Press releases

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

Air One orders A350s and A330s

Air One orders A350s and A330s
4 June 2008 Press Release

Air One, the fast-growing Italian airline, has signed a firm order with Airbus for 12 A350-800s, plus 12 options, and 12 A330-200s, plus eight options. The Rome based airline, the second largest in Italy, will use these aircraft to develop a comprehensive long-haul route network, which will compleme...

Airbus selects Diehl / Thales as preferred bidder for Laupheim site

31 May 2008 Press Release

Airbus has selected Diehl / Thales as preferred bidder for its Laupheim site.  Teams on both sides will now enter into negotiations on remaining details and take the next steps including confirmatory due diligence to achieve a final agreement as soon as possible.

Airbus deploys two aircraft to help Chinese earthquake relief efforts

KD Avia commits to 25 Airbus A320 Family aircraft

29 May 2008 Press Release

KD Avia, a fast growing Russian airline, has placed a commitment with Airbus for the purchase of 25 A319s, thus becoming a new Airbus customer. The agreement was signed at the International Berlin Airshow taking place from 27th May to 1st June.

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Gulf Air orders 35 Airbus single aisle widebody aircraft

Gulf Air orders 35 Airbus single aisle widebody aircraft
28 May 2008 Press Release

National carrier of Bahrain, Gulf Air has placed a firm order with Airbus for 35 aircraft. The order comprises 15 A320 single aisle aircraft and 20 A330-300s. The contract was signed by Björn Näf, Gulf Air CEO, and Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO, at the Berlin Air show.

British Airways buys two Airbus A318s for London City Airport services

27 May 2008 Press Release

British Airways has signed a firm contract with Airbus for two Airbus A318 aircraft to launch services between London City Airport, in central London, and New York. The A318 is the most modern and largest aircraft certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the steep approach procedu...

Jet Airways gets Airbus A330-200 aircraft at the Berlin Air show

27 May 2008 Press Release

 

 

Airbus first public presentation of A320 fuel cell demonstrator at Berlin Airshow

Airbus first public presentation of A320 fuel cell demonstrator at Berlin Airshow
26 May 2008 Press Release

 

 

Airbus contributes to Chinese earthquake stricken areas and commits to further long-term support

20 May 2008 Press Release

Airbus has donated RMB five million in cash to help the refugees affected by the severe earthquake, which occurred in south western China last week. The donation was made through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China at a meeting in Beijing between Airbus CEO Tom Enders and officials of Ministry ...

Jetalliance Group orders more Airbus ACJ family aircraft

20 May 2008 Press Release

The Jetalliance Group of Vienna has placed a repeat order for one Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) and two A318 Elites, adding to the orders that it has previously placed for the family.

Like its other aircraft the new Airbus ACJ will feature a VIP cabin and be powered by CFM International CF...

MAZ Aviation commits to six Airbus A350 XWB Prestiges

20 May 2008 Press Release

MAZ Aviation has placed a commitment for six Airbus A350 XWB Prestiges to serve its customers, in what is the first deal for the type in the Middle East. The deal is also the largest single deal ever for Airbus corporate jetliners, and comprises one A350-800 and five A350-900s.

All six Airbu...

Airbus highlights innovation and career opportunities at ILA 2008 Berlin Air Show

15 May 2008 Press Release

Airbus will this year again participate in the ILA Berlin Air Show from 27th May to 1st June. The leading European aircraft manufacturer will showcase one member of each of its three highly successful aircraft families: the A380, the first large ultra long-range double-decker, which will take part i...

Airbus chooses Spirit AeroSystems for A350 centre fuselage frame

15 May 2008 Press Release

Airbus has awarded the contract for the design and manufacture of the lower composite centre fuselage frame of its new A350 XWB aircraft to U.S. company Spirit AeroSystems of Wichita, Kansas. The contract is one of many announced recently for the newest member of the Airbus fleet, and is further evi...

