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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...

Aer Lingus orders Airbus A350-900s and more A330-300s

11 April 2008 Press Release

Aer Lingus, Ireland's national carrier, has become the latest airline to place a firm order for the all-new A350 XWB. In its biggest ever acquisition for long-haul aircraft, the Irish airline has received shareholder approval to purchase six A350-900s, along with six additional A330-300s, confirming...

Airbus wins two awards at Aircraft Interiors Expo

2 April 2008 Press Release

Airbus has won two Crystal Cabin Awards at this year's Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany for two cabin system innovations it has developed.


Airbus' Universal Wireless Backbone System won the award in the entertainment and communication category and it's sustainable environm...

Airbus initiates a potential new industry standard for galleys

1 April 2008 Press Release

SPICE (SPace Innovative Catering Equipment) is a new galley concept developed by Airbus that is the result of extensive investigation into the needs and requirements of the airline community. The benefits of the SPICE are so significant that Airbus believes the concept has the potential to become th...

Airbus continues site divestment strategy despite stop of preferred bidder negotiations with OHB / MT Aerospace

27 March 2008 Press Release

Airbus has terminated negotiations with the OHB / MT Aerospace consortium regarding the sale of the Airbus sites in Nordenham, Varel and the EADS site in Augsburg since a viable industrial and financial solution was not achievable. "We have always said that we will only go for economically and indus...




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