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Pratt & Whitney PW6000 powered Airbus A318 earns EASA type certificate

21 December 2005 Press Release

The Airbus A318 powered by the new Pratt & Whitney PW6000 engine has been granted its type certificate by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This follows an extensive flight test period, which started in December 2004 and comprised some 540 flight test hours in around 240 flights.



Airbus inaugurates new "AIRTAC" facility

21 December 2005 Press Release

Airbus inaugurated its new state-of-the-art AIRTAC (Airbus Technical Aircraft-on-ground Centre) support centre. The aim of the AIRTAC team is to minimise on-the-ground-time for aircraft for trouble shooting and repairs.


The new AIRTAC facilities are fitted with the most innovative technology and le...

Airbus places additional work packages with Russian manufacturers

21 December 2005 Press Release

As part of its commitment to broaden industrial co-operation with Russia, Airbus is placing additional large work packages for aircraft of the A320, A330/A340 and A380 Families with two Russian companies - IRKUT Scientific Production Corporation and Voronezh Aircraft Production Association (VASO). T...

Airbus A318 Elite sales reach double-figures with new order

Airbus A318 Elite sales reach double-figures with new order
20 December 2005 Press Release

Sales of the Airbus A318 Elite have reached double-figures with a further five firm orders from an undisclosed multinational corporation. The deal takes A318 Elite sales to 13 aircraft plus eight options, and those of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family to more than 60.


All five A318 Elites ...



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