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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 ...

Airline passengers prefer A320 Family in major survey

18 June 2003 Press Release

The Airbus A320 Family aircraft is the preferred choice of 57 per cent of airline customers, a survey of single-aisle aircraft passengers has revealed. This is 33 per cent higher than its nearest competitor.



Skytrax, the London based aviation research organisation, conducted a survey betwee...

Airbus enhances customer service with ?Customised Spares Logistics? and ?Customised Lead Time Extended Range?

17 June 2003 Press Release

During the 2nd Airbus Transport Logistics Conference in Hamburg, Germany, Airbus today announced major upgrades to its customer services activities in the field of spare parts by introducing a "Customised Spares Logistics" service and by expanding its Customised Lead Time (CLT) programme to CLT EXTE...

Emirates orders 41 additional Airbus aircraft

16 June 2003 Press Release

Emirates has ordered 41 additional Airbus aircraft, comprising two A340-500s, 18 A340-600s and 21 A380s, in the largest single order ever placed by the airline. In addition, Emirates will lease two A340-600s and and two A380s from ILFC.



Adding to six previously ordered A340-500s and 22 A380...

Aigle Azur becomes new Airbus operator introducing the first A321 aircraft on its Paris-Algiers route

14 June 2003 Press Release

Aigle Azur, the French airline of Go Fast Group, has today become an Airbus operator for the first time, with the introduction of an A321, leased from GATX, on its Paris-Algiers route.



Aigle Azur will use its CFM56 powered A321 to serve its regular, twice-daily Paris-Algiers route. The air...

First Airbus engineering centre opens in Russia

First Airbus engineering centre opens in Russia
3 June 2003 Press Release

The new engineering centre of Airbus in Russia, ECAR, which has been created jointly with the Kaskol Group was officially opened today in Moscow in the presence of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Aleshin. This is Airbus' first engineering facility in Europe outside its home countries. The ceremo...

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