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Pratt & Whitney PW6000 powered Airbus A318 earns EASA type certificate

21 December 2005 Press Release

The Airbus A318 powered by the new Pratt & Whitney PW6000 engine has been granted its type certificate by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This follows an extensive flight test period, which started in December 2004 and comprised some 540 flight test hours in around 240 flights.


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Airbus inaugurates new "AIRTAC" facility

21 December 2005 Press Release

Airbus inaugurated its new state-of-the-art AIRTAC (Airbus Technical Aircraft-on-ground Centre) support centre. The aim of the AIRTAC team is to minimise on-the-ground-time for aircraft for trouble shooting and repairs.



The new AIRTAC facilities are fitted with the most innovative technolog...

Airbus places additional work packages with Russian manufacturers

21 December 2005 Press Release

As part of its commitment to broaden industrial co-operation with Russia, Airbus is placing additional large work packages for aircraft of the A320, A330/A340 and A380 Families with two Russian companies - IRKUT Scientific Production Corporation and Voronezh Aircraft Production Association (VASO). T...

Airbus A318 Elite sales reach double-figures with new order

Airbus A318 Elite sales reach double-figures with new order
20 December 2005 Press Release

Sales of the Airbus A318 Elite have reached double-figures with a further five firm orders from an undisclosed multinational corporation. The deal takes A318 Elite sales to 13 aircraft plus eight options, and those of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family to more than 60.



All five A318...

Turkish Airlines receives its first Airbus A330-200 and its first purchased Airbus A320

15 December 2005 Press Release

Turkish Airlines (THY) took delivery of the first of its five long haul Airbus A330-200s and the first of its 19 purchased Airbus A320s, during a recent ceremony held in Istanbul. The A330-200 aircraft are powered by General Electric CF6-80E1 engines and the A320s by International Aero Engines V2500...

Airbus announces third consecutive spare parts price freeze

13 December 2005 Press Release

Airbus has today announced its decision not to increase prices for Airbus proprietary parts in 2006, thus keeping prices at the current level. This follows price reduction and price freeze initiatives taken by Airbus Spares Support and Services over the recent years. This third consecutive price fre...

UPS signs firm contract for A380

13 December 2005 Press Release

Following a commitment announced in January 2005, Atlanta, Georgia-based UPS has formally signed the contract for 10 Airbus A380 freighter aircraft.



Deliveries to UPS are scheduled between 2009 and 2012. The company has not yet made its engine selection.



"The A380?s strength as a ...

Aegean Airlines becomes new Airbus customer ordering eight Airbus A320s with an option for another 12 A320s

Aegean Airlines becomes new Airbus customer ordering eight Airbus A320s with an option for another 12 A320s
12 December 2005 Press Release

Aegean Airlines, the fast-growing Greek airline, has placed a firm order for eight A320s, with options for an additional twelve A320 family aircraft.



The new A320s will replace older aircraft in Aegean's fleet, and also be used for expansion on both domestic and international routes f...

AirAsia initiates total fleet renewal with Airbus A320

AirAsia initiates total fleet renewal with Airbus A320
9 December 2005 Press Release

AirAsia, the region's fastest growing low cost carrier, has initiated a total fleet renewal with the delivery of the first of sixty A320s at an official ceremony held at the LIMA Airshow in Langkawi, Malaysia today. The event was attended by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Deputy Prime Minister of ...

Finnair selects A350 for future long-haul fleet

Finnair selects A350 for future long-haul fleet
7 December 2005 Press Release

After an exhaustive evaluation of the competing next generation of long-haul aircraft, Finnair has announced its decision to acquire nine Airbus A350-900s to modernise and strengthen its long-range fleet. The first A350-900s will be delivered in 2011, offering unrivalled performance and economics ac...

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