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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)....

New virtual training tools for Airbus training

5 August 2005 Feature story

Two new Airbus virtual training tools have been approved by France's DGAC aviation authority for use in courses taken by aircraft maintenance technicians.

Airbus' "Upgrade services" help operators reduce costs

5 August 2005 Feature story

“Upgrade Services” help Airbus operators reduce the operating costs of their in-service aircraft while improving their reliability and flexibility with customised upgrades across the whole Airbus fleet. Leading airlines and leasing companies are using Airbus' upgrade services to help ...

Xi'an Aircraft Company delivers first A320 wing part

4 August 2005 Feature story

His Royal Highness The Duke of York visited Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, praising the company and its workers as models of Europe's capability to be a world leader in aviation and technology.

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