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ALAFCO becomes early customer for Airbus A350

14 June 2005 Press Release

 

ALAFCO, the Kuwait-based international aircraft leasing company, is to acquire 12 Airbus A350s with options on a further six, becoming one of the first leasing companies to select the new jetliner.

Deliveries of ALAFCO?s A350-800s are due to begin in

Qatar Airways to acquire 60 Airbus A350s

13 June 2005 Press Release

 

Qatar Airways has decided to acquire 60 Airbus A350s, becoming the largest customer to date for the new airliner and the first client in the Middle East. The deal is for a mix of A350-800s and larger A350-900s.

 

Deliveries of Qatar Ai

Boeing 787 / Trade issues EADS and BAE Systems are supporting a negotiated solution

30 May 2005 Press Release

Following the appointment of a new USTR just a few weeks ago, Airbus and its shareholders, EADS and BAE Systems, have put strong hopes on a new start for the peaceful settlement of the EU-U.S. trade dispute on aeronautics. They are strongly convinced that the opening of a litigation would amount to ...

A380 flight simulator inaugurated in Toulouse

27 May 2005 Feature story

The first of two new A380 simulators is now installed at the Airbus Training Centre in Toulouse. The new simulators will benefit from an enhanced visual system and an incorporated flight analysis system.

The A380: The future of flying

26 May 2005 Feature story

The 555-seat A380, revealed to the public at a ceremony in January and due to enter service in 2006, is the most advanced, spacious and efficient airliner yet produced. Launched in December 2000, the aircraft which Airbus sees as the “flagship of the 21st century” was designed in close col...

Cebu Pacific initiates total fleet renewal with A320 Family

20 May 2005 Press Release

Cebu Pacific, the Philippines? second largest carrier, has initiated a total fleet renewal programme with the delivery of its first A320. The A320 is being leased from CIT Aerospace and will be followed by a second leased aircraft in June 2005. Deliveries of the first of twelve purchased A319s will ...

Kharafi Group orders an Airbus ACJ

19 May 2005 Press Release

The Kharafi group of Kuwait has placed a new firm order for an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), for delivery in September this year.

The Kharafi group was the first customer for the Airbus ACJ, which Twinjet of the UK began operating on its behalf in November 1999, on a mixture of company bu...

Sagawa Express places order for A300-600 freighter, becoming first operator of Airbus freighter in Japan

19 May 2005 Press Release

Sagawa Express Co. Ltd, one of the largest cargo business companies in Japan, has established a subsidiary Galaxy Airlines Co. Ltd and selected Airbus A300-600 Freighter to inaugurate its own air transport business in Japan. This contract includes a firm order for one A300-600F, plus an option for a...

Ground proximity warning system inventor Don Bateman is inducted in to the Hall of Fame

18 May 2005 Feature story

The man who devised the technology which gives pilots of Airbus aircraft vital early warning of close terrain ahead has been officially recognised as one of the world's great inventors.

Don Bateman is credited with saving countless lives with his ground proximity warning system and its l...

Airbus Human Factors Award presented to Christopher Wickens

18 May 2005 Feature story

Christopher Wickens, a retired psychology professor and head of the Aviation Research laboratory at the University of Illinois, USA, received this year’s Flight Safety Foundation/Airbus Human Factors Award for his groundbreaking research in human factors in aviation. The award was given by John La...

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