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TAP takes delivery of their first new A330

26 November 2007 Press Release

TAP Portugal has taken delivery of its first own A330-200. The aircraft powered, by General Electric CF6-80 engines was handed over to the Chief Executive Officer of TAP, Fernando Pinto, in a ceremony held in Toulouse. The aircraft will seat 268 passengers in a two-class configuration, and will join...

TAP to acquire up to 15 A350XWBs and eight additional A320s

TAP to acquire up to 15 A350XWBs and eight additional A320s
26 November 2007 Press Release

TAP Portugal has signed a firm contract for 12 A350XWBs, plus three options, and a letter of intent for an additional eight A320 Family aircraft. The Lisbon based airline herewith converts its initial order for the A350, placed in December 2005, into the new A350XWB, and has, simultaneously, increas...

Airbus signs MOU with NDRC to formalise Airbus A350XWB work package to Chinese aviation industry

Airbus signs MOU with NDRC to formalise Airbus A350XWB work package to Chinese aviation industry
26 November 2007 Press Release

Airbus signed today a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to formalise the commitment of allocating five per cent of the A350XWB airframe to the Chinese aviation industry. The MOU was signed by Chen Deming, Vice Minister of NDRC, and Fabrice B...

Airbus A318 powered by CFM56 engines approved for steep approach

23 November 2007 Press Release

The A318 and the A318 Elite fitted with CFM International CFM56 engines were approved for the Steep Approach landing capability by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on November 19th. In June 2007, approval was granted by the EASA for the A318 powered by Pratt and Whitney PW6000 engines.

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KLM signs follow-up contract for two A330s

KLM signs follow-up contract for two A330s
22 November 2007 Press Release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has signed a contract for the acquisition of two further A330-200s plus an option on two, herewith bringing their total A330 fleet to 12 aircraft. This acquisition is part of the longer term fleet renewal and expansion plans of KLM. The A330s, powered by CF6-80E(1A3) engines...

US Airways expands Airbus A330 aircraft order

US Airways expands Airbus A330 aircraft order
21 November 2007 Press Release

US Airways is expanding its A330 fleet with the purchase of five more A330-200 passenger aircraft. This firm order is in addition to the 92 Airbus aircraft, including 10 A330-200s ordered by US Airways in October of this year. "The A330-200 with its superior range relative to our existing fleet will...

A380 confirmed quietest long range aircraft in the skies

21 November 2007 Press Release

Airbus has received validation in November 2007 for the external noise values of the A380 powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 engines from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). External noise certification is part of the process for the joint EASA an...

Industrial accident at Airbus facility - Saint Martin site

16 November 2007 Press Release

Following the regrettable accident that occurred at the Airbus Saint-Martin site (close to Toulouse) yesterday 15th November at 5 pm local time, Airbus reports that of the five injured people, three remain in hospital. Two were released between yesterday night and this morning. Of the three persons...

Industrial accident at Airbus facility

15 November 2007 Press Release

Airbus deeply regrets to confirm that an accident occurred at its Saint-Martin site in Toulouse this afternoon.

 

The accident occurred at 5:00 pm local time, when engine-run-ups were being carried out on an A340-600, MSN 856, which was due to be delivered to Etihad in the coming days. &n...

Airbus ends the 10th Dubai Airshow with record orders

Airbus ends the 10th Dubai Airshow with record orders
14 November 2007 Press Release

Airbus ended the 10th Dubai Airshow with major orders, re-enforcing customer confidence in its leading product range. During the show, Airbus received 163 firm orders valued at US over $28 billion at catalogue prices, from 10 customers. Airbus also won its largest ever order in terms of value...

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