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First metal cut for the Airbus A380 freighter

First metal cut for the Airbus A380 freighter
12 April 2005 Press Release

The A380 freighter became a reality when the first ?metal cut? of the aircraft?s centre wing box took place today at Airbus? site in Nantes, France. This marks the start of manufacturing of the largest commercial freighter ever and is confirmation that the A380F programme is on track.

The ce...

Airbus reduces supply chain for spare parts

6 April 2005 Press Release

Airbus Spares Support and Services and The Mexmil Company of Santa Ana, CA (Mexmil) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which provides the basis for a future agreement under which Mexmil will manufacture, market and distribute specific Airbus proprietary spare parts for the thermo-acoust...

CSA Czech Airlines add A319 and A320 aircraft to its fleet

6 April 2005 Press Release

The Czech national carrier CSA Czech Airlines has signed a firm contract for the purchase of twelve Airbus single aisle aircraft. The signature follows a preliminary announcement made last year that CSA Czech Airlines had selected the A319 and the A320 to replace the older generation aircraft in its...

Thai Airways International initiates major Airbus fleet expansion

6 April 2005 Press Release

Thai Airways International has taken delivery of the first of four A340-500s, with the aircraft also being the first in the entire fleet to be painted in the airline?s striking new livery. This event marks the start of a major Airbus widebody fleet expansion programme, which will also see six A340-6...

Airbus presents A380 cabin at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2005

31 March 2005 Press Release

Airbus is underlining its leadership in cabin innovation at this year?s Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIE) held in Hamburg, Germany from April 5th to 7th. Airbus will present a full-scale A380 cabin being the highlight of its sizeable Hall 6 stand. The A380 mock-up will be about eight meters long and com...

GB Airways expands Airbus fleet with A320 family order

29 March 2005 Press Release

GB Airways has signed a contract with Airbus for five Airbus single-aisle Family aircraft: one A320 and four A321s. This is the first time that the airline is acquiring aircraft directly from Airbus. Delivery of these five aircraft is expected from 2007 onwards. The aircraft will be powered by IAE V...

AirAsia increases A320 commitment to 100 aircraft

25 March 2005 Press Release

AirAsia, the leading low fare, no frills airline in Southeast Asia, has signed a purchase contract for 60 A320s plus a further 40 options. This is an increase of an additional 20 aircraft on top of the original purchase agreement for 40 A320s order plus 40 options under the Memorandum of Understandi...

A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE ENHANCEMENT OF AIR SAFETY

23 March 2005 Feature story

Interview with Dr. David Warren, inventor of the Black Box

Airbus MRO network launch

23 March 2005 Press Release

Airbus announces the deployment of the first Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Network ? an initiative designed to ensure availability of competitive maintenance services and solutions to Airbus customers worldwide.

With a growing trend towards the outsourcing of maintenance, MRO provi...

SATA International has taken delivery of the first of two new A320

15 March 2005 Press Release

SATA International, the Azorean airline, has taken delivery of the first of two new A320 aircraft, which will be deployed on key European routes primarily to Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, London and Madrid. These two new CFM powered aircraft will replace older B737s, operating alongside an A320 that wa...

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