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Airbus remembers Nancy-Bird Walton

14 January 2009 Press Release

Airbus is saddened by the passing of Australian aviation pioneer Nancy-Bird Walton, who has died in Sydney aged 93.

 

Nancy-Bird Walton was the first Australian woman to fly a commercial aircraft and is recognised as one of the world?s most famous and pioneering female pilots.

 

Qantas na...

Airbus builds eco-efficient A350 XWB final assembly line in Toulouse

Airbus builds eco-efficient A350 XWB final assembly line in Toulouse
14 January 2009 Press Release

Today, Airbus starts construction work on the final assembly line for the A350 XWB, the new highly efficient wide-body aircraft scheduled to enter service in 2013.

 

The 74,000 m2 factory will house the first stages of final assembly for the A350 XWB:  the joining up of the fuselage and wings....

EADS/Airbus completes its aerostructures strategy

6 January 2009 Press Release

With GKN Aerospace's recent acquisition of the Airbus wing component and assemblies manufacturing unit at Filton, UK, EADS/Airbus has accomplished its aerostructures reorganisation strategy. This initiative combines the divestment of non-core activities and sites in order to establish a network...

Airbus delivers 12 A380s in 2008

Airbus delivers 12 A380s in 2008
30 December 2008 Press Release

Airbus today reached its target of delivering 12 A380 aircraft in 2008, bringing the total number of A380s delivered to date to 13. The first A380 was delivered to Singapore Airlines on 15th October 2007, with five more delivered to the airline in 2008. Qantas received three A380s in 2008, and Emira...

Overwhelming participation in "Fly Your Ideas" Airbus competition

18 December 2008 Press Release

 The international competition "Fly Your Ideas" launched by Airbus on 14th October 2008 is proving to be a great success. The competition challenged student teams worldwide to come up with innovative ideas to shape the future of aviation and to develop eco-efficient ideas to bring fur...

Airbus undertakes Blended-Winglet evaluation on A320

Airbus undertakes Blended-Winglet evaluation on A320
17 December 2008 Press Release

Airbus has started flight-testing of Blended Winglet devices on an Airbus A320. The Blended Winglet technology, developed by Aviation Partners Inc. (API), has been specially adapted for these tests on the A320 Family. The objective of these tests and the subsequent evaluation is to identify both the...

Uzbekistan Airways orders four A320s

Uzbekistan Airways orders four A320s
17 December 2008 Press Release

Uzbekistan's national carrier, Uzbekistan Airways, signed a firm contract for the purchase of four A320 aircraft as part of the modernisation of its medium range fleet. In addition to six A320s already acquired by the airline in June 2007, this order will further enlarge the airline's A320...

BAA Jet Management is first with A318 Elite in Asia

BAA Jet Management is first with A318 Elite in Asia
5 December 2008 Press Release

BAA Jet Management Ltd of Hong Kong has taken delivery of its first managed Airbus aircraft, an A318 Elite, becoming the first to operate the type in the Asian region. The Airbus A318 Elite - the first to be registered in the People's Republic of China - is now based at Shenzen and is available...

Airbus Corporate Foundation takes off

Airbus Corporate Foundation takes off
2 December 2008 Press Release

Airbus has established the "Airbus Corporate Foundation" aimed at facilitating charitable activities worldwide under one roof within an international network of employees, associations and international organizations. The Airbus Corporate Foundation started its operations on 1st December, ...

Arik Air receives first A340-500

Arik Air receives first A340-500
1 December 2008 Press Release

Arik Air, the fast growing private airline based in Lagos, Nigeria, received its first A340-500 today at a ceremony at the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The ceremony was conducted by John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers, and Arik Air Chairman Sir J.I.A Arumemi-Johnson in t...

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