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Airbus delivers 12 A380s in 2008

Airbus delivers 12 A380s in 2008
30 December 2008 Press Release

Airbus today reached its target of delivering 12 A380 aircraft in 2008, bringing the total number of A380s delivered to date to 13.

The first A380 was delivered to Singapore Airlines on 15th October 2007, with five more delivered to the airline in 2008. Qantas received three A380s in 2008, a...

Overwhelming participation in "Fly Your Ideas" Airbus competition

18 December 2008 Press Release

 The international competition "Fly Your Ideas" launched by Airbus on 14th October 2008 is proving to be a great success. The competition challenged student teams worldwide to come up with innovative ideas to shape the future of aviation and to develop eco-efficient ideas to br

Airbus undertakes Blended-Winglet evaluation on A320

Airbus undertakes Blended-Winglet evaluation on A320
17 December 2008 Press Release

Airbus has started flight-testing of Blended Winglet devices on an Airbus A320. The Blended Winglet technology, developed by Aviation Partners Inc. (API), has been specially adapted for these tests on the A320 Family.

The objective of these tests and the subsequent evaluation is to identify ...

Uzbekistan Airways orders four A320s

Uzbekistan Airways orders four A320s
17 December 2008 Press Release

Uzbekistan's national carrier, Uzbekistan Airways, signed a firm contract for the purchase of four A320 aircraft as part of the modernisation of its medium range fleet. In addition to six A320s already acquired by the airline in June 2007, this order will further enlarge the airline's A320...

BAA Jet Management is first with A318 Elite in Asia

BAA Jet Management is first with A318 Elite in Asia
5 December 2008 Press Release

BAA Jet Management Ltd of Hong Kong has taken delivery of its first managed Airbus aircraft, an A318 Elite, becoming the first to operate the type in the Asian region.

The Airbus A318 Elite - the first to be registered in the People's Republic of China - is now based at Shenzen and is a...

Airbus Corporate Foundation takes off

Airbus Corporate Foundation takes off
2 December 2008 Press Release

Airbus has established the "Airbus Corporate Foundation" aimed at facilitating charitable activities worldwide under one roof within an international network of employees, associations and international organizations. The Airbus Corporate Foundation started its operations on 1st December, ...

Arik Air receives first A340-500

Arik Air receives first A340-500
1 December 2008 Press Release

Arik Air, the fast growing private airline based in Lagos, Nigeria, received its first A340-500 today at a ceremony at the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The ceremony was conducted by John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers, and Arik Air Chairman Sir J.I.A Arumemi-Johnson in t...

Al Jaber Aviation orders more Airbus ACJ family aircraft

Al Jaber Aviation orders more Airbus ACJ family aircraft
17 November 2008 Press Release

Al Jaber Group's new aviation division, Al Jaber Aviation (AJA), has placed a new firm order for two Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJs) and revealed a previously undisclosed order for two A318 Elites, adding to a previous deal for two A318 Elites. The order makes AJA the largest single customer ...

Comlux orders extra Airbus A320 Prestige

Comlux orders extra Airbus A320 Prestige
17 November 2008 Press Release

Comlux Aviation, the VVIP charter division of Comlux The Aviation Group, has ordered a second A320 for its VVIP operation, consolidating its role as the largest operator of the Airbus ACJ Family.

The new Airbus A320 will help to meet demand from the important Middle East market, and compleme...

Air Arabia confirms the purchase of 10 new Airbus A320s

Air Arabia confirms the purchase of 10 new Airbus A320s
12 November 2008 Press Release

Air Arabia (PJSC), the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, has signed a firm contract for 10 additional A320 aircraft. The contract follows one for 34 Airbus A320s signed at the end of 2007.

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Chairman, Air Arabia...

Grupo Marsans places a firm order for a total of 61 aircraft, including four A380s and ten A350s

7 November 2008 Press Release

Grupo Marsans, the largest tourism and transport group in Spain and fourth in Europe, has signed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 61 Airbus aircraft including four A380s, ten A350-900s, five A330-200s and 42 A320 Family aircraft (of which 12 A319s, 25 A320s and five A321s). These aircraf...

BOC Aviation orders 20 A320 family aircraft

4 November 2008 Press Release

BOC Aviation, the Singapore-based aircraft leasing unit of Bank of China, has placed additional firm orders with Airbus for 20 A320 Family aircraft. The announcement was made today at the Zhuhai Air Show in China.

