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Airbus signs MOU with NDRC to formalise Airbus A350XWB work package to Chinese aviation industry

26 November 2007 Press Release

Airbus signed today a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to formalise the commitment of allocating five per cent of the A350XWB airframe to the Chinese aviation industry.

The MOU was signed by Chen Deming, Vice Minister of NDRC, a...

Airbus A318 powered by CFM56 engines approved for steep approach

23 November 2007 Press Release

The A318 and the A318 Elite fitted with CFM International CFM56 engines were approved for the Steep Approach landing capability by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on November 19

KLM signs follow-up contract for two A330s

KLM signs follow-up contract for two A330s
22 November 2007 Press Release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has signed a contract for the acquisition of two further A330-200s plus an option on two, herewith bringing their total A330 fleet to 12 aircraft. This acquisition is part of the longer term fleet renewal and expansion plans of KLM.

The A330s, powered by CF6-80E(1A3)...

US Airways expands Airbus A330 aircraft order

US Airways expands Airbus A330 aircraft order
21 November 2007 Press Release

US Airways is expanding its A330 fleet with the purchase of five more A330-200 passenger aircraft. This firm order is in addition to the 92 Airbus aircraft, including 10 A330-200s ordered by US Airways in October of this year.

"The A330-200 with its superior range relative to our existing fl...

A380 confirmed quietest long range aircraft in the skies

21 November 2007 Press Release

Airbus has received validation in November 2007 for the external noise values of the A380 powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 engines from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). External noise certification is part of the process for the joint EASA an...

Industrial accident at Airbus facility - Saint Martin site

16 November 2007 Press Release

Following the regrettable accident that occurred at the Airbus Saint-Martin site (close to Toulouse) yesterday 15

Industrial accident at Airbus facility

15 November 2007 Press Release

Airbus deeply regrets to confirm that an accident occurred at its Saint-Martin site in Toulouse this afternoon.

 

Airbus ends the 10th Dubai Airshow with record orders

Airbus ends the 10th Dubai Airshow with record orders
14 November 2007 Press Release

Airbus ended the 10

Hainan Airlines takes delivery of their first A330

Hainan Airlines takes delivery of their first A330
14 November 2007 Press Release

 

 

Nile Air decides to buy nine Airbus A321 aircraft

Nile Air decides to buy nine Airbus A321 aircraft
14 November 2007 Press Release

New Egyptian airline Nile Air has agreed to buy nine Airbus A321 aircraft. The privately owned regional carrier signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus to base its future fleet on the A321 aircraft. 

Airbus alternative fuel group release

13 November 2007 Press Release

Qatar Airways, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Fuel Company (WOQOD), Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Shell International Petroleum Company limited and the Qatar Science and Technology Park sign agreement to study benefits of Synthetic Jet Fuel.

 

Five new A330 wide-body aircraft for Oman Air

Five new A330 wide-body aircraft for Oman Air
13 November 2007 Press Release

Oman Air has signed a firm contract with Airbus for five new aircraft from the A330 Family. The order is for three A330-300s and two A330-200s. No engine choice has been made.

Pakistan' s Airblue expands fleet with Airbus A320

Pakistan' s Airblue expands fleet with Airbus A320
13 November 2007 Press Release

Airblue, Pakistan's fastest-growing airline has signed a firm contract for eight Airbus A320s, taking their total order for the A320 Family to 14. In late November 2006, Airblue signed firm contracts for six Airbus A320s.

Al Jaber Aviation orders two Airbus A318 Elites and expresses interest in two Airbus A380s

13 November 2007 Press Release

Al Jaber Aviation, a member of the Al Jaber Group, has placed a firm order for two Airbus A318 Elites and has signed a letter of interest for two Airbus A380s.

?The letter of interest for the A380 is very preliminary at the present time,? says John Leahy, Chief Operat

Yemenia orders ten Airbus A350 XWBs

Yemenia orders ten Airbus A350 XWBs
13 November 2007 Press Release

Yemenia, the official carrier of the state of Yemen, based in Sanaa, has signed a firm contract for ten Airbus A350 XWB aircraft as part of its long haul fleet modernization programme. The selection of the A350-800 by the airline followed a thorough evaluation of the aircraft and its competitor.

