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Finnair, first airline to sign firm contract for the A350XWB

Finnair, first airline to sign firm contract for the A350XWB
8 March 2007 Press Release

Finnair today signed a firm contract for eleven A350XWBs as well as seven additional long-range aircraft (a mix of A340-300s and A330s). It is the first airline to convert its order for nine of the initial A350, placed in December 2005, into the new A350XWB, and to simultaneously increase the number...

Power8 prepares way for "New Airbus"

Power8 prepares way for "New Airbus"
28 February 2007 Press Release

Following the unanimous approval by the EADS Board of Directors on Monday, Airbus today presented the details of its Power8 restructuring plan to the Airbus European Works Council and announced the creation of a new industrial and operating structure for the Company. Power8 will enable Airbus to fac...

British Airways acquires four more Airbus A320s

21 February 2007 Press Release

British Airways announced on 21st February that it has placed a firm order for four more Airbus A320 aircraft. The new order brings the total number of Airbus aircraft in operation in the British Airways fleet to 66, with 14 on firm order. This latest order reaffirms the commitment to the A320 Famil...

Communication on Power 8

19 February 2007 Press Release

Yesterday evening, February 18th, the Board of EADS interrupted its work on Power 8. The meeting will be resumed within the next days to find an agreement regarding the cross-national sharing of the industrial workload related to the A350 XWB. Consequently, the Airbus European Works Council ?ECA? m...

Leasing company CIT opts for more Airbus long-range and single-aisle aircraft

15 February 2007 Press Release

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE CIT) signed a firm contract with Airbus in December 2006 for five long range A330 widebodies, as well as ten A320 Family aircraft. The repeat order by this leading provider of commercial and consumer financing solutions underlines strong demand for the Airbus wide-body long-rang...

More than 3,000 aircraft needed on the Chinese Mainland in next 20 years

14 February 2007 Press Release

Airbus forecasts that the Chinese Mainland will need more than 3,000 passenger aircraft and freighters from 2006 to 2025, including some 2,050 single aisle aircraft, nearly 600 small twin-aisle aircraft, over 200 intermediate twin-aisle aircraft and 180 very large aircraft. Some 2,650 passenger airc...

Petters Group Worldwide places first order for A318 Elite

Petters Group Worldwide places first order for A318 Elite
13 February 2007 Press Release

Petters Group Worldwide (PGW) has signed a contract for an Airbus A318 Elite, becoming the first US customer for the type. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, PGW plans to use its A318 Elite for flights to Asia and Europe - as well as within the USA. The order takes deals this year for Airbus corporate...

Air One orders ten more A320s

Air One orders ten more A320s
9 February 2007 Press Release

Air One has announced today the purchase of a further ten A320s, following contracts signed with Airbus in November and December last year. The Rome based airline, the second largest in Italy, has now firmly ordered a total of 40 A320s and has a further 25 options and 25 purchase rights, according t...

Airbus wins first Asian customer for VIP A340-500

7 February 2007 Press Release

Airbus has won its first Asian customer for a VIP version of its ultra long-haul A340-500 ? highlighting the aircraft?s growing appeal to private customers. The deal is the third for the VIP A340 that Airbus has announced this year, and is in addition to five orders for Airbus Corporate Jetliner (A...

Avion Aircraft Trading commits to six Airbus A330-200F

Avion Aircraft Trading commits to six Airbus A330-200F
6 February 2007 Press Release

Avion Aircraft Trading has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for six A330-200 Freighters. With this commitment Avion, based in Reykjavik, joins the launch customer base for the new Airbus freighter and becomes the first customer in Iceland for this aircraft type. Deliveries for these ...

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