Press releases

Hamburg International orders two additional aircraft and receives its first Airbus A319

24 January 2008 Press Release

Hamburg International has signed a new firm order for a further two A319s today while taking delivery of its first A319. The aircraft, powered by CFM-56 engines from CFM International, was handed over to the airline's management team Christoph von Saldern, Norbert Grella and Klaus Schlichtmann ...

TACA orders 15 A320 Family aircraft

TACA orders 15 A320 Family aircraft
24 January 2008 Press Release

TACA, a leading Latin American airline, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 15 additional A320 Family aircraft (12 A320s and three A319s). The aircraft will be configured in a comfortable two-class layout. Engine decision has not yet been announced.

TACA already successfully opera...

China Airlines orders up to 20 A350 XWB for their future medium capacity long-haul fleet

China Airlines orders up to 20 A350 XWB for their future medium capacity long-haul fleet
22 January 2008 Press Release

China Airlines, Taiwan's largest carrier, has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of 14 A350-900 and taken another six on option. The new generation medium capacity long-haul aircraft is being acquired by China Airlines as part of their future fleet modernisation programme.

Ch...

Brazilian carrier TAM signed a firm contract for 22 A350 XWBs, four additional A330-200s and 20 additional A320 Family aircraft

Brazilian carrier TAM signed a firm contract for 22 A350 XWBs, four additional A330-200s and 20 additional A320 Family aircraft
21 January 2008 Press Release

Leading Brazilian carrier TAM Linhas Aéreas has firmed up its order for 22 A350 XWBs and for four additional A330-200s. The airline based in São Paulo has furthermore added another 20 A320 Family aircraft to the initial order. TAM, Airbus' biggest customer in the southern hemisphere, now has the lar...

Airbus 2007 results

16 January 2008 Press Release

2007 was another record year for the air transportation industry and for Airbus.

Airbus announces plans for A330 Freighter final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama

14 January 2008 Press Release

Airbus today announced a commitment to establish an A330 Freighter aircraft final assembly line (FAL) in Mobile, Alabama, if Northrop Grumman (supported by Airbus's parent company, EADS) receives the order to build aerial refuelling tankers from the United States Air Force. If established, the ...

Airbus delivers second A380 to Singapore Airlines

11 January 2008 Press Release

The second production Airbus A380 (MSN005) was handed over to Singapore Airlines on 11

AWAS orders 75 Airbus A320 Family aircraft

9 January 2008 Press Release

The Dublin based lessor AWAS has signed a firm contract for 75 A320 Family aircraft bringing their Airbus portfolio to a total of 145, comprising single aisle and long-range aircraft. This is the first order announced by Airbus this year.

Being one of the three largest aircraft leasing compa...

Vietnam orders 10 A350 XWB and 20 additional A321 aircraft

21 December 2007 Press Release

Vietnam Airlines and Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Company look to the future with Airbus

EADS and Airbus select preferred bidders for site divestments

19 December 2007 Press Release
  • Latécoère selected for Méaulte and St. Nazaire Ville
  • MT Aerospace (OHB Technology) selected for Nordenham, Varel and Augsburg
  • GKN selected for Filton

Tiger Airways looks to the future with fleet of 70 A320 aircraft

Tiger Airways looks to the future with fleet of 70 A320 aircraft
18 December 2007 Press Release

Tiger Airways, Asia-Pacific's fast growing low-fare carrier, has signed a contract with Airbus for an additional 20 A320s, which will take its fleet up to 70 aircraft. This announcement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 50 A320s in June 2007, with the first 30 of th...

Qantas takes delivery of Airbus' 5,000th aircraft

Qantas takes delivery of Airbus' 5,000th aircraft
14 December 2007 Press Release

Qantas and Airbus today celebrated another major milestone in the airframe manufacturer's relatively short but successful existence - the delivery of its 5,000th aircraft, an A330-200, to Qantas at a special ceremony in Toulouse.

Established in 1921, Qantas is one of the world's ol...

Engine Alliance powered Airbus A380 receives joint EASA & FAA Type Certification

Engine Alliance powered Airbus A380 receives joint EASA & FAA Type Certification
14 December 2007 Press Release

The A380 powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 engines received joint European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type Certification on 14th December 2007.

 

Airbus has introduced an eco-efficient aircraft painting process

14 December 2007 Press Release

Airbus, the world's largest commercial aircraft manufacturer, offers a new two coat aircraft painting process that uses less paint, requires less time to apply and helps to reduce aircraft cleaning.



The first customer aircraft painted in this new, state-of-the-art way is the 5000th Air...

Airbus brings maintenance training closer to customers through its MRO Network

13 December 2007 Press Release

Airbus is extending the scope of the Airbus MRO Network in a new area with the creation of the Airbus Maintenance Training Network. As part of its commitment to providing customers with a full range of proximity services, this initiative has been designed to make access to Airbus Maintenance trai...