"Our latest orders reflect ongoing demand for leased aircraft from the A320 Fa...

AirAsia X takes delivery of first A330

AirAsia X takes delivery of first A330
31 October 2008 Press Release

AirAsia X, the long haul low cost unit of the Malaysia-based AirAsia Group, has taken delivery of its first new A330-300. The aircraft was handed over at a special ceremony at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse today in the presence of the Malaysian Minister of Transport, Dato? Ong Tee Keat.

Airbus takes part in the European City of Science at the Grand Palais in Paris, from 14 to 16 November 2008

28 October 2008 Press Release

Airbus will be taking part in the European City of Science between 14 and 16 November 2008, at the Grand Palais in Paris. Airbus will present research and innovation projects, carried out in European partnerships, as part of Airbus' eco-efficient commitment to the environment.

Organised...

Airbus celebrates first anniversary of A380 entry into service

25 October 2008 Press Release

Today, the A380, flagship of the 21st century, celebrates the first anniversary of its entry into service. The first A380 was handed over to Singapore Airlines on 15th October 2007. Their new ?Queen of the Skies? entered service on 25th October 2007 with a special charity flight between Singapore...

Croatia Airlines to acquire four additional A320 family aircraft

Croatia Airlines to acquire four additional A320 family aircraft
22 October 2008 Press Release

Croatia Airlines, the flag carrier of the Republic of Croatia, has signed a firm contract with Airbus for the purchase of four A319s to add to its growing medium haul fleet aircraft. The new A319s will join its eight A320 Family aircraft already in operation.

Croatia Airlines' A319s wil...

Airbus kicks off long term flight test research into new engine architectures with Pratt and Whitney?s Geared Turbofan concept

Airbus kicks off long term flight test research into new engine architectures with Pratt and Whitney?s Geared Turbofan concept
14 October 2008 Press Release

As part of Airbus' on-going, extensive research and development into future technology options, Airbus and Pratt & Whitney (P&W) have commenced a series of flight tests to evaluate the 'PurePower' PW1000G technology demonstrator engine which features P&W's patented &a...

Airbus challenges students to shape the world of aviation

14 October 2008 Press Release

Airbus is launching an international competition "Fly Your Ideas" for student teams worldwide to come up with innovative ideas to shape the future of aviation and help to enhance the sector's eco-efficiency. The objective: creating more value with less impact on the environment.
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Volaris takes delivery of its first Airbus A320

13 October 2008 Press Release

Volaris, a Mexican low-fare airline based in Toluca, Mexico, has received its first Airbus A320 from Airbus. The aircraft was handed over to Dr. Pedro Aspe, Chairman of Volaris, at a ceremony held in Toulouse in the presence of Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders. In January 2006, Volaris had signed...

Avianca takes delivery of its first Airbus A330-200

3 October 2008 Press Release

The Colombian flag carrier Avianca took delivery of its first Airbus A330-200 today. This A330 is the first of ten aircraft of this type to be delivered to the prestigious airline. This aircraft is part of an Avianca order for 57 Airbus aircraft, which was signed in May 2007, and includes 47 Airbus ...

Airbus takes part in the first European meeting of young apprentices

2 October 2008 Press Release

During the major European apprenticeship festival being held on 2 and 3 October at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, bringing together 13,000 young European apprentices, a delegation of thirty people, including about twenty apprentices from Airbus' various European sites (French, B...

Arik Air orders three A340-500 Airbus aircraft

30 September 2008 Press Release

Arik Air, the growing private airline based in Lagos, Nigeria, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of three Airbus A340-500s. This order makes Arik Air the 10th and latest customer for the A340-500.

The acquisition of the new A340s is an important step in the airline&apos;s g...

Airbus at the Champs-Elysees for the centenary of the French aeronautical industry

30 September 2008 Press Release

To celebrate the centenary of the aeronautical industry in France, and subsequently the centenary of GIFAS (French Aerospace Industries Association), Airbus will exhibit on the Champs-Elysées and the Place de la Concorde a large number of emblematic parts of the "Airbus Family" produced on the aircr...

Airbus and CAAC sign MoU on safety cooperation

29 September 2008 Press Release

Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on safety cooperation with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on 28th September in Tianjin, China. The MoU covers a five-year cooperation program in the areas of rules and regulations training for Chinese aviation authorities, maintena...

