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Airbus celebrates first anniversary of A380 entry into service

25 October 2008 Press Release

Today, the A380, flagship of the 21st century, celebrates the first anniversary of its entry into service. The first A380 was handed over to Singapore Airlines on 15th October 2007. Their new ?Queen of the Skies? entered service on 25th October 2007 with a special charity flight between Singapore an...

Croatia Airlines to acquire four additional A320 family aircraft

Croatia Airlines to acquire four additional A320 family aircraft
22 October 2008 Press Release

Croatia Airlines, the flag carrier of the Republic of Croatia, has signed a firm contract with Airbus for the purchase of four A319s to add to its growing medium haul fleet aircraft. The new A319s will join its eight A320 Family aircraft already in operation. Croatia Airlines' A319s will featur...

Airbus kicks off long term flight test research into new engine architectures with Pratt and Whitney?s Geared Turbofan concept

Airbus kicks off long term flight test research into new engine architectures with Pratt and Whitney?s Geared Turbofan concept
14 October 2008 Press Release

As part of Airbus' on-going, extensive research and development into future technology options, Airbus and Pratt & Whitney (P&W) have commenced a series of flight tests to evaluate the 'PurePower' PW1000G technology demonstrator engine which features P&W's patented &a...

Airbus challenges students to shape the world of aviation

14 October 2008 Press Release

Airbus is launching an international competition "Fly Your Ideas" for student teams worldwide to come up with innovative ideas to shape the future of aviation and help to enhance the sector's eco-efficiency. The objective: creating more value with less impact on the environment. The compet...

Volaris takes delivery of its first Airbus A320

13 October 2008 Press Release

Volaris, a Mexican low-fare airline based in Toluca, Mexico, has received its first Airbus A320 from Airbus. The aircraft was handed over to Dr. Pedro Aspe, Chairman of Volaris, at a ceremony held in Toulouse in the presence of Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders. In January 2006, Volaris had signed...

Avianca takes delivery of its first Airbus A330-200

3 October 2008 Press Release

The Colombian flag carrier Avianca took delivery of its first Airbus A330-200 today. This A330 is the first of ten aircraft of this type to be delivered to the prestigious airline. This aircraft is part of an Avianca order for 57 Airbus aircraft, which was signed in May 2007, and includes 47 Airbus ...

Airbus takes part in the first European meeting of young apprentices

2 October 2008 Press Release

During the major European apprenticeship festival being held on 2 and 3 October at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, bringing together 13,000 young European apprentices, a delegation of thirty people, including about twenty apprentices from Airbus' various European sites (French, B...

Arik Air orders three A340-500 Airbus aircraft

30 September 2008 Press Release

Arik Air, the growing private airline based in Lagos, Nigeria, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of three Airbus A340-500s. This order makes Arik Air the 10th and latest customer for the A340-500. The acquisition of the new A340s is an important step in the airline's growth strate...

Airbus at the Champs-Elysees for the centenary of the French aeronautical industry

30 September 2008 Press Release

To celebrate the centenary of the aeronautical industry in France, and subsequently the centenary of GIFAS (French Aerospace Industries Association), Airbus will exhibit on the Champs-Elysées and the Place de la Concorde a large number of emblematic parts of the "Airbus Family" produced on the aircr...

Airbus and CAAC sign MoU on safety cooperation

29 September 2008 Press Release

Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on safety cooperation with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on 28th September in Tianjin, China. The MoU covers a five-year cooperation program in the areas of rules and regulations training for Chinese aviation authorities, maintena...

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