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Malaysia Airlines goes for Airbus A380

10 January 2003 Press Release

Malaysia Airlines will become a new Airbus A380 operator. The airline's parent company Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad (PMB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus to acquire six Airbus A380-800 passenger aircraft which will be leased to the Malaysian flag carrier.


Qantas flies Airbus A330 nonstop from Europe to Australia

9 January 2003 Press Release

Qantas has made the longest flight ever by an Airbus A330-200 - nonstop from Toulouse, France, to Melbourne, Australia - covering a distance of almost 17,000 km in a flight time of 20 hours and 4 mins.


The flight is believed to have set two new records in its class ? a distance without landing of 1...

Airbus celebrates launch of new technology programme

1 July 2002 Press Release

Airbus today celebrated the official kick-off of a new technology programme entitled Aircraft WIng with Advanced Technology OpeRation (AWIATOR). Airbus is contributing 60 per cent of the 80 million Euro budget and will provide key parts of the programme management. The four-year project, co-founded ...

Airbus' high-security cockpit doors gain certification

21 May 2002 Press Release

Airbus has today gained certification from the Joint Aviation Authority (JAA) for its new cockpit doors that meet all recently introduced and pre-existing safety and security regulations. The first conversion kits will be available for in-service aircraft from the end of May, while all aircraft fro...


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