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Aer Lingus firms up contract for Airbus A320s

26 November 2003 Press Release

Today the Irish low fare airline Aer Lingus signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of seven Airbus A320s to implement its European fleet simplification strategy. In addition to the purchased aircraft Aer Lingus has contracted to lease ten new A320s from International Lease Finance Corporatio...

Air Algérie orders Airbus A330-200 for fleet renewal

17 November 2003 Press Release

Air Algérie has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of five widebody twin-engined A330-200s to renew its current widebody fleet. Delivery of the aircraft will begin in January 2005. The transaction is eligible for financial support from European Export Credit Agencies.



In Air Al...

Airbus delivers first A380 fuselage section from Spain

6 November 2003 Press Release

From Airbus' Plant in Getafe, Spain, the first A380 fuselage section designed, developed and manufactured by Airbus in Spain will leave tomorrow morning to Hamburg, Germany, in an Airbus Beluga aircraft special transport.



With this delivery, that has been celebrated this morn...

Leading Japanese suppliers join Airbus A330/A340 programmes

5 November 2003 Press Release

The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced today the participation of leading Japanese companies to the A330/A340 programmes. This participation expands the strong industrial cooperation on the A380, with a huge opportunity for further collaborations.



Noël Forgeard, President an...

The first wing for an A380, Airbus new large double deck aircraft, successfully completed a key milestone in its production

5 November 2003 Press Release

The first wing for an A380, Airbus? new large double deck aircraft, successfully

completed a key milestone in its production yesterday evening.  The port wing

for MSN001, the first flight test aircraft, was removed from its four-storey high

main assembly jig at Airbus? factory in Br

Airbus A380 celebrates major wing manufacturing milestone

5 November 2003 Press Release

The first wing for an A380, Airbus? new large double deck aircraft, successfully completed a key milestone in its production yesterday evening. The port wing for MSN001, the first flight test aircraft, was removed from its four-storey high main assembly jig at Airbus? factory in Broughton, North Wa...

Royal Air Maroc receives first Airbus aircraft, an A321

5 November 2003 Press Release

Royal Air Maroc entered a new era yesterday with the delivery of its first Airbus aircraft in Hamburg, an A321, thus joining the European manufacturer's worldwide customer base of some 200 customers and operators. The aircraft is the first of four single-aisle A321s firmly ordered by the Morocc...

Airbus Aircabin: new hall for A380 production officially opened

3 November 2003 Press Release

In a ceremonial act, the Airbus subsidiary Aircabin GmbH at Laupheim today officially opened its new production hall for the Airbus A380. From mid-2004 on, cabin equipment components and low pressure air ducts for the air conditioning system of the new Airbus A380 superjumbo will be manufactured her...

Emirates A340-500S to introduce new era in long-haul travel

24 October 2003 Press Release

Emirates is to become the first airline to operate the ultra-long range Airbus A340-500, beginning a new era in air travel, following the delivery of the aircraft today.



With the longest range of any airliner, the A340-500 allows the opening up of new non-stop routes ? such as from Dubai to...

Korean Air looks to the future with A380

23 October 2003 Press Release

Korean Air has confirmed that the A380 will play a significant role in its future growth plans by signing a firm contract for the purchase of five aircraft, plus three options. Korean Air will initially introduce the A380 on high density traffic routes from Seoul to the US west coast, with subsequen...

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