5,000th Airbus aircraft to be delivered to Qantas

5,000th Airbus aircraft to be delivered to Qantas
13 December 2007 Press Release

Airbus will celebrate tomorrow another major milestone in its relatively short but successful existence - the delivery of its 5,000th aircraft, an A330-200, to Australian customer, Qantas, at a special ceremony in Toulouse.

Thirty three years ago, in May 1974, Airbus delivered its very f...

Finnair orders one more A330-300 for long-haul fleet

Finnair orders one more A330-300 for long-haul fleet
12 December 2007 Press Release

Finnair today has placed a firm order with Airbus for an additional A330-300 long-range aircraft for delivery in spring 2009. This new order brings the total number of Finnair's Airbus wide-body aircraft to 22, including seven A330-300s, four A340-300s and eleven A350 XWB. They contribute t...

Saudi Arabian Airlines firm up contract for Airbus A320

Saudi Arabian Airlines firm up contract for Airbus A320
11 December 2007 Press Release

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), Saudi Arabia's national airline, has signed a firm contract with Airbus for 22 A320 aircraft, as part of its fleet modernisation plan. This follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed at the 10th Dubai Airshow in November 2007. The agreement allows Saud...

China Airlines chooses Airbus A350 XWB for their future medium capacity long-haul fleet

11 December 2007 Press Release

China Airlines, Taiwan's largest carrier, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Airbus for the acquisition of 14 A350-900 plus an additional six on option. The new generation medium capacity long-haul aircraft has been selected as part of their future fleet modernisation programme.

C...

Libyan Airlines confirms order for 15 Airbus aircraft including A350s, A330s and A320s

Libyan Airlines confirms order for 15 Airbus aircraft including A350s, A330s and A320s
10 December 2007 Press Release

Libyan Airlines has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 15 Airbus aircraft, including four A350-800s, four A330-200s and seven A320s, thus confirming its initial agreement signed in June this year. The Libyan flag carrier will use the new aircraft to replace and expand its existing fleet. <BR...

Afriqiyah Airways confirms order for six A350s

Afriqiyah Airways confirms order for six A350s
10 December 2007 Press Release

Afriqiyah Airways has signed a firm contract with Airbus for the purchase of six A350-800s for its long-term expansion plan. This comes in addition to the 14 A320 Family aircraft and three A330-200s this young and dynamic airline from Libya already has on order.

With deliveries to Afriqi...

Cathay Pacific adds eight A330 aircraft to Airbus fleet

Cathay Pacific adds eight A330 aircraft to Airbus fleet
6 December 2007 Press Release

Cathay Pacific Airways has signed a contract with Airbus to further expand its A330 widebody fleet with the addition of eight A330-300 aircraft. The new aircraft, powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines, are scheduled for delivery before the end of 2012.

The Hong Kong based carrier, togethe...

AirAsia to become largest airline customer for A320 aircraft

AirAsia to become largest airline customer for A320 aircraft
5 December 2007 Press Release

AirAsia, the region's largest low-cost carrier, has placed a firm order for an additional 25 A320s. The latest contract brings AirAsia Group's (Malaysia AirAsia, Thai AirAsia and Indonesia AirAsia) total orders to 175 A320 aircraft and makes it the largest airline customer for this particu...

Airbus A318 approved for Head Up Display

3 December 2007 Press Release

The A318 and the A318 Elite fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW6000 engines were approved for the new technology Digital Head Up Display (HUD) System on 23rd November by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This approval will subsequently be extended to the other members of the A320 Family with c...

Hawaiian Airlines choose Airbus A350 XWB and A330 aircraft for long-haul fleet

Hawaiian Airlines choose Airbus A350 XWB and A330 aircraft for long-haul fleet
29 November 2007 Press Release

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., Hawaii's largest airline, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for six Airbus A350 XWB-800s and six A330-200s, selecting Airbus aircraft for the first time in their history.

 

TAP takes delivery of their first new A330

26 November 2007 Press Release

TAP Portugal has taken delivery of its first own A330-200. The aircraft powered, by General Electric CF6-80 engines was handed over to the Chief Executive Officer of TAP, Fernando Pinto, in a ceremony held in Toulouse. The aircraft will seat 268 passengers in a two-class configuration, and will join...

TAP to acquire up to 15 A350XWBs and eight additional A320s

TAP to acquire up to 15 A350XWBs and eight additional A320s
26 November 2007 Press Release

TAP Portugal has signed a firm contract for 12 A350XWBs, plus three options, and a letter of intent for an additional eight A320 Family aircraft. The Lisbon based airline herewith converts its initial order for the A350, placed in December 2005, into the new A350XWB, and has, simultaneously, increas...

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

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&apos; 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

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