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Press releases from the show

Encounters of the second type

Encounters of the second type
25 February 2006

On Thursday, the A380 performed full airport compatibility tests to allow the Changi airport ground staff to familiarise themselves with the handling of the A380. This is the second time the aircraft comes to Singapore as it landed here in November during its Asia-Australia tour.

Awesome, impressive and spacious

Awesome, impressive and spacious
24 February 2006

By the end of the air show in Singapore, several hundred visitors will have climbed on board the A380. “Impressive” is the most frequent key word used when visitors are asked for their impressions.

Being the eyes of the A380 customers

Being the eyes of the A380 customers
24 February 2006

Seconded from the Airbus Customer Services to the MAP team, Yves Mary, A380 customer focus engineer, has been following the flight tests for the past 18 months to prepare the entry into service of the A380.

Airports ready to “Welcome the A380”

Airports ready to “Welcome the A380”
24 February 2006

Airbus’ A380 product marketing director, Richard Carcaillet, presented a comprehensive overview of the A380 programme during the opening session of the ‘Welcoming the A380 Conference’, which was held from February 22 – 23 at the Singapore Aviation College.

Airbus announces orders for A320 Family aircraft

Airbus announces orders for A320 Family aircraft
23 February 2006

Airbus made two announcements at the air show this morning.

The first one concerns the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding by new low cost airline GoAir for the acquisition of ten A320 Family aircraft plus ten options. [...]

The second announcement concerned low cost carrier Adam Air of I...

Airbus suppliers increase support to Chinese airlines

Airbus suppliers increase support to Chinese airlines
22 February 2006

A traditional signature ceremony was held today at the Asian Aerospace air show when representatives of 23 suppliers and distributors renewed their agreements with CASC/Airbus Customer Services Support in China, in the presence of Laurence Barron, Airbus China President.

Airbus Press Conference at Asian Aerospace ‘06 Showcasing at Singapore the most modern aircraft flying today

Airbus Press Conference at Asian Aerospace ‘06  Showcasing at Singapore the most modern aircraft flying today
22 February 2006

Speaking to the media, Airbus President and CEO Gustav Humbert flanked by COOs Charles Champion and John Leahy, stressed the commercial success of Airbus which achieved record results in 2005, and the warm response of airlines and airports to the A380. The aircraft, which visited Singapore once befo...

Airbus highlights its collaboration with airports

21 February 2006

A key presentation at the ‘Welcoming the A380 Conference’, which will run alongside Asian Aerospace, will highlight Airbus’ collaboration with the airport and ground handling community to ensure A380 compatibility with existing equipment and infrastructure.

The A380 dresses in Singapore Airlines colours

The A380 dresses in Singapore Airlines colours
21 February 2006

The A380 is appearing in full Singapore Airlines livery for the first time at Asian Aerospace.

 

A team of 110 people worked for 54 hours within a three-day slot to apply removable decals prior to the aircraft leaving Toulouse for Singapore.

The A380 which came in from the cold

The A380 which came in from the cold
21 February 2006

The A380 test aircraft, which landed early on Saturday morning in Singapore to fly daily in the Asian Aerospace air show, has just returned from Iqaluit, Canada, where it successfully performed a cold weather test campaign.

The A380: an aircraft that speaks for itself

The A380: an aircraft that speaks for itself
21 February 2006

MAP, a French acronym meaning Mise Au Point, can be translated as engineering support to final assembly line and flight tests. The role of MAP - and of Mark Cousin as head of MAP - is to find solutions to all the minor problems that occur during the testing and production of an aircraft.

Measuring the A380 performance

Measuring the A380 performance
21 February 2006

Flight test engineer Patrick du Che has been working on the A380 programme since September 2004, more particularly in charge of performance. For Patrick who joined Airbus four years ago, the A380 is “a fantastic opportunity”.