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JETALLIANCE commits to more Airbus A318 Elites

JETALLIANCE commits to more Airbus A318 Elites
17 October 2006 Press Release

VIP charter operator JETALLIANCE of Austria is to acquire two more A318 Elites, adding to its previously placed order for one aircraft and becoming the first to place a repeat order for the newest member of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family. It also has an Airbus ACJ on order.

 

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German carrier Blue Wings orders Airbus A320 Family aircraft

17 October 2006 Press Release

The airline Blue Wings, together with its shareholder Alpstream, has signed a contract with Airbus for 20 A320 Family aircraft, confirming a commitment announced during the Farnborough air show in July this year. Blue Wings is a German airline, based in Dusseldorf, in which Swiss investment holding ...

Airbus A380 powered by Engine Alliance engines to perform high altitude tests in Ethiopia

16 October 2006 Press Release

The Airbus A380 MSN009 powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 engines, took off from Toulouse today at 09:40 am local time for a six and a half hour flight to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia where it will complete a series of high altitude tests. Addis Ababa is an airport situated at 7,500 feet, from which the A...

Lufthansa places repeat order for Airbus A320 Family and A330-300 aircraft

13 October 2006 Press Release

Lufthansa, Germany's largest airline based in Frankfurt, has signed a contract for 35 new aircraft from Airbus, confirming an earlier announcement by the airline in September. The order is for five A319s, ten A320s and 15 A321s, as well as five long range A330s. In addition, the agreement also ...

Louis Gallois appointed new Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer

Louis Gallois appointed new Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer
10 October 2006 Press Release

Louis Gallois took office at Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse today, meeting with the Airbus Executives, as well as with the local Officials and Union representatives. This follows his appointment yesterday evening by the EADS Board of Directors as new President and Chief Executive Officer of Airbus...

Airbus confirms further A380 delay and launches company restructuring plan

3 October 2006 Press Release

 

Airbus has informed its A380 customers about a further delay in the delivery schedule of the A380. According to this revised plan, the first A380 will be delivered in October 2007. Thirteen more will be delivered in 2008 and 25 in 2009. The industrial ramp-up will be completed in 2010, when 4...

Airbus evaluates the mechanical milling of fuselage panels in a European programme

2 October 2006 Feature story

The use of a more environmentally-friendly mechanical process in the manufacture of aluminium aircraft panels is the focus of an evaluation project by Airbus in partnership with Dufieux Industrie. This effort, called GAP (Green Advanced Panels), would eliminate waste created with chemical milling -...

Méaulte delivers first A400M nose section

Méaulte delivers first A400M nose section
29 September 2006 News in brief

Méaulte delivers first A400M nose section

Airbus A380 Wake Vortex study completed

28 September 2006 Press Release

Following three years of exhaustive studies, the Airbus A380 Wake Vortex Steering Group has rendered its conclusions and is now in a position to recommend more specific guidance, based on a unique and very extensive flight test programme. The Steering Group comprised representatives from the Joint A...

Airbus Upgrade Services e-catalogue reaches milestone of 100 items on-line

28 September 2006 Press Release

Airbus Upgrade Services' electronic catalogue has reached the milestone of 100 items available on-line, on the Airbus Customer Services "Airbus|World" secured portal, offering customers the ability to purchase aircraft upgrades 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

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