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Airbus presents innovative use of RFID in airline catering at CeBIT Expo in Hannover

3 March 2009 Press Release

Airbus is highlighting its position as innovation leader at this year's CeBIT Expo in Hannover by presenting intelligent catering solutions using RFID. Cost effective catering logistics have become a true competitive advantage for airlines and caterers. Airbus is leading the three year research...

Airbus MRO Network welcomes Mexicana MRO Services as new member

27 February 2009 Press Release

Mexicana MRO Services has joined the worldwide Airbus MRO Network. The official signing ceremony took place at the Mexicana premises in Mexico City in the presence of Manuel Borja, CEO of Mexicana, and Bruce Jones, Senior Vice President, Airbus Services and Customer Support. Mexicana MRO Services is...

Airbus delivers 500th A321

Airbus delivers 500th A321
27 February 2009 Press Release

Most efficient aircraft in its class Airbus has delivered the 500th A321 ever produced. The aircraft was handed over to Air France at Airbus' Delivery Centre in Hamburg. The A321 is the largest member of the best selling A320 Family. It is the most efficient single-aisle aircraft in its segment...

Korean Air orders six more A330-200s

Korean Air orders six more A330-200s
27 February 2009 Press Release

Airline first to order new version with extended range Korean Air has placed a new firm order with Airbus for six more A330-200 aircraft. The order is the first for the new 238 tonne increased take-off weight version of the popular twin-engine widebody, offering an extended flying range of up to 7,2...

Dragon Aviation Leasing receives its first directly purchased Airbus aircraft

24 February 2009 Press Release

Customer awaits first delivery from Final Assembly Line China in Summer Dragon Aviation Leasing Company Limited, a Beijing-based aircraft leasing company, today took delivery of its first directly purchased Airbus aircraft at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, the first of 13 A32...

Airbus revises production rates

19 February 2009 Press Release

Airbus is adapting production rates of its A320 Family programme from 36 to 34 a month from October 2009 onwards. Production rates of the A330/A340 family will be paused at the current level of 8.5 a month, and not increased further as previously planned. This decision reflects Airbus' current ...

Korean Air orders two more A380s

Korean Air orders two more A380s
3 February 2009 Press Release

Korean Air has placed firm orders with Airbus for two more double-deck A380 aircraft. This latest purchase agreement brings the total number of A380s ordered by Korean Air to ten aircraft. The carrier will operate the aircraft in a three-class layout on routes linking Seoul to destinations in North ...

Airbus and XAC sign agreement on A320 Family wing equipping programme

2 February 2009 Press Release

Airbus and Xian Aircraft Industry Company (XAC) today signed a cooperation agreement relating to the A320 Family wing equipping (Phase IV) programme. A320 Family wings for aircraft to be assembled at the Final Assembly Line in China (FALC) will now be fully completed and tested in Tianjin, China.



Airbus signs a joint venture contract to establish a manufacturing centre for aircraft composite parts in Harbin, China

30 January 2009 Press Release

Airbus and a group of Chinese industrial partners today signed a contract to establish a Joint Venture Manufacturing Centre in Harbin, China to manufacture composite material parts and components for the Airbus A350 XWB programme and Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The Chinese partners are Harbin Aircr...

Wataniya Airways becomes newest Airbus operator

Wataniya Airways becomes newest Airbus operator
21 January 2009 Press Release

Kuwait based Airline Wataniya Airways, has taken delivery of its first leased A320 aircraft, and has become the newest Airbus operator. Wataniya Airways, founded in 2006, plans to take delivery of a total of seven leased A320s.


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