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ALAFCO orders 12 A350s

ALAFCO orders 12 A350s
20 November 2005

ALAFCO, the Kuwait-based international aircraft leasing company, has signed a contract for 12 Airbus A350s with options on six more, reaffirming the commitment that it announced in June.

Start-up airline, Jazeera Airways, orders six A320s

Start-up airline, Jazeera Airways, orders six A320s
20 November 2005

Speaking to the media a few minutes after the final agreement, Gustav Humbert, President and CEO of Airbus and Mr Marwan Boodai, Chairman and CEO of newly formed Jazeera Airways announced a repeat order for six A320s.

Displaying the A380 in Dubai

Displaying the A380 in Dubai
20 November 2005

As the A380 arrived in Dubai on Friday 18 November, it proudly displayed the full Emirate livery with Emirates colours on its tail and the word “Emirates” on a bright red background on its belly.

"Living a dream"

"Living a dream"
19 November 2005

Interview of Matthieu Rouzeval, Flight test engineer

 

For Matthieu Rouzeval, one the recent young recruits of the Airbus flight test team, work combines with pleasure. In his own words, he is “living a dream” ever since he was invited to join the A380 flight test team as a flight test engineer.

"The best aircraft and the best job"

"The best aircraft and the best job"
19 November 2005

Interview of Harry Nelson, Experimental test pilot

 

Harry Nelson, 58, is a new member of the Airbus flight test team and for him this is the best job he could ever have. “I feel so very lucky to fly the A380, the best aircraft and the best job in the world for me!” he said.

Second A380 makes first Dubai appearance

19 November 2005

Just over a month after the maiden flight of the second Airbus A380, the aircraft touched down in Dubai for its first appearance at an air show outside of Europe.