First Airbus final assembly line outside Europe inaugurated in Tianjin, China

First Airbus final assembly line outside Europe inaugurated in Tianjin, China
28 September 2008 Press Release

Airbus, today, officially opened its first final assembly line outside of Europe. The Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, together with the Party's Secretary of Tianjin, Zhang Gaoli and Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders inaugurated the Airbus A320 Family Final Assembly Line in Tianjin, China (FALC) at a g...

First Airbus A380 delivered to Qantas

19 September 2008 Press Release

Australia?s flagship airline, Qantas, has received the first of 20 Airbus A380s on order, at a ceremony in Toulouse, France. The Rolls-Royce powered aircraft was handed over to Qantas Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Dixon and Qantas CEO-Designate, Alan Joyce by Tom Enders, Airbus President and

Air Caraibes launches the A350-1000 in Europe

15 September 2008 Press Release

French Caribbean carrier Air Caraïbes has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three A350-1000 aircraft, and is with this purchase decision becoming the European launch customer for the largest version of the A350 XWB.

The aircraft will be operated on the airline's network from Paris...

Airbus to provide total support package for Singapore Airlines' leased A330 fleet

15 September 2008 Press Release

Airbus has finalised a Total Support Package (TSP) agreement with Singapore Airlines to maintain its future fleet of 19 A330 aircraft.



The TSP, which will be performed by Airbus Customer Service, will provide fleet management in addition to line and base maintenance as well as full compone...

Airbus concluded negotiations to sell its wing component and assemblies manufacturing unit at Filton to GKN

15 September 2008 Press Release

Airbus and GKN have signed a contract under which GKN will purchase the wing component and assemblies manufacturing unit based at Airbus' site at Filton, near Bristol, UK. This will result in all operational business, assets and activities, within the parameters agreed, being transferred to GKN...

Airbus announces Power 8+

9 September 2008 Press Release

Airbus has presented today to its European Work Council (ECA) the Power8+ programme. It is designed to deliver cost savings of ? 650 Mio. in 2012, adding to the Power8 target of ? 2.1 bn for 2010. Power8+ will be partly achieved by extending the Power8 initiatives up to 2012 (? 350 Mio.) and partly ...

Afriqiyah Airways receives first Airbus A319

8 September 2008 Press Release

Afriqiyah Airways from Libya took delivery of its first medium range Airbus A319. This A319 is the first of three aircraft of this type to be delivered to the young and dynamic airline, and is part of an order signed in 2006, which also includes 11 A320s and three long range A330-200s. To date two A...

CIT Aerospace orders ten more Airbus single-aisle aircraft

4 September 2008 Press Release

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE CIT), a leading global commercial finance company, has signed a firm contract with Airbus for a further ten A320 Family aircraft. With this order, the total number of aircraft in the Airbus order book for the CIT Group now stands at 199 aircraft, comprising 157 A320 Family aircr...

Stefan Schaffrath, nuevo Responsable de Relaciones con los Medios Maggie Bergsma será su Adjunta

29 August 2008 Press Release

Stefan Schaffrath (41) ha sido nombrado nuevo Responsable de Relaciones con los Medios en Airbus S.A.S., efectivo a partir del 1 de septiembre de 2008. En este cargo será responsable de la gestión y coordinación de las actividades de prensa de Airbus en todo el mundo y actuará como portavoz de la co...

Stefan Schaffrath new Head of Media Relations; Maggie Bergsma as Deputy

29 August 2008 Press Release

Stefan Schaffrath (41) has been appointed new Head of Media Relations at Airbus S.A.S., effective 1 September 2008. In this position he will be responsible for the management and coordination of the Airbus' press activities worldwide and act as the company?s spokesperson. Maggie Bergsma (42) is...

Grupo Marsans takes delivery of their first Airbus A330-200

28 August 2008 Press Release

Grupo Marsans, Spain's largest tourism and transport group, has taken delivery of its first directly purchased Airbus A330-200 aircraft for its subsidiary Air Comet. The aircraft was formally handed over to Gonzalo Pascual, President of Grupo Marsans and Ignacio Pascual, CEO of Air Comet, in a ...

Airbus pays tribute to 100th anniversary of first Wright flights in Europe - A380 low pass fly-by over Hunaudieres horse-racing track, Le Mans

8 August 2008 Press Release

On 8th August at around 17:00 an Airbus A380 will perform a low pass fly-by over Hunaudières horse-racing track at Le Mans. This is to pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the first European flights by Wilbur Wright on 8th August 1908 at Le Mans.

