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Airbus chooses Spirit AeroSystems for A350 centre fuselage frame

15 May 2008 Press Release

Airbus has awarded the contract for the design and manufacture of the lower composite centre fuselage frame of its new A350 XWB aircraft to U.S. company Spirit AeroSystems of Wichita, Kansas. The contract is one of many announced recently for the newest member of the Airbus fleet, and is further evi...


13 May 2008 Press Release


Airbus has completed the A380 programme review and is now informing customers about changes to its delivery schedule. The review assessed the programme status at the critical juncture of transitioning from low rate "individual" production, so-called Wave 1, to the full serial design and manu...


13 May 2008 Press Release


Airbus a terminé la revue du programme A380 et informe actuellement ses clients des modifications dans son calendrier de livraisons. La revue a permis d'évaluer l'état du programme, au moment critique du passage de la production des avions en basse cadence "à l'unité" (Vague 1)...

Airbus and Latecoere discontinue negotiations on sites divestment

7 May 2008 Press Release

Airbus and Latecoere have terminated negotiations regarding the sale of the Airbus sites in Meaulte and Saint Nazaire Ville since a viable solution could not be finalised within the required time frame, in particular due to the current difficult financial environment. However, Airbus intends to keep...

Airbus opens modern material and logistics centre in the Middle East

29 April 2008 Press Release

Airbus Material and Logistics Centre in the Middle East has been officially opened at the Dubai Airport Free Zone in the United Arab Emirates in a ceremony with his Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO.


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Tunisair chooses Airbus to modernise and expand its fleet with A350s, A330s and A320s

29 April 2008 Press Release

North African airline Tunisair has signed a letter of acceptance of the Airbus proposal for the acquisition of three A350-800s, three A330-200s and ten A320s, as part of an important fleet development plan that will modernise and expand the fleet of this growing airline. With this acquisition, Tunis...

Boeing and Airbus join forces to improve aviation's environmental performance

Boeing and Airbus join forces to improve aviation's environmental performance
22 April 2008 Press Release

Boeing and Airbus have signed an agreement to work together to ensure global interoperability in Air Traffic Management as part of an effort to help reduce the impact of aviation on the environment. The companies will seek the acceleration of improvements to the world's air transportation manag...

Low dollar and high metal prices lead Airbus to increase aircraft list prices

22 April 2008 Press Release

Airbus today announced a general price increase for its aircraft. On top of the 2.74% normal escalation for the year 2007, the price increase comprises an additional two million US Dollars per single-aisle aircraft and four million US Dollars per wide-body long range and A380 Family aircraft. The ne...

Airbus and Pratt & Whitney to test Geared Turbofan concept

21 April 2008 Press Release

As part of Airbus' routine and on-going research into new technologies for the long term, Airbus and Pratt & Whitney announce an agreement to flight test a technology demonstrator version of Pratt & Whitney's new Geared Turbofan? engine. The tests will be performed on Airbus' own A340...

World's first trial of a new flight procedure that reduces fuel burn and emissions during cruise

World's first trial of a new flight procedure that reduces fuel burn and emissions during cruise
16 April 2008 Press Release

The partners of an Airbus-led project called CRISTAL ITP (In-trail Procedure) successfully carried out the world's first in-flight demonstration of a flexible new procedure for oceanic airspace that saves fuel and reduces emissions duringcruise.The new in-trail procedure will enable aircraft to more...




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