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Saudi Arabian Airlines chooses the Airbus A320 for fleet renewal

Saudi Arabian Airlines chooses the Airbus A320 for fleet renewal
12 November 2007 Press Release

Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudi Arabia?s national airline, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 22 Airbus A320 aircraft as part of the fleet modernisation plans. The agreement allows Saudia to increase the order by eight further A320s.

HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal places first order for A380 flying palace

HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal places first order for A380 flying palace
12 November 2007 Press Release

HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding company, has signed a firm order with Airbus for an A380 Flying Palace, becoming the first customer for the VIP version of the new double-deck airliner.

New aircraft lessor DAE Capital buys 100 Airbus aircraft

12 November 2007 Press Release

DAE Capital, the aircraft leasing and financing division of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to buy 100 aircraft from Airbus. The order is for 70 A320 Family and 30 A350 XWB Family aircraft.

Air Arabia spreads its wings with 34 new Airbus A320s

Air Arabia spreads its wings with 34 new Airbus A320s
12 November 2007 Press Release

 

 

Airbus A320 Family first to be approved for new precision Microwave Landing System

12 November 2007 Press Release

Airbus' A320 Family obtained Category IIIb approval for the first time on a commercial aircraft, for a new precision approach and landing system called the Microwave Landing System (MLS) that increases airport capacity. The approval was granted by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Fir...

National Air Services (NAS) firms up purchase of 20 A320 Family aircraft

National Air Services (NAS) firms up purchase of 20 A320 Family aircraft
11 November 2007 Press Release

Riyadh based National Air Services (NAS) has signed a firm contract to buy 20 Airbus A320 Family aircraft for the company?s budget airline arm, nasair, following an earlier agreement signed at the 47th International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget. The agreement includes 18 purchase rights.

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C-Jet orders an Airbus ACJ

C-Jet orders an Airbus ACJ
11 November 2007 Press Release

C Jet Limited, the aviation company of a private individual based in Hong Kong, has placed a firm order for an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), becoming a new customer.

C Jet Ltd?s Airbus ACJ will feature a luxurious interior based on the Prestige cabin-concept, which

Emirates Airline buys 65 Airbus A350s and 11 additional A380s

Emirates Airline buys 65 Airbus A350s and 11 additional A380s
11 November 2007 Press Release

After an intensive evaluation process, Dubai based Emirates Airline has signed a firm contract for 81 Airbus wide-body aircraft (50 Airbus A350XWB 900 plus 20 -1000, and 11 additional A380s) in an agreement which could eventually rise to 131 aircraft. The order  was signed at the 10

Singapore Airlines is first to sign up for new Airbus service for the A380

9 November 2007 Press Release

Singapore Airlines is the first customer for A380 Flight Hour Services, a new Airbus support package designed to provide airlines with enhanced maintenance and logistics support for spare parts and services for their A380s. The agreement signed with Singapore Airlines is for an initial ten year per...

A380 world tour continues with the first visit to Montreal

7 November 2007 Press Release

The Airbus A380 will continue its world tour with a visit to Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport - in Quebec (Canada), on 12th November 2007.

The world's largest commercial airliner, which is also the most technically advanced and environmentally friendly civil aircraf...

International Lease Finance Corporation concludes revision of its original 16 aircraft A350 order to 20 A350 XWBs

26 October 2007 Press Release

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) and Airbus have concluded a revision of ILFC's original 16 A350 order to 20 A350 XWBs. The revised agreement by the world's largest commercial leasing company by fleet value, and a subsidiary of American International Group, Inc, is for both the -800 an...

VIVACE R&T project delivers major improvements for future product development

17 October 2007 Press Release

The Airbus co-ordinated "Value Improvement through a Virtual Aeronautical Collaborative Enterprise" (VIVACE) Research and Technology project focuses on simulation and modelling techniques for aeronautical products during their design and development phases with the objective of reducing development ...

VistaJet orders three Airbus Corporate Jetliners

16 October 2007 Press Release

VistaJet, the Swiss-headquartered VVIP charter company with operations in Austria, Germany and soon in Asia, has ordered three Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJs), becoming a new customer.