A commemorative celebration will be held o...

Airbus sells Laupheim site to Diehl/Thales

1 August 2008 Press Release

Diehl and Thales have signed a contract for the purchase of Airbus' site in Laupheim. From October 1st, all operational business and assets of the Laupheim site will be transferred to Diehl/Thales.

The Airbus plant in Laupheim employs a total of 1,100 employees and has currently an annu...

Airbus delivers first A380 to Emirates Airline

28 July 2008 Press Release

 

 

Emirates Airline buys 60 Airbus wide-body aircraft

Emirates Airline buys 60 Airbus wide-body aircraft
28 July 2008 Press Release

Dubai based Emirates Airline has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for 30 Airbus A350XWB plus 30 A330-300s. The agreement was signed between Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group and Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO on the occasion of the

First aircraft sections arrive at A320 Final Assembly Line in Tianjin

25 July 2008 Press Release

The first aircraft sections for the new Airbus single-aisle assembly line in Tianjin arrived at the A320 Final Assembly Line (FAL) site in the early morning of 25th July.



Six jigs loaded with parts for an A320, coming from the Airbus production sites in Europe, departed from Hamburg on a c...

AEROFUND II: 75 million euros fund for the aeronautical sector

22 July 2008 Press Release

Airbus, the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and the Safran Group announced the launch of the AEROFUND II equity fund, capitalized at 75 M? intended for the French aeronautical sector. The signature of the memorandum of understanding took place on the Airbus A380 Jean Luc Lagardère assembly site i...

Airbus granted a European Production Organisation Approval (POA)

21 July 2008 Press Release

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted Airbus a single Production Organisation Approval (POA), which replaces the previous four Airbus POAs issued by the French, German, Spanish and UK Civil Aviation Authorities.



The Airbus single POA is both a driver for the harmonisation o...

Synergy Aerospace A350 XWB en

Airbus announces orders worth over US$ 40 billion at Farnborough Airshow

Airbus announces orders worth over US$ 40 billion at Farnborough Airshow
17 July 2008 Press Release

Airbus announced transactions covering 256 aircraft, valued at US$ 40.5 billion at the 2008 Farnborough Air Show. These transactions include firm orders for 247 aircraft and nine commitments. This also reflects a strong aerospace market despite the global economic uncertainties.

Alis Aerolinee Italiane selects A330-200F en

Alis Aerolinee Italiane selects A330-200F en
17 July 2008 Press Release

Alis Aerolinee Italiane, an Italian cargo start-up company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for the acquisition of five A330-200 Freighter aircraft, plus three options. An engine choice has not been made yet.

Airbus supports the Green Wave campaign

Airbus supports the Green Wave campaign
16 July 2008 Press Release

 

 

AerCap becomes launch customer for new Airbus A320/A321 freighter

AerCap becomes launch customer for new Airbus A320/A321 freighter
16 July 2008 Press Release

Netherland based leasing company AerCap today signed a firm contract with Airbus Freighter Conversion GmbH (AFC) to convert 30 of AerCap's passenger A320/A321s into freighter aircraft (P2F).

"The A320 and A321P2Fs are setting new standards in the feeder freighter market", says ...

Airbus and HAIG set up joint venture in China

16 July 2008 Press Release

Airbus China Limited and Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Company Limited (HAIG) today entered into a framework contract for a Joint Venture Manufacturing Centre in Harbin, China to produce aircraft composite material parts and components.

 

Asiana Airlines orders 30 Airbus A350 aircraft

Asiana Airlines orders 30 Airbus A350 aircraft
16 July 2008 Press Release

Asiana Airlines of South Korea has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of 30 A350 XWB aircraft, plus 10 options. Delivery of the aircraft will begin in 2016 and the airline will take a combination of all three variants of the A350. The carrier will operate the aircraft on its regio

Airbus recognises suppliers for best in-service performance for customer support

Airbus recognises suppliers for best in-service performance for customer support
15 July 2008 Press Release

Airbus recognises its top performing suppliers in its Annual Supplier Support Rating, which reflects the results of the 2007 Customer satisfaction Rating process for Suppliers In-service Support Performances.

This process developed by Airbus identifies Suppliers perfo

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