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2003: A Landmark Year for Airbus

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15 January 2004 Press Release

2003 was a landmark year for Airbus, the year in which it became Number One.

With 305 deliveries in 2003, Airbus slightly exceeded its target of 300, and remains approximately at the same level as 2002 (303), despite the difficulties and uncertainties experienced in t

Management Changes Guy McLeod And Laurence Barron Switch Roles

6 January 2004 Press Release

Laurence Barron, currently Senior Vice President, Head of Asset Management, within Airbus? Customer Affairs directorate in Toulouse, has been appointed as President of Airbus China, succeeding Guy McLeod who will take over from Mr Barron in Toulouse. The exchange is effective as of the January 1, 20...

The first Airbus A330-200 long-range twin-jet for Livingston Aviation

19 December 2003 Press Release

Toulouse, 19 th December 2003: The first Airbus A330-200 long-range twin-jet for Livingston Aviation Group SpA, the Italian air transportation holding created in March 2003 and entirely owned by Ventaglio Group, has made its public debut at the manufacturer's main facility in To...

First Airbus A330-200 in Livingston Aviation Group?s colours presented to public

19 December 2003 Press Release

Toulouse, 19th December 2003: The first Airbus A330-200 long-range twin-jet for Livingston Aviation Group SpA, the Italian air transportation holding created in March 2003 and entirely owned by Ventaglio Group, has made its public debut at the manufacturer?s main facility in Toulouse, France. The ai...

Qantas Airways new low-cost carrier, Jetstar, has signed a contract with Airbus for 20 A320s and taken options on a further 40

17 December 2003 Press Release

Qantas Airways new low-cost carrier, Jetstar, has signed a contract with Airbus for 20 A320s and taken options on a further 40. Together with three leased A320s, Jetstar will operate an all-Airbus fleet of 23 Aircraft by mid 2005.

 Melbourne-based Jetstar will use its A320s on serv

Airbus and Remontowa: official delivery ceremony of the floating transfer station for the A380 transport programme

17 December 2003 Press Release

Gdansk, 17 December 2003 - Today celebrations took place in Gdansk between Airbus and Remontowa S.A in the presence of key Polish officials to mark the upcoming delivery of the Floating Transfer Station (FTS) to Pauillac-Bordeaux, France. Remontowa was contracted by SOCATRA on behalf of Airbus in Ap...

Jetstar orders Airbus A320 for low-cost carrier fleet

17 December 2003 Press Release

Qantas Airways? new low-cost carrier, Jetstar, has signed a contract with Airbus for 20 A320s and taken options on a further 40. Together with three leased A320s, Jetstar will operate an all-Airbus fleet of 23 Aircraft by mid 2005.

Melbourne-based Jetstar will use its A320s on services withi...

LanChile takes delivery of its first Airbus A319

15 December 2003 Press Release

Chilean flag carrier LanChile took delivery of its first A319 from Airbus. The airline already successfully operates a fleet of 14 A320s and four A340s. The arrival of the A319 at the carrier's base in Santiago represents a further step in LanChile's fleet modernisation plans. The A319 wil...

PMB confirms Airbus A380 purchase for Malaysia Airlines' operation

11 December 2003 Press Release

Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad (PMB), parent company of Malaysia Airlines, signed a firm contract for six A380-800 passenger aircraft with Airbus, firming up an earlier commitment announced in January this year.



Deliveries to PMB are scheduled to begin in 2007. The A380s will be operated by Ma...

First Airbus A310 to be used for in-flight refuelling makes its debut

9 December 2003 Press Release

The first Airbus A310 MRTT (Multi-Role Transport Tanker) converted for in-flight refuelling made its debut in Dresden, Germany, today. The German Air Force's A310 MRTT is currently the world's most modern aircraft to be used for in-flight refuelling. As a multi-role transport aircraft, it ...

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