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The Airbus A380 takes off from Toulouse on first passenger flight

4 September 2006 Press Release

 

The Airbus A380 took off from Blagnac International Airport in Toulouse at 09:58 am local time this morning with 474 passengers on board for the first in a series of four long flights or ?Early Long Flights?. During the flights, the passengers, comprised of Airbus employees and cabin experts,...

Appointment of new heads for A380 and A320 programmes

4 September 2006 Press Release

 

Mario Heinen (50) has been appointed Senior Vice President and Head of the A380 Programme with immediate effect. Mr Heinen has until now lead the Single Aisle Programme, and previously headed the Airbus Delivery Centres in Toulouse and Hamburg. He joined Airbus in 1999 coming from Lufthansa ...

US Airways orders more A321s

31 August 2006 Press Release

US Airways Group has placed a new firm order for seven A321-200 model aircraft. It has simultaneously converted eight pre-existing A320 Family orders (for seven A319s and one A320) to eight A321s. The airline has not yet announced its engine selection for these aircraft. Each of the 15 new A321s wil...

Cathay Pacific celebrates 100th aircraft delivery when taking another Airbus A330

Cathay Pacific celebrates 100th aircraft delivery when taking another Airbus A330
29 August 2006 Press Release

Cathay Pacific Airways celebrated the 100th aircraft to join its fleet by taking delivery of an Airbus A330-300 at a ceremony at the manufacturer's base in Toulouse, France. The aircraft was presented in special livery to mark the achievement and named "Progress Hong Kong." A further five A330-...

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