B) to improve the level of communication between its Airbus A321s and air traffic controllers.

China Southern Airlines jointly with CASGC orders ten additional Airbus A330s

China Southern Airlines jointly with CASGC orders ten additional Airbus A330s
6 September 2005 Press Release

China Southern Airlines has signed a contract with Airbus today in Beijing for the purchase of ten additional Airbus A330s, which comprises eight A330-300s and two A330-200s. China Aviation Supplies Import and Export Group (CASGC) was also involved in this deal by signing a GTA with Airbus. The ten ...

Wind tunnel tests refine A350 wing design

2 September 2005 Feature story

Wings for the new A350 long-range aircraft are undergoing wind tunnel testing in the U.K., Germany and France to validate and refine their design.

AZAL takes delivery of its first Airbus A319

AZAL takes delivery of its first Airbus A319
2 September 2005 Press Release

The Azerbaijan flag carrier "Azerbaijan Hava Yollari" (AZAL) celebrated the delivery of its first Airbus A319 during a ceremony held at Heydar Aliyev International airport in Baku.

This is the first of four A319s, including an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), ordered by the State Concern of ...

First fatigue tests begin on A380

1 September 2005 Press Release

Fatigue testing on the A380 started two months ahead of schedule today as part of the aircraft's certification programme.

The tests are conducted by IABG at jointly owned IABG and IMA's test laboratory in Dresden. They will artificially recreate 47,500 flight cycles, which correspo...

KLM receives first Airbus A330-200

KLM receives first Airbus A330-200
25 August 2005 Press Release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines took delivery of its first long haul Airbus A330-200 in the course of a ceremony held in Toulouse, France, during which the aircraft was formally handed over to KLM President & CEO, Leo Van Wijk, by Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer Gustav Humbert.

Thi...

CIT becomes new Airbus A350 customer & adds A320 Family orders

18 August 2005 Press Release

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT), a leading provider of commercial and consumer finance solutions, has ordered five Airbus A350-800s, becoming a new customer for the type, as well as placing a repeat order for 24 A320 Family aircraft.

Deliveries of the A320 Family will begin in 2007, and those ...

Airbus and Irkut to evaluate Russian participation in the A350 and future Airbus Aircraft

Airbus and Irkut to evaluate Russian participation in the A350 and future Airbus Aircraft
17 August 2005 Press Release

Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer, and Irkut, the Russian scientific production corporation, today signed a preliminary agreement on Russian participation in A350 development and future Airbus aircraft programmes.

The letter of intent (LOI) confirms Airbus' proposal for Russian...

Airbus at MAKS 2005

11 August 2005 Press Release

Airbus the leading aircraft manufacturer is again one of the major participants at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS, which is being held in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, between the 16th and 21st August. Airbus' exhibition is located at the stand of its major shareholder EADS (Hall A)....

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