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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...

Reduced pilot training now approved for the A380

15 February 2008 Press Release

Reduced A380 transition training for A320 Family, A330 or A340 qualified pilots has been jointly approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). The latest approval was obtained for the transition training from A320 Family aircraft to the A380 on 7th ...

Synergy Aerospace to acquire ten A350 XWB

13 February 2008 Press Release

Synergy Aerospace, the Latin-American consortium, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for ten A350-800s and ten options. This further commitment comes in addition to the 47 A320 Family aircraft and ten A330-200s that its subsidiaries already have on order, making it a key customer for Air...

Airbus wins new Asian customer for Airbus ACJ

13 February 2008 Press Release

A new Asian customer has placed a firm order for an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), consolidating and further expanding the strong presence that the company's aircraft already have in the region.

 

The aircraft will feature a luxurious VIP interior, and will be powered by CFM International CFM5...

Airbus Forecast for the next 20 years

7 February 2008 Press Release

 

According to its latest Global Market Forecast, Airbus foresees a demand for some 24,300 new passenger and freighter aircraft valued at US$ 2.8 trillion between now and 2026. This will create an average annual delivery of some 1,215 aircraft, up from the previously forecast 1,130 average del...

Airbus welcomes the launch of Clean Sky joint technology initiative

5 February 2008 Press Release

Airbus welcomes the launch of the European Clean Sky initiative to help reach ambitious environmental targets by 2020, set out by the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE), through technology. "The environmental challenges facing aviation today are global and will require multi...

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