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Prime minister opens UK?s biggest new factory

4 July 2003 Press Release

A £350 million aerospace factory built for planemaker Airbus, was officially opened today by the Prime Minister

UK?s biggest new factory opens at Airbus, Broughton

4 July 2003 Press Release

A £350 million aerospace factory built for planemaker Airbus, will be officially opened today

SWISS will fly its first new A340-300 to Zurich

1 July 2003 Press Release

Swiss International Air Lines will fly its first Airbus A340-300, which was delivered last evening, from the manufacturer's delivery centre in Toulouse to its main base in Zurich, Switzerland, today.



The aircraft is the first of seven to be delivered to SWISS this year and meets the a...

EVA air takes delivery of first A330-200

27 June 2003 Press Release

EVA Air of Taiwan has taken delivery of the first of ten A330-200 aircraft, becoming a new Airbus operator and the first A330-200 operator in Taiwan.



Powered by General Electric CF6-80E1A3 engines, the ten A330-200s - eight leased from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and two purchased ...

Iberia takes delivery of its first A340-600

25 June 2003 Press Release

Iberia took delivery today in Toulouse of its first new A340-600. This aircraft, named "Gaudi" after the famous Spanish Catalan architect, is part of a first order of three, which will be followed by another five with planned deliveries between 2004 and 2006. The ultra-long range, high capacity airc...

Le Bourget airshow 2003 comes to a close

20 June 2003 Press Release

Le Bourget airshow in Paris finished on a high note for Airbus in 2003.



Commenting on Airbus' success, Airbus President and CEO, Noel Forgeard, said: "We have achieved a lot this year, consequently Le Bourget has been full of activity. Most significantly, we have announced orders and ...

Low-cost operator Transgulf Express chooses Airbus

19 June 2003 Press Release

Transgulf Express, the first low-cost airline based in the Middle East, has today decided to become an Airbus operator for the "no frills" flights that it will begin offering to destinations in the Middle East and India, beginning this autumn.



An agreement between Transgulf Express and GATX...

Airbus Recognises its suppliers excellent performance in customer support

19 June 2003 Press Release

Today, at the Le Bourget airshow Airbus rewarded its top ten suppliers for their commitment and continued product quality during the supplier support awards ceremony.



The top ten Airbus suppliers are presented with awards in two categories. This year four of them will be awarded for 'E...

Qatar Airways to expand with an all-Airbus fleet

19 June 2003 Press Release

Qatar Airways has announced its intention to acquire 32 Airbus aircraft - including 14 options - to modernise and expand its fleet, as part of a deal that is the largest in its history. The deal comprises two A321s, eight A330-200s, six A330-300s - plus options on a further six A330s - and two A340-...

Korean Air goes for Airbus A380

18 June 2003 Press Release

Korean Air today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus to acquire up to eight Airbus A380-800 passenger aircraft (five firm orders and three options).



With Korean Air's selection, Airbus has now 129 orders and commitments from 11 customers for the A380 programme. Built to ...

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