With the acquisition of these three Airbus ACJs, VistaJet will expand its fleet to a total of 31 aircraf...

Airbus delivers first A380 to Singapore Airlines: New chapter in aviation history

Airbus delivers first A380 to Singapore Airlines: New chapter in aviation history
15 October 2007 Press Release

Airbus has officially handed over the first A380 to Singapore Airlines in a ceremony held at its Delivery Centre Toulouse, France in the presence of over 500 guests. The aircraft was officially handed over to Chew Choon Seng, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Singapore Airlines by Airbus President...

First A380 to be delivered to Singapore Airlines on Monday, 15th October

12 October 2007 Press Release

In line with the previous announcements, Airbus will celebrate the first A380-Megaliner-handover to first customer Singapore Airlines on Monday, 15th October, with a dedicated delivery ceremony from 10.00 to 11.30 am CET (Central European Time). The exclusive event - hosted by Singapore Airlines, Ro...

Grupo Marsans to order a total of 61 aircraft including four A380s and ten A350 XWBs

11 October 2007 Press Release

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

Wizz Air orders an additional 50 Airbus A320 aircraft

Wizz Air orders an additional 50 Airbus A320 aircraft
10 October 2007 Press Release

Wizz Air, the Central and Eastern Europe based low cost airline, has signed a firm contract with Airbus for an additional 50 A320s, taking the total orders of the airline up to 82 A320 aircraft.

The contract represents the largest ever order in the region for a single Airbus type, and will e...

Tiger Airways confirms order for 30 more A320 aircraft

Tiger Airways confirms order for 30 more A320 aircraft
9 October 2007 Press Release

Tiger Airways, Asia Pacific's fast growing low-fare carrier, has signed a contract for an additional 30 Airbus A320s and 20 options. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the Paris Airshow in June 2007.Tiger Airways currently operates a fleet of nine A320s, with 11 more to be delivered ...

Key Power8 milestone achieved: Airbus implements new, fully integrated and trans-national organisation

Key Power8 milestone achieved: Airbus implements new, fully integrated and trans-national organisation
9 October 2007 Press Release

The Airbus top management team completed a series of large management briefing sessions at its major sites Toulouse, Hamburg, Filton and Getafe and via world-wide video-conferences dedicated to present and explain the details of the fully integrated and trans-national "New Airbus" organiza...

GoAir takes delivery of first A320 from Airbus

GoAir takes delivery of first A320 from Airbus
5 October 2007 Press Release

GoAir, 'The Fly Smart Airline', based in Mumbai, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft purchased directly from Airbus. The aircraft powered by CFM International engines was handed over to GoAir in a ceremony in Toulouse.

The delivery is the first from an agreement for a tot...

US Airways firms up order for 92 Airbus aircraft; order includes 22 A350 XWBs

US Airways firms up order for 92 Airbus aircraft; order includes 22 A350 XWBs
5 October 2007 Press Release

Following an agreement announced in June 2007, US Airways has now signed the contract for the purchase of 92 Airbus aircraft, including: 18 A350-800s, 4 A350-900s, 10 A330-200s, and 60 A320 Family aircraft. The airline is slated to receive its first A350 in 2014 with deliveries running through 2017....

Ural Airlines signs a firm order for seven Airbus A320s

4 October 2007 Press Release

Ural Airlines, one of the leading Russian airlines, has signed a firm contract for the first time with Airbus, for the acquisition of seven A320s. It comes as a confirmation of the Memorandum of Understanding that was announced in June 2007 at the Paris air show. With this deal, Ural Airlines become...

Vietnam Airlines to acquire 10 A350 XWB and 20 additional A321 aircraft

Vietnam Airlines to acquire 10 A350 XWB and 20 additional A321 aircraft
1 October 2007 Press Release

Vietnam Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 10 A350-900 XWBs, as well as for 20 additional A321s. With this further commitment for Airbus aircraft, Vietnam Airlines becomes a strategic customer for the A350 XWB programme. Furthermore, with this commitment for the A350 and for...

