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Start of A380 major component assembly in Hamburg

25 August 2003 Press Release

On Monday, Airbus started assembly work on the first A380 fuselage section in Hamburg. This will take place in the Major Component Assembly (MCA) hall, which has been specially built for this purpose and was inaugurated on 21 May in the presence of the Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. By the end...

Frontier Airlines orders 15 more A319

21 August 2003 Press Release

Consistent with its commitment to the Airbus A320 Family of aircraft and a with a Letter of Intent previously announced by the airline, U.S. low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines has placed a firm order for 15 new A319s. The Denver-based carrier currently operates 19 A319s and took delivery of the firs...

Airbus unveils first A380 centre wingbox

19 August 2003 Press Release

The first major section of the A380 ? the centre wingbox ? was unveiled today on the Airbus site of Nantes where it was produced. From a technical point of view, the structure, a key section of the aircraft located at the junction between the wings and the fuselage, is a world?s first, with over 40...

China's flag carrier Air China receives first A319

15 July 2003 Press Release

Air China, the flag carrier of the People?s Republic of China, has taken delivery of its first A319 at the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany. This is the very first aircraft of the A320 Family ever delivered to Air China. The ferry flight will take the aircraft to Xiaoshan International Air...

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