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Delivery Begins Of The World's Largest Civil Aircraft Wings

5 April 2004 Press Release

The first wing for the double-deck, 555 seat A380 aircraft leaves Airbus? factory in North Wales today on the first leg of its journey to France.  This milestone in aviation history is being  witnessed by hundreds of A380 workers at Broughton, near Chester, as the huge wing (measu...

Airbus Shows Leading Cabin Innovations At Aircraft Interiors

29 March 2004 Press Release

Airbus is underlining its leadership in cabin innovation at this year?s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg and is exhibiting in hall 7, stand no. B20. Based on the trend for more efficient cabins in the low-cost market and more luxurious cabins in the ultra-long-range market, Airbus will pres

Airbus Present At Fidae

24 March 2004 Press Release

Airbus will be present at FIDAE 2004, the "Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio" held at Los Cerillos airfield near Santiago de Chile from March 29 th ? April 4 th.

The European manufacturer will showcase the A318 that will a

Airbus Plant Hamburg: Fuselage Section For First A380 Completed

18 March 2004 Press Release

At Airbus in Hamburg today, the first equipped fuselage section for the 555-seat superjumbo A380 was ceremoniously unveiled. This section represents the forward part of the fuselage, which will later be united with the cockpit section. Among the roughly 3,000 guests in the new major component

Matsushita, Koito Industries, Sumitomo Precision Join The A380 Programme

17 March 2004 Press Release

Matsushita, Koito Industries, Sumitomo Precision Join The A380 Programme Jamco Repeats: A Total Of 18 Japanese Companies To Date

Lufthansa Starts Operating Its First New Airbus A330-300

16 March 2004 Press Release

Today German airline Lufthansa started operating its first A330-300 on a scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Cairo and Karthoum, Sudan. The A330-300 is a new Airbus aircraft type in the carrier?s fleet. Lufthansa has ordered ten A330-300s, the spacious medium-range twin-engine aircraft from Ai

Saa Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A340-300

9 March 2004 Press Release

South African Airways (SAA) took delivery of its first Airbus A340-300E, which is the first "enhanced" version of this Airbus type. SAA will receive six A340-300E by 2005.

The 295-seat A340-300E features several enhancements, including a higher thrust-

A380 Ro-Ro Vessel Christened "Ville de Bordeaux" in Nanjing

27 February 2004 Press Release

The Airbus A380 program has reached a new milestone with the christening of a roll-on and roll-off sea (ro-ro) vessel built for the transportation of components of the aircraft. The vessel was named ?Ville De Bordeaux? at a ceremony held today in Nanjing in East China?s Jiangsu Province.

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Air Deccan to Acquire Airbus A320s

25 February 2004 Press Release

Air Deccan, India's first low-cost carrier, has chosen Airbus A320 family to expand services to major Indian cities from its Bangalore base. It will acquire two new Airbus A320s from Airbus, and has taken options on two more. In addition, it will lease a further five A320s from Singapore Airc

Austrian Airlines Receives First Airbus A319

20 February 2004 Press Release

Austrian Airlines received its first Airbus A319. The aircraft will join the carrier's current Airbus single-aisle fleet, consisting of eight A320s and six A321s. In total Austrian Airlines has ordered seven A319s. This new aircraft will be the first reflecting the airline's new corporate ide

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