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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...

Airbus completes a major A400M wing assembly milestone

29 November 2006 Press Release

The first set of wings for the first A400M military transport aircraft - MSN001 - passed a major milestone when the first whole wing was removed from its state-of-the-art assembly jig at Airbus' Filton, Bristol, UK site. The wing is the first-ever wing for an Airbus-built aircraft constructed l...

Galaxy Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A300-600F

27 November 2006 Press Release

Galaxy Airlines Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Sagawa Express Co. Ltd, one of the largest cargo business companies in Japan, took delivery of the first Airbus A300-600F freighter today in Toulouse, France. With the acquisition of its own freighter, Sagawa intends to offer lower fares than those of the ex...

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.



Since...

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...

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