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Airbus A380 fatigue test reaches 15,000 flight cycles

19 July 2006 Press Release

The Airbus A380 fatigue-test reached an important milestone this week by passing 15,000 simulated flights. This is three times the 5,000 flights needed for certification. In total 47,500 flights will be simulated to test the fatigue strength of the A380 structure, which corresponds to two-and-a-half...

Seven major European aerospace manufacturers sign LoI on a Clean Sky joint technology initiative

Seven major European aerospace manufacturers sign LoI on a ?Clean Sky? joint technology initiative
19 July 2006 Press Release

Seven major European aerospace manufacturers - Airbus SAS, Dassault Aviation, Eurocopter SAS, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Rolls-Royce plc, Safran and Thales - have signed a letter of intent in a Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) that works on the preparation of an innovative "Clean Sky&...

Japan?s RIMCOF and Airbus agree to conduct a cooperative study for structural health monitoring technology development

18 July 2006 Press Release

Japan's R & D Institute of Metal and Composites for Future Industries (RIMCOF) and the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus have agreed to conduct a cooperative study for development of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) technology. It is the first time for RIMCOF to conduct a joint stu...

Air Caraïbes signs for an additional A330-300

18 July 2006 Press Release

Air Caraïbes signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of an additional A330-300, to cope with growth on its transatlantic routes. The aircraft will be delivered in November 2008.

Air Caraïbes currently operates two A330-200s and one A330-300, which was put into service two weeks ago. T...

Afriqiyah Airways orders up to six A330s and 14 Airbus A320 Family aircraft

18 July 2006 Press Release

Afriqiyah Airways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of six A320s and three A319s plus an option on five, as well as for three A330-200s, plus three options. This acquisition is part of the long-term expansion strategy of this young and dynamic Libyan airline, who began act...

Around the world with the Airbus Maintenance Mobile Classroom

17 July 2006 Press Release

Airbus has developed and successfully launched a flexible training solution, known as the Airbus Maintenance Mobile Classroom. Based on the new and innovative Airbus approach to maintenance training, Airbus Active learning and Competence focused Training (AACT), the mobile classroom is aiming to mak...

GoAir expands Airbus fleet with 10 more A320?s

17 July 2006 Press Release

GoAir, 'The Fly Smart Airline' based in Mumbai, signed a purchase agreement for 10 Airbus A320 family aircraft with an option for a further ten at Farnborough air show on Monday 17th July 2006. The aircraft will be powered by CFM International engines.



GoAir launched services with...

Airbus presents A350 XWB: new Extra Wide Body Family for the 21st century

Airbus presents A350 XWB: new Extra Wide Body Family for the 21st century
17 July 2006 Press Release

Airbus' new President and CEO, Christian Streiff, confirmed today Airbus' commitment to its customers and future business growth and presented a whole new family of aircraft, the A350 XWB, for Extra Wide Body, Extra Comfort, Extra Efficiency and going the Extra mile for customers.

The ne...

Christian Streiff confirmed as Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer

Christian Streiff confirmed as Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer
7 July 2006 Press Release

Toulouse, 7th July 2006 - The Airbus Shareholder Committee has confirmed Christian Streiff as Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer. This follows his nomination to the position on 2

Farnborough air display for world?s most advanced passenger aircraft

7 July 2006 Press Release

Airbus, the world's largest aircraft manufacturer by deliveries, will have two aircraft participating in flying displays at the 45th Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom (17th ?23rd July). It will have the A380, the world's most advanced passenger aircraft, as well as th...

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