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Airbus pays tribute to 100th anniversary of first Wright flights in Europe - A380 low pass fly-by over Hunaudieres horse-racing track, Le Mans

8 August 2008 Press Release

On 8th August at around 17:00 an Airbus A380 will perform a low pass fly-by over Hunaudières horse-racing track at Le Mans. This is to pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the first European flights by Wilbur Wright on 8th August 1908 at Le Mans. A commemorative celebration will be held on the si...

Airbus sells Laupheim site to Diehl/Thales

1 August 2008 Press Release

Diehl and Thales have signed a contract for the purchase of Airbus' site in Laupheim. From October 1st, all operational business and assets of the Laupheim site will be transferred to Diehl/Thales. The Airbus plant in Laupheim employs a total of 1,100 employees and has currently an annual reven...

Airbus delivers first A380 to Emirates Airline

28 July 2008 Press Release

Emirates Airline has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380 aircraft in an historic delivery ceremony with over 500 guests in Hamburg, Germany. The first customer A380 powered by Engine Alliance engines, was presented to Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Sae...

Emirates Airline buys 60 Airbus wide-body aircraft

Emirates Airline buys 60 Airbus wide-body aircraft
28 July 2008 Press Release

Dubai based Emirates Airline has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for 30 Airbus A350XWB plus 30 A330-300s. The agreement was signed between Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group and Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO on the occasion of their firs...

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