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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...

First Airbus final assembly line outside Europe inaugurated in Tianjin, China

First Airbus final assembly line outside Europe inaugurated in Tianjin, China
28 September 2008 Press Release

Airbus, today, officially opened its first final assembly line outside of Europe. The Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, together with the Party's Secretary of Tianjin, Zhang Gaoli and Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders inaugurated the Airbus A320 Family Final Assembly Line in Tianjin, China (FALC) at a g...

First Airbus A380 delivered to Qantas

First Airbus A380 delivered to Qantas
19 September 2008 Press Release

Australia's flagship airline, Qantas, has received the first of 20 Airbus A380s on order, at a ceremony in Toulouse, France. The Rolls-Royce powered aircraft was handed over to Qantas Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Dixon and Qantas CEO-Designate, Alan Joyce by Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO an...

Air Caraibes launches the A350-1000 in Europe

15 September 2008 Press Release

French Caribbean carrier Air Caraïbes has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three A350-1000 aircraft, and is with this purchase decision becoming the European launch customer for the largest version of the A350 XWB. The aircraft will be operated on the airline's network from Paris to the isla...



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