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Airbus Receives 180 Minute Etops Approval For A320 Family Aircraft

28 April 2004 Press Release

Leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus has received approval for 180-minute extended range twin-engine operations (ETOPS) with its A319, A320 and A321 single-aisle aircraft, including its corporate jet versions.

The approval was granted by the new European Aviation Saf

Scandinavian Charter Airline Novair Becomes New Airbus A321 Operator

23 April 2004 Press Release

The Swedish charter airline Novair became a new Airbus A321 operator when it took delivery of its first Airbus A320 Family aircraft from the manufacturer?s assembly line in Hamburg. In total, Novair will receive two A321s, both leased via the US-based International Lease Finance Corporation (

Jean Claude Nicolas Appointed Senior Vice President Communications

20 April 2004 Press Release

Airbus announces the appointment of Jean Claude Nicolas as Senior Vice President Communications, effective mid April 2004. Mr Nicolas (52) is joining from Pechiney Group where he was Head of Communications since January 1998.

After graduating from the Rouen University

Cathay Pacific Expands Airbus Fleet By Six More A330 Aircraft

14 April 2004 Press Release

Cathay Pacific Airways has signed a contract with Airbus for three additional A330-300, plus three further A330-300s from US leasing company ILFC, expanding the Airbus widebody fleet at the airline. Deliveries of the new aircraft, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, are scheduled betwee

Delivery Begins Of The World's Largest Civil Aircraft Wings

5 April 2004 Press Release

The first wing for the double-deck, 555 seat A380 aircraft leaves Airbus? factory in North Wales today on the first leg of its journey to France.  This milestone in aviation history is being  witnessed by hundreds of A380 workers at Broughton, near Chester, as the huge wing (measu...

Airbus Shows Leading Cabin Innovations At Aircraft Interiors

29 March 2004 Press Release

Airbus is underlining its leadership in cabin innovation at this year?s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg and is exhibiting in hall 7, stand no. B20. Based on the trend for more efficient cabins in the low-cost market and more luxurious cabins in the ultra-long-range market, Airbus will pres

Airbus Present At Fidae

24 March 2004 Press Release

Airbus will be present at FIDAE 2004, the "Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio" held at Los Cerillos airfield near Santiago de Chile from March 29 th ? April 4 th.

The European manufacturer will showcase the A318 that will a

Airbus Plant Hamburg: Fuselage Section For First A380 Completed

18 March 2004 Press Release

At Airbus in Hamburg today, the first equipped fuselage section for the 555-seat superjumbo A380 was ceremoniously unveiled. This section represents the forward part of the fuselage, which will later be united with the cockpit section. Among the roughly 3,000 guests in the new major component

Matsushita, Koito Industries, Sumitomo Precision Join The A380 Programme

17 March 2004 Press Release

Matsushita, Koito Industries, Sumitomo Precision Join The A380 Programme Jamco Repeats: A Total Of 18 Japanese Companies To Date

Lufthansa Starts Operating Its First New Airbus A330-300

16 March 2004 Press Release

Today German airline Lufthansa started operating its first A330-300 on a scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Cairo and Karthoum, Sudan. The A330-300 is a new Airbus aircraft type in the carrier?s fleet. Lufthansa has ordered ten A330-300s, the spacious medium-range twin-engine aircraft from Ai

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