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Final go-ahead for A400M military airlifter

27 May 2003 Press Release

The most ambitious European military procurement programme ever undertaken was launched today with the signature of the contract for the purchase of 180 A400M military transport aircraft.



The future military airlifter, chosen by seven European NATO nations to equip their air forces, is now ...

Airbus and Mariinsky Theatre congratulate the people of Saint Petersburg on the 300th anniversary of their city

25 May 2003 Press Release

Within the framework of its long-standing partnership with Russia, Airbus, the European leading aircraft manufacturer, is pleased to participate in the celebration of the 300th anniversary of St Petersburg together with the Mariinsky Theatre, the world renowned Russian musical institution, during th...

A318 is certificated as newest and smallest Airbus aircraft

A318 is certificated as newest and smallest Airbus aircraft
23 May 2003 Press Release

Airbus' A318, the newest and smallest addition to the world's most modern airliner family, was certificated today by the European Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA), at a ceremony held in Hamburg, Germany.



Approval covers the CFM International CFM56-5B powered version of the new 100-120...

Airbus' A380 major component assembly hall in Hamburg inaugurated by German Chancellor

Airbus? A380 major component assembly hall in Hamburg inaugurated by German Chancellor
21 May 2003 Press Release

The new A380 Major Component Assembly (MCA) hall was officially opened today in the presence of the German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder at the Airbus site in Hamburg. The ceremony, hosted by Airbus President and CEO Noël Forgeard, was also attended by Ole von Beust, First Major of the Free and Hansea...

A400M engine decision

6 May 2003 Press Release

Following a full and thorough evaluation of the engine manufacturers' proposals, Airbus Military has today announced that the engine selected to power the A400M will be the TP400-D6, to be developed and manufactured by EPI (EuroProp International), a European consortium.



The chosen en...

Airbus maintains 300 aircraft delivery target

25 April 2003 Press Release

Following the newswire reports of today, Airbus communicates that its 300 aircraft delivery target for 2003 is, at this stage, confirmed.



This figure carries a higher degree of risk than a few weeks ago, however, when the SARS epidemic was unknown.



Airbus is an EADS joint Co...

Chinese airlines order 30 Airbus aircraft

25 April 2003 Press Release

The China Aviation Supplies Imp. & Exp. Group Corporation (CASGC) signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) with Airbus today in Beijing for a firm bulk order of 30 Airbus aircraft, scheduled for delivery from 2004.



Under the agreement, these 30 aircraft, including 4 A330s, 16 A319s and 1...

JetBlue places order for 65 Airbus A320s

24 April 2003 Press Release

New York low-cost carrier JetBlue Airways has placed an order for a further 65 firm Airbus A320 aircraft, plus options for an additional 50 A320s. The newly ordered aircraft will be delivered starting in 2004 and running through 2011. Each will feature IAE V2500 engines, paralleling the rest of JetB...

PrivatAir receives its first Airbus A319

22 April 2003 Press Release

Business aviation specialist PrivatAir has received its first Airbus A319 at the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany. This is the first Airbus aircraft in PrivatAir's fleet, making the airline a new Airbus operator. The aircraft delivered now is the first of four A320 Family aircraft tha...

Thomas Cook Airlines receives first new A320 for its UK fleet

16 April 2003 Press Release

Thomas Cook Airlines took delivery today of the first new Airbus A320 that has been purchased for its UK fleet. This A320 will be operated from London Gatwick and Manchester airports, and will serve holiday destinations around the Mediterranean. The aircraft joins a fleet of 23 Airbus A320s aircraft...

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