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04 August 2005
Commercial Aircraft

A320 operator base continues to expand rapidly


Chinese low-cost carrier United Eagle has become the latest operator of A320 Family aircraft, joining nine other carriers that have been added to the ranks in 2005.

The A320 Family, which passed the 2,500th delivery milestone in July, has acquired ten new operators in 2005, the latest of which was Chinese Low Cost Carrier, United Eagle.

In Asia-Pacific, the new operators include United Eagle and China Spring, P.R.China's first private carriers, Shenzhen Airlines also of P.R.China, Cebu Pacific in the Philippines, Freedom Airlines of New Zealand and India's Kingfisher.

In Europe, Donbassaero of the Ukraine became the sixth operator of the A320 Family aircraft in the CIS, and Volare in Italy started A320 operations. Elsewhere, the Brazilian Air Force and one unnamed Customer put Airbus Corporate Jetliners into service for the first time.

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