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AirAsia increases A320 commitment to 100 aircraft

25 March 2005 Press Release

AirAsia, the leading low fare, no frills airline in Southeast Asia, has signed a purchase contract for 60 A320s plus a further 40 options. This is an increase of an additional 20 aircraft on top of the original purchase agreement for 40 A320s order plus 40 options under the Memorandum of Understandi...

Airbus MRO network launch

23 March 2005 Press Release

Airbus announces the deployment of the first Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Network ? an initiative designed to ensure availability of competitive maintenance services and solutions to Airbus customers worldwide.

With a growing trend towards the outsourcing of maintenance, MRO provi...

SATA International has taken delivery of the first of two new A320

15 March 2005 Press Release

SATA International, the Azorean airline, has taken delivery of the first of two new A320 aircraft, which will be deployed on key European routes primarily to Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, London and Madrid. These two new CFM powered aircraft will replace older B737s, operating alongside an A320 that wa...

China Southern Airlines receives first A330-200 aircraft

28 February 2005 Press Release

China Southern Airlines has taken delivery its first A330-200 of four on order, becoming the first operator of the aircraft in the Chinese mainland. The remaining three will be delivered in the first half of this year.

The aircraft, powered by Trent 700 engines of Rolls Royce, will seat 266 ...

Kingfisher Airlines to add A319s to A320 fleet

23 February 2005 Press Release

Kingfisher Airlines has signed a contract with Airbus for three A319s, becoming a new customer for the type. It has already placed firm orders for ten Airbus A320s and taken options on a further 20, deliveries of which will begin in April this year.

Deliveries of the newly ordered A319s will ...

New appointments in Airbus Japan

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9 February 2005 Press Release

Airbus, the world's leading aircraft manufacturer, is expanding its presence in Japan with the appointment at the head of its Tokyo-based subsidiary of three senior executives, including a new President and CEO. The objective is to provide Airbus with a better understanding of and access to the Japa...

China Southern Airlines Company Limited and China Aviation Supplies Imp. purchase of five A380s

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28 January 2005 Press Release

China Southern Airlines Company Limited and China Aviation Supplies Imp. and Exp. Group Corporation (CASGC) have signed in Paris a General Terms Agreement (GTA) with Airbus for the purchase of five A380s. This is the first commitment placed by a Chinese carrier for the A380, which herewi

Northwest Airlines has placed a firm order for eight A330s

27 January 2005 Press Release

Northwest Airlines has placed a firm order for eight A330s, including two A330-200s and six A330-300s. Like the existing A330s in Northwest?s fleet, the new A330-200s will seat 243 passengers in a two-class configuration and the A330-300s will accommodate 298 passengers in two classes. Both versions...

Unveiling the flagship - the A380 reveal

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17 January 2005 Press Release

One of the key milestones in the Airbus A380 programme will take place tomorrow, 18th January. The world?s first full-length twin-deck aircraft will be officially revealed to the world for the first time at a ceremony to be held in the Jean-Luc Lagardere Final Assembly Line hall at Toulouse, France....

2004: Another Landmark Year for Airbus

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12 January 2005 Press Release

 2004 was another landmark year for Airbus, a year in which the manufacturer once more maintained its position as Number one, both in terms of orders and deliveries.

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