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13 May 2008 Press Release

 

 

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13 May 2008 Press Release

 

 

Airbus and Latecoere discontinue negotiations on sites divestment

7 May 2008 Press Release

Airbus and Latecoere have terminated negotiations regarding the sale of the Airbus sites in Meaulte and Saint Nazaire Ville since a viable solution could not be finalised within the required time frame, in particular due to the current difficult financial environment. However, Airbus intends to keep...

Airbus opens modern material and logistics centre in the Middle East

29 April 2008 Press Release

Airbus Material and Logistics Centre in the Middle East has been officially opened at the Dubai Airport Free Zone in the United Arab Emirates in a ceremony with his Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO.


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Tunisair chooses Airbus to modernise and expand its fleet with A350s, A330s and A320s

29 April 2008 Press Release

North African airline Tunisair has signed a letter of acceptance of the Airbus proposal for the acquisition of three A350-800s, three A330-200s and ten A320s, as part of an important fleet development plan that will modernise and expand the fleet of this growing airline. With this acquisition, Tunis...

Boeing and Airbus join forces to improve aviation's environmental performance

Boeing and Airbus join forces to improve aviation&apos;s environmental performance
22 April 2008 Press Release

Boeing and Airbus have signed an agreement to work together to ensure global interoperability in Air Traffic Management as part of an effort to help reduce the impact of aviation on the environment. The companies will seek the acceleration of improvements to the world's air transportation manag...

Low dollar and high metal prices lead Airbus to increase aircraft list prices

22 April 2008 Press Release

Airbus today announced a general price increase for its aircraft. On top of the 2.74% normal escalation for the year 2007, the price increase comprises an additional two million US Dollars per single-aisle aircraft and four million US Dollars per wide-body long range and A380 Family aircraft. The ne...

Airbus and Pratt & Whitney to test Geared Turbofan concept

21 April 2008 Press Release

As part of Airbus' routine and on-going research into new technologies for the long term, Airbus and Pratt & Whitney announce an agreement to flight test a technology demonstrator version of Pratt & Whitney's new Geared Turbofan? engine. The tests will be performed on Airbus' own A340...

World's first trial of a new flight procedure that reduces fuel burn and emissions during cruise

World&apos;s first trial of a new flight procedure that reduces fuel burn and emissions during cruise
16 April 2008 Press Release

The partners of an Airbus-led project called CRISTAL ITP (In-trail Procedure) successfully carried out the world's first in-flight demonstration of a flexible new procedure for oceanic airspace that saves fuel and reduces emissions during
cruise.

The new in-trail procedure will enabl...

Aer Lingus orders Airbus A350-900s and more A330-300s

11 April 2008 Press Release

Aer Lingus, Ireland's national carrier, has become the latest airline to place a firm order for the all-new A350 XWB. In its biggest ever acquisition for long-haul aircraft, the Irish airline has received shareholder approval to purchase six A350-900s, along with six additional A330-300s, confirming...

Airbus wins two awards at Aircraft Interiors Expo

2 April 2008 Press Release

Airbus has won two Crystal Cabin Awards at this year's Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany for two cabin system innovations it has developed.



Airbus' Universal Wireless Backbone System won the award in the entertainment and communication category and it's sustainable ...

Airbus initiates a potential new industry standard for galleys

1 April 2008 Press Release

SPICE (SPace Innovative Catering Equipment) is a new galley concept developed by Airbus that is the result of extensive investigation into the needs and requirements of the airline community. The benefits of the SPICE are so significant that Airbus believes the concept has the potential to become...

Airbus continues site divestment strategy despite stop of preferred bidder negotiations with OHB / MT Aerospace

27 March 2008 Press Release

Airbus has terminated negotiations with the OHB / MT Aerospace consortium regarding the sale of the Airbus sites in Nordenham, Varel and the EADS site in Augsburg since a viable industrial and financial solution was not achievable.

"We have always said that we will only go for economically a...

