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Airbus sets up new Middle East operations company

14 February 2006 Press Release

Airbus has created a subsidiary called "Airbus Middle East". Headquartered at the Dubai Airport Free Zone, it will be in charge of all commercial activities, including marketing, sales, contracts and customer relations, as well as all customer service activities, such as spare parts, training, and t...

Airbus A380 heads to Asian Aerospace?06 after successful cold soak trials in Canada

Airbus A380 heads to Asian Aerospace?06 after successful cold soak trials in Canada
14 February 2006 Press Release

Airbus' A380 MSN004 has returned from Iqaluit, Canada, where it successfully completed the cold weather test campaign, and is now preparing to head for Asian Aerospace '06 in Singapore. The aircraft will perform daily flying displays during the show which is due to begin on 21st February. ...

Hamburg International new customer for Airbus A319

Hamburg International new customer for Airbus A319
13 February 2006 Press Release

Hamburg International has become a new customer for the Airbus A319 with an order for 14 aircraft of the type, plus another six on option. Ten of those aircraft will replace the airline's current fleet of previous-generation single-aisle aircraft. Airbus will deliver the aircraft configured in ...

First GP7200 engine installed on 5th A380 flight test aircraft

First GP7200 engine installed on 5th A380 flight test aircraft
1 February 2006 Press Release

The first of four Engine Alliance GP7200 engines has been installed on the fifth A380 test aircraft, MSN009, at the Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France. Once all four engines are installed in March the aircraft will join the flight test programme as part of the certification campaign by mid-2006...

Singapore Technologies Marine selected to build A380 transport vessels

31 January 2006 Press Release

Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine), a leading shipbuilder which is part of the Singapore Technologies Engineering Group, has been selected to build two large roll-on and roll-off vessels for the shipment of A380 sections. The two vessels are due for delivery in 2008 and will join the existing...

ANA to add five more A320s configured for international routes

27 January 2006 Press Release

All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan placed an order with Airbus last year for the purchase of three of Airbus? popular single-aisle A320s. The Japanese carrier is also to lease two additional A320 aircraft. These A320s are configured for ANA?s international routes. With the introduction of a further f...

Airbus at Asian Aerospace ?06

26 January 2006 Press Release

A380 to be displayed at the show for the first time



Airbus comes to Asian Aerospace '06 with a positive outlook after achieving record orders, deliveries and profitability in 2005. During the year, Airbus received 1,111 gross orders, delivered 378 aircraft and recorded a ...

Air Europa orders 10 A350s with two more on option

25 January 2006 Press Release

Air Europa has announced today that it firmed up its order for 10 A350-800s and two further options, for deliveries between 2010 and 2012. The contract was signed at the end of December. Air Europa will also lease three A350s from the leasing company GECAS. The Spanish scheduled airline became the f...

China Eastern Airlines receives its first A330-300 aircraft

China Eastern Airlines receives its first A330-300 aircraft
25 January 2006 Press Release

China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its first A330-300 thus becoming the launch operator of the aircraft on the Chinese Mainland. The aircraft is powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines and, will seat 300 passengers in a two-class layout with 38 seats in business class.

"These new ...

BMED takes delivery of first ordered Airbus A321

19 January 2006 Press Release

BMED of the UK, a British Airways franchise partner, today took delivery of the first of seven Airbus A321s on order, as part of an expansion that will lead to a doubling of its fleet.



The Airbus A321 is powered by International Aero Engines V2500s, and seats 149 passengers in a two-class l...

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