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Airbus Military successfully passes critical milestone

22 September 2006 Press Release

Airbus Military has today successfully achieved the sixth contractual milestone of the A400M programme.



"Milestone Six", which involves the acceptance by the customer of the Class Two A400M Cockpit Mock-up is particularly significant since it is designated as one of the six "Critical Milest...

Airbus partners South Africa on research & technology programmes

21 September 2006 Press Release

South Africa and Airbus will cooperate in a new aerospace research and technology initiative which aims to identify and develop new advanced applications for the global aerospace industry.

The partnership, signed today between South Africa's Department of Science & Technology (DST) ...

New Chinese private airline, Juneyao Airlines receives its first A319

New Chinese private airline, Juneyao Airlines receives its first A319
13 September 2006 Press Release

Juneyao Airlines, a new Chinese private airline headquartered in Shanghai, received its first A319 on 13 September 2006 at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, becoming a new Airbus operator on the Chinese Mainland. The new leased A319 is configured in a two-class layout with eight business...

A380 Early Long Flight Series near completion

8 September 2006 Press Release

A380 MSN2 took off from Toulouse-Blagnac (southern France), for the fourth and last of the planned Early Long Flights this morning at 7 a.m. for a 15-hour flight. Once completed, the total distance flown by the A380 during these four flights will be equivalent to a little more than one trip around t...

The Airbus A380 takes off from Toulouse on first passenger flight

4 September 2006 Press Release

 

 

Appointment of new heads for A380 and A320 programmes

4 September 2006 Press Release

 

 

US Airways orders more A321s

31 August 2006 Press Release

US Airways Group has placed a new firm order for seven A321-200 model aircraft. It has simultaneously converted eight pre-existing A320 Family orders (for seven A319s and one A320) to eight A321s. The airline has not yet announced its engine selection for these aircraft. Each of the 15 new A321s wil...

Cathay Pacific celebrates 100th aircraft delivery when taking another Airbus A330

Cathay Pacific celebrates 100th aircraft delivery when taking another Airbus A330
29 August 2006 Press Release

Cathay Pacific Airways celebrated the 100th aircraft to join its fleet by taking delivery of an Airbus A330-300 at a ceremony at the manufacturer's base in Toulouse, France. The aircraft was presented in special livery to mark the achievement and named "Progress Hong Kong." A further five A330-...

Success as A380 powered by Engine Alliance completes first flight

Success as A380 powered by Engine Alliance completes first flight
25 August 2006 Press Release

The first A380 Airbus aircraft powered by Engine Alliance engines successfully completed its maiden flight on Friday August 25

Engine Alliance powered A380 takes off on first flight

25 August 2006 Press Release

 

The first A380 Airbus aircraft powered by Engine Alliance engines took off from Blagnac International Airport in Toulouse, France on its maiden flight on Friday August 25th at 10:00 am (08:00 GMT)

 

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