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Airbus A320 Family to Benefit from Lower Maintenance Costs

29 November 2004 Press Release

Airbus A320 Family is to benefit from lower maintenance costs following an increase in the intervals between scheduled maintenance tasks, which has just been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada.

Eva Air orders additional A330

24 November 2004 Press Release

EVA Air of Taiwan has signed a firm contract for an additional A330-200, adding to its existing commitment for ten A330-200s - eight leased from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and two purchased directly from Airbus. The first A330-200 was delivered in June 2003, with the sixth aircraft

Mexicana de Aviacion, First to Operate the A318 in Latin America

16 November 2004 Press Release

Mexico City based airline Mexicana has taken delivery of the first of 10 A318s, becoming the first operator of the type in Latin America.

These aircraft will be operated under a lease agreement with GECAS. Powered by CFM International CFM56-5Bs engines, the aircraft i

Air Berlin and Niki Luftfahrt to Acquire up to 110 Airbus A320 Aircraft

4 November 2004 Press Release

German low-cost airline Air Berlin and its Austrian partner Niki Luftfahrt GmbH have decided to acquire up to 110 Airbus A320 aircraft in a combined acquisition. The initial agreements, signed during a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, in the presence of Joachim Hunold, Managing Partner of Air Be

Hainan Airlines orders eight Airbus A319s

2 November 2004 Press Release

Hainan Airlines has signed a contract with Airbus for eight A319s for fleet optimization, becoming a new customer of Airbus. The aircraft will be mainly deployed on medium- and short-haul routes, with operational bases in Beijing, Xi?an and Haikou. Introduction of the aircraft is expected to

Sichuan Airlines receives first Airbus A319

2 November 2004 Press Release

Sichuan Airlines Co., Ltd. has taken delivery of its first Airbus A319 aircraft, becoming a new customer for the type.  The A319 aircraft will seat up to 132 passengers in a very comfortable and flexible two-class layout and are equipped by V2500 engines from International Aero Engines t

Airbus, Boeing Distribute Updated Training Aid To Airlines

21 October 2004 Press Release

Airbus and Boeing have distributed to 900 commercial airplane customers worldwide an updated training aid as part of a continuing effort to reduce loss of control airplane accidents.

The upset recovery training aid is contained in a compact disc (cd) format with tutor

Druk Air receives its first Airbus A319

18 October 2004 Press Release

Druk Air has taken delivery of its first Airbus A319 aircraft and will receive the second one in December as part of a fleet expansion and renewal program. The aircraft are powered by CFM International's CFM56-5B engines.

The A319 will offer a two-class layout with 20

British Airways Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A321

15 October 2004 Press Release

British Airways has taken delivery of the first of seven Airbus A321s that it will operate, adding to the A319s and A320s that it is already flying.

The Airbus A321s will operate on European routes, giving passengers a comfortable and spacious cabin. Each of British A

Air China Orders Six Airbus A319s

9 October 2004 Press Release

Flag carrier Air China has signed a contract with Airbus for six additional A319s. The aircraft, powered by CFM International?s CFM56-5 engines, are scheduled for delivery in 2005.

The carrier plans to deploy the aircraft mainly on Chengdu-Lhasa and other routes linking high-altit

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