AirAsia X orders 10 additional Airbus A330 aircraft

27 March 2008 Press Release

AirAsia X, the new long-haul low cost-carrier within the AirAsia Group, has signed a firm contract for an additional 10 A330-300s, which brings the airline's total order to 25 A330 aircraft. In June 2007, AirAsia X placed a first order to 15 A330s.

The agreement was signed by Azran Osma...

Airbus showcases new A350 XWB cabin at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2008

26 March 2008 Press Release

Airbus showcases the new A350 XWB cabin at this year's Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg/Germany (April 1-3, 2008) on its stand located in Hall A3 (Stand 3D15). Visitors will discover the attributes of the A350 XWB cabin interior in a new mock-up, displayed for the first time at an exhibition....

Airbus continues talks on site divestment in all three countries

21 March 2008 Press Release

Airbus wishes to clarify that it is continuing with the negotiations for the divestments of sites in France, Germany and the UK. The sites concerned are Filton (wing component part) in the UK, St Nazaire-Ville and Meaulte in France, Varel, Nordenham and Laupheim as well as the Augsburg site of EADS,...

More than 900 aircraft will be needed within next 20 years in Russia

12 March 2008 Press Release

The Russian airlines will need more than 900 passenger aircraft over the next 20 years in response to the strong growth in this market, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF).

The Russian passenger aircraft fleet of 100 seats or more is expected to grow strongly from 528...

Airbus attends FIDAE Airshow with A380 aircraft

12 March 2008 Press Release

Airbus will be present at the FIDAE Airshow 2008, the "Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio", taking place in Santiago de Chile from 31st of March to 6th of April. On this occasion an A380 development aircraft will take part in the daily flying demonstrations and can also be viewed at the stat...

CIT orders 15 A320 Family aircraft and five A330s

12 March 2008 Press Release

CIT Aerospace, a business unit of CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT), a leading global commercial finance company, has signed a firm contract for 15 A320 Family aircraft and five A330-200s.

Including the order announced today, CIT has ordered a total of 189 Airbus aircraft (152 A320 Family aircraft,...

Airbus delivers third A380 to Singapore Airlines

Airbus delivers third A380 to Singapore Airlines
11 March 2008 Press Release

The third production Airbus A380 (MSN006) was handed over to Singapore Airlines on 11th March. Equipped with four Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines, the third aircraft for the first A380 operator follows the delivery of the first A380 (MSN003) on 15th October 2007 and second delivery (MSN005) on 11th Ja...

U.S. Air Force selects KC-30 Tanker based on A330 MRTT

29 February 2008 Press Release

 

 

A320 successfully completes first test flight powered by new IAE Select One engines

A320 successfully completes first test flight powered by new IAE Select One engines
27 February 2008 Press Release

As part of Airbus' commitment to offering its customers the most eco-efficient aircraft and also to driving down aircraft related maintenance costs, the Airbus A320 test aircraft successfully performed the first in a series of test flights on 26th February, powered for the first time by Interna...

BOC Aviation signs firm order for five A330-200F aircraft

22 February 2008 Press Release

BOC Aviation, the leading Asia-based aircraft leasing company, has signed a firm contract for five A330-200F all-cargo aircraft. The agreement was signed during the 2008 Singapore Airshow.

Previously known as Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise, BOC Aviation is headquartered in Singapore, ...

Avianca takes delivery of first Airbus A320 Family aircraft

22 February 2008 Press Release

Avianca took delivery of the first of three Airbus A320s it has leased from CIT International, at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France. This paves the way to the subsequent delivery of 47 A320 Family aircraft (32 A320s and 15 A319s) the Colombian flag-carrier has directly ordered from Airbus as p...

Emission free power for civil aircraft: Airbus successfully demonstrates fuel cells in flight

19 February 2008 Press Release

Airbus has successfully tested a fuel cells system in flight. For the first time on a civil aircraft this innovative energy source powered the aircraft's back-up hydraulic and electric power systems. The test conducted in February is part of Airbus' overall plans for an eco-efficient aviat...

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