British Airways to buy 12 Airbus A380 aircraft for long haul fleet

British Airways to buy 12 Airbus A380 aircraft for long haul fleet
27 September 2007 Press Release

 

 

Airbus ACJ Family reaches milestone of 100 sales

Airbus ACJ Family reaches milestone of 100 sales
24 September 2007 Press Release

The Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family has reached the milestone of 100 sales, worth $5.5 billion based on list prices, just ten years after programme launch in 1997.

 

Initially comprising just one model, the Airbus ACJ, which evolved into a corporate jet from

Airbus A380 MSN009 to embark on route proving tours

24 September 2007 Press Release

Airbus' A380 MSN009 test aircraft, powered by the new Engine Alliance GP7000 engines will embark on a series of four tours as part of its technical route proving. During this certification exercise, which aims at accumulating 150 hours of "typical airline" continuous operation, the A380 will vi...

Airbus updates on selection of partner for sites

24 September 2007 Press Release

Airbus CEO Tom Enders today informed the Airbus European Works Council that the company has made good progress over the last few months in its efforts to select partners for the A350 XWB programme, who would also take over some of Airbus' current sites.

Never before in its history has t...

BAA Jet Management to increase Airbus fleet with A318 Elite

24 September 2007 Press Release

BAA Jet Management Ltd is to acquire an Airbus A318 Elite, adding to the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) that it ordered earlier this year and ensuring that it will have a strong presence at the upper end of the top-of-the-line business jet market.



The deal highlights the ACJ Family's ...

Airbus launches a new systems Enhancement Package for In-Service A320 Family aircraft

24 September 2007 Press Release

Airbus has developed a comprehensive avionics enhancement package for A320 Family aircraft called the In-Service Enhancement Package (ISEP) This new package will help A320 Family operators adapt their fleet to compete in the increasingly challenging market conditions of today.



ISEP is a com...

Lufthansa and Swiss order additional Airbus aircraft

Lufthansa and Swiss order additional Airbus aircraft
20 September 2007 Press Release

Lufthansa German Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines have signed a contract with Airbus for nine A330-300s and 32 A320 family aircraft. Of the 32 Airbus A320 family aircraft, 30 (six A319s, four A320s and 20 A321s) will allow Lufthansa to further modernise its fleet and expand its network, wh...

Jetalliance Group places repeat order for Airbus ACJ

19 September 2007 Press Release

The Jetalliance Group of Vienna has placed a repeat order for an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), adding to its previously ordered Airbus ACJ and three A318 Elites.

Like its other aircraft the new Airbus ACJ will feature a VIP cabin and be powered by CFM56-5 engines.

Jetalliance Flug...

CSA Czech Airlines orders another eight A320 Family aircraft

CSA Czech Airlines orders another eight A320 Family aircraft
13 September 2007 Press Release

The Czech national carrier CSA Czech Airlines has purchased a further eight A319s, firming up options placed in the initial contract signed with Airbus in April 2005. CSA has now firmly ordered a total of 20 Airbus single aisle aircraft and holds another four on option.

CSA Czech Airlines ha...

Hong Kong Airlines seals Airbus deal at Asian Aerospace

12 September 2007 Press Release

Hong Kong Airlines has signed a firm contract with Airbus for 30 A320 Family aircraft, 20 A330s and one ACJ, herewith firming up an initial commitment announced at Le Bourget Airshow in Paris in June. Engine choices have yet to be finalised.

Since the company was established in 2001, Hong Ko...

Airbus top management team confirmed

12 September 2007 Press Release

Two weeks after his arrival in Toulouse, Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Enders has appointed his top management team.

The new Airbus Executive Committee (EC) will comprise nine members, three less than previously. Confirmed EC Members are Chief Operating Officer (COO)...

Brazilian airline TAM takes delivery of its first A321s

Brazilian airline TAM takes delivery of its first A321s
11 September 2007 Press Release

Leading Brazilian carrier TAM Linhas Aéreas has taken delivery of its first two A321s.

TAM's new A321s are powered by International Aero Engines V2500s and seat 220 passengers in a single -class layout.

TAM already operates an Airbus fleet of 86 aircraft comprising 15 A319s, 61 ...

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