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A380 begins technical route proving in final phase of certification process

31 October 2006 Press Release

The world's largest commercial airliner, the 555 seat Airbus A380, will start its technical route proving exercise on 13th November 2006 to carry out function and reliability tests at key airports around the world. This exercise is the last of the trials required for Type Certification, which i...

Shanghai Airlines becomes new Airbus customer by ordering five A321s

31 October 2006 Press Release

Shanghai Airlines has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of five A321s at the Zhuhai Airshow, making it a new Airbus customer and positioning the airline to become the 11th A320 family operator on the Chinese Mainland.

 

The five A321s are part of the 150 A320 family aircraft order...

Airbus A318 continues steep approach tests for compatibility approval at London City Airport

30 October 2006 Press Release

An Airbus A318 powered by CFM International CFM56-5 engines successfully performed a series of compatibility tests, including steep approaches, at London City Airport on Saturday 28th October, demonstrating the aircraft's good neighbour characteristics. The trials complement those previously ca...

Airbus signs framework agreement with Chinese consortium on A320 Final Assembly Line in China

Airbus signs framework agreement with Chinese consortium on A320 Final Assembly Line in China
26 October 2006 Press Release

Airbus has signed today the Framework Agreement with a Chinese Consortium comprising Tianjin Free Trade Zone (TJFTZ), China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I) and China Aviation Industry Corporation II (AVIC II) in Beijing on the establishment of an A320 Family Final Assembly Line in China. &n...

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