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SilkAir expands fleet with additional A320 aircraft

20 December 2006 Press Release

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, has signed a contract for an additional 11 A320 aircraft, plus nine further options. The airline currently operates an all Airbus fleet of five A319s and eight A320s, with two additional A320 Family aircraft from an order in 2002 still to join the fl...

Asiana celebrates 100th aircraft delivery with another A330

Asiana celebrates 100th aircraft delivery with another A330
18 December 2006 Press Release

 

 

Airbus delivers first VIP A340-600 to SAAD Air

Airbus delivers first VIP A340-600 to SAAD Air
18 December 2006 Press Release

Airbus has delivered the first VIP version of its ultra long-haul A340-600, the world's longest airliner, to the private business group SAAD Air Ltd of Saudi Arabia, the first customer for the type.

The Airbus A340-600, which has yet to be outfitted with its VIP cabin, will seat around ...

AerCap orders 20 A330-200s

15 December 2006 Press Release

AerCap has signed a firm contract with Airbus for the purchase of 20 A330-200 passenger aircraft. With its proven benefits in terms of economics and a wide customer base, the A330-200 will assist AerCap in the growth of their portfolio which already includes more than 70 A320 Family aircraft. Headqu...

Airbus A380 receives joint EASA & FAA Type Certification

Airbus A380 receives joint EASA & FAA Type Certification
12 December 2006 Press Release

The world's largest commercial airliner, the 555-seat Airbus A380, has received joint European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type Certification on 12th December 2006. The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.

The EASA A3...

Comlux takes delivery of first Airbus A318 Elite

Comlux takes delivery of first Airbus A318 Elite
11 December 2006 Press Release

Zurich-based VVIP charter company Comlux has taken delivery of the first Airbus A318 Elite - one of three on order - which will make it the first to operate the type.



The aircraft will now be outfitted with a VIP cabin seating up to 18 passengers, by Lufthansa Technik at Hamburg, which is d...

Lufthansa further expands Airbus A340-600 long-range fleet

7 December 2006 Press Release

Lufthansa German Airlines is expanding its Airbus long-range fleet with an order for seven additional Airbus A340-600 aircraft. The new order raises the total number of A340s in Lufthansa's fleet to 52. With this order Airbus passes the milestone of 1000 aircraft sales of the A330/A340 Family, ...

A350 XWB Family receives industrial go-ahead

A350 XWB Family receives industrial go-ahead
1 December 2006 Press Release

Airbus was given the go-ahead for the industrial launch of the A350 XWB Family, a new medium capacity long-range extra wide-body Family from the Board of Directors of its parent company EADS. The decision is based on strong market demand and customer backing. Entry into service of the first A350 XWB...

A380 wraps up technical route proving after a final trip over both poles

30 November 2006 Press Release

The world?s largest commercial airliner, the 555-seat Airbus A380, has successfully completed a series of technical route proving missions, receiving an enthusiastic welcome at each destination. Technical route proving is the last of the trials required for Type Certification, which is expect

Robert Lafontan awarded 'Prix de l'Aeronautique et de l'Astronautique'

29 November 2006 Press Release

Robert Lafontan, Senior Vice President Engineering, Airbus A380 Programme, has received the prestigious "Prix de l'Aeronautique et de l'Astronautique", of the French Aeronautical and Astronautical Association, as a distinction for his outstanding achievements in the aeronautics sector. The...

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