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Some 22,700 new aircraft worth US$2.6 trillion required to meet fleet modernisation and growth

22 November 2006 Press Release

Between 2006 and 2025, some 22,700 new passenger and freight aircraft valued at US$2.6 trillion will be required by aircraft operators, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast. This represents an increase of some 5,400 aircraft compared with the previous one.

 

Of the newly produ...

TAM signs contract for the acquisition of 37 additional Airbus aircraft

16 November 2006 Press Release

Brazil's largest airline, TAM has signed a firm contract with Airbus for the acquisition of

37 additional Airbus aircraft and 12 options (12 A319s, 16 A320s, three A321s and six A330s). With this new order TAM's fleet, directly acquired from Airbus, will reach 115 aircraft.

 

Since 1998, T...

Airbus A380 beats expectations during heavy crosswind tests in Iceland

16 November 2006 Press Release

The world's largest commercial airliner, the 555-seat A380, successfully completed crosswind tests in extreme wind conditions at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, on Friday 10th November. A minimum of 23 knots (42 km/h) crosswind must be demonstrated at take off and landing for its Type Certificatio...

TAROM of Romania receives its first new Airbus A318

15 November 2006 Press Release

Romanian national carrier TAROM received the first of four A318 aircraft at a delivery ceremony in Hamburg on Wednesday 15th November.

 

This A318 aircraft is equipped with flexible seating that can be configured to provide a two or single class layout. The two class layout will comprise 14 busines...

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