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23 December 2004 Feature story

As the best-selling single-aisle aircraft ever, the A320 Family is operated by airlines around the world

A350 receives Authorisation To Offer(ATO)

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10 December 2004 Press Release

Airbus has received approval from its shareholders, EADS and BAE Systems to begin making firm commercial offers to launch customers for two new members of its wide-body Family. The new sisterships to the A330s, called A350 models, respond to the market demand foreseen by Airbus customers, man

Airbus A318 performs first flight with new PW6000A engines

9 December 2004 Press Release

 

Vietnam Airlines has signed a contract for an additional ten A321 aircraft, bringing total orders for Airbus aircraft to fifteen

8 December 2004 Press Release

Vietnam Airlines has signed a contract for an additional ten A321 aircraft, bringing total orders for Airbus aircraft to fifteen. The airline placed its initial order with Airbus for five A321 aircraft in October 2002, having been an operator of A320 Family aircraft on lease since late 1993.

China Aviation Supplies Import & Export Group Corporation (CASGC) has announced its decision to acquire 23 Airbus A320 Family aircraft

6 December 2004 Press Release

China Aviation Supplies Import & Export Group Corporation (CASGC) has announced its decision to acquire 23 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The announcement was made in Beijing at a ceremony in the Great Hall of the People attended by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and German Chancellor Gerhard S

Airbus Engineering Boss Honoured for Lifetime Achievement

6 December 2004 Press Release

Alain Garcia, Executive Vice-President, Engineering, has been awarded the prestigious SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award in recognition of his lifetime achievement in the field of aerospace engineering.

In making the award, SAE said that Alain Garcia had shown

Alenia Aeronautica and Airbus signed a Industrial Cooperation Agreement for the A380 Freighter

3 December 2004 Press Release

Airbus is further increasing its industrial cooperation with Italy?s Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica company, for the A380, the largest aircraft in the airline commercial aviation history. Alenia Aeronautica will start new activities for the aircraft?s cargo version (A380 Freighter), in ad

Airbus A320 Family to Benefit from Lower Maintenance Costs

29 November 2004 Press Release

Airbus A320 Family is to benefit from lower maintenance costs following an increase in the intervals between scheduled maintenance tasks, which has just been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada.

Eva Air orders additional A330

24 November 2004 Press Release

EVA Air of Taiwan has signed a firm contract for an additional A330-200, adding to its existing commitment for ten A330-200s - eight leased from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and two purchased directly from Airbus. The first A330-200 was delivered in June 2003, with the sixth aircraft

Mexicana de Aviacion, First to Operate the A318 in Latin America

16 November 2004 Press Release

Mexico City based airline Mexicana has taken delivery of the first of 10 A318s, becoming the first operator of the type in Latin America.

These aircraft will be operated under a lease agreement with GECAS. Powered by CFM International CFM56-5Bs engines, the aircraft i

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