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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'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...

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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

Aeroflot orders five Airbus A321s

Aeroflot orders five Airbus A321s
15 July 2008 Press Release

Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of five A321 aircraft to add to its growing medium haul fleet. The contract was signed at the 46th Farnborough International Airshow.

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Airbus signs cooperation agreement with Blue Sky Alliance for consumables, expandables and standard hardware service

Airbus signs cooperation agreement with Blue Sky Alliance for consumables, expandables and standard hardware service
15 July 2008 Press Release

During the Farnborough Airshow, Airbus signed a cooperation agreement with Blue Sky Alliance, covering the distribution of Consumables, Expendables and Standard Hardware (CES) for Airbus aircraft.

Blue Sky Alliance GmbH is a joint venture of three leading distributors

Aviation Capital Group to acquire 23 additional A320 Family aircraft

Aviation Capital Group to acquire 23 additional A320 Family aircraft
15 July 2008 Press Release

United States based lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG) has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 23 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. With this contract, the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific LifeCorp will have ordered 68 A320 Family aircraft since March 2007 and will have 148 A320 Fam

Qatar Airways to acquire four additional Airbus A321s

Qatar Airways to acquire four additional Airbus A321s
15 July 2008 Press Release

Qatar Airways, the national airline of Qatar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the purchase of four Airbus A321 aircraft. The agreement was signed at a ceremony at the 46th

Airbus single-aisle family "approved" for on-board mobile phone system

15 July 2008 Press Release

 

 

Aircraft lessor DAE Capital signs firm order for 100 Airbus aircraft

15 July 2008 Press Release

DAE Capital, the aircraft leasing and financing division of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 30 Airbus A350-900 and 70 Airbus A320 aircraft. The contract follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed at the Dubai air show in November 2007.

Tunisair places firm order with Airbus for A350s, A330s and A320s

Tunisair places firm order with Airbus for A350s, A330s and A320s
15 July 2008 Press Release

North African airline Tunisair, celebrating its 60th

Airbus' order backlog increasing further during the first six months of 2008

Airbus' order backlog increasing further during the first six months of 2008
14 July 2008 Press Release

 

 

VSMPO signs agreement on titanium E

14 July 2008 Press Release

VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation, the Russian Titanium manufacturer, Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer, and its shareholder EADS, the European Aerospace and Defense Company, signed a framework agreement on titanium supply.

 

Saudi Arabian Airlines orders eight A330s

Saudi Arabian Airlines orders eight A330s
14 July 2008 Press Release

Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudi Arabia?s national airline, has signed a firm contract with Airbus for eight A330-300 wide body aircraft, as part of its fleet modernisation plan.

Etihad Airways buys 55 Airbus aircraft, including the A380 and A350

Etihad Airways buys 55 Airbus aircraft, including the A380 and A350
14 July 2008 Press Release

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 20 A320s, 25 A350 XWBs and 10 Airbus A380 aircraft.  The agreement was signed by James Hogan, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways and Tom Enders, Airbus President and CE

New appointments at Airbus

10 July 2008 Press Release

Mario Heinen (52) has been appointed Executive Vice President, Head of the trans-national Centre of Excellence (COE) Fuselage and Cabin with immediate effect. This follows the departure of Rüdiger Fuchs who wishes to pursue other opportunities outside of Airbus. With his wide ranging industrial expe...

A380 delivery centre Hamburg

A380 delivery centre Hamburg
4 July 2008 Press Release

Airbus officially opened a new A380 Delivery Centre today at the manufacturer?s site in Hamburg, Germany. During the ceremony, Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO, named the building after Jürgen Thomas, the former head of the Airbus Large Aircraft Division, who was in charge of the developm

Airbus selects lead logistics and transport providers

30 June 2008 Press Release

Airbus has selected Kuehne+Nagel as lead logistics provider and DHL as lead transport provider, becoming Tier 1 partners for Airbus. The decision is a significant step towards the integration of Airbus and will allow a further harmonization and optimisation of Airbus' logistics and r

Airbus transports first aircraft segments to assembly line in China

Airbus transports first aircraft segments to assembly line in China
24 June 2008 Press Release

Airbus has started transporting the first aircraft segments to the new single-aisle assembly line in Tianjin, China. The assembly process of the first aircraft, which is for Sichuan Airlines, will start in August 2008. Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled for the first half of 2009.

Middle East client orders two Airbus A318 Elites

16 June 2008 Press Release

A Middle East customer has placed a firm order for two A318 Elites, highlighting the growing success of the newest and most affordable member of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family.

Both aircraft will feature the classic VIP cabin created by Lufthansa Technik in partnership with Airbu...

Air Astana signs a firm order for six A320s

11 June 2008 Press Release

Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of six A320s, as part of its expansion programme on domestic and medium-haul routes. The contract, which is the airline?s first with Airbus, confirms the Memorandum of Understanding which was announced in Decembe...

Second A380 Ro-Ro vessel

Second A380 Ro-Ro vessel
11 June 2008 Press Release

 

The second roll-on and roll-off (RoRo) sea vessel designed to transport sections of the A380 between manufacturing countries has been officially named

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