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Airbus holds first recruitment communication forum in Italy

17 January 2003 Press Release

Some 200 students and academics attended the first ever Airbus recruitment communication forum in Italy, which took place yesterday at the Politecnico di Torino and which also involved Milan and Pisa Universities. Airbus executives from major functions such as Engineering, Manufacturing and Customer...

Airbus achieves healthy commercial results in 2002

14 January 2003 Press Release

In 2002 Airbus continued to generate healthy commercial results despite the industry downturn. Its extensive high-tech product line and customer-focused approach, combined with industrial flexibility and the results of cost saving measures adopted in 2001, enabled Airbus to meet all its objectives f...

Malaysia Airlines goes for Airbus A380

10 January 2003 Press Release

Malaysia Airlines will become a new Airbus A380 operator. The airline's parent company Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad (PMB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus to acquire six Airbus A380-800 passenger aircraft which will be leased to the Malaysian flag carrier.



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Qantas flies Airbus A330 nonstop from Europe to Australia

9 January 2003 Press Release

Qantas has made the longest flight ever by an Airbus A330-200 - nonstop from Toulouse, France, to Melbourne, Australia - covering a distance of almost 17,000 km in a flight time of 20 hours and 4 mins.

 

The flight is believed to have set two new records in its class ? a distance without landing of 1...

Airbus celebrates launch of new technology programme

1 July 2002 Press Release

Airbus today celebrated the official kick-off of a new technology programme entitled Aircraft WIng with Advanced Technology OpeRation (AWIATOR). Airbus is contributing 60 per cent of the 80 million Euro budget and will provide key parts of the programme management. The four-year project, co-founded ...

Airbus' high-security cockpit doors gain certification

21 May 2002 Press Release

Airbus has today gained certification from the Joint Aviation Authority (JAA) for its new cockpit doors that meet all recently introduced and pre-existing safety and security regulations. The first conversion kits will be available for in-service aircraft from the end of May, while all aircraft fro...

JetBlue grows its all-Airbus fleet by ordering two A320s converts two options into firm orders

30 April 2002 Press Release

New York's jetBlue Airways has converted two more A320 options into firm orders, bringing its total number of A320s on firm order to 76. The two aircraft announced today will be delivered to the airline in December 2002 and May 2003. This is jetBlue's second firm order of the year, follo...

Cyprus Airways' Airbus fleet grows with delivery of its first A319

30 April 2002 Press Release

Cyprus Airways took delivery today of its first A319 in Hamburg, Germany. Together with a second A319 order, this aircraft will join the Larnaca-based carrier's in-service fleet of six A320s. An all-Airbus operator for over ten years, Cyprus Airways will also integrate the long-range widebody...

Cathay Pacific Airways to expand A330 fleet

26 April 2002 Press Release

Cathay Pacific Airways is to further expand its Airbus widebody fleet, with a firm order for an additional three A330-300s. Deliveries of the new aircraft, to be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700s, are scheduled to begin next year.



The Hong Kong-based carrier currently operates 20 A330s and...

China Eastern Airlines orders 20 A320 aircraft from Airbus

16 April 2002 Press Release

China Eastern Airlines signed a contract with Airbus today in Shanghai for the firm order of 20 A320 aircraft, scheduled for delivery from the beginning of 2003. The newly ordered aircraft will be powered by CFM International engines.



The purchase agreement was signed by Ye Yigan, Chairman...

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