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South African Airways celebrates first A340-600

24 January 2003 Press Release

South African Airways (SAA) celebrated its first of nine new Airbus A340-600s marking the commencement of a 41 aircraft, 10-year total fleet modernization programme.

When it puts the A340-600 into service later this month, SAA will become the first airline in the southern Hemisphere and in ...

Cyprus Airways Inaugurates A330-200 services on its London route

24 January 2003 Press Release

Cyprus Airways will be entering a new era on 25 January with the introduction of its latest generation A330-200 widebody aircraft on its popular London Heathrow-Larnaca route. The A330-200 offers the most spacious cabin of any widebody jet in its category, creating a more enjoyable seating arrangeme...

Airbus Spares Support and Services receives quality norm EN9100:2000 Certification

24 January 2003 Press Release

Airbus Spares Support and Services, the aircraft manufacturer's spare part division within the customer services organisation, has been awarded the EN9100:2000 certification for its quality management. To gain EN9100:2000 certification, Airbus had to meet criteria which go even beyond the ones ...

Northwest set to optimise transatlantic fleet with A330s: first jets to arrive this year

21 January 2003 Press Release

Northwest Airlines will become the first U.S. carrier to operate the new Airbus A330-200 widebody airliner, following the conversion of ten of its order for 24 A330-300s, placed in 2001, into A330-200s. This is part of its plan to upgrade its transatlantic fleet with the two new, highly fuel efficie...

Airbus holds first recruitment communication forum in Italy

17 January 2003 Press Release

Some 200 students and academics attended the first ever Airbus recruitment communication forum in Italy, which took place yesterday at the Politecnico di Torino and which also involved Milan and Pisa Universities. Airbus executives from major functions such as Engineering, Manufacturing and Customer...

Airbus achieves healthy commercial results in 2002

14 January 2003 Press Release

In 2002 Airbus continued to generate healthy commercial results despite the industry downturn. Its extensive high-tech product line and customer-focused approach, combined with industrial flexibility and the results of cost saving measures adopted in 2001, enabled Airbus to meet all its objectives f...

Malaysia Airlines goes for Airbus A380

10 January 2003 Press Release

Malaysia Airlines will become a new Airbus A380 operator. The airline's parent company Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad (PMB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus to acquire six Airbus A380-800 passenger aircraft which will be leased to the Malaysian flag carrier.


Qantas flies Airbus A330 nonstop from Europe to Australia

9 January 2003 Press Release

Qantas has made the longest flight ever by an Airbus A330-200 - nonstop from Toulouse, France, to Melbourne, Australia - covering a distance of almost 17,000 km in a flight time of 20 hours and 4 mins.


The flight is believed to have set two new records in its class ? a distance without landing of 1...

Airbus celebrates launch of new technology programme

1 July 2002 Press Release

Airbus today celebrated the official kick-off of a new technology programme entitled Aircraft WIng with Advanced Technology OpeRation (AWIATOR). Airbus is contributing 60 per cent of the 80 million Euro budget and will provide key parts of the programme management. The four-year project, co-founded ...

Airbus' high-security cockpit doors gain certification

21 May 2002 Press Release

Airbus has today gained certification from the Joint Aviation Authority (JAA) for its new cockpit doors that meet all recently introduced and pre-existing safety and security regulations. The first conversion kits will be available for in-service aircraft from the end of May, while all aircraft fro...



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