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More than 900 aircraft will be needed within next 20 years in Russia

12 March 2008 Press Release

The Russian airlines will need more than 900 passenger aircraft over the next 20 years in response to the strong growth in this market, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF). The Russian passenger aircraft fleet of 100 seats or more is expected to grow strongly from 528 aircraf...

Airbus attends FIDAE Airshow with A380 aircraft

12 March 2008 Press Release

Airbus will be present at the FIDAE Airshow 2008, the "Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio", taking place in Santiago de Chile from 31st of March to 6th of April. On this occasion an A380 development aircraft will take part in the daily flying demonstrations and can also be viewed at the stat...

CIT orders 15 A320 Family aircraft and five A330s

12 March 2008 Press Release

CIT Aerospace, a business unit of CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT), a leading global commercial finance company, has signed a firm contract for 15 A320 Family aircraft and five A330-200s. Including the order announced today, CIT has ordered a total of 189 Airbus aircraft (152 A320 Family aircraft, includi...

Airbus delivers third A380 to Singapore Airlines

Airbus delivers third A380 to Singapore Airlines
11 March 2008 Press Release

The third production Airbus A380 (MSN006) was handed over to Singapore Airlines on 11th March. Equipped with four Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines, the third aircraft for the first A380 operator follows the delivery of the first A380 (MSN003) on 15th October 2007 and second delivery (MSN005) on 11th Ja...

U.S. Air Force selects KC-30 Tanker based on A330 MRTT

29 February 2008 Press Release

 

An EADS press release - Selection of the KC-45A Tanker was announced today by the U.S. Air Force, culminating a multi-year evaluation. The programme award calls for 179 aircraft with an estimated contract value of US$ 40 billion. The initial KC-45A contract for Northrop Grumman covers four S...

A320 successfully completes first test flight powered by new IAE Select One engines

A320 successfully completes first test flight powered by new IAE Select One engines
27 February 2008 Press Release

As part of Airbus' commitment to offering its customers the most eco-efficient aircraft and also to driving down aircraft related maintenance costs, the Airbus A320 test aircraft successfully performed the first in a series of test flights on 26th February, powered for the first time by Interna...

BOC Aviation signs firm order for five A330-200F aircraft

22 February 2008 Press Release

BOC Aviation, the leading Asia-based aircraft leasing company, has signed a firm contract for five A330-200F all-cargo aircraft. The agreement was signed during the 2008 Singapore Airshow. Previously known as Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise, BOC Aviation is headquartered in Singapore, with rep...

Avianca takes delivery of first Airbus A320 Family aircraft

22 February 2008 Press Release

Avianca took delivery of the first of three Airbus A320s it has leased from CIT International, at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France. This paves the way to the subsequent delivery of 47 A320 Family aircraft (32 A320s and 15 A319s) the Colombian flag-carrier has directly ordered from Airbus as p...

Emission free power for civil aircraft: Airbus successfully demonstrates fuel cells in flight

19 February 2008 Press Release

Airbus has successfully tested a fuel cells system in flight. For the first time on a civil aircraft this innovative energy source powered the aircraft's back-up hydraulic and electric power systems. The test conducted in February is part of Airbus' overall plans for an eco-efficient aviat...

Korean Air expands A380 aircraft order

19 February 2008 Press Release

Korean Air is expanding its A380 fleet with the purchase of three more A380 aircraft. This firm order is in addition to the five A380 aircraft ordered by Korean Air in 2003. Starting in 2010, Korean Air will introduce the A380 on high density traffic routes from Seoul to the US west coast, with subs...

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