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Airbus A380 fatigue test reaches 15,000 flight cycles

19 July 2006 Press Release

The Airbus A380 fatigue-test reached an important milestone this week by passing 15,000 simulated flights. This is three times the 5,000 flights needed for certification. In total 47,500 flights will be simulated to test the fatigue strength of the A380 structure, which corresponds to two-and-a-half...

Seven major European aerospace manufacturers sign LoI on a Clean Sky joint technology initiative

Seven major European aerospace manufacturers sign LoI on a ?Clean Sky? joint technology initiative
19 July 2006 Press Release

Seven major European aerospace manufacturers - Airbus SAS, Dassault Aviation, Eurocopter SAS, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Rolls-Royce plc, Safran and Thales - have signed a letter of intent in a Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) that works on the preparation of an innovative "Clean Sky&...

Japan?s RIMCOF and Airbus agree to conduct a cooperative study for structural health monitoring technology development

18 July 2006 Press Release

Japan's R & D Institute of Metal and Composites for Future Industries (RIMCOF) and the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus have agreed to conduct a cooperative study for development of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) technology. It is the first time for RIMCOF to conduct a joint stu...

Air Caraïbes signs for an additional A330-300

18 July 2006 Press Release

Air Caraïbes signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of an additional A330-300, to cope with growth on its transatlantic routes. The aircraft will be delivered in November 2008.

Air Caraïbes currently operates two A330-200s and one A330-300, which was put into service two weeks ago. T...

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