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First fatigue tests begin on A380

1 September 2005 Press Release

Fatigue testing on the A380 started two months ahead of schedule today as part of the aircraft's certification programme.

The tests are conducted by IABG at jointly owned IABG and IMA's test laboratory in Dresden. They will artificially recreate 47,500 flight cycles, which correspo...

KLM receives first Airbus A330-200

KLM receives first Airbus A330-200
25 August 2005 Press Release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines took delivery of its first long haul Airbus A330-200 in the course of a ceremony held in Toulouse, France, during which the aircraft was formally handed over to KLM President & CEO, Leo Van Wijk, by Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer Gustav Humbert.

Thi...

CIT becomes new Airbus A350 customer & adds A320 Family orders

18 August 2005 Press Release

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT), a leading provider of commercial and consumer finance solutions, has ordered five Airbus A350-800s, becoming a new customer for the type, as well as placing a repeat order for 24 A320 Family aircraft.

Deliveries of the A320 Family will begin in 2007, and those ...

Airbus and Irkut to evaluate Russian participation in the A350 and future Airbus Aircraft

Airbus and Irkut to evaluate Russian participation in the A350 and future Airbus Aircraft
17 August 2005 Press Release

Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer, and Irkut, the Russian scientific production corporation, today signed a preliminary agreement on Russian participation in A350 development and future Airbus aircraft programmes.

The letter of intent (LOI) confirms Airbus' proposal for Russian...

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