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Kingfisher becomes first Indian customer for A380, A350, & A330

15 June 2005 Press Release


Kingfisher Airlines has become the first Indian carrier to sign a firm contract with Airbus for the A350 and A380 ? the company?s newest and largest aircraft, respectively ? as well as for the A330. The order is for five A350-800s plus five A380s for intercontinental services, and five A330-...

Air Caraibes signs for two A330-300s

15 June 2005 Press Release


Air Caraïbes today signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Airbus for the purchase of two A330-300s. Following the success of Air Caraïbes on its transatlantic routes, the airline has decidedto replace its current A330-200s by the larger capacity A330-300s. These aircraft will be delivered in N...

Tiger Airways expands A320 fleet

15 June 2005 Press Release


Singapore based low fare carrier, Tiger Airways has agreed to acquire a further eight Airbus A320 aircraft, which will be added to the existing fleet of four leased A320s. The first of the purchased aircraft is due for delivery in March 2006 and will be deployed on the airline?s regional network t...

Jet Airways to acquire ten Airbus A330-200s/-300s with options for ten more

14 June 2005 Press Release


Indian private carrier Jet Airways is to acquire ten Airbus A330-200s/-300s and has taken options on ten more, becoming a new client for the popular A330/A340 family.


Deliveries are due to begin as early as the first quarter of 2007, but Jet Airways will become the first Indian operator of t...

ALAFCO becomes early customer for Airbus A350

14 June 2005 Press Release


ALAFCO, the Kuwait-based international aircraft leasing company, is to acquire 12 Airbus A350s with options on a further six, becoming one of the first leasing companies to select the new jetliner.


Deliveries of ALAFCO?s A350-800s are due to begin in the third quarter of 2012.


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Qatar Airways to acquire 60 Airbus A350s

13 June 2005 Press Release


Qatar Airways has decided to acquire 60 Airbus A350s, becoming the largest customer to date for the new airliner and the first client in the Middle East. The deal is for a mix of A350-800s and larger A350-900s.


Deliveries of Qatar Airways? Airbus A350-800s are due to begin in the thi...

Boeing 787 / Trade issues EADS and BAE Systems are supporting a negotiated solution

30 May 2005 Press Release

Following the appointment of a new USTR just a few weeks ago, Airbus and its shareholders, EADS and BAE Systems, have put strong hopes on a new start for the peaceful settlement of the EU-U.S. trade dispute on aeronautics. They are strongly convinced that the opening of a litigation would amount to ...

A380 flight simulator inaugurated in Toulouse

27 May 2005 Feature story

The first of two new A380 simulators is now installed at the Airbus Training Centre in Toulouse. The new simulators will benefit from an enhanced visual system and an incorporated flight analysis system.

The A380: The future of flying

26 May 2005 Feature story

The 555-seat A380, revealed to the public at a ceremony in January and due to enter service in 2006, is the most advanced, spacious and efficient airliner yet produced. Launched in December 2000, the aircraft which Airbus sees as the “flagship of the 21st century” was designed in close col...

Cebu Pacific initiates total fleet renewal with A320 Family

20 May 2005 Press Release

Cebu Pacific, the Philippines? second largest carrier, has initiated a total fleet renewal programme with the delivery of its first A320. The A320 is being leased from CIT Aerospace and will be followed by a second leased aircraft in June 2005. Deliveries of the first of twelve purchased A319s will ...




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