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Dubai 2005 Airshow

The “Empress of the sky”

The “Empress of the sky”
23 November 2005

“Here she comes, the empress of the skies,” exclaims the commentator as the A380 rolls and takes-off on the Dubai airport runway. Every afternoon the aircraft takes to the sky, performing steep climbs, sharp turns and low speed fly-passes with a light grace amazing in an aircraft this size.

Dubai training centre passes 1,000th trainee milestone

Dubai training centre passes 1,000th trainee milestone
23 November 2005

The Airbus trainer being demonstrated on the stand at Dubai Airshow was the background today of a ceremony for the 1,000th trainee to undertake training at the Dubai training centre, an A33O pilot for Qatar Airways.

VIP and executive jet operators to benefit from the ACJ family’s commonality

VIP and executive jet operators to benefit from the ACJ family’s commonality
23 November 2005

National Air Services’ acquisition of 10 A318 Elite aircraft confirms the attractiveness of this newest Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) family member for VIP operations, and further consolidates Airbus’ position in the international marketplace for high-end executive and private jets.

ILFC announces order for 12 A350s

ILFC announces order for 12 A350s
22 November 2005

Airbus CEO and President Gustav Humbert and John Plueger, President and CEO of ILFC announced an order for 12 A350s at a press conference at the Dubai Airshow today.

Airbus expects another record year in 2005

Airbus expects another record year in 2005
21 November 2005

With a record number of orders, a record number of deliveries and a record backlog, Airbus CEO faces the future confidently.

Kingfisher Airlines announces order for 30 A320 Family aircraft

Kingfisher Airlines announces order for 30 A320 Family aircraft
20 November 2005

Announcing a new order for 30 new A320s, Dr Vijay Mallya, Chairman and Managing Director of Kingfisher Airlines, highlighted the explosive growth of aviation in India and the importance of planning for the future.