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Airbus' A330 long-range family reaches 600 sales

24 November 2006 Press Release

The A330 has reached the milestone of over 600 firm orders. This shows a strong market endorsement of Airbus? environmentally friendly, long-range twin-engine in production aircraft which is leader in the medium to extended range category. The milestone was reached with the firm order, previo

Some 22,700 new aircraft worth US$2.6 trillion required to meet fleet modernisation and growth

22 November 2006 Press Release

Between 2006 and 2025, some 22,700 new passenger and freight aircraft valued at US$2.6 trillion will be required by aircraft operators, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast. This represents an increase of some 5,400 aircraft compared with the previous one.

 

TAM signs contract for the acquisition of 37 additional Airbus aircraft

16 November 2006 Press Release

Brazil's largest airline, TAM has signed a firm contract with Airbus for the acquisition of

37 additional Airbus aircraft and 12 options (12 A319s, 16 A320s, three A321s and six A330s). With this new order TAM's fleet, directly acquired from Airbus, will reach 115 aircraft.



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Airbus A380 beats expectations during heavy crosswind tests in Iceland

16 November 2006 Press Release

The world's largest commercial airliner, the 555-seat A380, successfully completed crosswind tests in extreme wind conditions at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, on Friday 10th November. A minimum of 23 knots (42 km/h) crosswind must be demonstrated at take off and landing for its Type Certificatio...

TAROM of Romania receives its first new Airbus A318

15 November 2006 Press Release

Romanian national carrier TAROM received the first of four A318 aircraft at a delivery ceremony in Hamburg on Wednesday 15th November.



This A318 aircraft is equipped with flexible seating that can be configured to provide a two or single class layout. The two class layout will comprise 14...

Kingfisher Airlines takes delivery of first Indian based A321s

15 November 2006 Press Release

India's Kingfisher Airlines, the carrier headquartered in Mumbai, has taken delivery of four A321 single aisled aircraft. Their first A321 was delivered in late October 2006, in Hamburg, Germany. The deliveries make Kingfisher Airlines the A321s launch operator for an Indian based carrier.
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Airbus A318 with CFM International engines approved for 180 min ETOPS

14 November 2006 Press Release

Airbus A318 models fitted with CFM International engines were approved for 180 minute Extended-Range Twin-Engine Operations (ETOPS), on Monday 6th November. The approval was granted by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) validation of this approval is tar...

easyJet boosts order for Airbus A319s by 52 aircraft

14 November 2006 Press Release

UK-based low-cost carrier easyJet has signed a firm contract with Airbus for an additional 52 Airbus A319s, taking their total orders for the type to 192. The order propels easyJet to one of Airbus' biggest customers worldwide. In addition, easyJet has also taken an option on another 75 A319s.

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Pakistan?s Airblue expands fleet with Airbus A320

13 November 2006 Press Release

Airblue, Pakistan's fastest-growing airline has signed a firm contract for two Airbus A320 aircraft and is currently in negotiations for four more. The Aircraft will be dual configured with 157 seats in a dual class.

Airblue currently operates six A320 family aircraft and has already ca...

ALAFCO places another big order with Airbus

13 November 2006 Press Release

ALAFCO, the Kuwait-based international Aviation Lease and Finance Company, has signed a firm contract for six Airbus A320s. The contract comes on top of an order for 12 Airbus A350s with options on a further six A350s that were booked in 2005.



ALAFCO's main shareholder is Kuwait Finan...

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